The Grange Hotel York
What We Love
- Stay in a 19th century boutique hotel in central York, including breakfast and dinnerThe breakfast and three-course dinner, both complimentary
- Attending afternoon tea at Bettys – a must
- The quiet location, even with the city center just a 10-minute walk
What To Know
- The 1830 hotel has a warm ambience, with antique paintings and a wood-burning fireplace
- It's an easy stroll to the medieval city walls and York's historic center
- Dine on a slab of tender steak at the brasserie in the hotel's brick cellar
When you’re visiting a city as historic and beautiful as York, you need somewhere to stay that fits the tone – no minimalist box will cut it here. You need ivy tangling its way up the heavy stone walled exterior, roaring fireplaces, dramatic high ceilings and gold-framed portraits to survey the grandeur of the room. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the luxurious Grange Hotel.
Just half a mile and a 10-minute walk from the city center, The Grange Hotel is a Grade II listed building, built in 1830. Solid and imposing from the outside and filled with luxe boutique Regency design inside, it’s a heavenly base for a trip to York. The grand lounges offer a cozy spot for a post-shopping chill out and dining here is a feast of good old British home-cooking in The Ivy Brasserie.
Using the hotel as a glamorous base, you’ll be able to explore the sights of York, from the numerous high-end designer shops, independent boutiques and excellent drinking and dining options to the narrow cobbled streets of The Shambles, the pretty Museum Gardens, afternoon tea at Bettys (a must-do!) and the majestic York Minster cathedral.
How to Get There
Arrived in York on a rainy day but our spirits were not dampened - even when wet, York is beautiful.
We had booked our overnight stay with Travelzoo on a Bed, Breakfast and 3-course Evening Meal deal.
We had pre-booked parking as knew onsite parking was limited having attended a friend's wedding reception some years before.
We arrived mid-day wanting to explore York, apologised for arriving so early and checking we were ok to leave the car. The lovely receptionist surprised us saying 'I will check to see if your room is ready' and promptly handed over our keys - Great start to our break away :-)
We returned to The Grange worn out and with sore feet but happy in time to freshen up in the immaculate bathroom facilities in our lovely room ready for dinner in The Ivy, a beautiful contemporary setting for a romantic meal - food and wine was delicious.
During our stay all members of staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome (with fresh milk and delivery of morning paper).
Breakfast was a great start to another day in York - a birthday to remember - thank you The Grange....we will be recommending you!!
Stayed here for one night on a Travelzoo deal that included a 3 course evening meal and breakfast.
Arrived just after noon with a view to simply dropping our luggage off and finding out where to park the car given parking on site is very limited.
To our surprise we were advised we could check in straight away as the room (Room 38) was ready.
Very nice room with a huge bed although we did find it too warm.
Food in the Brasserie was excellent although as with most 2 rosette restaurants the quantity was not the top priority.
Hotel is only a short walk from the town centre and the only downside is that parking is a 5 minute walk away and costs £10 a night although that seems to be the norm for most hotels in York
Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.
Overall a great stay and with the Travelzoo deal great value for money. Would definitely recommend.
This is our fourth stay at The Grange Hotel and it has to be said that it is fast becoming the "go-to place" whenever we find ourselves in York.
We stayed in a delightfully decorated "Georgean" room with time with an immaculate bathroom. (Room 10).
Once again we enjoyed excellent dining in "The Vaults" restaurant, both dinner and breakfast fine dining experiences.
I am conscious of the fact that I am running out of superlatives to describe this establishment . . . . Suffice to say highly recommended