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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A chic five-star York hotel with a luxe spa and gourmet and three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant – breakfast included


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

The Grand Hotel & Spa
Station Rise
York, YO1 6GD United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 4907 Reviews
Birthday Weekend away
Reviewed 18 hours ago

Overall a great stay, amazing suite and friendly staff. A big 10/10 for Ivan on reception he's a credit to the hotel so friendly, happy and genuine. I would have popped him in my suitcase and happily brought him home !! breath of fresh air. Also Happily in the lounge was very accommodating and always had a smile on her face, very customer orientated.

Excellent experience
Reviewed 1 day ago

Staff / Spa and restaurant excellent in every way
The Spa experience and Afternoon Tea amazing value and good standard of food choice. The standard of service from the staff was exceptional.
The location was perfect for a day in York.

A little disappointed
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed at the grand on good Friday for a long awaited couple break. We booked an executive room. We were taken to our room (number 10) and I have to say I was a little disappointed, the room itself was large and spacious but it was most certainly not a 5 star executive room,it just looked very tired and scruffy. There were stains all over the carpet and the bathroom just looked dated. I was really expecting the wow factor and had been looking forward to a little luxury, also the coffee facilities did not work so we couldn’t even enjoy that.

The breakfast was really lovely and excellent quality meat and lots of choice and the staff in the restaurant were very attentive.

The staff were all lovely and were very welcoming but unfortunately I wouldn’t return there. The principal hotel by far outweighs the grand for that real 5* experience which is a shame because it could have been so much better.

Easter break
Reviewed 1 day ago

Just returned from 2 nights at the Grand.

From first greeting we knew we made the right choice. The IT system had a glitch and we were asked to go into an office area and checked in. A slight delay but nothing I'd complain about.
Got to our room in the new part and it was large and very high spec without being pretentious.
Within mins a knock at the door and 2 glasses of champagne, the good stuff.. for the delay. Nice touch.
Spa was ok, clean etc. Due to the building age and being listed etc there are limitations what can be achieved. Not the best I have been in but more than adequate.
Steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, pool and some treatment rooms/areas.
Staff again spot on.
Breakfast was very good quality and the staff properly trained as youd hope for a 5 star hotel, but dont always see!
We had a small issue on last day at breakfast and we brought it to the attention of the duty manager who resolved the issue quickly and professionally.
Overall we loved our stay here and will come back soon.
I think the Spa is £15 for access for guests and compared to some other 5 star hotels is half the price, if it was £30 I'd be dissatisfied but I think it's fair.
Great hotel, location and staff fantastic without being patronising or snobby!
Thanks to all staff.

Wonderful hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

What an outstanding hotel, clean and well kept. The staff was so kind and friendly nothing was a problem... well apart from NO disabled parking. You could get secure parking for £30 a night but thats a lot of money for us. Bit disappointing for my partner we had to go and find parking and then he had a long walk back to the hotel which is no problem for someone who doesn’t have disabilities........
The Rise was lovely the staff very friendly the waiters were so polite. The hotel is also situated near the train station and a short walk into York. The room was spacious clean and lovely toiletries. Check in and out was smooth wonderful stay.