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4.2 of 5 guest rating
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Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Other room types
Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking (1 PER)
1 Twin Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Suite, 1 King Bed (MINSTER VIEW)
Room with view
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Standard Room
1 Double Bed 2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Room, Non Smoking (2 BD, 2 PERS)
2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Room
1 Twin Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Room, 1 Double Bed, View
1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (1 Bed, Roll In Shwr)
1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Room, 1 Double Bed (Sidings)
237 square feet
1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Room, 1 Double Bed (Urban)
1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Standard Room, Non Smoking (1 BD, 2 PERS)
1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
4-star romantic hotel, walk to York Minster

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

With a stay at Principal York, you'll be centrally located in York, within a 10-minute walk of York National Railway Museum and York Minster. This 4-star hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from York Dungeon and 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Jorvik Viking Centre.

Make yourself at home in one of the 155 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Relax and unwind with massages and body treatments. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Refectory, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Renovations & Closures

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

  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a health club, Principal York features a spa tub and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

A business center is on site at this 4-star property. This Victorian hotel also offers spa services, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Principal York is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference space
  • Business center
  • Restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Meeting rooms
  • Year Built - 1870
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Steam room
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Total number of rooms - 155
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Principal York offers 155 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. This York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • Shower only
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Refectory - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Chapter House - Onsite bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include body wraps, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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, debit cards, and cash

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. 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 sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly

Temperature checks are not available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

LGBTQ friendly

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Debit cards

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

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We should mention

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

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 sanitizer.

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

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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