We had the most wonderful weekend staying at The Grand Hotel for our 10th wedding anniversary. It lives up to its five star rating in every way. Friendly staff on arrival go out of their way to make you feel special. On check in, our room was upgraded to a suite due to availability and at no extra charge. The suite was fit for a king... The swinging point for us when booking The Grand over any other York hotel was the bathroom, and this did not disappoint... High ceilings. Huge windows. Roll top bath. His and hers sink. Stunning double walk in shower. Pure Luxury. The super king bed was extremely comfortable and it was lovely having the extra space with the lounge area in the suite. Two desks. Coffee table and luxury coffee facilities. Loved the velvet chairs. Up to date magazines. Plenty of space to make yourself feel quite at home. Courtesy umbrellas. We chose not to eat evening meals at the Grand as we wanted to explore the city, but breakfast was lovely. The restaurant staff are exceptional and so polite, promptly seating us at our tables and bringing tea and coffee. There is a generous selection of continental foods, however, the serving dishes for the cooked breakfast seemed rather small for the number of people being served and so quickly ran out... I'm sure this would be rectified by having larger serving dishes... Very tasty though! We also loved wandering down to the relaxing pool in our complimentary bath robes. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you.
Traveller from Lancashire
The Grand Hotel & Spa sits next to York’s Roman city walls, just across the road from the Memorial Gardens and the River …More
I don't know why this hotel is rated 3.5 stars - my economy single room was undeniably compact but tastefully appointed to a very high quality and standard, with a pleasing feel. There is an attention to detail in the rooms - most things feel just right.
The breakfast room is a long way down a dismal corridor towards the conference centre, but looks onto the river. As a visitor you do feel more part of a conference but the breakfast offers a huge range of quality choices and is very good value.
The RBG bar and restaurant is best avoided. Ghastly loud muzak and the usual children's fare of pizza, burgers etc - what passes for British hospitality these days - drove me elsewhere. Reception area feels sterile, I found the staff rather curt and lacking in charm.
Minor irritants about the room - tv positioned the wrong end of the desk console so it is too close to watch comfortably from the bed - the only possible position, no proper reading lamp by the bed, bathroom light switch wrong side of the door - inconvenient if you get up in the night, fantastic quality shower but curtain inadequate to prevent spillages onto bathroom floor.
Quiet riverside location convenient for station and centre a real bonus. Would definitely return.
Traveller from Essex
Located in the heart of York, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of All Saints Church and York Dungeon. York …More
This small hotel is full of character and charm. It's lounges are stylish in keeping with the period and the bedroom was warm and comfortable with a bathroom that was huge! (With roll top bath!). The dining room is an attractive orangery extension. Breakfast was excellent. In the evening we went for the 8 course tasting menu which was imaginative and very well presented. We enjoyed every course! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel is in easy walking distance of the centre of York. We look forward to using this hotel again.
Traveller from Beverley
Situated in York, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bootham Bar and York Minster. Shambles and York National Railway …More
What a fun place to stay ! Very quirky bedroom decor with super comfortable bedding, lovely modern bathroom and such lovely friendly staff.
The only negative thing I would say is that a person of limited mobility may find it hard to maneuver around the room as there is very little space between the beds and the wall / furniture..... especially when you get a couple of suitcases in there too.
Traveller from Dubai
Located in the heart of York, this luxury guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of St. Martin's Church, York Dungeon, and …More
The hotel was under going a major renovation so was not at its best, however the staff were very helpful and friendly. Due to the refurbishment WiFi was only available in the public areas, it's a shame that the refurbishment work is not mental the time of booking. Nevertheless I would recommend this hotel, its in a great location within easy walking distance of the city centre and when the work is done it will be a great place to stay.
Traveller from Brighton
Located in Bootham, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Olave's Church and York Minster. York National Railway …More
We were lucky enough to have two concerts booked at the Barbican theatre so Staycity was ideal as it is literally next door. We were able to enjoy the concerts , have a little drink and not worry about getting a cab or bus. Also it's close proximity to York's city centre made it ideal for all the sight seeing we did.
Traveller from East Barnet
Situated in York, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Clifford's Tower, and York Castle Museum …More
Our two night stay was very pleasant, friendly welcoming staff, room well equipped, although bathroom was a little tired. Breakfast was very good with an excellent choice of different breakfast dishes. The hotel is in walking distance (approx. 20mins) of the centre of York and the sights. We would book again if we returned to York.
Situated in York, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Micklegate Bar, York Dungeon, and Jorvik Viking Centre …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.