Offering an indoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi, The Principal York is just a short walk from the Bar Convent. It is a one-minute stroll from York Railway Station, providing an ideal base when visiting York.
A currency exchange, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception are just some of the convenient services at the hotel. A gym is available to those wishing to keep active while travelling.
Each room at The Principal York offers slippers and all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Hot drinks can be made with the provided tea and coffee supplies. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs and plenty of workspace.
The hotel features restaurant and bar where guests are able to unwind of an evening with a meal and a drink. Guests are also able to try one of the various bars and cafés in the area.
The Principal York is within a short walk of the National Railway Museum, the York Museum Gardens and York Minster. The Shambles and the York Castle are also situated within a 20-minute walk away.
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|Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00|
|Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.|
Afternoon Tea is offered at the Garden Room at The Principal York hotel, and there are two timing options you can choose from, Afternoon Tea which is served from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Twilight Tea which is the evening alternative and is served from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Regardless of the time, you will be presented with premium tea sourced by Rare Tea Company directly from farmers around the world, as well as a selection of sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres to accompany the experience. Afternoon Tea can be complemented with a glass of champagne, while Twilight Tea is served with a cocktail.
The Principal York hotel has over 10 spaces that can be used to organize business meetings and events. With capacities ranging from 20 to 400 guests, you will surely find a space and a configuration suited for your event. The hotel has in-house audio-visual equipment that can be used and staff to help with its installation and with any issues that you might encounter on the day. If you wish to add catering, it can be arranged from a third-party service provider and you will be able to choose from a set banquet menu.
If you are looking for a quiet night in, don’t forget to check out the Chapter House Bar at The Principal York hotel, which is open from 11:00 am until late every day. They have drinks that suit all tastes from craft beer to cocktails and wine, as well as a special gin list with over 10 different brands available. A bar menu is also available for those who want to nibble something on the side.
If you wish to use public transport to get from the airport to The Principal York hotel, get on board bus line 757 from the Leeds/Bradford Airport going in the direction of Leeds City Centre. You will reach the City Square bus stop about 40m later, which is where you need to get off and get into the Leeds Station. From there, get on board the Transpennine Express train going in the direction of Scarborough, it will run non-stop to the York Station, and your accommodation will be a 4m walk away. The full trip will take about 1h 20m.
If you are looking for something to do on-site while staying at The Principal York hotel, join the Cocktail School at Chapter House for a 60m class where you will work with your own group and you will learn the basics of how to craft cocktails. The cost of this class is £24 (about $30) per person, and the price includes 3 cocktails and nibbles for each participant. (Prices checked 03/07/19).
Yes, reservations at The Principal York can be cancelled free of charge with some of our providers. Make sure to read the provider's cancellation policy.
Yes, guests staying at The Principal York can enjoy a free breakfast.
Yes, The Principal York has a restaurant on-site.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Principal York.
No, The Principal York does not offer free parking.
Yes, The Principal York offers free Wi-Fi.
The Principal York is located in the neighbourhood of Central York, 0.4 miles from the centre of York. Church of the Holy Trinity is the closest landmark to The Principal York.
Yes, The Principal York has a pool on-site.
Yes, The Principal York is a pet-friendly hotel.
The Principal York is 24 miles from Leeds/Bradford. The Principal York is 33.2 miles from Doncaster Sheffield.
No, The Principal York does not offer free airport shuttle service.