Welcome to the Hotel Ellenby website which now has the addition of an online booking facility.

Built In 1843, this Grade II listed building sits on the cliffs of Scarborough’s stunning North Bay with panoramic views across the bay and of the castle.

The majority of rooms have a sea view, from which you may even glimpse a dolphin, porpoise or whale and we have our own private car park...

Our Rooms

Discover a great hotel in the perfect location

We are within easy walking distance to Scarborough Castle (13 minutes), Peasholm Park (10 minutes), Scarborough Station (15 minutes) and South Bay Beach (15 minutes).  Three great restaurants are within a 10 minute walk with the closest pub being only two minutes away.

Based on 110 reviews.
Lovely welcome fab sea views
I searched Google for hotel with sea views and this hotel appeared. Really good reviews so we booked. We weren't disappointed. The views from our spotlessly clean room were fab. Paula and Tony made us feel really welcome. Will definitely book again.
lovely find
just returned back from a lovely 4 days little break at the Ellenby , Paula and Tony could not do enough , very warm n friendly, nothing was too much trouble.

The bed was very comfortable, top class pillows and quilt.

Hotel was spotless, and nicely furnished. Everything had been thought through for the comfort of their guests.
Very large white towels , brilliant after having a very good shower, home made biscuits, iron n board in room, hairdryer etc.

Binoculars in every room to look over the sea and the castle nearby.

Honesty bar was provided which was well stocked and a warm and welcoming lounge to drink in.

The breakfast was fabulous, bacon and sausage , local produce were yummy.
The cups , tea pot n milk jugs all matching just made the stay a little bit more special.

Paula and Tony have adopted a beautiful stray cat and provide cat treats for him....how lovely as well as a little house.....what lovely people.

Cannot recommend enough..... everything was perfect , shall be returning.

Thank you so much, all your hard work, commitment and dedication has payed off.

Lynda and Andrew Brummell from Wigan x

Caroline K
Caroline K
Super hotel with wonderful views across the North Bay and Castle ruins.
Hotel Ellenby was fabulous - warm, clean and well decorated.
A warm welcome with a tray of tea and lots of information about Scarborough with personal recommendations for places to eat in the evenings.
Our room was lovely, very clean and comfortable - great views.
En suite was immaculate with hot shower and huge bath towels.
Heating and towel rail you can adjust to suit your requirements.
Catered for dietary requirements at breakfast and provided soya milk for the room.
Steve K
Steve K
Fantastic short break
This was the first time we have stayed in Scarborough and what a fantastic choice we made by staying at the Ellenby hotel.
We had an amazing sea view room, with a super comfy bed and lots of little extras in the room that made our stay really enjoyable.
Tony and Paula are great hosts and really go the extra mile for their guests.
Great breakfasts with plenty of choice, lovely comfy lounge where you can sit and take in the view of the castle or the North Bay.
They operate a honesty bar with a great choice of drinks( Even added a bottle of Rioja to their list just for us, thanks guys,
most appreciated.)
The hotel is in a great location, a couple of minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from the castle, 2 mins from the cricket ground and the nearest bar. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, Tony and Paula have a list of local places to eat and drink that they recommend that is sent with a local map of the area,when you book with them.
We had a fantastic break and wished we could have stayed longer.
We will return.
Thanks and good luck
Enjoy your winter break
Steve & Dee
Bev W
Bev W
Warm welcome
Just returned and wanted to share what a super little hotel this is, we were warmly welcomed by both Paula & Tony offering a much needed pot of tea in the lounge. Our room 7 was very comfortable with wonderful sea views, it was clean and well stocked with home comforts, hot drinks a fridge & spacious shower room.
The local information was much appreciated including a map & recommendations of places to visit and where to eat.
Will certainly try to re visit.
Great Find
Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Ellenby. Tony and Paula are fabulous hosts who really display a passion for the ‘job’. They like to get to know a little about their customers and the tea/coffee and a chat on check-in is such a lovely personal touch. The hotel is spotlessly clean and our Premier sea view room had a real wow factor when you walked in.
Breakfast cooked to order is lovely with the ability to mix and match to suit individual tastes.
The customer lounge and honesty bar are a great addition which adds to the overall relaxed atmosphere in the hotel.
I could go on…….
We would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely book again the the future.
Perfect place to stay in Scarborough
Just returned from a lovely stay in this hotel, had a lovely clean room , with what looked like brand new bedding. The hosts, Tony and Paula made us very welcome and gave us some good advice about eating out . Breakfast is traditional English and Tony explained that everything is locally sourced which I admire. Will definitely return here.
Fabulous B&B
We have just returned home from a superb 4 night stay at the Hotel Ellenby. I can highly recommend this lovely grade 2 listed property for a B&B stay in Scarborough. The hosts Tony and Paula are very friendly and we were made welcome immediately we stepped inside, being offered coffee or tea in the lounge. Our room (Room 3) was superb, with a fabulous sea view looking out across the North Bay and the Castle. We were even provided with binoculars to view the coastline. It was very clean, the bedding was pristine and the white towels soft and fluffy, the shower was powerful and controllable and it was good to have a hairdryer too.

We had breakfast every morning, good quality bacon and sausage and nothing was too much trouble for Paula. There were ample leaflets suggesting things to do in the lounge area and we were provided with a very comprehensive guide, including map of places to see and suggestions as to where to eat.

Hosts Tony and Paula are working hard to make a success of their new venture and, in my opinion, are succeeding, creating a lovely ambient atmosphere for a very pleasant stay. We will definitely return, hopefully early in 2022.

Linda Tranter
Linda Tranter
Linda and Steve
The Hotel Ellenby is home from home for us. The sea view rooms are spacious and excellently presented with a well stocked tea tray and homemade biscuits also a mini fridge is provided. Paula and Tony were very welcoming and we wish them every success in their new venture. We will definitely be returning. Scarborough’s north bay is stunning and a must visit for any travellers. We love it ♥️
Excellent hotel and lovely hosts
We recently stayed at Hotel Ellenby to attend a close family funeral. The hotel was excellent , lots of little extras like make-up mirror, mini fridge, fan, USB sockets, homemade shortbread - Everything to make your stay easier and more enjoyable. The rooms were clean snd lovely snd the first floor sea view bedrooms are huge. Tony and Paula could not have looked after us better and made our stay a lot easier given the circumstances of our trip.
Would highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely stay.