The Hotel du Vin chain has built up quite the reputation for high-quality boutique hotels with a French twist, and its York property is no exception. With “luxury and quality that will cosset even the most discerning guest” (The AA Hotel Guide), the hotel is housed in a Grade II-listed Georgian building in the Mount area of York, which was once the city’s local orphanage.
Today, it’s an excellent choice for leisure and business travellers alike. You’ll be staying within an easy 10-minute walk from the train station and old city walls, and it’s a 20-minute stroll to the Shambles and York Minster Cathedral.
Back at the hotel, the grand staircase and shadowy nooks and crannies to explore are reminiscent of the building’s heritage, but it’s been beautifully renovated and modernised throughout. The on-site Bistro du Vin has wooden floors, dark wood and a racing theme, and has been awarded an AA Rosette for its French fare with a British twist. Try the moules frites, roast rump of lamb and beef bourguignon on the bone, washed down with something from the impressive leather-bound wine list.
Afternoon tea is also served from 3-5pm, and there’s a lazy brunch buffet every Sunday from 12pm, including seafood, pâtés and artisan bread, as well as the more traditional roast dishes. During the rest of the week, breakfast is an impressive spread of cooked dishes such as eggs benedict, crȇpes and soft-boiled eggs, yoghurts, fruit, pastries and cereal. There’s also a cigar room and bar, although drinks here are a little on the pricey side.
Upstairs, the sleek rooms feature hand-sprung mattresses, Egyptian linen, oversized rain showers and more of that traditional décor. Standard Rooms can be a little on the small side, so an upgrade is recommended. The suites are particularly impressive – each is named after a Champagne label and have roll top baths. The jewel in the crown is the Moet Vintage Collection Suite on the top floor, with its 8-foot bed, DVD players, double monsoon shower and twin roll top baths. Bose surround sound and two large flat-screen TVs. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
From the press:
“Everything in a Hotel du Vin works” – The Daily Mail
“For comfort you can rely on in the perfect location for exploring the city of York” – Red magazine
“Luxury and quality that will cosset even the most discerning guest” – The AA Hotel Guide
24-hour room service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
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: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 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 3pm 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.
Know Before You Go
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: GBP 10.00 per day
Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per stay
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Getting there: The A1 is a 30-minute drive away (leave at Junction 45) and it’s an hour to Leeds Bradford Airport. For those driving, there are limited car parking spaces available on a first come, first served basis, for £10 per car, per day. The train station is a 10-minute walk.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*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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