If you’re celebrating a special occasion or are a traveller for whom attention to detail matters, there are some outstanding luxury hotels in York that offer guests the perfect combination of style and service.

The Grand Hotel & Spa

Station Rise, York YO1 6GD

York Dungeon – 6 minute walk, National Railway Museum – 6 minute walk

The former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company, The Grand Hotel & Spa is the only 5 star luxury hotel in York. Not only a beautifully presented building, The Grand prides itself on its quality of service and attention to detail – the staff go out of their way to ensure that guests have everything they need.

The spa in the vaults of the hotel provides a great space in which to unwind after a hard days retail therapy. Location wise York station is just around the corner and the city centre is just a short stroll across the Ouse.


The Principal York

Station Road, York YO24 1AA

York Minster – 8 minute walk, The Shambles – 11 minute walk

After a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Principal York looks better than ever. Award winning architects Goddard Littlefair have mixed glamour and comfort in the newly remodelled interior spaces.

You can dine in the Refectory Kitchen, sup a craft beer or cocktail in the Chapter House Bar and enjoy the view across York from your bedroom window. Guests can also enjoy the benefits of the full-service spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Located right next to the railway station, this luxury York hotel couldn’t be any more convenient for visitors arriving by train.


Judge’s Lodgings

9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

York Minster – 3 minute walk, The Shambles – 5 minute walk

Owned by the brewery Thwaites, Judge’s Lodgings is a world away from your typical pub with rooms. This grand Georgian Townhouse underwent quite a major renovation, however the charm of the building has been preserved amid all its more modern touched. Slightly set back off of Lendal, the hotel is also in an excellent central location and close to the city’s shops and attractions. They offer a range of different rooms, however if you’re looking for the full luxury hotel experience then it’s the Character – or executive double – that you’re after.


Judges Court Hotel

Coney Street, York YO1 9ND

York Minster – 5 minute walk, The Shambles – 3 minute walk

Not to be confused with the similarly named hotel above, Judges Court is located in a hidden courtyard just off of Coney Street – one of the main shopping parades in the city.

It has more going for it than just location however. A four storey grade II listed townhouse – originally used as lodgings for judges in the city on legal business – this beautifully presented hotel combines Georgian architecture with elements of contemporary design.


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If you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay in the city, why not try one of York’s Boutique Hotels?