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The Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 190 465 3681

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8.5

Excellent
based on 5,536 reviews
The Principal York - York, England, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.7 km
Location rating 9.0
Nearest airport Leeds/Bradford
Distance to airport 38.6 km

Rooms

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Superior rooms

$363+

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Double rooms

$270+

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Reviews

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  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    Posh hotel yet informal and relaxed. Very pleasant staff throughout. Love the lounge and breakfast areas and the garden room. Breakfast itself was great. Very central location, yet peaceful due to the large grounds for a York city centre hotel.

    No air-con in room. Not usually a problem but it was particularly warm and stuffy when we stayed this time. At busy times, the Garden Room needed tables clearing faster. Staff were good but too much to do for them to clear tables promptly as well.

  • Okay
    Aug 2019
    5.0

    Convenient for city centre. No problem parking. Hotel garden room was comfortable. Food was very good.

    The accommodation, room 337, was noisy being adjacent to the railway station and suffered due to a permanent diesel engine sound all day and night. Closing the windows to reduce the sound resulted in the room being too hot and stuffy making sleep difficult, this was exacerbated by the mini-fridge which produced an annoying sound when it periodically on and off. The room was advertised as a "superior room". In our opinion it did not live up to this description being rather smaller than we expected. Access via the main entrance was via several steps, this was less than ideal for a disabled visitor.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    Can’t fault this hotel , excellent room , beautifully furnished rooms and all areas of hotel . Excellent restaurant and staff couldn’t be more helpful . Very impressed , will be back

    Nothing

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.3

    Excellent location

    Bathroom very small and awkward and our room was in an annex which was a long way from reception

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.5

    Excellent location, very friendly staff.

    Bed and room was very small. Mattress was uncomfortable.

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About

Overview

The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines. Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel and if you decide to visit us by car, the hotel provides a car park for guests’ use at a charge of £15 for 24 hours.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

based on 5,536 reviews

9.1

WiFi

9.0

Location

4.7

Comfort

4.1

Value

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Train station is close

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Game room
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Currency exchange on-site

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Church of the Holy Trinity 302 m
  • York National Railway Museum 358 m
  • York Guildhall 0.4 km
  • Yorkshire Museum 0.5 km
  • Mansion House 0.5 km
  • York Theatre Royal 0.6 km

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Getting Around

Leeds/Bradford 38.6 km
Doncaster Sheffield 53.4 km
York 68 m
York Poppleton 4.2 km

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