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4.2 / 5Very Good
734 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Micklegate Bar
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Railway Museum
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Yorkshire Museum Gardens
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)
    42 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in York, Principal York is in the city center and near a train station. York Theatre Royal and Jorvik Viking Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include York Minster and Shambles. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at York Racecourse or Wetherby Racecourse. Our guests love the hotel's central location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Micklegate Bar - 5 min walk
    • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
    • National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
    • Yorkshire Museum Gardens - 8 min walk
    • York Theatre Royal - 8 min walk

    Getting around

    • York Station - 1 min walk
    • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive


    • Refectory – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Chapter House – Bar.

    About this property

    Principal York

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite. All 167 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Self parking: GBP 15.00 per day

    Food and drink

    Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 15.95 per person
    1 restaurant
    1 bar
    24-hour room service

    Things to do

    Fitness center
    Indoor pool
    Spa services
    Spa tub
    Steam room

    Family friendly

    Dry cleaning service
    Indoor pool
    Laundry facilities


    Banquet hall
    Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Wedding services

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    Business center
    Meeting rooms
    Conference space


    BBQ grill(s)


    Body treatments
    Body wraps
    Manicures and pedicures


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Assistive listening devices available
    Braille signage


    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Hair dryer



    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


    Iron/ironing board

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The hotel was beautiful,the tiny details from the rocking horse in the lobby to the room door numbers.i loved it hear and will be coming back. Sadly i ended up being poorly and didnt get to experience everything i wanted but i will certainly be back. The lady at reception who checked us in was lovely, i sadly cant remember her name but she did tell us about her experience in newcastle when she went to see slipknot the other week. She was just so lovely

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Lovely setting with stylish contemporary decor blending with old tiles.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Pleasant one nighter

    Very nice accomodation. Technology let reception down at check in and check out. Otger than that very pleasant stay Very central for York sight seeing

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Apparently if you book a standard room you get put in a building that is not part of the actual hotel. You take the elevator to floor -1 and then walk down a long corridor to get to this other building. I was originally put on the ground floor of this building in a room directly next to an entrance. I requested to be moved and they did so but only to the room one floor above. That night there was a function of some sort going on, which was quite loud and I believe when the band took a break they decided to do so right by that entrance way and they were also very loud. Had I know I wouldn't actually be staying in the beautiful hotel shown in the photos I would have stayed at another hotel/airbnb or chosen another room. One plus is the proximity to the train station.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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