Best Boutique Hotels in York – there are some beautiful boutique hotels in York with stunning rooms, offering something different to the more discerning traveller. Here are a few of our favourites:
Chapter House St, York YO1 7JH
I have a great fondness for Grays Court as it was part of St John’s University when I studied there in the late Nineties. I remember fondly my lectures in these beautiful rooms. It has since been transformed into a boutique hotel with a fine dining restaurant. They won the Visit England Award for Excellence 2020 for Small Hotel of the Year. It’s very central with amazing views of the Minster on one side and the Bar Walls on the other. There are lots of great restaurants and pubs on Goodramgate too.
“The rooms at Grays Court have been lovingly restored to provide a mix of ageless character and modern comfort. From the William IV poster bed of the Willoughby to the double monsoon shower in the Cumberland; delight in the luxury of a stay at Grays Court. From a wonderful family get away to a romantic weekend for two, we have something to suit every occasion.
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Judges Court – Hidden Boutique Hotel in York
Coney St, York YO1 9ND
Judges Court is a 15 bedroom city centre townhouse “tucked away in a secret courtyard”, just off Coney Street, right in the very centre of York. This isn’t one I have personally visited, but I would like to! I love the look of the decor and it’s in such a fab location. One of the Luxury King bedrooms was occupied by the honourable Sir William Chapple Knt. Judge of Assize during the trial that was to decide the fate of the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin in 1739. Incidentally, you can visit Dick Turpin’s grave, just a ten minute walk from the hotel in a churchyard on Lead Mill Lane.
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Hotel Du Vin
89 The Mount, York YO24 1AX
The Hotel du Vin is a bit further out of the city centre than the other hotels mentioned, but still only a ten minute walk to the centre of York. The hotel is within a Grade II-listed mansion house, with classic early 19th century architecture and charm. The Everyman Cinema is just a three minute walk while the Railway Station is a nine minute walk.
“At Hotel du Vin York, you’ll find 44 distinctive rooms and suites, featuring luxurious beds with Egyptian cotton linen, powerful drench showers and roll top baths, flat screen TVs and unique features that have been carefully restored. When you’re ready to leave your haven, you can enjoy dinner at our French and British influenced Bistro, or relax with a cocktail or glass of wine in our bar. ”
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The Judge’s Lodging
9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ
The Judge’s Lodging has a great position in the centre of York, with a beautiful courtyard bar, where you can sit and watch the world go by. At Christmas, there are often stalls of the York Christmas Market within the grounds. Another hotel very close to The Theatre Royal as well as The Museum Gardens.
“Rich in detail and history, our rooms offer comfortable and stylish relaxation. Bespoke furniture and a mix of fabrics, we’ve filled our rooms with characterful details. From cosy doubles to our grand feature rooms, all have beds that have been hand-selected for quality and comfort. Whether a short or long break, rest in comfort and fall in love with your own private haven.”
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2 Rougier St, York YO90 1UU
The Malmaison is another hotel with fabulous views of the Bar Walls and the Minster. In one direction you are close to clubs and bars and in another direction you are a few minutes walk to the Theatre Royal, Betty’s Tea Rooms and some fabulous restaurants. The Malmaison boats of stylish bedrooms, delicious dining and sassy cocktails. What I am excited about is the Sky Bar at the top of the building which will have amazing views of the Minster and the rest of the city.
Also have a look at our other suggestions for places to stay in York.