We stopped overnight at the York Holiday Inn. It proved pleasant and convenient for our purposes. It's on the edge of the city so about a 30-40 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride into the centre, but
we enjoyed wandering down in the evening for a very nice meal in one of the abundant resturants, and then again in the morning to amble about the shops.
The hotel is what one expects of a Holiday Inn, nothing dramatically different or unusal, but clean, comfortable and stress free [Less]