An elegant haven in the historic centre


Facilities & services

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre

Set in quiet gardens just five minutes’ walk from the historic centre, The Principal York is the perfect place to discover this truly beautiful city.

Overlooking the York Minster, the 155 elegant rooms and suites have been refurbished by award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair. Each carefully blends the splendour of Victorian architecture with top-end modern amenities, including a rain shower, to ensure the ultimate in comfort and style.

Dining at the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace is a pleasure for the senses, and local ingredients are thoughtfully combined to create contemporary British classics. A traditional afternoon tea is served in the Garden Room which boasts spectacular views and a full English breakfast buffet is on offer each morning.

A heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and Jacuzzi await you after a day of discovering the charming cobbled streets and grand architectural structures of York. The hotel is also situated next to the York train station if you are keen to explore further afield.

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