Best Western Monkbar Hotel - York  3 stars

St Maurices Road, North Yorkshire, York, United Kingdom, YO31 7JA  show mapSave
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The welcoming 3-star Best Western Monkbar is set in a vibrant area minutes away from The Homestead, The Web Adventure Park and Hull Road Park. Operating in York since 1988, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

Nestled in the center of York and a 15-minute walk from York railway train station. 10 minutes away from York city center.

Best Western Monkbar is set close to a castle, a tower and museums as well as Quilt Museum and Gallery, Holy Trinity Church and The Shambles.

40 minutes' drive from Leeds/bradford airport.


The hotel offers 125 soundproof rooms with such room amenities as a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a laptop and plasma TV. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle for self catering.


A hearty buffet breakfast is served daily. The a la carte restaurant serves international dishes. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving relaxing drinks.


The hotel offers VIP room facilities, a lift and a safe deposit box; dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and porter service are also provided.


Leisure facilities in Best Western Monkbar include a cocktail lounge, barbeque grills and a courtyard.


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   125.

City Center York - 2300 ft
Airports Leeds/bradford (LBA) - 24.6 mi, Robin Hood (DSA) - 33.9 mi
Train Stations York railway station - 4000 ft, York Train Station - 4000 ft
Bus stop - 4000 ft
Restaurants Little Italy (cuisine: Italian) - 400 ft, Oshibi (cuisine: Japanese, Korean) - 400 ft
Parks Museum Gardens - 2100 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Express check-out
  • 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
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
  • Cribs available
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 380 sq. feet

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      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 380 sq. feet

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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
        • York Fine Arts
          1400 ft
        • Braithwaite Gallery
          1400 ft
        • German Christmas Market
          1700 ft
        • Art Circles
          1700 ft
        Places of interest
        • Holy Trinity Church
          700 ft
        • 700 ft
        • Bedern Hall
          700 ft
        • Treasurers House
          1000 ft
        • Eboracum & Minister Consortium
          1000 ft
        • Shrine Of The St. Margaret Clitherow
          1400 ft
        • The Shambles
          1400 ft
        • Stonebow Snooker Club
          1400 ft
        • Richard The Third Museum
          400 ft
        • Richard III Museum
          400 ft
        • Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC)
          1000 ft
        • Barley Hall
          1400 ft
        • The Minster Gardens
          1000 ft
        • York Theatre Royal
          1700 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
          1.8 mi
          Kathryn Avenue, York
        • Goddards Garden
          1.9 mi
          27 Tadcaster Road, York

        Near the hotel

        • Monk Bar
          300 ft
          Off Lord Mayors Walk, York
        • Richard III Museum
          400 ft
          Monk Bar, York
        • St. Williams College
          800 ft
          5 College St., York
        • The Shambles
          1500 ft
          Shambles, City Centre, York
        • Church of St. Michael le Belfrey
          1200 ft
          Church of England, York
        • Barley Hall
          1400 ft
          2 Coffee Yard, York
        • Merchant Adventurers' Hall
          1800 ft
          Fossgate, York

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Little Italy

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

          400 ft
          12 Goodramgate

          Phone: 01904 623539

        • Oshibi

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

          400 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

          900 ft
          10 College Street

          Phone: 01904 638282

        • Cote Brasserie

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

          1200 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

          1400 ft
          48 Stonegate

          Phone: 01904640009

        Best Western Monkbar Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Monkbar

        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.

          • Average rating
        • 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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