Booked purely on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews, never seen so many positive reviews! Not a huge fan of 'lodge' chains, OK for one night's stay when going somewhere else.
Booked on Premier website nice and easy with all needed info available.
Arrived and parked in last parking spot, parking could be a problem if you arrive late. They offer you the NCP in York RI some 150 yards away, £2.40 overnight if you leave before 9am.
Check-in was fine and allocated room was in seperate block with entry by room key that didn't always work first nor second swipe. I was quite suprised by the room. Reasonable room for 2 adults and 2 medium sized children, large TV, air con, bath/shower, drinks tray. Corperate but OK for our 4 nights, children were a little perturbed with their 'beds' appearing to be a matress on the floor but on inspection they were on a slide-out base from under the double bed.
Breakfast was excellent and politely instructed, it's buffet self service. Not a lot of tables in the restaurant area so you need to arive early or late to avoid waiting or having to sit in the bar or Costa Coffee area and therefore having a bit of a trek to get your food!
Restaurant also serves evening meals which we found to be a little plain but well cooked and served and good value.
Hotel's big plus point is it's position, opposite Mickelgate Bar, 200 yards from the railway station. You can forget the car, onto the wall go left for the Minster or go right for Castle Museum/Jorvik, 10 mins walk for both. Locally there is a Sainsbury Local/KFC/Fish and Chips/cinema all within 100 yards.
Found hotel staff to be personable and good which I didn't expect, it's a 'lodge' and it's a chain. Although it's not my prefered style of accomodation I found it hard to fault any part of the product. We had a good time in York and I think the hotel did add to it. It's informal, well maintained and reasonably priced, the staff probably do make the difference giving the place some character. Would I use Premier Inn again, not sure it wouldn't be my initial choice, would I use this hotel again, yes.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn York City Centre (Blossom Street North) Hotel York
- York Premier Inn
- Premier Lodge York