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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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21/08/2016 Andrew D, Newcastle, United Kingdom

We stayed here for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We booked a cosy double and it was just that, small and cosy but clean and exactly what we needed for our short stay in York, we even... more


Lovely boutique hotel - ignore the 'Best Western' name

17/08/2016 David H, London, United Kingdom

Expectations low because of the 'Best Western' name - would have preferred to try somewhere else, but (fortunately) booked by someone else we were travelling with. Actually it is really, really nice.... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear David H Thank you for your review, I am so pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations at the Dean Court Hotel, All Best Westerns are privately owned properties so there is a varied range of properties across the world, We are regarded as among the best of the 280 Best Western Hotels in the UK and I am pleased that our unique style and idyllic location ticked all the boxes. We hope that your time here will encourage you to try us again in the future. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager

Great Location

17/08/2016 Paul C,

Well presented hotel in a great location right next to the Minster. Enjoyed a very good breakfast and found all the staff to be very accommodating.Only stayed one night so cant really add huge detail ... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Paul C Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your recent stay, I am very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and you were fortunate enough to visit on such a nice day. accommodating staff and very good food can always be found at the Dean Court Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager

I miss being there! 10 stars!

14/08/2016 periwinkcat, Cambridge, Massachusetts

I was extremely lucky to spend 8 nights here while visiting my daughter, who is at the University of York this year. I was given a beautiful upgraded room that overlooked the Minster, and it was a jo... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Periwinkcat, Thank you for your amazing review, 10 stars!!! I guess you are now back home and missing your daughter you have left behind at York University ? I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, your views and sounds of York Minster. Can you believe I receive negative comments about the bells, which actually only ring once on the hour from 8am-8pm and for 1 hour between 8pm-9pm for bell practice on a Tuesday night and Sunday morning from 9am calling us all to Church! Sadly i do like our porridge too, and yes it is made with double cream and I put sugar on it! Lets hope your back soon to visit your daughter and stay with us? Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Excellent location and fantastic hotel stay

14/08/2016 mjh19642016, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

A beautiful hotel with fantastic staff. We stayed for four nights at the dean court and it was a lovely break. All of the staff are superb, so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. We ended up eati... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mjh19642016, What a lovely review, my staff are my most important asset and I am so pleased that you thought they were all fantastic- I do ! Glad you liked the new Head chefs food, I know you met him during your stay, which is a rarity, as generally chefs like to stay in the kitchen and never be seen, but on this occasion he could discuss some special dishes he had created for you. Once again thank you. Lets hope the four and a half hour drive does not put you off returning to us again soon. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager