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The Headlands Hotel

16 Weydale Avenue, Scarborough YO12 6AX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Headlands Hotel
Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Travellers' Choice
“Steve & Karen Ritchie promise you the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes, a wide choice of spotlessly clean rooms and a hearty breakfast” As the new owners of the hotel we would like to welcome you to Scarborough and to our home here at The Headlands Hotel which is just a few minutes walk away from the North Bay Beach, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Alpamare Water Park & Spa, North Bay Miniature Railway and the famous North Marine Road Scarborough Cricket Ground. The hotel is a great base location for exploring all of Scarborough and its surrounding areas including the North Yorkshire Moors, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Dalby Forest and stunning coastal walks along the Cleveland Way are just minutes away from the hotel. We have lived in Scarborough all our lives and always wanted to run our own hotel so that we can meet new people and share with them what Scarborough has to offer. We are very proud of the area and will be happy to help you plan what to do and where to go, we can even tell you where to avoid but most importantly we would love to help you make the very best of your time with us here so that you return again and again as friends. We have a wide range of rooms available, all ensuite, breakfast is always included in the rate, our meat and fresh produce are sourced from local suppliers and GF, Vegan & Vegetarian options are always available. The hotel has free parking on and around the hotel, free Wi-Fi throughout and a spacious lounge bar to relax in serving a wide range of beers, wines and spirits. So whatever your reason to visit Scarborough, we have you covered, whether you are a family or a group of friends meeting up, a couple looking for a weekend away, here on business or a school looking for a residential trip base location, please get in touch with us and let us look after you. We hope to welcome you here very soon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Squash offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Robert P wrote a review 24 Jul
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Just home from a wonderful 5 night stay at the Headlands. What a great place to stay for a break. Steve, Karen, Hannah and Angela were always happy to help with nothing being a problem. Very clean, great breakfast and lovely bar. Would recommend the Headlands to anyone. Thanks
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Philip C wrote a review 23 Jul
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Just returned from a 4 night break at the Headlands Hotel. Everything about the set up is outstanding. The hosts and staff are friendly and welcoming, and in the post COVID restriction world reassuringly safe. We stayed in the family suite and there was plenty of room and the beds were lovely and comfortable. The breakfast is outstanding and was cooked consistently to perfection every morning. We also had a couple of our evening meals from the bar menu that was available and they were equally delicious. The bar at the hotel is an absolute gem and a great place to relax at the end of a busy day. We couldn’t have asked for more and at a very very reasonable price. Everything is done so well at the Headlands I really do feel like I’ve been short changed by other hotels in the past. We will definitely be booking to stay here again. Thanks
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Seaglasshunter101 wrote a review 19 Jul
Oxford, United Kingdom29 contributions2 helpful votes
A great weeks break at the Headlands with my teenage daughter. Perfect location for exploring Scarborough and the surrounding area and the added bonus of plentiful free parking. Very clean accommodation and great breakfast served with a smile every morning. Steve and Karen took over when lockdown came and are doing a great job. Lots of activities close by to cater for all ages. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Scarborough can get very busy so I’d recommend booking restaurants in advance. Steve is happy to...
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Gaynor B wrote a review 16 Jul
Greenock3 contributions
Just returned from a 4 night stay with family at Headlands and it was fantastic. The room was spacious, clean and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent - perfectly cooked and beautifully presented with plenty of choice and options to suit everyone (all served with a smile). The hosts were great and made us feel very welcome, especially the children (my daughter absolutely adored Steve!). They were always on hand to answer any questions or provide anything you might need. The hotel is perfectly positioned for Peasholm Park and North Bay Railway with the beach just a short stroll away. A fabulous place to stay for a break in Scarborough's north bay and I would thoroughly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
saintralph wrote a review 14 Jul
Sheffield, United Kingdom47 contributions12 helpful votes
9 of us stayed for what should have been two days watching cricket. The hotel was spotless and covid-proofed. Manager and staff were all friendly and accommodating. The standard of accommodation was much better than other Scarborough hotels I’ve stayed at. All 9 said we would choose to go back to this hotel when we are in Scarborough again, as a group or with our families. Plenty of free parking around, and pricing of accommodation was good. Breakfasts were excellent. If only they could have laid on a win for England at the Euros!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Lots of free on street parking. Not too long a walk to any part of Scarborough but 5 minutes walk...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Headlands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Headlands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Scarborough Open Air Theatre (0.2 miles), Alpamare (0.3 miles), and Crazy Combat (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Headlands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Headlands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Headlands Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Headlands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peaches 'n' Cream, Park Manor Hotel Restaurant, and Tunny Catch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Headlands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hairy Bobs Cave (1.0 miles).
Does The Headlands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.