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Best Places to Stay in York

We’ve selected the best places to stay in York, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and pubs with rooms. With rates provided by our Booking Partners, it’s easy to check availability and book.

The Judge's Lodging York

Judges Lodging

York, Yorkshire, England

The Judges Lodging really can boast of having one of the best locations in York. Tucked within the city walls and just a 2-minute walk from York Minster, it’s in a prime spot if you want to go for a stroll around the city. This Grade I listed Georgian townhouse, is actually a busy inn with 3 bars, owned by Thwaites Breweries. The magnificent building has been refurbished to offer 21 bedrooms and a large outdoor deck ideal for summer drinking. Courtyard and Terrace rooms are compact. Pay more and stay in one of the larger character rooms located in the older part of the building. There’s a handy late check-out until 2pm for an extra charge.

Foodies will love:

  • Simple pub food served in the vaulted cellar
  • Drinking a cask ale in the beer garden

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Rooms from £129 a night.

Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa York

Middlethorpe Hotel & Spa

York, Yorkshire, England

Just 2 miles from York’s city centre, and close to York racecourse, is this luxury and historic country house hotel. Middlethorpe Hall was built back in 1699 for a master cutlery maker. The stunning red brick mansion is now owned and operated by the National Trust. Traditional country house style abounds in the 29 bedrooms and suites – four-poster beds, pelmets and swags, chintz, portraits, paintings and antiques are all around. It’s hard to believe, that in the 1970s, it was a nightclub. Go for a stroll in the 20 acres of pretty gardens and spot deer. Housed in two Edwardian cottages, there’s also a spa with a pool. Award-winning food awaits in the hotel’s 2 restaurants. It’s all about old-fashioned elegance here so don’t wear your trainers to dinner.

Foodies will love:

  • Pre-dinner canapés in the Drawing Room
  • The Tasting Menu with wine pairings
  • The Yorkshire Full English at breakfast

Rooms from £103 per night

The Principal York

The Principal York

York, Yorkshire, England

The Principal in York is one of those grand Victorian station hotels where there’s a real sense of occasion to your stay. Elegantly furnished, expect beautiful public rooms with chandeliers and a calming colour scheme, attentive service and good food. The location is great. You can walk to the hotel from the station in under 2 minutes and all of York’s main attractions, including York Minster, are 10-15 minutes away by foot. There are 122 bedrooms ranging in price and size. Nice touches include fresh milk and a complimentary ‘tuck box’ with crisps and Kit Kats, symbolic of York’s unique place in Britain’s chocolate history.

Foodies will love:

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea served in the Garden Room
  • Relaxed dining in the Refectory restaurant with its modern classic dishes

Rooms from £123 a night

Dewsnaps Brasserie The Churchill Hotel York

The Churchill Hotel

York, Yorkshire, England

Once used by the War Department, The Churchill Hotel in York is now a beautiful, independently run boutique hotel with lots of character. Inside the Grade II listed Georgian mansion – a grand sweeping staircase and light-filled atrium; a stylish dining room, with huge windows overlooking the garden; a clubby bar and a book-lined lounge. The hotel’s personality shines through with quirky touches – bowler hat lampshades, Cuban cigars and Pol Roger champagne in a nod to Sir Winston Churchill and a bunker room. There are 41 contemporary and tastefully furnished bedrooms and some feature rooms with four-poster beds and standalone baths. York city centre is a short walk away.

Foodies will love:

  • Modern Yorkshire cuisine in Dewsnaps Brasserie
  • Locally produced drinks available in the bar. Try a Minster Ale brewed at York Brewery or a G&T made with Masons Yorkshire Gin

Rooms from £83 a night.

Hotel du Vin York

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

York, Yorkshire, England

If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and central to stay in York, try the Hotel du Vin. It’s located in the Mount Area of York just outside the city walls but it’s still a relatively quick walk into town. It also has the added bonus of good parking, a rarity for York hotels. You’ll find the Hotel du Vin’s signature style in the 44 bedrooms and suites located in Georgian building and the newer part of the hotel. You get huge beds, comfy mattresses, fluffy towels and robes, Egyptian cotton bed linen and monsoon showers or roll-top baths.

Foodies will love:

  • Relaxing in the bar with a glass of fizz
  • Seasonal French bistro dishes in the brasserie

Rooms from £94 a night.

Library The Parisi Hotel York

The Parisi Hotel

York, Yorkshire, England

A great find. This little hotel, a former Victorian rectory, is one to put on your ‘visit York’ wishlist. The Parisi Hotel radiates with colour, warmth and artistic character. It’s conveniently located within York’s city walls and is run by two entrepreneurial sisters, Sophie and Maria. There are 11 bedrooms of varying sizes; a cosy library with wood-burner reminiscent of Charleston House, home to the Bloomsbury set; a large breakfast room and a private courtyard garden. Expect lots of original artwork on the walls, a very personal service from the award-winning team, free offsite parking and modern day comforts.

Foodies will love:

  • The delicious Yorkshire breakfast
  • Eating out in the local area known for its excellent restaurants

Rooms from £99 a night.

Dean Court Hotel York

Dean Court Hotel

York, Yorkshire, England

When it comes to views, the Dean Court hotel has the prime spot in York. It stands directly opposite York Minster so you can gaze across at this beautiful building from your room or listen to the bells ring as you eat breakfast on a Sunday morning. Step out and you’re soon in The Shambles, York’s famous shopping lanes. As one of Best Western’s Premier group of hotels, service is friendly and warm and there’s a handy car parking facility that takes the pressure off guests to find a space. The 40 bedrooms range from compact cosy doubles to suites, catering for all budgets. Book Sunday lunch in the restaurant and tuck into traditional dishes such as Yorkshire roast beef followed by sticky toffee pudding.

Foodies will love:

  • Afternoon Tea with a Yorkshire twist
  • Special events including a MasterChef evening with Tasting Menu

Rooms from £99 a night.

The Bar Convent York

The Bar Convent

York, Yorkshire, England

One of the more unique places to stay in York is The Bar Convent. Historically, it’s the oldest living convent in the UK. But it’s also a popular bed and breakfast offering great value for money and a refreshingly different experience for visitors to York. The location, just outside Micklegate, is convenient for both the station and walking into town. You get a warm welcome, peaceful surroundings, a building rich in character and a lovely walled garden. The nuns, who don’t wear habits, run regular free guided tours. Bedrooms are simply furnished, comfortable and spotlessly clean with tea and coffee making facilities. The amenities on offer are a real bonus. Guests have use of a laundry room, a lounge and kitchen facilities. The busy nuns also run a popular café that pulls in the locals.

Foodies will love:

  • The plentiful cooked and Continental breakfasts
  • The light meals served in the Bar Convent café

Rooms from £38 a night.


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