The Watergate Inn

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The Watergate Inn

3.0 star property

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
24 Walmgate, York, England, YO1 9TJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJorvik Viking Centre4 min walk
  • Popular LocationShambles5 min walk
  • Popular LocationYork Minster10 min walk
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)59 min drive

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About this area


The Watergate Inn is located in York. Jorvik Viking Centre and York Grand Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Shambles and York Minster. Check out an event or a game at York Racecourse, and consider making time for National Railway Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Merchant Adventurers' Hall - 2 min walk
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 4 min walk
  • Shambles - 5 min walk
  • York Castle Museum - 7 min walk
  • York Minster - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • York Station - 16 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 59 min drive


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About this property

The Watergate Inn

3-star inn, walk to Shambles
A bar/lounge, wedding services and barbecues are available at this smoke-free inn. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. This inn has 13 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
The Watergate Inn offers 13 accommodations.

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • No housekeeping
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code


Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 130 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 54 out of 130 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 130 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 130 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 130 reviews
1 - Terrible 12%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Easy check in. Pleasant staff. Convenient location. Lots of restaurants nearby. Easy parking.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The self checkin was interesting. The Pub seems to be closed at this time, so I struggled with finding my way in. Great location. Decent value for the price. Definitely low budget, but clean and wifi works good.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice and friendly place to stay, ideal for exploring the centre of York with The Shambles only a couple of mins walk away and ideal for public transport too. The rooms are basic but it's ideal for sleeping and the bathroom was spacious too. Overall it was nice and quiet and ideal for those who want shops and pubs right on the doorstep and not expensive either. Will definitely visit again.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean warm room.
We had room 14. Friendly staff. Room was a good size, (enough for three people) with one double bed and a single bed,there was a wardrobe with good storage. The mortise lock on the door was loose but it did it's job keeping the door locked. There is a little notice board on a side table with the WiFi details. A portable heater provided but it was not required as the room was adequately heated. Very clean. Bathroom also clean and warm, though the shower drains slowly. There are selection of black teas and coffee sachets provided. Noted that the kettle contained water, presumably used and left by previous occupant. Not the fault of the inn, however during the night woken up by someone trying to open our room door by mistake. And later on, the fire alarm went off around 1am for about 5 mins. Rest of the night was interrupted sleep as a result. Overall adequate for what we required for an overnight stay.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst experience ever . Manager call me asap
Booked a break away for my wife as she is 5 months pregnant.We have lost 4 babies in the last 14months and this was the first chance for me to treat her after covid. We picked up our keys for the room about 6pm and as soon as we entered the room the smell hit us. It was really musty and smelled like a sewer and there was dirty toilet roll on the floor of the bathroom. I told the member of staff immediately and she called the owners wife who said if the rooms smells offer them a free drink or their money back I then spoke to the woman myself and just asked how she could help clean the room as I didn't want my pregnant wife in a dirty room. Her response was , "the room was cleaned this morning so I don't believe you that it's smells , your wife is just too sensitive because she's pregnant. Maybe she should have just stayed at home. She said "if you think the room isn't clean then take the refund and go elsewhere. I searched for other hotels and the only availability within 10 miles was £350 so I told this to the woman and I said I can't afford to pay £350 to stay somewhere else. Her reply was "it's not my fault you can't afford to stay in York, you should just go home" So there we where out in the cold rain at night with my wife 5 months pregnant. In the end I paid £120 stay in a hotel 35 minutes drive away and we had to cancel our plans and dinner reservations in York. The worst hotel experience of my life , I'm awaiting contact from a manager asap I have video
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022