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BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel.

One of York's treasures, the hotel is at the heart of York overlooking the city walls, just a Roman stone's throw away from the city's historic landmarks. Five minutes from York Minster and the famous Shambles, you'll also be within easy reach of the city's selection of individual designer shops and boutiques. York has an array of museums that offer a glimpse into the city's rich past, from Jorvik to the finest railway museum in the world.

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St Maurice's Road
North Yorkshire
YO31 7JA


Charged parking is available 2 minutes walk from hotel - £5.00 for 26 hours (from 8am until 10am the following day). Redevelopment work taking place until Summer 2015, which may cause some disturbance to guests. Hotel has rooms suitable for families please contact us to book
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted No pets allowed
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our Head Chef prides himself on using only the best local produce and suppliers. Our menus focus on using seasonal produce with a modern British approach, creating classical dishes with Yorkshire twist!

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Cloisters Restaurant & Bar

Cloisters is a traditional restaurant, serving a very modern British and European style menu to reflect the qualities and experience of our kitchen brigade. We pride ourselves to ensure all our produce is locally sourced and seasonal, great food comes from amazing ingredients. We're always happy to cater for individual dietary requirements, and guests can request their particular favourites at check-in (dishes, not Chefs!).

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
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Monkgate Suite

Our largest function suite the Monkgate Suite is ideal for private parties. Situated next to our secluded courtyard the room offers ground floor access & air conditioning. The large dance floor & private bar within the room mean your guests can be well looked after as they dance the night away. A great choice for Christmas Celebrations too!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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Cloisters Restaurant & Bar

The Cloisters Bar is open 7 days a week from early morning until the last guest retires. We offer a wide range of lighter meals, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Our knowledgeable staff are always delighted to discuss your particular requirements or to advise you on the secrets in our cellar. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day in both the bar and lounge.
The Liberty Bar is also open to non-residents.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Heworth Golf Course

Although it is a relatively short course (6105 yards) it is a definite test for golfers of all abilities. The secret of a successful round is straight hitting and accepting one's punishment when in trouble. The four par three holes are rated as the toughest par threes in the York Union of Golf Clubs. The course's antiquity is reflected in the quality of the greens.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5982 Yards
No handicap required


1 miles away in Muncaster Road


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £12.00
18 holes £16.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £5.00
Tuition £17.50

Fulford Golf Course

Regarded as one of the finest tests of inland golf, the course is frequently graded in the Top 100 and is built on predominantly sandy heathland, which drains exceptionally well and provides an excellent surface for all year round golf. The greens, which were voted ''best on the European Tour'', remain consistent throughout the year, and the course drains well during the winter.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland/woodland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6743 Yards
Handicap required


3 miles away in Heslington Lane


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £32.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes


There's no better place to get married than here a the BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel at the heart of York! With a number of rooms licensed for Civil Wedding/Partnerships for up to 150 guests and a Courtyard garden for your elegant photos. This is the only hotel in York to offer the option of photos on the City Walls with the Minster as the back-cloth - the perfect setting! From the moment you say I do to the last dance we promise that everything will be just the way you want it!


Wedding service and reception venue

It's the attention to detail that makes the difference. From the first call you will find our team will make your wedding day perfect! Our room for Civil Ceremonies has lighting to match your theme, and for the table you'll find that we've matched your theme through the table plan, the menu printing and the colour of the napkins. There's a private integral bar, a large dance floor and air-conditioning - the perfect room for your perfect day!


We are very flexible. In addition to the usual fare, we've catered for brides who wanted fish and chips, grooms who wanted steak and Yorkshire ale pie, and even a full vegan wedding too! Whatever you want, we'll make it happen.

Honeymoon Suite

Our four poster rooms are perfect for romance! Beautifully furnished with big fluffy pillows, the bathrooms all have double walk-in showers too! Our more traditional four poster overlooks Monk Bar whilst the most contemporary is in the Courtyard at the back of the hotel. When you book your wedding here for sixty guests or more, you have a Four Poster with our compliments and a bottle of champagne and chocolates - how lovely is that!


Registry office:
York Register Office
56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA
01904 654477

Get in touch with Elizabeth Duck on 01904 667702

Situated in the heart of York, overlooking the historic city walls, we are the perfect choice for your wedding celebrations.

For any enquiries please call Elizabeth Duck on 01904 638086

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J45, 15.00 miles
Nearest train station: York, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 30.00 miles

St Maurice's Road
North Yorkshire
YO31 7JA

What's nearby?


  • York City FC (1 miles)

  • York City Knights (1 miles)

  • Fulford Golf Club (2 miles)

  • York Barbican Centre (0.5 miles)

  • York Waterworld (1 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • York Minster (0.5 miles)

  • City Walls and Treasurer's House (0.5 miles)

  • Jorvik Viking Museum (0.5 miles)

  • York Castle Museum (0.5 miles)

  • York Railway Museum (1 miles)


  • York City Centre (0.5 miles)

  • York Designer Outlet (2 miles)

  • Monks Cross Shopping Centre (1 miles)

  • Clifton moor (1 miles)

  • Micklegate Quarter (0.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


We believe that "It's the teamwork that makes your dream work" - and whichever member of the team you deal with you'll enjoy the highest quality of service and over 30 years experience of making things happen!

Available room set ups

U shape

Monkgate Suite

Monkgate Suite is situated on the ground floor offering level access from the car park and full disabled access both in the Suite and throughout the ground floor. The room leads to our Courtyard garden. The Monkgate has a sound-proof screen so can be used for two separate meetings or for a meeting and syndicate with built in projector and screen.

St Maurices Suite

The St Maurices Suite is situated away from the main body of the hotel offering your delegates additional peace and quiet. Positioned on the first floor the St Maurices Suite benefits from air-conditioning and natural daylight, it is the ideal choice for larger meetings. If you require a syndicate room then directly below are two rooms Christopher & Columbus perfect for up to 12 in each, both offer full disabled access and can be used independently for smaller meetings or as break out rooms.

Platinum Suite

The Platinum Suite offers purpose built conference facilities adjacent to the main entrance of the hotel. Situated on the first floor the Platinum Suite has two integral syndicate rooms all offering natural daylight. Private cloakroom facilities are within the building.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Monkgate Suite 150 80 45 45 140
St Maurices Suite 60 30 26 30 0
Christopher Breakout 20 0 0 12 0
Columbus Breakout 25 0 0 15 0
Platinum Suite 50 24 28 28 0
Silver Breakout 25 0 0 14 0
Diamond Breakout 20 0 0 12 0
Cloisters Suite 80 28 26 30 60
Cloisters Syndicate 25 0 0 12 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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05/10/2015 DeirdretheDub2013, Limerick

I visited my granddaughter who recently started university in York. I wanted to treat her to a nice overnight stay in a nice hotel. The Monkbar website showed room that looked good so I booked onlin... more


rest, relax, eat & play at BW Monkbar Hotel

05/10/2015 janpridham1960, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This is our first visit since the hotel have had a huge refurbishment programme - virtually everything has been updated or totally renewed. We stayed in one of the new disabled friendly suites - it wa... more



05/10/2015 kaforrest, Eltham, Australia

Good location but unfortunately they did not offer a car park which is important for a driving holiday. Car park was cheap though and a short walk away. Reasonable food both at breakfast and dinner an... more


Great hotel within The centre of York

03/10/2015 sarahsmith149, ellesmere port

This hotel was within walking distance of York centre. Our room was fantastic and the staff were warm and welcoming. It is a hotel of a very high quality. Very modern and very clean. The breakfast ... more


Just the job

02/10/2015 Artorius, Newcastle upon Tyne

I'd stayed here 5 years ago and it was OK - the rooms were a bit tired, but all was well. I've just come back from another stay there. Brilliant. Rooms look like they've all had a makeover - everythin... more