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Stay right in the shadow of York Minster.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel is fortunate enough to count York Minster as its next door neighbour! Just a minute away from York city centre, you'll also be close to the historic sights that this wonderful county capital has to offer.

From the moment you enjoy a warm Yorkshire welcome at check in, you'll enjoy an unforgettable stay. With plenty of highlights from the past, courtesy of the Romans and Vikings, you'll also enjoy contemporary boutique style decor at the hotel itself. Not to mention AA Rosette award-winning cuisine and fine wines when you return from an outing to one (or more) of Yorks countless tourist attractions!

With excellent road and rail links, the BEST WESTERN Dean Court Hotel also affords guests the luxury of a convenient location, from which you can take a trip to Leeds, explore North Yorkshires natural beauty and even venture further afield to Newcastle and the Northeast.

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Duncombe Place
North Yorkshire


Complimentary valet parking at hotels secure car park a few moments away. Parking charge £18.50 per day.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Stuart Black is a champion of local produce, and he keeps his menus as seasonal as possible. Vegetarian and gluten-free diets are a strong feature in all menus

Chef Stuart Black


D.C.H Restaurant

Enjoy contemporary style decor and comfortable seating. With stunning Minster views from several tables, and delicious seasonal food served at all of them, our hotel restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a little Yorkshire hospitality all day.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 10:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Court

Offering a smart and relaxed atmosphere that's almost as inviting as the staff who'll serve you, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court serves up a tempting cafe menu, with afternoon tea. Cake from: £2.90

Opening hours

Breakfast: 09:30 - 12:00
Lunch: 09:30 - 22:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary
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D.C.H Bar

Featuring digital images of the Minster, this inviting bar serves real ale, with beers from York, Yorkshire and around the world! You can also sample cocktails by Berty Audebert, and over 20 wines by the glass!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Forest Park

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6673 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Stockton on Forest


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


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes

Fulford Gold Club

Course information

Course Type: Heathland and woodland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6900 Yards
No handicap required


6.9 miles away in York


9 holes Yes
18 holes £35.00


Our fantastic location means you can spend your big day in the shadow of York Minster!


Wedding service and reception venue

We'll take care of everything and everyone at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel. Leaving you to enjoy a stress-free special day, at least as far as the reception is concerned!


Our DCH restaurant offers exceptional views and food to match, with AA Rosette award to its name! We cordially invite you to choose the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel for your reception, and cater for up to 90 guests! If you do, you'll enjoy a large selection of sit-down and buffet menus.

Honeymoon Suite

A stunning room with a stunning view, our honeymoon suite offers four poster bed luxury, overlooking York Minster. With plenty of room for romance, you'll be able to take time out in a sofa-seating area and relax in contemporary style dcor.


Registry office:
York Register Office
Bootham, York
01904 654477

A whole host of Complimentary services is available when holding your Wedding Ceremony at the hotel. (Conditions apply)

For any enquiries please call Management on 01904 625082

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J45, 20.00 miles
Nearest train station: York, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 30.00 miles

Duncombe Place
North Yorkshire

What's nearby?


  • York Racecourse. (2 miles)

  • York City FC (0.5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • York Minster (0.1 miles)

  • National Railway Museum (2 miles)

  • Castle Musem (1 miles)

  • York Dungeons (1 miles)

  • Jorvik Viking Centre (1 miles)


  • City Centre (0.1 miles)

  • Minster Quarter (0.5 miles)

  • Designer Outlet (0 miles)

  • Monks Cross (0 miles)

  • Clifton Moor (0 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


With two universities, two theatres, international head offices and national institutions in York, we're a dab hand at laying on classy conferences and exceptional events! Free WiFi in all areas

Available room set ups


McLeod Suite

Located in the basement this room is perfect for conferences requiring blackout facilities, the room can accommodate up to 50 theatre style and it has air conditioning and free WiFi throughout.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
McLeod Suite 50 12 0 28 40
Ellen Best 12 0 0 12 12
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1121 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 704
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Stunning view

30/09/2015 Joanne W, Hull, England, United Kingdom

The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely, clean and next door to York Minster! The food in the restaurant was exquisite and you can't beat the view of the minster whilst you eat. Will be goin... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Joanne Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. I do love it when our guests use our restaurant as it is genuinely one of the best in York and with views to match. A lot of our guests stop here because of the location and the proximity to all the bars and restaurants and yet we have this hidden gem right on our doorstep. Our Head chef and his team will be pleased to read your comments and your reference to the food as exquisite. Likewise your positive comments about our staff have been well received. all that is left for me to do is wish you well and best of luck on finding that babysitter. kind regards Steve Bailey

Perfect Location

29/09/2015 Lauren6166, London, United Kingdom

We've just got back from an absolutely wonderful long weekend in York, what a beautiful city and this hotel is the perfect place to stay to make the most of the city's history. Situated right opposite... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lauren 6166 Thank you for leaving a review of your stay. Your review highlights to future guests exactly what we do here. As a location you can't get any better as a base to explore York however at weekends there can be some noise from people who are out in the town. our restaurant offers plenty of choice whether for breakfast or at another time of day and our staff are always polite and welcoming. It is great to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon Kind regards Steve Bailey

Excellent overnight stay!

29/09/2015 Stephen T,

NOTHING to complain about in a one night stay. Excellent single room in a contemporary design with everything working perfectly. (Maybe one small complaint - Room Wifi a bit sluggish, butat least it w... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Stephen T Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review after your recent stay It is pleasing to hear that everything was to your liking and if you are to return on a leisure break be sure to contact the hotel direct, our staff will be able offer information on local attractions and answer any questions you may have about your stay. Kind regards Steve Bailey

Great location and friendly staff

28/09/2015 pearl2106, Brighton, United Kingdom

I stayed here for work last week. I found the staff very friendly and helpful with booking taxis, advice and directions. There is a great view and a wonderful location- near all the shops, restaurants... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Pearl 2106 Thank you for your recent review It is pleasing to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our staff and location are undoubtedly the two biggest contributors to the success of this hotel and it is nice to hear that this has been delivered once again. The bells from the minster can be heard from some of the rooms at the hotel, some people enjoy this and others not so much, there is a practice session every Tuesday night which finishes around 9pm for future reference and If you speak with our reservation team about having a rear facing room they would be more than happy to accommodate this if you are visiting us again. Kind regards Steve Bailey

Average stay

28/09/2015 Writei,

My husband and i recently stayed here on a two night stay. We've stayed at Best Westerns before and always found them to be pleasant and great value. We took the opportunity of leaving our car to be p... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear writei Thank you for leaving a review after your recent stay. In summary its a mixed review the positives you have identified such as the cleanliness and quality of the breakfast are things which are identified often by our guests and the consistency in which they are mentioned is encouraging to hear and for reference of future guests. Regarding the room size, it is sold as a small double and that's exactly what it is, Our room amenities are beyond any other hotel I have worked for but there is restricted space in our small double rooms and I dare say whether this room suits the needs of guests is down to the individual and their needs. We do offer spacious double rooms and deluxe double rooms and my advice for your next visit to this hotel or a different hotel is to ring the hotel directly and speak with the staff there. Certainly in this hotel you will get honest direct staff who will answer any questions you may have and from there you can judge whether this is the right place for you. I do hope you consider us again and if you do please call us directly to ensure you receive honest and reliable information and value for money. Thank you once again for you review Kind regards Steve Bailey