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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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Home from (luxury) home!

21/05/2016 CaptainCrewe, Halifax, United Kingdom

Our favourite UK hotel! Ideally located near to the Minster, the Shambles, many good eating places, the River Ouse and railway station....and most important to us the Theatre Royal. Dean Court staff... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear CaptainCrewe What a wonderful review to read, I am so happy to hear that the Dean Court Hotel is your favourite hotel in the UK. Your review is one in which future guests can take some good pointers from, our location is central to so many of the key areas in York and in all honestly if people don't need to bring their cars with them then they can save a few pounds as our hotel is in comfortable walking distance of the train station, taxi's, buses and many of the attractions. However our guests decide to make their way to the Dean Court Hotel one thing they can be guaranteed is a warm and friendly welcome awaits them and our staff will ensure that an enjoyable time is had by all. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager

Excellent hotel but watch out for the maid!!!!

18/05/2016 Mauilover64, Montreal, Canada

Excellent place close to everything. The room was very confortable and clean. There was a view of the Minster which was awesome to see. The decor needs to be updated. The night staff was way nicer tha... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mauilover64, Thank you for your recent review "excellent hotel", I am pleased to read that you found the location to be excellent, your room comfortable and clean, and of course the views of the Minster. However I am saddened to read that you were disturbed by the maid entering your room with out knocking, which I find very surprising, we clean 37 rooms per day and I can honestly say in my 12 months as the General Manager this has never been an issue before and even more surprising my front desk team replying to you "so" this is not in their nature to say this, as if you read nearly every other review, my team are genuinely concerned about our guest welfare and do all they can to exceed our guests expectations. both my team and I are saddened to think this is your last impression of the hotel. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager


17/05/2016 peter h, Luccombe, United Kingdom

Fantastic setting and lovely building externally but inside you could be in any modern hotel, a wasted opportunity. Breakfast good but not one ingredient is exceptional and the eggs were mediocre. ... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Peter H, Thank you for your review, though a little disappointed to read you thought "bland" I just wish we could have had the opportunity to discuss your thoughts before leaving the hotel as I would love to hear them. I can be contacted on Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Highly recommended

17/05/2016 cornedbeef1966,

A great place to stay in York, perfectly placed to explore the city. The room was comfy, clean and had all amenities you would require. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and good portion s... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Cornedbeef1966, Thank you for your "highly recommended" review, I am so pleased to read you liked your bedroom and enjoyed your breakfast, car parking can be a challenge and quite expensive in York, our valet parking at £18.50 for a 1 night stay can be for some guests who arrive early and leave late very good value, some 30 hours worth, most public car parks are over £20 for 24 hours. Lets hope we see you again. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Ideal central location facing the Minster. Excellent service.

17/05/2016 Anthony S, Hindhead, United Kingdom

Car parked for us on arrival. Very pleasant room- no air conditioning but opening windows.Excellent Full English breakfast We did not dine in the hotel but enjoyed a very good lunch next before leavin... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Anthony S, Thank you for your very nice review, I am glad you liked our "valet parking " as car parking in and around York is a bit of a challenge- and can be quite expensive. Pleased you liked the English breakfast and you enjoyed your lunch. Frank is a star and I will of course pass on your kind comments to him. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager