In the heart of the city with views of the Minster
The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, The Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines.
Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep.
Central location for meetings and events,
offering a beautiful venue in the heart
of the city, yet situated among 3 acres of
landscaped grounds ideal for outdoor &
• Dedicated event centre with its own
entrance and reception that comfortably
accommodates up to 410 delegates
theatre-style, 300 for a banquet, 250 for
a dinner & dance, and 180 cabaret-style
• 11 flexible event rooms including the
beautiful Oak Room with magnificent
carved wood panelling for up to 160
Business services available
At the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, we celebrate the best ingredients from York and the surrounding countryside to produce traditional British classics.
Choose from dishes such as Rump of Nidderdale lamb with heritage carrots, our signature beef burger from R&J Family Butchers (topped with Swaledale Cheddar and treacle-cured bacon) or Yorkshire Parkin (a deliciously sticky ginger cake served with Yorkshire beer glaze and custard).
Just next to York Station, guests can choose to dine in the modern, light-flooded dining room or on the outdoor terrace.
Unwind in sophisticated surroundings in our fully refurbished Rooms. Complementing the hotel’s heritage, our rooms offer comfort and luxury with intuitive technology and modern design values.
A gym, heated swimming pool and sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are open every day for use by hotel guests as well as to members.
The Gym is equipped with a range of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, and is suited to most levels of fitness. However, hotel guests aged 15 and younger are not permitted to use the gym. Children and teenagers aged 15 or younger are welcome to use the heated swimming pool as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Annual membership allows unlimited use of the gym and swimming pool; a free 30-minute induction to the gym; and personal training sessions; and discounts in the restaurant and bar, and for hotel accommodation at The Principal York.