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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of York awaits you at Hotel 53. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like York Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

All 100 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, hairdryers, and phones. Room service, desks, and designer toiletries are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star York hotel include Merchant Adventurers' Hall and York Dungeon.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£48 per night

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel 53 ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great location

First time in York. Hotel is in a great location to all the main attractions we wanted to visit. Hotel staff was really helpful for getting us parked up as the main car park was full when we arrived. The car park we was appointed to was actually cheaper which was a bonus.

Posted by , from Leicester on 29 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Feb 2018 by Norbert

Thank you so much your feedback! Hope we could welcome back you soon!

4 out of 5

Very handy location for exploring the city centre

Visiting York for a birthday weekend. Hotel was very well located for walking in to city centre and close to some other attractions. Room was very comfortable and clean. Parking concession made 2 night stay reasonable cost and secure parking have piece of mind. Would probably stay here again if visiting York again.

Posted by , from East Kilbride on 24 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec 2017 by Laura at hotel 53

Thank you for your wonderful review and comments regarding our location and rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to York. Kind regards Laura

4 out of 5
Cons: wifi. it was totally unusable; in the end i tethered my laptop to my phone.
almost everything was pretty good. the room a little cramped by comfortable.

Posted by on 10 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2017 by Laura at hotel 53

Thank you for your review and comments. We do offer a limited access to wifi as well as a voucher code free of charge from reception .Our team is always happy to assist to ensure you can connect. Wifi does work in all bedrooms and public areas. Kind regards, Laura

5 out of 5

Brilliant hotel

We had a lovely stay, beautiful and clean. Short walk from bars and restraunts, lovely staff! Will definitely recommend and stay again!

Posted by , from middlesbrough on 29 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Handy for some great restaurants

Pros: Modern, clean, nice room. Liked the bar and restaurant facilities
Cons: Car parking
Location: Most tourist and dining venues easily walkable. On a bus route to station. Plenty of good restaurants nearby
Good hotel, good staff, good facilities. Close enough to walk in to town and very close to the excellent restaurants in Walmgate. Would happily stay here again.

Posted by on 1 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

Very central hotel

Really central hotel with easy access to the city centre. Nice size room but could have been cleaner when we checked in.

Posted by , from London on 13 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Great weekend getaway

Hotel overall was value for money, good location close to all amenities. Enjoyed our stay although room would benefit from air conditioning as very warm during the night.

Posted by on 7 Oct 2013

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2 out of 5

Poor sleep

Too much noise at night both from outside and inside the hotel. Got woke up about 4times during the night.The bed is very uncontable and is the worse hotel I stayed in the uk.

Posted by on 22 Apr 2013

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5 out of 5

Fabulous hotel, great stay

This hotel was perfect. Close to town, close to the barbican, very clean, very helpful staff. Will definately be using the hotel again.

Posted by on 4 Mar 2012

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3 out of 5

Pre Christmas Weekend

In a word, Passable. Staff helpful, room clean. Slightly marred by mattress with big dip in middle so we rolled together and traffic noise very intrusive. Needs better fenestration to sound proof outside noises. Location good for central York being no more than a 5 minute walk away. In terms of value £120 for one night only plus car park plus breakfast seems pricey.

Posted by on 20 Dec 2011

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Property Features

As a guest of Hotel 53, you'll find multilingual staff, coffee/tea in common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event space at this hotel measures 1292 square feet (120 square metres) and includes meeting rooms. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The family-friendly Hotel 53 also features dry cleaning/laundry services, room service (during limited hours), and a television in common area. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 1292 sq ft of conference space
  • 120 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2002
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) (52.4 km / 32.6 mi)
  • Train station: York Station (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel 53 offers 100 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2015.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby


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

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 sofa bed in the Family Room can accommodate up to 2 children 12 years of age and under (not suitable for adults). For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 6 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP30 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP10.75 for adults and GBP5.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP10.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP20

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.