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Bay Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby

North Yorkshire

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Customer Rating: (23 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • Hotel includes a lounge and entertainment room, offering a variety of performers
  • A few minutes walk from the town centre
  • The restaurant and bar offer spectacular cliff-top views
  • Local attractions include: Whitby Abbey ruins, the Twin Piers, the Captain Hook Memorial Museum and more
  • Other attractions include the historic Quayside, the Royal Crescent, the Magpie Cafe

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Hotel information

Whitby is a traditional maritime town and with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, it is a great place for a holiday or short break.

Overlooking Whitby, with breathtaking views of Whitby Abbey and the sea, the Royal is steeped in intriguing history and heritage. Many of the hotel bedrooms are front facing and have superb views thanks to the hotel’s cliff top position. This is an extremely popular hotel that offers a warm and friendly welcome and great hospitality.

You can enjoy a great variety of evening entertainment throughout the year and marvellous views from the comfortable restaurant and bar. The Royal is in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the famous harbour and shops where you’ll also find the best fish and chips anywhere has to offer!

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. On street parking is usually available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

Great for

  • Walking
  • History
  • Culture
  • Gardens

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Premier Room

Typical Premier Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.

  • En-suite with separate bath and shower
  • Luxurious four poster bed
  • 32 inch digital flat screen television
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Standard Plus Room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone
  • The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom.

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical standard room at our hotel

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


Sat astride the Esk Estuary on Yorkshire's coast and backed by the North York Moors. Whitby is a charming old fishing town overlooked by its abbey ruins.

How to get there

By Car:

From Pickering: Take the A169 to reach the A171. Turn right onto A171, signposted for Whitby. On approaching the town follow signs for the West Cliff. The hotel is on the West Cliff, opposite the Whale Bones. From Middlesbrough: Take the A171, signposted for Whitby then follow directions above. From Scarborough: Take the A171, signposted to Whitby. On approaching the town, cross the bridge over the river and follow signs to town centre. Bear left to reach the roundabout. Take the second exit past Harrison's Garage, then take the first right at the bollards. Follow road round to promenade. Turn right onto the West Cliff and the hotel is opposite the Whale Bones. AA Roadwatch 09003 401100.

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. On street parking is usually available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

By Train:

Limited services available to Whitby. (Rail enquiries to 08457 484950).

National Express:

Services available to Middlesbrough or Scarborough. National Express enquiries 08705 808080.

By Bus:

Service 93 and 93 A operate between Middlesbrough, Whitby and Scarborough. Enquiries to Arriva North East 01345 124125.

By Taxi:

Taxi ranks at both bus and railway station, or call Swift Cars 01642 225225 (Middlesbrough), Ace Cars 01723 353760 (Scarborough), or Harrisons Taxis 01947 600606.

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

West Cliff


North Yorkshire

YO21 3HA

Res: 01947 602234

Tel: 01947 602234

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Whitby:

  • North York Moors and Railway
  • Durham
  • Scarborough
  • Goathland
  • Pickering
  • Castle Howard
  • York
  • Robin Hood's Bay
  • Helmsley
  • Eden Camp

Local Insight

The Bay Royal Whitby Hotel is in a fantastic location to visit many of the local attractions.

  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum
    The Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery.
    Visit their website

  • Whitby Abbey
    Whitby Abbey with it's gaunt, imposing remains, recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin is set high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.
    Visit their website

  • Cresent Gardens
    The Royal Crescent on the West Cliff dates from the 1850's and provides an impressive backdrop to Crescent Gardens. The gardens are laid out in colourful formal beds, which give the visitor a peaceful setting to enjoy the spectacular coastal views of the area.

  • Whitby Lifeboat Museum (RNLI)
    The lifeboat museum on Pier Road, Whitby has as its main exhibit the last pulling lifeboat to be in service with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), plus models of lifeboats and other types of vessel, diorama of 'Rohilla' wreck and local history of the Whitby lifeboat station.

Great for

  • Walking
  • History
  • Culture
  • Gardens

Local Events


Entertainment Programme

Steve Conroy
Will entertain on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays presenting music for dancing, cabaret, quizzes and competitions

On Tuesday Evenings
Host – Sara Louise Smith introduces
Top Vocalist either
Paul Tilley or Joel

On Thursday Evenings
Guest Artiste
Bridie White
Delightful Vocalist
On Saturday Evenings
Host – Sara Louise Smith introduces
Cabaret with
Joey Howard
Top Drawer Comedian

On Sunday Evenings
A full evening of Entertainment with
Comedy Vocalist
Dave Ferry

The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.

Doreen Raftery


rating is 4 stars

24 March 2014

Pleasant Surprise

What a lovely room we had overlooking the abbey so clean and super beds, a few drawers would be beneficial. Staff in all areas brilliant, service in restaurant and bars excellent [hard workers] .The receptionists were so kind and helpful offering to freeze my ice packs for an injured back, so sorry had to cut short my stay but in a lot of pain so better to get home, need to come back as didn’t get the chance to go into Whitby town, hope to see you soon and to enjoy all the food that you serve.

Sidney Hawley


rating is 3 stars

16 March 2014

Best location in Whitby

We enjoyed our perfect view from our standard excellent value room. The staff are very well trained, helpful and polite. Our only disappointment was the quality of the food. After reading the enticing menu the food was far from enjoyable. Cold plates with barely warm food. Overdone hard gougons and the "Ham and eggs" came as a shock as a picture of thick grilled ham and perfect poached egg was shattered by a rubber hard-boiled egg on a thin slice of COLD cheap picnic ham on cold toast.

Ray and Cheryl Parker


rating is 5 stars

4 February 2014

Our home from home...

We have just had another holiday at the Royal in Whitby...the entire weekend was excellent. As usual the staff were superb....nothing too much trouble and always service with a smile and this covered the entire hotel staff in all positions! I would like to say that the waiter who looked after us on table 44 was excellent and he completely represented your hotel in his attitude and demeanour! We don`t think you will be beaten on value for money and will heartily recommend you to all and sundry.

Gary Fry


rating is 4 stars

29 September 2013

Lovely Place

I have already posted a good review in trip advisor I just wanted to comment on your own website. Vikki you have a lovely hotel and should be really proud of yourself and your team I was particularly impressed with Maria our waitress for the week we stayed and her boss Maria was always smiling happy and couldn’t do enough for us a right hard worker she was. All I will ask is please look into the laws and regs about charging extra for lime in lager and lime I’m sure it’s against weights and measure.

Gary Fry


rating is 4 stars

29 September 2013

Lovely Place

I have already posted a good review in trip advisor I just wanted to comment on your own website. Vikki you have a lovely hotel and should be really proud of yourself and your team I was particularly   impressed with Maria our waitress for the week we stayed and her boss Maria was always smiling happy and couldn’t do enough for us a right hard worker she was. All I will ask is please look into the laws and regs about charging extra for lime in lager and lime I’m sure it’s against weights and measure

Val & Alan

Stockton on Tees

rating is 5 stars

28 July 2013


Once again we had a fabulous holiday. Staff were very friendly & helpful, food was excellent plenty of variety something for everyone to appreciate. Rooms were clean, beds comfy and had lovely views over the Abbey & Harbour. Ballroom has been refurbished very nicely. All in all we have had a lovely break at the Royal Hotel Whitby and cannot wait to return again in September.



rating is 5 stars

18 April 2013


Just had a 4 day break staying at "The Royal" with a group of friends, we all drove to the hotel in our own cars on an all inclusive package. I can only speak for my own experience and to say I could not fault it whatsoever. The room was fully refurbished recently and was 1st class. The food was excellent as were the staff serving it. The menu covered most tastes and the quality was excellent. After evening meal the entertainment started with Bingo followed by excellent entertainment. 10/10


Kings Lynn

rating is 4 stars

22 March 2013


First time stay in a hotel for husband and myself, no complaints at all, room was lovely and warm, food excellent so was the entertainment. We drove ourselves so could please ourselves what a nice relaxing time would stay again!

Helen Nicoletti


rating is 5 stars

8 February 2013

Fantastic Weekend

We joined a Shearings holiday coach from Scotland. The driver's name was Paul. He was lovely and we had a great journey and a lovely drive over the Yorkshire Moors on Saturday. The Royal Hotel Whitby was just great and we all had a lovely time there. Staff were very attentive and friendly, entertainment every night was great and the food was good. It was great value for money and our rooms overlooked the beach and the Abbey ruins of Whitby. Hope Shearings do this trip again. Thanks again.


Dinnington, South Yorkshire

rating is 5 stars

14 December 2012


Love this hotel the staff are extremely friendly and helpful just love it



rating is 3 stars

28 November 2012

Aussie Traveller

The views from this hotel are amazing!!!!! Our room over looked all of the bay and we could see the beach and Whitby Abbey.... The rooms were okay, a bit outdated, the TV was rubbish, didn’t work....and the bathrooms had no fans....was a nightmare when showering. Beds were comfy. The food wasn’t amazing but was quiet nice. The free entertainment was nice. Front service staff weren’t that friendly though.

Mr and Mrs Holmes

Leeds, West Yorkshire

rating is 2 stars

11 November 2012

Let Down

We have stayed here on a number of times but this has to be the worst Room 126 the wall was wet, the towel radiator didn't work the clock didn't work the furniture was disgusting. The staff were really good the food was excellent but oh the room was really a let down there were no room upgrades left but the rooms should be better than this for a standard rooms Sorry to have to write this we use you a number of times throughout the year and we were disappointed.

Chris and Carol


rating is 5 stars

13 August 2012

What an excellent stay

Me and my partner stayed here on the 11th to the 13th August and we were not disappointed. The whole stay was fantastic, helped by the hard working and polite staff who worked nonstop to ensure our stay was to our satisfaction. All staff including the chamber maids, bar and restaurant, reception and any others I may have missed are a credit to the hospitality industry, thank you to you all.



rating is 2 stars

4 May 2012

Good Position

Position great hotel room clean but needs upgrading bathroom shabby cracks in cistern & paper patched up. Restaurant staff good food not served hot enough. Entertainment good disappointing that sequence dancing was stopping. Enjoyed break but would upgrade to better room if visiting hotels with Shearings again.



rating is 3 stars

11 April 2012

Really good holiday...

We booked in at the Royal on a self drive for 4 nights. The hotel accommodation was excellent very clean and the service was first class. Well done... Will be booking another Bay holiday... in the future... Thanks again.

Mr Watson


rating is 4 stars

26 March 2012


We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights from 24th - 26th march we had a great 2 day break only criticism we have is TV in room had poor reception and bath was only luke warm Marion our waitress was good food was good probably would come again in near future.

Kellock Ainley


rating is 5 stars

20 January 2012

Best of Times

Hotel warm cosy clean, food delightful, staff were all helpful cleaner kept my room spotless loved coming back in from the freezing weather to a hot bath and warm cosy bedroom I booked into a single room and it was the best single room I have ever stayed in not hid at the back like most hotels a great sea view thank you for a great stay.

A Baldock


rating is 5 stars

30 December 2011

Great Christmas break

Excellent hotel excellent staff excellent food excellent tours great entertainment a big thank you to all concerned.

Iain Robertson

Loch Lomond

rating is 4 stars

27 September 2011

What a great weekend

Decided on a break to beautiful Whitby, and lined up a great weekend at the Royal. From the moment we arrived the staff (particularly Susan) couldn't have been more attentive. The restaurant was well conducted - food and Service excellent - made particularly enjoyable by Lubomir, our waiter. A good choice of starters, mains & desserts ensured satisfaction. The evening entertainment was enjoyable with quizzes, cabaret and dancing on that menu. Great value for money - would go again in an instant.

Christine Sharp

Woodhall Spa

rating is 4 stars

9 July 2011

Weekend Break

Stayed here from the 1st July for three days very lucky with the weather as a gorgeous weekend. The hotel was in a great position and staff were all very attentive. Downside for me was the lift very tiny and the carpet was in need of replacement. Preferred to walk up and down the stairs. The food was ok and the service in the restaurant was excellent. Our room was overlooking the sea an extra but well worth it. Good size and comfy beds a very old TV but guess this will be replaced soon.

Barbara Singleton


rating is 4 stars

26 February 2011

A Very Good Hotel

We stayed for three nights. Self drive. Had a good time. The restaurant was run very efficiently, nothing was too much trouble. We paid for a sew view which was great, but as my only complaint with the hotel was the uncomfortable bed (springs sticking out). You may be better advised to upgrade on the bedroom instead. Take the walk along the sea front to Sandsend and enjoy a cherry scone with cream at the cafe at the end, lovely. Enjoy. We did.

Geoff Llangollen


rating is 4 stars

7 February 2011

Great location

Great location, catering excellent and room was nice, clean and tidy. Only minor criticism is that the walkway at the front of the hotel could do with a scrub. I didn’t do the tours so can’t comment on them (as I’d been to the area before and preferred to go walking, as there are so many great walks nearby. I would recommend this hotel.

The Y Ones


rating is 4 stars

14 October 2010

Great Hotel

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days. Great hotel, the staff were all very helpful. The food was ok, the breakfast was the best, it was sad they could not source the fish locally as the fish and chips were like something from Iceland’s. The cook needs to look into this, especially as it is a fishing town. The compere in the evening (Bradley Walsh lookalike) was great, very good entertainer. Our coach driver, Mike was very helpful and knowledgeable. On the whole, a great break away at Whitby. Recommended.

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