The Minster Hotel offers cooked breakfasts, free WiFi and elegant rooms. Located in York’s historical center, the hotel is just 1640 feet from the magnificent York Minster and an 8-minute drive from York Racecourse. Parking is available for an additional cost. The cozy bedrooms at Minster Hotel are individually decorated, and each features a digital TV and tea/coffee facilities. Rooms also have a private modern bathroom with free toiletries. Traditional full English breakfasts are cooked to order, and feature quality ingredients. Light continental options are also available, and the Minster Bar offers fine wines and bottled beers. The Minster Hotel is a 15-minute walk from York Railway Station. The Jorvik Viking Center is just half a mile away, and the picturesque Shambles shopping area is a 10-minute walk away.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Minster Hotel has been welcoming guests since Mar 23, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in York, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

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

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for York
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  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely staff and excellent breakfast. Location is spot on.
  • Nancy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff and location were the top attributes of this hotel. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location near York Minster and the Shambles was great. Quaint building with lots of charcter. Walkable to everywhere we needed to go including train station.
  • Amy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent accommodation. Charming atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. I would definitely return.
  • Gemma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    An absolute gem of a hotel. Perfect location and superb staff. Rooms were beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.
  • Adam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fantastic location, very close to the cathedral. The bathroom was very nice with a good shower.
  • Barb
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Good location, walking distance from train station and close to York city center. Relatively quiet, nice size room, lovely chocolate tea biscuits. I arrived before check in so they held my bags and had them in my room when I returned. Nice touch!
  • Debbie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing hotel we choose when we go to York. Great hotel in a great location.
  • Débora
    It is simple but comfortable. Very well located, just a few meters from the city center. Good shower, great bed, very nice breakfast, helpful staff. I wish I could stay longer.
  • Tony
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Had a great stay in York made in better by the Minster Hotel, only 5 minute walk from York Minster Very friendly helpful staff Breakfast was lovely, enough to set you up for the day Will definitely stay here next time we are in York
  • Carolyn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    excellent location close to the centre of York. large comfortable room,quiet. very good breakfast with lots of choice. polite attentive and charming staff.

Property questions and answers
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  • What is the cost of parking on site and are we guaranteed a space during our stay.

    Parking at the Hotel costs £5 per day and operates on a first come basis.
    Answered on 11 August 2020
  • Have you got any ground floor rooms as husband partially sighted Any disabled parking

    Yes we have ground floor rooms
    Answered on 4 February 2023
  • good morning. do you have a twin room available for 7th may 2023 to 9th may? not double bed

    Good morning, Yes we do have a twin bedded room available for those dates. Regards Tony
    Answered on 29 January 2023
  • is there a bath

    we have double rooms with baths or walk in showers
    Answered on 17 January 2023
  • Hello - is a twin or queen ground floor room available on 24, 25, 26 April? How many stairs to the first floor? Many thanks.

    Good morning, We still have one ground floor twin bedded room available for the 24th April for three nights. Regards Tony
    Answered on 10 January 2023
  • Do the rooms have baths or just showers?

    We have a mixture of baths with showers over the bath, walk in showers and just baths kind regards
    Answered on 9 January 2023
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of The Minster Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £7 per day.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private check-in/out
    • Express check-in/out
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    Sustainability initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    The Minster Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM


    From 7:00 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.

    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

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash The Minster Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional cost of GBP 7 per night

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Please inform The Minster Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about The Minster Hotel

    • Check-in at The Minster Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The Minster Hotel is 2,600 feet from the center of York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at The Minster Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at The Minster Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Family
      • Single

    • Guests staying at The Minster Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish

    • The Minster Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):