The Principal York

The Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, York, YO24 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 190 465 3681
R1 394

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based on 4 700 reviews

The Principal York
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About The Principal York

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Offering an indoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi, The Principal York is just a short walk from the Bar Convent. It is a one-minute stroll from York Railway Station, providing an ideal base when visiting York.

A currency exchange, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception are just some of the convenient services at the hotel. A gym is available to those wishing to keep active while travelling.

Each room at The Principal York offers slippers and all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Hot drinks can be made with the provided tea and coffee supplies. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs and plenty of workspace.

The hotel features restaurant and bar where guests are able to unwind of an evening with a meal and a drink. Guests are also able to try one of the various bars and cafés in the area.

The Principal York is within a short walk of the National Railway Museum, the York Museum Gardens and York Minster. The Shambles and the York Castle are also situated within a 20-minute walk away.

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Property safety measures

The Principal York has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Deluxe rooms(R3 392 - R4 774)
Deluxe room
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King rooms(R3 180 - R4 257)
King room
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1 king bed

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Superior rooms(R2 028 - R4 710)
Superior room
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Double rooms(R1 473 - R4 984)
Double room
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Standard rooms(R1 394 - R5 505)
Standard Room
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Amenities at The Principal York

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Toilet with grab rails


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Landmark view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle hire
  • Game room


  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Principal York

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Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, York, YO24 1AA

What's nearby

  • Church of the Holy Trinity302 m
  • York National Railway Museum358 m
  • York Guildhall0.4 km
  • Yorkshire Museum0.5 km
  • Mansion House0.5 km
  • York Theatre Royal0.6 km
  • York Art Gallery0.6 km
  • Grand Opera House0.7 km
  • York Minster0.8 km
  • Jorvik Viking Centre0.8 km
  • The Shambles0.8 km
  • Fairfax House0.8 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Principal York

  • Afternoon Tea is offered at the Garden Room at The Principal York hotel, and there are two timing options you can choose from, Afternoon Tea which is served from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Twilight Tea which is the evening alternative and is served from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Regardless of the time, you will be presented with premium tea sourced by Rare Tea Company directly from farmers around the world, as well as a selection of sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres to accompany the experience. Afternoon Tea can be complemented with a glass of champagne, while Twilight Tea is served with a cocktail.

  • The Principal York hotel has over 10 spaces that can be used to organize business meetings and events. With capacities ranging from 20 to 400 guests, you will surely find a space and a configuration suited for your event. The hotel has in-house audio-visual equipment that can be used and staff to help with its installation and with any issues that you might encounter on the day. If you wish to add catering, it can be arranged from a third-party service provider and you will be able to choose from a set banquet menu.

  • If you are looking for a quiet night in, don’t forget to check out the Chapter House Bar at The Principal York hotel, which is open from 11:00 am until late every day. They have drinks that suit all tastes from craft beer to cocktails and wine, as well as a special gin list with over 10 different brands available. A bar menu is also available for those who want to nibble something on the side.

  • If you wish to use public transport to get from the airport to The Principal York hotel, get on board bus line 757 from the Leeds/Bradford Airport going in the direction of Leeds City Centre. You will reach the City Square bus stop about 40m later, which is where you need to get off and get into the Leeds Station. From there, get on board the Transpennine Express train going in the direction of Scarborough, it will run non-stop to the York Station, and your accommodation will be a 4m walk away. The full trip will take about 1h 20m.

  • If you are looking for something to do on-site while staying at The Principal York hotel, join the Cocktail School at Chapter House for a 60m class where you will work with your own group and you will learn the basics of how to craft cocktails. The cost of this class is £24 (about $30) per person, and the price includes 3 cocktails and nibbles for each participant.(Prices checked 03/07/19).

  • The Principal York is located at Station Road, York, YO24 1AA in Central York, 0,7 km from the centre of York. Church of the Holy Trinity is the closest landmark to The Principal York.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Principal York.

  • Yes, The Principal York offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Principal York is 38,6 km from Leeds/Bradford. The Principal York is 53,4 km from Doncaster Sheffield.

  • Yes, The Principal York has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Principal York in York and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Principal York and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Principal York.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

0,7 km

Location rating


Nearest airport


Distance to airport

38,6 km