The Grand Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- A super-chic, glamorous five-star hotel with three AA Rosette-awarded dining in central YorkSampling the elegant dishes at the three AA Rosette-awarded Hudson's
- Exploring the pretty cobbled streets of York and visit the Jorvik Viking Centre to discover its fascinating roots
- Staying in central York in a five-star hotel that overlooks the historic city walls
What To Know
- It's a five-minute walk from the city centre
- At night sip cocktails at the Whisky lounge
- Guestrooms are spacious
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A stay at The Grand Hotel & Spa places you in the heart of York, walking distance from All Saints Church and Micklegate Bar. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Hospitium and York Observatory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 107 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this Edwardian hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in York? This hotel has 0 square feet (0 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
We are regular visitors to York and often choose to stay at The Grand. The recent refurbishment has introduced a beautiful relaxing private lounge area. Access to the lounge is included in some room rates but it is possible to pay for entrance if you want to treat yourself.
The selection of food and drink is really good and the standard of service and cleanliness is exceptional.
If you are lucky enough to be in the lounge when Diana is on duty you will receive a standard if unobtrusive service that would be hard to match.
I would recommend that you treat yourself to a relaxing few hours in the White Rose Lounge during your stay at The Grand.
Great Hotel, with very nice staff, we stayed here two days during our anual trip on different dates, the first room was on the second floor in the old building, very nice, and the other night we stayed in the new building, with new rooms, also very pleasant! The building is impressive, and the staff is very helpfull and polite! Yes we centainly come back again!
We had a lovely room in this hotel that was very well equipped with tea and coffee and snacks. The front of the hotel looks out over a small park. The train museum is excellent and has a cafe that serves lovely tea, coffee and cakes. Seats that had been used in the trains themselves are available to sit on. There is also a miniature railway that sets off from outside the train museum and trundles along to York Minster, a splendid Cathedral that dominates that part of York. The Cathedral is well worth a visit, the stain glass windows are stunning. The Walls around York are well worth a walk around as well, you can see lots of things that you can't just by walking around the streets. We had a ride on the sightseeing tour bus which gives a great introduction to some of the delights locally. The tour bus links up with the sightseeing tour boats that travel up and down the river Dee. There is plenty to see and do in York including the York Yorvik Viking Centre. At this time of year there no queue's which was super, we were more or less straight in and the seats that are attached to rails that travel around the ceiling stopping at relevant points. There are definitely some fascinating sights, sounds and smells at this Viking centre. York is well worth a visit. There have been many Roman era finds made and they are on show at various points around the centre of York.
Went with my husband for a midweek stay, the location is ideal as it's in the city centre only a 2 minute walk from the train station. We received a lovely warm welcome but it did take a little while for us to be seen to get checked in, however the room was ready early so we went straight up and our bags were brought up shortly afterwards. We stayed in one of the executive rooms, it was big, clean and the bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was amazing with a lovely deep bath and double shower, you can also listen to the radio in the bathroom through the tv, which is nice if you are having a relaxing bath. We didn't eat in the restaurant as there are so many places to eat in York, however we would would be tempted to try this when we visit again. With our room we got access to the spa included (this is not included with standard rooms) we visited early evening, the spa was lovely, clean and relaxing and the staff were really friendly. Checkout was really easy and they held our bags while we made the most of our second day. We have both said that this is perhaps the best hotel we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot over the years and we look forward to coming back.
My husband booked a night as a treat for my birthday, the classic rooms are advertised as having sunken baths, so when we arrived at our room we were surprised to find a very normal looking bath. We thought we had been given the wrong room so my husband went and spoke to the manager who explained we were in the right room and that was as sunken as it gets!
He moved us to a executive room in the older part of the hotel but this was freezing cold, the curtains were blowing away from the window (they were closed) and the heating didn't work.
We were then moved back to a classic room with the promise of a bottle of prosecco to say sorry for the inconvenience.
We never received it.
We ate in the restaurant and it was lovely, all of the staff were friendly and helpful it's a shame about the problems we had as we had both been looking forward to our night away and this spoiled it.