Pamper yourself with a luxurious stay in the historic city of York. Whether you prefer a fine dining establishment like Le Cochon Aveugle, a lush afternoon tea from Betty’s, or a visit to the stunning York Minster, York has plenty of indulgent options. From charming rooms in established inns to decadent suites at fancy spa retreats, here are some of our top picks for the best luxury hotels in York.
The Grand Hotel & Spa is one of the most prestigious hotels in York. This eminent establishment boasts refined rooms catering to every comfort you might desire. From cloud-like pillows to soft furnishings, The Grand Hotel goes above and beyond to ensure that your stay is memorable. It’s also home to a state-of-the-art spa, where you can enjoy the 14m (46ft) swimming pool, aromatic steam room, and Nordic dry sauna.
Not only is the Principal York on the doorstep of the train station, it’s also one of the most acclaimed hotels in York. With its late-Victorian architecture and its impressive 155 rooms, this hotel is a marvel. Sip cocktails at the award-winning Chapter House Bar before dining at the Refectory Kitchen with its modern take on old classics. The Yorkshire Parkin, a deliciously sticky ginger cake with Yorkshire beer glaze and custard, is to die for.
Dean Court Hotel is a place that instantly feels like home as soon as you step inside, but with a luxury upgrade. Thanks to its historic building, Dean Court Hotel oozes charm and welcomes guests looking for family-friendly rooms or romantic, deluxe suites. Highlights include the superking beds, Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine, and complimentary hospitality conveniences such as cold drinks, sweets, and chocolates.
Equipped with an extensive wine cellar and a fabulous restaurant, Hotel du Vin in York is a charming hotel. Its supreme location makes it a perfect place to stay if you want to be close to the city’s action. The hotel’s pièce de résistance is Bistro du Vin, Hotel du Vin’s renowned restaurant that serves traditional French cuisine with a modern British twist.
The Lamb & Lion Inn York is a quintessential British inn with all the charms of a high-quality hotel – luxury with an archaic twist. Each room at the Lamb & Lion is individually decorated, and the personal touches of complimentary H2k toiletries, en-suite bathrooms, and the courtyard views towards York Minster make it feel truly unique.
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