The 4-star Principal, located about 8 minutes' walk from The Hospitium, features Wi-Fi throughout the property. Boasting a location within walking distance of National Railway Museum and next door to a railroad station, this hotel offers a steam room, sauna facilities and an indoor pool.
City of York Council is located just 900 feet from the hotel, and such natural sites as Dean's Park is less than 13 minutes' walk away. Clifford's Tower is just a drive from the Principal, while Leeds Bradford airport is 32 miles from it. Nature lovers will appreciate the proximity to York Beach, which is merely 10 minutes' walk away. There is York's Chocolate Story about a 13-minute walk away, while Piccadilly bus station approximately a 10-minute walk from Principal York.
This property welcomes guests to 155 well-appointed rooms. Some of them come with cable programming along with a coffeemaker and tea/coffee making facilities. For your safety, these modern rooms are appointed with a safe box and smoke detectors. Featuring comforts like hairdryers and bath sheets, the private bathrooms are equipped with a Jacuzzi bath and sauna. Some rooms open onto the city.
Eat & Drink
Guests of this York hotel will enjoy a daily full English breakfast during their stay. The on-site restaurant, The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, serves British cuisine for dinner. To cater to every palate, it offers a gluten free menu. There is a lounge bar and an à la carte restaurant on site. This York property features a café nearby, where guests can enjoy a variety of British cuisine.
You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per day.
Leisure & Business
An indoor pool as well as a fitness center highlight the Principal York. The Principal York offer a meeting room and a conference space where guests can use a desk and a xerox.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site at GBP 17.50 per day.
Number of floors: 7. Number of rooms: 155.
Former name: Royal York
Most popular facilities
GBP 17.50 per day
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour services
- Food/ Drinks
- Fitness/ Gym
- Swimming pool
- Spa and relaxation
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness center
- Fitness studio
- Sports trainer
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Welcome drink
- In-room breakfast
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Business center
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Children's menu
Facilities for people with disabilities
- Toilet for disabled
- Bathroom for disabled
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- Health club
- Steam room
- Garden view
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Paid movies
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
Bed options:1 Double bed
220 sq. feet
Bed options:1 Double bed
220 sq. feet
Bed options:1 King-size bed
220 sq. feet
- City landmarks
- Hotels nearby
Essential information about Principal York
|💵 Lowest price||139 US$|
|📏 Distance to center||2300 ft|
|🗺️ Location rating||8.0|
|✈️ Distance to airport||30.6 mi|
|🧳 Nearest airport||Leeds Bradford, LBA|
Reviews of Principal York
Great location. Spacious room in main building. Delicious breakfast with hot food, pastries, fruit, and drinks. Buffet option was convenient. Friendly staff.
The staff were pleasant and accommodating and provided us with info about York tourist sites.
Stunning location with excellent views. Very comfy bed, new-fashioned and elegant room.
I had a great stay at this hotel. The location was fantastic, right next to the train station which was perfect for my early morning start. The staff were friendly and provided excellent service, making me feel very welcome. The room was well equipped with all the basic amenities I needed, and I particularly enjoyed the view of the garden from my window. The breakfast, although not included in the rate, was delicious, especially the perfectly poached eggs.
Noise levels were a bit disruptive.
The room I stayed in was stylish and comfortable, with smoke detectors for added safety, and had a fantastic view.
This hotel is excellently located, right next to the train station in the city center. The staff provided excellent service and the basic amenities in the rooms were great. The rooms themselves had a fantastic view of the Minster and were equipped with accessible facilities. The breakfast had a very welcoming atmosphere and the perfectly poached eggs were a highlight.
our stay was enjoyable with just a few minor issues.
The hotel was fairly clean with attentive and pleasant staff who then blamed his or her higher manager. Everything was very good, stunning and elegant room with very comfy beds. The rate was £ 224. We had a chance to use a steam room and a jacuzzi too. Central location of this boutique venue was a bonus.
My room was beautifully decorated with comfortable bedding. The hotel's central location was perfect for exploring the city and its landmarks. The breakfast spread had a good range of options. I would recommend this hotel.
Welcome drinks at main bar, great service. Not to mention strong wifi! Very central location to everything you want in central York. Near to the centre, the restaurant and most areas.
Fairly clean hotel in a really nice building close enough to the centre as well as convenient for access to the city center. Unbeatable location next to the train station, easy to get around. Again, walking distance to National Railway Museum.
Good breakfast buffet with variety. Some issues with service. Beautiful public rooms. Room had lighting issues and carpet stains. Requested a room change, but encountered more problems in the new room. Enjoyed a nice dinner in the restaurant.
The staff were attentive, and we could use wake up calls and ironing free of charge. The location was magnificent, near all interests.
The staff were poorly trained, didn't expect that coming.
New-fashioned and compact room with all necessities. Extremely comfy bed, early check-in.
The building at Principal York is truly magnificent, exuding a sense of grandeur and elegance that is unmatched in York. As soon as I walked into the hotel, I was taken aback by the stunning decor and attention to detail. The bar area, in particular, was a lovely spot to relax and enjoy a drink with its inviting ambiance.
My stay wasn't without a few hiccups. The room I stayed in had a broken blind, which allowed light to seep through, making it difficult to sleep. The air conditioning control was also faulty, randomly turning on even when switched off, and the loud banging of the broken air vent disturbed my sleep. Additionally, the towel rack in the bathroom kept falling out of the wall, requiring constant readjustment.
The room was stocked & air-conditioned, with a view.
Even though the breakfast itself was enjoyable, it certainly should have been included.