Best hotels in York from the Good Hotel Guide

Beautiful walled city full of history

Cobbled streets, stunning architecture and a world-famous cathedral - York is a fantastic destination for a hotel break. The Roman city is surrounded by medieval walls which are a popular walk, plus stroll through the historic Shambles, look round the Castle and then pause for a coffee by the beautiful River Ouse.

 The Good Hotel Guide’s selected hotels in York are a combination of the eclectic and the traditional, all with luxury guaranteed. Stay at a hotel originally built to house the clergy of York Minster, a National Trust spa or a Victorian house in a leafy suburb. York is easily reached from all parts of the UK and is just two hours by train from London. Don’t miss the Jorvik Viking Centre, a museum which transports you to the days of Vikings, complete with sound and smells. For arts lovers, York has numerous festivals to suit everyone’s taste – from real ale to cycling.

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Hotels in YORK

  • Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, YORK, Yorkshire

    Built in 1713 for the diarist Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, this ‘rare example of a perfect William and Mary mansion is undeniably splendid and interesting’, says a Guide inspector in 2015.

  • The Bloomsbury, YORK, Yorkshire

    ‘We had a great stay.’ In a leafy neighbourhood close to Clifton Green, Steve and Tricia Townsley are ‘exceptionally friendly, efficient and helpful’ hosts, who greet guests to

  • Bar Convent, YORK, Yorkshire

    By the historic city walls at Micklegate Bar, a five-minute walk to the centre, this unusual place to stay is in England’s oldest active convent (founded in 1686). The Grade I listed Georgian building

  • The Grange, YORK, Yorkshire

    Vivien and Jeremy Cassel’s family-friendly hotel is in a Grade II listed Regency town house a short walk from the city walls and the Minster. Jackie Millan is the manager. Individually decorated

  • Mount Royale, YORK, Yorkshire

    ‘Away from the bustle of the city’, this traditional hotel has been owned by the Oxtoby family for more than 45 years; it is run with long-serving staff who ‘take a genuine interest in their guests’.