The Principal York Hotel

ex. Royal York

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal York Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The Principal York Hotel is a 4-star property only 2.2 km from The Web Adventure Park. Since 1900 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 5-story Victorian building.

The Principal York Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of York. Thanks to a bus stop nearby, the classic hotel is well connected with other parts of York.

Quick access to bars and cafés is provided.

The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk of York Railway train station. It will take around 40 minutes to get to Leeds/bradford airport by car.

Rooms

The property comprises 167 luxury guestrooms with a sweeping view on the garden. The rooms have contemporary decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the terrace every morning. A fine selection of seasonal dishes is served at the indoor restaurant. There is an onsite Tempus bar to relax in. Krakatoa and The Old Siam serve a selection of meals within 250 meters from the venue.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can use 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning as well as a baggage storage, a hairdresser and currency exchange.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a spa lounge, a solarium and a health club. Steam baths and massage are also available. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness club to keep active guests fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   167.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
All children
2 - 12 years
Extra bed GBP 25
One child
13 - 16 years
Extra bed GBP 25
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

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City Center
  • York
    700 m
Airports
  • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
    38.5 km
  • Robin Hood (DSA)
    54.2 km
Train Stations
  • York railway station
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    210 m
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    280 m
Parks
  • Museum Gardens
    480 m
Beaches
  • Goddards Garden
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|Guestroom Double

The Principal York photos Room
Junior Suite
Garden view
  • Room size:

    35 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Twin Room
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Twin Room

The Principal York photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room

The Principal York photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    35 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
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  • Media:TV

The Principal York Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Blake Gallery400 m

Places of interest

  • City of York Council100 m
  • Bar Walls Of The City Of York300 m
  • Waterline Cruises300 m
  • York Observatory300 m
  • York Baptist Church400 m
  • St Mary's Abbey400 m
  • York Guildhall400 m
  • Museum Gardens400 m

Train stations

  • York Railway station100 m
  • York Train Station100 m

Sport related

  • Red Boat300 m

Amusement

  • City Screen Ltd400 m

Museums

  • Priory Church Of The Holy Trinity200 m
  • National Railway Museum300 m
  • Jim Park & Friends300 m
  • Micklegate Bar Museum300 m
  • The Bar Convent400 m
  • Bar Convent Museum400 m
  • Friends Of The National Railway Museum400 m

Local attractions

  • York Minster1.6 km
    Deangate, York
  • Goddards Garden2.2 km
    27 Tadcaster Road, York
  • Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite4.6 km
    The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, York
  • The Web Adventure Park2.2 km
    Wigginton Road, York
  • Water World3.9 km
    Kathryn Avenue, York

Near the hotel

  • National Railway Museum330 m
    Leeman Road, York
  • York City Art Gallery290 m
    Exhibition Sq., York
  • St. Mary's Abbey390 m
    Museum Gardens, York
  • Multangular Tower410 m
    Museum Gardens, York
  • Priory Church of the Holy Trinity230 m
    Micklegate, York
  • Micklegate Bar Museum310 m
    Micklegate, York
  • Bar Convent Museum400 m
    17 Blossom St., York

Restaurants nearby

  • Krakatoa210 m

    Address: 39 Tanner Row
    Phone: +(44)1904 633066

    74% likes this, based on 151 reviews
    Cuisine: Indonesian
    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 51

  • The Whippet Inn430 m

    Address: 15 North Street
    Phone: +44 1904 500660

    73% likes this, based on 310 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, British

  • Mollys Tearooms640 m

    Address: 41 Stonegate
    Phone: 07534472259

    84% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 13

  • The Old Siam280 m

    Address: 126 Micklegate
    Phone: 1904635162

    72% likes this, based on 350 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: CAD 37 - CAD 50

  • Mannion And Co570 m

    Address: 1 Blake Street
    Phone: 01904 631030

    78% likes this, based on 225 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

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The Principal York Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal York

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 1732 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    I loved the big rooms and the lovely big bathroom. Staff were very professional and helpful.

  • Single
    8.8

    The size of the room and the garden and castle view

    The smell of the carpets in the main corridors

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    loction was excellent, close to historical sites. beutiful building

    Food was extremely poor. The decor in the puplic areas failed to capture the potential of the building. Windows in the bedroom were painted shut and, with no apparent source of ventilation, the room was stuffy,

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Helpful staff, clean and bright room with good facilities, good resturant and breakfast

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The light shade was too low and room was on the small side but everything else was fine.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar was pleasant to have a drink in.

    Breakfast was disorganised. For the amount of people turning up at peak time for breakfast on Sunday morning, the chef did not keep on top of topping up the cooked breakfast leaving people with half full plates going cold waiting for more items to be put out. Fruit bar also ran out - luckily I had already had some by then.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    friendly helpful staff who made us feel welcome

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Close proximity to the City,relaxed atmostphere in the Bar/varanda areas.Room cleanliness.Ample choice at breakfast.Only stayed one night,next time would look at 2 nights depending on what rate I can agree.

    Cost of breakfast,on reciving confirmation of my booking the papaerwork stated £10 full english breakfast,however when checking out we were charged £14 each.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Hotel was comfortable, clean, breakfast was good

    Bit expensive and music from events room was extremely loud late at night

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Nice staff, good room & excellent location.

    Cleaning of the room good be better. Specially the bathroom.

  • Single
    6.6

    room service prompt and the staff very friendly. Bed was very comfortable and the temperautre of the room was great. Lovely clean bathroom with bath and shower

    I ordered a newspaper which didn't arrive. The decor looked a little shabby - like it needed redecorating

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    the helpfulness of the conceirge and the size of the room and bathroom

    old fashioned TV and cost of drinks at the bar

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Central to the Train Station and City Centre. Nice grounds.

    Was disappointed breakfast was not included in the total price.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Hotel is well positioned for york centre, i would advise to book a room with a garden view very nice !!!

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    It has been a grand hotel it may be getting a little tired but for a family get together perfect.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Principal York Hotel York location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

Get directions
City Center
  • York
    700 m
Airports
  • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
    38.5 km
  • Robin Hood (DSA)
    54.2 km
Train Stations
  • York railway station
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    210 m
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    280 m
Parks
  • Museum Gardens
    480 m
Beaches
  • Goddards Garden
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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