Spent the Easter holiday weekend there and had an enjoyable experience. It is an older property and certainly agree with others that the technology could use some updating (televisions, no wireless internet in the rooms). While the setting is very nice across from the racecourse it is a bit of long walk to go into town - 25 mins to entrance/city walls and another 10 mins to Shambles/Minster area. On the other hand, if you have a car, it is easy to get to and you don't need to worry about traffic/roads in York. Hotel was full over the holiday weekend and parking lot (free parking) was extremely full and we always felt luck to get one of the last two or three spots very far from the entrance.
Staff were great - very helpful with recommendations, directions etc. Breakfast was very good with a large selection and once again staff in the restaurant were very helpful with any special requests. Marriott rewards members should note there is no lounge at this property. In lieu we were offered breakfast and a voucher for one drink per person at the bar (not one drink each day - one drink for the whole of the stay). We used our drink vouchers and were charged anyway on our bill but they took it off at check-out.
While we didn't use it, the leisure centre looked very nice - gym and pool - and was usually crowded.
Overall - it worked well for us spending a couple days in York and as a base to explore the area by car (went to the North York Moors National Park as well as Whitby). With Marriott you usually know what to expect - this one meets the standards but as noted could do with some investment in technology and a lounge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The York Marriott Hotel is within walking distance of York city centre and its many attractions including the National Railway Museum & York Minster. Castle Howards, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors are within a 1 hour drive of the hotel. With 151 stylish guest bedrooms, the hotel is ideal for the Business or Social traveller. We offer a range of banqueting rooms holding up to 190 delegates theatre style. Secure WIFI internet access is available in public areas and our Leisure Club features a heated pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, gymnasium & private tennis court. The all new Cast Iron Bar & Grill serves a varied menu and offers a wide choice of refreshments whilst offering unrivalled views of York Racecourse from its sun terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott York
- York Marriott