This November, the Christmas market returns to York and will once again be held on Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square. With so many options, it can be difficult to know which are the best hotels near York Christmas Market. We have narrowed it down to this shortlist of hotels in the city centre that offer quality rooms, excellent service and value for money.
Hotels near York Christmas Market
Located in the heart of the city, you can experience the wonderful Christmas decorations along The Shambles to Parliament Street where the Christmas market begins. Enjoy the stalls and sample the Christmas food as you walk towards St Sampson’s Square that is lined with alpine-style chalets.
Top PickHotel Indigo York
Address: 88-96 Walmgate, York, UK
Although the Hotel Indigo is a 10-minute walk to the Christmas market, it is well worth the extra steps. This boutique hotel has a beautiful, contemporary design with thoughtful features that highlight what York has to offer. The rooms are uniquely decorated to reflect the story of the neighbourhood. The on-site bar offers craft beers. The menu is based on local Yorkshire ingredients. Further bars, boutique shops and restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.Check Availability
Address: Yorkshire House 2 Rougier Street, York
Located near York train station, Malmaison is convenient if you are arriving by train while also being less than 10 minutes from The Shambles and the Christmas market. The Malmaison is a modern boutique hotel with unique fittings, features and artwork. There is an on-site restaurant, gym and common lounge area for a relaxing stay. This is a good choice if you prefer a more modern design hotel rather than something more traditional.
The Grand, York
Address: City Centre, Station Rise, York
York’s most famous luxury hotel is set in the iconic Grade II listed former railway headquarters. The open kitchen at the Rise Restaurant showcases modern British cuisine using locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes. You can also experience a classic British afternoon tea. Facilities in the hotel include a swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gym. The Grand is 10 minutes from York Christmas Market.
Grays Court Hotel
Address: Grays Court, York
Situated near York’s City Walls, Greys Court is an enjoyable 5-minute walk to the Christmas markets, festive events, shopping and eating around The Shambles and the main Square. The hotel is in an incredible country house with stunning private gardens. The grand house is situated beside York Minster, and was once home to King James I. The Bow Room Restaurant serves a 6-course tasting menu from Tuesday to Saturday and has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and a place in the Michelin guide 2021.
Galtres Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Address: City Centre, 54 Low Petergate, York, United Kingdom
Located only 2-minutes from St Sampson’s Square and the Christmas markets, Galtres Lodge is not only a convenient place to stay but the rooms are clean and comfortable. The Georgian building overlooks York Minster in historic city centre. This hotel is excellent value for money.
To continue planning your Christmas holiday and find things to do while you’re away, our guide to York Christmas Market covers what you need to know.
Or if you’re looking to visit other destinations read our list of the best Christmas markets UK.
If you’re visiting the Christmas markets in York in December, expect a resurgence of events and visits to attractions after the quiet time experienced over the last difficult period. We recommend booking early as hotels near the Christmas markets tend to sell out quickly.
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