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The Churchill Hotel

Sarah Richardson
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Why We Love It

  • Grade II-listed 19th-century property close to the centre of York
  • Historic building that combines period features with contemporary touches
  • A 2 AA-Rosette British brasserie
  • Within a 15-minute walk of York’s main attractions

Map & Directions

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.

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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



  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

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.
  • Up to 2 children 8 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number 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: between GBP 4.95 and GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 10 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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