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We stayed at Bowen House in August 2019. It was about a 10 minute walk to town. Our room was meticulously clean, with everything we would want. Our breakfast was large, very well cooked, a great English breakfast. Our hosts went out of their way to help us with tourist information. I would highly recommend staying here

Diane and Peter were the consummate hosts. Pleasant room, lovely breakfast and a perfect location; sufficiently close to the city centre to walk there and reassuringly far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle of the tourist hoards.

Had a lovely couple of days staying at Bowen House York, the facilities are great and the proprietor was lovely. Would definitely recommend it and will be going back again. Easy to reach York centre, about a 10 minute walk or bus stop is virtually outside. The breakfasts are fantastic, freshly cooked and plenty of it, also various cereals on offer

Fantastic 2 night stay here. The rooms were so beautifully decorated and had all the creature comforts. Lots of attention to detail. Owner was really friendly and helpful and vegan breakfast catered for. Location was great, just a short walk into the centre. Would highly recommend! And free parking as well.

We have just returned from a two night weekend stay here. We stayed in the superior room which was modern, clean and spacious. The owners were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fantastic and you could see everything was of a very high quality with lots of attention to detail. This is not just your average B&B. It has a really great homely feel, very welcoming. Our room had two robes, high quality bedding and towels and toiletries. The location is great, just a short ten minute pleasant river walk to the Center of town with pubs and restaurants on the way. There is a Sainsbury’s around the corner if needed. Thanks for a lovely stay, would highly recommend. Kerri & Gary

Stayed here for three nights and it was a very relaxing time. Guest house is very clean,breakfast delicious with a good selection. Free parking available. The parking works great if you are sensible about it and listen to Diane's arrangements about how to use the parking facilities. About 10 minutes comfortable stroll to city centre.We were able to arrive a little early as we had asked in advance and Diane was very accommodating which we appreciated. Already booked for November. Thanks Diane and Peter for another great stay. Donna and Tony.

We stayed at Bowen House B&B for three nights .It was spotlessly clean and room had everything we needed . The Breakfast was really good and s very good choice . Diane and Peter were very welcoming and friendly . Diane told us of places to go and recommended places to eat . If we go to York again we will definitely stay there again .5 stars from us Kathleen and Colin .Sowerby Bridge

The B&B itself was lovely but the owners were very unwelcoming. The lady owner phoned to us ask us why we were parked in the car park before we were checked in and made us walk back from the town centre to move it even though we had already arranged a time to check in as they were out when we arrived, so therefore they knew it was our car and we were paying customers/guest and was rather rude to us on the phone. We were also rushed out of breakfast and my girlfriends plate was taken away from her before she had even finished and still had food in her mouth. On the last day we were made to pay for parking as we wanted to leave our car at the b&b for a couple of hours after the 10:30 am check out. We were told that there were more guests coming so that’s why we needed to pay(even though we had already spent a few £ staying at the b&b ourselves) only to come back to our car later to find the car park empty.... as I said the b&b is lovely but customer service and a bit of politeness goes a long way.

We stayed at this hotel and was greeted with a cream tea on arrival as part of the deal. The room was excellent as was the breakfast and as this was very close to Windermere centre is was easy for my wife walking. I would recommend this to anyone

Brilliant location, about 10 minutes walk & you’re inside the City Walls. Breakfast was fabulous, plenty to choose from. Owners are lovely & friendly & are knowledgeable of things to do & places to eat in York. Accommodation very clean, well presented & homely. Would definitely stay there again.

4 Gladstone Street York England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Shambles and York Minster
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bowen House - Guest house places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Shambles and York Minster. This 4-room, 4-star guesthouse has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 AM to 9 AM.


Bowen House - Guest house's 4 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Bowen House - Guest house enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff is there to provide luggage storage, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Double Room, Ensuite (Room 4)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Ensuite (Room 5)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Ensuite (Room 2)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Ensuite (Room 3)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 232 reviews

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