51% Based on 1114 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of York awaits you at The Principal York. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like York Minster and York National Railway Museum. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a health club.

A day of pampering can include massages, body wraps, and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Refectory, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Chapter House is the hotel's own bar. Enjoy the spa tub and sauna. 15 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star York hotel include York Dungeon and Jorvik Viking Centre.

Free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 167 rooms. Additionally, 24-hour room service, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£123 per night

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Exclusive Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend out of 1114 reviews

Excellent 678
Good 274
Average 108
Poor 36
Terrible 18
Value <span>4.0</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Service <span>4.5</span> out of 5

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 23 December to 26 December:

  • Dining venue

Property Features

As a guest of The Principal York, you'll find an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. There are 15 meeting rooms available. The luxury The Principal York also features spa services, a garden, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of The Principal York was completed in September 2015. This 5-star York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 167 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Built in 1870
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) (48.9 km / 30.4 mi)
  • Train station: York Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Principal York offers 167 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. This York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Chapter House - Onsite bar.

Refectory - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

The name of this property was previously The Royal York.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 5.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Royal York
  • Hotel York Royal
  • Royal Hotel York
  • Royal York
  • Principal York Hotel
  • York Hotel Royal
  • York Royal
  • York Royal Hotel
  • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
  • Royal York Hotel York
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal York
  • The Royal York Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.