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Top York Family-Friendly Hotels

Modern Loft Apartment With Lift Access in Central York, Sleeps up to six
Great for families
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4.9/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, washer and dryer
CENTRE OF YORK CITY

"What a lovely host. Nothing was too much trouble. Apartment was clean & better than we expected. Personal touches by Sharon (the owner) were lovely & thoughtful. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for that special, no hassle break away in York City. See you again very soon. Thank you ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Modern Loft Apartment With Lift Access in Central York, Sleeps up to six
Ascot House
Great for families
4 out of 5
80 East Parade, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.8/5Exceptional! (193 reviews)
Families like: outdoor tennis court, free breakfast for the whole family
Altogether excellent

"Beautiful period house, beautifully furnished. A warm welcome from the helpful owner and a wonderful breakfast. Very helpful to have onsite parking."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Ascot House
Primrose Lodge B&B
Great for families
3 out of 5
Hull Road, York, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"The shower and had poor pressure and the washbasin did not drain very well. Other than that it was a lovely place to stay. Would definitely go back"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2019

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Heworth Guest House
4 out of 5
126 East Parade, Heworth, York, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (268 reviews)
Pre Christmas York visit.

"We had 2 very comfortable nights at the Heworth Guest house. Our room was spacious warm and comfortable. The breakfasts were lovely, we could order whatever we fancied of the menu. The guest house is well placed for trips into York and to visit family nearby. Will certainly book in again when we ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019

Heworth Guest House
The Grand Hotel & Spa
Great for families
5 out of 5
Station Rise, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £129 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,543 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Great hotel. Excellent location (5 minutes from the train station), excellent service and great food. I stayed in a beautiful room (room 422). It was quiet, spacious and felt luxurious. Only downside was that the bed was really uncomfortable. I didn't sleep well for two nights. I finally complained ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

The Grand Hotel & Spa
Burton Stone Inn
3.5 out of 5
34 Clifton, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.6/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)
Perfect spot

"This hotel is fantastic. The location is absolutely perfect, just a short walk into town but in a very peaceful spot. The host was super friendly and welcoming, he gave us loads of information about the city and the best places to visit. Could not have been more helpful! Even helped carry our bags ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

Burton Stone Inn
Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Duncombe Place North Yorkshire, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (606 reviews)

"The location being very close to York city centre, about 3 mins walk to get there. The valet parking was a bonus, as was the parking. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. When ringing for any room service, it was dealt with efficiently."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2020

Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Manor Farm Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
Main Street, Gillamoor, York, ENG
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (136 reviews)

"Very pleasant experience, good walks and nice pub. Breakfast was great and room very comfy"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Manor Farm Bed and Breakfast
Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street
Great for families
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,029 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"We stayed for 2 nights for my boyfriends birthday, the room was decorated on arrival for an extra cost and the room was very clean and spacious. Tv had Netflix and the staff ordered us a taxi without hesitation every time we asked. Would definitely stay here again very close to the town centre"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street
Elmbank Hotel & Lodge
3 out of 5
The Mount, York, England
Free cancellation
The price is £40 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)

"Everything was perfect if get a chance definitely will go back."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Elmbank Hotel & Lodge
Hampton by Hilton York
Great for families
3 out of 5
Toft Green, Yorkshire, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,090 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"Hotel was very good value for money. Not a big choice of cooked items at the breakfast buffet, no nice bread rolls, only the very basic brown or white toast, but adequate, I suppose, there is plenty of cereals, with the usual fruit/yoghurts etc. The room was very good! Very clean, had the use of ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Hampton by Hilton York
The Churchill Hotel
4 out of 5
65 Bootham, York, England
The price is £51 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"Great location. Excellent staff. Could only get a small room when we booked, and it was small, but fine for a couple of nights."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Churchill Hotel
Middletons Hotel
4 out of 5
55-57 Skeldergate, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (850 reviews)

"Very pleasant, roomy hotel. Bedroom was very large and clean with good facilties. Reception, bar and restaurant were also good. 10min or so from station and city centre walking. Close to river. Recommended"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Middletons Hotel
The Crescent Guest House
3 out of 5
77 Bootham, York, ENG
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (967 reviews)

"Great value, very clean, good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

The Crescent Guest House
Novotel York Centre
Great for families
4 out of 5
Fishergate, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Suite was a good size and the hotel was very clean. Staff and service very good. We had an all round pleasant and enjoyable stay. Hotel within walking distance to centre of York. Would stay again at this hotel if ever we return to York."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Novotel York Centre
Hilton York
Great for families
4 out of 5
1 Tower Street, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Perfect location, walking distance to all the major attractions. Staff were great and the Covid procedures were good."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Hilton York
Holiday Inn York City Centre
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
53 Piccadilly, York, England
Free cancellation
The price is £54 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Because we had family problems with our stay and couldn't spend time there, we had to leave early, the hotel staff were very understanding and helped us to leave without any trouble, the hotel even gave us some of our money back, which was very nice and polite"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Holiday Inn York City Centre
York Marriott Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Tadcaster Road, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
4/5Very Good! (988 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Great location, lovely walk in to the city centre. The food was very good, the staff were lovely. In my opinion though, the property could do with a little modernisation and a lick of paint."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

York Marriott Hotel
Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Shipton Road, York, England
The price is £62 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
4/5Very Good! (773 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"The staff was friendly, you was made to feel welcome and the checking in process was simple"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel
ibis York Centre
3 out of 5
77 The Mount, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £35 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
3.7/5Good! (976 reviews)
Comfortable Stay

"Hotel was adequate for what we needed. Could do with a little updating, but we had a very comfortable stay and a good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

ibis York Centre
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Where should we stay in York?

The historic destination of York is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The museums, sightseeing tours and festivals are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in York, you might want to consider one of the 141 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street – Offers laundry facilities, free WiFi and free cots. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 4-star apartment.

Novotel York Centre – Features a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. This 4-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.

Holiday Inn York City Centre – Offers free WiFi and free cots. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star hotel.

Hampton by Hilton York – Features a restaurant, free WiFi and in-room DVD players. The clean rooms and central location make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit York?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use this information to plan when to grab the children and head to York.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: July, March, April and May, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, August, October and September, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in York?

While you and your family are holidaying in York, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Shambles and York Dungeon. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and Merchant Adventurers' Hall.

York is also well-known for its:
  • Historical sites
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Festivals
  • Tours
  • Sightseeing

Getting around York

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from York Station, York Poppleton Station or Hammerton Station. York might not have as many public transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's York like for family-friendly holidays?
You may want to consider the historic destination of York if you’ve been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The museums, sightseeing tours and festivals are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Take to the air and fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to York?
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other good options for your family trip include York Marriott Hotel and Novotel York Centre.
How many family-friendly hotels are there in York?
Expedia has 128 hotels in York that are rated for being family-friendly.
What's the seasonal weather like in York?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for York is 546 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in York?
While you and your family are staying in York, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Racecourse. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as York Minster, North York Moors National Park and York Dungeon.
What's the best way for us to get around York?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, take a train from York Station, York Poppleton Station or Hammerton Station. York might not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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