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56142 1

The Principal York

AA rating
Hotel

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 77%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Service
10
Cleanliness
10
Value
9
Food & drink
9
Room
9
Based on 2618 reviews

Charming former railway hotel with a refreshing, contemporary interior

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Lift
Gym
Indoor pool

Situated in three acres of landscaped grounds in the very heart of the city, this Victorian railway hotel has views over the city and York Minster. Contemporary bedrooms are divided between those in the main hotel and the air-conditioned garden mews. There is also a leisure complex and state-of-the-art conference centre.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 155
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces:: 90

Accessibility

  • Accessible bedrooms: 8
  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities

Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room Weights room
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Conference

  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):410
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):250
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 80

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 160

Getting here

Adjacent to railway station

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Nearest airport

Leeds / Bradford

Nearest train station

York

Nearest motorway junction

M1/A1
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