Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business centre
Laundry facilities

The Principal York places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as York Minster and York National Railway Museum. This 167-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's in central York and also a short walk from York Dungeon and Jorvik Viking Centre.

Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Rooms

All 167 rooms provide coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hairdryers are also standard.

Property features

At The Principal York, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for GBP 15.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to York Minster and York National Railway Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • On-site dining
  • Indoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, The Principal York provides a health club, a spa tub and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of A business centre and meeting rooms. This Victorian hotel also offers spa services, a garden and concierge services. On-site parking is available (surcharge). A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2015.

The Principal York is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1870 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Sauna 
  • Health club 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Desk 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Refectory – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chapter House – On-site bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 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 time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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.
No cribs (infant beds) available
The name of this property was previously The Royal York.

Fees

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: GBP15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP15.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP25.00
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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

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.

Awards & 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.

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