Are you looking for hotels in York with a swimming pool?  We have a few to choose from, and all are very close to the city centre (many are in the city centre itself). 

I’ve been to a few of them (I like spas!) so can give my thoughts too.


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.  Don’t forget to carry your swimming gear!  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 Grand 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.

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The Swimming Pool, sauna and steam room at The Grand, York

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.  The hotel is dog friendly in certain rooms.

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.

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The Garden Room at The Principal, York

Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated indoor swimming 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.

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

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SOL AST – a Viking popup bar in the grounds of The Principal in the summer


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.

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View of Middlethorpe Hall from the grounds.

The hotel has a spa that that does not have an outdoor pool but does include 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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The Swimming Pool at Middlethorpe Hall, 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


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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