White Horse & Griffin

87 Church StreetY022 4BHWhitbyUnited Kingdom
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About White Horse & Griffin

The White Horse and Griffen is a three-star hotel located just off the river in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Built in 1691, it boasts many famous past guests.

The boutique hotel has just ten rooms, all furnished in a simple but traditional style. All rooms have en-suites which come with towels and toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV.

The small hotel has a porter to assist with getting to and from rooms, and can assist with local tour and ticket purchasing. It is a non-smoking hotel. The hotel is available to rent for various functions with private dining seating up to 40 guests to include a range of menus. Alternatively, the hotel can also cater for guests offsite.

Breakfast is included in the room price. The hotel serves a variety of grilled fish and seafood as well as other traditional British cuisine with various menus.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Captain Cook memorial Museum and Whitby Alley. Whitby Harbour is also within 10 minutes.


87 Church Street, Y022 4BH, Whitby, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1947)604857 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent Food.

Many of the guests complimented the White Horse and Griffin on its delicious food which has a mix of grilled seafood and other plates.

Friendly Staff.

The small hotel has friendly staff, according to past guests, helpful and willing to assist with matters or offer local advice.

Lovely Location.

Located in the old part of town, the building has been a fixture there since 1691. It’s an easy stroll to both the River Esk and the Yorkshire seaside.

Negative Reviews

Small Rooms.

Like so many of the older hotels in the United Kingdom, what you get in coziness of the room you often lose in size. Some past guests said the rooms at the White Horse and Griffin were too small, with not enough rooms for baggage. Also worth considering i

Rundown Bathroom.

Some guests said that while their rooms were nice, the bathrooms were deserved of a good clean, feeling a little rundown and mouldy.

Uncomfortable Bed.

A good night’s rest is so important for any guest’s stay, to give them the energy for their next day out. Unfortunately some guests said their bed was often too soft, or too hard or lumpy.

Rating Overview

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8.4 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.1 /10
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    8.0 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 920 reviews