I have wanted to stay at the Dean Court Hotel for a very long time. It did not disappoint.
The position of the Dean Court is fantastic - right on top of the cathedral, close to all of York city centre and a short stroll from Bettys Cafe!! What more could you want?
On arrival outside , we parked our car and entered the reception with our luggage. We checked in, our luggage was taken to our room for us, and our car was taken to be valet parked. Our room was on the second floor over looking the front of the hotel. There was a tiny lift which we decided not to use as it was so small it would not fit us both at the same time!! I have never seen such a small lift! I used the lift later in our stay and it was fine, just very very small.
Our room was lovely. It was large, nicely decorated and well furnished. The bathroom was also spacious and really nicely decorated in dark blue and white.
The bed was very comfortable and had a choice of pillows (firmer memory foam pillows are stored in the wardrobe). We found we needed to open a window during the night (we like some fresh air). This meant that we had some noise from the taxi queue on the opposite side of the road all night long. This didn't really disturb me but my husband noticed it more.
Breakfast is in the main restaurant. There is a good choice of cooked items to order as well as a good buffet of continental breakfast items. The full English included fried bread, which I love! Toast arrived promptly, so did the hot drinks.
On the day we were leaving, we were able to leave our luggage at the hotel all day, and leave the car in the valet parking until we needed it. When we collected everything later it was all done very efficiently and quickly.
We didn't try the bistro during our stay.
We had a lovely stay in York and definitely hope to be back in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dean Court has the finest location in the city, standing in the shadow of York Minster. Everything is within walking distance, including city walls and all York's famous attractions.The hotel recently received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and is a previous winner of the regional Hotel of the Year Award.Entering one finds contemporary design, with emphasis on elegance and comfort. Rooms are well-equipped and individually styled. Superior and de Luxe rooms have outstanding views of the Minster. Rooms have flat screen TVs, 30 ftv channels and DVD players. There's an extensive range of DVD's and an iPOD docking station. Little "extras" include robes, brollies and mineral water. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The Dean Court is notably child-friendly with four well equipped family rooms. Guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs will also enjoy facilities in a quartet of rooms. Ramp access is available with staff assistance, all public rooms and restaurants are on one level, no steps. D.C.H the Restaurant has a 2AA Rosette Award whilst THE COURT Bistro & Bar offers a more informal menu in a setting with mixed seating styles. Both eateries offer the finest food and service, with local and seasonal local produce predominant in menus.There is an impressive range for vegetarian guests and those with gluten free diets. The eighty-bin wine list offers twenty wines by the glass, and a large choice of beers from local breweries and around the world. An extensive cocktail list is available too.The hotel is non-smoking. Public areas are air-conditioned. The hotel has its own secure car park which is competitively priced and includes a valet-parking service ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western York
- York Best Western