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Where To Stay In York, UK: 12 Best Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2020

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York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions. Read on to learn about the best hotels and vacation rentals in the city!

1. Hampton by Hilton York (from USD 93)

The Hampton by Hilton York is opposite York Railway Station and a 10-minute walk from the historic center. Located overlooking the city’s Roman walls. It is also a five-minute drive from York Racecourse, a 40-minute drive from Leeds/Bradford Airport and 35 minutes away by car to A1 Motorway.

Couples particularly like the location and rated it 9.2. The hotel offers a modern room that comes with a stylish and en-suite bathroom. It also features an HD TV and iPod docking station. A fully cooked breakfast is served every morning in the hotel’s restaurant and a children’s menu is available in the evening for dinner.

Hampton by Hilton York

Address: Toft Green
Price: from 93 USD

Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Key card or motion-controlled electricity for guests Heating Family rooms Thermometers for guests provided by property Kid meals Newspapers CCTV outside property

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2. Franklin House (from 69 USD)

For an affordable stay, book a room at Franklin House! Located about 15 minutes via car or bus from the city center, this accommodation is perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Ensuite single and double bedrooms are available and your stay includes a full English breakfast.

Franklin House

Price: from 69 USD

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3. James College (from 34 USD)

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James College is perfect for solo travellers as they offer both ensuite and standard single rooms (shared bathrooms) for guests (check the link below for a 360° tour of the rooms). This accommodation is also located 15 minutes’ from the city center by car or bus. A “Delicious Yorkshire” breakfast is included in your stay. Please do note that you must be at least 18 years old to stay at James College.

James College

Price: from 34 USD

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4. Tower guesthouse (from USD 106)

Have you tried sleeping in a room that has a Samurai theme during your vacation? What about French Rococo king room theme? Well, this tower guesthouse has eight luxurious en-suite theme rooms with high-quality bedding to help ensure a restful night’s sleep during your stay in York. This guesthouse offers boutique-style accommodations in a grand Victorian townhouse in York.

Tower Guest House

Address: 2 Feversham Crescent
Price: from 106 USD

Airport shuttle (additional charge) Non-smoking rooms Air conditioning Designated smoking area Free WiFi Internet services WiFi Daily housekeeping

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5. Fabulous York apartment (from USD 247)

This beautifully decorated apartment within the heart of York city center offers two bedrooms with a loft that can accommodate five people. It has a brilliantly central location, top quality furnishings, and exceptional attention to detail when it comes to cleanliness, comfort, equipment and finishing touches. It also offers a free parking space for you.

Fabulous York Apartment - Very Central Sleeping 4/5 People, 2 Bedrooms 2 baths
70 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
views from the apartment were nice and the neighborhood was very quiet
try lucky days for breakfast and the mason arms for sunday roast
and a fabulous apartment
very clean well appointed apartment
very clean and extremely comfortable
it is clean and very spacious
it was sparkling clean and the beds were quite comfy
the apartment was comfortable and clean
liz was a great host
very good food and friendly staff
liz was most helpful prior and during our stay
she was very helpful during our stay and beforehand
the home was spotless and very well maintained and the owners were very attentive and kind
the location is perfect for visiting this adorable village of york uk
easy walk to all york attractions restaurants and pubs
so easy to walk out the door and be in the heart of shops restaurants and historic settings
if you are visiting york this makes for an ideal location- right in the heart of the old city
situated as it is the apartment is in a great location
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6. Waterside House in York (from 569 USD)

This spacious, contemporary luxurious house gives a group of friends or family gathering a memorable stay, as the house offers six bedrooms and two bathrooms that can accommodate 13 people comfortably. The ground floor has three reception rooms, utility, a large kitchen and dinner table, boot room and wet room. All six bedrooms are all located on the first floor with two with en-suite and two additional bathrooms.

Waterside House in York

Price: from 569 USD

Number of Guests: 13

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7. Monks Retreat (from USD 112)

Are you looking for a hideaway with your special someone right in the middle of the city of York? Then this Monks Retreat place offers a one-bedroom with one bathroom, good only for two. It is just a 4-minute walk to the magnificent Minster and the heart of the vibrant city. Once you stay here, you don’t really need a car to bounce from one place to another, since it is just a walking distance from shops and restaurants, street entertainers and riverside bars.

Monks Retreat - 4 Minutes From The Minster
13 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a delightful ground floor apartment in a private gated courtyard
a beautiful apartment close to all of the amenities of york
it was clean quiet and well appointed
monks retreat is a nice clean apartment and just
once again mary & philip made us most welcome lovely apartment spotlessly clean and everything you could wish for
immaculately clean really handy parking space and a three to four minute walk into town
mary and phillip were perfect hosts
the owners could not have been more helpful
ideal location everything within walking distance never used the car all week
a perfect location for all of york's attractions
location is perfect 5 minutes from york minster bars restaurants and shopping a real gem
the property it's location and everything about it was great
bonus is the gated car park just around the corner
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8. Potting shed cottage (from USD 148)

This potting shed cottage was voted Best British High Street 2015 to 2016. This cottage offers a decorated three-bedroom self-contained house that can accommodate five people. It has a spacious sitting room, flat screen free-view TV, DVD player and piano. Of course, the kitchen has amenities for cooking and preparing food.

Near centre/park/cafes/restaurants/races/parking
York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
217 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so cozy and comfortable
the beds are really comfortable and the cottage is quiet at night
carol and lenny have thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable and relaxed
very clean and well equipped
the house was lovely and clean and so pretty
beautifully decorated spotlessly clean
the house is very clean
the house is spotlessly clean with some very thoughtful touches
the hosts are very welcoming and accommodating
hosts are very helpful and responsive
the host are so kind and welcome us
carol & lenny are very kind hosts
very friendly and responsive host
excellent property walking distance to city
great location for walking into york
perfect location for city centre and rowntree park
amazing house in great location
near to lovely park and the river
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9. City 2 studio (from USD 115)

This studio accommodation is good for two, with easy access to all the tourist spots in the city all in walking distance. The studio is fully equipped with all the things you need as a vacationer, from the kitchen, the bathroom complete with a tub/shower and secured central entry with intercom access.

City 2
York, England, United Kingdom
130 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is bright spacious and full of lovely and eclectic furniture and artwork
the storage heating is adequate but the provision of fan heaters was appreciated too
plus it was cosy and homely: i loved sitting on the little couch in the kitchen
a bed was really soft and comfortable also a sofa
the apartment itself reminded us of a hotel suite with the added bonus of a kitchen
very clean and convenient
very clean and comfortable flat
everything was very clean well stocked and a lovely space
frank's place is very clean and comfortable
very clean and cosy apartment we would definitely stay again
frank was an amazing host
a great host thanks for your hospitality frank
great host and great house
host was friendly and shared good communication
frank is the best host ever
location was very good
excellent location and in walking distance of the train station
an excellent location for exploring york
very comfortable and central to everything
stylish place at a great location easy walking distance from the centre
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10. Chic York house near station with free parking and Prosecco (from USD 62)

This one-bed mezzanine house is actually perfect for a couple but also can suit up from four to five adults, or a family with up to children from 5 years old above. It is a three-minute walk from York train station, complete with all the amenities you needed, from a small living area to a kitchen on the second floor.

Chic York house nr station free parking & prosecco
York, England, United Kingdom
238 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities provided by the host and awesome wifi connection
the spacious upper floor bedroom fits a single and double bed comfortably
great open plan space - including the bathroom which might not suit all travellers
you can cook in its fully equipped kitchen or dine out as many nice restaurants are around
it’s an extremely comfortable place to stay
very clean and stylish apartment
everything is clean and beautiful
sparkling clean and nicely furnished
superbly clean and stylish
absolutely beautiful home and spotlessly clean
lovely and thoughtful touches from the host as we were celebrating a birthday
she provided lots of recommendations and local information that was very helpful
what an accommodating and gracious host
we sent her pics to say thank you and she was so communicative
lisa and her co-host were truly the sweetest ever
fab location for walking round york very close to the train station
perfect little place walking distance from the station
the flat is perfectly located just out side the city walls close to local shops and restaurants
central location with easy access to sights
lisa's place was 5min walk from york station easy to find
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11. The Principal York (from USD 224)

It is formerly known as The Royal York Hotel, a five-star hotel with the style and elegance of a modern hotel. The rooms feature amenities that you need during your stay like flat-screen Smart TV, tea-coffee making facilities and a work space area. A full English buffet breakfast is available each morning. Once you checked in, you have the choices of dining in their refectory kitchen and terrace and chapter house bar, which normally offers fresh, seasonal food with local flavor, and of course the traditional tea is served in the Garden Room.

Principal York

Address: Station Road
Price: from 224 USD

Accessible parking Beauty Services Newspapers 24-hour front desk Sauna BBQ facilities Secured parking Kid meals

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12. Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street (from USD 86)

Staycity Aparthotels offer a mix of studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedroom apartments adjacent to York Barbican. It comes with air conditioning and features super fast WiFi and LED flat screen TVs. The apartments have fully equipped self-catering kitchenettes with facilities such as a dishwasher, fridge, twin hob and microwave. A reception desk is open 24 hours for your needs and it is just surrounded by modern social lounge space with food and beverage options available. There is also a grab-and-go breakfast in the mornings and light snacks in the afternoon.

Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street

Address: Paragon Street
Price: from 86 USD

Fax/photocopying Free WiFi On-site coffee house Special diet menus (on request) Family rooms Fruits Bottle of water Laundry

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You'll fall in love the moment you arrive!

Two hours by train from London, you can reach the rich in ancient history, romantic ambiance and fun activities in York! A perfect destination for couples, families, groups and a solo tripper.

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