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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
11 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning
Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationWhitby Museum6 min walk
Popular LocationPannett Park7 min walk
Popular LocationWhitby Harbour11 min walk

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  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room

About this area


Located in Whitby, Elford House is near a train station and by the sea. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Abbey are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Whitby Beach and North York Moors National Park. Museum of Victorian Science and The Moors National Park Centre are also worth visiting.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Whitby Museum - 6 min walk
  • Pannett Park - 7 min walk
  • Whitby Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 13 min walk
  • Whitby Pavilion - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Whitby Station - 10 min walk


  • Kam Thai - 9 min walk
  • Rusty Shears - 9 min walk
  • The Waiting Room - 9 min walk
  • TRENCHERS - 9 min walk
  • Cranberry Swamp - 10 min walk

About this property

Elford House

4-star, adults-only guesthouse near Whitby Harbour
This smoke-free guesthouse features a garden, free breakfast and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 9 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and hairdryers.
Elford House offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 30-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Whitby guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Room service available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Check-in is available from Noon - 2 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM. Guests who plan to arrive outside of these hours should contact the hotel prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions.

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Elford House Whitby
Elford House
Elford Whitby
Elford House B&B Whitby
Elford House B&B
Elford House Whitby
Elford House Guesthouse
Elford House Guesthouse Whitby

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Elford House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Elford House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Elford House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Elford House pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Elford House?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Elford House?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Elford House?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Elford House located?
Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Whitby Museum and Whitby Harbour. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km). Whitby Station is 10 minutes by foot.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Great B&B
Great property to stay. Clean and tidy and free parking will stop again. Close to Whitby 10 min walk into town. Breakfast was nice and self check inn was easy
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely hotel for a short break
Excellent hotel. Our room was perfect, spotless, very large with a lovely view of Whitby Abbey. Ged and Linda were great hosts, really friendly. The breakfast left outside our room at 8.30 every morning was fab: selection of cereals, milk, fruit juice, fresh fruit, cheeses, jam and marmalade, warm boiled eggs and a warm baguette. I would definitely return and recommend a stay here. The hotel was a 10 minute walk down a hill to the harbour. Thank you for a great 3 day winter break.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

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Elford House
Entry is via a code which is texted prior to arrival. This minimum fuss method suited us just fine. Also texted was room number. Keys awaiting in the door. Simple and uncomplicated start to our break. All the info was printed on our welcome notes. A lovely touch was the two bottles of water in the fridge. Positioned up a short 150 metre incline from the main area. Parking on site too. A nice change from the usual ‘full English’, breakfast served at your door in a well presented basket was lovely too. Well thought out and even catered for gluten free! Recommended 👍
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
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Everything was great apart from the breakfast; when booking the room I didn’t realise it was continental only and had to be eaten in your room. Not overly practical to eat in our room as we didn’t have a table and we were travelling with other guests and wanted to have breakfast with them. Other than that the rooms were nice and spacious and very clean.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

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