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Hotels in York in general
Member Name: steveuk
Hotels in York in general
Date: 24/11/02, updated on 24/05/03 (736 review reads)
Advantages: Choice, Quality, Something for every budge
Disadvantages: May need to book early, Can be expensive
I LOVE York! It's a great place to visit for a romantic weekend, or a shopping trip, for sight seeing, people watching and having a drink (or two) at the pub. I've lived in York for over three years and have visited the city for both business and pleasure since moving away.
"So what is accommodation like in York?" The answer is ... "it varies". A lot of it depends on what you're looking for and what you can afford. Fortunately, York being such a touristy place there is something for everyone (subject to terms and conditions, book early to avoid dissapointment :o) ) Accommodation ranges from youth hostels, providing a bunk bed for about a tenner to luxury hotels for that extra special occasion, to B&Bs and small and medium hotels.
Here's a list of the places I've stayed at and my opinions:
Holiday Inn, previously known as Posthouse hotel. (Tadcaster road, 0870 400 9085, www.holidayinn.co.uk)
This hotel a mile or two away from the city centre convenient if driving to York (free parking is available at the hotel) but would need a taxi if getting to York on the train. The building looks rather dated and so does part of the interior (e.g. the lift). The bedrooms are not bad at all, quite spacious, with all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of that range. The service was OK, not bad but nothing memorable either. And that's the word that describes the hotel.... OK. The location is good if driving and the standard of accommodation is acceptable. Sometimes it gets rather busy with groups of tourists. I would probably stay here again if visiting York on business for one night but would not like to stay there as it's away from all the "action" :-) You get Priority Club points though, which is good.
York Moat House (North street, 01904 459988, www.moathousehotels.com)
This is one of my favourite hotels. The location is great, next to the river, stagging distance from
a number of pubs and two minutes from the city centre. Rooms are ok, some of them a bit dated, the food at the restaurant is good but can always go out to one of York's numerous restaurants for dinner. If staying here ask for a room with a view. Had a room on the fifth floor with a view of the Minster for a whole week once, seeing the Minster cathedral lit at night was amazing.
York Hilton (Tower street, 01904 648111, www.hilton.com)
This is also a very good hotel, within the city walls, next to Cliffords tower (don't forget to ask for a room with a view). The rooms are nicely decorated, better than the Moat House ones but a bit smaller. Food is good, there is a restaurant next door where you can charge your meal to your room account (handy if you're staying on business :o) ) You get Hilton Honors points for staying here.
Royal York hotel (Station road)
The word to describe this is Grand :-) The interior is great, big staircase, nice rooms, great service. The location is good too, right next to the station, five minutes to the city centre. Last time I stayed there, the rooms in the Annex were decorated in a more ... modern style than the ones in the main building.
Premier Lodge (Blossom street, 0870 700 1584, www.premierlodge.co.uk)
Fairly new hotel. Rooms are fine, the standard you would expect from a Premier Lodge. Fairly cheap (about £50 for a room). Good location, just outside the city walls, near the train station. Near Micklegate we're you'll find a few pubs/bars. Or head into the city centre for something more traditional. City centre is only 5 mins away. Limited parking at the hotel. May be expensive to park at NCP or at the train station if travelling by car.
This is not a complete list of hotels by any means. As mentioned earlier there is a lot of choice when it comes to accommodation in York. Do a quick search on the net, and bearing in mind your budget, the
occasion and what you're looking for, select one that best suits your needs. But above all, have a great time.
Copyright steveuk 2002
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