Last Updated on May 4, 2023

Looking for a place to stay in York with the family? Look no further! We have a range of the best hotels and apartments for families in York to suit a range of budgets, from the 5 star Grand Hotel to the YHA hostel.

Discover the York hotels with dedicated family rooms and connecting rooms. Or find a child friendly apartment or aparthotel for your family.

We have York hotels with rooms and apartments to suit families with young kids, older kids and teenagers. Also find apartments to suit bigger families of 5, 6 or more. Whatever your family size there is an accommodation for you.

We have also listed the important details such as where the hotel / apartment is situated in relation to the attractions and the facilities they offer for families and kids.

The Grand Hotel – Luxury Hotel with Swimming Pool

The Grand is a beautiful five star Edwardian hotel with elegant and lush rooms.  If you’re after a hotel with a touch of luxury, this is it!

It’s in an excellent location, close to the station and  within walking distance of most of the attractions.

Family rooms at the Grand sleep four people but can also accommodate extra beds or cots. A nice touch is that every family member is given robes and slippers and the robes are kid sized for children!

For families with teenagers or older children, connecting rooms are available.

Other top features for families include babysitting services and a swimming pool. The Grand also has a jacuzzi, a steam and sauna area, and a relaxation room. You can book beauty treatments during your stay too.

Find out more at The Grand Hotel, York

Stay City ApartHotel

If you need a base for a weekend stay in York with a little more space than a family hotel room, consider a Stay City Apartment.

The Stay City Apartments in York have everything you need for a short stay.

There are fully equipped kitchens in some apartments and kitchenettes in studios which allow you to self-cater if you wish. Amenities like free WiFi and 24-hour reception are handy too. Just ask if you need a taxi or help choosing a place to eat.

The Stay City apartments in York just outside the city walls and a stone’s throw away from York Castle.

Find out more at Stay City York.

Sandburn Hall

Sandburn Hall Hotel is a a new, modern four star hotel in beautiful surroundings about 7.5 miles out of York. There is a park and ride about 10 minutes drive from the hotel which is very convenient for getting into York. Or alternatively it’s easy to drive and park in York too.

The hotel is idea for families. There are family rooms which comfortably sleep up to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children). For older kids and teens there are adjoining rooms.

The rooms are beautiful and comfortable and there is a restaurant and cafe bar on site. The hotel is located in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside in a 1000 acre estate surrounded by woodland and lakes, so perfect for a walk with the kids too.

There is also a golf course. What more could you want?

Sandburn Hall

Hampton by Hilton York

Situated just 5 minutes from the train station and within 10 to 15 minutes walking centre of the main attractions, Hampton York has connecting rooms so great if you have older kids. Queen rooms sleep 3 people with a double bed and a sofa bed so it’s ideal for small families too.

There’s free wifi and a fitness centre. Breakfast is included in your room booking which makes staying at this hotel excellent value for money. The hotel is the perfect base for exploring York.

Find out more at Hampton by Hilton York

Goodramsgate Apartments

Goodsramsgate Apartments offer a range of beautifully presented and furnished apartments in the centre of York.  The attractions are right on your door step. There are apartments that sleep between 2 and 10 people so you should be able to find the right size for your family.

All properties have modern furnishings throughout and are fully equipped with kitchen utensils, bedding, towels, hairdryer, iron and tea and coffee.

Fine out more at Goodramsgate Apartments

YHA York – Hostel

Let’s face it, when visiting York you’re not going to spend a lot of time in your hotel room except when we’re sleeping so why spend the Earth? Especially when you can have an amazing stay at YHA York hostel.

The hostel is set in magnificent Victorian mansion within large gardens and is a 15 minute riverside walk to York’s City Centre. It has family rooms (the majority of which are bunk beds) and are basic but clean. Kids will enjoy the games room and appreciate the wifi available in the communal areas.

If you’re on a budget the hostel has great reviews and is in a great location.

Find out more at YHA York

Novotel York Centre

The Novotel is an excellent choice if you want one dedicated family room. The family rooms have one queen bed and a convertible sofa which transforms into 2 single sofa beds. Perfect for families with younger kids.

Kids will love the swimming pool at the hotel. They can also have fun in the play area, use the Nintendo Wii and Xbox in the hotel reception

The hotel is excellently positioned for visiting the city, being close to the famous ancient city walls and just a short riverside walk to the centre. The hotel is about 1 miles walk away from York Minster and the railway station.

Find out more at Novotel York

The Lawrance Luxury Aparthotel – York

The Lawrance apartments offer one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments so are ideal for families from 4 to 6 members.

They are centrally located within the city walls. Just an eight-minute walk from York railway station and 11-minute walk from the centre of town and the popular York Minster.

The apartments have full kitchens, chic dining areas and lounges. All have free Wi-Fi, flat-screened televisions and luxurious bathrooms making it easy to relax and unwind after a busy day sightseeing.

Find out more at The Lawrance, York. 

York Marriott Hotel

About 1.5 miles outside the city centre (about a 5 minute drive from York) you’ll find the four star York Marriott Hotel.  Some of the advantages of staying slightly out of the city is that you get free parking and some of the extra facilities like a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis and hot tub without the hefty price tag.

They have family rooms with 2 double bed which are perfect for a family.

If you don’t mind walking, it takes about 40 minutes to walk to York Minster.

Find out more at York Marriott Hotel

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