The second – and newer – of Blossom Street’s two Premier Inn hotels, like its sister hotel Blossom Street South is in a great location for a weekend at York races, some serious sightseeing or a great night out.
Hotel Facilities & Location
Although it looks a little bit like a modern office block from the outside, inside the hotel is clean and comfortable with all the familiar purple Premier Inn branding. The rooms are all air-conditioned (as we do sometimes see the Sun occasionally up north), there is a lift to the uppers floors and family rooms available.
On the ground floor of the hotel is The Longboat restaurant which serves pub-style food at very reasonable prices (this is also where you go for breakfast). This is handy if you’re pressed for time and need a hot meal pronto, however there some other excellent places to eat nearby, including Italian, Thai and Indian restaurants.
Although not directly in the city centre, the hotel is about two minutes walk from the station – making it a great option if you’re travelling to York by train. The heart of York is on the opposite side of the river, however it’s about a ten to fifteen minute stroll to most of the city’s attractions directly from the Premier Inn Blossom Street South.
Breakfast is served between half six and half ten. A full English costs £8.99 which seems a little steep – however it is all you can eat. If you also look at the small print you’ll find that up to two under-sixteens eat for free with an adult breakfast – which is great value.
Perhaps this hotel’s one flaw is the lack of on site parking. However there are a couple of car parks nearby – one NCP, one council run – that charge just over £10 for 24 hours. There is also a lack of a dropping off point outside. If you are arriving by car and want to drop of some passengers so they can check in you’d be best off turning into The Crescent just before the Odeon cinema rather than risking pulling up on the double yellows outside.
28-40 Blossom Street