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Elmbank Hotel

The Mount Driffield Terrace, York YO24 1GE England
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#26 of 49 hotels in York
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Located in the Mickelgate Ward of York overlooking York Racecourse and the Knavesmire Strays lies The Elmbank Hotel, a historical 19th century townhouse that has been elegantly restored to offer a boutique guest experience in the heart of the city. Our interior has been tastefully rejuvenated to offer a harmonious blend of old and new features, seamlessly complemented by plush, colourful interiors, all inspired by Art Nouveau patterns and the equestrian roots of the city to which it calls home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
216Reviews22Q+A25Room tips
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Mathew Midgley wrote a review Jun 19
Bradford, United Kingdom113 contributions15 helpful votes
Really nice hotel, great location only 15 minutes from the train station. Rooms are nice and comfy. The staff were amazing and friendly, really making our stay welcoming. The breakfast menu had loads of choice and the food was great. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Only 15 minutes away from the train station
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Amanda wrote a review Jun 16
Essex, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely hotel and staff were amazing. Bit of a walk from the centre but bus stop close by if the walk is a bit too much. Comfortable clean spacious rooms with TV. Bar area and restaurant for breakfast felt very safe. Yorkshire breakfast was good quality and gluten free accommodated
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available but as with everywhere in York limited. It was busy when we got there but we...
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jackybrown8 wrote a review Jun 15
Sunderland, United Kingdom123 contributions62 helpful votes
Had a fabulous stay at this superb hotel, nothing too much trouble for all the friendly helpful staff, especially banter with Scottish lad (sorry didn't get your name!!) Room spotless clean, n very comfy bed. food in restaurant excellent , well prepared and fresh, Even four in a bed couldn't fault it !!! Would definitely recommend and WILL DEFINITELY be back !!!! Credit to all the staff
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Date of stay: June 2021
Emma wrote a review Jun 12
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We visited The Elmbank for an afternoon tea and was utterly dissapointed. We understand with current covid situations staffing is at a minimum but when you are paying for something you expect good service. The service was slow, we had to ask for things including the tea and coffe and by the time the food reached us the sandwhiches had started to go dry. We have contacted the hotel in hope this wont happen to anyone else but have still no response from them so we certainly would not reccomend here for an afternoon tea
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
HPATON200 wrote a review Jun 11
Glagow13 contributions
I am just back from a lovely break at the Elmbank Hotel in York (first time I have been to York) & I would highly recommend! DEAL 🤑- I booked the two night DBB offer with Prosecco £258 total cost for 2 people which I think was very reasonable for high season & in York 🏛 HOTEL 🏨- the hotel is located just outside of York (10-15 minutes walk from the city centre) 3.30h from Glashow & had parking. It is to note though parking is limited however there is free down the street close to the racecourse which was perfect for us. The decor of the hotel is gorgeous (very Art Deco inspired & super clean). ROOM 🛌 - We were luckily enough to be upgraded on check-in to a superior house double room & it was gorgeous, so spacious. The mini bar was a nice touch filled with soft drinks (as I mentioned I didn’t drink Prosecco) 🤣 I also loved the roll top bath 🛁 STAFF 🙋‍♂️ - Staff were very professional & so friendly despite being really busy. Especially the restaurant & bar staff. John, Devon, Victoria & the lady who checked us in were all so friendly! FOOD 🥘 - The food was delicious both nights however the menu is a maybe little limited for multiple nights. The breakfast was delicious, great variety, freshly cooked & served promptly. Overall I would highly recommend a break here to explore this beautiful Town 🏛!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$59 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elmbank Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Elmbank Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Railway Museum (0.7 miles), Can You Escape? York (0.7 miles), and Rowntree Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elmbank Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elmbank Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Elmbank Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Elmbank Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elmbank Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include skosh, The Rattle Owl, and Melton's.
Is Elmbank Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of York.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elmbank Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Elmbank Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (0.8 miles), Holy Trinity Church (1.0 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.9 miles).
Is Elmbank Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.