We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 45 York hotels

The Groves

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Saint Peters Grove, York YO30 6AQ, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Groves to your Saves list
The Groves
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
94%
Ranked #2 of 45 hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Old_Soldier_346 Newbury, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (686)
  • Photos (135)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (130)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

686 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    470
    175
    30
    7
    4
See reviews for
83
411
33
28
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (130)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Groves is a little gem of a place. We were located in the cottage, outside of the main hotel but it was all clean and very quiet. The staff were all extremely polite and the breakfast was very nice. The location is ideally suited for a quick walk into the city of York and the wifi speed puts all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel as said before iclose to Minster and set in a quiet area. It has a courtyard at the back near the car park which would be a nice area to relax in good weather. The main hotel was welcoming and looked clean. The staff were welcoming and helpfull. The breakfast was fine there was a good collection of cereals... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely old house with lots of period features. Our room (21) was comfortable & despite being directly over Reception there was little noise. The room above had creaking floorboards & early risers staying in it but again we weren't disturbed too much. The staff are excellent, friendly & efficient. Breakfasts were superb, freshly cooked & good portions. I particularly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

We recall your stay and are delighted you found your room comfortable; were welcomed warmly by our staff and enjoyed our superb cooked to order breakfasts. Thank you. Sorry to hear you were a little disturbed by some early rising neighbours but glad this did not detract from an otherwise great stay. Do get in touch if returning to York... More

Goole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here one night for my birthday this week. Booked late to take advantage of a cheap deal, and used Trip Advisor to fine tune my choices. We were looking for a hotel with free parking and that is a rare thing in York. I always use a combination of things when booking accommodation, such as this site, comparison websites... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

Great to hear you had an excellent time here for your birthday enjoying all aspects of your stay. York is indeed particularly busy this time of year and during race meetings but do check back in the winter as York is also a lovely place to visit in the new year and we will have some great special deals too!... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a one night stay on a Saturday night and a lovely spacious and comfortable room (room 25) and a great nights sleep. Its a great location, just a 10 min stroll into the centre of York. The service was great, the building was beautiful - we couldn't ask for more. Given that this was only about £20 a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

Great to hear you had an excellent stay and appreciated our grand building whilst looking for something a little different from the standard chain hotels. Glad you found our four poster room (25) spacious comfortable too. Whilst one night Saturday night stays are at a premium in York in August, our own website (as you have found) as well as... More

Cambridge
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to endorse much of the positive feedback that I've read on TA. My mother, sister and I have just had a most enjoyable 3 night stay at The Groves. My mother was in a fully accessible and spacious room on the ground floor. It had recently been refurbished. My sister was in a small single room on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

We recall your stay and are all pleased you had an excellent time and we lived up to your (high!) expectations. Also glad you made use of our fully accessible room and were comfortable throughout your stay. As mentioned any niggles are always best brought to the attention of staff and in the majority of cases can be remedied straight... More

STOKE-ON-TRENT
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of three stayed at The Groves for one evening and were shown to room 39 in an annex across the way from the main hotel. The bathroom was nice and clean and the room a good size, however the mattresses, duvets and pillows were of poor quality for the standard of hotel, coupled with this the room was incredibly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Owner at The Groves, responded to this review

I was disappointed to see your first review on TA was so so average and intend to urgently review your comments. Also I was sorry to read you were uncomfortable during the recent heat wave and further compounded by other irritations. We will take immediate remedial action as and where required and thank you for your useful comments. Yours sincerely... More

Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in May this year whilst visiting the UK. We found the hotel very clean and comfortable, we had a really nice spacious room at the front of the main building, overlooking the quiet road. Great breakfasts, and free parking. Helpful staff. Easy walk into the town centre. Would definitely return here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you had an excellent stay all round. Thank you for recommending us. If you are ever back in York do get in touch and we would be glad to welcome you back here again. Kind regards, Edward & all the staff @ The Groves York More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us spent two nights at the Groves a couple of weeks ago. The rooms we had were bright, spacious and very clean. All the staff in the hotel were friendly and welcoming. The hotel is situated up a very quiet cul de sac, but is just a ten minute walk away from the centre of York. Will definitely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you had an excellent stay and enjoyed our peaceful location just ten minutes walk from York minster with FREE on-site parking (very rare in York these days)! Thank you for recommending us and when returning to York make sure to give us a call/email as direct bookings come with a discount and favourable terms. We hope to... More

thurso
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th visit to The Groves, it just gets better and better. This time we were in Room 25, the room with the 4 poster bed. Plenty of space to spread yourself out in. Very clean and tidy and fully appointed. The Staff are brilliant and the service is second to none. Will be back again next year.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you had yet another excellent stay. Regular guests such as yourselves are the best compliment to our hard working team here. It was great to welcome you back again. We look forward to hearing from you soon about your return to The Groves. Kind regards, Edward & all the staff @ The Groves York More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Groves, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Groves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Groves

Address: 15 Saint Peters Grove, York YO30 6AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Groves 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Otel so you can book your The Groves reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Groves Hotel York
Groves Hotel York

135 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (87)
Viewed
Room/suite (35)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (49)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in York with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Luxury Hotel in York #4 Romantic Hotel in York #5 Business Hotel in York #6 Family Hotel in York
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Personal summary by the owner: The Groves provides first class bed and breakfast accommodation in a pleasant tranquil setting just minutes on foot to the historic city centre. Rooms & bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes - you pay for what you get - yet we are proudly competitive price wise. If you are staying for 3 or more nights or travelling long haul, we highly recommend, subject to budget, taking a large room if available. You will have a clean en-suite room, comfortable bed, a complimentary refreshment tray, and a hearty Yorkshire breakfast. We provide a polite unpretentious helpful service in a 'non-chain' quirky charming environment. We are owner operated and not complacent realising your free time is valuable to you and us. The Groves is unsuitable for groups wanting to party excessively. Other groups contact us for further information. Free parking until checkout. Wifi(that generally has a good signal) flat fee of £4. The accommodation is over 2 floors - no lift. We have ground floor accessible rooms by request. Room fans but no air conditioning. We love York and look forward to welcoming you to The Groves - email or telephone for best rates. David ... more   less 
Number of rooms
20

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Groves staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer