With views across York’s medieval walls, Grays Court Hotel is a beautiful historic house with leafy gardens, an intimate restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The grand house is situated beside York Minster, and was once home to King James I. The stylish bedrooms feature fine linens and antique furniture. Rooms also have flat-screen satellite TV, and all offer scenic views of the gardens or York Minster. The Bow Room Restaurant serves a 6-course tasting menu from Tuesday to Saturday and has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and a place in the Michelin guide 2021. During the day the property serve drinks from the bar. . A full cooked to order breakfast is served each morning. Guests can relax in the pretty gardens, or in the Bow Room with its impressive art collection. The Jacobean Long Gallery with oak paneling, sofas and original paintings is a delightful place to unwind. This country house is steeped in history, and set within the York walls. Grays Court Hotel Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the picturesque Shambles shopping streets. The Theatre Royal and York Museum and Gardens are within a 10-minute stroll.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of York, this hotel has an excellent location score of 10.0

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

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

Private parking at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.9
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.6
Location
10.0
Free WiFi
10
High score for York
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Alexandra
    Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    Historic, beautifully decorated and maintained. Delightful garden
  • Rosemary
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We kept saying that this hotel was a hidden gem, it's tucked away behind a very busy road, but when you enter the court yard you are transported into a calm oasis of utter beauty. The building is very very old and the history is very well...
  • Roger
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Reception staff were excellent and gave us their full attention at all times. The room was lovely and very clean but strangely lacking a place to hang wet coats as it had been raining. The bathroom and also very clean and the rain shower...

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • The Bow Room Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Local
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian
  • Restaurant #2

    No additional info available

Facilities of Grays Court Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £20 per day.
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Business centre
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Laptop safe
    • Carpeted
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Accessibility
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Grays Court Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 15:00 to 22:00

    Check-out

    Until 11:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Grays Court Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that on-site parking is limited, but there is a public car park within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

    Extra beds can only be accommodated in the Honeymoon Suite, Superior Double Room and Suite, and are suitable for children up to 13 years only.

    Please note that there is no lift at this property and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions.

    The restaurant also offers a Braille menu for blind guests.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    FAQs about Grays Court Hotel

    • The prices at Grays Court Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Grays Court Hotel is 600 yards from the centre of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Grays Court Hotel has 2 restaurants:

      • Restaurant #2
      • The Bow Room Restaurant

    • Grays Court Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • Check-in at Grays Court Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at Grays Court Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin