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York hotel suggestions(10 Posts)
I am trying to organise a family get together, late September, in York for my father's 80th birthday. He wants to visit the Railway Museum, Minster etc. My mum would just like to spend time with the family and perhaps have afternoon tea.
My criteria are: accessible room with walk in shower, plus sitting space for 80 year old parents. 2 double rooms for myself and DH, plus my sister and her partner. 1 single/small double for 21 year old son. Ideally the hotel should have attractive public rooms - my mum likes to sit and chat but not in a bar type environment, and if possible lovely gardens to sit out in if the weather is good or to sit inside and look out at.
Ideally we would be in York, but happy to consider country house type hotels in the surrounding area.
We will eat out some of the time and eat in. Parents are not adventurous eaters, so ideally the hotel restaurant should serve some fairly traditional type meals, but my daughter who will be joining us as well is Vegan.
So far, the only places that seem to fit the bill and have good reviews on Trip Advisor are The Grand and The Principal, but these are quite pricey. I wondered about The Marriott near the racecourse, but reviews are saying it is scruffy -does anyone have recent experience. Also wondered about the Churchill.
Does anyone have any other suggestions (The Parisi which is a B & B looked ideal but they will not take bookings for more than 4 people in one party)
I'd suggest The Grange Hotel, which is just 10 minutes walk from The Minster. It's a lovely hotel with elegant bedrooms. There's a library and drawing room for relaxing.
The restaurant is situated on the lower level of the hotel and can be accessed from inside the hotel via a flight of stairs or the lift.The Junior Suite has a wet room shower and is on the ground floor with level access. The menu is very traditional. Discounts for some of York's attractions are available for guests www.grangehotel.co.uk/location/exploring-york
Dean Court would be worth a look. It's directly opposite the minster.
I would have a look at the Churchill it’s beautiful
Thank you for all the suggestions so far, keep them coming!
For afternoon tea I would recommend the Countess of York at the Railway museum. Much better than Betty’s. Grays Court Hotel has a lovely garden but I have not stayed there.
Thank you for the tip about tea at the Railway Museum - might be a good way to persuade my mum to come along there.
Any other suggestions for eating out, as well as hotels, also welcomed
We always stay at the Churchill, it's about a 10 minute walk from the Minster and has parking. We've only ever booked the bigger rooms in the main house and I'm not sure if there's a lift, there is a newish extension which I'd assume has more accessible rooms.
The food at the Churchill is amazing, I also like Rustique and Cote Brasserie.
The Gray's Court Hotel and tea rooms is gorgeous, just inside the city walls and has beautiful grounds in which they serve the teas when the weather is good. I think doubles were about £150 a night if you go out of the summer holidays.
The hotel du Vin is also good, and has lots of modern ground floor rooms, but is a little way out of town (though close to the railway museum).