The 10 Best Hotels in York, England

York is renowned for its array of tourist attractions
York is renowned for its array of tourist attractions | @ Luke Porter / Unsplash
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21 October 2020

Although York is renowned for its tourist attractions, this scenic UK city also has an impressive reputation when it comes to hotels. We’ve put together a handy guide to the 10 best hotels in York for a truly relaxing and unforgettable experience.

The Grange Hotel

Built during the early 1900s, the Grange Hotel boasts spectacular rooms (think plush armchairs and extravagant flower arrangements), creating a comforting, homely vibe. The hotel is renowned for its superb staff and beautiful surroundings, as well as the Ivy restaurant’s range of enticing dishes – such as pork fillet with smoked bacon, mashed potato and apple puree – and afternoon tea.
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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

An ancient country house built during the 1700s, Middlethorpe Hall and Spa is all mellow red brick with limestone dressings surrounded by beautiful greenery and flowers. Providing luxurious rooms and cottage suites decorated in a traditional manner, plus an impressive pool and sauna, it makes the perfect relaxing weekend getaway.
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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Marmadukes Town House Hotel

With antique furniture, plush seating areas and wonderful Italian fabrics, this spot keeps guests returning time after time. Visitors will find luxurious bedrooms with handmade beds, and a tranquil and relaxing environment, as well as an enticing restaurant with a menu that focuses on fresh local produce.
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At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hedley House

Set in an ideal location close to the city centre, Hedley House offers a range of traditionally decorated rooms with wooden furniture and luxurious bathrooms, achieving the perfect balance between the traditional and modern.
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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Express check-out
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

The Churchill Hotel

Offering individually designed rooms that are among the best in York, the Churchill Hotel has an admirable reputation. With a grand entrance hall, a cosy bar and range of attractive rooms, the hotel’s is undeniably impressive, while its modern brasserie is one of the best restaurants in the city.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace

Jórvík House

Overlooking the gateway to the museum gardens, Jórvík House has fabulously scenic surroundings and gives visitors the opportunity to take a relaxing walk around one of York’s most significant landmarks. Built during the 1800s, the hotel sports a combination of historical and contemporary decor, with a diverse range of rooms catering to a variety of tastes. It’s perfect for those who wish to spend the night in a welcoming establishment close to the historic, cultural and scenic tourist attractions of York.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • B+B York

    Dating back to the 19th century, this building was designed by an architect of local importance during the late-Victorian period. It offers both old-fashioned and traditional decor, with rooms creating a relaxing and homely environment for visitors.
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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Concierge services
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Hotel 53

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    Hotel 53 is near a variety of popular tourist attractions and boasts chic interiors with plush leather seating, floral decorations and beds piled high with soft cushions. It’s ideal for tourists hoping to find a convenient, comfortable hotel in the heart of the city centre.

    Mount Royale

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    In the heart of the city centre, Mount Royale is a luxury hotel with Victorian decor and a ’70s-style breakfast room. With a scenic garden and a swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, it offers visitors the perfect relaxing weekend away. It’s situated at the top of the Mount, which means spectacular views, and offers a variety of rooms, each distinctive in its own way.

    Grays Court

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    A boutique hotel and historic heritage property in the heart of the city, Grays Court is more than 900 years old. Having hosted a number of royal figures over the years – including King James I and the Duke of Cumberland – the hotel is renowned for its luxury decor and exceptional facilities. The rooms are designed and furnished with a sense of sophistication and elegance, and are perfect for visitors hoping to relax in a tranquil environment.
    These recommendations were updated on October 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.