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Dean Court Hotel.

Stay right in the shadow of York Minster.

The 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 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 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 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.

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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1457 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 929
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From Very Good to Excellent

15/01/2017 maxwellanderson, london

I stayed here with my partner last October and we had a lovely time, just one minor niggle on my last review ! In December I made a booking for a family member and their 5 month old baby. This was a ... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Maxwellanderson, Thank you for your excellent review following your nieces stay at the hotel. I am so pleased that they had also had a great stay and Fredrique offered you fantastic customer service and that they received a free of charge upgrade. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the hotel again soon. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

A Jewel among gems

07/01/2017 Dave G,

After a recent visit to Dean Court York I wanted to express my thanks to the team that made this short stay very memorable. This was my second visit to York, albeit 24 years apart, so the ideal posit... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, General Manager at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear David G, Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay. I am very pleased to read your special mention about Raluca, who I totally agree is a great asset to the hotel. Your very comprehensive maintenance report has been reviewed and passed to my maintenance and housekeeping team, keeping on top of a building with hundreds of years of history is a daily challenge. We look forward to your next visit to York and to the Dean Court Hotel. Kind regards Simon Murphy General Manager

Location, location!

06/01/2017 Susan B, Gladstone, Australia

We stayed here for two nights and could not have been happier with our choice. Key to our choice was the availability of parking because we are driving around England. While there is a considerable co... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Susan B Many thanks for reviewing your recent visit to our hotel and how nice to see how happy you were with your stay. Our parking is not always considered good value with some of our guests but when compared with other city centre hotels, the level of service offered and the fact that our guests cars can be kept up to 10 pm on the day of checkout at no extra cost, we know that it is in fact great value and I am pleased to hear that the convenience of our service meant you were happy with this part of the stay, the views and location are very rarely called into question and again it is pleasing to hear that such factors contributed to a great stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager

Absolutely fantastic!

05/01/2017 slacey81, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

I booked this hotel through the best western website with the special offer for b&b and it was absolutely excellent! We were upgraded free of charge and when we decided to stay an extra night it was n... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Slacey81 What a lovely review! I'm so pleased to hear your stay described as absolutely fantastic. I have been privileged to sample our fantastic breakfasts whilst overlooking the minster too and its a great way to start the day. The staff here are as you have said a credit to the hotel we have a customer focused attitude here that simply has not been matched in any other hotel that I have been to or indeed worked in and the consistency in which our guests praise the staff is particularly rewarding as a manager here. We do hope we get to see you again in the future where another warm welcome awaits you. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager

location first class, disappointing meal

05/01/2017 William043, York, United Kingdom

We booked for the Gala dinner on New Years eve a table for four and found ourselves on a table for eight, not really a problem as while strangers to us they were good company. The hotel location could... more

Owner Response
DeanCourt, Manager at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear William043 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience. As you may have read from the other review on this page we had another customer that did not like the lamb that was served and we have to hold our hand up on this occasion for whatever reason we were unable to produce to the standards that we usually do, It is the first time in just over two years of working here that I have several issues with the same meal and needless to say our chef will be ensuring that it does not happen again. I am trying to remain upbeat about your review and the fact that you awarded us four stars suggests that apart from the lamb course everything else was good. The location, the staff and indeed the other four courses served were more positive but I do understand that when of the courses lets us down then it will put a dampener on the evening and I offer my apologies. I wish you, your family and friends a very happy new year. Kind regards Steve Bailey Deputy General Manager