The Principal York

ex. Royal York

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal York

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The Principal York Hotel is placed in the heart of York and offers a leisure club, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel was opened in 1900 and remains an example of elegant architecture in York ever since.

This traditional hotel is situated 49 km from The point . The Principal York Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of York.

A castle, a cathedral and a church are set within walking distance.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find York Railway train station. It will take around 45 minutes to get to Leeds/bradford airport by car.

Rooms

There are 167 guestrooms featuring annex room, superior flat and classic annex double room equipped with complimentary wireless internet, a minibar, television, a seating area and an iron with ironing board. Some rooms have the garden view. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The indoor restaurant provides light meals. Guests can try finest drinks in the snack bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Krakatoa and The Old Siam are about 250 meters away.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The Principal York Hotel welcomes guests, offering currency exchange, a baggage storage and a hairdresser along with a business centre, a conference room and a catering service.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature meals and cots. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness club available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at GBP 10 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   167.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
All children
2 - 12 years
Extra bed GBP 25
One child
13 - 16 years
Extra bed GBP 25
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

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City Center
  • York
    700 m
Airports
  • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
    38.5 km
  • Robin Hood (DSA)
    54.2 km
Train Stations
  • York railway station
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    210 m
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    280 m
Parks
  • Museum Gardens
    410 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

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Rooms and availability

The Principal York photos Room
Contemporary Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Some rooms are contemporary with soft furnishings and deep purple/brown tones, while others are more traditional with natural wood furniture. All rooms have working space, broadband internet access, tea/coffee-making facilities and a multi-channel TV.

The Principal York photos Room
Contemporary Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Some rooms are contemporary with soft furnishings and deep purple/brown tones, while others are more traditional with natural wood furniture. All rooms have working space, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen Smart TV.

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Classic Annex Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Sidings Classic Double Rooms are located in a separate wing, to the side of the hotel. The Sidings is connected directly to the main hotel by a long corridor, and rooms are a 5-minute walk away from the lobby, Garden Room, Refectory and Chapter House. The rooms are furnished with oak and brass furniture.

The Principal York photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Guest Room Sidings Double Advance Purchase Room Only. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

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Exclusive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Suite|Exclusive Suite

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Junior Suite
Garden view
  • Room size:

    35 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

With views onto the gardenr, the Junior Suite also features a spacious lounge, flat-screen Smart TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Annex Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard|Room, Annex Building (5 minute walk from Reception and the Restaurant?)

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Annex Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

These rooms feature a flat-screen Smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a work space area.

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Superior Twin Room
  • Room size:

    13 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Superior Twin Advance Purchase Room Only. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

The Principal York photos Room
Superior Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

All superior rooms have bathrobes, slippers, and a bottle of mineral water. A working space, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen multi-channel TV are also provided.

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

A room with a view, this deluxe double room offers an individually designed room by city gardens.

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Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    35 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

The executive suite contains period features and a custom design. Guests can enjoy the suite's separate seating area and power shower.

The Principal York Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Blake Gallery400 m

Places of interest

  • City of York Council100 m
  • Bar Walls Of The City Of York300 m
  • Waterline Cruises300 m
  • York Observatory300 m
  • York Baptist Church400 m
  • St Mary's Abbey400 m
  • York Guildhall400 m
  • Museum Gardens400 m

Train stations

  • York Railway station100 m
  • York Train Station100 m

Sport related

  • Red Boat300 m

Amusement

  • City Screen Ltd400 m

Museums

  • Priory Church Of The Holy Trinity200 m
  • National Railway Museum300 m
  • Jim Park & Friends300 m
  • Micklegate Bar Museum300 m
  • The Bar Convent400 m
  • Bar Convent Museum400 m
  • Friends Of The National Railway Museum400 m

Local attractions

  • York Cold War Bunker1.6 km
    Monument Close, off Acomb Road
  • West Bank Park1.9 km
    Hamilton Dr. Holgate
  • Goddards House and Garden 2.2 km
    Goddards 27 Tadcaster Road
  • Kohima Museum 1.8 km
    Fulford Road
  • The Web Adventure Park2.2 km
    Wigginton Road, York

Near the hotel

  • National Railway Museum350 m
    Leeman Road
  • York Brewery 210 m
    12 Toft Green
  • Priory Church of the Holy Trinity310 m
    Micklegate
  • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre 380 m
    17 Blossom Street
  • York Railway Station100 m
    Station Road
  • Jacob\'s Well300 m
    Trinity Ln. Off Micklegate
  • Museum Gardens410 m
    Museum Gardens Museum Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Krakatoa210 m

    Address: 39 Tanner Row
    Phone: +(44)1904 633066

    74% likes this, based on 151 reviews
    Cuisine: Indonesian
    Price Range: INR 583 - INR 2 657

  • The Whippet Inn430 m

    Address: 15 North Street
    Phone: +44 1904 500660

    73% likes this, based on 310 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, British

  • Mollys Tearooms640 m

    Address: 41 Stonegate
    Phone: 07534472259

    84% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: INR 324 - INR 713

  • The Old Siam280 m

    Address: 126 Micklegate
    Phone: 1904635162

    72% likes this, based on 350 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: INR 1 944 - INR 2 592

  • Mannion And Co570 m

    Address: 1 Blake Street
    Phone: 01904 631030

    78% likes this, based on 225 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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The Principal York Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal York

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 1728 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    I loved the big rooms and the lovely big bathroom. Staff were very professional and helpful.

  • Single
    8.8

    The size of the room and the garden and castle view

    The smell of the carpets in the main corridors

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    loction was excellent, close to historical sites. beutiful building

    Food was extremely poor. The decor in the puplic areas failed to capture the potential of the building. Windows in the bedroom were painted shut and, with no apparent source of ventilation, the room was stuffy,

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Helpful staff, clean and bright room with good facilities, good resturant and breakfast

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The light shade was too low and room was on the small side but everything else was fine.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar was pleasant to have a drink in.

    Breakfast was disorganised. For the amount of people turning up at peak time for breakfast on Sunday morning, the chef did not keep on top of topping up the cooked breakfast leaving people with half full plates going cold waiting for more items to be put out. Fruit bar also ran out - luckily I had already had some by then.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    friendly helpful staff who made us feel welcome

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Close proximity to the City,relaxed atmostphere in the Bar/varanda areas.Room cleanliness.Ample choice at breakfast.Only stayed one night,next time would look at 2 nights depending on what rate I can agree.

    Cost of breakfast,on reciving confirmation of my booking the papaerwork stated £10 full english breakfast,however when checking out we were charged £14 each.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Hotel was comfortable, clean, breakfast was good

    Bit expensive and music from events room was extremely loud late at night

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Nice staff, good room & excellent location.

    Cleaning of the room good be better. Specially the bathroom.

  • Single
    6.6

    room service prompt and the staff very friendly. Bed was very comfortable and the temperautre of the room was great. Lovely clean bathroom with bath and shower

    I ordered a newspaper which didn't arrive. The decor looked a little shabby - like it needed redecorating

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    the helpfulness of the conceirge and the size of the room and bathroom

    old fashioned TV and cost of drinks at the bar

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Central to the Train Station and City Centre. Nice grounds.

    Was disappointed breakfast was not included in the total price.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Hotel is well positioned for york centre, i would advise to book a room with a garden view very nice !!!

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    It has been a grand hotel it may be getting a little tired but for a family get together perfect.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Principal York York location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Station Road, York, United Kingdom, YO24 1AA

Get directions
City Center
  • York
    700 m
Airports
  • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
    38.5 km
  • Robin Hood (DSA)
    54.2 km
Train Stations
  • York railway station
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Krakatoa (cuisine: Indonesian)
    210 m
  • The Old Siam (cuisine: Thai)
    280 m
Parks
  • Museum Gardens
    410 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    167

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedYorkThe Principal York

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

Use Badge