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A boutique hotel in the heart of York just a 10-minute walk from York Minster. The building is a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse with sash windows, high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase, and ivy around the door. Inside you’ll find pantries stocked full of treats, great restaurant food throughout the day, drinks from the bar and a spa centered on bespoke therapies. There’s 38 bedrooms, including three suites that are dotted around the building’s three floors. Each one has its quirks courtesy of the building’s heritage detailing. The rooms feature a flat-screen Smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities, an iron and hairdryer in the wardrobe. The spa sits down in the arches of the cellar. It’s a cocooning world of bespoke wellbeing experiences. There are five treatment rooms, including a room for two. And a soothing space for post-treatment relaxation. The Marmalade Lounge at No.1 is where the perfect afternoon tea is served. It combines savory and sweet treats that honor the noble tradition but brings playful flavors together to give it a twist for today. Pearly Cow is there for when something more substantial is needed. Pearly Cow is a new restaurant at 1, Clifton that is devoted to respecting what thrives nearby – the herds, breeds, crops, and catches that sum up the area’s flavor. The produce of land and sea we source is strictly the best – the wildest. Breakfast is light, hearty, or kick-starting with oysters and spiced-as-you-like bloody Marys. Lunch and dinner feature star ingredients in classics, interpretations, sharing dishes, and divine desserts. And kids have their own Pearly Calves menu. Afternoon tea is afternoon sea – a very fresh take on this timeless treat. And on Sundays, traditional roasts bring a beautiful close to the week A paid private car park is located on site. York Railway Station can be reached in 15 minutes on foot.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

No 1 by GuestHouse, York has been welcoming guests since Jun 12, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in York, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Private parking at the hotel


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Room Type
1 king bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Candy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Attention to detail, customer service, execution of service, customer experience, decor. Whomever conceived of this as a business model and has executed it to perfection deserves the highest praise.
  • Hartley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very cute rooms, staff was super-helpful, spa was lovely!
  • Robinson
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    property was lovely. the guest rooms we are in were a bit small but lovely appointed.
  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Thanks for a lovely stay …. And special thanks to the manager who personally took us to the train station when taxis were unavailable. Great location… artful rooms … and very attentive staff. Cheers!!
  • Sam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    friendly staff. beautiful building. top quality breakfast. free pantry. 😆 proximity to town Centre
  • Gerald
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent customer service and the premises and facilities were were exceptionally maintained. Staff were friendly and very accommodating.
  • Loeeeetta
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    -Very spacious bathroom with heated floors (on cold days). -Comfortable bed. -Accommodating staff. -Excellent breakfast and afternoon tea. -Has a spa and they offer good massages.
  • Robin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Guesthouse is quintessentially British and lovely! service is impeccable and would rate 5 stars!!
  • Susan
    Perfect location for walking! Very near one of the gates close to the Minster but away from the noise of pubs etc. We paid for the parking and it was worth every cent! The free pantry / snack bar was a nice touch as was the record player and...
  • Gareth
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The interior design and overall style of the hotel.
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Property questions and answers
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  • Looking to book for night of 7th ..would it be possible to bring my small king Charles cavalier? Very clean dog. Many thanks Jo

    Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at The Grange Hotel. Please note there is a £20.00 charge per dog for the duration of stay. The Grange Hotel a..
    Answered on 5 November 2019
  • Is secure parking available?

    We have cctv in our carpark area which is behind the hotel.
    Answered on 19 October 2019
  • Do the guest rooms have baths or showers? Aware the restaurant is closed when we are looking to stay, is breakfast still an option?

    Room have a mixture, if you let us know what you prefer we'll do our best to allocate the room for you. We have a breakfast box during the restaurant ..
    Answered on 30 January 2023
  • What size is an extra large double bed please?

    In all our room the beds are super king size.
    Answered on 9 August 2022
  • Morning, is there any availability in your spa on Sat 16th?

    Good afternoon, We have availability for treatments of 60 min at 1pm / 2:15pm / 3:30pm / 4:45pm I hope this information helps, please let us know if..
    Answered on 6 July 2022
  • Do stairs have handrails on both sides?

    we have elevators in the building. Handrails are on one side of the stairway
    Answered on 4 October 2020
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Pearly Cow
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience

Amenities of No 1 by GuestHouse, York
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs £20 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

No 1 by GuestHouse, York takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night
12 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£35 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted No 1 by GuestHouse, York accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The hotel offers a small on-site parking, please contact the property directly to reserve a parking space.

Please note that extra beds are only suitable for children, and cannot accommodate adults.

Small well behaved dogs are accepted.

Early check-in between 12:00 and 15:00 can be arranged with the property directly prior to arrival for an additional cost of GBP 15:00. Subject to availability.

Pearly Cow: Closed from Sun, Sep 10, 2023 until Sun, Sep 10, 2023

Pearly Cow: Closed from Sat, Dec 09, 2023 until Sat, Dec 09, 2023

FAQs about No 1 by GuestHouse, York

  • No 1 by GuestHouse, York offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Back massage
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Hand massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Foot massage
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Full-body massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Neck massage
    • Head massage

  • No 1 by GuestHouse, York is 0.7 miles from the center of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at No 1 by GuestHouse, York is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at No 1 by GuestHouse, York include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Suite

  • The prices at No 1 by GuestHouse, York may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • No 1 by GuestHouse, York has 1 restaurant:

    • Pearly Cow

  • Guests staying at No 1 by GuestHouse, York can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free