This hotel is difficult to rate because the rooms are not identical. Our assigned room, 34, was on the top floor of the restaurant side of the building and was awful. Small and stiflingly hot even though outside temps were only in the mid-70's. The one fan provided no relief. Neither did the tiny window high up on the wall, which, when open, obscured the view of the TV. There were no lamps at all, only high intensity lights recessed in the ceiling...this made reading very difficult, especially if one partner wanted to sleep.
The next day we moved to room 50, on the reception desk side of the building. (Apparently the hotel consists of two adjoining buildings, each served by its own elevator.) This room has a smaller bathroom, but in every other way was so much better. Still no air-conditioning, but so large and airy that it wasn't needed, opening the big window provided plenty of ventilation. And reading lamps and even a light over the bathroom mirror!
Aside from our first room, the only other negative was a grumpy gentleman on duty at reception the day of our arrival; all other staff members were very friendly and eager to help. The location was absolutely wonderful, the best we've enjoyed in our many years of traveling. If we could be guaranteed a good room at Dean's Court, we'd consider staying no place else in York. So 1 star for one room and 5 for the other equals, I guess, a 3 star rating?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the finest location in the city, standing in the shadow of York Minster. All York's famous attractions are within walking distance. The hotel recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. A contemporary design, with emphasis on elegance and comfort. Rooms are well-equipped and individually styled. Superior and De-Luxe rooms have outstanding views of the Minster. Rooms have flat screen TVs, 30 ftv channels and DVD players. A range of DVD's and an iPOD docking station. Little "extras" include robes, brollies and mineral water. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The Dean Court is notably child-friendly with four well equipped family rooms. Guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs will also enjoy facilities in a quartet of rooms. Ramp access is available with staff assistance. The AA Rosette restaurant D.C.H has Minster views or more informal dining in The Lounge-Bar serving snacks and sandwiches. The hotel has it's own secure car park. No smoking throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western York
- York Best Western