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“Quirky hotel but very comfortable”
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The Judges Lodging
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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“Quirky hotel but very comfortable”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We arrived around 9.00 at night and were not able to get any dinner, so had to venture out. The room was very comfortable with lovely soft and fluffy towels. Bedroom very comfortable. My room involved walking up a number of stairs, which wouldn't be easy, if you had a heavy suitcase. The stair carpet was very grubby and could do with a clean but maybe it will be replaced with the refurbishment. The breakfast was great with plenty of variety and cooked breakfast options. The room rate was quite expensive and there is a £10.00 parking charge.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Many thanks for your review of your stay with us. We are extending food service times to 10.30pm when we reopen in Summer 2014. However I am a little disappointed that we couldn't offer you anything when you arrived on this occasion, although we clearly hit the spot with breakfast! We do feel that the room rate offers good value within York city centre but we do have several different tariffs available for the different room styles - if you are visiting us again please do call us and we will always get you the best rate we have available.

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in November (15th/16th) for a wedding in the gardens over the road. We looked here as its really convenient for the wedding however didnt realise how convenient is was for the train and the town!
Was a beautiful room at the top of the house - with a lovely view of the minster! the room was lovely and large with a beautiful Jacuzzi bath! (spent an hour or 2 in here after shopping)
Breakfast was good!
was a lovely break and a lovely room! will go back!

Room Tip: Top of the house 5/6 was lovely - didnt see the others!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Thank you for such a kind review of your stay- it sounds like you had a great weekend. All of our bedrooms have Jacuzzi baths and they are a real hit with all of our guests. We will have 8 new bedrooms when we reopen in Summer 2014 so please give us a call before you visit next to decide which room you would like to book!

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Wanted a central location for xmas shopping and site seeing. The judges lodgings were perect for this, apart from trying to get to the place without going over lendal bridge which was slightly stressful!! But hardly the hotals fault that york council have shut it for seemly no good reason as it just bungs everywhere else up and send more emmisions up into the air from cars as they drive half way round york to get to where they need.....anyway rant over. The hotel is in a beautiful building, we had room 2 with views of the minster and a 7 foot 4 poster bed whoch was wonderful. Staff were polite and friendly, everywhere was cleaned to a very high standard. The breakfast was nice enough with good quality meat, although been from leeds we like beans with our english breakfasts! the toaster was painfully slow on the buffet table we ended up with warm bread by the time breakfast arrived! ! Over all a very good stay and will defo be using the hotel again on our next trip to york!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your fabulous review of your stay with us! I’m delighted you found the location perfect for shopping and sightseeing and also enjoyed the hotel facilities and its character. I will look at the breakfast toaster and send it for an MOT and if you need any extras for breakfast please do ask- baked beans are an optional (no cost) extra! The Lendal bridge closure does make the journey to us more challenging between 10.30am and 5:00pm but I’m pleased you relaxed when you got to us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have not stayed at the hotel but recently had lunch which was excellent and provided really good VFM.I will most certainly go again as the food was great and the service excellent!
There was also a great atmosphere

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Many thanks for calling in to join us for lunch and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit in the Cellar bar. Next time you are in York why not stay with us in the Hotel! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Wanted a central location in York and couldn't have been better. Wonderful staff and a great room #2. Fantastic facilities, excellent view of the Minster. Breakfast was top notch, only thing wrong was finding out that it closes in January for a 6 month refurb and the addition of more rooms. We will definitely go back next year as it is ideally placed for the centre and train station if you don't want to drive! It's a great place and if it was good enough for high court judges then that should tell you about the quality.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
What a fabulous review about your stay with us - thank you! We promise the closure will be more than worth it and we look forward to showing off the new look Judges to you next year!

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed one night here and thought it was fabulous. We paid £91 for a superior room with breakfast and it was worth every penny. Our room was right at the top, very spacious with a huge bed and a big bathroom with a rainmaker shower and jacuzzi tub. The decoration in the room was very tasteful. I had a wonderful nights sleep on the super soft, comfy bed too. Usually hotel beds are really hard and I struggle to sleep but this bed was spot on. We had a great view of York Minster from our room too! There was a bit of cosmetic wear here and there but I can appreciate the age of the building and it didn't affect out enjoyable stay at all. Breakfast in the morning was nice with both continental and cooked to choose from. My partner had poached eggs with bacon and the eggs were cooked to perfection. All of the staff were lovely and very polite and helpful indeed. There is parking nearby £10 overnight and if arriving by train the hotel is five minutes walk from the train station. It's very easy to find and is close to York museum and gallery, museum gardens, York cathedral and there's hindered a of shops to suit and retail therapy. Overall we'll be coming again same time next year, thank you for a wonderful stay!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Thank you for your review and for coming to stay with us. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by us as well as finding us ideally placed as a base to explore York! It’s very important that our guests feel that we are giving great value for money and we like to think that this is reflected in our room rates. We look forward to welcoming you to the “new look” Judges next year!

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Spent two nights here last week, changing rooms because none was available for both nights. It's a fine building and the rooms are very spacious - well furnished and with modern bathrooms. Generally very comfortable, although there was some noise from outside, in particular the crack-of-dawn bottle-bank emptying. In the cellar is a bar where you can eat - it can't really be classed as a restaurant. However, the food there was excellent and extremely good value - we ate there on the first evening and wished we'd done so on the second. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the hotel is ideally situated for visiting York.
So a good choice all round - not cheap, but York is not a cheap city. It's about to close for five months, though, for various refurbishments.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Nick James - Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for leaving us a review. We apologise about the bottle-bank emptying which unfortunately is out of our control due to the early hours in which the rubbish lorries can come and collect them. We are pleased that you liked your bedroom and eating in our Cellar Bar. We hope you will consider us in the future after our refurbishment where we will have more dining options available to everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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Nick James - Manager and all the team at the Judges Lodgings.
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Property: The Judges Lodging
Address: 9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in York
#7 Luxury Hotel in York
#9 Romantic Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Judges Lodging 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Extensively refurbished in 2014, the Judge's Lodging has 21 individually styled bedrooms, an original vaulted cellar bar,first floor dining and drinking and also 2 fabulous outside areas- quite unique within the centre of York! With a fabulous location in the shadows of the Minster, we offer a warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome to guests from all over the world. *Free Breakfast refers to our Bed and Breakfast rates. ... more   less 
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