The Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 190 465 3681

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8.4

Excellent
based on 5,430 reviews
The Principal York - York, England, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.7 km
Location rating 9.0
Nearest Airport Leeds/Bradford
Distance to airport 38.6 km

Rooms

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Superior Rooms

C$ 305+

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Double Rooms

C$ 227+

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Reviews

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air conditioning in 98 reviews
beautiful hotel in 543 reviews
car park in 60 reviews
centre of york in 133 reviews
excellent breakfast in 65 reviews
free upgrade in 11 reviews
fresh milk in 33 reviews
great location in 412 reviews
public areas in 28 reviews
room service in 106 reviews
room was very small in 656 reviews
sidings in 14 reviews
staff were very friendly in 671 reviews
train station in 54 reviews
tuck in 37 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.0

    Peaceful environment and comfortable armchairs in lounge area

    Hot bedroom

  • Good
    Oct. 2019
    6.7

    Atmosphere and location were excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive!

    Room was extremely small for the price paid. The wall of the elevator shaft was connecting to the room so very noisy during the morning. Breakfast (full English) was decent but definitely not worth the money. Pastries and croissants were stale two days in a row. The restaurant was also extremely overpriced for the quality and service offered with regards to dinner. Bar cocktails and food were alright. One point to note, the hotel is advertised as 5-stars on this site but displays a 2019 rating as 4-stars.

  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.6

    fabulous breakfast, with plenty of selection for every ones needs.

  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.6

    Liked all of the hotel.

  • Good
    Jan. 2018
    7.9

    Location was good, staircase was impressive.Hotel Bar had nice atmosphere, front main lounge was relaxing, had a lovely view over to The Minster in the distance and a good selection of board games.

    Breakfast was busy and had to wait in a queue to be seated. Staff were very good under pressure and were apologetic which was fine.

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About

Overview

The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines. Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel and if you decide to visit us by car, the hotel provides a car park for guests’ use at a charge of £15 for 24 hours.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.4 Excellent

based on 5,430 reviews

9.0

Location

8.8

Vibe

4.5

Cleanliness

4.2

Value

Things to Know

  • Nice building
  • Train station is close

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Game room
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
24hr front desk
Safe
Sauna
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Elevator
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Grill
Currency exchange on-site

FAQs when booking at The Principal York

What time can I have Afternoon Tea at The Principal York hotel?

Afternoon Tea is offered at the Garden Room at The Principal York hotel, and there are two timing options you can choose from, Afternoon Tea which is served from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Twilight Tea which is the evening alternative and is served from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Regardless of the time, you will be presented with premium tea sourced by Rare Tea Company directly from farmers around the world, as well as a selection of sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres to accompany the experience. Afternoon Tea can be complemented with a glass of champagne, while Twilight Tea is served with a cocktail.

What are my options if I want to organize a meeting at The Principal York hotel?

The Principal York hotel has over 10 spaces that can be used to organize business meetings and events. With capacities ranging from 20 to 400 guests, you will surely find a space and a configuration suited for your event. The hotel has in-house audio-visual equipment that can be used and staff to help with its installation and with any issues that you might encounter on the day. If you wish to add catering, it can be arranged from a third-party service provider and you will be able to choose from a set banquet menu.

Where can I go for an evening drink at The Principal York hotel?

If you are looking for a quiet night in, don’t forget to check out the Chapter House Bar at The Principal York hotel, which is open from 11:00 am until late every day. They have drinks that suit all tastes from craft beer to cocktails and wine, as well as a special gin list with over 10 different brands available. A bar menu is also available for those who want to nibble something on the side.

How do I get from the Leeds/Bradford Airport to The Principal York hotel using public transport?

If you wish to use public transport to get from the airport to The Principal York hotel, get on board bus line 757 from the Leeds/Bradford Airport going in the direction of Leeds City Centre. You will reach the City Square bus stop about 40m later, which is where you need to get off and get into the Leeds Station. From there, get on board the Transpennine Express train going in the direction of Scarborough, it will run non-stop to the York Station, and your accommodation will be a 4m walk away. The full trip will take about 1h 20m.

What are the activities available at The Principal York hotel?

If you are looking for something to do on-site while staying at The Principal York hotel, join the Cocktail School at Chapter House for a 60m class where you will work with your own group and you will learn the basics of how to craft cocktails. The cost of this class is £24 (about $30) per person, and the price includes 3 cocktails and nibbles for each participant. (Prices checked 03/07/19).

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Church of the Holy Trinity 302 m
  • York National Railway Museum 358 m
  • York Guildhall 0.4 km
  • Yorkshire Museum 0.5 km
  • Mansion House 0.5 km
  • York Theatre Royal 0.6 km

York Travel Guide

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Doncaster Sheffield 53.4 km
York 68 m
York Poppleton 4.2 km

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