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Hotel Overview

At a glance

  • 115 bedrooms
  • Superb clifftop location
  • Beautiful views of the sea and Whitby Abbey
  • Full selection of room upgrades available
  • Excellent bar and ballroom
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wifi in public lounges
  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Hotel parking


Commanding a superb clifftop position, the Royal Whitby Hotel offers guests a tranquil stay in spacious surroundings with stunning views over the sea. With 115 well-appointed bedrooms and the opportunity to upgrade from Standard grade to luxurious Premier accommodation, the Royal has everything you need for a relaxing stay beside the sea, including the recently refurbished restaurant, which offers British classics and international favourites.

The hotel’s central location provides the perfect base for exploring Whitby and its nearby villages. Famed for its cobbled streets, quaint cottages and pretty harbour, there’s so much to see and do nearby, with a wide range of attractions for all ages and interests. Wander over to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and find out more about the famous ‘voyages of discovery’ or meander to the whale watching centre where boats will take you out in search of these beautiful creatures. Take a short drive out from the town to Whitby Abbey, an iconic landmark where visitors can enjoy far-reaching views and a fascinating tour that gives you a glimpse into the abbeys many years of history. Or spend an afternoon exploring the chilling story of Dracula and its connection to Whitby at the Dracula Experience, brought to life through animation, special effects and live actors.

On balmy days, the blue flag beaches lying on each side of the River Esk provide the perfect spot to soak up the sun’s rays. Tate Hill beach is small, sheltered and dog-friendly; while the larger, busier West Cliff beach offers deckchair and windbreak hire, colourful beach huts and a traditional British seaside vibe.

After a day’s exploring, the Royal is a wonderful venue to unwind and recharge. The historic building is tastefully decorated and full of character, with a welcoming bar and an attractive modern ballroom hosting the hotel’s evening entertainers. With a lively programme of comedy, cabaret, dancing, vocals and quizzes, there’s plenty to experience without needing to step outside the door.




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Room Types

The hotel has 115 rooms split across four room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. A number of rooms have step free access and a number are adapted for guests with disabilities, please ask about this when booking.


Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room


Premier Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

West Cliff


YO21 3HA


01947 602 234

Important Information

Directions: From A171, Guisborough Road: Continue on the A171 until you reach the Whitby Park and Ride, at the roundabout just after that, take a slight left onto the B1460 towards West Cliff, follow the road and at the first roundabout take the first exit onto Upgang Lane. Take the first right onto Crescent Avenue and at the junction go right again onto Royal Crescent turn right at the next junction and follow the road around the corner and the hotel will be on your right.

This Royal Hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £6.00 per day. Advanced booking is recommended. On street parking is usually available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply.

Local Attractions

Whitby Abbey

Best known as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby Abbey is a former Christian monastery and Benedictine Abbey, which now stands in ruin. Sitting imperiously high on the cliffs overlooking the quaint town of Whitby and the raging Northern Sea – Whitby Abbey is simultaneously peaceful and dramatic. Head to the abbey for sunset and enjoy the finest views the North East has to offer

Whitby Museum

Known as the 'Museum of Treasures', Whitby Museum and Art Gallery is located in the wonderfully maintained gardens of Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby. The museum contains pieces of local interest that have been donated over the past 200 years. Among the amazing items on display at the museum are model ships, local fossils, costumes and other social history artefacts, including some belonging to the explorer Captain Cook. 

RNLI Whitby Museum

The Victorian double boathouse holds an amazing collection of paintings, photographs and medals from shipwrecks and rescues. The museum is housed in a double boathouse that was used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution from 1895-1957. Models and mementos can be seen in the museum, which provides accounts of famous rescues and shipwrecks.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

The museum is located in the 17th-century house on Whitby’s harbourside where James Cook lived as a young apprentice, before embarking on his epic journey of discovery. It was here that Captain Cook trained as a seaman and acquired his famous maritime skills. The museum also hosts a large collection of pieces relating to Captain Cook, as well as items from other seamen who sailed with him. One of the highlights of the collection is Cook's own letters, which describe some of the events he witnessed on his first voyage.

Pannett Park

Set in an ideal location close to the centre of Whitby, Pannett Park is seen as a haven for everyone who wants to take a relaxing stroll through its picturesque landscape. There are walks to be enjoyed through the gardens or the woodland area, and visitors can extend their stay with a tour of the Pannett Art Gallery and Whitby Museum. Amazing panoramic views of Whitby town and Whitby Abbey can be appreciated from the museum terrace. Activities and events are often held at the park throughout the year. 

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