Principal York

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

Overview of Principal York

Principal York

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near York National Railway Museum

8.2/10 Very good

1,003 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is €290
Price available on 03/09/2022
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Station Road, York, England, YO24 1AA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of York
  • York Minster - 10 min walk
  • Shambles - 8 min drive
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 6 min drive
  • York Racecourse - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive
  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 1 min walk
  • York Poppleton Station - 13 min drive

About this property

Principal York

Principal York puts you 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from York Minster. You can indulge in facials or manicures and pedicures, and Refectory serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a health club are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers say great things about the central location and comfortable guest rooms.

Languages

English

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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 155 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (GBP 15.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

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

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1870
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Refectory – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
Chapter House – On-site bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Parking

  • Uncovered self-parking costs GBP 15.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Royal York Hotel
Royal York
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
Royal York Hotel York
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The Royal York Hotel
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Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.6/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Alexander, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

sarah, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Underwhelming
Very underwhelming stay. You are made to believe you will be staying in the main building, but on arrival we were put into a separate building right at the back looking onto a royal mail building. The room was okay, but the window would not shut, letting a lot of noise in from the busy road outside. I was happy to hear that the parking was only £15 for 24 hours, which is good for York. But the receptionist also took a very large and strange amount at the same time without my knowledge. I travel for work so understand about pre-payments, and I always use my credit card for such things. But I was not given the option, meaning that it was taken from my debit card and can take a lot longer to return. I did not know this was the case until I checked my bank statement a few days later and had to ring up to ask why they had taken the amount. Location is good, but expected more for the price.
Davy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome hotel
The hotel was amazing, the staff were awesome, nothing was to much trouble we had room service abd we only waited about 5mins. Will we going back.
Andrea, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Eithan, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel
Great location Easy walk into the city Only gripes were £14 each for breakfast And car park £15 per day Which for long stays will be expensive on top of your accommodation cost
Peter, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Phil, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall excellent stay.
We boked a about suite and were pleased we did as it had air con and was very comfortable. As an ex railway station very convenient as we travelled rail. Excellent location close to centre but slightly apart. Exvellent overall stay and pool was good.
Geoffrey, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bob, 2-night trip
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