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Barbican House
4 out of 5
20 Barbican Road, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)

"Lovely place. Really friendly welcome and the breakfast is terrific"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Barbican House
The Grand Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Station Rise, York, England
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The price is £119 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,570 reviews)

"A lovely hotel with very attentive staff. Good to see nice measures to protect guests against corona virus."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Grand Hotel & Spa
Jorvik House
4.5 out of 5
50-52 Marygate, York, England
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The price is £103 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)

"Nice to stay in somewhere that isn’t a chain. Small but cozy. I wish I had paid more for a front room. Short walk to a cafe for breakfast and to take a stroll round York Minster. Nearby parking is expensive."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Jorvik House
Goodramgate Apartments
4 out of 5
2a Monkgate, York, England
The price is £110 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (150 reviews)
Beautiful apartment

"Beautiful apartment and excellent location! Will definitely be booking again!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Goodramgate Apartments
B+B York
4 out of 5
15 St Peters Grove, York, England
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The price is £59 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (459 reviews)
Great stay at wonderful York B+B

"Service was outstanding. B+B York is located in a very convenient location, 15 minute walk from minster, train station, and heart of town. From point of check-in, staff were attentive, friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. Room was somewhat small, but clean and suited our needs. Bathroom was also very ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

B+B York
Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £60 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,975 reviews)

"Walking distance to town, clean and tidy, friendly staff and room well equipped. However I emailed before arriving as advised in the welcome email to check on the parking details but nobody ever replied to let me know how to get the discount. You have to press to get a ticket and ignore 'tap and ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street
Monkgate Guest House
3 out of 5
65 Monkgate, York, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (198 reviews)

"Comfortable and convenient place to stay in York"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019

Monkgate Guest House
The Minster Hotel York
3 out of 5
60 Bootham, York, England
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The price is £69 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (663 reviews)

"Could not ask for anything better. It’s not a super-luxury hotel but a lovely, spotlessly clean independent hotel full of character. Located just a few minutes walk from the Minster, it couldn’t be better positioned having its own car park makes it perfect. No A/C so the rooms might get a bit warm ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

The Minster Hotel York
The Grange Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Clifton, York, England
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The price is £99 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (597 reviews)

"Pleasant but found foot edged and other areas sticky In these troubled times I would think a quick wipe with a cleaning solution isn’t much to ask"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Grange Hotel
Principal York
5 out of 5
Station Road, York, England
The price is £113 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (771 reviews)

"Great location, close to railway station and the city centre. The garden tipi bar was great considering the bar in the hotel was closed due to covid. Staff helpful and pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Principal York
Hedley House Hotel
3 out of 5
3 Bootham Terrace, York, England
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The price is £85 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (216 reviews)
Fantastic overnight stay

"We arrived early so were able to drop bags in the room we were given room 9. When we arrived back later on we noticed a very strong damp / drain smell so we were very promptly moved to room 8 which was absolutely perfect . The room was warm, clean and very comfy . The breakfast was absolutely amazing ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Hedley House Hotel
Lamb & Lion Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
2-4 High Petergate, York, England
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The price is £80 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (306 reviews)
See you again

"Very good as usual staff warming and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Lamb & Lion Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Guy Fawkes Inn, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
25 High Petergate, York, England
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The price is £80 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (291 reviews)

"We would definitely stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Guy Fawkes Inn, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Judges Court
5 out of 5
Judges Court, Coney Street, York, England
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The price is £102 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (477 reviews)

"Lovely period property with a great central location (never had to walk more that 10 minutes to any where). Also great social distancing measures have been put in place."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Judges Court
Burton Villa Guest House
2.5 out of 5
24 Haxby Road, York, England
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The price is £60 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (90 reviews)

"Was surprised when we walked in are room very nice would go back"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Burton Villa Guest House
Novotel York Centre
4 out of 5
Fishergate, York, England
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The price is £68 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Friendly staff in a clean hotel. Room was modern and fresh. Food was good, we had dinner but breakfast limited due to Covid restrictions. I would definitely recommend and I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Novotel York Centre
The Fort Boutique Hostel
2 out of 5
1 Little Stonegate, York, England
The price is £76 per night
4/5Very Good! (69 reviews)
Hip hop

"A great hostel is you’re under 35, if you’re not it’s a little rawkus,"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

The Fort Boutique Hostel
York Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Tadcaster Road, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night
4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Good location friendly staff very clean. Room was spacious."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

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About York Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just going somewhere different on your getaway, it can also be about experiencing the culture and history of a region. One of the best ways to get a sense of the culture of a new place is to drench yourself in its past. Visiting landmarks or museums is a fine kick-off, but a stay in a York historic hotel can ferry you back to the past. Pack your duffel (no need for a time machine) as your York famous hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

As soon as you walk through the doors of your York hotel, you'll be whisked back in time. With their antique charm and engrossing back stories, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. Although these lodgings may be historic, they have of the modern conveniences that help you relax on your trip. You will notice your room furnished with a cosy bed, lots of character, and about anything you'll want for a marvellous trip.

Once you've spent time appreciating the historic hotel property, you can visit the art museums and well-known landmarks to appreciate more of the region's culture. York has a wealth of interesting places to spend a day or two. You won't have to travel far to discover activities to occupy your time. York has around eight museums. Get your smartphone out when travelling to places like the Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Ryedale Folk Museum, and the National Railway Museum.

And if you desire to view a residence older than your hotel, then make sure to tour Clifford's Tower. If you haven't gotten enough of storming castles, make sure to also tour Helmsley Castle. You can also ask your hotel's concierge or scan through Expedia's reviews for more advice on the best things to do nearby

Book a York Historic Hotel Today

If you are looking to get the most from your York visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this renowned city. With Expedia's 160 one-of-a-kind hotels to decide from, you're sure to discover one that you'll love. However, just like the past eras you're exploring, these deals won't last forever. Book soon to get your room in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to York?
During a holiday to York, those interested in local history may want to plan a visit to the a cathedral. Be sure to check out the major shopping area and fascinating museums while you’re here. You can also relish a trip to the lively bars.
What's the best hotel in York that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Guy Fawkes Inn, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a top 4-star inn for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. York Minster is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include The Grand Hotel & Spa and Judges Court.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in York?
York has 1184 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 132 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in York?
York is notable for its a cathedral and landmarks like Shambles, York Minster and York Dungeon. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Jorvik Viking Centre, York Grand Opera House and York Castle Museum. Other popular sights include York Racecourse and North York Moors National Park.
What is a historic hotel like in York?
When you choose a historic hotel, you’ll enjoy a holiday someplace that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in York, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of a historic hotel tends to be the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in York have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in York, you won’t find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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