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Principal York

Star Rating
5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.3 / 5Excellent
642 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Micklegate Bar
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Railway Museum
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Yorkshire Museum Gardens
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)
    42 min drive

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Book online or call:

020 3788 4841
  • Acessible Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Urban Double

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Double Room With View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Junior Suite, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Minster View Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room, Annex Building (5 minute walk from Reception and the Restaurant​)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area

York

In the city centre and near a train station, Principal York is in a walkable area with good shopping. York National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Shambles and McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. Check out an event or a game at York Racecourse, and consider making time for York Dungeon, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Micklegate Bar - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Yorkshire Museum Gardens - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    York Theatre Royal - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Refectory – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Chapter House – Bar.

About this property

Principal York

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub and a sauna are on-site. All 167 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally every year. They will be closed from 23 December until 26 December:
  • Dining venue

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 4 AM

Special check-in instructions

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name of this property was previously The Royal York.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

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

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 15.00 per day

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 15.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Bike hire
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails

Where to eat

  • Refectory – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Chapter House – Bar.
4.3

Excellent

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
53
2 - Mediocre
26
1 - Poor
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4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

4/5 Good

Gorgeous hotel but could improve

The room was an Anex room - which is what we were expecting. The Anex rooms are a walk from Reception but again we knew this before our stay. The garden veiw was pretty much the edge of a hedge leading onto the garden (so not really a garden view at all). Our room window looked at the entrance to the conference and events section which meant the automatice doors were opening and closing all the time and people were trundling in with trolleys and cases, making it a bit noisy. The room was overwhelmingly hot. The window was wide open and we had 2 tower fans in the room, but this made no difference at all, it made the room quite uncomfortable. The room was modern with a nice amount of space and a super king size bed. The bed was lovely and comfortable. The bathroom was super clean and light. The TV couldn't pick up any channels, all of them were glitchy and unable to locate a signal. We did complain to reception but no-one ever came to look at it. We obviously didn't go to watch TV but at the end of a day it's nice to relax in bed and watch a bit.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Very welcoming staff and lovely view from the room

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

great location close to old town and train station. Beautiful grounds which were used for outdoor services like bars and bbqs

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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