The BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel is just outside York's historic defensive city walls. The hotel's name comes from its location near Monk Bar (ancient city gate), an elaborate, self-contained fortress dating back to the early 14th century. Formerly a prison, Monk Bar now houses a new Richard III exhibition, and has the city's only working portcullis (a heavy grating suspended vertically above the entrance), which was in use until 1970.
The hotel is a 7-minute walk from York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, and The Shambles, a picturesque cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. The Yorkshire Museum, which houses Viking and Roman artefacts including the 1000-year-old Cawood Sword, is less than 10 minutes away.
The hotel features an on-site bar open to non-residents, and dining at the Yorkshire Bar & Grill, which serves modern European dishes with a Yorkshire twist, made with local seasonal produce. Although the restaurant is currently being refurbished, it is still open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's bar offers a range of drinks and snacks until 11pm daily, and there is a private courtyard where you can have a coffee or glass of wine.
The contemporary rooms are pet friendly (£7.50 charge applies) and feature free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, with views of either the city or the hotel’s courtyard.
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Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2.30-10pm.
Standard checkout time: 7-11am.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 4 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.
Know Before You Go
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.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.20 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is approximately one mile (a 17-minute walk) from York train station and the nearest airport is Leeds Bradford, which is about 30 miles away. Junction 45 on the A1(M) is 15 miles from the hotel and the closest parking is York Council Car Park, which is a 5-minute walk from the property and costs £5 for 26 hours if arranged via the hotel.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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