York is a superb city to visit for those of us interested in history, while York also has some great bars, restaurants and night clubs for those of us who love the social scene. Here we take a look at some of the best hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation that offer a good deal plus that little bit of luxury that will make our visit to York that little bit special.
Cedar Court Grand Hotel York
The Cedar Court Grand is a five star hotel and spa that offers sheer opulence to the guests who stay here. Located overlooking York's historic walls this hotel blends in well with the historic architecture of the city, while it certainly doesn't disappoint with its beautiful interior either.
Many of us find five star rated hotels clinical places that offer luxury but without that personal touch, not so the Cedar Court Grand as this hotel provides a homely welcoming atmosphere along with the luxury visitors expect from a hotel of this rating.
All the rooms in the Cedar Court are beautifully furnished and decorated whether it be the penthouse suite or a classic room, while dining here isn't simply about eating, dining here is an experience. Guests can dine in the lavish grill room, take afternoon tea or dine in a private room or your own suite if you so wish, while the menu here is amazing with something to suit all tastes.
Guests who like a little pampering can also vist the spa during their stay choosing from a range of treatments that also include some for the men and the under sixteens of the family. All this sounds great but what about the cost? Well why not visit one of the online sites such as booking.com that offer great deals at Cedar Court with much cheaper rates meaning customers make huge savings. Even five star luxury is attainable if we search around for a great deal, while one of the best hotels in York is merely a click away!
Dean Court Hotel
The Dean Court Hotel is a Best Western four star hotel that is located directly opposite York Minster therefore is at the heart of this historic city. Dean Court is a boutique hotel that couldn't be sited better in terms of being at the centre of York and its wonderful attractions.
Dining in this hotel is superb as the restaurant has views of the Minster plus is rated in Michelin Hotel and Food Guide for 2014. The hotel also has an amazing bistro for those of us who prefer a more informal atmosphere. Guests can book all kinds of breaks at the Dean Court Hotel including their champagne lovers break or their chocolate lovers break, while reduced rates and special offers of the moment can be found by visiting the hotel website.
Dean Court also caters for those of us taking a break in York to celebrate a special occassion. Take for instance their PS I Love You Offer for the romantics among us. Guests will be provided with a bucks fizz breakfast, strawberries and cream, toiletries and champagne plus rose petals scattered on the bed for that added romantic touch! Dean Court Hotel has the coveted certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor 2013 therefore is a definite option to consider when booking a break in York.
The Groves Hotel
The Groves is only a ten minute walk from York Minster therefore is perfectly located for all York's attractions but away from the noise of the city. Visitors looking for great accommodation in York must visit The Groves website as by doing so and booking they will receive free breakfast, free wi-fi and free parking all in with the cost!
All the rooms at The Groves are ensuite plus have all the conveniences guests require such as complimentary tea and coffee, hairdryers and free toiletries. Each room is different in terms of decor and size with some rooms having four poster beds for that added bit of luxury.
So, this hotel has great rooms, supplies a delicious breakfast and has a superb location but one thing that seems to rate it up with the rest is the friendly staff and the amazing service they provide. Courteous and helpful are the main compliments that seem to be attributed to the staff at The Groves Hotel, while we all know that service and welcome are a big part of what makes our stay anywhere memorable. Why not take a look at what The Groves has to offer after all they do state that if you can better their price they will refund the difference or even quote you a bigger saving!
Hedley House Hotel
Hedley House is a hotel with a difference in that not only does it have twenty six amazing bedrooms including a family room to choose from but also a choice of six self catering apartments for those of us who like to do our own thing when away. All their accommodation is beautifully furnished and has all the usual en-suite facilities, flat screen tv, tea tray, dvd player and free dvd's on request.
The self catering apartments are located next door to the Hedley House Hotel and offer self contained accommodation ensuring privacy for those who require it. Apartments are centrally heated, have tv, fridge, cooker, wi-fi and are all decorated to a very high standard.
The hotel serves a full English breakfast, while their evening dinner is optional and needs to be booked in advance due to demand. The Hedley House restaurant serves an award winning menu offering delicious local produce cooked to perfection.
Located well for visitors who arrive by car The Hedley House Hotel is also a mere eight minute walk from York railway station.
The Guy Fawkes Inn
The mere name of this place conjours up historical images in our heads, while the Guy Fawkes Inn was in fact the birthplace of the man himself! Located centrally next to York Minster the inn prides itself on retaining many of its original features such as the timber staircase, log fires and real gas lighting that give the place a superb historic atmosphere for guests to savour.
Visitors who wish to take part in The Guy Fawkes Ghost Walk need look no further as the walk sets off every night from the inn, a reminder of the notoriety of the person who was born within these walls! Accommodation is great with all rooms offering en-suite facilities plus hairdryer, tea tray and amazing aromatherapy products that give guests that touch of luxury, while each room is unique with some having superb views over the city.
The Guy Fawkes Inn has a superb bar, while the inn serves traditional fayre that is sourced locally. The dining room has a unique atmosphere due to the candlelight and gaslight that create an amazing ambience. Guests who arrive by car may book a reduced cost parking spot through the inn, while the inn is located well for travellers who arrive by train too. We think Guy Fawkes would be amazed at how his birthplace is still a source of interest today.
The Minster Hotel
As the name suggests The Minster Hotel is located very close to York's grand cathedral making it a convenient place to stay when visiting the city. This Victorian hotel has been refurbished to a high standard and offers superb accommodation for guests staying in York.
Single, double and family rooms are available at The Minster all with en-suite facilities, while some rooms also have four poster beds for that added bit of romance and luxury. A full English breakfast is provided, while those of us who prefer the continental option are also catered for.
Special offers are available on the website such as their three night or five night Minster Explorer Breaks or their three night Romance Break, while all The Minster rates can be viewed on their website. The Minster has a secure car park for its guests which is great as anyone who has visited York will know parking can be a nightmare to find. Finally a last word regarding the staff at The Minster. Guests are guaranteed a warm welcome with service that has been reported to be second to none!
The Churchill Hotel
Located in York city centre The Churchill Hotel is an amazing Georgian mansion offering superb accommodation in wonderful surroundings. All their rooms are decorated and furnished to a really high standard with room types ranging from doubles to spectacular rooms with four poster beds. Many special booking offers are available at their website therefore taking a look is a must do!
Celebrating a special anniversary? Why not book The Prince of Wales Suite that is the hotels most luxurious and amazing room. This room was so named as Edward VII himself stayed in the room when he was Prince of Wales back in 1898. This hotel certainly has history!
The Churchill has an award winning restaurant with AA rating serving delicious food in opulent surroundings. The Piano restaurant takes fine dining to another level with bookings available including a classic comfort menu through to theatre dining and jazz nights. Only a short walk away from York Minster The Churchill has everything to make a stay in York perfect.