Best places to stay in York

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Best places to stay in York

Where is the best place to stay in York?

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I loved visiting York it has got something for everyone and it has accommodation for everyone’s needs and budgets too. 

Here are 3 of what I think are the best accommodation in York I offer you a luxury, mid range and budget option but this is only a very small selection of excellent hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs in York. 

Luxury Hotel in York

Royal York Hotel

I visited this hotel for afternoon tea only as unfortunately it’s a bit out of my budget to spend the night but it looked amazing.

The hotel opened in 1878 and has recently gone through a refurbishment to give it a classic look. I loved the décor and especially the grandness of the staircase.

The coffee room where we had our afternoon tea had lovely views of the York Minster. The food was delicious and good quality and the service was excellent. You feel a bit like royalty being in this grand hotel.

It’s also quite impressive from the outside, being in a five story building which was originally built to accommodate aristocracy if the north. Originally costing 14 shillings per night which would be great if it cost this now but its increased abit.

The location is great being next to the train station and in walking distance to all the attractions of York. This hotel is by the city walls which look spectacular lit up at night.

The hotel has 167 rooms 4 of which are fully accessible (2 x twins 2x doubles)

Room rates vary between £160 – £230 per night depending on date and room type

top hotels in york, THIS IS A LUXURY HOTEL IN YORK
photo credit : Royal York Hotel

Mid-Range Hotel in York

Best Western Monkbar Hotel
St Maurice’s Road York North Yorkshire YO31 7JA

I was hosted by the Monkbar Hotel during my visit to York in a superior king room. The rooms are a great size and has all the facilities you would expect from a mid range hotel.

I liked the little touch of a bag of sweets and a note with our names on saying welcome. It doesn’t take a lot to impress me but sweets and chocolates will always work.

MID RANGE HOTEL IN YORK, Mordern looking hotel in york
Best Western Monkbar Hotel

The fully refurbished Hotel is at the very heart of the historic and vibrant city of York, offering a contemporary boutique four-star hotel. The hotel is near to the Monkbar gate within easy walking distance to the city.

The hotel has recently undergone a £3 million refurbishment, transforming it into a 4star from a 3star. There are 125 stunning bedrooms and The Yorkshire bar and grill restaurant. Or you can have room service.

Room rates vary from £99 – £210 per night depending on dates and room type

See my review for more details

Budget Hostel in York

Safestay Hostel
Micklegate House, 88-90 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

I don’t stay in hostels but I saw a review about this and it looks amazing. I walked past and the 1752 townhouse looks so grand from the outside.

The décor is pink which is what appeals to me and I’m definitely going to look into staying in one of these hostels, although I will have to have a private room.

The hostel has a large list of facilities and services that any stay here is going to be so enjoyable.

hostel in york, a pink hostel makes it the perfect budget place to stay in york
photos provided by safestay

• Cafe / Bar
• Lounge
• Private courtyard
• Free Wi-Fi
• Internet terminals
• Secure key card access
• Air conditioning
• Heating
• Non-smoking throughout
• Designated smoking area
• Laundry
• Luggage store
• Cycle store
• Ironing facilities available
• Meeting spaces

• Bunk privacy curtains
• Bed linen provided
• Personal power sockets
• Personal reading lights
• Personal storage
• Secure key card access
• Private rooms available
• TV in private rooms
• Free tea / coffee in private rooms
• Towels provided in private rooms
• Toiletries provided in private rooms
• Cot available on request

Room rates vary from £16-£26 per bed in shared dorm or about £117 for private room (which can accommodate up to 6 people)

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  1. For some reason I think would like the budget one, seems to be more colorful and interesting. I hope to see some of these placed during my next visit! 🙂

  2. I love that you covered all ranges. I would probably stay in the mid range option, but the hostel looks great too. I’ve stayed in hostels before, and this one looks 10 times better than any I’ve stayed in!

  3. I’ve been to NYC probably 100 times and almost always stay at a new place. However, I’ve never stayed at this Royal Park and I like the looks of it a lot. Definitely will keep this info filed away and maybe try to go during the NY Times Travel Show. 😉

  4. looks great doesn’t it I’m thinking of staying with them in London and I don’t even do hostels lol

  5. I actually mostly stay at hostels so Safestay Hostel looks delightful. I’m big fan of the bright colors and decor. The long list of amenities is also something I look for even if its at a hostel.

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