The Best Luxury Hotels in York

You can catch a glimpse of York Minster from almost anywhere in the charming city of York, including these luxury properties
You can catch a glimpse of York Minster from almost anywhere in the charming city of York, including these luxury properties | Courtesy of The Grand Hotel / Expedia
Chloe Dickenson

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.

1. The Grand Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

A doorman outside the impressive entrance to the Grand Hotel
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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.

2. Principal York


Columns, parquet flooring and plush seating in the elegant lobby at the Principal York
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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.

3. The Grange


A plush couch and a double bed with floral drapes in an elegant hotel room at the Grange Hotel
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Exuding a cosy, comforting vibe, with plush armchairs and open fires, the Grange Hotel epitomises what it means to be a luxury hotel. A table at the highly coveted Ivy Brasserie restaurant won’t disappoint; whether it’s with the twice-baked soufflé or tasteful afternoon tea, you can rest assured that your appetite will be well catered for when staying at the Grange.

4. Dean Court Hotel


The red brick exterior of Dean Court Hotel, looking down the street to the beautiful facade of York Minster
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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.

5. Hotel du Vin


Tables set for dining in the stylish restaurant at Hotel du Vin, with hanging plants from the conservatory roof and potted plants around the room
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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.

6. Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Spa Hotel

The manicured lawn leading to Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, a grand red brick building
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Set upon over 20 acres (8ha) of gardens, just two miles (3.2km) out of the city centre of York, Middlethorpe Hall and Spa is one of the county’s most renowned establishments. Calling it a hotel feels like an understatement – Middlethorpe’s extravagant rooms, boutique spa, and extensive grounds make it a truly remarkable place to visit.

7. Lamb & Lion York

Bed and Breakfast

Two leather chairs and a double bed with wood frame in a hotel room at Lamb and Lion Hotel
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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.

8. Jorvik House


Armchairs, a light fixture made of antlers and a bench with fur covering in the sitting area at Jorvik House
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Nothing quite competes with Jorvik House when it comes to location, style, and accommodating staff. Overlooking the Museum Gardens on the Marygate entrance, Jorvik House’s individually styled rooms are the perfect combination of elegant sophistication and vintage charm. Luxury Cowshed toiletries, free tea and coffee stations, and thick faux-fur throws embellish the rooms at Jorvik House for the ultimate homely getaway.

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