The Principal York


Situated just minutes from the city centre and overlooking York Walls and York Minster, the Principal York Hotel has been a sought after residence for decades.

Rooms have been refurbished by award-winning designers Goddard Littlefair who have successfully blended Victorian architecture with modern day comforts. The hotel boasts 155 elegant and luxurious guest rooms and suites which are all light, airy, and ultra comfortable.

The hotel was once a railway hotel, and this history still remains today as it is situated directly next to York’s famous railway station. However, the inside is a little more opulent these days after a £15 million refurbishment.

The fully equipped gym is a haven for exercise fanatics, and also offers a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi.

Price: Starting from £129 per night

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Grays Court Hotel

edwards-005.jpgAn historic boutique hotel in York’s city centre, Grays Court Hotel is a luxurious family owned property with a history spanning over 900 years. Not only is this one of the oldest continuously occupied properties in Britain, but also retains the only private access to York’s City Walls.

It is rare to find a country house in the heart of a city, but Grays Court offers the type of tranquility and calmness that would fool you into thinking you’re relaxing in the countryside.

There is a reason why there are so many repeat clients, no one wants to go anywhere else once they have stayed. This is a hotel oozing in history and is even a place where kings once dined.

With rooms promising a peaceful night sleep, there’s no surprise the rooms have been decked out with the best furnishings and decor. All rooms are individually designed and oozing in tradition whilst being spacious, bright and fresh.

Price: Starting from £220 per night

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The Grand Hotel and Spa

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Luxurious, opulent, and styled to represent the golden age of travel, the Grand Hotel and Spa is situated in the former headquarters of the North Eastern Rail Company.

Perfect for spa lovers, and those who want to relax as well as explore, this hotel offers an abundance of spa treatments in their relaxing vaults. Alongside the spa treatment rooms is a 14m swimming pool with jets, spa whirlpool, Nordic dry sauna, Aromatic steam room, changing rooms, and a state of the art gym.

If you are looking for a place to sleep, the Grand Hotel boasts 107 plush rooms, featuring Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, Egyptian cotton bed linen, and complimentary WiFi. If you need something more spacious, choose one of the hotel’s 13 suites that boast some of the best views in York. Following the Edwardian style, guest rooms are truly unique.

However, if you just fancy visiting York for a day rather than stopping over, you can still enjoy the Grand Hotel and Spa. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served in the hotel grounds most days and offers fabulous views of the city’s walls.

Price: Starting from £154 per night

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Hotel du Vin


A Grade II Listed mansion house retaining its early 19th Century character whilst introducing everything you need from a modern hotel.

This former orphanage features 44 guest rooms and suites, all with luxurious hand sprung mattresses, the finest Egyptian linen, deep baths, and drench showers.

Also on site is a popular bistro, offering an elegant, refined, and relaxing dining experience for all guests. Dishes are created with a strong French and British influence in mind and the menus are changed as per the seasons so they can offer diners the freshest produce.

Price: Starting from £109 per night

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