We stayed in Hotel 53 for a decent price on a Friday night. The location is excellent, just a 5 minute walk from the centre. We park on the Peel Street car park at the back of the hotel which is less secure but it costs just £9 for 24 hours. The hotel charge £10 for their own car park and you have to leave the car park at checkout so if you don't want to leave York at 11am, you then have to pay to park somewhere else anyway.
The room itself was small. The bed was creaky and uncomfortable. The sink was a little bit grubby but overall the room and bathroom were fairly clean. The view outside was a brick wall which meant it was very dark and we needed the lights on in the middle of the day. It was very noisy throughout the day and night in the room. People were loud outside at night but that's to be expected in a city central hotel on a Friday night. There was also a lot of noise above our room of things being wheeled about and a lot of banging until about 10.30pm. Not sure what that was. Then there was a lot of noise outside early in the morning from things being wheeled around.
The worst thing about our stay was the fact that they take a £30 frozen deposit which they give you back when the room is checked, even though I'm still waiting 4 days later. I don't find this fair at all as I ended up with £30 less money to spend during my stay and now have no money to spend at all while I'm waiting. I've never come across this before in a hotel and I've stayed in quite a few so I don't see why Hotel 53 feel they have the right to take it. It's ok them saying "don't worry, you get it back" but for some people, £30 taken for a few days is a problem. This would put me off staying there in future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 53 is in a central location within the city walls and is a short walk from York's major attractions. The hotel's clean, modern exterior is complemented by elegant interior design, creating an atmosphere of stylish simplicity. Whether you're taking a short break, staying with us for a little longer or on business you'll feel immediately at ease at Hotel 53 York. At Hotel 53, we aim for individuality and flair, with the most modern facilities to ensure that our guests receive a warm and professional service throughout their stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn York
- 53 Hotel York