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Dating back to the 1750s and overlooking the 11th-century church of St Olafs and the remains of St Mary’s Abbey, Jorvik House has a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All rooms have en-suite facilities with a bath and shower over or walk-in shower. Complimentary toiletries are provided. The rooms feature a flat-screen TV with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and Egyptian cotton sheets. A continental breakfast is available in the morning. York Rail Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the Jorvik and York Museum Gardens is just over 5 minutes’ walk away.

This is our guests' favourite part of York, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Jorvik House has been welcoming guests since 30 Apr 2010.

Property highlights

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

Breakfast info



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


Value for money
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  • Alan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely staff, perfect location by the Museum Gardens in Central York with only a few mins walk to the train station. Despite the proximity to the train station, the hotel is situated in a very quiet street. It's our second stay in 12 months, and...
  • Kerry
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was fantastic. So central. 5 minute walk from the train station and the city centre. (Tip go through the train station carpark, walk over the bridge. You get an amazing glimpse of city and then down onto Marygate. Its then only a...
  • Crenston
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good location, lovely staff, fresh clean bedroom with a brilliant selection of drinks in minibar and coffee choice, also a reasonable price
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    location was excellent and it was a very quiet side street so was able to get several nights of good sleep.
  • Samantha
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was excellent,room very comfortable and parking fare good value for money.
  • Jo
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very smart clean and modern we stated in room number 6 and bathroom decor is amazing - they’d thought of everything - will definitely be back
  • Shirley
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly efficient check in. Well appointed room, comfortable bed, very quiet road although close to the centre of the city. Good in room refreshments available
  • Michael
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything was clean and well put together an excellent place to stay
  • Steve
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was excellent & the pub nearby was also Very friendly & Value for money
  • Liam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fantastic location and felt very cosy when in the room. Council owned car park cost me £16 for almost 24 hours worth of parking which I felt was great value. The room was spacious enough for us both and the bed was very comfy.

Property questions and answers
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  • Parking

    We do not have a car park at our hotel. Marygate car park run by the City of York Council is situated behind our building however.
    Answered on 22 July 2023
  • How far is the train station?

    Hi, York train station is roughly 10-15 minute stroll away. Kind Regards Jorvik House
    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Hello Sirs/Madame’s, where is the recommended place to park close to the hotel? KR Paul Wylie

    We advise to use Marygate car park, a 2 minute walk from our door; it is the most cost effective in the city centre.
    Answered on 2 January 2022
  • Hi could you tell me what the breakfast is please and do you have food served in the bar in the evening thank you

    Thank you for your question. Our breakfasts include pancakes, sandwiches, porridge, granola and a selection of pastries. Regrettably we do not serve ..
    Answered on 10 November 2021
  • Is the patio area private to this apartment only

    Hi, Unfortunately the hotel doesn't have a patio area or an apartment. The Junior Bay is a suite within the hotel. Kind Regards Jorvik House
    Answered on 18 February 2020
  • Private bathrooms?

    Hi, All our rooms are en-suit at the hotel. Kind Regards Jorvik House
    Answered on 21 February 2020
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Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of Jorvik House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 14:00 to 00:00


From 06:00 to 11:00



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 of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

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 are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Solo Cash Jorvik House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the hotel do not accept American Express as a method of payment.

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

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Jorvik House

  • Room options at Jorvik House include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

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

  • Jorvik House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Jorvik House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Jorvik House is 750 yards from the centre of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Jorvik House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental