6 Best Adults-Only Hotels In York, UK - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Known as a cathedral city, York is an ancient walled city in Yorkshire in Northern England. This unique destination used to be the capital of a Roman province and was conquered by the Vikings. Its rich history is why it has a plethora of world-class museums, a flourishing cultural scene, and fun festivals. York Minster, its most popular attraction, is a well-visited 13th-century Gothic cathedral with 2 working bell towers and lovely stained-glass windows. The walls of the city work as a walkway that borders River Ouse. Vibrant diners and modern stand-alone shops line the city’s walls. Over the years, it has made it to The Sunday Times’ annual list of the best places to live in the UK. Planning a vacation in this lively festival city with your significant other? Check out the best adults-only hotels in York, UK, and have a wonderful stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to adults-only amenities and services. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. The Bootham Tavern - York (from USD 113)

For an exciting night out in the northern region of Yorkshire, book a stay at Bootham Tavern. You can belt out tunes in the karaoke all you want or dance at the on-site nightclub like there’s no tomorrow. Sporting events are broadcasted, and nightly live performances of bands are held from Friday to Sunday each week.

Spend the night in the hotel’s cozy European-themed rooms. You can freshen up with a relaxing soak in the clawfoot tub or a hot shower in the private bathrooms. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee offerings in the room then post your vacation photos on the net using free Wi-Fi.

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The Bootham Tavern - York

Wifi Available

Address: 29 Bootham
739 meters (0.5 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Bar Non-smoking rooms Internet services Karaoke Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

2. The Falcon Tap Boutique Inn (from USD 108)

This hotel offers spacious apartment-style rooms built mostly for couples. It’s a great place to be if you want to take a well-deserved break from your kids. The rooms are equipped with cozy beds for a restful sleep and lovely kitchens fitted with a Nespresso coffee maker for your caffeine fix. There are sofas, luxe bathrooms, and dining facilities too for your comfort and convenience.

The contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs, so feel free to laze around and enjoy a movie marathon with your partner. For those who are working remotely, a desk and free Wi-Fi are at your disposal.

Stayed at this property?

The Falcon Tap Boutique Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 94 Micklegate
609 meters (0.4 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Designated smoking area Smoke alarms

Other adult-only accommodations in York, UK

3. The Bishop and The Bison (from USD 188)

This lovely Georgian-style bed and breakfast is only 15 minutes away from the city center. It offers beautifully decorated rooms with Old-English motifs and colorful accents. The guest rooms are equipped with vintage furniture and modern comforts such as Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. It’s great for a couple’s getaway and is an LGBTQ-friendly establishment.

You’ll enjoy a scrumptious breakfast in the Bishopthorpe Dining Room and appreciate the surrounding views while sipping your afternoon tea in the courtyard. You and your partner can relax in the President’s Lounge with free happy hour drinks. Guests can also rent a bike to explore the nearby areas.

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The Bishop and The Bison

Wifi Available

Address: 127 Clifton
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Canoeing Cycling Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

4. Judges Court (from USD 150)

This four-story heritage property has a whimsical appeal that takes you back to centuries ago when it served as a lodging for judges. Each chamber is transformed into a modern suite that is unique and well-appointed.

The original interiors with polished flooring and wall panels are intact and adorned with fresh paint and bespoke furnishings. You can have fun watching your favorite shows on a flat-screen TV or listening to music from your iPod dock while lying on thick cushioned beds. A Nespresso machine provides freshly made coffee every day in your room. You can order some wine or champagne for an extra fee.

Some rooms have a luxurious roll-top bath, so you can enjoy a bubbly soak as soon as you get out of bed. Others have a walk-in shower in their ensuite bathrooms and a minibar.

Stayed at this property?

Judges Court

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, Coney Street
833 meters (0.6 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

5. Chelmsford Place Guest House (from USD 57)

This charming Victorian guest house offers accommodations with a rustic, romantic vibe. You can relax in rooms with light wood interiors, vintage furniture, and lovely floral motifs gracing the linens and décor. Enjoy your coffee or tea while watching cable TV or surfing the net with free Wi-Fi.

Some rooms have private bathrooms while others have shared ones. The property offers wake-up service if you need to be up early for breakfast or a game of golf. The nearest golf course is within 3 km (1.9 mi). Chelmsford Place Guest House is also a few minutes’ walk from York’s historic center and Grand Opera House.

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Chelmsford Place Guest House

Wifi Available

Address: 85 Fulford Road
1.88 km (1.2 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services Express check-in/check-out Cycling Heating

6. The Farthings (from USD 97)

This 4-star bed and breakfast is in a quiet neighborhood in York near the rail station, racecourse, and historic sites. It offers spacious rooms with unique traditional interiors and vintage furniture. Thick cushioned beds with metal bedframes, a lounge, and a flat-screen TV are present in each bedroom. The double and twin rooms offer either a private or shared bathroom.

You’ll relish a wide range of breakfast items served in the dining area. Guests can choose from a vegetarian, continental, and full English breakfast to start their day.

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The Farthings

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Nunthorpe Avenue
1.15 km (0.8 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

Enjoy your quality couple time in York

The beautiful cathedral city of York offers a limited number of adults-only hotels, so you shouldn’t miss the chance to book one. Their unique interiors and amenities will allow you to enjoy intimate time with your partner and relaxing space away from the kids. Book one of these best adults-only hotels in York, UK, to experience a vacation like no other.

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