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89 out of 100

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Safe area

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Pet-friendly

Principal York

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7.9

Fair (6,837 ratings)

York, United Kingdom - 

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560 m York National Railway Museum

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700 m York Minster

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840 m Jorvik Viking Centre

Hotel Overview

Principal York is a renowned hotel, cherished by many for its exceptional service, grandeur, and prime location. It serves as an exemplary choice for travelers seeking a blend of historical charm and modern amenities.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Location: Ideally situated with easy access to local attractions and transport links.
  2. Architecture and Ambience: Stunning historic architecture blended with tasteful modern decor.
  3. Service: Staff renowned for their attentive, professional, and friendly service.
  4. Dining: Exquisite dining options offering a variety of culinary delights.
  5. Rooms: Spacious, well-appointed rooms with comfortable furnishings.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Price: Some guests find the hotel pricing to be on the higher side.
  2. Noise Levels: Occasional noise disturbances reported, especially from nearby areas or events.
  3. Facilities: Some guests feel certain facilities could benefit from updates or improvements.
  4. Booking Process: A few guests have reported the booking process to be somewhat cumbersome or confusing.
  5. Parking: Limited parking availability, which can be inconvenient for those with vehicles.

Amenities

Pool

Pet friendly

Hot Tub

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Gym

Gym

Housekeeping

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Total 6,837 Reviews

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Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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8.0

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booking

5,913 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

924 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 347 times

6% Negative85% Positive

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Stephen Hall3 months ago
3/5Google icon

Booked two rooms for New years Eve on arrival. I was told only one room was ready and the other was still being cleaned, which was not a problem as we were heading straight into York. We returned at 18:20 and was told the room was still not ready??? So had to wait another 25min. Then when it was finally read the two rooms were a totally different standard when asking why she said it was because one room was £10 less a night than the other one which as its a really expensive hotel could not work that out. And we were not informed of this when making the booking. Our room which was the best out the two had no air conditioning and room was really hot. Windows did not open, had make up on pillows which had to be changed and shower tap come off when turning shower on. To round things off we had either a water or heating pump going off and on all night. Breakfast is very average with not a lot of choice. When we spoke to the manager both times she didn't seem interested. I've stayed here for business and pleasure but don't think I'll be staying again which is a shame as the reception area is really nice and it's in a good location.

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Katharina Simond5 months ago
4/5Google icon

This hotel has fabulous location direct at the railway station of York, and the fabulous history. Its an ancient Victorian House as I understood and it was even baptized by the queen Victoria, she even stayed there. On the other side is a beautiful park. The place is really quite. We had a very nice and friendly welcoming by Anna at the reception who helped with a room choice and all informations we needed about York .All receptionists are very friendly and a great advice. I want to say thank you . The room was cozy and well equipped with a garden view. There is a leisure club in the hotel which we used with great pleasure. I would really like to come back to this place and highly recommend it

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 155

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Number of floors 5

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1870

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

80

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104

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29

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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What's nearby

York National Railway Museum

560 m

York Minster

700 m

Jorvik Viking Centre

840 m

Shambles

910 m

York Racecourse

1.5 km

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Getting around

York Station

Nearby

Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)

27 km

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Restaurants

York Tap

Nearby

The Maltings

280 m

The Punch Bowl

350 m

Duke of York

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BrewDog

420 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

81 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

68 out of 100

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York safety index

Safety

Crime

89

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

89 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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77

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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59

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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96

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

28 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

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Mugging or robbery  20/100

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Car theft  19/100

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Car break-ins  19/100

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Home break-ins  30/100

Violent crime severity

Low

24

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Physical attacks  24/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  17/100

Other crime severity

Low

31

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Insult or harassment in public  32/100

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Corruption or bribery  15/100

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Drug problem  41/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $1.8

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Coffee

$2.9 - $5.8

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $5.8

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$11.7 - $32.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $3.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.1 - $1.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$46.7 - $116.9

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$6.4 - $11.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.2 - $4.1

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Public transport, monthly pass

$58.4 - $70.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.7 - $46.7

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$29.2 - $93.5

Weather In York

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Precipitation In York

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.511

PM1016

18

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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