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Getting married in York will likely mean you and/or your guests staying in the city for your wedding night, and perhaps even making a mini-break out of the whole celebration! Here we list some of our customers’ favourites for both their own wedding nights and also recommending to their guests. Check back often as we add more and more York hotels.

The Judge’s Lodging

Website: http://judgeslodgingyork.co.uk/

Address: 9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

Contact details: Call 01904 638733 or email relax@judgeslodgingyork.co.uk


Number of rooms: 21

Star rating: 5*

TripAdvisor reviews: Average 4 out of 5. Read reviews.

Style: Unfussy modern luxury in a Grade 1 listed townhouse in the heart of the city.

Hotel facilities:

  • Original vaulted cellar bar
  • First floor dining and drinking
  • Two outside terrace areas
  • Whirlpool baths
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Flatscreen LCD TVs
  • iPod docks
  • All credit cards taken
  • Private dining facilities
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Parking for disabled access only
  • Free high speed internet (wifi)
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Hair dryers
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • In-room coffee makers
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Designated outside smoking area

What we like:

Right in the heart of the city, The Judge’s Lodging is a luxury inn just 5 minutes’ walk to York Minster and the Guildhall. With both a vaulted cellar bar and a cask ale bar, plus two outside terraces and a restaurant, it’s the perfect place to prefigure or even continue your wedding celebrations. Whether you choose it for yourselves or recommend it to your guests, it’s ideally situated to experience everything York has to offer, being mere minutes’ stroll from major attractions.

Set in a Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse, the hotel comprises 21 rooms across the new and old parts of the building. Choose from quiet bijou terrace rooms in the new back part (each with their own front door and terrace) or character rooms in the older part.

Hotel Indigo

Website: http://www.hotelindigoyork.co.uk/

Address: 88-96 Walmgate, York YO1 9TL

Contact details: Call 01904 231333 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk


Number of rooms: 101

Star rating: 4*

TripAdvisor reviews: Average out 4.5 of 5. Read reviews.

Style: Neighbourhood boutique hotel blending luxe industrial with comfy traditional.

Hotel facilities:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness centre with gym/workout room
  • Wheelchair access and accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Free high speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Meeting rooms
  • Laundry service
  • King-size beds (or twin beds if you need an accessible room) with luxurious Egyptian Cotton linen
  • 32” HD LCD TVs with a wide choice of channels
  • Working desk with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Cordless Direct Dial telephone
  • Mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks, fresh milk and snacks
  • Spa-inspired bathroom with a rainfall shower and luxury H2K toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Make up/shaving mirror
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

What we like:

Set within the city walls, this is a new hotel with all mod cons that still retains a sense of York history throughout its décor. Luxury comes as standard with king sized beds being the norm. It’s great for business and pleasure alike and is conveniently placed for all of the city’s lovely attractions, including the Shambles.

The restaurant and bar, No. 88 Walmgate, are modern and trendy with the focus very much on Yorkshire produce and Yorkshire traditions, including deals or packages incorporating York’s famous chocolate heritage. Hotel Indigo is also less than 10 minutes’ walk from our gorgeous medieval venue, the Merchant Adventurers Hall. Bonus!

The Black Swan at Oldstead


Address: Main Street, Oldstead, York YO61 4BL

Contact details: Call 01347 868387 or email enquiries@blackswanoldstead.co.uk


Number of rooms: 8

Star rating: 5*

TripAdvisor reviews: Average 5 out of 5. Read reviews.

Style: Rural retreat in a national park, complete with Michelin-starred food.

Hotel facilities:

  • Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Eight course tasting dinner included with room price
  • Inclusive breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free high speed internet (wifi)
  • Feature bedrooms
  • Two-acre garden
  • Rolltop baths or walk-in showers
  • Molton Brown toiletries

What we like:

This Michelin starred restaurant with rooms also boasts 4 AA rosettes (four!) for its food, as well as four AA stars and a gold award for its accommodation. With a mere 8 rooms, it’s about quality over quantity, and you can definitely feel it! The rooms are set away from the restaurant, all with lovely characterful bathrooms: some have copper tubs, others have wetroom walk-in showers. There are even a couple of four poster beds.

The Black Swan at Oldstead is a treat at any time of year, but it would be the icing on the cake for you or your guests to stay in. Set in the picturesque North York Moors National Park, it’s quiet and peaceful yet still easily accessible from York and the surrounding area.

Alhambra Court Hotel

Website: http://www.alhambracourthotel.co.uk/

Address: 31 St Marys, Bootham, York YO30 7DD

Contact details: Call 01904 628474 or email enquiries@alhambracourthotel.co.uk


Number of rooms: 24

Star rating: 4*

TripAdvisor reviews: Average 4.5 out of 5. Read reviews.

Style: Traditional rooms in a period house near the Minster.

Hotel facilities:

  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Free onsite car park
  • Lift to all floors
  • Four poster beds available
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free high speed internet (wifi)
  • Family rooms available
  • Laundry service
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Trouser presses
  • Iron and ironing board
  • TVs
  • Inroom telephones

What we like:

The Alhambra is a really traditional hotel, ideal if you have older wedding guests and you want to give them the standard of accommodation they’ve been accustomed to over the years. It’s decorated in a gorgeous old-fashioned style, with an amazing galleried staircase and many charming period details. The Garden Room, pictured, is a rich celebration of the opulence of times gone by – imagine taking your cup of tea in here with a view to the manicured mature gardens outside!

It’s ideally situated between the river and the Minster, down a quiet residential street. Many guests find the free parking incredibly useful, especially given the hotel’s central location. Don’t be fooled by the hotel’s exterior – inside is a splendid display of old world charm!

St Denys Hotel


Address: 51 St Denys Road, York YO1 9QD

Contact details: Call 01904 658815 or email info@stdenyshotelyork.com


Number of rooms: 11

Star rating: 3*

TripAdvisor reviews: Average out 5 of 5. Read reviews.

Style: Modern, quirky and affordable boutique hotel with character.

Hotel facilities:

  • Organic toiletries
  • Flatscreen TVs with Freeview
  • iPod docks, iPhone chargers and clock radios
  • Free off-site parking
  • Nespresso machines, kettles, organic teas and coffees
  • Free highspeed internet (wifi)
  • Inclusive breakfast when booking direct
  • Luxurious 2000 pocket sprung beds
  • Hairdryers
  • Communal fridge freezer with fresh milk, filtered water
  • Rainshowers with high pressure
  • Desk fans
  • Library sitting room
  • Garden seating area

What we like:

Opposite the historic St Denys Church, everything in central York is no more than ten minutes’ walk away from this small family-run hotel, so it’s an ideal base from which to discover the thriving food and drink scene that surrounds the hotel (there’s no restaurant here which means a great excuse to venture off on a foodie exploration).

Set in a converted Victorian rectory, this little spot is decorated in a funky and quirky manner whilst retaining many of its period features and charm. The highlight must be the cosy library sitting room which is stylishly furnished in a scheme of gothic ink with pops of chartreuse and fuschia!