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4.5 out of 5

"The Royal York is a nice station hotel - really liked the atmosphere. Only bad feature was the temperature of the bedrooms which was significantly war ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 29 Mar 2022

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Business Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£78* Per night/room 8 Jan - 9 Jan

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Principal York's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bar Convent Museum. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls.

  • Free Wi-Fi (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the central location and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Within a 10-minute walk of York National Railway Museum and York Minster
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Principal York ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Principal York

Everyone (8) Couples (4)
4 out of 5
The Royal York is a nice station hotel - really liked the atmosphere. Only bad feature was the temperature of the bedrooms which was significantly warmer than I find comfortable.

Posted by on 29 Mar 2022

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5 out of 5
Great hotel very friendly and welcoming wouldn’t hesitate to stay again

Posted by on 29 Nov 2021

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4 out of 5
good location good breakfast stunning grounds nice public areas plenty of hand sanitiser around the hotel

Posted by on 11 Aug 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan 2020 by MS

Thank you for your rating review.

4 out of 5
Great venue in great location Direct access to train station Great garden setting

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely character and tastefully decorated. Friendly, helpful staff and warm welcome received. Spacious room and bathroom, shower powerful and hot. Wardrobe was a bit cluttered with iron/ironing board, safe, fridge and kettle so not much room to store clothes. Would’ve liked to see more tea/coffee in the room, we stayed for 2 nights and only had 2 teabags so had to ask for more tea and milk. Room was very hot and stuffy.

Posted by on 8 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5
Great hotel Great value The room was beautiful - could have stayed there all week Staff so friendly and accomodating

Posted by on 17 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan 2019 by TH

Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep 2018 by TH

Thank you for your top rating for your Principal experience.

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 Principal York, you'll find an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. A terrace, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Principal York. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 155 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1870
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: York Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Principal York offers 155 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. This York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access, with a speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices). Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or cupboard
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

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

Refectory – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Chapter House – On-site bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Barclaycard and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Uncovered self-parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

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

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You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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