3 of The Best Boutique Hotels in York

Grays Court Hotel

Fancy a break in one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in York?

York is a popular city break destination with people from both home and abroad. Brimming with magnificent historic buildings, fascinating museums and wonderful independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, it’s no wonder this stunning Yorkshire city is one of the most visited in the UK.

When booking a city break, it’s easy to head straight for the big hotel chains to look for the best deal. However, with big chains and budget brand hotels, you often sacrifice the level of personal service and thoughtful little extras that boutique hotels usually provide. With a smaller, independent hotel you’re more likely to get local treats waiting for you on arrival and dining is usually a more intimate affair. Plus, you’re less likely to have to climb three flights of stairs and follow a maze of endless corridors to reach your room after a long day exploring the city.

We believe that boutique hotels are always the best option when booking a city break. If you’re planning a trip to York, then check out this list of our favourites. There’s no shortage of accommodation in the city of York but these guys all offer something a little bit special…

3 of The Best Boutique Hotels in York

The Grange

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The Grange is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in York. Built in 1829, the Grade II listed Regency townhouse still has its original sweeping staircase with cast-iron balustrade. Decorated in an elegant Regency style throughout and scattered with period antiques, The Grange is a truly remarkable hotel offering a real taste of luxury.

The 41 ensuite rooms all include a flat screen LCD television, a generous hospitality tray with Taylors of Harrogate refreshments, laptop safes, free WIFI and luxury toiletries from The White Company. In the premier rooms, you’re also treated to underfloor heating, air conditioning and a TV in the bathroom.

In the cellars of The Grange Hotel, you will will find their 2 Rosette fine dining restaurant. The Ivy Brasserie offers a menu of perfectly presented classic dishes with a French influence, served in a stunning dining room featuring exposed brickwork and industrial lighting. Although The Ivy Brasserie is a fine dining restaurant, chef, Will Nichols, showcases his culinary talents in a relaxed and informal environment.

Stays at The Grange Hotel are priced at the higher end of the scale, but with such attentive staff, elegant interiors, luxurious rooms and an impressive restaurant onsite, it’s well worth it for a special occasion!

Grays Court

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What a gem we have here! Grays Court is the oldest inhabited house in York and one of the most historic buildings in England. With it’s long and fascinating past, York attracts history lovers from across the globe. If you’re heading to York to learn more about its history, then this hotel should be at the top of your accommodation list!

The house was built in the late 11th century and has passed through many hands over the centuries. Before becoming the residence of the famous Gray family for over two hundred years, previous owners included Lord Fairfax and the Squire family.

Now, the Grade I listed building is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in York. With just 12 rooms set across two floors, Grays Court offers exceptional comfort and attentive, yet discreet service. All the rooms are elegantly decorated and furnished with stunning antique furniture. A few of the rooms even boast spectacular views of York Minster.

Headed by Bradford-born Joe Clapham, the restaurant at Grays Court serves fresh, locally and substainably grown local produce – much of which is grown in the hotels own gardens.

Grays Court is an intimate and elegant hotel in a secluded yet central part of York, so it is perfect for last-minute romantic breaks or honeymoon getaways.

Grays Court, Chapter House St, York YO1 7JH

01904 612613

Judges Court

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Situated in the heart of York’s bustling shopping district, Judges Court is a 15-bedroom boutique hotel nestled in a hidden courtyard. The Grade II listed Georgian townhouse once provided lodgings for high-ranking judicary figures who came to York to sit in judgement for the city’s most serious crimes. One previous resident of Judges Court was the man who convicted and sentenced the infamous Dick Turpin.

This boutique hotel still has the original wooden panelling of the period and is stylishly decorated throughout with Georgian colours and polished woods. Each room boasts tasteful modern decor that complements the orginal Georgian features and reflects its links to the judicial system.

Small, but stylish and within a short walking distance of York’s wonderful array of quirky shops and boutiques, this hotel would suit couples or business travellers who appreciate sophistication. There isn’t a restaurant at the hotel but each room includes a Nespresso machine, handmade biscuits and a mini bar packed full of indulgent treats.

Judges Court, Coney Street, York YO1 9ND

01904 676184

As with all our articles of this nature, this list will be added to over time. If you would like to make a suggestion or wish to discuss advertising opportunities, please email Alexis@theyorkshirepress.co.uk

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