On arrival we were told that we had to pay a £30 deposit in case of damage etc - we are regular travellers and have not come across this before, maybe if it was a posh hotel I would understand but...so they freeze £30 in your bank in your bank for up to 10 days! we were not aware of this until we arrived, what if we were on a budget and had really saved to have this one night away?! I actually could have done with not having the money 'frozen', that way we could have went to a nicer restraunt, do they do this to everyone or just me and my boyfriend as we are a young couple? hm, I was also not impressed with the attitude of the lady who told us, she was not sorry we weren't aware of this and seemed to get a kick out of telling us.
Hotel car park was full so we parked in peel street car park just behind which is free after 6pm and free on sundays so we didn't have to pay for parking at all :)
Room - Decor very nice and modern, It was clean...expected. However our 'double' was 2 singles pushed together which personally I didn't care about but some would, and I dread to think about how cramped it would be if the room actually is used as a twin. no view. Bathroom, desk, lack of space, desk and small television was very much like student accomodation.
Apart from the lady mentioned above, all the other staff are very pleasant and helpful especially Claire (I think that was her name) and Lee (bar). As we had a lack of funds we decided to get a bottle of wine and take it to the room after our meal, tesco was closed so got one from the bar... result was £18 for a bottle of rose that would cost £5 in tesco!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 53 is in a central location within the city walls and is a short walk from York's major attractions. The hotel's clean, modern exterior is complemented by elegant interior design, creating an atmosphere of stylish simplicity. Whether you're taking a short break, staying with us for a little longer or on business you'll feel immediately at ease at Hotel 53 York. At Hotel 53, we aim for individuality and flair, with the most modern facilities to ensure that our guests receive a warm and professional service throughout their stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn York
- 53 Hotel York