The hotel itself is very tired and the corridors in particular are in need of some attention. Due to the narrow halls and stairs that interconnect between parts of the hotel I would not recommend this hotel for people with mobility issues. The lifts are also very small (4 people max) and would be unlikely to accommodate a larger wheelchair/mobility scooter. Whilst parking is available, it's not guaranteed, and on the nights that we stayed I ended up parking in the cinema car park across the road and paying £8/night to do so. The on street parking is 1 hour max, until 8pm, so if you're staying overnight and leaving before 8am the next day this is a viable option.
The hotel had lots of advertisement for free wifi dotted around the foyer, in the lifts etc, however both myself and my partner were unable to receive any signal in our bedroom on phones or laptops/tablets and could only get limited access next door in our families room (1 signal bar, which dropped out frequently). If you have a legitimate business need to stay in this hotel there is a pre-pay LAN connection, which is charged at a fairly high tariff for 24 hours access. The TV was old and had very limited channel selection. The window leaked in our room, which allowed a lot of water to come in through the night and the curtain had a substantial water stain on it. There was also an unfathomable light switch, located right between the pillows of the bed, allowing my sleeping self to turn on the lights several times throughout the nights we stayed.
Service in general was good, with staff polite and willing to help. The hotel front doors were locked overnight and the staff were happy to let me in and out as needed when faffing around with moving the car and also to make change for a note so I could pay for the parking. The breakfast supplied was by far the most varied and of the best quality of any that we encountered on our week travelling around the UK, with mini pastries, cereal, and full cooked breakfast items on offer. The room itself was clean. The hotel is located only a short walk from the walled city, so great for tourists.
Overall this hotel is conveniently located and relatively inexpensive for York city centre. The staff are pleasant and helpful and the breakfast is excellent. However, the hotel is let down by it's decor, wifi and being a bit run down. If you're just staying for a night and need a bed near the city centre, this hotel would be great but for an extended stay I would recommend spending a bit more money and staying somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis York Centre hotel is a budget hotel, located at the gates of the city walls, within a short walking distance from the Train Station and the main city centre. The National Railway museum and York's Racecourses are within a short driving distance. The en-suite accommodation comes with internet access and with satellite TV. Facilities include Café and bar offering hot and cold snacks 24 hours a day, WIFI, and two modern meeting rooms. Parking £7 per 24 hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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