THE only AA five-star hotel in York, The Grand offers a great base to explore the historic city of York.
A former railway headquarters built in 1906, The Grand reopened as a 207-room spa hotel in 2010.
1. Where is The Grand?
The Grand hotel – with rooms for £149 a night – is situated in York.
The hotel is a five minute walk from York train station.
Parking is available at £25 per night for those travelling by car.
2. What is The Grand hotel like?
The luxurious and friendly Grand is an ideal base for walking around York, with all of the main attractions within easy reach.
Once the headquarters to the York railway, the main hotel retains much of the original’s Edwardian splendour.
The more modern adjoining building is just as impressive with the final touches making all the difference.
How many other hotels have beehives for guests to admire while waiting for the lift?
3. What to do at The Grand hotel ?
A brief stroll over the River Ouse via Lendal Bridge takes you into the city centre.
Just the other side of Lendal Bridge are the Museum Gardens, home to Yorkshire Museum, with York Art Gallery nearby.
A stone’s throw away is the mighty Minster, which dominates the walled Roman city.
Take a walk around the walls for great views before joining sightseers thronging down the Shambles.
The cobbled street’s quirky overhanging buildings date back to the 14th century and are said to have provided inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films.
A 45-minute cruise down the Ouse should also be on your to-do list, following a route that brought in Romans and Vikings.
Back at the hotel, unwind in the hotel’s luxury spa with a 14 metre swimming pool and steam rooms.
The Grand even has an adjoining cookery school for the more adventurous.
4. What is there to eat and drink at The Grand hotel ?
Treat yourself to a table at The Rise, the hotel’s restaurant, terrace and bar.
The open kitchen means you can watch the chefs cooking to perfection dishes such as seared hake fillet, Dover sole, burgers and Chateaubriand.
Mains for dinner start at £15.50.
5. What are the rooms like at The Grand hotel ?
Rooms range from classic doubles to spacious penthouse suites with sweeping views of the city.
Our Classic Double had bags of space for two, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving a view of York Minster.
You won’t go short of comfort thanks to the king-size bed, super fluffy bathrobes and underfloor heating in the bathroom – toasty!
6. How much are rooms at The Grand hotel ?
One night at the The Grand hotel starts from £149 per night, room only, Sundays to Thursdays – to find availability and best rates click here.
To find out about other accommodation nearby click here.
7. Is The Grand hotel family friendly?
Yes, the hotel has family rooms for up to two adults and two children. There are also interconnecting rooms available for larger family groups.
Dogs are also welcome at £25 per stay – but you’ll have to inform the hotel in advance if you plan to bring your pooch.
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8. Is there access for guests with disabilities?
Yes, there are accessible rooms for guests with disabilities.
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