The Principal York

York Luxury Hotel
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ChainPrincipal Hotel Company
Principal Hotels
Total Meeting Space1,200 sq. m
Guest Rooms155

The Principal York

York Luxury Hotel
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AA Hotel Services


Shortlisted Visit York Awards 2016 - Hotel of the Year, Conference Venue of the Year and Restaurant of the Year CHS Awards 2016 - Best Re-launch/Refurbishment and Best Bedroom Classical


Room Features and Guest Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Service
  • View (Garden)


  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Outside Caterers Allowed
  • Pet Friendly
  • Space (Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities
  • Business Center
  • Video Conference
  • VIP Services

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa or Salon
  • Whirlpool

Venue Accessible By

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance Floor
  • Portable Heaters
  • Staging Area

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space1,200 sq. m
Meeting Rooms11
Largest Room96 sq. m
Second Largest Room85 sq. m
Space (Private)Available

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms155
Singles (1 Bed)3




Local Attractions

York Minster

Historical Landmark
5 minutes away
York Minster is one of the great cathedrals of the world. We invite you to enjoy its vast spaces, filled with music and revealing the human imagination at work on glass, stone, and other fabrics. Whatever your faith and culture, you are welcome here, to see for yourself the life of a centre of Christian belief. York Minster is loved not only by people in the United Kingdom and Yorkshire, but by countless people across the globe. We hope you will be among them. Keith Jones, Dean of York
Treasurers House
Minster Yard
York, GB YO1 7HH

Jorvik Viking Centre

10 minutes away
The remains of 1,000 year old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken from the excavations are explored and Viking-age timbers are brought before your eyes. New audio and video displays help you to investigate all of the information gathered from the 5-year long dig at Coppergate and piece together the jigsaw of where the Vikings came from, why they came here and how they lived and died. At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood 1,000 years ago. These incredible findings enabled them to build the JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that enabled you to experience life in Viking-Age York. As you travel around the Viking-age city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art time capsules you will encounter the old-Norse speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards, experience a blast of smoke from blacksmith's furnace and enjoy the smell of home-cooked stew inside the home of our amber worker
15 - 17 Coppergate Walk
York, GB YO1 9WT

York Dungeon

15 minutes away
The York Dungeon invites you to delve into the city's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times…are you brave enough to face 60 minutes of York's dark past? New for 2011 - Gladiators of York Cower in a world of dust and blood as you are hurled into the human horror circus of the Gladiator arena. Now you must decide, fight to your glorious death or perish in pathetic defeat in the jaws of the beast or at the end of your combatant's blade. Will you survive . . .?
12 Clifford Street
York, GB YO1 9RD

York Castle Museum

10 minutes away
Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum - one of Europe's top museums, with authentic streets and a whole lot more… Take a tantalising trip through time as you step into the world famous recreated street - Kirkgate. Experience the sights and sounds of Victorian Britain and discover a whole lot more in this amazing museum of everyday life famous for its collections of costumes, textiles, military and social history. Special Exhibition - York Castle Prison ROGUES. THIEVES. KILLERS. DEBTORS. REVOLUTIONARIES. Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our latest exhibition. Experience a brutal and crooked prison system - and meet our most notorious inmate: the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin!
The Eye of York
York, GB YO1 9RY

National Railway Museum

3 minutes away
Discover over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse, or let off steam in the outdoor play area.
Leeman Road
York, GB YO26 4XJ

Distance from Airport

  • 43.13 km from Venue


  • Paid Parking£5.00 / day
  • Valet Parking
  • Bus Parking


The Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, opened to guests on 1st November 2016, just outside the Roman walls that enclose the heart of one of the country’s most historic cities. The hotel has been sensitively restored by Goddard Littlefair to create a hotel that combines historic architectural detail with all the comforts of the modern day. Originally The Station Hotel, The Principal York opened on its current site in 1878 and features an impressive Italianate façade of Scarborough brick and Tadcaster stone. Situated adjacent to York station, The Principal York can be accessed straight from the platform as well as by a short driveway to the front of the building. The hotel, once a stopover for Queen Victoria en route to Balmoral Castle, can now be reached in less than two hours by train from London’s King’s Cross Station. The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, the hotel’s restaurant, is housed in a conservatory-style dining room, and uses regional ingredients such as salt aged rib beef and Harrogate blue cheese. Adjacent to the restaurant, the lively Chapter House Bar serves craft beers and cocktails including a wide variety of local gins and York Brewery beers. The Principal York’s elegant Garden Room, next to the main lobby and its sweeping grand staircase, is where guests can enjoy traditional British afternoon tea whilst looking out across manicured lawns to York Minster in the distance. The guest bedrooms and suites, each decorated in a muted soft cream palette, feature polished marble bathrooms with freestanding sinks, large walk-in showers and Victorian roll-top baths by Villeroy & Boch. Accommodation at the front of the main building boasts uninterrupted views of the gothic York Minster towers, with generous double-height sash windows opening onto three acres of manicured gardens and a secluded water fountain. Quirky homely touches for guests of the hotel include the in-room Tuck Box, with complimentary fresh coffee, tea, crisps and biscuits, which can be restocked at the Corner Shop in the downstairs Lobby, located in a trunk-style leather armoire. A paean to Victorian grandeur, architectural features that have been restored include the cantilevered ironwork stairwell that sweeps down into the lobby lounge. There are nods to the city’s rich history throughout the hotel, including antique-style cartography hanging on the walls, which maps out York’s bygone era as a Viking and Roman capital. With a purpose built events centre, The Principal York offers ten meeting and event spaces as well as a gym and indoor pool.

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