Who needs a time machine when York’s vintage architecture can take you back to another century? If you’re already weary of the usual tourist spots, you can check out the alternative things to do in York that you will surely enjoy. You can also time your visit just right so you can experience some of York’s top festivals. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay somewhere that has a history, such as a Victorian town home or an Edwardian House. Whichever time period you get a glimpse of, location is everything in this city. Here is our list of the best places to stay in York, England.
If you’re thinking about where to stay in York, England, you might want to check this out. This cozy bed and breakfast is in the quiet corner of York. Filled with large rooms and a fun bar, this is a great place for relaxation. Visitors love the staff’s friendliness and hosting abilities. But what truly makes this place stand out from the others is the complimentary breakfast each morning with dietary options for everyone’s needs.
If you are on a budget and aren’t too bothered about staying in a luxury boutique hotel, this hostel is a great choice with guests raving about the comfortable beds. The hostel is a Georgian house and has private bedrooms as well as dormitories. Right on the edge of York’s medieval walls, Hostel Safestay is close to several of the main attractions and the railway. One unique perk about this hostel is that it caters to your privacy for an affordable price. Each bunk bed has a curtain around it to ensure a good night’s rest after a fun day around the town.
Only a 15-minute walk from York Minister, Ascot House is very close to the city center. Each bedroom boasts four-poster or canopy beds for you to sleep soundly in. Guests adore the beauty of this Ascot house, which feels like history frozen in time.
The elegance of the house and the rooms in it will enhance your stay overall. Bathrooms are completely modern and clean. This is rated one of the best hotels for the value!
Fully equipped with a hot tub, sauna, and its own personal on-site beauty therapist, this hotel’s mission is to pamper its guests. Even the bedrooms will make sure to give you your full beauty rest every night with its quiet location and comfortable rooms.
This Georgian house is set in the heart of York, a five-minute walk from all city attractions. Each room has its own style with a beautiful, rustic and quirky theme.
This adorable glamping hut will give other hotels a run for their money. The lodge is located on a beautiful farm with access to golfing, fishing and hiking. Eleven kilometers (7 miles) from the city center, this place is the furthest away than the other hotels mentioned.
However, it provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere with outdoor activities. If you prefer being in nature, this is the place to go. There is even a cozy log burner as the cherry on top to this lovely getaway.
This hotel is within walking distance of plenty of attractions and they will even provide a free car park if you want to venture away from the city. The 1850s Victorian townhome lies on a residential street that is both quiet and easily accessible. Each room has British charm and the dining room downstairs provides breakfast each morning.
The Parisi Hotel is clean, comfortable and in the most historic part of York. Perfect for couples or families, this hotel overlooks the famous St. Deny’s Church. The Parisi Hotel is a refurbished rectory from the 1800s giving guests an authentic stay in York. The location is convenient for those wanting access to the railway or several local attractions like The Shambles, a famous cobblestone road in York. Stay right next to several popular shops and restaurants!
Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities Heating
This gem of an accommodation may not have that historical touch to it but due to its central location, you can easily get to most of the city’s top historical landmarks and sites. Also, it’s close to many of the city’s dining, shopping, and wining options.
This apartment comes with one bedroom that’s furnished with one cozy king-size bed, providing a comfy sleeping space for up to two guests. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen that allows you to whip up your own meals if you feel like it.
Top guest reviewsgreat apartment comfortable and well specced and as describedjust come back from a wonderful three night stay in brian’s apartmentapartment looks beautiful very modernvery clean and stylishaccomodation clean modern and comfortablebeautiful apartment and very clean throughoutit was so clean and everything we neededspacious and very clean and modern throughout
Host:brilliant and helpful hostbrian a great host super friendly & helpfulbrian was a great host and communication was greatbrian is a great host with good communication he made our weekend stay very enjoyably and stress freeRead more reviewsideal location for staying in york and just a few mins walk from stationgreat location for a short walk into yorkgood location 10 mins walk from york city centre bars & restaurantgreat location too only 10 to 15 mins walk to centre of yorkour weekend stay was lovely location is great only 15 min walking distance to town
Combining the comfort and style of a modern home and the charm of a historical industrial building, this apartment offers you a unique and relaxing place to stay in York. The property features its original 19th-century brickwork that not only adds charm to the place but keeps the interiors truly relaxing. The apartment also comes with high-end appliances and comfy furniture to ensure your stay will be as comfy and convenient as possible.
Furthermore, the apartment is located just five minutes from the city center. This means that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fully experience what York is all about.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is even better than the photos showthe bed was very comfortable (silentnight) and the heating sufficient for the roomthe apartment and stay lived up to all expectations would defiantly recommendbeautifully presented apartment so well thought out it seems everything has been consideredthe room was pretty much perfect for 2it was very clean comfortable and well equippedfantastic apartment very clean and comfortableevery little thing had been thought of super clean and excellent communication from timabsolutely amazing place this lovely apartment was very clean expertly decorated and lovingly cared forthe accommodation was stunning and sparkling clean
Host:tim was a great host and extremely helpfullovely apartment great host would stay againtim was a great host very responsive and helpfultim was a great host and was kind enough to welcome us personallytim was an excellent host showing us where to park and around the apartmentRead more reviewsthe location was perfect everything was in easy walking distanceexcellent and well equipped apartment convenient for central yorkfabulous apartment in a quiet location yet only a few minutes walk to all the attractions in yorkexcellent apartment in a great location close to the city centrebeautiful apartment in a fantastic location
Get away from the typical hotels and onto a houseboat! Here you can walk along the river on your way to the city center and enjoy this peaceful getaway. The host says her place is great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and furry friends! The boat has one bedroom and two beds with free parking on site.
Top guest reviewswe enjoyed breakfast on the deck watching boats go bywas amazed at the amount of room insidegreat outdoor space very comfortable bed good facilitiesthe breakfast was lovely - and set us up for a great day outthoughtful touches continental breakfast and prosecco left out was a special treatcleanliness could be improvedeverything was clean and the little extra touches made it more specialnot in perfect condition as would be expected but it was certainly clean and everything workedthe boat was spotless and cleanall in all the stay was excellent value well equipped clean and a pleasure
Host:thank you for your friendly and welcoming hospitalitygreat host - great venue needs tlcabigail is a great and careful hostabigail was a brilliant host providing and warm and friendly little boatthoroughly enjoyed every minute of being there gorgeous little boat and wonderful hostRead more reviewsbeautiful and romantic location for couplesfantastic location really cool spacebut great unique locationa beautiful location and a unique stayperfect location for anyone wanting to escape from city life
If you want luxury, this is the place to be. The hotel has 24 bedrooms, a delicious restaurant, heated swimming pool, spa, and a sauna. The hotel even has a beauty center with spa treatments for those looking to get pampered. Another plus is the beautiful gardens on this property that will take your breath away.
Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Golf course (within 3 km)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Wherever you choose to stay, make sure to take advantage of those delicious English breakfasts that are famous around the world. Never sightsee on an empty stomach!
Frequently asked questions about the best places to stay in York, England
1. Which are the best hotels to stay in York?
Yes, there are so many Airbnbs and vacation homes to choose from in York but if you prefer the comfort and convenience of staying in a hotel, check out Hedley House Hotel, Mount Royale Hotel and Spa, and Alhambra Court.
2. Which accommodations in York offer WiFi access?
If you’re someone who needs to always be connected to the internet, you’ll be glad to know that most of the listings here offer free WiFi access including this modern apartment in the city center, this New York-style loft in a historical industrial building, and B&B York.
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