York is an obvious place to base yourself on a visit to wonderful Yorkshire, as there's so much to see and do, as well as an array of incredible hotels, to suit all styles and budgets.
Most hotels in York are very busy, owing to the immense popularity of the city.
Encased by the fantastic city walls, your stay in York will involve quaint strolls down The Shambles, visits to boutique and quirky independent stores, as well as high end known brands.
Delightful cafes sit on every street, and if you'd like a local ale or beer, you'll find this in one of the city's many, many pubs and bars.
Whether you are a religious person or not, you can't fail to be impressed by the outstanding architectural beauty of York Minster, the jewel in the crown of this most special of places.
The nightlife in York is very good, with a range of tastes catered to.
So... where to stay? We've been scouring the online ratings to discover the hottest hotels in the City of York, to come up with this list...
A little out of the hussle and bussle of the city centre, Hotel du Vin offers excellent service and is consistently rated very highly by guests. It also offers a slightly lower price than some of the bigger names, and more central hotels.
Right next to the city walls, and with good access to parking - which is quite important in the narrow spaces of York - you'll find the Hilton is strolling distance to many venues offering internationally renouned comedians; or to explore the city sights.
Explore everything that historic York has to offer from the Hilton York Hotel. Conveniently located inside the city walls and opposite Clifford’s Tower, this York hotel is within walking distance of some of the town’s most popular tourist attractions and the business district. Our hotel has 131 guestrooms, some featuring accessible rooms. Every room is well equipped for whether you’re staying with us on business or leisure. Our onsite Restaurant and Bar Towers serves fine food and afternoon tea daily with beautiful views of Clifford’s Tower. Our 24 hour express gym located on the ground floor equipped with state of the art equipment allows you to maintain your fitness while you’re on the go. - Yorkshire.com Listing
One for those on a lower budget, and yet completely comfortable, and very centrally located, the Ibis York Centre is a nice all-around option for those looking for a pleasant bed for the night in York.
The Grand bills itself as York's first and only AA 5 Star hotel, and it's easy to see why, when the wonderful location - right next to the city walls - is coupled with fine furniture and excellent service.
The Grand, York is York’s most luxurious address. Housed in the former North Eastern Railway Headquarters, the iconic Edwardian building retains much of its stunning architecture and original features, and provides an idyllic setting for a city break in York, or a base to explore the region. As the city’s only accredited five-star hotel, The Grand offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a warm Yorkshire welcome and fantastic views across the city walls and York Minster.
There’s nowhere quite like The Grand to enjoy quintessentially British Afternoon Tea. Book into The Rise for Grand Afternoon Tea, served with a large selection of coffees and tea as well as Champagne, Prosecco and even with Hendrick’s Gin with our Tipsy G & Tea experience. - Yorkshire.com Listing
Standing in the shadow of York Minster, the finest location in the city! A first class hotel from which to explore York. Everything is within walking distance, including the city walls and all York’s famous attractions.
Inside, stunning contemporary design, with the emphasis on elegance and comfort. Rooms beautifully and individually styled in contemporary themes and equipped with flat screen TVs with 30 ftv channels and DVD players. The hotel has an extensive range of DVD's for guests' use. There is an iPOD docking station available for use too. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
D.C.H the Restaurant has an AA Rosette Award whilst The Lounge-Bar a more informal menu in a cosy setting with mixed seating styles, sofas and more upright chairs to suit all tastes. Some of the finest food and service in the city, local produce predominant in all menus.Standing in the shadow of York Minster, the finest location in the city! A first class hotel from which to explore York. Everything is within walking distance, including the city walls and all York’s famous attractions. - Yorkshire.com listing
Situated on the corner of Rougier Street, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s most famous attractions, including York Minster, York Castle and the historic city walls. York train station and the River Ouseare both a few minute walks away, with the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and the world famous university a short walk over the bridge. - Yorkshire.com Listing
Here you can kick off your shoes, make yourself at home and take some time out after a busy day exploring the cities delights.
Our family run hotel in York will delight you with its tranquillity yet close proximity to all of York’s main tourist attractions and businesses; we are situated just minutes’ walk from the centre; 9 to Shambles to be exact! - Yorkshire.com listing