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BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel.

The fully refurbished BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel is at the very heart of the historic and vibrant city of York offering a contemporary and boutique hotel. Boasting 125 stunning bedrooms with a destination restaurant - The Yorkshire bar and grill and state of the art conference and events facilities.

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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). Hotel has rooms suitable for families please contact us to book Unfortunately the Monkbar no longer accept pets
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!

Chef Ben Allnutt

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The Yorkshire bar and grill

The Yorkshire bar and grill celebrates the very best in the region's produce. With so much on offer you can choose from home comforts to informal Yorkshire tapas or an incredible la carte menu. The contemporary bar and walled garden make the perfect place to relax with a glass of locally distilled Masons gin and tonic.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

The Yorkshire bar and grill

Open for brunch from 8am daily, you will be greeted by staff with a professional yet relaxed approach, who appreciate the importance of great service and great coffee!

Booths and arms chairs nestle together to create a relaxed and sophisticated bar perfect for a coffee or a bite to eat.

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


With years of experience the team will guide you through the planning to ensure that your event exceeds your expectations. Our range of meeting rooms means we have the perfect facilities for a small intimate Board Meeting to a large conference for up to 250 delegates

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 walled garden and has a private bar within the room making it ideal for large meetings and private dining

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.

The Dales

The Dales - Our brand new state of the art event space suitable for up to 250 people has integrated audio visual equipment, wide screen projection and HDMI connectivity. Floor to ceiling natural daylight and complimentary high speed internet access is included for all delegates

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
The Dales 250 100 50 60 200
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Nice stay

26/11/2015 Cath S, Derby, England, United Kingdom

This hotel has been refurbished and has lovely decor but some of the key features that travellers look for have sadly been overlooked. The room I had was a standard double and was spacious with large ... more


overnight stay in York

26/11/2015 N110PMmargarets, York

Very efficient reception. Lovely room in the Town House, on second floor with view of the Minster. Room immaculate, same with bathroom. Plenty of tea and coffee. Also good supply of reading matter re... more


If you're stayin in York - try it!

24/11/2015 TonyLutterworth, Lutterworth, United Kingdom

Superb and newly refurbished hotel, friendly staff, good food and sensible bar prices - would definitely stay here again, very close to city centre and great breakfast for only £10 Stayed for 2 nights... more


Perfect for a short break

23/11/2015 Cheshirelass1153, Sandbach

This hotel has recently had a makeover and was in an excellent state of décor. I asked for a quiet high floor room and got room 207 which was perfect. Large roomy space with complimentary sweeties whe... more


Excellent hotel

22/11/2015 Nina G,

This was the first time I'd stayed at a Best Western Hotel. The hotel has just under gone a major refurbishment so everything was sparkling & new! The staff were so helpful and polite & the food was ... more