Child Friendly Family Hotels in York – if you are visiting York with children (and you should!) you will be interested in the most family friendly hotels.  There is so much to do in York for kids, and it’s such a small city, it’s an ideal place for a family city break.  Have a look at our suggestions for child friendly hotels with family rooms in York.


Novotel, York Hotel with Pool

Fishergate, York YO10 4FD

“Overlooking the idyllic banks of the River Foss, guests can enjoy a 4-Star, family-friendly stay at our Novotel York Centre hotel. Situated close to the historical City walls, the hotel is perfectly located for exploring the countless cultural offerings. The hotel features a Gourmet Bar which serves a range of international dishes as well as light snacks and afternoon tea.

Within a mile of York Minster and York railway station and with our 40msq heated pool and car parking on site from £13.50 per night we are ideally situated and equipped to look after both leisure and business guests all year round. Spending a weekend at the races? We are a ten minute drive from York Racecourse and an even shorter walk from the historic Barbican Centre. ”

Find up-to-date prices and availability for Novotel York Centre hotel here.

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The Swimming Pool at Novotel, York


Middleton’s – Cottages within the hotel

Cromwell Rd, York YO1 6DS

Middleton’s is a “collection of six historical, Grade-II listed building situated around a secluded courtyard garden in the heart of York city centre, 900 yards from York Rail Station and York Minster. It offers complimentary access to a fitness centre with a gym. The hotel is 7 minutes’ drive from York Racecourse.”

“For the perfect home away from home on your city break to York, check into one of our fabulous Cottages. Ideal for larger families of up to six, there’s a king size double, a sofa bed and 2 full-sized bunk beds plus a spacious living area to relax in after a long day exploring the historical city.

We like to make sure our guests feel completely at home when they come for a sleepover with added extras like fluffy bathrobes, flat screen TV,  a Lavazza coffee machine and proper chunky biscuits for an afternoon pick me up.”

Find up-to-date prices and availability for Middleton’s  here.

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The Cottages at Middleton’s


The Grand – 5 Star Hotel in York

Station Rise, York YO1 6GD

The Grand was York’s first 5 Star Hotel.  It’s a beautiful Edwardian hotel in the building of the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway, with views of the Bar Walls and The Minster.  The rooms are plush and luxurious.

The Grand has family rooms that sleep four but can accommodate extra beds or cots too.  Robes and slippers provided for every member of the family!  Babysitting services available on request.  Adjoining rooms are also available for those with older children.

There is an on site spa, with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam and sauna, as well as a relaxation room.  Beauty treatments are available.  The Grand serve an excellent children’s afternoon tea which is definitely worth doing during your visit.  Being in the centre of York, there is no on site parking, but the hotel has their own fully secure 24 hour car park that is charged at £25 per night.  The luxury hotel is less than a four minute walk from York Train Station.

Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Grand, York here.

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The Grand, York

Sandburn Hall Hotel

Scotchman Ln, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB

Sandburn Hall Hotel is a newly built four star hotel with a golf course around 7 miles from York City Centre.  It’s spacious and modern with a comfortable country vibe and a touch of luxury.  Excellent restaurant too.  We stayed recently and have given it a comprehensive review with lots of photos!  They have family rooms and adjoining rooms.

Find up-to-date prices and availability for Sandburn Hall here.

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Sandburn Hall Hotel


York Marriott Hotel

Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ

The York Marriott is around a mile and a half from the city centre of York on Tadcaster Road.  It overlooks the Knavesmire and is very close to York Racecourse.   Family rooms have two double beds.

They have free parking and nice leisure facilities with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, beauty salon and sauna.  They also have a gym and tennis court.

Find up-to-date prices and availability for The York Marriott here.

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York Marriot Hotel


The Lawrance Luxury Aparthotel

74 Micklegate, York YO1 6LF

The Lawrance stylish apartments are located on Micklegate and Tanner Row in York. “Arranged around a traditional courtyard, they offer contemporary accommodation with free WiFi, 5 minutes’ walk from York Train Station.

The Lawrance Luxury Serviced Apartments are air conditioned and all come with a cosy lounge area with a sofa and HDTV. The modern kitchens include a washing machine, dishwasher, oven and microwave.”

There are three bedroom apartments so all the family can have their own space.

Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Lawrance here.

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The Lawrance Apartments, York



Not found what you were looking for?  Have a look at our post on the Best Hotels in York as well as the  Best Places to Stay in York. (Includes more than just hotels, like glamping, camping, caravan parks and B&B’s!)


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