Hotels in York

Polly Checkland Harding

Whether you’re spending a night in the company of York‘s ancient walls, a weekend in Hull, in a city steeped in maritime history, or amongst the rich artistic community of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales, our guide to the best hotels in York and these neighbouring destinations has you covered. Here you’ll find the height of luxury at five-star hotel The Grand York, stylish self-contained self-catering apartments in the heart of Hull Old Town or Skipton’s oldest hotel. We’ve even included an inn at the birthplace of Guy Fawkes… Read on to discover more.

Our top picks

The Grand York

The Grand York, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD - Visit now

The Grand York is York’s only five-star hotel and hosts stunning rooms containing original Edwardian features.

The Grand York
Courtesy of The Grand York

The Unicorn in Skipton

The Unicorn in Skipton, Devonshire Pl, Keighley Rd, Skipton, BD23 2LP - Visit now

The Unicorn is Skipton’s oldest hotel. Their warm Yorkshire welcome and hearty breakfasts are the perfect way to start a day of walking.

The Unicorn

Hideout Apartment Hotel

Hideout Apartment Hotel, 9 North Church Side,, Hull, Yorkshire, HU1 1RP - Visit now

Hideout Apartment Hotel offers 15 contemporary and stylish self-contained self-catering apartments in the heart of Hull Old Town.

Hideout Apartment Hotel

The Woolly Sheep Inn in Skipton

The Woolly Sheep Inn in Skipton, 38 Sheep St, Skipton BD23 1HY, BD23 1HY - Visit now

The Woolly Sheep Inn offers flexible and relaxed pub accommodation in the heart of Skipton. A solid base, from which you can explore.

The Woolly Sheep Inn

The Staymor in the City

The Staymor in the City, 2 Southlands Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1NP - Visit now

The Staymor in the City is a small but stylish bed and breakfast near to York’s fashionable Bishopthorpe Road and plenty of retail outlets.

The Staymor in the City
Courtesy of The Staymor in the City

Hull Trinity Backpackers

Hull Trinity Backpackers, 51/52 Market Place, Hull, Yorkshire, HU1 1RU - Visit now

If you’re after affordable accommodation in the heart of Old Town, highly rated, independent hostel Hull Trinity Backpackers is hard to beat.

Hull Trinity Backpackers

The Pinfold Guesthouse in Skipton

The Pinfold Guesthouse in Skipton, Chapel Hill, Skipton, BD23 1NL - Visit now

A homely guest house and cottage perfectly nestled in the back streets of Skipton, The Pinfold offers guests a cosy and homely place to stay.

The Pinfold

The Bishop & The Bison

The Bishop & The Bison, 127 Clifton, York, Yorkshire, YO30 6BL - Visit now

The Bishop & The Bison is an independent boutique hotel offering a modern take on the classic British B&B in the heart of York.

The Bishop & The Bison
Courtesy of The Bloomsbury

Kingston Theatre Hotel

Kingston Theatre Hotel, 1-2 Kingston Square, Hull, Yorkshire, HU2 8DA - Visit now

Overlooking Kingston Square Gardens, Kingston Theatre Hotel is a small family-run four-star Victorian hotel in the heart of Hull Old Town.

Kingston Theatre Hotel

Guy Fawkes Inn

Guy Fawkes Inn, 25 High Petergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HP - Visit now

Guy Fawkes Inn is based at the birthplace of the infamous plotter, and consists of a bar, restaurant and 13 individually furnished bedrooms.

Guy Fawkes Inn
Courtesy of Guy Fawkes Inn

23 St Mary’s B&B

23 St Mary’s B&B, St. Mary's, Bootham, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 7DD - Visit now

23 St Mary’s B&B is just outside the famous city walls of York, and offers up stylish interiors, spacious rooms and famous breakfasts.

23 St. Mary's B&B
Courtesy of 23 St. Mary's B&B

Where to go in York

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Restaurant
Pearly Cow York

A flawless culinary adventure through Britain’s best seasonal meat and seafood dishes.

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The Welly

Legendary nightclub in Hull, The Welly hosts regular events, musicians and club nights – all affordable and all incredibly entertaining.

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Gallery
Mill Bridge Gallery

Fine art, photography and sculpture – all by talented local artists – are exhibited in the Mill Bridge Gallery located in a canal-side building.

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Sotano

Sotano, in York, is a divine Mediterranean tapas bar and restaurant, also serving charcuterie boards of the finest ingredients.

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Evil Eye

Evil Eye in York is a cocktail bar focused on embracing the spiritual, and engaging with the community.

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Valhalla

Valhalla is ‘a venue that paid homage to York’s Viking heritage and somewhere with purely Rock ‘n Metal music in its soul’.

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Bar or Pub
Fossgate Social

Coffee shop by day, bar by night – Fossgate Social is a small but vibrant independent venue serving speciality coffee, craft beer and cocktails.

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Izakaya

Tasting menus and full course dining experiences are on offer, bridging relaxed and fine dining to suit every taste with Japanese cuisine.

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Legacy

Legacy, in York’s iconic ‘The Grand’, offers a modern British and Yorkshire-inspired tasting menus paired with an exceptional wine list.

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