Booked this very last minute for a relatives birthday, just stayed saturday night. Had very low expectations as thought it would be a "corporate" best western city type hotel, couldnt have been more wrong. Very pretty little Georgian hotel with beautiful period type features, high ceilings, old floor boards, real character, with lots of little nooks and crannies.
The best thing was the really pretty gardens which wrap around the whole hotel, with bamboos, fig trees and a lovely little gazebo area - meaning you can sit out literally on every side of the hotel where there are tables and chairs. The bar is really cosy.
The room was a courtyard room (no 61) very small but perfectly formed, looking out on the courtyard with a little fountain. Everything you need really for a one night stay.
Sunday breakfast was fantastic and at £7 great value for money. The breakfast was full on: Home made yoghurt,granola and stewed fruit, muffins, croissants, ham, cheese, home "make it yourself" muesil, juices, toast - then the full cooked choice including smoked salmon, kippers, omelettes, really was excellent.
All in all really couldn't fault this little hotel, very friendly staff, even though everyone in the entire hotel looked like they turned up at 9.45am for breakfast (last orders at 10am) the staff managed to cope and the maitre'd took it all in his stride.
Highly recommend. About 30 mins walk into York but we took a taxi (about £6.50). less
Irene C, Owner at BEST WESTERN York Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your lovely review and I was delighted to learn that you had enjoyed your stay with us. I was so pleased you loved our gardens - they are our passion and it's great to know they are appreciated!
We look forward to welcoming you back on many occasions in the future - hopefully on your next visit we'll get five stars out of five!