Built in 1906 as the North Eastern Railway Headquarters, The Grand York, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, boasts a stately character with sweeping stone staircases, original wood panelling, parquet flooring and acres of marble. The extravagance and grandeur is all a reminder of the buildings former status as an icon of the golden age of railway travel. Now reborn as a hotel, but retaining its original splendour, with its intricate stonework and marble detailing, The Grand, York features beautiful public spaces, extraordinarily spacious rooms, two restaurants and bars, meetings and conference rooms, an executive lounge, a spa and a state-of-the-art cookery school.
Situated next to the ancient walls that enclose the city centre, and with views of York Minster, the hotel is located at a historical crossroads – the perfect place to explore the city. The train station is a three minute walk from the hotel and the hotel’s porters are able to collect your luggage from the station.
The Grand is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing weekend away, to make lifelong memories, to celebrate an occasion or to simply escape to one of Europe’s most historic cities. With a restaurant, bar, cookery school, spa and in-room dining options, the hotel is able to provide ultimate five-star R&R and the perfect staycation for couples, friends and families.
For families, there are a selection of rooms which sleep up to four guests, two adults and two children, and the hotel also provides children’s goody bags, amenities and much more.
Built in 1906, the hotel pays homage to it’s Edwardian roots with parquet and marble flooring, floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful Grand Boardroom which was once the boardroom for The North Eastern Railway HQ.
In 2018 the hotel added another 100 bedrooms which tie into the railway heritage in terms of design but also provide a modern twist on classic Edwardian architecture.
Food & drink
The Rise Restaurant celebrates all that is great about Yorkshire and serves local and seasonal produce with a menu that puts a modern twist on traditional dishes. As well as an indoor restaurant, there is also has an outdoor terrace which is perfect to enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. The hotel boasts two bars both which provide unique and bespoke drinks as well as timeless favourites.
The Grand is only a five-minute walk from York’s historic town centre and therefore is in walking distance of iconic attractions such as York Minster, JORVIK Viking Centre, York’s Dungeons and York Castle. A short drive from the hotel are seaside resorts and historic buildings such as Castle Howard
There are direct trains to York via all major train stations such as London, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle. There are also airports nearby such as Leeds Braford and Manchester.