15 Best Boutique Hotels In York, England - Updated 2021

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York is a city in northeast England founded by the ancient Romans tracing back to 71 AD. Due to this fact, you get to see why the narrow streets in the city of York are rich in medieval history and have a deep cultural background. Filled with beautiful ancient architecture and home to numerous archaeological findings, the city has since drawn large numbers of local and tourists. The narrow pedestrian routes that lead to numerous shops and boutiques are full of desirable, fashionable clothes or accessories and many other items on sale for locals and tourists. And lovebirds will find plenty of romantic things to do in York too. Take a look at some of the best boutique hotels in York, the UK.

1. Jorvik House (from USD 257)

If you’re looking for luxury hotels in York, then look no further than The Jorvik House. It is a luxurious property decorated with antique furnishings. The building dates back to the 16th century, therefore, featuring amazing decor throughout the property. The private suites come with warm cotton sheets, work desk, vast windows and a tub overlooking the 11th-century church of St Olafs. Guests can enjoy continental breakfast in the morning and later take a walk to the York Museum Gardens.


Jorvik House

Wifi Available

Address: 50-52 Marygate
Accommodates: 2

Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating

2. Grays Court (from USD 296)

This upscale boutique hotel is set in a historic house and features a tranquil environment. It comes with a lovely garden and a Bow Room with beautiful art collections. Grays Court suites are decorated with antique furnishings right from the beddings to the furniture. The rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, satellite TV and scenic views of the garden and the medieval city. The hotel is located next to York Minister with Shambles shopping streets, Theatre Royal and the York Museum and Gardens within easy reach on foot.


Grays Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Grays Court
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Newspapers Garden

3. Ascot House (from USD 146)

With elegant rooms, some featuring four-poster beds while others canopy beds, Ascot House has everything you will need for a perfect stay. The property is close to most attractions in York and visitors can catch the bus outside the hotel. The railway station is 10 minutes’ away by bus and York Minster is a 15-minute walk away. The classic rooms are comfortable and stylish and feature TVs, radio alarms and tea/coffee making facilities. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property. The hotel offers a range of dining options including traditional English, vegetarian and continental while the Butler’s Pantry has a selection of alcoholic drinks.


Ascot House

Wifi Available

Address: 80 East Parade
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

4. Principal York (from USD 359)

Formerly known as The Royal York Hotel, Principal York is a five-star hotel set in quiet gardens with lovely views. The location is spot on; close to the town centre and the train station and it is ideal as a business or leisure hotel. The interior is a combination of modern amenities with charming décor and paintings. Principal York offers a sauna, gym, an indoor heated pool and a steam room. Its rooms are stylish, modern and spacious. Each room comes with a seating area, private bathroom, luxurious amenities and stunning views. You will also find a garden room that overlooks York Minster and guests are free to use the room to have their traditional afternoon tea.


Principal York

Wifi Available

Address: Station Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

5. The Churchill Hotel (from USD 126)

With original character and modern luxury, The Churchill Hotel takes boutique hotels to a new level. The building dates back to 1827 and now boasts modern fittings. The building features high ceilings and historical artefacts associated with Winston Churchill. Its modern rooms come with modern private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. It also features an award-winning brasserie which serves seasonal Yorkshire food in a modern British style. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The property is located in York’s city centre meaning restaurants, shopping centres and also public transport are within easy reach.


The Churchill Hotel

Address: 65 Bootham

Express check-in/check-out Breakfast in the room Board games/puzzles Special diet menus (on request) Shared lounge/TV area Cashless payment available Laundry Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay

6. The Grange Hotel (from USD 241)

The Grange Hotel is a great place that puts a value to your money. It dates back to the 19th century and features modern amenities. The medieval city is less than 10 minutes’ away while the York Railway Station is 15 minutes’ on foot. The stylish rooms come with a luxurious Hypnos bed, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and private bathrooms each featuring toiletries from The White Company, fluffy towels, and tiled floors. The hotel also has a brasserie that serves modern dishes made from local flavours.


No 1 York

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Clifton
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms

7. Dean Court Hotel; BW Premier Collection (from USD 147)

Located 200 meters (656 feet) from the city centre, Dean Court Hotel boasts a sense of originality right from the building to the meals. The hotel serves fresh food made from local produce in its AA Rosette winning D.C.H. restaurant. The private rooms are spacious and bright and come with a TV, DVD player, work desk and seating area. The bedrooms are decorated with modern lamps and carpeted floors while the private bathroom features marble walls, glass doors and a tub. The lounge is beautifully decorated and guests can have their tea from here.


Dean Court Hotel; BW Premier Collection

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, Duncombe Place
Accommodates: 2

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers Non-smoking rooms Laundry

8. Novotel York Centre (from USD 159)

Novotel York Centre is situated o the banks of River Foss just a short stroll to the city centre. The private suites feature a unique design. The walls are decorated with lovely outdoor paintings while the floor feature carpets with attractive patterns. You will find a laptop workspace, flat-screen TV, and a vast window that offers beautiful views. The hotel also comes with a gourmet bar that serves a variety of international dishes and an outdoor terrace. Most amenities including shops, restaurants and Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre are within easy reach.


Novotel York Centre

Wifi Available

Address: Fishergate
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace

9. DoubleTree by Hilton York (from USD 120)

Get to taste a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check in to this hotel. It is a luxurious location that adds value to your money. The hotel features 143 air-conditioned rooms, each with unique decor and theme colour. You will find a lovely work desk, a safe and a flat-screen TV. The restaurant, The Yorkshire Bar and Grill, serves Yorkshire food. There is also free Wi-Fi and a fitness centre for your relaxation.


DoubleTree by Hilton York

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, St Maurices Road, Monkbar
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers

10. Middlethorpe Hall And Spa (from USD 255)

Middlethorpe Hall And Spa is a charming boutique hotel set 3.2 km (1.9 miles) from the historic city centre. The suites are stunning as they feature antique decorations. The view from the rooms is panoramic as it includes views of panelled walls and lovely gardens with leafy terraces and fragrant orchards. Rooms are cosy and comfortable with flat-screen TV, en-suite bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes and enough toiletries. The hotel also features a gym, an indoor swimming pool, spa bath and a steam room. The restaurant serves British cuisine prepared with local ingredients.


Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Bishopthorpe Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden

11. The Grand, York (from USD 308)

Stay in this five-star hotel and add a touch of luxury to your York vacation. Housed in a Grade II listed building that formerly served as a railway headquarters, The Grand, York has elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities and designer toiletries. Guests will also enjoy perusing the facilities of the gorgeous luxury spa located onsite. A beautiful restaurant offering scrumptious cuisine, live music and stunning city views, and a bar serving local ales as well as traditional afternoon teas are also accessible to guests. York Railway station is at a walking distance from this boutique hotel.


The Grand, York

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, Station Rise
Accommodates: 10

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

12. Hotel Indigo York (from USD 197)

Stay in the center of York by checking into Hotel Indigo York. This boutique property has uniquely designed rooms that have exposed brick walls, charming wall decor, hardwood flooring, patterned carpets, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, cheerful furnishings and contemporary bathrooms with a rainfall shower. Sample local food at the on-site bar that can be washed down with craft beers. Many trendy restaurants, bars and shops are within a 10-minute walking distance of this boutique hotel.


Hotel Indigo York, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 88-96 Walmgate
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre

13. Hotel Du Vin & Bistro York (from USD 227)

Add a touch of history to your stay in York and book a room at Hotel Du Vin & Bistro York. This boutique hotel is housed in a Grade II listed building from the 1800s. Each room at this property is unique and appointed with eclectic wallpapers, Egyptian linen, stylish bathrooms with power showers, and more. Some rooms even feature a beautiful soaking tub in the bedroom area. There is a beautiful restaurant with an elegant indoor dining room and a lovely alfresco dining space too. A trendy bar is also located onsite. A 15-minute walk from this boutique hotel will take you to Jorvik Viking Centre.


Hotel Du Vin & Bistro York

Wifi Available

Address: 89 The Mount
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms

14. Marmadukes Town House Hotel, BW Premier Collection (from USD 158)

A boutique property in York, Marmadukes Town House Hotel, BW Premier Collection, has just 21 rooms in total and is set in a beautiful red brick building. The city center of York, with all its attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants, is just a 10-minute stroll away. The rooms and suites at this boutique hotel have elegant, classically styled furnishings along with modern bathrooms. The king suite at this hotel is especially charming, with a barrel-shaped private sauna in the bathroom. A lovely garden is located onsite and offers the perfect opportunity to unwind with a good book or simply breathe in the fresh air.


Clementine's Town House Hotel BW Premier Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 4-5 St Peters Grove
Accommodates: 10

Parking Bar Newspapers Garden Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Breakfast in the room Bridal suite

15. Judge's Lodging (from USD 219)

Set in a Grade I listed historic property, Judge’s Lodging is a former Georgian-era townhouse. It has well-appointed and modern rooms and suites that will appeal to all types of travelers. Stunning contemporary bathrooms, beautiful wallpaper, luxury furnishings and chic decor accents can be enjoyed in the king suite of the hotel. Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast every day and you can sample typical British fare at an on-site restaurant. Theater Royal is just a two-minute walk away while many other dining establishments, including Betty’s Tearooms, are also at a walking distance from Judge’s Lodging.


Judge's Lodging

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, 9 Lendal
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Room service Bar Newspapers Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

Enjoy your stay in York

While exploring the city, or enjoying the local wines and craft beers, you will need a comfortable accommodation to stay in. From cozy cottages to boutique hotels, York has a great choice of lodging options.

Frequently asked questions about the best boutique hotels in York, the UK

1. Which boutique hotels in York are romantic?

Several boutique hotels in York are romantic. If you’re visiting York with your partner, then the best options for you are: i) Jorvik House ii) Grays Court iii) Ascot House iv) Dean Court Hotel; BW Premier Collection.

2. Which boutique hotels in York have a restaurant on-site?

Many boutique hotels in York have a restaurant on-site. For the best options, consider staying at one of these hotels: i) Dean Court Hotel; BW Premier Collection ii) DoubleTree by Hilton York iii) Middlethorpe Hall And Spa.

3. Which boutique hotels in York have a bar?

Not many boutique hotels in York have a bar. But if you’re keen on staying at a property that offers access to one, then we recommend booking a room at Novotel York Centre or DoubleTree by Hilton York.

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