The Grand Hotel & Spa
Why We Love It
- Historic property within the city walls and a 10-minute walk from main sights
- There's a spa complex with a gym and an indoor pool in the old vaults
- The whisky bar stocks 125 varieties and holds tastings
"Very much worth a visit" -- The Yorkshire Times
Map & Directions
Parking is not available on site, but the hotel offers valet parking at the NCP car park on Tanner Row (extra charges apply).
Rooms & Rates
The Grand Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel, located close to the train station in the centre of York. The redbrick property was built in 1906 as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway and was converted into a hotel in 2010.
The hotel is within York's 13th-century city walls, a short stroll from the River Ouse. It is a 10-minute walk to York Minster, the seat of the Archbishop of York and a "true gothic masterpiece", according to Frommer's. Nearby are the Jorvik Viking Centre, a family-friendly attraction where you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking era, and The Shambles, a narrow old street.
Back at the hotel, Hudson's restaurant serves traditional dishes like dressed crab and Yorkshire parkin, and is "second to none", according to The Daily Mail. Ingredients such as rhubarb, cheese and beef are sourced locally, and ales from the nearby York Brewery are on tap in the adjoining bar. There's also a cosy whisky lounge, which stocks over 125 varieties and holds monthly tastings. Down in the building's old vaults, the spa complex offers a range of treatments. It has a 14-metre heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a dry sauna and a steam room. The spa is open from 6:30am until 10pm (3-9pm on Sundays) and access is free for guests.
High-ceilinged bedrooms help create a "rare sense of roominess for a city centre hotel", says The Daily Telegraph, and the bathrooms have heated floors. Despite the city-centre location, rooms are quiet thanks to double glazing. Wi-Fi and bottled water are free, and the in-room fridge can be filled with minibar items, on request. Upgrade to a Master Suite for complimentary parking and one free in-room movie per stay.
- "Vast, impressive, turn-of-the-century metropolitan grandeur" -- The Daily Telegraph
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- Indoor pool
- Roof terrace
- Sauna / Steam Room
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Pets: Pets allowed
Cancellation: 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 National Rating Know Before You Go
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 20.00 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: GBP 30.00 per night
- Pet fee: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
- Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per night
- Facilities fee: GBP 25 per person, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Renovations and Closures
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 31 December to 31 December:
- Dining venue
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