Best Western Monkbar  3 stars

St Maurices Road, North Yorkshire, York, United Kingdom, YO31 7JA  show mapSave
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Best Western Monkbar is a 3-star welcoming hotel offering well-appointed accommodation steps away from Fulford Golf Club, The Web Adventure Park and Yorkwalk. An example of contemporary architecture, this hotel opened in 1988 and was fully restored in 2005.

Nestled in the center of York, steps away from York railway train station. Richard III Museum, Monk Bar and York City Walls are located just 100m from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near a tower, museums and a castle.

40 minutes' drive from Leeds/bradford airport.


The hotel offers 95 rooms featuring satellite TV, radio and a telephone as well as integrated bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.


The Carvery restaurant serves British cuisine. At the relaxing lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of afternoon tea.


Guests will benefit from a cloister, parking as well as room service, laundry.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is GBP 5 per day.

Number of rooms   99.

City Center York - 2300 ft
Airports Leeds/bradford (LBA) - 24.5 mi, Robin Hood (DSA) - 33.9 mi
Train Stations York railway station - 4000 ft, York Train Station - 4000 ft
Bus stop - 3700 ft
Restaurants Little Italy (Cuisine: Italian) - 300 ft, Oshibi (Cuisine: Japanese, Korean) - 300 ft
Parks Museum Gardens - 2000 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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          Best Western Monkbar LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Artfulness
            400 ft
          • Minster Fine Art Gallery
            700 ft
          • Braithwaite Gallery
            1000 ft
          • York Fine Arts
            1000 ft
          • Stairway Gallery
            1400 ft
          Places of interest
          • Bedern Hall
            400 ft
          • Holy Trinity Church
            700 ft
          • York Minster
            700 ft
          • Eboracum & Minister Consortium
            1000 ft
          • Treasurers House
            1000 ft
          • The Shambles
            1400 ft
          • Shrine Of The St. Margaret Clitherow
            1400 ft
          • Stonebow Snooker Club
            1400 ft
          • Richard The Third Museum
            400 ft
          • Richard III Museum
            400 ft
          • Barley Hall
            1000 ft
          • Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC)
            1000 ft
          • The Minster Gardens
            1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • York Minster
            5200 ft
            Deangate, York
          • The Web Adventure Park
            1.0 mi
            Wigginton Road, York
          • The Homestead
            1.0 mi
            40 Water End, York
          • Water World
            1.9 mi
            Kathryn Avenue, York
          • Goddards Garden
            1.9 mi
            27 Tadcaster Road, York

          Near the hotel

          • Monk Bar
            200 ft
            Off Lord Mayors Walk, York
          • Richard III Museum
            300 ft
            Monk Bar, York
          • St. Williams College
            700 ft
            5 College St., York
          • The Shambles
            1400 ft
            Shambles, City Centre, York
          • Church of St. Michael le Belfrey
            1100 ft
            Church of England, York
          • Barley Hall
            1300 ft
            2 Coffee Yard, York
          • King's Manor
            1700 ft
            Exhibition Sq., York

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Little Italy

            81% likes this, based on 526 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

            300 ft
            12 Goodramgate

            Phone: 01904 623539

          • Oshibi

            80% likes this, based on 138 reviews
            Cuisine: Japanese, Korean

            300 ft
            9 Franklins Yard, Fossgate, York

            Phone: 0845 136 8164

          • Crumbs Cupcakery

            82% likes this, based on 86 reviews
            Cuisine: Bakery
            Price Range: USD 2 - USD 2

            800 ft
            10 College Street

            Phone: 01904 638282

          • Cote Brasserie

            77% likes this, based on 229 reviews
            Cuisine: French

            1100 ft
            49-51 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HT

            Phone: 01904 639994

          • House of the Trembling Madness

            73% likes this, based on 456 reviews
            Cuisine: Eclectic
            Price Range: USD 24 - USD 33

            1300 ft
            48 Stonegate

            Phone: 01904640009

          Best Western Monkbar Reviews

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          Average guest rating

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          Based on 557 reviews

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          • Older travelers

            location was perfect. very nice room, bed was really comfy, would definately stay again.

            only one problem, the shower was a bit poor, head was split so water was going everywere, told the lady at reception when we left, so problem should be sorted.

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          • Older travelers

            The Best Western Monkbar Hotel came up to our expectations, having stayed in Best Western Hotels previously we expected the same standard and were not disappointed. We were invited to a wedding evening reception at the Merchant Taylors Hall and when looking for hotels Monkbar came up as being closest to the Hall, also we did a bit of exploring in York and found the location to be perfect for being close to the City.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Our room (Columbus) was enormous and well presented. The staff in the restaurant at breakfast were very attentive. On the whole, the food at breakfast was very good with the exception of the items referred to below.

            Checking in was efficient but not very friendly. At breakfast, porridge was very lumpy and croisants were soft and stale. Some easy chairs and/or a settee in the enormous bedroom would have helped to fill the space and provide more comfort.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            the location was excellent.

            rooms need refurbished in the lodge.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            This hotel is not clean, the rooms are sub standard for what they charge.

            We had to change rooms 3 times due to failures in the rooms, the management's lack of interest. The whole weekened was spoilt by staying here.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Great central location, perfect for visiting York.

            The room was a little chilly, but it was -5 outside when we stayed.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The location is very good, the rooms large and the the breakfast ample and well cooked.

            The bathroom needed a refurb.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The room was really nice, great facilities in the room e.g television and for making drinks.

            The carpark was a little bit complicated but we were able to leave our car there for a while even after checking out which was good

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Excellent location, close to Minster, shops, restaurants and pubs

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            I was a little disappointed with our room as it seemed a little run down the bathroom was in need of a lick of paint and updating!

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Location near MonkBar and York Minster.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The staff. Excellent, every member of staff spoke and smiled any time you saw them. Nothing too much trouble and they all seemed to enjoy working there.Created a smashing atmosphere.

            not a complaint as such but our room was a little small, one side of the bed a bit squashed up against the wall. Didn't spoil our break though as bed was very comfortable once we were in!

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Food was good it was very clean & friendly

            The room we were in although it was very clean it was a bit dark and had to have the light on plus although there was a chain on the window I didn't feel safe to leave it open all night for fresh air.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The bed linen was nice and the room was very clean including the bathroom. The breakfast were excellent. The location is perfect for the town centre.

            The room we were in was also converted for disabled access and so the bathroom was a bit clinical looking. It was is a building next to the hotel so in the rain not much fun getting to and from the restaurant from our room. The decor was very 'tired', the bath panel needed changing and mix match of poor occasional furniture. Very expensive compared to a Premier Inn and the room and beds nowhere near as good. We only chose it because everywhere else was full as it was a late decision to go to York, but as a 1 night base it was fine, but I wouldn't choose to stay there again if others were available. Location was perfect though.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Comfortable and clean hotel. Very helpful and friendly staff. Housekeeping did a good job and we were impressed with the well stocked tea/coffee tray. We stayed over the Easter break and were touched by the offer of an Easter egg from the hotel -a very nice gesture. We did not use the restaurant or bar but would presume it to be of a good standard. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others.

            I would imagine the bedrooms looking onto the busy main road to be noisy unless they are double glazed. We fortunately had a quiet room at the back.

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