The Principal York

ex. Royal York

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AAshow map
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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  1896 reviews
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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
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

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • 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
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 13 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
YorkBoatYorkBoat1000 ft
The City WallsThe City Walls2000 ft
English Heritage: Clifford's TowerEnglish Heritage: Clifford's Tower2700 ft
National Railway MuseumNational Railway Museum1000 ft
York Castle MuseumYork Castle Museum3000 ft
Richard III MuseumRichard III Museum3000 ft
Theatre RoyalTheatre Royal1700 ft
York Theatre RoyalYork Theatre Royal1700 ft
Grand Opera HouseGrand Opera House2300 ft
The ShamblesThe Shambles2600 ftShambles, City Centre
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KrakatoaKrakatoa700 ft39 Tanner Row
The Old SiamThe Old Siam1000 ft126 Micklegate
The Whippet InnThe Whippet Inn1500 ft15 North Street
Mannion And CoMannion And Co1900 ft1 Blake Street
Mollys TearoomsMollys Tearooms2100 ft41 Stonegate
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York BarbicanYork Barbican4000 ft
York HospitalYork Hospital4600 ft
KnavesmireKnavesmire1.4 mi
York Designer OutletYork Designer Outlet2.5 mi
Quilt Museum and GalleryQuilt Museum and Gallery3700 ft
York Cold War BunkeYork Cold War Bunke4300 ft
University of YorkUniversity of York1.7 mi
York MazeYork Maze4.5 miDunnington Lodge Elvington Lane
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Getting around
Airports
Leeds/bradford (LBA)23.9 mi
Robin Hood (DSA)33.7 mi
Train
York railway station400 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  1896  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    clean but not 4 srar

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    The web page of the hotel advertised "free wi-fi internet" in the public areas of the hotel, which is not strictly true. The hotel gives 15 minutes of free slow, narrow-band internet connection, and after that it charges for the connection. The cleaning of the bathroom was very poor

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great sized room and a bath!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    The room was very small for the price that was paid, it was also right next to the lift shaft so very noisy. I would have expected more from the description and views on the Booked.net website.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I loved the size and location of the hotel. If I had been there longer would love to have tried out their leisure facilities. It all feels very grand when you are in there.

    Difficult to get your luggage up the steps and through the doors. Porter turned up after check in when all the hard work had been done. Weird way the room numbers are laid out too.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The helpfull staff, nothing was a problem

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everythin was fantastic

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Access and times of the pool, ideal for families

    Would have liked more information about onsite facilities ie food available/times

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Breakfast

    The bed was very uncomfortable, the cups were dirty and the decor was very tired. Also found the food was too expensive for the quality

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The atmosphere of the hotel & location were ideal for a relaxing weekend break. the staff were also very politr & helpful

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The room was very large and easily accommodated 2 adults and 2 children.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    comfortable and so convenient for the rail station

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Close to railway station for convenience.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    location and cleanleness

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    we were upgraded to the Principal Suite so our stay was even more enjoyable

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  1896 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 13 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Leeds/bradford (LBA)23.9 mi
Robin Hood (DSA)33.7 mi
Train
York railway station400 ft
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