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.

The York Canberra

4.0 of 5 31 Giles St., Canberra 2604, Australia
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The York Canberra
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The York Canberra
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your after a hotel with a concierge and thick walls and unlimited hot water then the york is not your destination. Finding the apartments was a challenge itself with the entrance tucked in next to the main building. I must admit the lady at reception was very welcoming and incredibly understanding. Once entering the studio it was very dark.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mt Eliza, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed at The York a few times over the past 2 years and simply due to it's location, it's kind of become my 'go to'. Unfortunately though, it's slowly getting a little rough around the edges. However no matter how great the location or how helpful staff, if a place starts showing signs of wear-n-tear, it's quickly off the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wollongong, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On a recent business trip I wanted to book a place out of the touristy centre of Canberra, so I booked one night here and was given a room on level 1 above the Restaurant. I should have known it would be noisy and it was. The smokers gather outside on the footpath and talk very loudly and when the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have stayed at The York regularly over the past ten years or so and love the location, the comfort, tasteful decor and space. This time we were in apartment 106, behind the restaurant. We know from past experience that it is noisy when the restaurant is operating, but the restaurant was closed during the Christmas holiday period. However the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Easy to book , find and with their parking secure and included ( we had a car and a motorbike ) this stay was great. Reception were also accommodating last minute with an extra 1/2 hr on checkout .. Lovely room, ground floor with a spacious balcony . Air con , lots of lamps for subtle lighting , lovely furnishings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Spacious rooms, very clean and quiet. The boutique feel means less people and more personalised service. Very friendly staff and close by to local shops and cafes. Self contained with everything! I would definately recommend for parents with babies and children. A very safe environment with a secure underground car park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at The York Canberra, and consider this a quaint little gem of a hotel, close to the Canberra dining precinct, as well as the Government precinct (where we enjoyed a rigorous lakeside walk, and a tour of Parliament House). The hotel is quite comfortable, and has a separate bedroom (king-size bed)/lounge & living areas. Car parking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First stay at The York and very pleased. Great location literally surrounded by restaurants and cafes. Friendly and efficient service, and comfortable well equipped accommodation. Look forward to returning. Recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I am a regular visitor to The York,both for business and personal stays, and have been for 10 years...they must be doing something right.The staff have been here since I started visiting and are always sociable and helpful.The location is great with easy access to shops, restaurants,the lake and tourist attractions such as the National Art Gallery. There are different... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mudgeeraba, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Boutique hotel style. good value. The reception staff are helpful but respect your 'space'. Kingston is good - top eating out or takeaway food options, plus bank, taxi rank. Been a regular for 10 yrs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The York Canberra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The York Canberra

Address: 31 Giles St., Canberra 2604, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The York Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Odigeo and TripOnline SA so you can book your The York Canberra 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:
York Canberra Kingston
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Canberra
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra

15 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
Room/suite (7)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Bathroom (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay