York hotels with Parking


York hotels with parking

Founded in 71 AD as a military fortress near the junction of the Foss and Ouse, York has certainly come a long way. These days, it’s famous for its mediaeval architecture, a truly impressive set of city walls, and its magnificent Victorian railway station. Each year, York welcomes around 8.5 million visitors who come to experience more than 2000 years of English history in a city that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires.

York is an exceptionally popular destination for history buffs. There are numerous walking tours on offer that will take you to all of the historical highlights, such as the Roman city walls; York Minster, one of the largest gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe; Clifford’s Tower, an iconic symbol of York’s mediaeval past; The Shambles, the best-preserved mediaeval street in the UK with its ancient cobblestones and timber framed buildings; and York Castle Museum where you can learn all there is to know about mediaeval crime and punishment. All this doesn’t mean that York is stuck in the past, though. It has a lively and vibrant arts and culture scene that attracts art enthusiasts, theatre lovers, and music aficionados from around the globe. Museums, galleries, and theatres like the Theatre Royal, host everything from classic plays and exhibitions to contemporary productions. The annual York Festival of Ideas celebrates art, culture, and intellectual exploration and also contributes to the city’s cultural scene. York manages to combine all this history and culture with a distinct love of food and drink, with an abundance of lively eateries and traditional pubs serving up hearty British cuisine. If you’re heading there for the food, definitely hit up the Shambles Market for the biggest range and the best artisanal options. Like many other older towns and cities in the UK, the narrow, winding streets make for great walking but aren’t that friendly towards drivers. Parking can be difficult to find or eye-wateringly expensive, assuming you manage to find it in the first place. This guide aims to help you find well-liked hotels and other accommodation providers in York that either offer free or deeply-discounted parking on-site or nearby.

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York Hotels with free or discounted parking for guests

Not all of us have the same travel budget or preferences when it comes to accommodation. However, one thing we all value is affordable and convenient parking. The following hotels, B&Bs, and guest houses have received high ratings on Booking.com, the largest accommodation booking site globally. It’s important to note that this list only includes serviced accommodations, so you won’t find any self-service AirBnB-style apartments or villas here. To cater to different budgets, we have categorised our recommendations into budget, mid-range, and luxury options. Please keep in mind that specific prices are not provided as they can vary depending on the season.

Budget Options

St George’s Hotel

St George’s Hotel is a family-run bed and breakfast located in a stylish Victorian building opposite York’s famous racecourse. In addition to being a 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice hotel, it’s also exceptionally highly rated on Booking.com for its overall service and value for money. Guests can enjoy delicious home-cooked breakfasts in the clean and inviting rooms or in a private garden, and the hotel is located no more than a 10-minute walk from the city walls and the famous Micklegate Bar. They offer private onsite parking at a cost of £10 per day. Please contact them in advance to book a parking spot.

Brentwood Guest House

Brentwood Guest House is a four-star family-run guest house that also offers great value for money in its price class. Their rooms are cosy, and well-equipped with TVs, hairdryers, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Located just a few minutes walk from the city centre, Brentwood Guest House makes for a great base of operations for someone looking to explore York on foot or on a budget. You can also stretch your legs at the Bootham Park Sports Ground less than a 3-min walk away. They’re especially well-liked by couples, who rate them at 9.1 for a two-person trip. Streetside parking is available for guests at a cost of £5 per day. Contact them to book parking in advance.

Mid-range Options

Ascot House

Ascot House offers charming family-run accommodations set in a Victorian house dating back to the 1860s. With a bus stop right across the street and being no more than a few minutes walk from the city centre, it makes this another great option for people looking for a convenient base. The hotel manages to keep a lot of its Victorian charm while offering all the modern conveniences we have come to expect while travelling. Definitely don’t skip the award-winning breakfast in the timelessly elegant dining room. Guests can enjoy free, onsite, and secure parking.

Poplar House Serviced Apartments

Poplar House Serviced Apartments is one of the highest-rated accommodation providers in York with an average rating of 9.4. While you won’t find an award-winning in-house restaurant here, Poplar House does provide you with everything you need for a clean, cosy, and comfortable serviced apartment stay. Guests love it for its convenient location, spacious living room, affordable price, and welcome pack, consisting of basic foodstuffs and drinks to get you settled after a long day of travelling. Guests can enjoy free private parking off the street.


Middletons is a great option for the history buffs travelling to York. As a collection of six historical Grade-II listed buildings around a private and secluded courtyard in the heart of York, Middletons has a lot to offer. The on-site Sawmill restaurant is well known to locals and serves a varied menu throughout the day. You can also enjoy a couple of craft drinks on either of their sunny terraces or hotel gardens. While Middletons is only a short walk away from many of the top York attractions, we’d understand if you prefer to just laze the days away right here. They offer private onsite parking for their guests at a cost of £12.50 per day.

Luxury Accommodation

The Churchill Hotel

The Churchill Hotel offers luxury accommodations in an original Georgian mansion right in the heart of York. It features modern styling and facilities that blend into the traditional architecture in beautiful and unique ways. In addition to being very highly rated, the Churchill also features an award-winning brasserie, The Wellington Bar that serves a wide range of drinks, and a large beer garden with a wood burning pizza oven. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable and kitted with flat-screen TVs and modern bathrooms and design. Guests may use their private onsite parking at a cost of £15 per day.

Minster Walk Guesthouse

Minster Walk Guesthouse has a 3-century history of welcoming guests through its coaching inn doors. Located practically across the street from Museum park, a 19th century park with Roman ruins, the Minster Walk Guesthouse is no more than a stone’s throw away from the city centre. Guests frequently mention the comfort of the Egyptian cotton bed linen, the delicious breakfasts prepared in-house, and the complimentary homemade cakes. Minster Walk Guesthouse is only a 5-min walk from Shambles, making it a great option from which to explore the city. Private guest parking is available onsite at a cost of £15 per day. 

Parking near popular hotels in York

While unique boutique hotels and other accommodations are great fun to find and explore, there are times when people tend to gravitate towards what they’re more familiar with. People travelling on business, for example, often pick out the big names in accommodation for their standardised service, features, and loyalty programmes. Hotels such as the Radisson Blu, Hilton, Marriott etc. all come to mind when thinking of large international chains. While most of these hotels typically provide private onsite parking, there might be occasions when the parking is not available or feels too expensive. As part of this guide, we’ve located some good parking alternatives near popular hotels in York.

Hotel Indigo York, an IHG Hotel

Hotel Indigo York, an IHG Hotel is a member of the massively successful IHG group headquartered in Windsor. Good food, a blend of chic and rustic design elements, and overall great value for money. Located just to the east of the River Foss, a short walk from all the action. Hotel Indigo York doesn’t offer parking facilities, nor do they make parking reservations. The nearest secure parking spaces are:

  • Peel Street Car Park // £13/day    // 0.2 miles 
  • Q-Park Barbican // £17.50/day // 0.3 miles        
  • Q-Park Shambles // £22/day    // 0.3 miles

OYO Diamonds Inn

The OYO Diamond Inn forms part of the OYO group, which offers standardised quality assurances for consistent levels of comfort at very competitive prices. While the rooms lack the lustre of some of the other options on this list, it’s extremely close to the town centre and within walking distance of my attractions. The OYO Diamond Inn doesn’t have private parking, and guests are encouraged to park at nearby options. These include:

  • Monk Bar Car Park // £16/per day // 0.2 miles
  • Foss Bank Car Park // £2/hour // 0.3 miles
    • Foss Bank Car Park is free from 8pm to 8am, however, it is locked overnight from 8:30pm to 8am
  • Union Terrace Car Park // £16/day // 0.4 miles

Hilton York

The Hilton Group rarely needs an introduction. They offer a wide range of rooms with all the features and amenities you could expect from an international, upmarket chain. Good restaurants, fitness rooms, and plenty of corporate facilities (among others) is the norm for the Hilton group. The Hilton York is located across the street from Clifford’s Tower and overlooks the river for stunning views all round. Private parking is not available, only valet parking at a cost of £25 per day. The nearest other secure options are:

  • Coppergate Car Park // £3h/h       // 0.2 miles
    • Coppergate Car park is free from 7pm to 7am, however, it is locked overnight after 7pm
  • Castle Car Park // £4/overnight // 0.1 mile
    • Daytime parking is expensive at £3/hour, however, their overnight parking is a good deal compared to the hotel prices.
  • Peel Street Car Park // £13/day // 0.3 miles

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Check out our free map of all the accommodation options in this article. For more ways to save on parking in York, check out this useful map that explores other parking options.