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Best Western Plus Dean Court, York

Best Western Plus Dean Court

It would be hard to rival the location or history of the Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel. Originally built in 1865 to house the clergy of the Minster, the hotel is just across the street from the 13th-century York Minster, and is within moments of York’s major attractions.

Guests receive a friendly welcome and the warm atmosphere is carried through to the contemporary guest rooms and award-winning restaurants. The hotel serves a varied menu, based around seasonal produce, and is very accommodating to guests’ requests. The hotel also places a unique Yorkshire twist on the traditional afternoon tea experience with their Tea by Gum! concept.

Our rating: Medium

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All individually decorated guest rooms at the Best Western Plus Dean Court have been designed with care and come equipped with free Wi-Fi, a TV, safe, hospitality tray and an umbrella. The stylish guest bathrooms are also stocked with comfy bathrobes. The hotel offers a plethora of room types to suit a variety of needs. Family rooms can accommodate up to three children and the spacious suites offer views of the York Minster, a comfortable seating area and a mini fridge.


Positioned in the heart of York, the Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel is opposite the stunning 13th-century York Minster and within a five-minute walk of the Shambles, a cobbled, medieval street lined with pubs and shops. Ample attractions, museums and restaurants are just moments away.

Food and drink

The hotel’s restaurant offers award-winning cuisine and unmatched views of York Minster. The restaurant’s meals include an exceptional selection of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, all made with fresh, local produce and paired with an extensive wine list.

For a more relaxed atmosphere The Court Cafe serves a wide range of light meals and afternoon tea.

The hotel also offers 24-hour room service.  


The Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel has family rooms that can accommodate up to five. The property also provides families with a variety of toys, games, puzzles, DVDs and child essentials, such as changing mats and children’s cutlery. Furthermore, both the restaurant and The Court Cafe welcome children and offer child-friendly menus. Highchairs are also available.


The Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel has one accessible room on the second floor with elevator access. This is equipped with a spacious bathroom that has been carefully designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility. The bathroom has grab rails and accessible light controls, an adjustable toilet seat and a shower with a fixed seat and removable shower head. 

Our opinion

One of the best located hotels in York, the Best Western Dean Court is a great option for those wanting to be within close proximity to the city’s cobbled lanes, shops and restaurants.

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