Principal York

in York

Address: Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, United Kingdom

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Principal York a Hotel to stay in for a visit to York and the surrounding region of Yorkshire.

Property Description

Principal York!

The 4-star Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, is set in quiet gardens, with views into the new Garden Room overlooking York Minster. Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool.

It has stylish and modern rooms featuring a flat-screen Smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and a work space area. Guests will find an iron, ironing board and hairdryer in the wardrobe and each bathroom has a rain shower.

The Refectory Kitchen and Terrace, and Chapter House bar offer fresh, seasonal food with a local flavor, while traditional afternoon tea is served in the Garden Room. A full English buffet breakfast is available each morning.

With a gym and indoor pool the hotel is next door to York Train Station, with fast and frequent connections to London, Scotland and across the north of England. The property offers parking for guests driving to the property. The historic city center and York Shambles are a 5-minute walk from the hotel and York Racecourse is 5 minutes’ drive away.

This is our guests’ favorite part of York, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Principal York has been welcoming guests since 1 Aug 2005

Property Highlights

  • Located in the best-rated area in York, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3
  • Want a great night’s sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.
  • Breakfast Info
  • Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet
  • Private parking at the hotel

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Owner’s Description

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In the heart of the city with views of the Minster

The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, The Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines.

Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep.


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly

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