York is one of the best cities to enjoy during the winter – with the traditional Christmas Market as well as some of the best restaurants, attractions, history and general festive vibes around!
If you’re thinking of taking a short break in York or the surrounding area, we have got info on some of the best places to stay.
Whether you’re with the kids, looking for somewhere central, with a pool, on a budget or looking for a touch of luxury. Or maybe you’d like a little child-free break away – but without having to travel too far. There are some gorgeous boutique hotels right in the city as well as some fab self catering or even glamping options just outside the ring road.
Have a look at some of our top tips here and visit the Short Breaks in York page on the York Mumbler website for more info.
The hotel’s Ultimate Treat Experience package includes an overnight stay in a Cottage room with a Chocolate and Orange miniature Gin and Tonic for the adults on arrival, entry tickets to York Chocolate Story for up to two adults and two children, breakfast on both mornings, on-site car parking and a £30.00 per person* dinner allocation on one-evening.
The Cottage rooms include a king size bed for the adults and bunkbeds for children under the age of 12, so there’s plenty of space to unwind after a busy day exploring.
Going above and beyond for their little guests, children will find a fun-filled welcome pack when they arrive. Each child gets their very own fluffy ‘VI Little P’ bathrobe, personalised cookie, fresh milk, tempting snacks and an exciting activity pack to keep them entertained. In the restaurant, young diners will find a delicious menu filled with all their favourite dishes.
Nestled on five acres of lush greenery and beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the prestigious York Racecourse, This Family-friendly hotel offers an array of amenities to keep little ones entertained. Complete with indoor heated pool, whirlpool and children’s pool it’s ideal for families.
The Guest rooms are super comfortable with premium bedding and towels, great showers plus free and fast WiFi. Luxurious guest suites with patios and balconies overlooking the gardens and Racecourse are perfect for guests looking for something extra special.
Guests can savour the delicious and nutritious, farm to table dishes in the warm and inviting ambience of Cast Iron or enjoy an all-day menu and local craft beers and gins in the relaxed but vibrant bar and lounge.
The Guesthouse is at the Bar Convent Heritage Centre; the oldest living convent in the UK. Established in 1686, when Catholicism was illegal, this guest house is steeped in a fascinating history.
The rooms are newly decorated and some are brand new rooms. Single, Twin & Family Rooms available.
The location of the Bar Convent is second to none; just around the corner from York Railway Station and a stone’s throw from Micklegate Bar which is the main entrance into York’s historic walls, with an easy ten-minute walk into the city centre.
Guests also have the use of a kitchen, seating area, laundry facilities and an activity booklet for our younger guests; all ideal for travelling with families. On site you can enjoy the café, garden and C18th chapel and discount to our fascinating exhibition.
Book direct to receive our award-winning cooked breakfast included in your stay.
Whether it’s family breaks without the faff, flexible rates that work for you, all-you-can-eat breakfasts or working away without the worry, Premier Inn is comfort you can count on.
There are 5 Premier Inn hotels in York. 2 are very central on Blossom Street then there is one to the North, one North West and one South West of the city. Please check at the individual hotels for parking options.
In our family rooms, you can enjoy a super-comfy kingsize* bed for the grown-ups, and two pull-out or sofa beds for the kids. Plus, if you’re travelling with a baby, we’ll get you a travel cot too! Some of our hotels even have interconnecting rooms so you can keep an eye on the kids and still have a bit of time to yourselves, too. Just call your hotel directly to check availability. Best of all, kids stay for free*!
Probably the most central hotel in York. Fun, relaxed, friendly, historic, and a little bit quirky. Proud member of Indie York, dog friendly, independently owned, and home to the awesome Forest restaurant.
Small yet perfectly formed, the building was originally two Georgian townhouses, which have been combined to make this charming 12-bedroom hotel and restaurant. There is a twin room, a number of doubles and even a ‘romantic’ room with a bath, exposed brick fireplace and views of the Minster. Breakfast is included with every booking.
Step out of the doors onto the busy shopping street of Low Petergate, and turn the corner to see the magnificent York Minster, situated immediately behind the hotel.
Enjoy some deep discounts during the month of January 2024.
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Impossible Motel is the most curious, playful, quirky, ‘marmite’ property in the City and bang in the centre opposite Betty’s!
They offer 3 very distinctively different rooms over 4 floors – the uber industrial basement rooms (and one on the first floor), which are windowless fun with open shower and loo but zany and a little hedonistic £ 90 inc VAT room only
The more regular but luxuriously appointed rooms with touchy feely stylish bathrooms, and offered to York residents at £115 inc VAT room only
Hot Tub Heaven – The only two rooms in the city with Private hot tub and terrace £ 195 inc VAT room only – going going gone!
Brecks Farm is just 5 minutes north of York and its historic centre, the 5 cottages are located in picturesque countryside with an array of wildlife, walks, and stunning sunsets literally on your doorstep.
York is just a short drive or bus ride away (5 minutes). The superbly appointed cottages are set around a courtyard that offers you seclusion, luxurious comfort, and that elusive getaway-from-it-all feeling which is so hard to find these days.
The beautiful cottages offer a peaceful escape for couples and families of any age, with their own private gardens and patio’s some of which overlook fields and woodland. Parking is directly outside the property (with a charging point if you’re electric!). Wildlife fans won’t be disappointed!
Properties cater for couples, families and larger family get togethers. All have free Wi-Fi with smart televisions, charcoal BBQ. Wood Burning stoves in all cottages except The Mill.
Guy, Tracey and family hope you book as they would love to welcoming you to the family farm.
Studford Luxury Lodges have six luxury self-catering tree house lodges in North Yorkshire. The accommodation is entirely unique, built on stilts in private forest in the North York Moors National Park, and spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace. Each lodge has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.
Each lodge sleeps up to six people in three double ensuite rooms and has an open plan living area with full-height glass sliding doors leading to large private decking. Here you can eat al fresco; sunbathe in peace, or gaze at the stars through the tree canopy from the warmth of your very own hot tub.
The stylish contemporary wood burners are a key feature in every lodge underfloor heating ensures a cosy stay all year round while electric barbeques are provided for use on your own decking.
Studford Luxury Lodges makes the perfect space from which to explore The North York Moors National Park – an area renowned for its stunning moorland landscape, spectacular coastline, ancient woodlands and abbeys.
For those who love to be active there is cycling, quad biking, horse riding, bushcraft and much more all within driving distances of the lodges.