This five star hotel lives up to it's ratings. From the room to the staff everything was fantastic. I've travelled a lot and the helpfulness of the concierge staff cannot be beat – great team of folks!
My only nit is the spa facilities are in need of a refresh and they are constructing a new extension so expect a very small amount of construction noise until that completes. I would definitely book this place again.
Traveller from Seattle
The Grand Hotel & Spa sits next to York’s Roman city walls, just across the road from the Memorial Gardens and the River …More
We spent four nights here and enjoyed our stay. Excellent service, wonderful rooms and delicious breakfasts! They went beyond expectations in booking specific rooms, recommending local attractions, and arranging transportation. We would definitely use this hotel again!
Traveller from Washington, DC
Located in Bootham, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bootham Bar and York Minster. Shambles and York …More
Middlethorpe Hall is a beautiful, luxurious manor house, but what makes it really special are the super staff. In fact one of the best places we have ever stayed. From the gentlemen who greeted us at the door, to the knowledgeable staff in the dining room, everyone treated us as special guests. They remembered our names, preferences - even at breakfast. Tea delivered to our room with home-made biscuits, as we arrived, was a welcome surprise. We phoned for morning tea and coffee when we woke up both mornings of our stay, and it was delivered within a few minutes - at no charge.
We treated ourselves to the tasting meal on the first night, complete with wines, and what a treat we were in for! With the addition of a glass of champagne - on the house - to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the evening was truly memorable. Every course was delicious - we particularly enjoyed the venison, cooked perfectly - Exceptional.
The second night my husband ordered battered fish and thick-cut chips in the lounge, and really enjoyed it.
Breakfast haddock was tasty, whilst my husband enjoyed the full cooked works.
The gardens are beautiful, and a walk both before breakfast and early evening were very pleasant. The gardeners are readily on site and happy to discuss the gardens. We did not have an opportunity to try out the Spa, but other guests commented on how nice the swimming pool was.
Very sad to go and can't wait to return, but next time for longer than 2 nights!
Traveller from Essex
Situated in York, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of York Racecourse, York Minster, and Clifford's Tower. York Castle …More
overall perfectly adequate [if a trifle over-expensive]; in our room [no.21] is a narrow [unmeasured but around 50 cm deep] shower cubicle and an elaborate curved control panel about a metre tall with eight knobs, only two of which are functional.
Traveller from bath
Located in Bootham, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Olave's Church and York Minster. York National Railway …More
Hotel is an interesting mix of buildings. Our room was extremely spacious. Bathroom functional rather than luxurious. Breakfast offered a wide selection. Location was very good though - Central but down a quiet side street. Great stay with helpful staff.
Located in the heart of York, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of All Saints Church, Clifford's Tower, and York Dungeon …More
We have been staying at this hotel for the past 15 years, and it keeps getting better. The rooms in the main building are spacious and comfortable, and it's more like visiting with a relative than a hotel. The staff are all friendly and beyond helpful. They even had a recommendation for us for a carvery that served roast turkey, as we were visiting on Canadian Thanksgiving.
Traveller from Toronto
Situated in the business district, this luxury inn is within a 5-minute walk of York Guildhall and York Minster. York Dungeon …More
Once enclosed by ancient fortified walls, York offers a wealth of cultural and historical sites, including York Castle, the National Railway Museum, and York Minster, a Gothic cathedral in the city center. The Shambles is a pedestrian-friendly street dating back to mediaeval ages, where it housed butcher shops. Today the scene is less gruesome, with quaint boutiques and tea rooms lining the road.