No matter how many times you visit, you can’t help but fall in love with this city. Stroll the cobblestoned Shambles, visit York Minster and explore the City Walls – this historic city has so many authentic experiences. Here are our top recommendations for where to stay in York – bookable on Culture Trip.
Moxy York is a trendy and vibrant, York hotel, just outside the main hub of the city. It’s situated near many of the city’s offices and apartments, so you’ll often find freelancers and digital nomads frequenting the Plug and Meet lobby areas where there’s a 24/7 food and drink service. Whether you’re in the city on a work trip or for leisure, you can still take advantage of the minimalist, reasonably priced rooms that Moxy York offers.
Just a short walk from Rowntree Park – a favourite stomping ground for locals – Roomzzz York boasts six different room options, including a swish two-bedroom loft apartment complete with a kitchenette, living and dining area, plus a workspace to take care of those important calls. Some rooms have a view out over the River Ouse, and there is a free gym on-site along with a cosy coffee shop.
York Pavilion Hotel, in the Fulford area and near the University of York, allows the perfect opportunity to delve into student life in York. This hotel provides you with the perfect base for your stay, each room decorated in a distinctive theme and some with elegant four-poster beds. It also hosts an array of events throughout the calendar year, including festive shindigs, disco nights, and events for the whole family.
The Lamb and Lion Inn is one of York’s most beloved local pubs. In the warmer months, you’ll find the lush beer garden teeming with families, friends and locals sinking afternoon pints while enjoying the view of York Minster. During winter, it’ll be squish central inside, as regulars nab a seat next to the homely fireplace. The Lamb & Lion Inn oozes warm, snug comfort and the characterful bedrooms above make it a convenient place to rest your head after sampling one or two of the local ales.
One activity that can’t be missed in York is climbing the tower at York Minster. The Minster Walk Guest House is just a stone’s throw away from the Minster on Marygate, so you’ll be in a prime location to enjoy the sweeping views that the top of the magnificent cathedral offers. If you’re inclined to splurge, the top floor is home to a spacious suite complete with wooden beams.
DoubleTree by Hilton York is an acclaimed hotel right in the city centre, not far from the Shambles. It overlooks the Monk Bar section of the city’s famous bar walls, one of the most popular attractions in York. If you’re looking to incorporate both exercise and sightseeing during your time in York, join the locals on the 3.4km (2mi) stretch of the ancient monument.
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