"A very nice comfortable room within short walking distance of the centre of York. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 09 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at The Lighthorseman. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from York Barbican. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a restaurant are available. This 3-star inn has 8 rooms over 2 floors. Free WiFi and TVs are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer TVs, coffee/tea makers and safes
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a meeting room
  • Guests like the breakfast and bar
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Clifford's Tower and York Castle Museum

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£38* Per night/room 22 Sep - 23 Sep

Double Room, Ensuite (Small)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Ensuite (Four Poster Bed)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Lighthorseman ratings based on 11 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lighthorseman

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Students (1)
5 out of 5
Great service, great staff, room was brilliant. My only issue was the toilet system was quite loud, but this is more or less a non issue

Posted by on 27 Aug 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the hotel/pub. It was less than a 10 minute walk from York centre. Staff were lovely, had no issues at all with anything during the stay. Room was a little dated but we were happy as it was warm, clean and relaxed atmosphere with a bonus free safe to keep belongings in. If i visit York again I'd definitely be happy to stay here its like a hidden, very well priced gem.

Posted by , from Sunderland on 19 Nov 2018

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3 out of 5
Friendly staff, good breakfast but room not serviced first morning and noise from bar reaches rooms.

Posted by , from Isle of Man on 2 Nov 2018

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
Not bad for a last minute booking but you get what you pay for

Posted by on 23 Sep 2018

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3 out of 5

OK rooms for a quick visit to York

Pros: The staff member I met was approachable and helpful.
Cons: Room decor needs updating and room services need to be checked before guests arrive.
Location: The Lighthorseman is in easy walking distance along the river to York city centre so perfect for a weekend tourist stay.
Rooms at the Lighthorseman were clean but basic and the decor needed updating. There was no soap dispenser in the shower which I did not discover until I was already wet and the soap at the wash hand basin was in a dispenser so not transferable to the shower. There was no plug for the wash hand basin and no tooth mug so brushing my teeth felt like I was wasting water. On the plus side my niece and her partner reported that breakfast was good.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 14 May 2018

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5 out of 5
A very nice comfortable room within short walking distance of the centre of York.

Posted by on 9 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Good value for money low

Pros: Low cost, free parking, within walking distance to city center Free Wi-fi in the room. Nice room
Cons: Bathroom floor (room 2) could do with being replaced - this was the only feature that let down an otherwise nice room.
Stayed here a couple of nights at new year. We did not use the bar or had food here so cannot comment on that aspect, but the room was fine. If I were to compare this to other places I have stayed in York, it would not be the best, but then again this accommodation was less than half the price of others. When you weigh that up I would say that you get what you pay for and I would recommend this place for a short stay if you are on a budget.

Posted by , from Derby on 6 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

Basic hotel

Room was basic . No food was served New Years Eve or breakfast the next morning

Posted by , from Sheffield on 6 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

had a lovely stay

Pros: Had character, friendly staff and good location
Cons: can't think of anything. maybe a late licence as bar closed at 11 o'clock but not major issue
Location: 5 minute bus ride into city center so close to everything.
located just out of city center we cought a bus into town only £1.00. room was very clean and comfy beds. Friendly staff. next to a busy road but did not bother us as we have lived on busy roads. Breakfast was really nice and thats coming from a chef! overall good stay and would gladly stay there again.

Posted by , from york on 10 Nov 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star York inn.

  • 1 building
  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) (50.8 km / 31.6 mi)
  • Train station: York Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Lighthorseman offers 8 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

On-site venue – This pub serves lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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.

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 are 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.

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


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 6.50 per person (approximately)

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

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