Are you looking for the ultimate spot for peace, quiet and plenty of lovely walks? In this article, we’ve compiled a list of five North York Moors hotels that we love and think you will too.
The North York Moors is a stunning natural landscape, boasting miles and miles of pristine terrain complete with beautiful secret pathways, a wide variety of fascinating wildlife, and expansive heather moorland. It’s one of our favourite regions to visit for a variety of reasons.
For one, it’s much quieter than the Lake District or Peak District, even during the busiest months of the year. The North York Moors is unspoilt, magical, remote and still has that traditional charm which has become lost in other National Parks in the UK. If you’re looking for a peaceful break in remote surroundings, but still a short drive to the hustle and bustle of Whitby, these hotels in the North York Moors are worth considering for your next break.
1. The Mallyan Spout Hotel, Goathland
- Short walk from Mallyan Spout waterfall.
- Plenty of local walks.
- Onsite restaurant.
The Mallyan Spout Hotel is a charming 19th-century country house that boasts stunning gardens and breathtaking views of the Esk Valley. This North York Moors hotel is well located just a short walk from the Mallyan Spout waterfall. The spacious and modern rooms are tastefully decorated and complete with en suite bathrooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Located in the stunning North York Moors, The Mallyan Spout is the perfect base for scenic walks and outdoor adventures in the surrounding countryside.
2. Inn on the Moor Hotel, Goathland
- Close to the village of Goathland.
- Peaceful home-from-home style hotel.
- Friendly, accommodating staff.
The Inn on the Moor Hotel is a charming and welcoming place to stay in the village of Goathland. This hotel is a hidden gem, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome upon arrival. You can relax by the cosy log fire and enjoy some delicious home-baked treats or catch up with friends over a meal from the carefully crafted menu. The locals are always happy to share stories and tips about the area’s rich history and stunning natural beauty. With over a century of farming experience, the staff know all the best spots for picnics and the tastiest local delicacies.
3. Royal Oak Inn, York
- Breakfast included.
- 17th-century country inn.
- Pet friendly room.
This charming 17th-century country inn is in the picturesque village of Gillamoor, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It offers eight en-suite bedrooms with flat-screen televisions, tea and coffee-making facilities, and fresh linen and towels. The superior room boasts a super-king size bed and a spacious en-suite, while the other rooms include four doubles, one super-king bed (or a twin), one king-size bed, and one twin room. The ground floor double room is pet-friendly for those travelling with a furry friend.
4. The Fox & Hounds Inn, Ainthorpe
- Onsite drying facilities and cycle store.
- Dark skies friendly site.
- Perfect for exploring the Cleveland Way.
The Fox & Hounds at Ainthorpe is a traditional country inn from 1555. It is in the heart of the North York Moors and offers 10 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a popular bar and restaurant, and spacious outdoor seating. Guests can enjoy doorstep access to local footpaths, national trails, bridleways, and cycle routes. Travellers tackling long-distance routes like Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast or the Cleveland Way National Trail will appreciate the onsite drying facilities and secure cycle store. The inn also provides a pick-up and drop-off service for smaller groups, an early breakfast option and a pack-up lunch for your onward journey. As an accredited Dark Skies Friendly site, The Fox & Hounds offers breathtaking scenery at night and during the day. Guests can enjoy night torches, binoculars, and sky maps.
5. YHA Helmsley, York
- Affordable accommodation with shared and private rooms.
- Camping options.
- Close to York to explore the city and the North York Moors.
YHA Helmsley is considered an ideal base for those who want to experience the stunning scenery and history of the North York Moors, the charming attractions of Yorkshire’s coastline, or the city of York. It is located in one of the prettiest market towns in North Yorkshire and is overflowing with history, heritage, and unrivalled scenery. Guests love YHA Helmsley for its WiFi, free parking on premises, restaurant, and many tourist attractions on the doorstep. It’s great for mountain biking and road cycling. If you’re happy to share, dorm rooms have multiple beds, ideal for budget breaks. Private rooms offer the hostelling experience with more privacy, while private en-suite rooms allow you to enjoy your space with bathroom facilities. Pitch-up camping is also available for those who want to bring their tent and get closer to the great outdoors.
Each hotel offers a unique experience with great amenities and picturesque views. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, a hotel on this list is perfect. We hope this guide helps you plan your next trip to the North York Moors so you can create lasting memories.