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4.3 of 5 guest rating
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Superior Double Room
301 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Other room types
Superior Twin Room, Ensuite
301 square feet
2 Single Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Room, Annex Building (5 minute walk from Reception and the Restaurant​)
236 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Junior Suite, City View
Room with view
377 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Minster View Room
322 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Classic Single Room
151 square feet
1 Single Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Classic Double Room
215 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Deluxe Double Room
323 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
5-star luxury hotel, walk to York National Railway Museum

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business centre
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in the heart of York, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wheel of York, York National Railway Museum, and York Minster. York Dungeon and Jorvik Viking Centre are also within 15 minutes. York Station is only a 1-minute walk.

Hotel features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub and a sauna are on-site.

Room amenities

All 167 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and showers.

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally every year. They will be closed from 23 December until 26 December:

  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Principal York provides a health club, a spa tub and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

A business centre is on-site at this 5-star property. This Victorian hotel also offers spa services, a garden and concierge services. On-site parking is available (surcharge).

Principal York is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference space
  • Business centre
  • Express check-out
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Year Built – 1870
  • Steam room
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Total number of rooms - 167
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Garden

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Principal York offers 167 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shower only
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service (24 hours)

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Refectory – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chapter House – On-site bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name of this property was previously The Royal York.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Royal York
  • Hotel York Royal
  • Royal Hotel York
  • Royal York
  • York Hotel Royal
  • York Royal
  • York Royal Hotel
  • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
  • Royal York Hotel York
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal York
  • The Royal York Hotel
  • The Principal York
  • Principal York Hotel
  • Hotel Principal York York
  • York Principal York Hotel
  • Hotel Principal York
  • Principal York York
  • The Principal York
  • The Royal York Hotel
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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