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St. Mary's Guest House
Ranked #47 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife & I have been here 3 times now & we love coming back, we came for the Xmas shopping & you cannot get a better place to stay, the friendliness of Barry & Co really makes you feel at home, the rooms are cosy & warm on the chilly winter nights. The breakfasts are always worth getting up for & put us on until late afternoon. We will be returning again & again we love it......

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at the St Mary's for 2nights on the 23rd to the 25th of November 2012.We were greeted by Barry on arrival. Lovely room clean comfortable and a good sized bathroom. Breakfast is well worth getting up for and the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Good location only a couple of minutes from the river and a nice walk into the city.Have to agree with reviewer Mountainview 7 that Barry and his staff could show the bigger hotel chains how to treat their customers. We plan to stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Myself, Hubby and 17th year old daughter have just spent a perfect half term break at St Mary's Guest House. Barry, Caroline and Julie go out of their way to ensure you have a perfect stay and all 3 could show the bigger hotel chains how to treat their customers. We stayed in 2 rooms on the ground floor which were perfect for us with flat screen TV's, comfy beds and showers which got nice and hot ( essential for me). The Guest House is in the perfect location ( 5 minute's) to stroll into York either along the river or through the Abbey Gardens.
Breakfast cooked by Barry and delivered with a friendly chat by Caroline and Julie was lovely with plenty of choice( I loved the fresh fruit salad with yoghurt followed by scrambled eggs on toast) with a huge cooked breakfast available if you wanted it.
The Wi-Fi connection in the rooms was excellent- essential for our 17 year old and we were free to come and go all day essential when foot resting is needed after walking the length of the York Wall's and York's shopping streets all day.
All in all we will definitely be back and thank you to Barry, Caroline and Julie for a lovely holiday.

Tracy, Martin and Sarah

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at St Mary's last year and this year returned, with friends in tow and it was, once again a fantastic stay, we had both booked the king size rooms, good size, clean, warm and comfortable. Brilliant location, nice quiet street but just a few minutes walk down by the river gets you into the heart of York.
The breakfast was lovely, a good way to start the day, friendly hosts and good value for money. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed with my partner on 19/10/12 for 2 nights. We both enjoyed our stay and found the owners very friendly and helpfull. The guesthouse was very clean and tidy. The room although not overally big was more than adequate for our 2 night stay.
The breakfast was excellent with a good variety of foods and nothing was too much trouble to make.
It is in a good location about a 10 min walk along the canal into the centre.
Would definately stay here and recommend to others
Thankyou for making our stay enjoyable
Graham and hannah

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed for two nights with friends for the last day of the races. The location is excellent - just a short walk down the river leads you straight into York centre, yet the street the guest house is on is peaceful and quiet.
Rooms lovely and clean, honestly couldn't say a bad word about it ! Hosts very friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast was amazing.
All in all can't recommend this guesthouse enough, go on treat yourself !!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at St Marys for the weekend in September. The location is excellent, very central and with easy access to all areas of York city centre. The place was quiet and well decorated and the breakfast was very well presented and cooked to perfection.

The only issue we had was the bedroom which was at the very top of the building, which in our opinion was not quite worth the amount we paid for it in terms of size, decoration and facilities. The bed was very squeaky so sleep was a little disturbed and the shower was a little temperamental; however it was clean and well maintained overall. I believe we had a standard double room rather than a king room so this perhaps was the reason why?

The proprietor and his staff were all very friendly and helpful. We would stay again but in a different room next time....

Room Tip: Go for the king room if given a choice, it may be worth the money compared to the double room.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about St. Mary's Guest House

Address: 16/17 Longfield Terrace | Bootham, York YO30 7DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $138 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Mary's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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