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In the heart of the city with views of the Minster.

Principal York

The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, The Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines. Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel and if you decide to visit us by car, the hotel provides a car park for guests’ use at a charge.

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CHECK IN: 3PM (Early check in available)
CHECK OUT: 11AM (Late check out available)
FRONT DESK : +44-1904-653681

Languages Spoken by Staff

  • en
  • pl
  • pt
  • ro
  • es
  • Currency

    GBP

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Allowed
    • Wheelchair accessible guestrooms are furnished with grab bars in the shower and emergency pull cords at the bedside. The hotel is accessible via the Sidings entrance and entrance from the station, all areas throughout the hotel for wheelchair use including our meeting rooms. For further information, feel free to contact the hotel directly.Our Concierge team are available to assist.
    • Guestroom Accessibility Details
      • Wheelchair Accessible HVAC & Light Controls
      • Furniture can be rearranged for added space
      • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms & Routes
      • Bathroom Cord/Button Emergency System
      • Bedroom Cord/Button Emergency System
      • Grab Bars/Adequate Maneuvering Space/Tall Toilets
      • Adequate Turning Space
      • Padded Plumbing/Clearance Beneath Vanity
    • Elevator Accessibility Details
      • All Level Elevator Access
      • Wheelchair Accessible Elevator
      • Elevator Near Accessible Rooms
    • Public Area Accessibility Details
      • Public Restroom: Padded Plumbing/Vanity Clearance
      • Public Restroom: Wheelchair Accessible Stalls
      • Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom
      • Restaurant Wheelchair Seating
      • Public Facilities Accessible
    • Parking Accessibility Details
      • Flat Terrain Between Parking/Entrance
      • Wheelchair Accessible Curb Cuts/Street Parking
      • Accessible Parking Spaces with Posted Signs
      • Disabled/Accessible Parking
      • Wheelchair Accessible Parking/4 Spaces

    Pet Policy

    • Your four legged friend is welcome, in our hotel, your pet is also on vacation. There is an additional charge of 30 GBP per room per night per dog.
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    Transportation

    • Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)
    • Estimated taxi Cost : 45.0 GBP
    • Estimated time by taxi : 23 Minutes

    Parking

    • Car parking is available
    • Parking Spaces/90 Spaces
    • Daily self parking fee : 15 GBP
    • The Hotel offers an onsite car park of nearly 90 spaces which are offered on a first come, first served basis. This is charged at £15 per 24 hours or £3 per hour up to a maximum of £15.
    Dine

    Dine in York

    Dine

    The Refectory Kitchen and Terrace

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM

    At the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace, we celebrate the best ingredients from York and the surrounding countryside to produce traditional British classics. Choose from dishes such as Short rib mac and Swaledale cheese and R and J Butchers venison haunch with parsnip and honey glazed beetroot, followed by Yorkshire Parkin, a deliciously sticky ginger cake served with Yorkshire beer glaze and custard and a Dark chocolate cheesecake with pistachio crumb and steeped blackberries.

    The Chapter House

    The Chapter House

    10:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Chapter House is an award winning bar and was part of the multi- million-pound investment in The Principal York hotel. The main bar and next-door snug are warm, welcoming and comfortable- whether you are a local looking for something a bit different, travelling to and from York by train, or a guest staying in the hotel. Chapter House serves cocktails and local craft ales, wines and spirits and bar bites, all served by our friendly team of bartenders.

    The Chapter House
    The Refectory Kitchen and Terrace
    The Chapter House
    Rooms

    Classic Rooms

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    Classic Rooms

    Executive Rooms

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    Executive Rooms

    Suites

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    Suites
    Rooms

    Classic Rooms

    Our Classic rooms are cozy and full of character. Ideal for short stays and solo trips, they are located in the main house. Bathrooms include Elemis toiletries and rainfall showers.
    Classic rooms look out into the City or on to the Train station.
    Our Classic rooms are all fully refurbished, comfortable bedrooms in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep.
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    Executive Rooms

    More spacious than our Guest rooms, our Superior rooms are ideal for longer stays or as an affordable upgrade. Located in the main house, you'll find a table and chair in these rooms. Bathrooms include Elemis toiletries and Principal bathrobes.
    Superior rooms have views out into the City or on to the train station.
    Superior rooms all have rainfall showers and some have roll top bath tubs.
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    Suites

    Suites at The Principal York have listed interior details with magnificent views of the Minster. Junior suites are open-plan and feature a lounge, while Signature Suites have separate bedrooms and living rooms, with carefully considered finishing touches.
    All Suites have magnificent views of York Minster and our Gardens.
    All Suites have King sized beds and living areas. The bathrooms feature rainfall showers, some have roll top bath tubs.
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    Classic Rooms
    Executive Rooms
    Suites
    Highlights
    Meet in York
    York Minster Views
    Outdoor Space
    Meet in York
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    Give your guests a true taste of York with a meeting, conference or event where the spirit of the city is present in all that we do.
    York Minster Views
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    Located in the heart of the city with views of York Minster
    Outdoor Space
    With the iconic York Minster and roman walls in the distance, our gardens provide the perfect setting for adding an outdoor element, or even holding the entire event outside. From marquees on the lawn for large-scale events, to team building activities and more intimate parties and BBQs,

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    Services

    Fee Based and Staff Assisted Services

    • Dry Cleaning Pickup or Laundry Valet
    • Same Day Dry Cleaning
    • Children's Activities Available
    • Housekeeping Daily

    Other Services

    • Business Centre
    • 24-Hour Business Centre
    • Business Center Staffed
    • Printer
    • Copying Services
    • Email and Internet
    • Facsimile Services
    • PC's available in Business Center
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    MEETINGS & EVENTS

    Weddings & Events

    Adjacent to the York Station, and only 2 hours from London or 2.5 hours from Edinburgh by train, Principal York hotel can accommodates up to 410 attendees and has 11 meeting rooms with flexible configurations with full in-house AV support.