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Hotel 53
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in York
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

On the whole this is a good value for money hotel in a good location
Parking is £10 if done thru reception
Big rooms , but shower was either hot or cold
TV in the room was tiny .. 14 inches was ridiculously small
The lobby smelt really badly of chip fat which came from the kitchen area
And thought it was strange the restaurant wasn't open at the weekends - however there's loads of great places to eat in York
Few niggles but can't fault it for the price
Reception staff v friendly and a credit to the hotel

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Good location within 5 min walking distance from york centre, originally booked into a inter joining room called reception to get this changed the lady immediately changed our room and even fetched the new room key up to us (thanks) Excellent service and a great attitude from all the staff. A little cheaper than most of the hotels with the same location and to be honest a bargain for the price, have stayed in almost all of the top hotels in york but for the money this is well worth the price, would defiantly stay here again, hotel itself very quiet we slept well and Didn't hear a thing all night! the only downside was the strong smell of paint, I'm guessing the rooms have recently been decorated. Good powerful shower and the room was spotless! Breakfast was ok and the restaurant staff very polite.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of Dec 2013 so that we could visit the York christmas markets. We could not fault this hotel at all, the room was very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly - which made our stay very pleasant. We ate in the restaurant of the hotel and was amazed on how good and how much food you got for your money, would definately eat and stay in this hotel again. The location was perfect too, just a short walk to all the shops etc. Thanks for the perfect weekend away hotel 53.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Stayed at hotel 53 for a 2 night stay feb 14 with friends and we all loved it.
Staff are very friendly. It's modern and very clean. Breakfast is buffet style and was yummy. Loads of choice. Fruit cereals and full cooked.
It's only about a 3/4 min walk to the Golden Fleece pub. Parking is right across the road.
Would DEFINATELY stay again

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
Thank ant1tom
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed for one night on business at short notice. This was the only hotel in York which I found offering Free WiFi; the other hotels charge £ 10 for over an hour (details usually hidden in the small print). In 2014 it is unacceptable for hotels to charge for WiFi. So choosing Hotel 53 was a no brainer since I could also have breakfast at the hotel. Will stay here when I next visit York.

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Conveniently situated for visiting York
Excellent staff in this hotel from the receptionists who organised my booking and taxis to the waiters at breakfast time and the night porter who sorted out an early morning call for me.
Good sized room and bathroom with walk-in shower...both clean and tidy (Room 407)
Very quiet
Good WiFi signal
Good value for money. Small discount given if everything is paid for in advance which is a nice touch.
Breakfast was English or Continental. Good and tasty selection of food. Bilberries with Yoghurt which I last ate in Finland were very welcome

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Bed was two twinned beds linked together. Mattress on the side nearest to the window markedly sagged in the middle so I slept on the other bed as I could not sleep.
Electric kettle had a sticker on it saying it had passed a recent electrical safety test yet the screws in the plug were so loose, it was unsafe to put the plug into a socket.
Telephone instructions in the booklet supplied in the room made no sense for early morning calls. This may have been because they were written for a different model of telephone to that in the room.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hotel ticks all the boxes - impecably clean, very nice rooms, good food. But one aspect stood head & shoulders above everything else - The staff.

They were excellent, and I mean ALL OF THEM were excellent. This is extremely rare - normally there's at least one who let's the side down, but not at Hotel 53. Having managed large staff teams I appreciate the care & attention that has gone into selection, induction, on-going training, motivation & camaraderie. Their unilateral knowledge, appearance and attitude was top drawer, as was the way they manage to be extremely helpful without being overbearing.

The fact that this stood out for me demonstrates it's rarity - 10/10, thank you!

HIGHLY recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank JJBatup
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

A small and modern hotel within walking distance of the city centre.
We stayed for one evening (Saturday) and found the staff to be very welcoming. Our room was a good size. The amenities in the room were adequate for our short stay. It was comfortable and very clean.
The bar area was open and friendly for our group on the evening, after eating out. Again the bar staff very efficient and friendly.
At breakfast we were served quickly and efficiently and were allowed to sit around without being rushed. A good choice of continental style breakfast or full english.
Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would definitley recommend this hotel. Very convenient for the city centre.
There are some car parking facilities opposite hotel which are limited. However, there is also another carpark within walking distance and reasonable costs.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not overlooking main road. We had a room overlooking the cemetery, it was quiet!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank MJS57
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Additional Information about Hotel 53

Address: 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in York
Price Range: $68 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 53 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel 53 is in a central location within the city walls and is a short walk from York's major attractions. The hotel's clean, modern exterior is complemented by elegant interior design, creating an atmosphere of stylish simplicity. Whether you're taking a short break, staying with us for a little longer or on business you'll feel immediately at ease at Hotel 53 York. At Hotel 53, we aim for individuality and flair, with the most modern facilities to ensure that our guests receive a warm and professional service throughout their stay. ... more   less 
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Quality Inn York
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