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61 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1NX England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#31 of 201 B&Bs / Inns in York
Certificate of Excellence
Comfortable and friendly Avondale Guest House is perfectly located in a wonderful vibrant area just 5 minutes walk from the river and the ancient city walls. We offer all en suite rooms, a fabulous choice of breakfasts using all local ingredients, try our whisky porridge to start your day! We happily cater to all diets, we love York and will tell you all you need to know about what to see and where to visit.
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hmphotos wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed the weekend as I had a wedding to go to. Carole made me feel very welcome and made sure taxi was booked for wedding. B&B very comfortable and close to amenities. Breakfasts were wonderful. Certainly will stay again the next time I visit York!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Carol P wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
Great guest House. Carole and Wendy made us feel at home. Lovely room, great service and one of the best breakfast we have had for a good while. In a good location for york only about 15mins walk. Would come here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Digger154913 wrote a review Oct 2019
Calgary, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was clean, the location was minutes from everything York and the food was absolutely delicious. Both Carole and Wendy were gracious hosts, answering any questions and providing directions to the best things to see and do. Carole also helped us out immensely by giving us our room two days early due to us having to leave an appallingly substandard property in Manchester. Thank you once again!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sue H wrote a review Sep 2019
Nambour, Australia25 contributions5 helpful votes
Avondale Guesthouse is the best guesthouse we have stayed at on our travels. Carole and Wendy went out of their way to help us and made us very comfortable. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful. I recommend the whisky porridge and the salmon. The room was warm, the bed comfortable and the shower hot. The house is lovely. Free parking is also a huge plus.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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stewartmar wrote a review Aug 2019
Kenya89 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed at Avondale Guest House for two nights in August. Our host Carole greeted us when we arrived and quickly made us feel welcome. Both Carole and Wendy went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. It was like a home-from-home. We were in a top-floor room - a lot of stairs to get there, but well worth the effort. It was a good-sized room with a double and a single bed, so perfect for myself and my two young children. The beds were comfortable, and the quiet at night ensured a good night's sleep. The bathroom was very new looking, very clean and spacious. The attic windows looked out across the rooftops of York towards Rowntree Park. The home-cooked breakfast was superb and we were able to select from a wide variety breakfast options. The whiskey porridge is a must-try item - delicious - best porridge I have ever tasted. It set me up for the day. The location is excellent - within walking distance of York’s main attractions - and it has free-parking - something hard to get with accommodation within the centre of York. On future trips to York, this will be the place I will always want to stay :-)
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Date of stay: August 2019
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$117 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avondale Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Avondale Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Rowntree Park (0.2 miles), The Swan (0.2 miles), and Southlands Methodist Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avondale Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Avondale Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avondale Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avondale Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melton's, Robinsons Cafe, and Pig & Pastry.
Is Avondale Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of York.
Are there any historical sites close to Avondale Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.4 miles), Holy Trinity Church (0.8 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.6 miles).