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The Royal York Hotel - York

4 star Hotel York

Station Parade - York

Price starting from £ 88.33
Nestling beneath York's ancient walls, The Royal York Hotel stands proud in its beautifully kept gardens and boasts spectacular views overlooking the historic city and York Minster.

The property is within walking distance of the city center and many places of interest including the Shambles, National Railway Museum, and York Race Course, and provides an ideal base from which to visit the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

This magnificent Victorian building has recently undergone a major refurbishment aiming to offer the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation, facilities, and standards. Its amenities include 170 bedrooms, all charmingly appointed; fully equipped business, meeting, and banqueting facilities; an outstanding leisure center complete with swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool spa, and gymnasium; a stylish bar; and a superb restaurant with garden views. Complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet access is available. Pets are not allowed.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.7 Fair
Based on 16 hotel reviews © 2015

Very good staff

Venere Guest, United Kingdom
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Breakfast at The Royal York Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at The Royal York Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 9.50 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 8 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00
  • Onsite 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.

Renovation and closures

The hotel will be renovating from 01 June 2015 to 19 June 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Fitness facilities
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 23 December to 26 December:
  • Dining venue
Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

The Royal York Hotel is also known as

Royal York
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
Royal York Hotel
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The Royal York Hotel reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

This was our first stay at the Royal York and it was a pleasant weekend! Brilliantly set up and very close to all main attractions, parking was a little tight but great service from all staff and lovely rooms.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

The Garden wing room overlooks the postal sorting office bay. And Televisions in the garden wing rooms are old and need upgrading to larger L.E.D sets. But apart from this the hotel is a very good place to stay in York. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and I would not hesitate in stopping here again.

  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

There is no air conditioning at this hotel and the windows are nailed shut, for security reason an extremely unpleasant and far too warm.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

The overall stay was very good if we were to complain about anything it would be you dont get enough coffee milk or sugar in the rooms and you have to pay to park in the hotel carpark.

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel decor was tired and our room was tiny. We were amazed at how much was packed into such a small space. the en-suite was literally located in a space behind the headboard of the double bed in the room. The double bed was against the wall so one of us had to climb over the other to get in or out. The space around the other two sides measured around half a metre with the other funiture in the room. It was really only half a room in size and without air-conditioning and a small window which only opened a crack, the room was VERY warm and close. There was the option of an old fan but this was noisy and only moved the warm air around.

4.5 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Why should it be difficult to get a formal meal without ordering a long time in advance. We were residents and should have been able to get a meal with 30 mins notice. Television blaring in Public places watched only by staff is not good enough

7.3 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Checking in on arrival reception only had 1 room reserved not 2 as booked.Cost of breakfast was too much per person in my opinion.Drinks at the bar also too dear and the beer/lager we requested not working on draught.Also tried serving us a cheap vodka as opposed to Smirnoff which was costly.When we booked out they overcharged us for rooms which was corrected before we left.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We only stayed for the one night but had a wonderful and relaxing break. The spa and health facilities were superb and we would highly recommend The Royal York to all of our friends and colleagues.The only downsides (and they are only minor!) were the cost of parking and our request by telephone for more milk and sugar went unheeded.Otherwise thank you for an excellent stay.

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Although main hotel looked excellent we were put into the annex which was a great disappointment. Although we were charged full rate the annex was a big let down to the actual hotel. Breakfast was not included in the price and at £15 per person we felt this was steep to say the least. We would return to stay if in the main hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

4.5 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

5.2 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

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Room Details

The Royal York Hotel offers 167 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the York area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from The Royal York Hotel

Wheel of York - 0 km / 0 mi
Hospitium - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Micklegate Bar - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
York Observatory - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mary's Abbey - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
St Mary's Lodge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bar Convent Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Yorkshire Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
York Museum Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Multangular Tower - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Columba's York, United Reformed Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Olave's Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
All Saints Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary's Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
York Central Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for The Royal York Hotel is Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 38.5 km / 23.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services The Royal York Hotel

  • Private parking