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Principal York

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

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Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, England, United Kingdom
8.0.Very good.
  • Such a beautiful hotel, highly recomend for couples. We had a jumior suite, if u can…

    Oct 21, 2021

  • Only disappointment was breakfast! Perhaps because we chose a late one...9.15am .…

    Oct 14, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Shopping
Dining options

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from December 23 to December 26:
  • Dining venue
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 155 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Indoor pool
    • Breakfast available
    • Health club

    What’s around

    • Heart of York
    • York Minster - 10 min walk
    • Shambles - 13 min walk
    • Jorvik Viking Centre - 13 min walk
    • York Racecourse - 25 min walk
    • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Standard Room
    • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
    • Room, 1 Double Bed (Sidings)
    • Standard Room, Non Smoking (1 BD, 2 PERS)
    • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
    • Superior Room, Non Smoking (2 BD, 2 PERS)
    • Room, 1 Double Bed, View
    • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (1 Bed, Roll In Shwr)
    • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
    • Suite, 1 King Bed (MINSTER VIEW)
    • Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking (1 PER)
    • Room, 1 Double Bed (Urban)
    • Superior Room

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Heart of York
    • York Minster - 10 min walk
    • Shambles - 13 min walk
    • Jorvik Viking Centre - 13 min walk
    • York Racecourse - 25 min walk
    • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
    • York Dungeon - 11 min walk
    • Merchant Adventurers' Hall - 15 min walk
    • Clifford's Tower - 15 min walk
    • York Castle Museum - 16 min walk
    • Yorkshire Air Museum - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

    Getting around

    • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive
    • York Station - 1 min walk
    • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 1 min walk
    • Poppleton Station - 7 min drive
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    Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, England, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 155 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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)*
    • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
    • 1 per room
    • Pets must be supervised
    • Food and water bowls available

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

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

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Snack bar/deli
    • 24-hour room service
    • Barbecue grills

    Things to do

    • Indoor pool
    • Fitness facilities
    • Spa tub
    • Steam room
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Health club
    • Sauna

    Working away

    • Business center
    • Conference space
    • Meeting rooms

    Services

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

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built - 1870
    • Elevator
    • Garden
    • Terrace

    Accessibility

    • Braille or raised signage
    • 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 meeting spaces/business centre
    • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • TV

    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 - Onsite bar. Open daily.

    Recreation

    On Site

    • Fitness facilities
    • Health club
    • Sauna
    • Spa tub
    • Steam room

    Nearby

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

    Awards and 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.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

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

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

    PetsPay at property

    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night
    • Service animals exempt from fees
    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

    ParkingPay at property

    • 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 sanitizer.

    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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Barclaycard, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Hotel Royal York
    • Royal York Hotel York
    • Principal Hotel
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    • The Royal York Hotel
    • The Principal York
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    • Hotel Principal York York
    • York Principal York Hotel
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    • Principal York York
    • Hotel York Royal
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    • The Royal York Hotel
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    • Principal York Hotel York
    • Royal York
    • York Hotel Royal
    • York Royal
    • York Royal Hotel
    • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Principal York does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 15.00 per day.
    • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Refectory. Nearby restaurants include The Maltings (4-min walk), Caffe La Tazzina (5-min walk), and Delrio's (5-min walk).
    • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Principal York also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
    8.0.Very good.
    • 6.0.Good

      Whilst we enjoyed our stay and was upgraded. We were at my Daughters wedding and had booked a meal in the restraunt. When we arrived for dinner, we were told the restraunt had been closed for two weeks! We went elsewhere and had a lively meal but my Daughter and her new Husband were very dissapointed! We were given free parking and a reduction to our bill at reception. A wedding is a special occasion and this nearly spoilt a lovely day. Also the bathroom needed a thorough clean.

      Adele, 1 night family trip, Oct 11, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Tiny room & bed, no aircon

      Simon, 1 night trip, Oct 8, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Expensive stay for a mediocre hotel.

      Do not have breakfast at the hotel - it is expensive and the choice is limited and the cooked breakfast was cold, congealed and uninviting! The room was not cleaned properly as we found hair on the table. The bar is more of a pub than a hotel bat - not comfortable or relaxing and, despite this being a four star hotel, the bar closed at 11:15 and there was no opportunity to order drinks after hours. The first night their restaurant was being used for a party so hotel had nowhere to eat. It was convenient for the train station but quite a walk to town centre. We will not stay here again!

      Susan, 2 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Super weekend break.

      Excellent hotel from start to finish. Friendly , professional staff, beautifully appointed, lovely breakfast and perfect location.

      h, 2 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Golden Anniversary return to York

      We had a wonderful reception on arrival and all the staff throughout the hotel were excellent and always helpful. We were celebrating our Golden Wedding, our original wedding was held here, and there was a nice anniversary welcome plate in our room. We made full use of the swimming pool which was superb. The breakfasts were excellent and staff always most considerate. Thank you for a memorable visit...we will be returning.

      Philip, 2 night trip, Sep 29, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Not as good as expected

      Not a great stay and not up to the standard I would expect from an IHG hotel. I messaged the reception about the issues we were having with no response or aknowledgement that they would even look into the problems.

      malcolm, 2 night trip, Sep 28, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Underwhelming

      Great location but poor ergonomics in the room and bar closed to residents due to a private function. That simply isn’t good enough.

      David, 2 night trip, Sep 26, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Busy and under staffed

      Hotel was very busy with weddings. COVID meant too few staff to offer any services to guests. Bars closed, restaurants closed - had to go to Starbucks next door to get a coffee.

      Kevin, 1 night family trip, Sep 25, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Needs updating and more staff

      Lovely looking hotel with beautiful downstairs rooms. We stayed in a suite … which really wasn’t. It was adequate , but very tired decoration and furnishings. We had a meal for 18 of us in the restaurant. Terrible! Waited ages for drink, half didn’t turn up. Chicken starters weren’t cooked and had to go back. Staff were overwhelmed and unsure what to do. Don’t eat there, Asked for water on room on second day, never came. No service for tea/coffee in hotel. A nice hotel but seriously needs updating and more trained staff. Overall disappointing.

      ANITA, 2 night family trip, Sep 17, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Very beautiful building , comfortable rooms with great amenities. The restaurant was a bit hit or miss in regards to service .

      Lisa, 2 night family trip, Sep 13, 2021

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