Hotel gardens

Our hotel in Sandsend near Whitby

A Unique coastal retreat in the heart of yorkshire

Woodland-filled grounds, a home-grown restaurant, stylish rooms and the outdoor joys of Sandsend beach and the North York Moors on our doorstep, we have everything you need for a fantastic stay in Whitby. This is Raithwaite Sandsend, the relaxed country escape with beautiful views, stunning food and food, and friendly staff who will give you a warm Yorkshire welcome at one of the best hotels in Whitby.


Freshly-picked salads, sustainably sourced veg, and fish so fresh it might as well have just somersaulted out of the sea: our Restaurant and Bar 1822 showcase the very best of Whitby and Yorkshire amongst all Sandsend hotels. From going fully organic and zero waste, to sourcing our delicious ingredients within a 30-mile radius, our hearty English breakfasts, relaxed lunches, and celebratory dinners are the best in seasonal, local fare.


Our luxury hotel rooms are cosy and cosseting, creating the perfect retreat during your coastal break. With a variety of room types including super-luxurious king-size beds with an en suite bathroom, and everything from family suites with stunning views to dog-friendly rooms, kick off your shoes, make yourself at home, and gaze out at the gorgeous woodlands and flower-filled gardens of our Whitby hotel. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout one of the best family-friendly hotels on the Yorkshire coast.


The beautiful North Yorkshire coast, historic Whitby town centre, the rolling North York Moors National Park and our very own forested grounds: it is all there for the taking for our sandsend hotel guests. Before visiting Whitby, take a quick stroll down to Sandsend beach, just a stone’s throw away. Wander around the estate on a self-guided walk, or discover local gems such as Whitby town centre and its independent shops, Whitby beach, Whitby harbour, Whitby Abbey, Robin Hood’s Bay, the Whitby Museum, or the Captain Cook Memorial museum – all within walking distance. When you visit Whitby, there’s so much to do and see. Whitby’s West Cliff is famous for the whale bone arch and spectacular summer sunsets and don’t miss the town’s famous fish and chip shops for a spot of lunch.

Unlike most Whitby hotels, we have free parking on site and are situated only 3 miles from Whitby railway station and just over 40 from Durham Tees Valley Airport for guests travelling from further afield, meaning that staying at Raithwaite Sandsend makes exploring Whitby and the surrounding countryside as easy as anything.


If you’re looking for hotels in Sandsend where you can escape to serenity, our Spa is where you come to relax and restore, ready to hit the great outdoors with a new spring in your step. There’s an indoor heated pool to lounge by, fragrant treatments to drift away to, plus a steam room and sauna, if the mood takes you.


Bring the brood, gather the clan, collect the colleagues and make the most of our knock-out setting. From team meet-ups in our rambling grounds, to family parties beside our staggeringly beautiful coastline, we’ve got the space, the food and the know-how to make every bash a winner.


With the postcard-perfect central Whitby, the wild shores of the North Sea – and the epic landscapes of the North York Moors National Park a quick drive away – we know we’re spoilt with our great location. From surfing lessons with the local pros during the summer months to lung-busting bike trails, leisurely shopping jaunts, or a gentle dip in our heated swimming pool, you can do as much (or as little) as you wish at Raithwaite Sandsend.


Located between the sea and the moors, just a short walk from Sandsend Beach and 3 miles from the picturesque coastal town of Whitby, Raithwaite Sandsend is renowned for its stunning location, friendly atmosphere, elegant rooms, and delicious dining making it one of the premier luxury hotels in the Whitby and Sandsend area.