Festive Hotels for Christmas Market Breaks in York – there are few places better to stay than York at Christmas. With the York Christmas Market in the middle of the medieval city decorated in all it’s Yuletide splendour, York really looks its best at Christmas. We have lots of lovely Christmassy activities, as well as fabulous hotels to stay in. Have a look at some of our suggestions for Christmas hotel breaks in York.
Station Rise, York YO1 6GD
The Grand was York’s first 5 Star Hotel. “Make your Christmas a time for relaxation and indulgent celebrations at The Grand, where decorations lace the elegant Edwardian architecture, lights illuminate the grand marble corridors and live music floats through the building.
Christmas in York is a special way to spend the festive season. York won festive city of the year in 2017 due to the Christmas lights found across the iconic and historic tourist attractions from The Shambles to The Minster along with the markets, making it a highly sought after Christmas market break hot-spot. Visit York this festive season and stay in style and luxury while doing so courtesy of The Grand, York.”
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. 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 afternoon tea which is definitely worth doing during your visit.
Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Grand, York here.
The Principal, York – 3-Night Christmas Break in York
Station Rd, York YO24 1AA
From the moment you arrive at The Principal York, you will be “welcomed with a festive hamper in your bedroom filled with Yorkshire treats, then unpack and unwind in your room before join us for a festive drink in our Garden Room. Enjoy coffee and mince pies in the grandeur of the lounge setting. Enjoy a three course Christmas Eve dinner in The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, followed by a traditional carol concert by our local choir. We will give you a stocking to hang on your door to make sure Father Christmas pops a treat or two in for you.
Friday 24th December
From the moment you arrive, you will be welcomed with a festive hamper in your bedroom filled with Yorkshire treats, then unpack and unwind in your room before join us for a festive drink in our Garden Room. Enjoy coffee and mince pies in the grandeur of the lounge setting. Enjoy a three course Christmas Eve dinner in The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, followed by a traditional carol concert by our local choir. We will give you a stocking to hang on your door to make sure Father Christmas pops a treat or two in for you.
Saturday 25th December
A traditional Christmas breakfast greets you on the big day. Then we recommended a leisurely walk around York city walls to take in some of the most picturesque sights of the city on a crisp Christmas morning. Christmas lunch and all the trimmings are served in The Oak Room and we will have a visit from a very important guest, Santa, who’ll have presents for all the children.
Spend the afternoon relaxing in our Garden Room with a cup of tea and homemade Christmas cake, in the evening enjoy a selection of board games, then indulge in our Christmas buffet.
Sunday 26th December
Following a leisurely breakfast, take advantage of the many tourist attractions in York, including the world famous cobbled Shambles, or shop until you drop in The Boxing Day sales! Then head off to the Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, at the York Theatre Royal (we’ve included the tickets in your stay) or enjoy Thors Winter Tipi and get 10% off your drinks tab, included for our hotel residents.
Monday 27th December
Breakfast is served and then it’s time to say goodbye. If you’re staying on, why not unwind in our leisure club which comes complete with, a pool, a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or head out and see the sights and attractions in the historic York city centre.”
Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated. Try the Twilight Afternoon tea that is served in the Garden Room (one of my favourite places in York).
Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Principal, York here.
The Judge’s Lodging – Ideal for York Christmas Market
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.” It’s a perfect spot for a romantic getaway in York.
Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Judges Lodging here.
1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA
The Grange Hotel is a boutique Regency townhouse, half a mile from The Minster. The Ivy Brasserie can be found in the cellars and is a contemporary 2 rosette fine dining eatery serving classic food with a French influence. They have 41 rooms, all individually decorated from double rooms to more romantic four posters. They also have interconnecting rooms that are great for families. Oh and they have parking!
“At Christmas time, York is transformed into a winter wonderland. Wander through the charming cobbled streets of the Shambles, enjoy Christmas displays, visit the magnificent York Minster and experience all our wonderful city has to offer.
The Grange Hotel, situated within a short walk from the Minster and the city’s historic sites, is the perfect
place to indulge yourself at Christmas. It’s a special place at any time of year, but this is particularly true at Christmas when the hotel is beautifully decorated and cosy roaring fires welcome our guests, creating a truly magical atmosphere. This year, let us spoil you at The Grange Hotel.”
Find up to date prices and availability for The Grange Hotel here.
The Churchill Hotel – Christmas Breaks
65 Bootham, Clifton, York YO30 7DQ
The Churchill Hotel is on Bootham which is a short walk from the city centre. It’s just a seven minute walk from the York Theatre Royal where you can enjoy a fantastic pantomime!
“We offer a full board three day package covering Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We’re busy planning our Christmas package for 2021 and hope to have all the details finalised by the end of June. We’re optimistic that by Christmas 2021 we’ll be able to get back to near normality (in fact we’ve already booked the pantomime tickets for you all).”
Find up to date prices and availability for The Churchill Hotel here.
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!)