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Overview of Principal York

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Pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Principal York

5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBar Convent Museum5 min walk
    Popular LocationMicklegate Bar5 min walk
    Popular LocationYorkshire Museum Gardens8 min walk
    AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)42 min drive

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Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room, 1 Double Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Superior Room, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Room, 1 Double Bed, View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Sidings, Annex Room, 5 Min Walk from Reception

No guest room rating
  • 237 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View (MINSTER VIEW)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

York

Located in York, Principal York is in the city center and near a train station. York National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include York Minster and Shambles. Check out an event or a game at York Racecourse, and consider making time for York Dungeon, a top attraction not to be missed. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area. Guests love the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bar Convent Museum - 5 min walk
  • Micklegate Bar - 5 min walk
  • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • Yorkshire Museum Gardens - 8 min walk
  • St. Mary's Abbey - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Refectory — 1 min walk
  • Chapter House — 1 min walk
  • The Maltings — 4 min walk
  • Caffe La Tazzina — 5 min walk
  • Delrio's — 5 min walk
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About this property

Principal York

5-star luxury hotel, walk to York Minster
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a health club, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite. All 167 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes.
Principal York offers 167 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
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.

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

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (GBP 15.00 per day)
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 15.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

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.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from December 30 2020 to February 21 2021 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from December 23 to December 26:
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

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.

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

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

Property is also known as

Hotel Royal York
Hotel York Royal
Royal Hotel York
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York Hotel Royal
York Royal
York Royal Hotel
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Principal York and receive a full refund?
Yes, Principal York offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Principal York cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Principal York pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Principal York?
Self parking is available for GBP 15.00 per day.
What time is check-in at Principal York?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Principal York?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for GBP 25.00 (subject to availability).
Where is Principal York located?
Located in the heart of York, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of York National Railway Museum and York Minster. York Dungeon and Jorvik Viking Centre are also within 15 minutes. York Station is only a 1-minute walk.
4.2
Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 444 out of 833 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 229 out of 833 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 80 out of 833 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 48 out of 833 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 32 out of 833 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
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Huge historic building. Felt like we were staying at a mansion like important people of the past. Rich business people or maybe even royalty.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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Location excellent and all facilities were great. Loved the lounge as a very relaxing place to sit
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

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Considering the Covid situation it was very good.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

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Highly over-priced
It looks nice on the photos but it’s actually a bit cheap. The rooms are pokey and dark. I saw quite a few when we asked to move room. At least they were obliging there. I did see another gentleman complaining about his room while I was waiting around. The breakfast is very poor. For the same price you can have something excellent at Mannion & Co just down the road.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Excellent
Fantastic hotel with nice staff. All covid restrictions in place keeping the customers and staff safe. Excellent location to walk into the city from. Only downside is having to pay £15 a day for parking at the hotel!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

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