The Grand York
Once the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company, The Grand York has been exquisitely updated to deliver a chic, contemporary, and luxurious experience suffused with the timeless qualities of the 20th century. Its enchanting Edwardian brick façade of this impressive heritage building fronts a sumptuous subterranean spa with pool and sauna; smart, spacious guestrooms; splendid fine dining with a local twist; and a bar that pays homage to Old World décor. As Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, a stay here is as exclusive as it is memorable.
- Book one of 207 stylish guestrooms and suites, with marble tubs and Molton Brown toiletries
- Enjoy locally-sourced, AA 3 Rosette cuisine in Hudsons by Craig Atchison
- Unwind in style with a mindful massage or detox wrap by ESPA in The Spa
- Work out at the state-of-the-art gym and cool off in the indoor pool
- Plan the perfect event in one of seven dedicated meeting spaces pairing modern technology with historic charm
- Indulge in the hotel’s famous afternoon tea — served with Champagne, Prosecco, or gin and tonic
- Order a drink and sink into an armchair in the intimate 1906 Bar, named after the date when the original building was constructed during the “golden age of travel”
With its central location inside York’s medieval walls, the hotel places you at the heart of historic York, one of Britain’s most picturesque cities. Walk the cobbled streets to explore historical attractions, boutique shops, eclectic restaurants and bars, cozy cafes, and many hidden treasures.
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The 207 spacious, sophisticated guestrooms and suites have contemporary elegant furniture in neutral tones enlivened by colorful accessories. In classic rooms, Egyptian cotton linen, sunken marble tubs, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers create a cocoon of luxury, while in executive rooms, extra space and complimentary spa access deliver deluxe enhancements. The more opulent suites add the free use of the spa plus access to the stylish White Rose Lounge, a peaceful, sumptuous haven ideal for work or relaxation.
All guestrooms feature a turndown service, 24-hour room service, and an “Evening Out” pressing and shoe-shining service between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
With two restaurants, including the AA 3 Rosette Hudsons By Craig Atchinson, and a plush bar with a nod to the past, The Grand York will tantalize your taste buds from morning breakfast until nightcap.
Hudsons by Craig Atchinson – Modern British cuisine gets a Yorkshire twist as Chef Craig Atchinson lets his creativity run free with produce grown, caught, and bred in the surrounding areas. Opt for the five- or nine-course set menu and you’ll taste North Atlantic stone bass with langoustine or glazed beef cheek — not to mention famous Yorkshire rhubarb.
The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar – Head to this sociable spot with an open kitchen at breakfast for classic buffet choices and regional à la carte options including Whitby kippers. It’s an all-day venue, with light lunches and tempting three-course dinners, plus the heated garden terrace means eating alfresco is feasible year-round — a rarity in Yorkshire. There’s a junior menu for main meals, as well as a mini-version of the indulgent afternoon tea.
1906 Bar – Velvet, leather, and marble make a plush backdrop to generous measures from the extensive whiskey collection, classic cocktails, local ales, and wines by the glass. Enjoy!
Live the “sweet life” at this pampering oasis in the heart of the city. Make time for a lavish version of afternoon tea — alongside the classic version, available with Champagne, there is a Hendrick’s Gin Tipsy G & Tea, a fantastical Mad Hatter’s version of the English pastime. The ESPA-branded Spa, housed in the atmospheric former vaults, has a swimming pool, whirlpool, and steam room, plus a range of treatments from facials to options specifically for men or mothers-to-be. The gym, which has state-of-the-art Cybex equipment, can offer personal training sessions.
Just outside the hotel doors wait the delights of historic York, with its narrow streets surrounded by medieval walls. Gothic York Minster is a striking beauty, and to bring the city’s past — both ancient and more modern — to life, visit both the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum.
The Grand Hotel & Spa
The Grand York has one of the best locations in York, England, less than a five-minute walk from York Station, and just 10 minutes to the Minster and main shopping streets. The medieval walls and the River Ouse are also nearby.
Leeds Bradford Airport is 30 mi / 48 km away.
York Station is a four-minute walk from the hotel, with direct connections to London King's Cross Station. The concierge team can organize a meet and greet team at York Station.
Offsite valet parking is available.