Although York is not a big city compared to either London or Liverpool, this city still has its own imprint with its dedicated beauty. There are many landmarks and things to do in York with kids that you can plan your family trip here in 2-3 days. Whereby, either some charming medieval corner or the magnificent Gothic cathedral is the must-visit place when you visit York. This city is kind of interested in those who love history and culture. Chocolate also the most famous food here that your family could taste at least once time. Therefore, finding the best family hotels in York seems easy at a good rate for everyone.
The best neighborhood for the family is the city center. It is pretty convenient for you to visit some iconic landmarks such as the York Minster or York Cruise. However, if you would like to explore the Yorkshire Dales or North Yorkshire, you should rent a car or book a tour for more convenience.
Meanwhile, if you concern about the best time to visit York, it should be good for the whole year. This city is a perfect destination in the year-round with many fabulous events. However, from March-May is the best time to travel to York since the weather is great and all the flowers bloom. December is also a good time at Christmas but you have to prepare for a long queue and crowded. Well then, if you love York, let’s start to visit this place and round check some accommodations for your family.
1. Holiday Inn York City Centre (budget)
Holiday Inn is kind of good for a family to stay with many services for kids to support parents. This is one of the best family hotels in York this recently. The position is excellent when it’s near the most key destination in York. Whereby, it’s not far from the city center that is quite near the York Castle Museum and York Minster. Besides that, the York Train Station is only a distance of 1.1 km from the hotel. You can use public transportation during staying here since there is no parking place. Moreover, they provide kids’ meals and a free crib for kids from 0-2 years old.
2. DoubleTree by Hilton York (middle-range)
If you have kids over 6 years old, this is one of a good family hotels in York that you can consider. The atmosphere of the hotel makes you feel warm and comfortable. Therein, the special things are each guest who stays here will receive a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in. Besides that, the location is very good when you can easy to reach out to York Minster and Kings Square in only 5 minutes walk. The York Train Station is near there and it’s so convenient neighborhood with supermarkets and markets around within 1 km. There is a parking site with GBP 13 per day. Furthermore, they provide kids’ meals with a small extra fee and the fitness center is free.
3. Middletons (middle-range)
Middletons bring to their guests a fresh air feeling from nature. For the first time, you may thought that step in an old house in a suburb. The decoration is quite rustic and elegant with a small garden at the facade and a courtyard with another garden outside. Meanwhile, the location is excellent where you can walk to the York Train Station and York Castle Museum. The parking site is also available at GBP 10 per day. Besides, there are many good services for the family such as kids’ meals, a free crib for kids under 3 years old, and some board games for a family. Hence, list out this place into your list of family hotels in York for more options.
4. Hilton York (middle-range)
Hilton York located in the heart of York city that is very near River Ouse. It’s convenient to go most of the key attractions in York such as York Dungeon, York Castle Museum, and Clifford’s Tower from here! Meanwhile, the hotel has spacious family rooms with a bathtub and airy. Though they can’t provide a kids’ meal, but they offer a free crib for the kids under 3 years old. You should request it when book a room. There is a car parking nearby with cost GBP 25 per day. Besides that, a good fitness center is available for free. You can rent a bicycle at the hotel for a short exploration of the city.
5. Hotel Indigo York (middle-range)
The decoration of this hotel is very attractive like a boutique design and looks so elegant. Their standard rooms are kind of spacious with a great city view from the window. Therein, the room is good for parents and kids under 10 years old and a free crib will be provided for kids 0-2 years old. Meanwhile, the service is convenient for a family with kids’ meals, good breakfasts, and some board games for the family. The location is also a plus of this hotel where is near many restaurants and bars. It’s easy to go to the must-visit places in York such as Clifford’s Tower and York Castle Museum.
6. Novotel York Centre (middle-range)
The Novotel York Centre has a great location in the heart of York and one of the popular family hotels in York. From this hotel, it is easy to go to most of the key attractions in York by walk. Therein, it’s very near the Ouse River if you love to stay around the nature scenes. There are an indoor swimming pool and a spacious outdoor terrace area. They also provide kids’ meals with a small extra fee but can’t offer a crib. However, the family rooms will have a sofa bed that is quite comfy for one person. It’s fit for a family with 4 people!
7. ibis York Centre (budget)
Though the rooms are not so spacious and also not so special on the decoration, it’s very clean and airy. There are many convenient services for a family’s stay here. Therein, they offer a kid-friendly buffet, kids’ meals, and also a free crib or extra bed when requested. Regarding the location, it is a good neighborhood when you can easy to find restaurants, supermarkets, and markets within 2 km. The York Train Station is so close to the hotel and you can use public transportation to reach any key attractions in York. In case you love to drive, there is a parking site with only GBP 9 per day.
8. The Churchill Hotel (middle-range)
If you love to enjoy the old British style, you should consider staying in this hotel. The Churchill Hotel is a mix between the boutique and modern style of decoration. There is a green-land garden outside with fresh air and wonderful coffee. Most of the furniture here is artifacts and some of the rooms have a unique design. Meanwhile, the location is also a great point of this hotel. It isn’t far the York Train Station and York Minster Library. Besides that, there are many good restaurants and coffee shops around the area. If you would like to experience the York Boat River Ouse, it’s convenient too! Furthermore, the family rooms also provide some board games with a great city view. However, there is no free crib, it should be paid an extra fee for a crib or extra bed.
9. Goodramgate Apartments (middle-range)
A condo-hotel or apartment is a great choice for those families who love to stay in a private place. Goodramgate Apartments located in the center of York with enough necessary for a family’s vacation with kids. Therein, they offer a kitchen, bedrooms, and also kids’ TV channels that can accommodate up to 16 people. It depends on the number of your family members, you can consider by the price and the condition included. Meanwhile, it is quite convenient to go to York St John University, York Minster, and York’s Chocolate Story by walk from this apartment. The parking site also available at cost GBP 15 per day.
10. Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre (budget)
This is a condo-hotel that is quite suitable for a small family up to 5 people in the heart of York city. It’s very near the Ouse River and York Castle Museum. There are enough amenities for a family in your room that are designed soundproof. Also, there are many entertainments for the family with kids’ TV channels, books, DVDs & music for kids. However, there is no parking onsite, you still can park outside at GBP 12 per day. Otherwise, you can use public transportation since it’s also convenient to walk to York Train Station.
The fresh air and antique-streets in York make people love this small city. If this is your next place for a family trip, you should check for some good family hotels in York. There are many classical hotels style that will bring comfort to your family. Besides that, you also can check out some recommendations to help you find suitable accommodations for your family.