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Hotel recommendations in YORK needed please

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plonker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:40:21

I plan on taking dh to York races in October for his birthday.

Can anyone recommend any good hotels in York that are near to the racecourse and/or the City Centre (sorry, I have no idea of the geography of the area).

Recommendations would be much appreciated, TIA smile

hmc Fri 31-Jul-09 23:46:14

The Marriot hotel in York overlooks the race course - you could not be closer.

It's a 4 star - but a good one.

I have stayed there. Whether you rate it or not depends upon your expectations.

I generally stay in nice hotels (Lanesborough, The Savoy etc) so I find the food at the Marriot fine but nothing special, the rooms clean comfortable and presentable (but not oppulent) and the staff helpful

plonker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:47:22

Oooh sounds perfect!!

Will go check it out now ...

Thanks smile

Northernlurker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:47:38

I live in York so no idea what the hotels are actually like but this overlooks the racecourse.

this is in the city centre short taxi ride to the racecourse

this is half way between the two

Hth

hmc Fri 31-Jul-09 23:51:46

The Hotel du Vin which Northern mentions is walking distance so definitely worth considering - I haven't stayed there so can't comment, but from my knowledge of the brand elsewhere it should be a decent hotel.

I imagine either the Marriott or the Hotel du Vin would be appropriate depending upon availability.

plonker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:53:46

No available rooms for the requested dates sad

Any other recommendations? <hopeful>

plonker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:54:40

Ooops x-posted. My reply was re the Marriot. Will check out the others ...thanks smile

plonker Fri 31-Jul-09 23:59:22

Blimey - those two are both unavailable too shock sad sad

Northernlurker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:07:13

Oh dear - races are popular dates.

There is the Royal York at the station, the Judges Lodgings in the city centre (just down from the Minster) or there's a small place near the Minster called 4, High Petergate - it's on the same website as the Dean Court.

Northernlurker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:08:52

this is outside of York but the right side for race days

Northernlurker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:09:44

this is the wrong side of town for the races but is in a lovely spot and the food is great

Northernlurker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:11:03

this is five minutes from the minster

plonker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:20:54

No rooms at the Royal York.
None at The Parsonage.

Will email the Durham Ox, can't check availablity on-line.

...looks like their may be vacancies at the Grange, yay!

I had no idea that I needed to book so early!! What an idiot I am!

plonker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:28:53

Have emailed Judges Parsons, but am stuggling to find 4 High Petergate??

plonker Sat 01-Aug-09 00:29:42

Thank you so much for your help. It is very much appreciated.

Northernlurker Sat 01-Aug-09 10:15:52

this is 4 high petergate

Good luck - sounds like you may be ok - phew!

plonker Sat 01-Aug-09 16:34:46

Am sorted Northernlurker!! Yay!

Thanks to both you and hmc for all your help smile

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