12 Best Places To Stay In York, England: History At The Doorstep - Updated 2024

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Nadia
Nadia 
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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.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 20, 2024.

1. B&B York (from USD 125)

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.

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B+B York

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 15 St Peter's Grove
887 meters (0.6 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Hostel Safestay (from USD 15)

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.

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Safestay York Micklegate

Wifi Available

Address: 88-90 Micklegate
614 meters (0.4 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service

3. Ascot House (from USD 164)

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!

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Ascot House

Wifi Available

Address: 80 East Parade
2.22 km (1.4 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

4. Heldey House Hotel (from USD 156)

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.

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Hedley House Hotel & Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: 3 Bootham Terrace
601 meters (0.4 ft) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

5. Judges Court (from USD 191)

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.

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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

6. Skipbridge Farm Glamping (from USD 194)

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.

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Skipbridge Farm Glamping

Address: Skipbridgefarm,York Road
11.04 km (6.9 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Hot tub/jacuzzi

7. Alhambra Court

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.

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Alhambra Court

9.6 User Rating

Address: 31 Saint Marys, York City Center, York, United Kingdom, YO30 7DD
529 meters (0.4 ft) from National Railway Museum York

8. Parisi Hotel

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!

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City Centre Luxury Holiday House with Outdoor Bath and Parking

Wifi Available

Address: 51 St. Denys Road
1.41 km (0.9 mi) from National Railway Museum York

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities Heating

9. Modern apartment in the city center (from USD 125)

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.

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York , North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
404 meters (0.3 ft) from National Railway Museum York
355 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment comfortable and well specced and as described
just come back from a wonderful three night stay in brian’s apartment
apartment looks beautiful very modern
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish
accomodation clean modern and comfortable
beautiful apartment and very clean throughout
it was so clean and everything we needed
spacious and very clean and modern throughout
Host:
brilliant and helpful host
brian a great host super friendly & helpful
brian was a great host and communication was great
brian is a great host with good communication he made our weekend stay very enjoyably and stress free
Location:
ideal location for staying in york and just a few mins walk from station
great location for a short walk into york
good location 10 mins walk from york city centre bars & restaurant
great location too only 10 to 15 mins walk to centre of york
our weekend stay was lovely location is great only 15 min walking distance to town
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10. New York-style loft in a historic industrial building (from USD 164)

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.

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York, England, United Kingdom
1.55 km (1.0 mi) from National Railway Museum York
228 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is even better than the photos show
the bed was very comfortable (silentnight) and the heating sufficient for the room
the apartment and stay lived up to all expectations would defiantly recommend
beautifully presented apartment so well thought out it seems everything has been considered
the room was pretty much perfect for 2
Cleanliness:
it was very clean comfortable and well equipped
fantastic apartment very clean and comfortable
every little thing had been thought of super clean and excellent communication from tim
absolutely amazing place this lovely apartment was very clean expertly decorated and lovingly cared for
the accommodation was stunning and sparkling clean
Host:
tim was a great host and extremely helpful
lovely apartment great host would stay again
tim was a great host very responsive and helpful
tim was a great host and was kind enough to welcome us personally
tim was an excellent host showing us where to park and around the apartment
Location:
the location was perfect everything was in easy walking distance
excellent and well equipped apartment convenient for central york
fabulous apartment in a quiet location yet only a few minutes walk to all the attractions in york
excellent apartment in a great location close to the city centre
beautiful apartment in a fantastic location
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11. Houseboat in York

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.

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Bishopthorpe, England, United Kingdom
4.51 km (2.8 mi) from National Railway Museum York
386 reviews  
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed breakfast on the deck watching boats go by
was amazed at the amount of room inside
great outdoor space very comfortable bed good facilities
the breakfast was lovely - and set us up for a great day out
thoughtful touches continental breakfast and prosecco left out was a special treat
Cleanliness:
cleanliness could be improved
everything was clean and the little extra touches made it more special
not in perfect condition as would be expected but it was certainly clean and everything worked
the boat was spotless and clean
all in all the stay was excellent value well equipped clean and a pleasure
Host:
thank you for your friendly and welcoming hospitality
great host - great venue needs tlc
abigail is a great and careful host
abigail was a brilliant host providing and warm and friendly little boat
thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being there gorgeous little boat and wonderful host
Location:
beautiful and romantic location for couples
fantastic location really cool space
but great unique location
a beautiful location and a unique stay
perfect location for anyone wanting to escape from city life
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12. Mount Royale Hotel and Spa (from USD 150)

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.

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The Mount Royale Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 117/119 The Mount
981 meters (0.7 ft) from National Railway Museum York

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!

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