The grande-dame of York in the heart of the City with views of the Minster

Principal York, just steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York.

Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel, blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than a place to sleep.

Rest assured we’re committed to high levels of cleanliness. It is all backed by our IHG Clean Promise.

Staycation in York in 2021

The Times picked out York as one of six cities to staycation in 2021 and noted Principal York as ‘one of the UK’s most glamorous station hotels’, we think so too! 

If you are looking to Staycation with us this Summer then there is no better time to book with our latest offers. 

Latest Offers

Our latest offers and promotions

Rooms & Suites

Bedrooms and suites comfortably mix tradition and modernity

Local area

Ancient walls, contemporary independent shops and must-see sights


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site Parking (additional charge)
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna & Steam
  • Spa treatments
  • Gym
  • Gardens
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dog-Friendly (£30 supplement)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre
  • Meeting/Event facilities
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • Lift
  • Accessible rooms