About The Langley Hotel Whitby
The Langley guest house in Whitby is ideally situated on Whitby’s popular West Cliff, with panoramic views overlooking the sea. Within easy reach of Whitby’s many attractions, including the beach, Spa, Cliff Lift, Crescent Gardens, Crazy Golf, Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool.
This charming Whitby seaside bed and breakfast has been refurbished to a high standard for your comfort. This has resulted in six large luxury rooms consisting of twin, king size and one gorgeous four-poster. Pam, Bob and our staff take a pride in the presentation and cleanliness of our lovely Victorian building. The Langley offers extensive services and amenities to guests, combined with an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness.
Services include full central heating, and all our rooms have spacious ensuite facilities, with large walk in shower, complimentary toiletries, generous courtesy tray, wide screen TV, wifi internet, radio alarm, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and fridge for guests own use. We would like to make you aware that the Langley has nine steps up to the front door. We have no ground floor bedrooms and we do not have a lift. There is free on-street parking.
You can relax in our comfortable spacious lounge, which looks out across Crescent Gardens to the sea, read the daily papers or browse through places to visit leaflets and books on local history.
We serve breakfast between 8.30am and 9.30am (a “one off” earlier breakfast can be arranged, please request the day before) in our relaxing dining room, where you can help yourself to:- Starters including a range of cereals, fruit juice, choice of fruit & yoghurt. Enjoy the Langley full English breakfast, which consists of best back bacon, pork sausage, eggs cooked to your liking, baked beans, fresh or tinned tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread, black pudding and hash brown or try Whitby oak smoked kippers. There is a choice of white or wholemeal toast and various preserves, tea, coffees, fruit & herbal teas. If you have any particular dietary requirements please mention at the time of booking and we will do our best to provide them.
Bob, Pam and staff assure you of a warm welcome and hope guests old and new will enjoy our long-standing reputation for cleanliness, friendliness and a homely atmosphere.
A Brief History The Langley was built in 1851 and opened as the Lancaster Boarding House in 1854. George Hudson, known for his interest in the railways, came to Whitby and immediately fell in love with the town. He saw its potential as a place for the new wealthy industrialists of the north to visit. Whitby also had its own Spa at the time and taking of the waters was very fashionable in those days.
George Hudson had a vision of Whitby having its own Royal Crescent, just like Bath, so he bought the land now known as the West Cliff and commissioned a builder by the name of Langdale, to build a grand crescent for visitors. The neighbouring streets were to be built with houses for the gentry, shipping merchants, solicitors etc. The crescent was never completed.
During the Second World War, the M.O.D. took possession of the buildings on the sea front for military barracks and The Langley, was turned into accommodation for the Army, The officers were based at the Royal Hotel, of course! It is said that you could walk from one end of the crescent to the other without going outside, as doorways were knocked through. The lovely Victorian railings were taken down as the metal was required for the war effort.