This is a pretty good large Premier Inn right in the heart of York. It is really convenient for the station, plus the York City Sightseeing buses stop pretty well right outside the front door.
The hotel consists of three blocks, one is the main block fronting onto Blossom Street, about 80 of the rooms are in the second is behind the main block, and there is a third block that fronts onto Queen Street.
We had a family room, which was essentially one of their regular rooms with two put-me-up beds for the kids, smaller than some of the other family rooms we've had in other Premier Inn's, but perfectly fine for our needs.
As others have said, parking is a major problem here. There is a pay and display car park with an entrance off Queen Street which cost us £25 for 36 hours. Most people seem to park their cars there and just leave them, primarily because with such a demand for spaces if you move the car you'll lose your space. The overflow are sent over to the Queen Street NCP Car Park that is accessible from the narrow lane that runs in front of the houses and then is over next to the station long term parking. The hotel have a discount deal with them to park there. Again demand for those spaces is high as the same car park is used by a number of the nearby hotels that are similarly limited on parking.
The other issue is that this isn't the only Premier Inn. This is one of two Premier Inn's on Blossom Street, the other built four years ago is called Blossom Street South is the other side of the New York Institute building. The two hotels have combined services so North gets a Costa Coffee and meeting rooms whilst the restaurant where breakfast is served is on the ground floor of the much newer Blossom Street South, and the only way to get to it from this hotel is by going out onto Blossom Street and walking down - don't forget an umbrella if it's raining! It's also worth bearing in mind that at busy times (we were there in half-term) the restaurant struggles to cope with the numbers of people as both North and South are pretty big, so on the first day by about 8:30am the queue of families waiting for their pre-paid breakfast was out the door and the restaurant was absolutely packed.
Pros: Convenient City Centre Location
Cons: Lack of Parking, No Restaurant in this hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located for amenities and attractions including York train station, York Minster, the National Railway museum and the historic city walls. Our York City Centre Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant for a fresh new twist on eating out. Car parking is available a short distance from this Premier Inn - for which an additional fee may be charged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn York City Centre (Blossom Street North) Hotel York
- York Premier Inn
- Premier Lodge York