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The Principal York

4-star Hotel with Indoor pool

4 stars

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

+44 190 465 3681

based on 5,904 reviews

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About The Principal York, York

Value for money
Offering an indoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi, The Principal York is just a short walk from Bar Convent. It is situated a brief stroll from National Railway Museum, York Museum Gardens and York Minster. There are a variety of amenities available to guests of the hotel, including a 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and a coffee bar. A gym is available to those wishing to keep active while travelling. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and slippers. They each have ironing facilities, a desk and heating. The Principal York provides a variety of in-house dining options with The Refectory and Chapter House. Guests are also able to try one of the various bars and cafés in the area. The hotel is located in the City's well-known shopping area. It is only moments from York Railway Station, which allows convenient access in and around York.

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Property safety 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 - River view
1 king bed

1 king bed



$216 totalPrestigia
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Standard Rooms - Skyline view
1 double bed

1 double bed



$159 totalAgoda.com
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Superior Rooms - Garden view
1 king bed

1 king bed



$281 totalmomondo
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Double Rooms - POOL view
1 double bed

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • 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 sanitizer 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 sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • 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

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.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Toilet with grab rails

Services and conveniences

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


  • 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
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


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

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Sauna

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


  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near The Principal York

Attractions in York, England curated by momondo

The Principal York location: Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, York, YO24 1AA

Top landmarks

Church of the Holy Trinity0.2 mi
York National Railway Museum0.2 mi
Yorkshire Museum0.3 mi
York Art Gallery0.4 mi
York Minster0.5 mi
Jorvik Viking Centre0.5 mi
The Shambles0.5 mi
Fairfax House0.5 mi
York Castle0.5 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Afternoon Tea at The Principal York0.0 mi
Thor's Tipi0.0 mi
The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace0.0 mi
The Garden Room @ The Principal York0.0 mi
THOR'S0.1 mi
Legacy at The Grand, York0.1 mi
The Rattle Owl0.2 mi
Red Chilli York0.2 mi
The Orchid Vegan Restaurant0.2 mi

The Principal York Reviews

GoodBased on 5,904 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Good central location, friendly helpful staff." (in 452 reviews)
  • "Beautiful building, gorgeous room, lovely breakfast!" (in 374 reviews)
  • "Fantastic service, beautiful rooms, tasty breakfast!" (in 337 reviews)
Cons -
  • Urban room very small and dark (in 241 reviews)
  • Room hot and no aircon. (in 235 reviews)
  • No air conditioning in the room (in 39 reviews)

The Principal York room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does The Principal York compare to other 4 star hotels in York?

    There is a $31/night difference in the average price of 4 star hotels in York ($156/night) and the average nightly rate at The Principal York ($125/night).

  • How far is The Principal York from Leeds/Bradford?

    Drive distance from Leeds/Bradford to The Principal York and vice versa is 24.0 mi and the overall drive time is about 1h 11min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to The Principal York from Leeds/Bradford?

    With parking available at The Principal York, you could always rent a car for as low as $31/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting York. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to The Principal York. The nearest airport to the hotel is Leeds/Bradford.

  • Is The Principal York pet-friendly?

    Feel free to bring your dog with you while staying at The Principal York.

  • Are there food options at The Principal York?

    The Principal York does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call The Principal York at +44 190 465 3681. One of the easiest dining options for York guests staying in The Principal York is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Does The Principal York have a pool?

    The Principal York does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • How close is The Principal York to York city center?

    The city center nearest to The Principal York is York, which is 0.4 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Merchant Adventurers' Hall, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • What is the phone number for The Principal York?

    You can reach the main line at +44 190 465 3681.

  • Does The Principal York have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Principal York has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Is there a gym or fitness center available to guests at The Principal York?

    Yes, there is a gym available to guests of The Principal York. For gym hours, it is best to ask the front desk clerk during check-in.

  • What time is check-out for The Principal York?

    11:00 AM is the check-out time at The Principal York. Late check-out may be available at the hotel's discretion.

  • How much is a room at The Principal York?

    Prices may fluctuate based on room type, dates, and availability. You can find great room deals for The Principal York at the moment between $97 and $202 a night. Enter preferred dates in the form above to see the best-matched deals for you.

  • Is there laundry service in The Principal York?

    The accommodation features laundry services for all guests. You can leave your travel iron at home and use the irons provided at the accommodation.

  • What is the distance from The Principal York, York to Bootham Bar?

  • Is Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York close to The Principal York?

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