York has a superb choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation located within the city’s medieval walls, close to the river Ouse and on the outskirts on the north and south sides of the city. All are within easy walking distance of central attractions and transport links. Many are family run or Grade II Listed, with highly commended reviews, breakfast awards and 4 or 5 Star Grades. Modern essentials such as high speed free WiFi come as standard in B&Bs here in one of the UK’s best WiFi enabled cities with numerous free WiFi zones.
All budgets and tastes are catered for in York’s variety of B&B guest houses whether you’re looking for a contemporary boutique B&B, a heritage guest house gem for a romantic weekend break or a child friendly B&B with spacious family en-suite rooms. Leave the car behind and arrive by train – York B&Bs are centrally situated and within an easy stroll of York station on the fast East Coast Mainline. For visitors arriving by car, browse and book from an extensive choice of York B&Bs with parking in leafy residential suburbs just a few minutes’ walk from central attractions and bus/rail links.
Location – B&B Guest House Quarters
Peacefully situated clusters of York B&B guest houses sit north and south of the city centre, only a 5 to 15 minute scenic stroll from major tourist attractions. Many also offer guest parking or parking permits, always a bonus in a city where parking is limited and you’ll find an excellent selection of family friendly guest houses in these outlying leafy residential areas with large family en-suite rooms, parking and gardens.
To the south along the Fulford Road (A19) there is an outstanding selection of cottage B&Bs and historic guest houses easily accessed off the A64 ring road and conveniently placed for York Racecourse, city centre attractions, York Designer Outlet and business quarters. In a south side B&B you will also be conveniently situated for York Universtity in the Heslington area and a spot of golf at Fulford Golf Club! On the northern edge of York city centre beautiful Victorian guest houses cluster around leafy Clifton Green and Bootham just a short, scenic 5 minute walk from the Minster and major tourist attractions. Stunning luxury historic B&Bs in this area of the city centre are perfect for romantic weekend breaks.
B&B Guest Houses with Parking
York B&B Guest Houses with parking are plentiful on the south and north sides of the city, all easily accessed off the A64 outer ring-road and usually around a 10 minute stroll from the heart of the city centre. B&B accommodation north of the centre in the Bootham and Clifton areas are set well back from the A19 and offer a more peaceful York base, and in many cases guaranteed off street private parking for all guests. These are ideal for visitors arriving with cars and for longer business stays and touring guests looking to explore not just York city centre but also the nearby North Yorkshire Moors and Dales.
Guests arriving with cars to the city for York Race days and events will find a plentiful supply of B&B guest houses with private parking near Knavesmire on the south side, enabling you to leave your car safely parked at your B&B whilst you attend racing events. These south side B&Bs are also just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Family Friendly B&Bs
York is a city for families, packed with top family attractions including Jorvik Viking Centre and the free entry National Railway Museum. Purchase your money saving York Pass in advance of your visit and book one of the city’s many child friendly B&B Guest Houses just minutes from central attractions. B&Bs with spacious family en-suite rooms aren’t hard to find in York, a best family friendly city break. They can be found across the city, on the south and north side and some even offer large apartment style B&B rooms which are a great option for family groups. Many family friendly York B&B owners have children themselves and go that extra mile to ensure a comfortable stay with cots, highchairs, toys, games, PlayStations and videos available. Look to the outskirts of the city for family friendly B&Bs with large enclosed gardens some with play areas plus secure private parking, an essential for families arriving by car with children.
Historic/ Romantic B&B Guest Houses
York has a beautiful collection of centrally clustered historic romantic B&Bs. The city is an extra special destination for a romantic break packed with award-winning dining experiences, spectacular heritage architecture, world class museums and galleries, quirky shops around the Shambles and a choice of chocolate experiences. The city’s many Grade II Listed B&Bs include Georgian gems in the centre with sumptuous boutique rooms featuring the perfect mix of contemporary luxury and original features, along with a range of romantic extras. Stay in a romantic Victorian guest house in the leafy Clifton area on the north side of the city, just a few minutes’ scenic riverside stroll from York Minster. York is a city tailor-made for romantic getaways offering a plentiful choice of elegant, award-winning town house B&Bs and boutique guest houses.
Pet Friendly B&Bs
Pampered pooches are in for a treat in pet friendly York B&Bs. The city has a collection of dog friendly bed and breakfast accommodation run by owners who have pets of their own. Find these on the leafy outskirts of the city, on the south and north sides usually close to public gardens and parks offering convenient dog exercising areas. Pets are often welcome by arrangement, so ensure you discuss pet stays with B&B proprietors when booking. Some will allow you to leave dogs in rooms whilst you are out, others will not. Well behaved pets may also be welcome free of charge or for a small fee.
B&Bs for Groups
Groups are welcome in a selection of York B&Bs, with the option of booking the entire guest house for a group city break, a large family group or corporate/ wedding gathering. Large B&B guest houses can accommodation over 30 guests and offer a choice of rooms including single, double and family rooms. Some also have meeting rooms or separate conference/event space onsite, ideal for corporate groups.
York B&B Special Offers
Browse special offers for York B&B Guest Houses here on iknow. Discount deals and complimentary extras are available all year round from midweek deals and free nights to romantic extras in rooms and early bird and last minute discounts!