The Principal York

York, Yorkshire

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Glamorous Victorian hotel stay in York

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We advertise this offer at up to 34% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices.

The discount above was checked on 17 October, 2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A stylish stay at a revamped Victorian hotel with pool and gym right next to York railway station - includes full English breakfast, three-course dinner and late check-out

  • Housed in a Victorian building dating to 1878, The Principal York is a marvellous base for those visiting the medieval marvel that is York. Dripping regal splendour, from grand staircases to crystal chandeliers, the hotel has been refurbished by award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair to make your stay a little more opulent.

  • It’s all exposed brick, pendant lighting, dark woods, and a trendy vibe at The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace - the signature restaurant that celebrates the best ingredients from York and the surrounding area. Equally worth your attention is the Chapter House pub for wines and craft beers, and the pillared Garden Room for afternoon teas.

  • In the hotel's basement, you'll find a heated swimming pool for those morning laps or an evening soak, as well as a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi for added luxe. There's a state-of-the-art gym as well, for those who don't want to break routine.


- Three restaurants and bars
- Fitness centre
- Sauna
- Steam room
- Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Wi-Fi
- On-site parking (at extra cost)

How to get there

The Principal York is 200 miles from London, and 70 miles from Chester. By car, take exit 44 on the M1 and head towards York. By train, it takes about two hours from London, with the nearest station to the hotel being York station. From there, it's just a five-minute walk.

As well as on-site parking (which charges £15 for 24 hours), you'll find a car park right next to York Station.

Good to know

Parking is available at this hotel for £15 per 24 hours. This is payable to the hotel directly on arrival.

There are facilities available for guests with disabilities.
Station Road, York YO24 1AA

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