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Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#59 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
Travellers' Choice
Standing next to York Minster, the Guy Fawkes Inn was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes. The Inn offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and AA Rosette Food. Each of the thirteen rooms have been decorated individually, feature antique feature, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Many of the rooms also enjoy a landmark view. The inn retains many of its original features including gas lighting, real log fires and the timber staircase. You can also dine by candlelight in the restaurant, which serves classic pub-food from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks a range of real ales. The York Ghost Walk Experience leaves from York Minster each Saturday at 19:00 and both York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are just a 5-minute walk away.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Room features
Seating area
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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M1836EWmarkt wrote a review Mar 2021
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Guy Fawkes is a quaint hotel that overlooks the Minster and is perfectly positioned to maximise the delights of York in a non pandemic environment. The history and authenticity of the hotel is interesting and intriguing, adding heaps of character to the York experience.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Rachel wrote a review Jan 2021
Worcester, United Kingdom2 contributions
We got married in York, autumn last year during the pandemic and so with the necessary restrictions. We made the booking a year in advance and choose this hotel as we have stayed here many times and it is our favourite place. This time we wanted it to be really special but we knew this would be a big ask with coronavirus. We planned our long weekend including meals with manager, Leona in advance. We had to change our plans several times due to covid restrictions and she was very understanding and flexible. From the moment we got there Leana and her team could not do enough for us. We had an incredible weekend and we could not thank them enough. The safety measures in place for coronavirus place made us feel safe. The food, as always was incredible (I recommend their famous pie!). I have stayed in lots of places in York centre, Guy Fawkes Inn however has everything. The central location is perfect with views of the Minster. The history of the hotel makes staying here feel like a privilege. The food is hearty, warming and of a very high standard. The team running the hotel make you feel completely at ease, both familiar and efficient. Thank you once again Leona & team, we will be back, again and again!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Recommend rooms with York Minster view
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lynne w wrote a review Jan 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom37 contributions33 helpful votes
Cannot recommend this hotel enough.fantastic location beautiful room & food . We had a 4 poster bed room was spotless with great views of YorkMinster .But what makes this hotel outstanding is the staff. Will definitely return
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Simon Cotton, Other at Guy Fawkes Inn
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review and delighted you loved the hotel and team. Looking forward to welcoming you back when we can next reopen.
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Lisa T wrote a review Dec 2020
31 contributions3 helpful votes
Having read the reviews we decided to have a meal here as a pre Christmas treat. Was disappointed from the start, was shown to a small table packed with dirty glasses and bottles and no self distancing going on, only to be told they thought we were with another party....implying our 11 year old daughter was older than that....disgraceful. Eventually being seated, we were rudely interrupted by a group whom had clearly been drinking alot and was being rather loud, northern accents, sluring ordering bottles of champagne and instead of a nice family dinner there was hardly any space between us and table next to us, or behind us. I'm aware it's a historic inn, but, still.....we paid well over a hundred pound for three of us and I expect for that money amazing food and a good atmosphere. The waitress was lovely, cant fault her, but some of the staff clearly need help with customer service and how to deal with children customers also. Needs some training on how to manage covid regulations too as self distancing really was not happening. Such a shame.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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WRleeds01 wrote a review Dec 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom314 contributions128 helpful votes
Stayed for one night in the guy fawkes cottage at the back of the beer garden in the pub and wow it was fantastic. Full of history, the room was very clean, quiet and spacious with a nice comfy bed. The staff were friendly and helpful and we ate in the pub and the food was fantastic I recommend the beef Sunday dinner. Can’t wait to stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guy Fawkes Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Nearby attractions include York Minster (0.07 miles), Shambles (0.2 miles), and Locked In Games York (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Taylor Made Kitchen, Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato, and Wheldrakes.
Is Guy Fawkes Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of York.
Are there any historical sites close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.4 miles), Holy Trinity Church (0.1 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.3 miles).