$107 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 24, 2015 Check-out: Feb 25, 2015

The Lamb & Lion

4 stars
2-4 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EH
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
6 reviews
Fab romantic holida

My partner and I recently stayed at the Lion & Lamb after we found the inn on a travel website. We... See full review

  • BeckyM1994
  • Feb 13, 2014
Amazing Attic Retreat!

Stayed here after picking it at random from a list of places in York. It is a great location. Right... See full review

  • kc willlll
  • Sep 27, 2013
The Lamb & Lion, where all that's special about the historical city of York can be celebrated under one roof.

Grafted into the ancient stone of the city itself, this is a pub rich in old English character - the ideal place to enjoy hearty, unpretentious food alongside a pint or two of real ale or a glass of fine wine. Overlooked by the world famous York Minster, it's the perfect base for any visit to York, with luxuriously appointed rooms looking out towards the Minster on one side and the ancient city gate to the other.

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The Lamb & Lion Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
Standard Double

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • York Station: 0.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for The Lamb & Lion

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe89
Business
East anglia
Jun 4, 2014

Great just a few niggles

Great stay ,super staff ,perfect location (we didn't need a car for the whole stay ) .we stayed in room 9 (superior room ) for 3 nights, its spacious and no noise, nice mix of modern and old decor ( We stayed on a weekend and it was a race day ... If you can't sleep here I don't know where you can sleep . Break fast set you up for a days shopping and sight seeing . Only niggle if any 3 light bulbs were blown in our room and one plug didn't work near the mirror .. But £10 , a handy man and all would be perfect again . Bathroom was nice too great shower . Would defo recommend to anyone

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phillynutt
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 3, 2014

Great stay!

Our room here was lovely, but not at all spacious. I had to keep my luggage on the floor and step over it when I got out of bed. Also had to climb three flights of narrow steps to get there. That being said, the bed was comfortable, the water in the shower was hot and the room was clean. Free breakfast was a great start to the day. The pub closes at 11pm for outside patrons but "whenever" for guests staying at the hotel. The doors lock and the night maid pulls pints that get charged to your room. She put up with us and several other guests until 2am! Location was within walking distance to shopping and sights. Wish it was warmer when we were there so we could have taken advantage of the lovely beer garden. Overall a great stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BeckyM1994
Business
Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 13, 2014

Fab romantic holida

My partner and I recently stayed at the Lion & Lamb after we found the inn on a travel website. We read many reviews which said that the inn was a wonderful place to stay if you were looking for a traditional stay in the city centre. The reviews couldn't have been any more true! We arrived at 3pm for check-in (which gave us enough time to explore York and it's many attractions) and were greeted by the manager who had a wonderful 'can-do' attitude in comparison to other hotels we have stayed at. The nights sleep was also sublime after we'd enjoyed a night out in Central York with a friend. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a lush getaway in the city!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the York Dungeons - the professionalism of the actors/actresses makes the visit completely worth the £20 for two!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
PeterK65
Business
Cambridge
Feb 10, 2014

This is a pub not a hotel

To start my review it is important to stress that the Lamb & Lion is NOT a 4* hotel . . . . it is primarily an old, very busy city centre pub with a restaurant which has some rooms upstairs. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you how good the restaurants food is as on the evening we arrived no tables were available so we couldn’t eat there and the bar staff were unable to offer room service (which became obvious once we saw the room) or an alternative suggestion as where to eat. We did have breakfast in the morning which was served in the pubs small bar area and it wasn’t special in any way. Upon arrival at the ‘pub’ I was disappointed to discover that no parking facilities were on the premises and we were directed to a public car park the best part of a mile away. It was cold, windy and raining so this was not a good start to our experience. After parking the car and walking back the 20 mins or so to the pub we discovered that the pub had no ‘hotel’ reception so we had to queue at the bar with our bags waiting to ‘check in’ This was another 15 – 20 mins. We were allocated Room 2 and the barman walked us up to our room via an old threadbare staircase. To call the room small would be doing the word small a disservice. It was tiny . . . . . . no room for a lamb never mind a lion in that room. The bed took up at least 85% of the room with maybe 2 foot at the end and another 2 foot between the side of the bed and the window. On the other side of the bed we probably had 4 foot but half of this was taken up by a makeshift doorless 1/2 single wardrobe, an area to store a small bag storage and the main door into the room. The bathroom was down a corridor in the room. The corridor opening was very tight so I can imagine for anybody over normal weight it would be a struggle getting through. If I faced the opening square on my shoulders hit both sides and I'm only 10 & 1/2 stone !! The door to the bathroom could not fully open as it hit the shower in the corner of the bathroom. In the window of the 'pub' it states’ Luxuriously Appointed Rooms’ . . . . . I think not. Room 2 had a very old, cheap small tv on a bracket in the corner of the room, a mirror on the wall, a small table with tea/coffee and 2 small bedside cupboards with rickety old lamps on them and curtains. That was about it. No luxuries in there whatsoever. The linen on the bed was clean but the greyish brown throw used to break up the white linen was old, bobbled and tired looking so we immediately removed as it didn’t look too appealing. All in all the room was very disappointing. The only function the room serves is sleep. You cannot spend any quality time in there or use it for any other purpose. . . . . hence room service would be useless as you have no place to eat it. The location of the pub is very close to the Cathedral and it is also very close to other pubs and establishments so it was very noisy during the night with groups of people walking past shouting and swearing until the early hours of the morning. The windows offered very little sound proofing due to their age.. In the morning we awoke early #6am# and headed down to find out what time breakfast was. After walking down the threadbare staircase and smelling the strong cellar smell of beer we were advised it would be 8am . . . . . . . . We were hoping to eat and head out early as let’s face it there was nothing else you could do there once awake. The 2 hours wait was an eternity . . . . . . and ultimately the wait was not worth it. We ate, checked out and walked the mile back to the car eager to escape and never to return. All in all I found the description of the ‘Lamb & Lion’ extremely misleading. At best it should be a 2* and had I known what I discovered upon arrival there is no way I would have stayed there. It goes without saying that I will not stay there again and I will have to do more research as the words used to describe this place were wholly inaccurate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Lamb & Lion

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Floss
Business
Skipton North Yorkshire
Jan 9, 2014

great warn pub environment

superb, warm and welcoming, accommodation was fantastic, and excellent location at the centre of York.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Lamb & Lion

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kc willlll
Business
LA, Calif
Sep 27, 2013

Amazing Attic Retreat!

Stayed here after picking it at random from a list of places in York. It is a great location. Right next to a castle ruin and above a pub and restaurant. I stayed in the attic room, which was bright, clean and fun. The staff was friendly and welcoming and they watched my bag for me after check out so I could wander around unencumbered. Breakfast was tops as well. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Ghost tour was really fun and a great was to explore.

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