The historic Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel, located in the heart of York, offers award-winning cuisine and views of the Gothic 13th-century York Minster. Inside, the hotel has a friendly ambience and contemporary, comfortable guest rooms with modern conveniences.
The Grange Hotel
The ivy-covered Grange Hotel occupies two Regency townhouses that date back to 1829. Well located just outside York’s medieval city walls, it provides a good base for exploring the city. The interior of the hotel has the feeling of a guesthouse, with furnishings such as vintage armchairs and portraits on the walls. Exuding a traditional English feel, the guest rooms are spacious and decorated in pastel shades.
The Grange has great options for dining, including the award-winning Ivy Brasserie in the hotel’s vaulted cellar, which serves classic cuisine with a French influence. Traditional afternoon tea is offered among relaxing surroundings in the Morning Room.
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With their dark or pastel hues and traditional English feel, the rooms at The Grange Hotel have the comfortable, home-like atmosphere of those in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. Each room has an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. There are six types of room, the Premier rooms upward being the most spacious, some with separate walk-in showers. The suite has a separate living room.
The hotel is easily accessible by car and in an ideal position for exploring the city on foot. From the hotel, it’s a 10-minute walk to York Minster, and a 15-minute walk to the National Railway Museum.
Food and drink
Located in the vaulted cellar of the hotel, the two AA rosette-awarded Ivy Brasserie serves classic, French-influenced cuisine. The brasserie’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all feature locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible. On selected Friday evenings you can listen to live music while you dine. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the hotel’s Morning Room.
A quiet and well-located property that puts guests at ease with its relaxed, home-like atmosphere.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa is an upscale country house hotel offering fantastic service. Its rural location and old-world atmosphere is reflected in its classical decor, traditional portraits and genteel charm.
The former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company, The Grand Hotel & Spa with its exceptional service, award-winning restaurant and first-class spa continues to offer a glamorous and luxurious experience once only associated with train travel.
Well-located just steps from the train station, The Principal York is a grand hotel with an old world charm that is skilfully combined with chic, contemporary decor and all modern comforts.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Discover the pivotal role that York has played in English history over the past 2,000 years. Your private guide will lead a walking tour to visit the city’s gates, walls and medieval churches, as well as the tiny, crooked alleys called snickleways.
Take a private guided driving tour of the windswept North York Moors. Visit the house and gardens of the stately Castle Howard, continue on to the pretty market town of Helmsley, and end at the haunting ruins of nearby Rievaulx Abbey.