About Us

A quality 4 Star Guest House built in 1898, The Waverley has offered accommodation for the discerning traveller for more than a century. With an enviable reputation for a friendly welcome, we are passionate about providing quality service and ensuring that our guests enjoy an exceptional breakfast, using local and organic produce. Situated on Whitby's West Cliff, many of our rooms have panoramic views of the Abbey yet are within a short stroll of the many attractions and regular events at the Pavilion.
Open all year round, our late Victorian Guest House offers a flexible range of king sized, double and single bedrooms with en-suite or private facilities.
Each room reflects our high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail. We offer affordable, fully equipped accommodation which is complemented by excellent food and service.


The Waverley does not have private parking facilities.  We provide permits for the 'W' zone on street parking (seen in orange on the above map) which is directly at the front of the Guest House at a cost of £2 per day. 3 hour discs are available free of charge.  Discs or permits must be displayed on your vehicle dashboard at all times. Alternatively, a large pay and display car park at the Leisure Centre is only a short walk away. Guests are advised to arrive early, park close to the Guest House and immediately collect a disk/permit even if this is before check in times.


We really appreciate the kindness of those who leave reviews and comments in our guest book, in-house survey or at online sites such as Booking.com, TripAdvisor and Facebook. As a result we have received a TripAdvisor 5 out of 5 standard for the last 9 years.
Thank you, you inspire us.
"A wonderful place to stay, rooms excellent, food gorgeous, can't fault anything". 
Ian & Sheila March 2020

Your Hosts

The Waverley was built as a private hotel and named after a series of novels written in 1814 by Sir Walter Scott.  Thankfully the building still retains many original features whist meeting the needs of modern day guests. The walls could no doubt tell many tales and as the  proprietors since 2012, Tania and David feel that they are merely custodians of this wonderful character building. 
" Really  enjoyed our time, well looked after, nothing is too much trouble."