The Principal York Hotel

ex. Royal York

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal York Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Principal York is a 5-story hotel in the center of York at a close proximity to Water World, Yorkshire Museum of Farming and Hull Road Park offering a health club, a steam room and a leisure club along with quality services. The hotel opened its doors in 1900 and was remodeled in 2005.

The Principal York Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of York. A cathedral, a castle and a church lie a short distance away.

Bars and cafés are set close to the property.

40 minutes' drive from Leeds/bradford airport and 5 minutes' walk to York Railway train station.

Rooms

The Principal York Hotel offers 167 luxury rooms with a sweeping view of the garden. Guests have access to climate control, coffee/tea makers, complimentary wireless internet, a private safe and cable TV with on-demand movies available in each room.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the terrace each morning. Light seasonal specialties are proposed at the modern restaurant. Guests can savor cocktails and afternoon tea in the snack bar. Krakatoa and The Old Siam are situated in a historic area, about 200 meters from the venue.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

Residents will benefit from 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.

Relax

A spa lounge, a solarium and a Jacuzzi are offered for relaxation. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness club.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   167.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

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City Center
  • York
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • York railway station
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    700 ft
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • Museum Gardens
    1600 ft
Beaches
  • Goddards Garden
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 240 sq. feet
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    Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 380 sq. feet
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        Superior Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Double bed
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            Executive Suite
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Principal York Hotel York location
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              Hotel Address:

              Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

              Get directions
              City Center
              • York
                2300 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • York railway station
                400 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
                700 ft
              • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
                1000 ft
              Parks
              • Museum Gardens
                1600 ft
              Beaches
              • Goddards Garden
                1.4 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                167

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Blake Gallery - 1400 ft

              Places of interest

              • City of York Council - 400 ft
              • Waterline Cruises - 1000 ft
              • Bar Walls Of The City Of York - 1000 ft
              • York Baptist Church - 1000 ft
              • York Observatory - 1000 ft
              • York Guildhall - 1400 ft
              • St Mary's Abbey - 1400 ft
              • Museum Gardens - 1400 ft

              Train stations

              Sport related

              • Red Boat - 1000 ft

              Amusement

              • City Screen Ltd - 1400 ft

              Museums

              • Priory Church Of The Holy Trinity - 700 ft
              • Jim Park & Friends - 1000 ft
              • Micklegate Bar Museum - 1000 ft
              • National Railway Museum - 1000 ft
              • Bar Convent Museum - 1400 ft
              • The Bar Convent - 1400 ft
              • Friends Of The National Railway Museum - 1400 ft

              Local attractions

              • York Minster - 1.0 mi
                Deangate, York
              • Goddards Garden - 1.4 mi
                27 Tadcaster Road, York
              • Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite - 2.9 mi
                The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, York
              • The Web Adventure Park - 1.3 mi
                Wigginton Road, York
              • Water World - 2.4 mi
                Kathryn Avenue, York

              Near the hotel

              • National Railway Museum - 1100 ft
                Leeman Road, York
              • York City Art Gallery - 1000 ft
                Exhibition Sq., York
              • St. Mary's Abbey - 1300 ft
                Museum Gardens, York
              • Multangular Tower - 1400 ft
                Museum Gardens, York
              • Priory Church of the Holy Trinity - 800 ft
                Micklegate, York
              • Micklegate Bar Museum - 1100 ft
                Micklegate, York
              • Bar Convent Museum - 1400 ft
                17 Blossom St., York

              Restaurants nearby

              • Krakatoa - 700 ft

                Address: 39 Tanner Row
                Phone: +(44)1904 633066

                74% likes this, based on 151 reviews
                Cuisine: Indonesian
                Price Range: USD 9 - USD 41

              • The Whippet Inn - 1500 ft

                Address: 15 North Street
                Phone: +44 1904 500660

                73% likes this, based on 310 reviews
                Cuisine: Vegetarian, British

              • Mollys Tearooms - 2100 ft

                Address: 41 Stonegate
                Phone: 07534472259

                84% likes this, based on 56 reviews
                Cuisine: British
                Price Range: USD 5 - USD 11

              • The Old Siam - 1000 ft

                Address: 126 Micklegate
                Phone: 1904635162

                72% likes this, based on 350 reviews
                Cuisine: Thai
                Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

              • Mannion And Co - 1900 ft

                Address: 1 Blake Street
                Phone: 01904 631030

                78% likes this, based on 225 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                167

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              The Principal York Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal York

              Average guest rating

              7.2out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 1732 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                9.2

                I loved the big rooms and the lovely big bathroom. Staff were very professional and helpful.

              • Single
                8.8

                The size of the room and the garden and castle view

                The smell of the carpets in the main corridors

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                loction was excellent, close to historical sites. beutiful building

                Food was extremely poor. The decor in the puplic areas failed to capture the potential of the building. Windows in the bedroom were painted shut and, with no apparent source of ventilation, the room was stuffy,

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                Helpful staff, clean and bright room with good facilities, good resturant and breakfast

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The light shade was too low and room was on the small side but everything else was fine.

              • Older travelers
                7.0

                The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar was pleasant to have a drink in.

                Breakfast was disorganised. For the amount of people turning up at peak time for breakfast on Sunday morning, the chef did not keep on top of topping up the cooked breakfast leaving people with half full plates going cold waiting for more items to be put out. Fruit bar also ran out - luckily I had already had some by then.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                friendly helpful staff who made us feel welcome

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                Close proximity to the City,relaxed atmostphere in the Bar/varanda areas.Room cleanliness.Ample choice at breakfast.Only stayed one night,next time would look at 2 nights depending on what rate I can agree.

                Cost of breakfast,on reciving confirmation of my booking the papaerwork stated £10 full english breakfast,however when checking out we were charged £14 each.

              • Couple
                8.8

                Hotel was comfortable, clean, breakfast was good

                Bit expensive and music from events room was extremely loud late at night

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                Nice staff, good room & excellent location.

                Cleaning of the room good be better. Specially the bathroom.

              • Single
                6.6

                room service prompt and the staff very friendly. Bed was very comfortable and the temperautre of the room was great. Lovely clean bathroom with bath and shower

                I ordered a newspaper which didn't arrive. The decor looked a little shabby - like it needed redecorating

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                the helpfulness of the conceirge and the size of the room and bathroom

                old fashioned TV and cost of drinks at the bar

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                Central to the Train Station and City Centre. Nice grounds.

                Was disappointed breakfast was not included in the total price.

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Hotel is well positioned for york centre, i would advise to book a room with a garden view very nice !!!

              • Group of friends
                7.4

                It has been a grand hotel it may be getting a little tired but for a family get together perfect.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Principal York Hotel York location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

              Get directions
              City Center
              • York
                2300 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • York railway station
                400 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
                700 ft
              • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
                1000 ft
              Parks
              • Museum Gardens
                1600 ft
              Beaches
              • Goddards Garden
                1.4 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                167

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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