I had business in York for a couple of nights and I'd seen this hotel from previous leisure trips. Its location close to the train station was my main reason for booking as it's less than 5 minutes' walk away.
As one would expect from a Hilton hotel, customer service was of a high standard. Check-in was quick and efficient and all the important details were pointed out - the free wifi and the lounge/bar area!
The room was very modern, spacious and above all clean. A nice touch was the provision of at least six power sockets, including ones at each side of the bed for the all-important mobile phone charging. The bathroom was a little cramped but again spotlessly clean and with a good selection of towels and toiletries. Yes, there's also the essential for business travellers - an iron and ironing board!
Free wifi coverage was fast with strong signal in the rooms and public areas, enabling me to Skype my wife seamlessly from room to bar.
Breakfast was a buffet with a good range of sensible options, and well cooked too.
I'd heartily recommend the hotel for business travellers due to the good power and free wifi, but it's in an ideal location for general sightseeing as well. Within 5 minutes' walk you can be in the National Railway Museum, the Shambles or even a good way along the city walls. York Brewery is 75 metres up the road too if you've ever wondered how ales are made and have an hour to spare.
Travellers with cars beware: there's no onsite parking (common to a lot of hotels in York) and the nearby NCP car park's discounted rate is about £11/24 hours. If you're coming by public transport you can't do much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampton by Hilton York is five minutes' walk from York railway station in the heart of the historic city centre. Stay in a cosy guest room and sleep well on a comfy Hampton bed(C), staying connected in your guest room with free high-speed internet access. We also offer a range of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. Start each day with Hampton's inclusive hot breakfast. ... more less
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