Fabulous Spa Breaks and Spa Hotels in York – Now, it has to be said, I love a spa break, and York is the perfect place to come to if you want to explore a little when you are no longer in the sauna! 

As well as these fabulous spa hotels, York also has some fantastic things to do and restaurants and bars to indulge in! 

Have a look at our list of suggestions for spa hotels in York.

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The Swimming Pool at The Grand, York

The Grand – Spa 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. 

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.  They sometimes do a spa and afternoon tea package that is nice to do.

The luxury spa 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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View of The Grand, York


The Principal, York

Station Rd, York YO24 1AA

The Principal York (formerly known as The Royal York Hotel) is an historic Grade II listing building.  Built in 1878 and the North Eastern Railway Company’s flagship luxury hotel.  It is right next to the York Train Station.  The hotel is beautifully decorated throughout in soft shades of grey.

Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool. Try the Twilight Afternoon tea that is served in the Garden Room (one of my favourite places in York).  In the summer, Sol Ast takes up residence in the Principal’s gardens, a lovely way to spend a balmy evening after a relaxing spa day.

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

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The Garden Room at The Principal, York


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. 

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 York Marriot


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.    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.

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.  The hotel is also in an ideal location for the York Racecourse.

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

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View of Middlethorpe Hall and Spa from the grounds.


The Parsonage Hotel and Spa

Escrick, York YO19 6LF

The Parsonage Hotel and Spa at Escrick is a 15 minute drive South of York.

From their website: “Set in six acres of beautiful formal gardens and only 15 minutes away from the historic city of York, our spa facilities include 5 treatment rooms, a 16 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, stream room, and aromatherapy salt room.”  There is also an excellent Thai restaurant next door if you are staying in the area!

Find up-to-date prices and availability for The Parsonage Hotel and Spa here.

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The Parsonage Hotel and Spa

Aldwark Manor Spa

Aldwark Manor is about a 35 minute drive from York. It has a pool, sauna and steam, large jacuzzi an feature showers. It has become a little dated but is getting a big refurb very shortly so I will update with a review when that happens.

Find up-to-date prices and availability for Aldwark Manor and Spa here.

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Aldwark Manor and Spa




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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