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The most beautiful hotels in York

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

A beautiful medieval city, packed with amazing sights and attractions, it’s no wonder York is one of the UK’s most popular city breaks attracting million of visitors every year. The city is relatively small but there are hidden gems throughout it with outstanding Gothic architecture, awe-inspiring museums and of course the amazing reconstruction of the Viking-Age streets. Below you'll find the top five hotels in York with beautiful and classic architecture to help ensure that your staycation is a great one.


Hotel du Vin York

Hotel du Vin is Grade-2 listed and was used as an orphanage in another life. Like other hotels in this list, the interior has been beautifully modernised to complement the building’s stunning exterior. While most other hotels we feature here are Victorian, the symmetry and uniformity of Hotel du Vin demonstrate its magnificent Georgian architecture. Inside, you’ll find wooden beams, a grand dining room, and dozens of other unique features that make this hotel a pleasure to sleep in.

89 The Mount, York YO24 1AX


The Principal
Grand lounge in the Principal York hotel

You won’t be disappointed if the Principal York is where you choose to stay, it’s the perfect base from which to discover this beautiful city

Located in the heart of the city, The Principal, like every other hotel on the list, has preserved its architecture perfectly. The interior of the hotel has been fully renovated to provide every modern luxury you can dream of. That being said, its modern amenities have not done away with the grandeur of the interior. Have a look at the entrance hall and you’ll know what we mean.

Station Road, York YO24 1AA


Grays Court Hotel

Grays Court is the oldest hotel on our list and dates all the way back to 1080. With age comes beauty, and that could not be more true when it comes to Grays Court. This hotel has so much to offer, from the beautiful and original stone walls and copper bathtubs to its large green dining space. A stay at Grays Court is something you won’t regret.

Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH

Middletons Hotel
Hotel bed with bedside table

York has some of the most beautiful hotels, there’s something to please everyone

Middletons is unapologetically beautiful. The building is Grade-2 listed, and you’ll know why as soon as you see it. The rooms wonderfully complement the classic exterior with period features including fireplaces, chandeliers, and wall panelling.

55-57 Skeldergate, York YO1 6DS


The Mount Royale Hotel

The Mount Royale Hotel looks like a castle both inside and out. The hotel was originally two private residences built in the 1830s, before being joined into a single hotel in 1967. Inside, you’ll find rooms that stay true to its architecture, with portraits lining the walls and four-poster beds.

117-119 The Mount, York YO24 1GU


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