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Places to Stay In York - 6 of The Best Hotels in York

York is one of those places that is on everyone’s list for a staycation and when it comes to sightseeing, York has more attractions per square miles than any other UK city. Relax in some of York’s finest hotels and if you stay in the city centre, you will be close to a vast array of shops, restaurants, theatres, museums and lots exciting things to do. Perfectly placed between London and Edinburgh, getting to York really couldn’t be easier. From luxury spa hotels to boutique getaways, there’s some lovely places to rest your head after a full day exploring the city.

Laura Shepherd
March 20, 2022

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The Grand, York

Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD

Based in one of the cities top hotel locations, experience York’s most luxurious address in the heart of the city. The Grand is a beautiful hotel which is housed in the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway and within minutes to all of the cities top attractions. A luxury spa hotel, The Grand offers the very best of traditional hospitality and is the perfect place to stay for any occasion. This stunning Edwardian building, retaining much of its traditional features and beautiful architecture offers everything for a wonderful city break. One of York’s finest five star hotels, The Grand is family friendly and offers some attractive packages for the ultimate staycation.

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Gray's Court

Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH

Only a stone’s throw from York Minster, Gray’s Court is a historic, boutique, luxury hotel with beautiful views onto York’s medieval city walls. A true hidden gem, the hotel has a rich history dating back to the 11th century. This ancient house was the residence of the Treasurers of York Minster and has had royal visits from Kings and Knights. With nine luxury bedrooms and voted one of the country’s best boutique hotels, a stay at Gray’s Court is an absolute must. The Bow Room, a 2 AA rosette restaurant, has an outstanding food offering sourcing the very best of produce, you are guaranteed a night of luxury here.

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The Principal

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

Located in the heart of the historic city of York, The Principal is only a short walk from all of the main sights and attractions. Just steps from the train station, the hotel has lovely views across its private gardens and along to the Minster. The Principal offers a warm and friendly welcome and is well placed for exploring the city. Comprising modern and elegant rooms, it is perfectly suited for a romantic weekend away or a city break with friends.

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No.1 by Guesthouse

Clifton, York, YO30 6AA

No.1 by Guesthouse provides the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring the city. Located in Bootham, this Grade II listed townhouse of head turningly good looks has 39 beautiful bedrooms, two luxury suites, a restaurant and a relaxing spa. Expect instantly soothing vibes, the spa is centred on offering bespoke therapies and treatments. There are five treatment rooms including an elegant rustic relaxation room and offers the perfect place for some well deserved R&R.

Middleton's Hotel

Cromwell Road, York, YO1 6DS

Middleton’s is located in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With only a short walk to the city’s main attractions, Middleton’s is a sophisticated hotel housed in a Grade II listed building. Set around a courtyard garden, the rooms are comfortable and modern with original features. The perfect place to stay after a busy day sightseeing, and when the weather is nice a cocktail or two on their terrace is just lovely.

Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa

Only two miles from York’s busy city centre, the National Trust’s Middlethorpe Hall is a beautiful country house and is set within its own beautifully maintained gardens. Offering the best of city and country, it is renowned for its excellent award winning food, luxurious accommodation and boutique spa. Middlethorpe Hall was built in 1699 and offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation with 29 guest rooms and suites situated in the main house and courtyard.

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Laura Shepherd
March 20, 2022
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