Are you looking for hotels near York Racecourse?  Horse-racing is a fabulous day out and you can avoid the traffic jams after the meeting has finished by getting a hotel close to York Races.


York Marriott Hotel – Overlooking the Racecourse

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.  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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The Suite overlooking the York Racecourse


The Mount Royale Hotel – near York Racecourse

117-119 The Mount, York YO24 1GU

The Mount Royale is very close to the racecourse and a short walk into the city centre.   The rooms are traditional looking, and they also have ‘garden suites’.  The hotel houses the well regarded ‘OXO’ restaurant.

I have visited the spa at The Mount Royale Hotel on a couple of occasions and remember being amazed by the extensive gardens and outdoor swimming pool the first time I visited.  Absolutely perfect for a summer’s day, the outdoor pool is heated so no worries about it being too cold to use!  The pool is open May till September.  There is also a Scandinavian log cabin with sauna and steam room and outdoor heated hot tub which are all open all year round.

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The Outdoor Pool at The Mount Royal Hotel



Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa

Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 2GB

Middlethorpe Hall is a luxury country house hotel but it is in York itself – just two miles from the city centre and in an ideal location for the York Racecourse.   The hotel was a filming set for Downton Abbey, and it is easy to see why. This is a perfect destination for fans who would like to feel part of that elegant Downton atmosphere!  Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

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View of Middlethorpe Hall from the grounds.

The hotel has a spa that includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna.  I have been to visit the spa recently and it’s a great extra but could do with some renovation.  Don’t let that put you off though as it’s a beautiful hotel with gorgeous grounds and lots of comfortable public rooms like the one below where you can take (you guessed it) afternoon tea or just have a coffee and read the papers in peace.

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The Swimming Pool at Middlethorpe Hall, York

Holiday Inn York Racecourse

Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QF

The Holiday Inn is on Tadcaster Road and very close to the Racecourse.  “Holiday Inn® York hotel offers modern rooms, complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi and a stylish restaurant only a seven-minute drive from York city centre. The A64 is less than two miles away, and a bus to York train station stops right outside the hotel. The Junction Restaurant serves a daily breakfast, and you can unwind with a Starbucks coffee in the relaxed, open-plan bar.”

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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. ”

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The Swimming Pool at Novotel, 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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