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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I've known this hotel for more than twenty years. Parts of its decor are feeling faded; but the service is fresh and energising. Andy - the new night service guy - gave me brilliant, attentive service. So did the team at breakfast.
This is a hotel which, if you're staying in York as a tourist, is ideal - well-placed, smart, attractive.
I had a lovely brief stay - chiefly thanks to a very impressive team of staff.
Lovely 4 star hotel, only 10 minutes walk to York city walls. Fantastic breakfast lots of choice and staff very welcoming and hospitable. Comfy, clean room and modern bathroom with The White Company toiletries. We will definitely be returning to this little gem. Would highly recommend.
Stayed for a couple of days with friends here and found the hotel to absolutely brilliant. The room we had was on the ground floor near to reception and couldn't have been better. The bathroom even has a heated mirror so that when you have a shower there is a square of mirror that doesn't steam over.The breakfast was excellent with really excellent quality food and well presented.
All the staff were so helpful and a special mention must be made about the chambermaid who cleaned our room to perfection. Seldom do they take any credit but I feel that during this really hot spell she should be given a very big pat on the back for her attention to detail.
Thank you for such a great stay.
're room was lively...heated floor in bathroom. The restaurant was a bit dear so we ate out, but really comfy and reasonable prices room. Lots of local attractions, very well located for these. Near bus tour stop to enjoy seeing York and all it's attractions
We have stayed in many hotels in this great city - from The Grand to The Judges Court and lots in between - all great in their own way. So when we couldn’t be accommodated in The Grand for a business conference we were hosting (a known entity) we were bowled over by this very pleasant alternative, a small privately owned hotel which, frankly was wonderful in its own quirky way. Upgrade your room and you ought to be blown away whether staying for business or pleasure. The Ivy Brasserie in the cellar bar/restaurant has a small but very fresh menu - very nice, with live jazz on Friday nights and the library and drawing room on the first floor (where we had the conference) has to be one of the nicest rooms in York. Really good value for money overall. The small car park is a consequence of this being a city hotel but we’ll be back to this gem of a place.