The Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 190 465 3681
£15
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rate per night

7.9
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based on 3,985 reviews

The Principal York
Thu 21/10
Fri 22/10
ProviderNightly total
Snaptravel£15
FINDHOTEL£34
FINDHOTEL£80

About The Principal York

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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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Property safety measures

The Principal York has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Rooms available at The Principal York

Thu 21/10
Fri 22/10
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Standard rooms(£15 - £225)
Standard Room
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Snaptravel

£15/night

£15 totalSnaptravel
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FINDHOTEL

£80/night

£80 totalFINDHOTEL
no bed type specified
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Trip.com

£103/night

£103 totalTrip.com
Superior rooms(£34 - £261)
Superior room
no bed type specified
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FINDHOTEL

£34/night

£34 totalFINDHOTEL
no bed type specified
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Trip.com

£135/night

£135 totalTrip.com
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InterContinental

£225/night

£225 totalInterContinental
Double rooms(£95 - £293)
Double room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
FINDHOTEL

£95/night

£95 totalFINDHOTEL
no bed type specified
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Snaptravel

£100/night

£100 totalSnaptravel
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
InterContinental

£112/night

£112 totalInterContinental

Amenities at The Principal York

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Conditioner

General

  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Landmark view
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • VIP room facilities

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Toilet with grab rails

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Grill

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Game room

Bedroom

  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Kids meals

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Principal York

7.9
GoodBased on 3985 verified guest reviews
7.9Couples
8.1Solo
7.8Families
7.9Friends

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Location

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

What's nearby

  • Church of the Holy Trinity326 yd
  • York National Railway Museum394 yd
  • York Guildhall0.3 mi
  • Yorkshire Museum0.3 mi
  • Mansion House0.3 mi
  • York Theatre Royal0.4 mi
  • York Art Gallery0.4 mi
  • Grand Opera House0.4 mi
  • York Minster0.5 mi
  • Jorvik Viking Centre0.5 mi
  • The Shambles0.5 mi
  • Fairfax House0.5 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Principal York

  • 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.

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Value for money

6.9

Distance to city centre

0.4 mi

Location rating

9.3

Nearest airport

Leeds/Bradford

Distance to airport

24.0 mi