Welcome to The Leeway

Built in 1822 this listed building is full of character offering spectacular views across the North Bay that capture Scarborough castle and the fantastic Yorkshire coast line. With its own licensed bar that offers sky Television you can relax over tea or coffee, or something stronger if the fancy takes you and simply enjoy the friendly atmosphere that the owners Alan and Judith, provide.

All of our rooms are en suite, offering Freeview TV and free Wi-Fi connection. Each room is generously supplied with tea and coffee making facilities.

It is one of the few hotels in the area to offer guests free parking.

The Leeway is situated above the North Bay overlooking the spectacular castle, cliffs and beach that extend for well over a mile long the rugged coastline. This part of Scarborough attracts families to the safe and accessible beaches as well the more adventurous surfers who can be seen on most days riding the waves.

The busier South Bay, with its harbour, fun fair and arcades is just a 10 minute walk away.

The town centre is home to a variety of restaurants that include award winning Sea food, Italian, Indian, Chinese and English cuisine, which are all just minutes away.

Slightly further afield is the historic town of Whitby, Filey, Bridlington the spectacular Yorkshire Moors and historic York.

Travel information;

Once in Scarborough, follow the signs for the Cricket ground- you find yourself on North Marine Road. After the roundabout, take the 2nd right, turn left into Queens Parade; The Leeway is the first hotel on the left.

Some off street parking is available to our guests. On-Street parking is also available with 2 and 4 night permits issued free of charge, allowing you to park directly to the front of the Hotel in the G2 Zone.

Please take a look at the “options” you may find of interest on our “Things to do” page.


Our bar area
View from hotel

  Vie from hotel
View from one of the rooms.

Comments from our guests:

“A Lesson in customer service”
We stayed a weekend in early February and have to thank Alan & Jude for their first class hospitality.From our arrival to departure , they both went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely stay and even rang resturants to make reservations on our behalf.Our room was lovely with a sea view and the breakfast, plentiful and perfectly cooked. We will return to the Leeway again this year to enjoy more of that first class hospitality.

My wife and I stayed for 1 night 18 Feb 2012, And wow!!! We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay than the Leeway! We were made to feel most welcome on arrival, offered tea and coffee!
Alan and Jude were perfect hosts and have done a great job in making The Leeway a really welcoming, clean and comfortable guesthouse. The breakfast was superb. Only stayed the one night but were seen off like old friends. We enjoyed the whole experience so much that we've booked to return again in June - only this time for 3 nights. Keep up the good work Alan & Jude and we look forward to seeing you again in June. Highly Recommended.

“we will be back !!!”
Stayed at the leeway with my hubby and good friends ...alan and jude are very welcoming with a nice brew and biscuits on arrival.....the room we stayed in had a brillant view of the north bay....was an excellent choice very clean and comfortable....even had fluffy bath robes (wanted to take mine home) any the p[illows was amazing!!!! breaskfast what can i say ermmmm excellant variety...on our last night of our stay we had a couple of drinks in the bar and a good laugh with alan and jude just rounded up an excellent couple of days away ....we will be returning soon thanks :)

“See you again soon!”
Fantastic stay. The Leeway hotel is excellent, the rooms are spotless and very comfortable. Everything you need is provided, even bath robes. Hosts Alan and Jude are very friendly and helpful. We were welcomed with cups of tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, given advise on places to go for good meals. We left feeling we had made new friends. Breakfasts at the Leeway are superb, with plenty of choices. Our room had a fantastic sea view over the bay. We will definately return, hopefully to stay longer next time.
The only down side - we had only booked two nights and didnt want to leave!
Many thanks Alan and Jude, you do a brilliant job.

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