The Best Boutique Hotels in York

Enjoy the afternoon sunshine along the River Ouse in York
Enjoy the afternoon sunshine along the River Ouse in York | © Travellinglight / Alamy Stock Photo
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11 November 2020

York has a vast range of boutique hotels offering luxury chic accommodation, and often more affordable than your average chain. Memorable quirks highlighting York’s chocolate industry heritage, Viking history and Georgian style make these the best places for a weekend escape. Here are our top recommendations for the best boutique hotels in York.

Hotel Indigo

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Hotel Indigo
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Inspired by the city’s rich, chocolatey past, Hotel Indigo York has designed its rooms in sumptuous cocoa colours, complete with antique jelly-mould light fittings and muted, soft furnishings. Once you’ve devoured a tuna niçoise or a hearty cheeseburger at the No. 88 Walmgate restaurant, step into the rainfall shower before sinking into the velvety Egyptian cotton bedlinen for the best night’s sleep of your life.
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The Churchill Hotel

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4.3/5 (984 Reviews)
The Churchill Hotel
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This Grade II-listed Georgian building exudes luxury in an understated manner. Think bespoke furniture and soft bedlinens; some rooms even have roll-top baths. At the on-site Dewsnaps Brasserie, you can expect excellent traditional fare, such as succulent pork belly with crisp crackling and fish and chips, while the Wellington Bar serves 20-odd craft beers – perfect for washing down an indulgent main course.
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The Judge's Lodging

Boutique Hotel
The Judge's Lodging
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With a prime location in York city centre, this Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse was home to judges attending Assize court sessions from the 1700s until 1976. Settle into your characterful room before heading down to the Cellar Bar for an ale and a tender meat pie. Enjoy the outside seating area on a warm day – it’s the perfect place for people-watching.
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Hotel du Vin

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4.5/5 (526 Reviews)
Hotel du Vin
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Hotel du Vin York is the ultimate boutique hotel with free-standing, roll-top baths, chandeliers and a first-class restaurant. Tuck into steak frites or veal cheek bourguignon for dinner, and indulge in a glass or two from the extensive wine list. The intimate, cosy rooms have chunky wooden beds adorned with soft bed linen, guaranteeing you an excellent night’s sleep.
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Marmadukes Town House Hotel

Hotel, Luxury
4.3/5 (495 Reviews)
Marmadukes Town House Hotel
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With uniquely decorated rooms and warm greetings from staff, Marmadukes Town House Hotel is known for its attention to detail. With a variety of rooms to suit all budgets, there’s something at Marmadukes for everyone. We recommend the King Suite with its double power shower and the not-so-discreet barrel sauna. Yes, you read that correctly, a whole private sauna to yourself.
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  • Judges Court

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    Judges Court
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    Concealed within a secret courtyard, Judges Court offers lush accommodation in a Grade II-listed townhouse with an enigmatic past. Each room has an Nespresso machine, handmade biscuits and Molten Brown bath products. Inside the rooms, you’ll also find authentic apothecary jars, waiting for you to concoct your own cocktail. Alternatively, enjoy Judges Court’s own creations, including the Judges Tipple or Turpin’s Ruin.
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    Jorvik House

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    4.6/5 (197 Reviews)
    Jorvik House
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    Inspired by York’s very own Scandinavian heritage, Jorvik House is a boutique hotel that should not be missed. Think wooden floors, minimalist decor and deer skin rugs – the Loft Suite even has a view of York Minster. Located on the periphery of the famous city walls and directly opposite the Museum Gardens, Jorvik House is perfectly placed near the city action.
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    The Queen's Hotel

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    The Queen's Hotel
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    The Queen’s Hotel is in the heart of the city, along the Ouse riverbank, and has all the expected amenities of a traditional boutique hotel. With refreshment trays in every room, tremendous views of the river and rooms with a vintage feel, the Queen’s Hotel is an idyllic place to stay in York, whether it’s for business, pleasure or both.
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