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Minster Hotel

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60 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ England
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#42 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
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Drive in, park your car in our secure car park, check in and you are now in the ideal place to enjoy your stay in York. With the very best of the warmth and 'Olde Worlde' charm of the Victorian era complimented by extensive modern facilities and inviting bar you will find yourself cocooned from the world for as long as you wish to stay. Free WIFI is provided in all bedrooms. When you wish to explore out you are just a two-minute stroll away from the majestic York Minster and all of the history and beauty of the walled city of York. Car parking is available on a first come first served basis and will incur an additional fee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Desk
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Karen C wrote a review Today
Morpeth196 contributions170 helpful votes
....so you're not expecting luxury. The room we were given (14) was big, with a big bathroom too. Really nice to have a big, deep bath and there was plenty of hot water. But it was dated with some quite odd furniture, no drawers at all. The TV was very small indeed and the remote had the batteries held in with copious amounts of sellotape because the back was missing. Not something we'd ever complain about because we got the tv working, but really this is just cheap and shoddy. Plenty of coffee etc provided and there was a bag left outside our door the next morning with refills. Very saddening to see that they're still using single use plastic (throwaway plastic cups in the bathroom). There's 55 stairs to this room and no lift. The last stretch is steep. This wasn't a problem for us, but I imagine some people would really struggle. The lights on the stairs are on a timer so we were plunged into darkness as we were trying to open the door to the room. Again, we were fine, but some would find this difficult. The room is at the front and, as it's on a very busy road, one of the main roads in, there's constant traffic noise. This goes on throughout the night too. There's roadworks at the minute, adding to the noise, They start early. There's also noise from people coming past on their way back from their nights out and not minding who knows it. My husband slept like a baby, but I got no sleep at all the first night so it depends on your tolerance. This isn't something the hotel has any control over, just something to bear in mind depending on how easily you can sleep. However, the proximity to the centre is a selling point as it's a very short walk into the main centre of York. Every member of staff we encountered was pleasant and friendly - they've been here from between 2 to 25 years, so the management are doing something right. The breakfast staff in particular were very good. The breakfast is pretty good. It's served from 7.30am to 10am and there's a good number of tables. The room is large but quite dark. There's a central buffet with a good range - fruits, yogurts, cheeses and ham, cereals and pastries etc. There's a good selection of cooked food too, with vegetarian options such as beans on toast, boiled eggs with soldiers etc. The Better Half had bacon sandwiches both days - they looked excellent and I'm advised they were exactly as a bacon sandwich should be - white bread and generous amounts of really nicely cooked back bacon. The hotel has a hygiene rating of 5. The car park is very welcome. It's not free, it's included in the price of your stay. It's secure - gated with CCTV. Be aware however, that there aren't enough spaces to cover every room and this is made worse by selfish parking - people who feel it's ok to park over two spaces. We arrived at approx 11am and got the last space, but it was tight, At least 4 cars near us were blocked in because two cars were parked across their back ends, making it impossible for them to reverse out. I don't know what happens in these situations if you want to leave but are blocked in or if you can't park but parking is included in your room charge. However, it's great just to even get parking this close to the centre and to have the security too. They are fine with you parking even if you arrive early and your room isn't ready, and you can also leave it there for an extra two hours after checking out time, which is good of them. It cost us £258 for two nights so it isn't cheap. We've stayed in better accommodation in York for less than this. We both felt it was a bit over priced. However, the pros outweighed the cons.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Lesdaw wrote a review 12 Oct
Prudhoe, United Kingdom296 contributions159 helpful votes
A lovely, clean, well situated hotel. First things first, it has to be said that the staff here are some of the friendliest, helpful and polite we have come across. Very nice people and an asset to The Minster. Secondly the rooms we had ( 2 rooms ) in our party were excellent, well fitted and spacious ( rooms 5 and 6 ). Great standard of cleanliness and nice and quiet also. Thirdly the brekkies were delicious. As much of a choice as you can think of is served up, from fruit to toasts, full English to cold meats and cheeses ( continental style ) Fourthly the location is excellent with a 5 minute walk to the city and Minster. Fifthly ( not sure if that is a word ha ha ) and the most importantly, it has a bar ! Very useful when you are meeting up with your fellow travellers. Sixthly......an on site car park is so handy and at only £5 per night is great value. A great stay was had here, we would definitely go back. Thanks to all of the staff particularly Stewart and the lovely receptionist I think was called Michelle.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Becky wrote a review 11 Oct
York, United Kingdom3 contributions
Booked into the Minster Hotel at the last minute as our house was being reburbished and were left with no hot water. The reception staff on booking and checking in were really pleasant and helpful. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was super comfortable. The breakfast was included (which seems to be rare these days) and we found it to be excellent. The range of food was huge with continental and juices available as well as a delicious full english with many options. One of the best hotel breakfasts we've had. All the waiting staff at breakfast were very attentive and helpful. Excellent hotel and value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Eric R wrote a review 9 Oct
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Lovely hotel have been here many times very friendly staff fantastic cooked breakfast there is a large on site carpark although we travelled by train on this occasion location is perfect 5 minute walk to town. Only negative point was the bed which requires a new mattress room 4.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue J wrote a review 3 Oct
38 contributions31 helpful votes
We visit York several times a year but this was our first visit to The Minster Hotel. We were not disappointed. We received a warm friendly welcome which continued throughout our stay. All the staff were lovely and professional and helpful. Our room was big and bright, spotlessly clean with a huge comfy bed and nice and quiet. A lovely big bathroom with a shower and a bath and large fluffy towels. Hand sanitiser was available in all public areas and dining room where social distancing was followed. Breakfast was very good and a great selection on the buffet table before indulging in a cooked breakfast. Not just a full English but a variety of different things. All presented freshly cooked and very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this hotel when visiting York, friendly and family run, much better than big chain hotels. We have already booked our visits for next year and will be there again in December, something to look forward to.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$67 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireYork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minster Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Minster Hotel?
Nearby attractions include York Minster (0.5 km), Locked In Games York (0.4 km), and Treasure Hunt York (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Minster Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Minster Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Minster Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minster Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe FeVa, The Sea Catcher, and Mannion & Co.
Are there any historical sites close to Minster Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (2.0 km), Holy Trinity Church (0.6 km), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.9 km).
Is Minster Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.