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Hotel 53
Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in York
Glasgow
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17 reviews
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“1st class stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Excellent stay - staff were so helpful from arrival to departure.
Room was immaculately clean and well presented. We booked breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have stayed in this hotel many times over the last few years and will continue to do so. We had room 504 and did not experience any noise. The room did not overlook the main road.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 504 no noise from road
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 1 Saturday night in November it cost £161 for room only!!! They said they could justify the price as it was the 1st day of the Christmas fair, well the fair wasn't even on! The room we had overlooked the main road, it would have been quieter sleeping on the M25. When I mention this on check out the young girl on the desk just dismissed it. Let me just say I WILL NOT BE STAYING HERE AGAIN.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Went for 1 night, booked it up late on laterooms, and read prior reviews to make sure it was ok. Room was just as expected, just as described. We chose not to get breakfast with the room as I knew there were many places near by which would do a breakfast, and probably at a better price. Hotel was located in the centre of York, and a short walk to all the main parts of the city. The car park costs, and there is another car park just up the street from the hotel which also costs, but what do you expect from a city centre hotel.
Only downsides there really was – there was only 1 big towel. There were two of us staying, one big towel, and one small towel. Surely there should have been 2 towels in the room to begin with? And the other, no bedside table, or wardrobe, just a rail to hang your clothes.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed in Hotel 53 for a decent price on a Friday night. The location is excellent, just a 5 minute walk from the centre. We park on the Peel Street car park at the back of the hotel which is less secure but it costs just £9 for 24 hours. The hotel charge £10 for their own car park and you have to leave the car park at checkout so if you don't want to leave York at 11am, you then have to pay to park somewhere else anyway.

The room itself was small. The bed was creaky and uncomfortable. The sink was a little bit grubby but overall the room and bathroom were fairly clean. The view outside was a brick wall which meant it was very dark and we needed the lights on in the middle of the day. It was very noisy throughout the day and night in the room. People were loud outside at night but that's to be expected in a city central hotel on a Friday night. There was also a lot of noise above our room of things being wheeled about and a lot of banging until about 10.30pm. Not sure what that was. Then there was a lot of noise outside early in the morning from things being wheeled around.

The worst thing about our stay was the fact that they take a £30 frozen deposit which they give you back when the room is checked, even though I'm still waiting 4 days later. I don't find this fair at all as I ended up with £30 less money to spend during my stay and now have no money to spend at all while I'm waiting. I've never come across this before in a hotel and I've stayed in quite a few so I don't see why Hotel 53 feel they have the right to take it. It's ok them saying "don't worry, you get it back" but for some people, £30 taken for a few days is a problem. This would put me off staying there in future.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We stopped in the hotel for a visit to York with the Mrs and kids. The staff were helpful and the hotel looks modern and clean. The rooms were the same although I have never stopped in a room with no bedside cabinets or wardrobes. Instead there was an open rail to hang clothes on and I left my phone on the floor next to the bed.

The room was very narrow which is why I assume they did not put furniture in it? Also, who chose the corridor carpet? It gave me a headache.

The location is good in central York and easy to walk to the restaurants, bars and visitor attractions. There is a car park opposite with parking for guests at a £10 charge for 24 hours we parked there.

The breakfast was good and plenty to go at. Price of the hotel was not that fantastic but for location and quality it is a reasonable option for central York. Would I go again? Yes a definite option.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the hotel room only as reading other reviews we knew there was a weatherspoons opposite, which was excellent value also for breakfast. The hotel staff were very quick and showed excellent customer service skills. They were very helpful giving us advise where to eat out and providing directions to locations. Car parking was good value for money £10 per day in comparison to other car park sites. Hotel room was clean, spacious. only negative would be no bath, a shower only. But i am sure if we requested a room with a bath, they would of looked after us. All in all we would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Hotel 53 - we stayed overnight as we had tickets to see Bryan Ferry 14th November at the Barbican. Hotel 53 close to the Barbican and a great location and easy to walk to all different locations within York. Lovely glass entrance, efficient reception and good seated area with small bar and toilet facilities. Check in swift. Good secure storage area to leave luggage if you check in early as we did then we returned to collect our key 3.30pm. Digital lift next to reception and we were the fourth floor - Room 411 Double Room and booked bed and breakfast. Good sized room with large comfy bed great walk in shower. Coffee making facilities. Great tv and easy to watch in bed. Slight noise from above and next door but not disappointed with the room nor Hotel. We will return again and good to know what a great place Hotel 53 is to stay in. Wished we'd stayed longer.

Room Tip: Room 411 double room with good large walk in shower which had a side view. Maybe noisy if your room...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel 53
Address: 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 53 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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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