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.
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Visited The Grange to celebrate our small wedding, relaxed atmosphere and decor looks great in the photos, drink and food was perfect and I’m gluten free and could not have asked for more. Will definitely be returning. Only a couple of photos as enjoying ourselves too much. Thank You! X
Stayed recently probably won’t return as much better quality and value hotels in York. Marketing itself is an upmarket hotel and it’s not. Bedroom clean and comfortable bed but bathroom sad and needs updating. Peeling paint , mouldy seals.
Staff pleasant and did say in middle of refurb but this hotel was not worth the rate we paid.
Good breakfast though.
We have just spent a night here as it was a birthday present for my husband from our daughter and son in law. We had a ground floor room which was very big. The evening meal was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. For breakfast we both had poached eggs on toast. When it arrived we got two tiny triangles of toast and an egg which had been poached in vinegar. It tasted awful. That aside the hotel was great. It says the hotel is less than 10 minutes walk to the city centre. For us it took a bit longer. Cannot fault the service that the staff gave it was second to none.
Having stayed at other hotels this year this one shone out. Stayed two nights and felt I was a guest in a nice country house with modern facilities.Staff were helpful, cocktails in drawing room a treat and beautifully presented and cooked breakfast. It's only walking distance to the lovely city of York so great location too. Have stayed in a few other York hotels over the years, this is best value all round.
This hotel has comfort,character and style in a period property.Particularly liked the Drawing Room.There is parking on site which cannot always be guaranteed in York.Only experience of food was lunch which was good.Service was good.So - why not 5 stars ?! well it was not a clever idea to site a lift next to the room .Rooms 2,6 and 26 (I think) are right next to the lift shaft.And not sure that putting a bar in the formerly small/cosy lounge was advisable.Would certainly go again .... but not in the aforementioned rooms .... and,I believe there is an annex which .... like all annexes .... is probably best avoided.