Boasting bright, individually decorated rooms with LCD TVs, this 4-star guest house is set in historic Whitby’s center. A selection of breakfast options are available daily, and Whitby Abbey is 20 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms at Norman Guest House are warmly furnished and include private bathrooms with free toiletries. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, and tea and coffee with fresh milk.

Whitby Rail Station is only 10 minutes’ walk away. Whitby Golf Course is within mile away, and the North York Moors are also just a 5-minute drive.

This is our guests' favorite part of Whitby, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Norman Guest House has been welcoming guests since Jul 11, 2011

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Located in the top-rated area in Whitby, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

FREE parking!

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About Norman Guest House

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  • Is there parking at this property Thank you

    One parking permit per room, valid from 12 noon arrival date until 11am departure date is included in the booking price. This is for West Cliff Car Park, a couple of minutes walk from the Guest House. Although parking is included it isn't guaranteed

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    Answered on August 4, 2021
  • do the rooms have ensuites.

    Thank you for your enquiry, yes all the rooms apart from the single room have newly refurbished en-suite bathrooms. The single room has a private bathroom on the floor below. Regards Deborah

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    Answered on June 2, 2021
  • Hi the single bedroom - where is the bathroom? Is it adjoined to the room or do you have to leave the bedroom to use the bathroom?

    Hello, the bathroom for the single room is on the floor below, but it is for your sole use only, it is newly refurbished and a good size. Regards, Deborah

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    Asked about: Single Room with Private External Bathroom • Answered on June 2, 2021
  • Hi, is there parking available?

    Hello There, One parking permit per room, valid from 12 noon on the arrival date until 11am on the departure date is included in the booking price. This is for West Cliff Car Park only and is only a couple of minutes walk from Norman Guest House.

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    Answered on July 7, 2021
  • Hi Deborah. We are doing a cycle tour and coming through Whitby. Are we able to store our bikes in the room or is there a secure location we can keep them? Thanks, Izzy

    Hello Izzy, I'm afraid I don't have anywhere secure to store your bikes. sorry for the inconvenience. Regards, Deborah.

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    Answered on June 2, 2021
  • is there parking and we are two ladies one 72 one 67 are the rooms near floor level

    The twin room is on the first floor. A parking permit for West Cliff car park is provided for one vehicle per booking, this is a couple of minutes walk away. Regards, Deborah.

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    Answered on July 12, 2021

Hosted by Deborah Atkinson

Host Review Score 9.9

Deborah Atkinson

Norman Guest House is a Victorian Property which was built in 1892 it has been tastefully refurbished in 2020\2021 boasting new sash windows and gas central heating throughout. Its high ceilings are decorated with crystal chandeliers, and the panelled hallway and breakfast room gives the property back its sense of grandeur. The breakfast room is where you will start your day, warmed by our stone fire place and wood burning stove, it’s the perfect spot for you to enjoy your locally sourced breakfast. We are very proud of our Whitby heritage and our hallways are covered with interesting local wall art from famous local photographers and talented artists offering an insight into our local history. The en-suite bedrooms at Norman Guest House are all individually decorated and styled. Each bedroom offers a flat screen TV, beautiful hospitality trays, USB ports, and complimentary toiletries and free Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

I am Deborah, and I’m the proud proprietor of Norman Guest House, my husband and I met in 1985 and we were married in St Mary's Church on the cliff. We are a family run business and all of our team are dedicated to our guests having a warm friendly experience when they visit. I am lucky enough to have spent most of my childhood in the local villages of Grosmont, Glaisdale and Staithes, with my family. My husband’s family has lived in Whitby for centuries and we are both passionate about the area’s history. We are happy to share all we know about Whitby’s past and present to help you have the best possible visit Norman Guest House is located on the West Cliff, in the heart of historic Whitby. There’s more to our small fishing town, situated on the edge of the wild North Yorkshire Moors than meets the eye. Hidden in our Victorian cobbled streets and alleys, which climb from our picturesque harbour to the medieval Abbey, are stories of Captain Cook’s voyages, whaling fleets, St Hilda chasing snakes from our cliffs, and of course Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. My team and I are waiting at the Norman Guest House to offer you a warm welcome and help you to explore our entire town.

Only a few minutes’ stroll to the Cliff, you will find yourself at the famous Whale Bone Arch and Captain Cook Monument, which offers a vista across the harbour to the Old Light House, and Whitby’s East and West Piers. As you look to the East Cliff you will see Whitby Abbey and Saint Mary's Church standing proud. You could also take a walk down the Khyber Pass to enjoy the three miles of beautiful sand separating Whitby from Sandsend. Whitby is known for its superb Yorkshire produce and live entertainment, if you’d like to take in Whitby’s bustling town centre our famous swing bridge is only five minutes’ walk from our Guest House, where you will find jet workshops, , art galleries, independent shops, fish and chips, fine restaurants, wine bars, and of course our fantastic old taverns. Situated near the market place you can enjoy’ Tate Hill Sands’, which is home to Whitby Life Boat and Whitby Rowing Clubs, the sands are where Dracula famously landed on British shores. Walk on and you will be able to smell Whitby’s Famous Kipper House leading you to climb the 199 steps to St Mary's Church and the iconic Abbey itself.

Languages spoken: English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Mademoiselles
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Cranberry Swamp
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Resolution
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bothams Tea Rooms
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Becetts
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Sherlocks Coffee Shop
    0.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea North Sea
    0.3 miles
  • River Esk
    0.5 miles
  • Lake Scaling Dam Reservoir
    13 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Whitby Beach
    1,250 feet
  • Sandsend Beach
    5,100 feet
  • Robin Hood's Bay
    5 miles
  • Runswick Bay Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    32.5 miles
  • Newcastle International Airport
    57.9 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    59.8 miles
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Amenities of Norman Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Bathhouse Additional charge
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Norman Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 20

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Norman Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Norman Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Norman Guest House

  • Room options at Norman Guest House include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Single

  • Guests staying at Norman Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Norman Guest House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Norman Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Norman Guest House is 1,500 feet from the center of Whitby.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Norman Guest House (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Norman Guest House.

  • Norman Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bike tours
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bathhouse
    • Walking tours
    • Beach