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The Principal York

Rooms & Amenities

Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones. The majority of the rooms are in the main house, and the grandest of them look out across the gardens to York Minster in the distance.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shower only
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service (24 hours)


Refectory Kitchen & Terrace
At the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, the best ingredients from York and the surrounding countryside are selected and utilized to produce traditional British classics. Just next to York Station, guests can choose to dine in the modern, light-flooded dining room or on the outdoor terrace.

Chapter House
Opposite York Station, Chapter House serves wines, craft beers and classic cocktails, along with a bar menu that highlights local produce.

The Garden Room
Boasting sweeping views across manicured lawns all the way to York Minster, The Garden Room is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. Tea is sourced from Rare Tea Company, who supply the world's best tea direct from farmers and their tea gardens.