Our hotel will delight you with its tranquillity yet close proximity to all York’s main tourist attractions and businesses. Opening in 1973 with the first building, the hotel now comprises a collection of six historically listed buildings, restored from dereliction over the past 30 years by the Clark family, and sympathetically modernised providing a variety of styles throughout its 56 bedrooms. Here you can kick off your shoes, make yourself at home and take some time out from life’s hustle and bustle and watch the world go by. The hotel is ideally located within the ancient city walls of historic York, and catering for customers visiting for business or pleasure, extends you a warm and friendly welcome.
All of our rooms are en-suite. Each room has a complimentary beverage tray and biscuits, hairdryers, TV and radio and a direct dial phone. A laundry service, room service, newspapers, iron and ironing board, selected toiletries, luggage storage and wireless internet access (in public places) are available upon request.
Our kitchen team produces tempting dishes based on local, national and international cuisine, the emphasis being the use of locally produced fresh food. All special diets can be catered for, but advance notice is appreciated to allow for the purchase of specific requirements. Relaxed and unpretentious, dinner is served by our Restaurant team each evening in either the Conservatory or Sawmill dining room. Ideal for a light snack in the lounge or evening dinner, you won’t be disappointed. Further hotel facilities also include the Sawmill and Conservatory dining rooms, licensed bar, private dining and coach parking. The hotel does not have a lift in any of the buildings, however ground floor rooms are available.
We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies with a choice of two packages or a bespoke wedding service available - contact us for further details.
Guests enjoy use of the facilities at the Emperors Gym which include an indoor pool, state of the art cardio equipment, free weights, Aerobics and Zumba classes, Spinning studio, sauna and vibration plates. A range of massage and beauty treatments can also be enjoyed at the gym.
Contact the hotel directly for the best deal. Third party agents can only offer you room only rates. No one night stays on Saturdays.
Please note the postcode for our parking lot is YO1 6DU.
York is easily accessible from the A64, A1, M1 & M62 Although there are many routes into York, we recommend the following: On reaching the York Outer Ring road – the A64 and the A1237, take the shortest route to the York West (A1036) junction. This is Tadcaster Road Proceed straight on along this road, through several sets of traffic lights, past York Race-course which will be on your right, until you reach the city walls in front of you. This is Micklegate Bar At these traffic lights, turn right, into Nunnery Lane. The city wall will be to your left Proceed along this road, bearing left into Price’s Lane, and left again into Bishopgate Street. This is part if the Inner-Ring road before the river bridge, just as the city wall ends, turn left into Skeldergate, and immediately left again into Cromwell Road.