At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2100 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2100 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

Overview

Hotel 53 is a modern hotel in York city centre, within the historic city walls. It has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and cocktail bar and stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs. The modern rooms have hairdryers, tea/coffee-making facilities and walk-in power showers with complimentary toiletries. Disabled rooms and double rooms with twin beds are available on request. Double rooms also have a sofa bed to accommodate up to 2 children up to the age of 12 years. Hotel 53 is less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from York Racecourse and less than a mile (1.6 km) from York Rail Station. The major attractions are a short walk away. Limited on-site parking is available at an additional charge.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Room service
  • Half board rates available
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage

General Info

  • Total number of rooms 100
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator/lift
  • No- smoking property
  • Suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Number of floors 5
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Rollaway beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Window opens

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • York Castle Museum 0.10 miles
  • York Barbican 0.11 miles
  • St. Deny's Church 0.13 miles
  • Clifford's Tower 0.14 miles
  • Fairfax House 0.20 miles
  • St. Margaret's Church 0.20 miles
  • National Centre for Early Music 0.20 miles
  • Walmgate Bar 0.21 miles
  • York Army Museum 0.23 miles
  • Merchant Adventurers' Hall 0.23 miles
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Resort Info

York

York

Hotels and Apartments

A wide selection of accommodation in York is available to suite your specific taste and budget. From luxury hotel to self-catering apartments and from hostels to a quaint cabin in the woods, the city offers an extensive list of comfortable options to sleep during your York holiday. If you’re on a cheap getaway to York, there are still plenty of excellent accommodation choices near the city centre that will keep you close to all the fun.

Whether you want your stay in the historic city centre or in a tranquil countryside, you can book your choice of hotel in York with Alpharooms as booking is super secure and easy. Novotel York Centre, Hotel Indigo York, Hilton The Grand Hotel and Spa and some of the 4 and 5 star properties that are perfect for you if you seek supreme luxury or relaxation. Apart from hotel, there are many good self-catering apartments in York, which are well-suited for families looking for more privacy and space. You can also get budget hotels in York which may not have all luxuries but offer great amenities for a comfortable stay. Some of these include Hampton by Hilton, Burton Villa Guest House, Priory Hotel, etc.

About

A walled city in northeast England, York is one of the most popular tourist attractions in UK. The city is known for its long history, character and rich heritage, which is well-reflected in its beautiful gothic cathedrals, museums, galleries and castle.

York Minister is the major landmark in the city and is also one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. York is a picturesque riverside city encircled by ancient Roman walls, hence the past is delightfully inescapable. You can plan for York holiday all year around to enjoy its weather, festivals, cultural events and more however spring and summer sees more crowd in the city. From shopping to eating and enjoying nightlife, York is a complete package for tourists looking for picturesque location, fun activities and relaxation. Hotels in York are plenty to cater every style of traveller and whether you’re looking for luxury or budget accommodation, York caters to all.

Where to stay

Accommodation in York is plenty and it will be difficult to decide where to stay as you’ll get everything-from river views to a peaceful countryside feel and a lively ambiance in the city centre. All the neighbourhoods have different character and are blessed with something unique to make your stay memorable. Choose from lavish 5-star properties with spa and other luxuries, quint beautiful townhouses or privately run boutique hotels in York, which are mainly situated in the city centre. If you’re seeking elegant country house hotels in York, all these are located just outside of the city surrounded by rural scenery, offering a quaint feel. With organized public transit and bus links that reaches all corners of the city and further, wherever you chose to stay in York, you won’t be far from the main attractions. So pick your hotel or any other accommodation that’s ideal for you without thinking much about the distance.

Attractions

The city is packed with a host of things to do and explore all just within two-kilometers. From historic buildings to bridges and museums to galleries, York has something for everyone, whether you’re visiting the city with your friends, family or solo.

Explore the largest medieval church in England, York Minster, which is an impressive building and its grand proportions are reflected in the quality of the craftsmanship. There is guided tour available if you want to know this historical marvel well. Enjoy a walk along York's medieval city walls, which was built in 14th century and till today the city’s original Roman structure have been nicely preserved. Another major attraction is Clifford's Tower from where you can enjoy stunning city views. Some popular museums in the city-York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum will leave a lasting impression on you. Other attractions that you can’t afford to miss during York holiday are- Jorvik Viking Centre, Castle Howard, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens and Stonegate and Barley Hall. After the sightseeing, spend some time exploring the riverbanks of the River Ouse, which divides York in two.

Nightlife

York boasts a thriving nightlife but it is not only about nightclubs as there are many places where you can go out and enjoy till early hours. Nightlife in the city has something for everyone to enjoy.

There are a host of chic pubs and bars in the Swinegate / Little Stonegate, including the famous Kennedy’s, 1331, Bobo Lobo and The Biltmore and Sotano where weekend can be spend in ultimate fun. If you’re looking for something more traditional, the Guy Fawkes Inn or the Blue Bell are a great place to hangout with a pint in an ideal pub setting. Try the open mic nights which is quite famous now in bars such as Dusk, The Nook and Sotano. Visit-The Edinburgh Arms and The Spread Eagle for enjoying jam nights or head to The Phoenix Inn where jazz jam nights are organized every Wednesday. York holiday is incomplete without enjoying the vibrant nightlife, which is worth your time.

Eat and Drink

York is a popular foodie destination, packed with amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, that offer food from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a special fine dining or an afternoon tea, York has it all to please your culinary fancy. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of gastronomic selections in York. There is quite and extraordinary number of restaurants, offering all international cuisines that too with a distinct twist. Along with the scrumptious food, enjoy special glass of wine on any riverside terraces or drink a pint from locally-brewed craft beer in a quirky bar, the choice is all yours!

Try small plates at The Rise, enjoy tasty authentic flavours at 29 States – The Indian Kitchen or if you love vegetarian and vegan delights, head to Source. You can also opt to eat delicious meal from an extensive menu with river views at The Star Inn the City. Some other good options to eat in the town includes Meltons, Delrios Italian, Cote Brasserie York and Bennetts Bistro, among others.

Shopping

During your York holiday, one of the major surprises that await you are its many lively shops and markets. You can easily spend good time enjoying a stroll while doing window shopping around the city centre.

York is a shopper’s dream and there are just so many shop windows to look in which has come up due to the high demand from tourists and locals alike. Visit the famous York Snickleways and streets, which are always packed with shoppers. You’ll be dazzled by an array of shops here that will cater to even your most unique requirement. From souvenir shops, arts & crafts specialists to famous high street name such as Marks & Spencer, BHS, W.H. Smith, Browns Of York, you’ll find it all here. The other options include Newgate Market which opens daily, then there is Coppergate shopping complex, home to store like Fenwicks, Boots, Evans and Thomas the Baker, among others. Overall, there is no better place for some retail therapy than York.

Fast Facts

  • Nearest airports: Leeds/Bradford Airport
  • Flight time from London to York: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Sterling pound
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Hotel 53 York City Centre Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2100 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
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6/10 Good

14 May 2016

City break

I picked this hotel because it was new and very near the city centre and castle. In fact it is only a short walk to both. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the breakfast superb. I would have no hesitation in making a repeat booking.

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast
8/10 Great

17 June 2015

Very Good York Hotel

Our first trip to Hotel 53, having stayed at several other york hotels over the years, and will definitely use it again. Good location in a quieter part of the city but very handy for several bars, restaurants and shops within 5 minutes walk. Has several reserved spaces on a private car park directly across the street which is secured at night. Friendly staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and car parking. Quiet rooms.
6/10 Good

24 July 2013

Good base hotel

Basic hotel no air con but fans are available on request, staff friendly and helpful If your there over the weekend ask for a room at the front as there is a working men's club at the rear with loud acts on at night, good base hotel 5 mins from York centre with majority of points of interest with walking distance

The best thing about my stay was...

Hotel within walking distance of all places of interest
10/10 Amazing

06 November 2012

Perfect hotel for weekend break

Friendly staff at reception and in the dining hall. Room was excellent value, perfect for a quick break. The room was spotless and the shower was excellent! No complaints.

The best thing about my stay was...

Great value, would definitely recommend.
10/10 Amazing

04 November 2012

brilliant stay

Stayed for one night with breakfast included staff very helpful when we wanted to borrow some champayne glasses even asked if we wanted an ice bucket too!. Beds so comfortable had a brilliant night sleep. York a short walk away nice french bistro round the corner 14.95 for three courses bargain. Would definatly stay here in hte future breakfast hot and tasty nice fresh orange not the watered down nasty fake stuff.

The best thing about my stay was...

comfortable beds nice tasty breafast
2/10 Okay

01 October 2012

York races weekend

Excellent hotel. Loved it and would defo go back again. The location was perfect - just a few minutes walk into the centre of York and about a 20 minute walk to the race course. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Good parking facilities. The breakfast was excellent - lots of choice. The room was really clean and comfortable and had the best towels that we have ever had in a hotel before. Yes, it was a little bit tired in places (hole in the settee) but in the scheme of things that was a minor issue and certainly wouldn't put us off going again. It was also incredibly quiet and I thought that we were the only people in the hotel until we went to breakfast and saw how many people there were. Loved it and would highly recommend it.

8/10 Great

03 September 2012

excellent

Pleasant rooms, pleasant staff, good location, good price, and whether you want full english or continetal, its all there! I would go there again!

The best thing about my stay was...

nice bed and cosy duvet!
10/10 Amazing

11 June 2012

Well situated - excellent value for money

Very close to city centre - in walking distance. Very well kept, clean and beautiful entrance. Mimimalistic - which is what we like. The room was spotless, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. Facilities provide were of a high standard, coffee, tea etc.

8/10 Great

11 June 2012

Totally Value for money

Really suprised with the hotel, 2 mins from "The Shambles" literally. The reception/bar area is very trendy and restaurant for breakfast was lovely, bedroom was clean and just what we needed for a one night stay, only issue was the width of the quilts felt too narrow for the bed, but other than that would go again no problem.

10/10 Amazing

23 May 2012

A wonderful place for a relaxing city break

We stayed at hotel 53 for a city break, were a little worried re parking from previous reviews, however, we arrived on a Friday on race weekend and were immediately given a ticket for the carpark, directly opposite, in a numbered bay, undercover. It did close at 2130, but as the hotel is close to all things we didn't require our car until we left. Checkin was easy, reception staff helpful and informative. Room was ready 2hrs earlier than required checkin time. Room spacious, clean, facilities good, Internet access easily available, shower room lovely, room cleaned as soon as you went out, and no bother if you wanted them to come back. Breakfast, good choice, food hot, no restriction on how much you wanted to eat. Bar area small and comfortable, restaurant at night good choice, reasonably priced, and set menu plan available with wine if preferred. Location central to all ares we required in York. A relaxing stay.

The best thing about my stay was...

Reasonably priced, good value.