7 Of The Best Hotels For A Mini Break In York

It’s about time we started thinking about mini breaks now that the sun is starting to shine – isn’t it? The historic city of York is the perfect place to enjoy a summer getaway. Sat along the River Ouse, York has is one of the best tourist cities in the world. It has some of the most idyllic streets to roam around and some of the best restaurants to dine out. If you might be planning a little trip to York, make sure you look at our lists of the most luxurious hotels in York to stay.

The Principal Hotel

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This 5-star hotel is one of York’s most luxurious hotels. Its rooms are stylish and modern and feature flat-smart screens. The hotel sits in a quiet garden space overlooking York Minster. It also has spa facilities such as a sauna, steam room, heated indoor pool, and a gym.

The Refectory Kitchen and Terrace and Chapter House bar offers fresh, seasonal food using local ingredients. You can enjoy afternoon tea in the garden room and a full English buffet each morning.

First on our list of hotels in York and first off the train station. It’s set in the heart of the city, so within walking distance of all of York’s attractions and restaurants. To find out more information click here.

The Grand Hotel & Spa

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Set in the Grade II listed former railway headquarters, the 5-star hotel in the heart of the historic city of York offers stylish rooms with a luxury vaulted spa. Each room has Molton Brown toiletries with bathrobes & slippers with an evening turn-down available. Enjoy its luxury spa with sauna, hot tub, swimming pool and steam room after a workout in its fitness centre.

Its open kitchen at The Rise restaurant offers guests modern British cuisine cooked using locally sourced ingredients as wells as afternoon tea options in the terrace & bar.

This is another hotel that’s central, all of what York city centre has to offer is on your doorstep.

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Marmadukes Hotel

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Marmadukes is a Town House Hotel that is dripping with character. Each room has a unique style and is decorated with antique furnishings. The 21 en-suite bedrooms have all the standard features of a great hotel, such as toiletries, free wifi and tea/ coffee facilities.

You can relax in the guest’s lounges or the private garden to the rear of the property. It’s just a ten-minute walk into the city centre where you can enjoy the historic city and its bars and restaurants.

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The Churchill Hotel

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Originally a Georgian Mansion built back in 1827. This hotel is situated in the centre of York and seamlessly mixes modern style with original features. Its rooms have great character with high ceilings and historical artefacts associated with Winston Churchill.

The award-winning brasserie serves locally-sourced, fresh seasonal Yorkshire food with a modern twist. They have a great bar, The Wellington and a newly-opened beer garden with a wood-burning pizza oven for summer days.

It’s close by to all the Yorkshire landmarks, especially the York Minster, which is just a few yards down the road.

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The Judges Lodgings

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A Grade I listed Georgian Townhouse, this quaint hotel is right in the heart of the city and has three beautiful bustling bar with elegant indoor and outdoor seating areas. The on-site restaurant is served a modern British bar and grill and guests can enjoy a full English Breakfast included at the room rate.

Just around the corner is the iconic Stonegate and Betty’s Tearoom. You are again within walking distance of all York’s tourist attractions and bars.

It’s one of our favourite hotels in York, if you’d like to find out more click here.

Grays Court Hotel

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Another one of the greatest hotels in York, located in a great central York location, Grays Court Hotel has beautiful views of the York Walls and a beautiful garden setting. The hotel takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city with its quaint setting. It has stylish bedrooms that all offer scenic views and all the luxury you’d expect.

The restaurant ‘The Bow Room’ has earned itself 2 AA rosettes and serves up a tasty 9-course tasting menu. During the day you can enjoy quintessential homemade scones and teas and coffees with cream – or something a little stronger.

It’s located right near the city centre, within walking distance of Yorks attractions. For more information check here.

The Judges Court

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As another Grade II listed gorgeous Georgian building, The Judges Court offers unique bedrooms with all the charm you could ask for from a beautiful hotel. It offers all the modern mod-cons you’d expect from a hotel and, each room is individually decorated with bespoke furniture, original panelling and polished wood and a Nespresso Coffee machine to get you going on a morning.

It’s located near all of the York tourist features, bars and restaurants, perfect for a city break where you won’t need a car or Uber.

You can find out more here.

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