White Linen Whitby
Malcolm & Bernie Hornby

Welcome to White Linen, Whitby
An historic Georgian shipbuilder’s residence in the heart of Whitby.
We specialise in short breaks, for discerning travellers. We offer room-only, adult-only accommodation. Our accommodation includes two traditional four-poster en-suite guest rooms.
Our short breaks are on the basis of self-serviced, room-only accommodation and our check-in days are Monday and Friday (currently only Friday due to Covid restrictions).
White Linen is your perfect destination for a short romantic break, a special anniversary celebration or simply a relaxing visit to Whitby.
What our guests say about us:
10/10 Outstanding Guest House
The White Linen is an exceptional guest house. Malcolm & Bernie were very friendly and welcoming. The room (Endeavour) was outstanding! There is a coffee machine and fridge. The four poster bed was so comfortable. Whitby is a lovely place to visit and to stay at The White Linen makes it all the more special.

White Linen is a beautiful renovated Georgian townhouse in the heart of the historic fishing port of Whitby. Built in 1785 in the reign of King George III, this Grade II listed ship builder’s residence offers everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
The spacious Georgian property has classical architectural features such as Doric columns, a sweeping staircase, coved ceilings, original fireplaces and sliding sash windows with operating shutters. For your comfort the house is fully centrally heated and all of our rooms have private bathrooms.
We offer room-only accommodation for discerning adults who want to enjoy the cultural and scenic attractions of Whitby and the surrounding North York Moors National Park. We do not accommodate children, we do not allow pets and we have a no-smoking policy throughout the premises and grounds.
We are in a prime location in Whitby’s town centre. We are only a short walk from the beach, harbour and Whitby’s renowned restaurants & bars. Car parks and train and bus stations are just a few hundred metres away.
Your safety is our priority. We have implemented measures to combat COVID-19. We have a fire safety certificate. Throughout the building we have fire-fighting equipment, smoke detectors, a fire alarm system and an emergency lighting system. Our public areas are monitored using CCTV.

Guest Rooms: We have four individually decorated guest rooms providing spacious, comfortable and classically furnished en-suite accommodation. Two of the rooms have king-size four-poster beds, whilst the other two have king-size beds. We also have a large contemporary loft bedroom. This bedroom has two leather sofas, a king-size bed and a spacious en-suite shower room.

Short Breaks Our Speciality: Our minimum stay is 2 nights and our check-in days are Monday and Friday (currently only Friday due to Covid restrictions). If you try to check-in on other days, unfortunately ‘the computer will say no’.

Room only accommodation: We no longer offer breakfast. We provide accommodation on a room-only basis. This means that you can enjoy breakfast at a time of your choice in one of Whitby’s numerous excellent restaurants and cafes, many of which are within a short walk of White Linen Whitby.

Our rooms are self-serviced. What do we mean by ‘self-serviced’?
Privacy is a priority – once you check in to your room then it’s your private space for the duration of your stay. If you want to stay in bed until midday then that’s fine by us! You won’t be disturbed by a cleaner! We will only enter your room by invitation or in the event of an emergency such as a plumbing leak or a fire. But please don’t think that we’ll ignore you or abandon you. On your arrival you will find in your room an ample supply of linen, toiletries and refreshments, sufficient for the duration of your stay.

White Linen, Whitby is the perfect choice for a visit to North Yorkshire’s scenic coast. Our guest rooms are well-equipped, to ensure that you have a comfortable stay.

Our Guest Rooms:
All five of our guest rooms have the following:
• King-size bed (5’ wide), of which two are four-posters
• Quality bed linen and towels with bathrobes and slippers
• En-suite bathroom or shower-room
• Luxurious Duck Island toiletries
• Flat screen television with 200 FreeSat TV & radio channels
• Seating for 2 and a coffee table
• Lockable security cabinet/safe
• Free Wi-Fi access and a USB charging point
• Hairdryer
• Tassimo coffee machine with Costa coffee, as well as traditional tea & coffee making facilities with adequate supplies including a selection of biscuits.
• Mini fridge with fresh milk
• Bottled Harrogate spa water

We look forward to welcoming you to White Linen Whitby.

Free WiFi
  • White Linen Whitby: Evening view
  • White Linen: Discovery Room
  • White Linen: Adventure Room
  • White Linen: Resolution Room
  • White Linen: Endeavour Room
  • White Linen: Lobby
  • White Linen Whitby: Daytime view