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Overview of Principal York

Principal York

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near York National Railway Museum

8.2/10 Very good

984 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
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Station Road, York, England, YO24 1AA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of York
  • York National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • National Railway Museum - 8 min walk
  • Yorkshire Museum Gardens - 8 min walk
  • York Minster - 10 min walk
  • York Grand Opera House - 11 min walk
  • York Dungeon - 11 min walk
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 12 min walk
  • Shambles - 13 min walk
  • York St. John University - 13 min walk
  • Clifford's Tower - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 42 min drive
  • York Station - 1 min walk
  • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 1 min walk
  • Poppleton Station - 13 min drive

About this property

Principal York

When you stay at Principal York, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of York Minster and National Railway Museum. You can indulge in facials or mani/pedis, and Refectory serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a health club are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say great things about the central location and comfortable guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 155 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 15.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1870
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Refectory - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.
Chapter House - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from December 23 to December 26:
  • Dining venue

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 15.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.6/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.6/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Ali, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Room was adequate but would have preferred temperature regulation. It was rather warm. Breakfast was okay. Bed was fine, I received a wet room bathroom for some reason.
Rachelle, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Geoffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ben, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeanne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I had messaged the hotel to request a room with a nice view.
Hazel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ewen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant stay - very warm room, no a/c yet
Delighted to learn we were upgraded upon checking in, rather than asked to climb 2 extra flights of stairs - 4th and 5th floor not accessible by elavator. Suite was very nice if just a tad small and in a very warm wing of the hotel. An exellent dyson fan was provided when we called the front desk, which really was a great save - as we were genuinely considering checking out early due to the claustrophobic heat. Consequently we had a much more comfortable nights sleep. We also had a very decent breakfast in the morning.
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 2-night trip
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