York places to stay
Clementine's Town House
BEST FOR: Couples looking for a romantic getaway
ADDRESS: 4-5 St Peter’s Grove, York, YO30 6AQ
The owners of this new property in the quiet suburb of Clifton say that a stay here is a blend of “Parisian chic with Yorkshire Victorian heritage”. We can see what they mean: the 28 bedrooms are individuallystyled, and some come with a four-poster bed.
No. 1 By Townhouse
BEST FOR: Cosy couples’ hideaway
ADDRESS: 1 Clifton, York, YO30 6AA
This hotel sits next to the grounds of St Peter’s School, whose most famous pupil was Guy Fawkes. It’s seriously stylish inside, erring on playfulness, with violins, locally-sourced artwork and antiques lining the walls and corridors.
Grays Court Hotel
BEST FOR: History lovers
ADDRESS: Chapter House St, York, YO1 7JH
“Well hidden” is certainly an apt description for this hotel, tucked in a quiet courtyard off a narrow, cobbled lane in the shadow of the Minster. Parts of it date back to the 11th century and you can certainly feel the history.
BEST FOR: Groups of family or friends
ADDRESS: 51 St Denys Road, York, YO1 9QD
This former hotel is now a swish selfcatering, dog-friendly townhouse for eight people in four bedrooms, a five-minute stroll from the centre of town. On sunny summer evenings, you can meet for drinks in the garden, and there’s even an outdoor bathtub for a post-sightseeing soak.
BEST FOR: Anyone wanting a touch of luxury
ADDRESS: Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD
Yorkshire’s only AA 5-star hotel, The Grand, opened in 1906 as the London and North Eastern Railway headquarters. Now it’s an opulent hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from York station, with a basement spa.