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

York always comes up top as one of the best places to visit in the UK. With more attractions per square mile than any other UK city, it is on everyone’s list for a staycation. 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.

April 7, 2024


The Grand, York

Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD

Based in a central location overlooking the city walls, experience York’s most luxurious address and receive a very warm welcome. The Grand is a beautiful hotel which is housed in the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway and is only minutes away from 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. Experience and staycation packages on offer include “Dine and Stay” in which guests can enjoy a meal in the Rise Restaurant followed by a delicious Yorkshire breakfast the next day. For those wishing to relax and rejuvenate, there’s a spa complete with tranquil facilities alongside luxury treatments too.

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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 luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. 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 only a short walk from all of the main sights and attractions, The Principal is well placed for exploring the city. 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 always go the extra mile for their guests. Comprising modern and elegant rooms, the hotel offers indulgence for all. Whether staying in a spacious suite which aim to give you the luxury you deserve, or one of their fantastic standard rooms you will be well looked after.

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No.1 York

Clifton, York, YO30 6AA

A grand Georgian boutique hotel 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. Just a 10 minute walk from the iconic minster, expect huge sash windows, high ceilings and a sweeping central staircase. Offering instantly soothing vibes, the spa is centred on bespoke therapies and treatments. Inside you will find 39 bedrooms spread over three floors with each one telling York’s stories in the most charming of ways. Everything about No.1 Guesthouse is utterly delightful and definitely one of the best places to stay in York.

Middleton's Hotel

Cromwell Road, York, YO1 6DS

Nestled within York’s city walls in a quiet residential area just five minutes away from the fashionable Bishopthorpe Road, the hotel is set across six Grade II listed buildings. Middleton’s has a fantastic offering for guests and those who are just passing by, whether you are out for an evening meal or staying to explore the city, your experience will be a memorable one. With 56 individual bedrooms ranging from standard level comfy to executive suites, it is ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a luxurious staycation.

Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa

Only two miles from York’s vibrant city centre and an eight minute taxi ride from the train station, Middlethorpe Hall is set within 20 acres of its own beautifully maintained gardens and parkland. Offering the best of city and country, it is renowned for its excellent award winning food, luxurious accommodation and boutique spa. The elegant bedrooms are furnished with antiques and fine paintings and many have scenic views of the grounds. Two Edwardian cottages have been converted into a spa with three treatment rooms, steam room, sauna and an indoor swimming pool.

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April 7, 2024