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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
781 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Spa
Restaurant
Gym
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationBar Convent Museum5 min walk
Popular LocationMicklegate Bar5 min walk
Popular LocationYorkshire Museum Gardens8 min walk
AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)42 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Double Bed, View
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View (MINSTER VIEW)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View (MINSTER VIEW)

About this area

York

Located in York, Principal York is in the city centre and near a train station. York National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include York Minster and Shambles. Enjoy an event or a match at York Racecourse, and consider making time for York Dungeon—a top attraction that's not to be missed. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area. Our guests love the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bar Convent Museum - 5 min walk
  • Micklegate Bar - 5 min walk
  • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • Yorkshire Museum Gardens - 8 min walk
  • St. Mary's Abbey - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Refectory — 1 min walk
  • Chapter House — 1 min walk
  • The Maltings - 4 min walk
  • The Punch Bowl - 5 min walk
  • Caffe La Tazzina - 5 min walk

About this property

Principal York

5-star luxury hotel, walk to York Minster
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, 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. All 167 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.
Principal York offers 167 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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.

Awards and 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 15.00 per day

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 15.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 23 December to 26 December:
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

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

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

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 may be 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

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Principal York and receive a full refund?
Yes, Principal York offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Principal York cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Principal York?
As of 21 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Principal York on 24 Sep 2020 start from £121, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Principal York have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Principal York pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Principal York?
Self-parking is available for GBP 15.00 per day.
What time is check-in at Principal York?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Principal York?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for GBP 25.00 (subject to availability).
Where is Principal York located?
Located in the heart of York, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 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.
4.2
Very good
781 reviews
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Beautiful hotel, loads of space in all the public places which makes social distancing easy, they're all very switched on safe and sensible when it comes to pandemic precautions and I felt safe for the duration of the visit. Rooms were generous sizes and really good value. Over all I highly recommend the Principle and intend to return soon.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
To whom it may concern, I'm utterly disappointed in my stay on the 16th of of September, the room had a foul odour once opening the door to discover the shower was all blocked, however I was more than happy to quietly discuss my concerns with reception and allow your staff to rectify the issues raised to which I was told a cleaner would be sent to my room to clean and complentary drinks will be added to the room for the inconvenience caused. On returning to the room later that evening my self and my partner discovered the cleaner had not been and staff had just left drinks in the room, I felt that this was a gesture only done to keep us quite. I can honestly say this has ruined my experience with staying in such a beautiful hotel and can say I am truly upset about the whole night. As your aware I paid a substantial amount of money for just one evening as it was a special birthday for both me and my partner I did not expect to find as follows, I also would appreciate your feedback before writing a review upon your hotel
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Breakfast service was a muddle with delays and iffy food
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel, mix up with room so gave us complimentary drinks & room upgrade. Staff really polite& helpful. Beautiful hotel in beautiful city
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020
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