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The Principal York

ex. Royal York

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal York

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

The Principal York Hotel is placed in the heart of York and offers a leisure club, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel was opened in 1900 and remains an example of elegant architecture in York ever since.

This traditional hotel is situated 49 km from The point . The Principal York Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of York.

A castle, a cathedral and a church are set within walking distance.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find York Railway train station. It will take around 45 minutes to get to Leeds/bradford airport by car.

Rooms

There are 167 guestrooms featuring annex room, superior flat and classic annex double room equipped with complimentary wireless internet, a minibar, television, a seating area and an iron with ironing board. Some rooms have the garden view. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The indoor restaurant provides light meals. Guests can try finest drinks in the snack bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Krakatoa and The Old Siam are about 250 meters away.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The Principal York Hotel welcomes guests, offering currency exchange, a baggage storage and a hairdresser along with a business centre, a conference room and a catering service.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature meals and cots. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness club available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at GBP 10 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   167.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot FREE
All children
3 - 13 years
Extra bed GBP 30
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

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Airports
Train
  • York railway station
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    700 ft
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

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Rooms and availability

The Principal York photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Exclusive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Suite|Exclusive Suite

The Principal York photos Room
Junior Suite
Garden view
  • Room size:

    380 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Annex Guest Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Shower
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  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
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  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
The Principal York photos Room
Superior Twin Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
The Principal York photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    380 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

The Principal York Location

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Local attractions

  • York Maze4.5 mi
    Dunnington Lodge Elvington Lane

    Near the hotel

    • The Shambles2600 ft
      Shambles, City Centre

      Restaurants nearby

      • Krakatoa700 ft

        Address: 39 Tanner Row
        Phone: +(44)1904 633066

        74% likes this, based on 151 reviews
        Cuisine: Indonesian
        Price Range: USD 9 - USD 41

      • The Whippet Inn1500 ft

        Address: 15 North Street
        Phone: +44 1904 500660

        73% likes this, based on 310 reviews
        Cuisine: Vegetarian, British

      • Mollys Tearooms2100 ft

        Address: 41 Stonegate
        Phone: 07534472259

        84% likes this, based on 56 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 5 - USD 11

      • The Old Siam1000 ft

        Address: 126 Micklegate
        Phone: 1904635162

        72% likes this, based on 350 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai
        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

      • Mannion And Co1900 ft

        Address: 1 Blake Street
        Phone: 01904 631030

        78% likes this, based on 225 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        167

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Cities nearby
      • Tadcaster hotels - 14 km
      • Huby hotels - 15 km
      • Dunnington hotels - 8 km
      • Stockton-on-the-Forest hotels - 7 km
      • Flaxton hotels - 12 km
      • Stillingfleet hotels - 11 km
      • Green Hammerton hotels - 13 km
      • YORKSHIRE hotels - 10 km
      • Alne hotels - 17 km
      • Haxby hotels - 7 km

      The Principal York Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal York

      7.2
      Very goodBased on1727 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        9.2

        I loved the big rooms and the lovely big bathroom. Staff were very professional and helpful.

      • Single
        8.8

        The size of the room and the garden and castle view

        The smell of the carpets in the main corridors

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        loction was excellent, close to historical sites. beutiful building

        Food was extremely poor. The decor in the puplic areas failed to capture the potential of the building. Windows in the bedroom were painted shut and, with no apparent source of ventilation, the room was stuffy,

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Helpful staff, clean and bright room with good facilities, good resturant and breakfast

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The light shade was too low and room was on the small side but everything else was fine.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar was pleasant to have a drink in.

        Breakfast was disorganised. For the amount of people turning up at peak time for breakfast on Sunday morning, the chef did not keep on top of topping up the cooked breakfast leaving people with half full plates going cold waiting for more items to be put out. Fruit bar also ran out - luckily I had already had some by then.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        friendly helpful staff who made us feel welcome

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Close proximity to the City,relaxed atmostphere in the Bar/varanda areas.Room cleanliness.Ample choice at breakfast.Only stayed one night,next time would look at 2 nights depending on what rate I can agree.

        Cost of breakfast,on reciving confirmation of my booking the papaerwork stated £10 full english breakfast,however when checking out we were charged £14 each.

      • Couple
        8.8

        Hotel was comfortable, clean, breakfast was good

        Bit expensive and music from events room was extremely loud late at night

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Nice staff, good room & excellent location.

        Cleaning of the room good be better. Specially the bathroom.

      • Single
        6.6

        room service prompt and the staff very friendly. Bed was very comfortable and the temperautre of the room was great. Lovely clean bathroom with bath and shower

        I ordered a newspaper which didn't arrive. The decor looked a little shabby - like it needed redecorating

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        the helpfulness of the conceirge and the size of the room and bathroom

        old fashioned TV and cost of drinks at the bar

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        Central to the Train Station and City Centre. Nice grounds.

        Was disappointed breakfast was not included in the total price.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Hotel is well positioned for york centre, i would advise to book a room with a garden view very nice !!!

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        It has been a grand hotel it may be getting a little tired but for a family get together perfect.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Principal York York location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

      Get directions
      Airports
      Train
      • York railway station
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
        700 ft
      • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        167

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

      Use Badge