The Best Hotels to Book in York, England

York is renowned for its array of unique tourist attractions
York is renowned for its array of unique tourist attractions | @ Luke Porter
Kelly Bradshaw

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

1. The Grange Hotel


Room at the Grange Hotel has modern design, plush furnishings and sweet floral paintings on the wall
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Built during the early 1900s, the Grange Hotel in York 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.

2. Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Spa Hotel

Grand exterior of Middlethorpe Hall and Spa had a red-brick building, manicured lawns and years old trees
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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.

3. Marmadukes Town House Hotel

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Room at Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection has a large four poster bed, wooden floors, velvet curtains and other antique furniture
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With antique furniture, plush seating areas and wonderful Italian fabrics, this hotel in York 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.

5. The Churchill Hotel


Ensuite room at the Churchill Hotel has modern design, a bed with a pink throw, a monochrome bathroom and photographic wall art
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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.

6. Jórvík House


Room at Jórvík House has a large double bed, rustic wooden desk, a window seat and small pot plants
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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.

7. B+B York


Room at B+B York has modern design, tree wallpaper, a small workdesk and tea station and a plush double bed
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Dating back to the 19th-century, this hotel in York 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.

8. Hotel 53


Room at Holiday Inn York City Centre has stripy floors, a large double bed, a flatscreen TV and a work station
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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.

9. Mount Royale


In the heart of the city centre, Mount Royale is a luxury York 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.

10. Grays Court

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A boutique York 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 luxurious 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.

For a unique stay, check out our pick of where to stay in York for a local experience, bookable on Culture Trip. Make your getaway one to remember by booking one of the best luxury hotels in York, or treat your loved one to a stay at the top romantic hotels. On a budget? Discover our guide to the best cheap hotels in York and book now on Culture Trip. For something more adventurous, see our guide on where to go camping in York. For more plush places to stay in York, check out our pick of the best boutique hotels in York, bookable on Culture Trip.

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