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“Nice hotel but paper thin walls!”

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Premier Inn York City (Blossom St North) Hotel
Ranked #20 of 45 Hotels in York
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“Nice hotel but paper thin walls!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this hotel for a 2 night break having got the rooms for £39 per night online. The hotel in itself is in a perfect location with it being only a 5 minute walk from the railway station and a 5-10mins walk into the city centre. Our room was located in the Minster building (room 2101) which is opposite the reception. The room itself was extremely clean and of a good size but both nights we were kept awake by people coming down the corridors and the sound of people overhead. This was the same at 7am in the morning! I think it was due to our room being located next to the lift and being the first room on the corridor. Other than the noise I would say the hotel is perfect and good value for money when you can get a reduced rate! All the staff were polite and helpful when needed and the left luggage facility proved extremely handy as we had a late afternoon train. The Table Table restaurant (attached to the neighbouring Premier Inn) was good value for money and we had a really good lunch there but the service was really slow considering it was a quiet lunch time, I wouldn't like to eat there at a busy period! For breakfast there are plenty of cheaper options nearby. The Reel Cinema on Blossom St is also recommended if looking for something to do. All in all, I would use again but would ask for a room further away from the main corridor/lift.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Standard Premier Inn decor but spotlessly clean, spacious and well maintained. The staff were very helpful and the all you can eat breakfast was lovely.

The location is good too if you need to be in the centre of things.

Quite expensive for a Premier Inn (I paid £101 with breakfast and a double room booked two weeks in advance).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 nt in a twin room with my mum On Monday - our room was clean and the typical standard of premier inn. Our room wax on the smaller size to ones I've stayed in before and the bathroom had rust in the taps but it was ok. We stayed in one of the purer buildings & I think it must've been one if the older parts if the building.
Last yr we stayed in blossom st south (literally 2 doors down) and I would say that was newer and our room was more spacious.

We had breakfast in the south building and it was fantastic. A lot of choice & it was very hot & fresh. Will definately stay again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

This Premier Inn is a little dingy compared to others, and the car park is tiny and costs an eyewatering £8.50 for 24 hours. They're the bad points.

The good stuff is that the beds are great, it's amazingly quiet at night for a city centre hotel and the staff are LOVELY, both in the hotel and at its integral Longboat pub. I never normally eat at chain pubs but I actually had a really enjoyable, unpretentious meal for a very good price.

It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the city centre and all usual York attractions.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Excellent staff. Very convenient for rail station, access to city centre, 5 minute walk. Free car parking not available, NCP parking available 8.50 for 24 hours.
Would therefore advise travelling by rail.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We found all the staff welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hotel is very well situated within walking distance of the city and 5 minutes from the station and railway museum. The room was comfortable and breakfast was very good with plenty of choice.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

We booked in here for 4 nights. We chose north rather than south as cheaper. Why is it cheaper? Why is it rated less than south? I've no idea?! Maybe it's because the bar and restaurant are located in the south premier inn? Oh no, you have to leave the building, walk 20 yards next door to eat! This did not worry me in the slightest.
We were located in the Minster building which was perfect for us as set within the inside area of the accommodation area and so it's quieter. It's set back and away from both sides of the main roads of Blossom Street towards Micklegate & Station Road?
The building is quite old however and so sound proofing is not brilliant. If there were noisy people around us it would've been a problem. We must've been lucky I guess. The people upstairs were a bit heavy under foot.
The heating was a little temperamental but it wasn't too much of an issue. I just cranked it up when we needed it. It soon heated up.
Others have picked up on housekeeping. I'd say on the whole this is pretty good. The centre point of the headboard was dusty on check in so we wiped this off. Other than that it was good. We tried to keep towels for another day but they were replaced daily regardless. Probably just as well as they'd not dry anyway. No heated towel rail.
Reception staff were pleasant enough. We didn't really need to interact apart from check in and check out, but they'd always call out a greeting as we passed.
The food in the premier inn south we had was only breakfast. Pretty standard really. I had a cooked each morning which is quite acceptable. Nothing grand but quite tasty. There's actually a good selection for both cooked and continental.
I'd have no problem booking here again in the future. It's close to the station as we arrived by train and also Europcar hire as we left by hire car.

Stayed November 2013
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Additional Information about Premier Inn York City (Blossom St North) Hotel

Property: Premier Inn York City (Blossom St North) Hotel
Address: 20 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in York
#14 Romantic Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn York City (Blossom St North) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located for amenities and attractions including York train station, York Minster, the National Railway museum and the historic city walls. Our York City Centre Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant for a fresh new twist on eating out. Car parking is available a short distance from this Premier Inn - for which an additional fee may be charged. ... more   less 
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Premier Inn York City Centre (Blossom Street North) Hotel York
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Premier Lodge York

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