Situated in Scarborough, in a historic building, 500 metres from Scarborough North Bay, Hotel Ellenby is a recently renovated guest house with a garden and bar. This beachfront property offers access to free WiFi and free private parking. The accommodation offers luggage storage space and a concierge service for guests. The guest house offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hair dryer, free toiletries and walk-in shower. The guest house features some units with sea views, and all units are fitted with a kettle. At the guest house, every unit is equipped with bed linen and towels. Full English/Irish and vegetarian breakfast options with warm dishes, fresh pastries and fruits are available each morning at the guest house. Guests can also relax on the sun terrace. Popular points of interest near Hotel Ellenby include Scarborough Beach, Peasholm Park and The Spa Scarborough. The nearest airport is Humberside Airport, 94 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Scarborough, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

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

Breakfast info

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

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Scarborough
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  • Ashdown
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful Hotel overlooking North Bay, fabulous views. The hotel was very clean, the rooms had everything you need, iron,hairdryer tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge with fresh milk daily. Breakfast was a choice of cereals or a full...
  • Vanessa
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Absolutely brilliant hotel ,we found the owners so helpful .The hotel was very clean and the breakfast was superb.Loved the location easy to get to alm facilities .Will definitely be returning
  • Joanna
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Friendly and welcoming hosts. Very relaxing stay, good choice of breakfast which was cooked healthily. Honesty bar was also a good idea.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Paula & Tony Bates

Company review score: 9.9Based on 263 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Paula & Tony love welcoming guests to Hotel Ellenby and sharing this wonderful, old building and the absolutely stunning views of Scarborough's North Bay and the Castle. They are also eager to pass on their recommendations for places to eat out or visit.

Property information

Hotel Ellenby occupies a premium place on Scarborough’s dramatic cliffs, overlooking the stunning North Bay and offering stylish accommodation within easy reach of the beach, cafes and prime attractions. These include an open air theatre, castle, cricket ground, Sea Life Sanctuary and pretty Peasholm Park, voted one of the UK’s top 10. The main town centre shops, restaurants, harbour and many other attractions are within a gentle 15 minute stroll. The Ellenby was built in 1943 and is a Grade Two listed building, but has been recently and sympathetically upgraded by new owners Paula & Tony. There are 7 en suite guest bedrooms, all tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and with tea and coffee making facilities and beautiful views of either the sea or the gardens. The hotel provides a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere for guests aged from 16 upwards, together with hearty breakfasts making the most of top quality local produce and there is a guest lounge and honesty bar available. The environment suits those in search of a quiet break. Please note: There is no lift in the property.

Neighbourhood information

Scarborough itself has much to offer by way of entertainment, activities from golf to sailing and a wide range of restaurants. It is also a great spot from which to explore the Heritage Coast to Whitby and beyond, the spectacular North York Moors and the historic city of York.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Hotel Ellenby
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Hotel Ellenby takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 13:00 to 18:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.


Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 23:00 and 08:00

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Cash Hotel Ellenby 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 must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there are 5 parking spaces available but The Ellenby offers free road parking permits in the event of the car park being full.

There is no lift in the building.

Rooms are accessed via stairs, please let the guesthouse know if you have difficulty with stairs.

Please inform Hotel Ellenby in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

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

FAQs about Hotel Ellenby

  • Guests staying at Hotel Ellenby can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • The nearest beach is just 950 yards from Hotel Ellenby. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Hotel Ellenby is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Hotel Ellenby offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Bowling
    • Canoeing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Water park
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • The prices at Hotel Ellenby may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Hotel Ellenby is 750 yards from the centre of Scarborough. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Hotel Ellenby include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double