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Middletons Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for 1 night with husband and teenage sons. Positives...It is in a fabulous location to explore the city. It comprises of numerous buildings varying in age, which adds to its charm. We were in a family room which was room 61, one of the almshouses of Joseph Terry (1899). It was a really big room. We have stayed in lots of family rooms and this was by far the biggest. It was clean with crisp white sheets and towels. Bathroom was clean and bright. I was worried about traffic noise after reading reviews but this was not an issue. Breakfast was lovely. Staff were excellent. Lovely atmosphere in the bar and nice surroundings. Negatives... these are not as such negatives but explanations as to why it is a 3* hotel not 4*... the restaurant menu... prices too high, perhaps too pretentious. £7.25 for pate with little bread, a bit too much. Public toilets have liquid soap but in a container you have to pick up and squirt, what does a dispenser cost? Shower has no base, supposedly a wet room but doesn't really fit with the rest of the room. Shower did have a curtain but didn't reach the floor and was so close when you were in it, it stuck to you. Car park fee is a bit of a cheek for residents as the hotel itself isn't cheap. As I said that was more an explanation as to its rating. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

Just back from a 4 night stay at Middletons. Had stayed there many years ago when it was Lady Anne's central location is its biggest asset although the staff and the ambience of the place add to the overall comfort and welcoming feeling of the guests. The meals provided are off great quality and well presented. We were disappointed in the very small sized room and lack of cupboard space. The only cupboard is hampered by someone's bright idea to place the iron holder in the middle of it thus halving the potential space.The room itself requires some TLC as do the old style windows. Having said all that we will probably be back there next summer.I did mention my observations to the staff at reception on checking out. I was informed there are bigger rooms available.

Enjoyed our stay at Middletons. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast catered for everyone's tastes. I enjoyed the warm pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries. The room was clean and modern and had various teas, coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits. The location was central. The only negative was that our room was situated near the extraction fan for the kitchen. It was noisy when it started up in the early hours of the morning but we were offered an alternative room.

Spent a long weekend in York based at Middletons. Located in a quiet street in several old buildings with interesting rooms. We had a nice bedroom with a large separate lounge complete with coffee maker and large TV. Nice modern bathroom too. The Staff were very friendly and we had a nice meal in the hotel resaurant. There are pleasant outside sitting areas if the weather is good and also free access to the leisure club. All in all a rather unique hotel and a nice change from a modern tower.

we stayed here as part of a small (3 rooms) family reunion and we all thought our rooms were decent. the breakfast was good, as were the breakfast staff. the bar staff were also nice. we stayed during a wedding and after reading some of the reviews, that worried me. however it didn't effect our stay at all, the music was kept at a decent level and the wedding guests were well mannered. only complaint would be house keeping, on the first day we only had one bath towel between the two of us and on the second day we had no towels and had to go to the front desk at 11pm at night to ask for towels. who cleans a room designed for two people and doesn't leave towels??? other than that we all thought the hotel offered decent value for money and would consider staying again.

Plus points of this hotel: - Location - the hotel is a few minutes walk from central York and about 10ish minutes from the station - General decor - very good, modern but still homely - Breakfast - fantastic, you are spoilt for choice, the pancakes were divine - Staff - lovely, very helpful, polite and friendly, couldn't do enough for you - excellent Negative (and the reason why this has a 4 not 5 star rating from me) Room - our room was very tired and dated (room no. 30) the bathroom tiles left a lot to be desired, although saying that the shower was very good. The decor could definitely do with an update. On the plus side - we were only sleeping there so it was fine and the beds (twin room) were comfortable. Overall I would stay here again and recommend this hotel as it has many plus points but next time I would if there are more up to date rooms when booking.

we stayed here for 3 nights over a recent race weekend; having seen some of the review about the rooms i was a bit dubious but the room we had (29) was very nice indeed very spacious, modern and bright and the shower was particularly good! it may have something to do with the fact they have a collection of different buildings making up the hotel some of which are listed so this maybe why some rooms are good and some rooms are 'dated'. the main reception and bar area are simply brilliant a really nice relaxing feel to them not like the clinical feel you get in some hotels, the outside areas area lovely if you get the weather they are brilliant for relaxing in with a drink (or three) and for a city centre hotel its very quiet which is an added bonus... the staff are probably the friendliest I've come across in a hotel they cant do enough for you. the only downside was that housekeeping are not the fastest you'll come across our room wasn't cleaned until mid afternoon on two of the three days and it wasn't done at all on the third day so that was a bit disappointing i did report it to the the front desk and they kindly knocked a days parking charge off the bill which was fair enough. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again but id probably ask if i could have the same room; if i had one of the other rooms i wonder if our experience would have been different?

Stayed here for two nights in July in the old part of the hotel in a room that's large but backing onto the street. Cant remember the exact number but it was in the forties. NO air-conditioning. You are able to open the windows a little bit but they back straight onto the busy street so be prepared to hear traffic and everybody walking by your window. Complained but they showed little interest and told that they are looking at air con......... pull the other one...... it looks like a listed building so good luck. Bathroom you couldn't swing a cat in (not that I tried) and without ventilation, hence probably the stale smell that seemed to hang in the room. Breakfast was good, the only highlight. A blot on the lovely landscape of York.

Excellent location, friendly efficient staff. Had BBQ food which they put on regularly for a fantastic price and the food is delicious and plentiful! Would highly recommend this hotel. Thank you all!!

This is a mixed review. On the plus side is the fantastic location, and the delightful reception, bar and dining room staff. On the bad side is the rooms. Having made a 2-night booking several months ahead we were allocated room 46. This room is right on a busy road, so you sleep 2 feet from the traffic. It has two windows onto that road which can't be opened. The bathroom had no bath and no window. The room smelt very stale, and I was kept awake by flying insects. We were given a fan after we asked for one in the early evening. A set of towels had to be requested twice. We had no sleep that night. When we complained the next morning we were told that they had been full that night but we could be moved, however they showed us a vastly superior room (larger and with bath and on the quiet side) at 8.45 that morning. One staff member said that "they struggle with that room" (actually I think it's the client who "struggles"). The longer your stay, the better the room they allocate you. This information also applies to room 48 which is right alongside. After helpful Harriet sorted us out with a very nice room we had a very good night's sleep. The accounting in the bar and restaurant seem to be somewhat erratic with incorrect billing, however again very helpful staff managed to get it right in the end (twice). We gather this hotel has been bought by Thwaites who may be planning a good upgrade. It's needed right now in this slightly dated place, and then I'm sure it will be really excellent. It was truly a good base for a short stay, other than the horrible room!

55-57 Skeldergate York England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to York Minster and Clifford's Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Middletons Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Clifford's Tower and York Dungeon. This 56-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. It's in central York and also a short walk from York Minster and York Castle Museum.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 56 rooms have coffee makers. Guests can enjoy digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Middletons Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is available for GBP 10 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options


Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2


Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 841 reviews