Get an overview of this hotelHistorical hotel with indoor pool, in central York

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business centre
Laundry facilities

Near the York Minster

Set amid manicured grounds, this handsomely renovated Victorian hotel is next to the main railway station and within 0.7 km of the National Railway Museum, York Dungeon, and the Gothic York Minster.

Health club, spa tub

The Principal York's health club includes a heated indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, and gym. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, 24-hour room service, and concierge services.

Charming rooms for business and leisure travelers alike

Guestrooms offer complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, TV, and coffee/tea-making facilities. Irons/ironing boards are also provided. Bathrooms come with hair dryers.

Renovations & Closures

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Occupying an impressive Victorian building, this hotel is adjacent to the main railway station and within a short walk of theaters, shops, and the York Minster. Wide lawns and gardens surround the hotel.

The health club features a heated indoor pool, along with a spa tub, steam room, sauna, and gym. The Refectory Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as conference lunches. The hotel also offers a stylish bar and 24-hour in-room dining. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available.

All public areas and guestrooms are smoke-free.

  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Health club 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • Garden 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • Year Built 1870 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 

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 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Desk 

Where to Eat

Refectory - This restaurant brings casual dining to a conservatory-style room that’s right next to York train station. Open for lunch and dinner every day.

Nearby Things to Do

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

Spa Services

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

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

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 time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 10.00 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.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Royal York
  • Hotel York Royal
  • Royal Hotel York
  • Royal York
  • Principal York Hotel
  • York Hotel Royal
  • York Royal
  • York Royal Hotel
  • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
  • Royal York Hotel York
  • 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 Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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