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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.

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Location

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

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).
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
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

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

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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
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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

08:00-00:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

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

Location

1 miles away in Muncaster Road

Facilities

Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

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

Location

3 miles away in Heslington Lane

Facilities

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

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £32.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes

Weddings

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.

Catering

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!

Registrar

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

Address
St Maurice's Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO31 7JA
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • 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)

Shopping

  • 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

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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

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
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

Reviews

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 427 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 193
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Rating

Recommend

16/01/2017 Charlotte B,

Went for a long weekend, the staff were friendly and helpful, the double room was smaller than we thought it would be but very clean and comfortable, we had the buffet breakfast each morning ( open un... more

Rating

Love this Hotel!

15/01/2017 Susan H,

This is our second visit to this hotel and it didn't fail to please. Rooms, decor and food all fabulous. Just one complaint - the guy (Kris) who was seating guests at breakfast, we found to be a li... more

Rating

Afternoon tea? Don't bother.

14/01/2017 Jenny W, York, United Kingdom

Booked for celebration afternoon tea with prideful. Restaurant deserted so no atmosphere. Slow service of drinks. Choice of three fillings all in yellow brioche rolls; crayfish, ham (with gristle) or ... more

Owner Response
, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review
Good morning Jenny, Thank you for the review regarding your recent visit to the Yorkshire Bar and Grill We do get many compliments about our 'Yorkshire' take on the afternoon tea so it is disappointing to hear it wasn't your cup of tea (pardon the pun). Being January our restaurant can have quiet spells and I am sorry this impacted on the experience. Comments will be taken on board so thank you. Kind regards, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager
Rating

Monkbar - right near the gate

10/01/2017 Renewalsh, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Best Western Monkbar hotel in York is a strange juxtaposition of a modern facade and a rather rambling older building, a vicarage I believe, with staircases all around the place. The room we occup... more

Owner Response
garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review
Evening, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am very pleased that you had a nice time with us and liked the location. It is perfect for visiting York. The hotel is an older building, like many in Historical York and it is a quirky building layout which, for once I love and many of our guests do however I understand everyone has their own preference. All in all I do hope you had a nice time visiting York and I Hope to welcome you back to the Monkbar Hotel in the future. Kind regards, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager
Rating

Noisy Hotel

08/01/2017 Florlor,

The aesthetics of the hotel are nice, I take it these have all been updated in the renovation. We had a room on a main road so had concerns of road noise, but not a problem at all once you close the i... more

Owner Response
garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review
Good evening, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad you found the decor of the hotel nice and yes we have been through a full refurbishment recently. I do sincerely apologise for any issues and inconvenience caused during the stay. Regarding the radiator, each are equipped with a thermostat to adjust the temperature. If for any reason you require any help with this we will be more than happy to come assist or alternatively, subject to availability, find you a cooler room in the hotel if this is your preference. Again, apologies. All in all I do hope you had a nice time visiting York and I Hope to welcome you back to the Monkbar Hotel in the future. Kind regards, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager