The Grade II-listed Churchill Hotel is a 19th-century property set in its own grounds in the city of York. The hotel, recently refurbished, was once a school, then a government building (the Prince of Wales -- later King Edward VII -- stayed here) before becoming a hotel in 1985.
The hotel sits outside the bustle and noise of the very heart of York but is still within easy walking distance of many of the city’s attractions. York Minster, the city walls and Betty’s Café and Tea Rooms are all less than 10 minutes away on foot, while the Jorvik Viking Centre is only 5 minutes further. Want to explore the wider area? The North York Moors are an hour or so away by car.
York has plenty of restaurants, but you’ll probably want to try the hotel’s brasserie -- it has 2 AA Rosettes and a menu offering dishes such as venison pastrami with salt-baked celeriac, and roast mutton loin with apricots an polenta. The Wellington Bar offers more casual fare -- sandwiches and burgers -- and also serves craft beers and a collection of gins and vodkas from around the world.
Style-wise, the hotel blends “period features and artefacts relating to Winston Churchill” alongside “contemporary design and up-to-date technology” (The AA Hotel Guide 2015). Rooms are individually designed and come with free WiFi -- some also feature 4-poster beds, drench showers, roll-top baths and Duck Island toiletries. Upgrade to the Prince of Wales Suite, where the man himself stayed in 1898, for a spacious room with high ceilings and arched bay windows.
From the press:
"Smart contemporary design and up-to-date technology" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015
by Tracey Cheffey
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
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
Bathtub or shower
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.
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.
Know Before You Go
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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.
Breakfast fee: GBP 9.95 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: GBP 10 per night (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: GBP 15 per accommodation, per stay
Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00
Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.0 per stay
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The closest airport is Leeds Bradford, a little under an hour away by car, or you can take the bus into Leeds and then the train to York -- the railway station is a 15-minute walk or 8-minute drive from the hotel and the whole trip should take less than 90 minutes. If you’re driving, the property is a 20-minute drive from Junction 47 of the A1(M) and there’s a £10 per night parking charge.
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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