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Best Western Plus Monkbar Hotel.

The fully refurbished Best Western Plus Monkbar Hotel in York is located in the very heart of this historic and vibrant city. The contemporary boutique hotel boasts 125 unique bedrooms, whilst the fabulous food in the onsite restaurant has been getting all of Yorkshire talking. In addition, state of the art conference and event facilities are included, making the hotel a superb meeting venue that can be easily accessed by train or car. The stunning hotel boasts a chic modern interior, spacious suites, a garden terrace and proudly overlooks the historic city walls of York - not a bad spot for a wedding if we say so ourselves.

One of the Best Western Monkbar Hotels most appealing characteristics is its central location, in the historical and lively city of York. You'll find yourself less than a 10-minute walk from the famous Betty's Cafe tea room, serving plenty of delectable cakes and scones (our mouths are watering just thinking about them). Once you've filled up on sweet treats, we'd recommend exploring the many surrounding points of interest, including the 13th century Gothic cathedral, York Castle, and the York Art Gallery, as the building proves almost as divine as the art it houses.

After a hectic day of exploring, you can be sure that a warm welcome will be waiting for you back at the Best Western, as we pride ourselves on being one of the most relaxing and personable places to stay in York.

We are thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated renovation is now in progress, with the expected completion date of September, 2017. These extensive renovations will allow us to provide the very best hotel experience to our valued guests. During the renovation period we endeavour to keep any disturbance to a minimum and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support. If you have any concerns, please email us at reservations@monkbarhotel.co.uk or call us on 01904 638086.

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St Maurice's Road
North Yorkshire
YO31 7JA
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6176*


Unfortunately the hotel no longer accepts pets. Charged parking is available a 2 minute walk from the hotel - £8 for 28 hours (from 8am on day of arrival until 12 noon the following day). Hotel renovation is now in progress, the expected completion is September 2017. Where possible disturbance will be kept to a minimum, however if you have any concerns please contact us.
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


Dining and Bars

Our Head Chef Ben Allnutt is proud to use only the best local produce and suppliers. His menus focus on combining seasonal ingredients with a modern British approach, creating classical dishes with Yorkshire twist.

Chef Ben Allnutt


The Yorkshire Bar and Grill

The Yorkshire Bar and Grill celebrates and uses only the very best produce in the region. With so much on offer you can choose from home comforts, informal Yorkshire tapas and an incredible a la carte menu. The contemporary bar and walled garden that accompany the restaurant 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 friendly approach, as they 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 at lunch time.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Heworth Golf Course

Despite being relatively short (6105 yards), the Heworth course it is a definite test to golfers of all abilities. The secret of a successful round is straight hitting and perseverance, as the four, par three holes are rated as the toughest par threes in the York Union of Golf Clubs. Despite this challenge, quality greens and views to match can be expected all year round.

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

The Fulford golf course is regarded as one of the finest tests of inland golf and is frequently graded in the Top 100 courses in the UK. It is built on predominantly sandy heathland, which drains exceptionally well to provide a great surface all year round.

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 at the Best Western Plus Monkbar Hotel, in the heart of beautiful York. We have a number of rooms licensed for civil weddings and partnerships (for up to 150 guests) and a courtyard garden thats ideal for elegant photos. The Best Western is also the only hotel in York to offer the option of photos on the City Walls with the York Minster even featured in the background - truly the perfect setting!

Wedding service and reception venue

From the moment you say 'I do' to the last dance, we promise that everything will be just the way you want it, as we understand it's the attention to detail that makes all the difference. Our room for civil ceremonies has lighting to match your theme, as well as a private integral bar, a large dance floor and air-conditioning - making it the perfect room for your perfect day.


We are an utterly flexible wedding venue in York and can serve anything from a delightful wedding buffet to an extravagant three course wedding breakfast. We have plenty of experience catering for unusual requests, including brides who have asked for fish and chips, grooms after steak and Yorkshire ale pie, and even a full vegan wedding! Whatever you want, you can be sure our team of talented chefs will make it happen.

Honeymoon Suite

Our four poster rooms are perfect for romance. Each is beautifully furnished with big fluffy pillows and bathrooms that boast double walk-in showers. Our most traditional four poster room overlooks Monk Bar, whilst the most contemporary room is in the Courtyard at the back of the hotel. When you book your wedding here for sixty guests or more, you will receive a four poster room with our compliments - and a bottle of bubbly and chocolates too!


Registry office:
York Register Office
56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA
01904 654477

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 Kate Brocklebank 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


Our conference venue in York comes with an expert team that will guide you through the planning of your day, to ensure your event exceeds your expectations. Our wide range of meeting rooms means we have the perfect facilities for everything from small intimate board meetings to large conferences for up to 250 delegates.

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

Monkgate Suite
This beautiful suite can be found on the ground floor of the hotel, offering disabled access and great convenience when carrying equipment in from the car park. The room can seat up to 120 delegates for a banquet and proves particularly popular as it leads to a beautiful secluded Courtyard garden.

Delegate Packages
Day delegate packages are available and include everything you will need for a truly successful event - such as free Wi-Fi and hard-wired internet, flipcharts, room hire, lunch, stationary and a selection of cakes to keep motivation high in the afternoon. 24-hour delegate packages include all this, plus dinner, bed and breakfast (English and Continental).

Available room set ups

U shape

The Dales

The Dales - our brand new state of the art event space suitable for up to 250 people has integrated audio visual equipment, widescreen 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
The Dales 250 100 50 60 200
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 702 traveller reviews
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Do not go to this hotel until the renovation is complete

21/09/2017 GH0B1, Worcester, United Kingdom

Where to start, the hotel is a full on building site and should not, in our opinion be open to the public during the works. I had read the Trip Advisor reports before we arrived, so had phoned the ho... more


Very disappointing stay

18/09/2017 alan811, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

We arrived on Saturday after a long drive from Scotland. On arrival we were told there was no on site parking. Although my wife accepted that she may have missed this when booking, the girl on recept... more


Building site Hotel

18/09/2017 ivanjulie, stoke on trent

If you've ever watched Auf Wiedersehen pet you get the picture builders,skips ,building materials & vans. Unfortunately we had to walk through the building site to get to our room. This Hotel should n... more


Fully refunded . . . but not fit for purpose

17/09/2017 4407KR, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

We cannot understand how this 'hotel' has remained open, as extensive building works are being carried out, whilst receiving paying guests. Our evening meal and breakfast were acceptable and the Staff... more

Owner Response
Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review
Good Evening, On behalf of the team at the hotel I sincerely apologise for the issues you faced during the stay and the comments raised were all noted and discussed to resolve. I am glad that in someway we were able to resolve the issues as best we could. Again, please accept by apologies. Kind regards, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager

Lovely hotel, fab breakfast, shame about the lack of parking & refurb work

17/09/2017 Aprilbec07, Stoke on Trent

My husband and I visited for our 10 year wedding anniversary this weekend & it's a lovely hotel, central to the city centre & the full English breakfast was divine! They had left an anniversary card f... more

Owner Response
Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review
Good Evening, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property, your views are important to us and helps us to enhance our service. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in York for your 10th wedding anniversary and I am very sorry for any issue you may have experienced with the renovations currently in progress. I hope that overall you had a pleasant stay. If you wish to discuss the stay with me further I would be happy for you to get in touch. Kind regards, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager