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Principal York

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Exterior
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Principal York

Principal York

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near York National Railway Museum

8.2/10 Very good

1,006 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £73
Price available on 2/1/2023
Map
Station Road, York, England, YO24 1AA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of York
  • York Minster - 10 min walk
  • Shambles - 8 min drive
  • York Racecourse - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 56 min drive
  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 1 min walk
  • York Poppleton Station - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Maltings - 4 min walk
  • Krakatoa - 4 min walk
  • Delrio's - 5 min walk
  • The Perky Peacock - 5 min walk
  • Society Bar & Lounge - 5 min walk

About this property

Principal York

Relax and unwind with body treatments and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite..#The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from December 23 to December 26: Dining venue. Optional fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately) Uncovered self parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night Service animals are exempt from fees Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability) Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. . Policies: Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). . Instructions: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property . Special instructions: This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.. Minimum age: 18. Check in from: 3:00 PM. Check in to: 11:00 PM. . Check out: 11:00 AM. House Rule: Children welcome. House Rule: Pets welcome (restrictions apply). House Rule: No smoking.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 155 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Parking

  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (GBP 15.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1870
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Refectory – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
Chapter House – On-site bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 23 December to 26 December:
  • Dining venue

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Parking

  • Uncovered self-parking costs GBP 15.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Principal York offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Principal York does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Principal York?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Principal York on 2 Jan 2023 start from £73, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Principal York?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Principal York?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Principal York?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Principal York?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 15.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Principal York?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Principal York and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Principal York also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Principal York?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Refectory. Nearby restaurants include The Maltings (4-min walk), Krakatoa (4-min walk) and Delrio's (5-min walk).
What's the area around Principal York like?
Principal York is in the heart of York, a short 1-minute walk from York Station and 8 minutes' walk from York National Railway Museum. Our travellers say that the local area is very central.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.8/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Lesley, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not Happy
Make sure you book a room in the main building of the hotel. They have some rooms in a next door building that I referred to as the hostel. Very poor rooms and not suitable to return late at night for single ladies. Overall I struggle to see how this hotel can be 4star. I recommended this hotel for a reunion based on a previous visit a few years ago. We booked 7 rooms in total and I was very embarrassed. I even had one person locked out of their room because of a mix-up at reception. This was done on purpose as the hotel had not taken payment upfront. Awful treatment. Service staff were all very pleasant despite being short staffed and over run.
Nigel, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Arrived just after 3pm to check in, room not ready Room extremely hot, not able to turn heating off Private function until midnight kept us awake with no warning of this taking place. We were on 2nd floor and the music was clearly heard in our room, requested to move rooms but this was declined. We had booked to stay in a hotel, not a nightclub.
Miss Sarah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location!!!
Great location right next to the station and a stone's throw from the city walls. Very well presented hotel, good comfortable room. Friendly helpful staff. Did have couple issues in the restaurant that were sorted on the night. Plus no milk in the room for the tea/coffee
Stuart, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Samantha, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

jessica, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were all lovely
Pauline, 2-night trip
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