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Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel.

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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6040*


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

Our Head Chef 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.


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: 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Court Cafe Bar

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: 10:00 - 18:00
Lunch: 10:00 - 18:00
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 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 a 2AA 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.


Stunning rooms with stunning views, our suites offer 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 decor.


Registry office:

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.

Sat nav users: type YO1 7EF

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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)

  • York Minster (0 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 40 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 1325 traveller reviews
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Great location

24/07/2016 JBM1960, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great location. Next to York Minster and all the little cobble streets full of shops bars and restaurants. Staff were extremely helpful. Breakfast was good however on both occasions I had black puddin... more


Everything we wanted

21/07/2016 mrobson, Vancouver, Canada

This hotel is maybe a 15-minute walk from the train station but once we were there it was so convenient for everything we wanted to do in York. Right across from the Minster and easy access to the cit... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mrobson, Thank you for your recent review, I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay in the hotel though I wish you had tried our fabulous range of breakfast items or indeed dinner, may be next time ? I trust you have a safe journey home and hope we can welcome you back the next time you are vising the UK. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Excellent location

19/07/2016 Des122, Leeds

Stayed 5th July to 7th July in a 'Cosy Double' Room. Room was a little small but I did book a 'cosy' room. Room was very clean and reasonably equipped. Have stayed here about 6 times previously but th... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Des122, Thank you for recent review following your stay a couple of weekends ago. I am pleased to read that you found your cosy double to be very clean and enjoyed the use of our valet car parking service. It certainly takes the hassle out of finding a pay and display car park and all that it entails. I am aware that one of my colleagues has discussed your breakfast inclusive query to your satisfaction. Lets hope we see you again soon for your 7th stay. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Location is Everything

19/07/2016 Roshea, Noosa, Australia

And location is the selling point of this hotel since it is literally in the shadows of the Minster and it is possible to book a room with a direct view of the historic awe-inspiring facade. All was f... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Roshea, Thank you for your recent review. We do have the best views in York of York Minster and are also located centrally in our fabulous city, however as we are in the centre we also can get street noise, particularly after a race meeting. Sadly we do not have air conditioning and do not advertise that we do, due to our grade 2 listed building we have no choice in this matter. I am saddened to read that you found the service quality patchy, but am pleased that overall your stay was fine. I trust you have a safe journey back home. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

superb location

17/07/2016 pippin663, preston lancs

stayed with partner and friends over York races weekend and found the hotel to be terrific ,, we have stayed in various hotels in York over the past few years but I think this has been the best . from... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Pippin663, Thank you for your "terrific review" following your recent stay during the last race meeting. We do have the best location in the City opposite York Minster, the bells do chime at 9 am on a Sunday morning, in the old days they use to chime every hour, and I mean every hour during the night,thankfully not any more. I am so pleased you and your friends enjoyed all aspects of your stay and glad that we were able to send your wife's handbag quickly and efficiently back to you. Hope you had a winner or two? Lets hope we see you again at one of the other York race meetings. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager