No. 1 York by GuestHouse

A charmer of a boutique hotel in the heart of the incredible, kingly-and-queenly city of York.

York is one of our favourite northern getaways. And our home in this noble city is just a 10-minute walk from York Minster (the most uttered word on sight of which is ‘wow’).

No. 1 York by GuestHouse is a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse of stately proportions and head-turningly good looks. It has huge, dreamy sash windows, higher-than-high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase, and ivy around the door. Its grand-but-friendly face is full of charm, and inside you’ll find pantries stocked full of treats for the taking, great restaurant food throughout the day, delicious drinks from the bar, a spa centred on bespoke therapies, and a straight-from-the-heart welcome.

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Our 38 lovable bedrooms, including three standout suites, are dotted around the building’s three floors. Each one has its quirks courtesy of the building’s heritage detailing and our interior designer’s wonder-inspiring style.

Food & Drink

Explore our neighbour Pearly Cow and try the best produce from land and sea cooked over fire or served over ice. Enjoy our decadent take on the English institution that is the afternoon tea. And don't forget to head to The Bar at No.1 to find the most drinkable deliciousness served all day to regulars and guests.

The Spa

Our spa sits down in the arches of our cellar. It’s a cocooning world of bespoke wellbeing experiences. There are five treatment rooms, including a room for two. And a seriously soothing space for post-treatment relaxation.


Tie the knot in the beyond charming walled city of York. Weddings at No 1 York are truly a sight to behold...Our regency townhouse has been lovingly transformed into a palatial city pad, ready to host up to 50 guests for a wonder-filled wedding day (or longer!).

Away Days

We've all heard of blue-sky thinking, and sometimes getting the team out of the office into the fresh air is just the ticket. Take things up a notch with a meeting in York at No.1.

Bringing the kids

We’ve thought about our youngest guests and the things that will keep them entertained and happy while they stay with us. Things like in-room tipi hideouts, their very own goodies menu, and out-and-about polaroid cameras.

Bringing the dogs

York’s abundance of incredible parks makes it a perfect dog-holiday destination. And if you’d like a luxurious lie-in when your loyal pal needs a stroll, we have trusted local walkers on hand.

Play those records

There's a Crosley Record player in every one of our rooms along with a selection of records too, so you can listen to your favourite tunes whilst relaxing in the bath or getting ready for a night on the town. You'll also have access to a larger selection of records to browse during your stay in our vinyl library situated in the lobby.

Raid Our Pantry

The contents of our Pantry is all yours whenever the fancy takes you. You’ll find it stocked daily with delicious savoury snacks and homemade sweet treats (including ice cream), soft drinks, mineral water and fresh fruit.

Christmas at Ours

To celebrate the most wonderful time of year, we've created a number of 2 and 3 night packages in the hopes you'll join us for Christmas at ours. Expect much-loved traditions as well as GuestHouse touches for that festive feeling of laid-back luxury.

Station luggage pick up

Let us meet you from your train and whisk your bags back to the hotel, in our cargo bike, so you can explore the beauty of York unhindered from the off. We’ll swap your luggage for a map of the city and an umbrella (if it’s one of those days). Get in touch to request your luggage pick up.

We’re honoured to have recently been listed in the top 10 hottest new hotels in the world, winningBest of the Best Travellers Choice Award 2023.

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