Having heard lots of wonderful things about the beautiful city of historical York, we were delighted when Travelodge invited us to stay in their York Central hotel.
The Travelodge York Central hotel is just that, central. It’s just a short walk away from all the major tourist attractions of York including York Minster, York Castle Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and the York Dungeons to name just a few.
It’s important to mention that there is no on-site parking at the Travelodge (there are 3 disabled car parking spaces outside which are available on a first come first served basis) however they have a partnership with Q-Park which is about 8 minutes walk away. We parked our car in the Q-Park car park for two nights and for 24 hours it cost us just £7 with a discount (available from reception) which is brilliant value for city parking.
Our hotel room was on the second floor and as it was a family weekend away, we had asked for a family room. Our room had views over the River Foss and over towards York Castle Museum which was really nice.
In the room were two single beds and a super comfortable Dreamer bed which is king size complete with four plump pillows. The room was more than comfortable with an ensuite shower room, a desk, TV and coffee and tea making facilities with unlimited supplies available from reception.
We stayed in York on one of the hottest weekends of the year and the hotel staff had kindly removed the duvet from the bed and left us a cool crisp sheet. They also left us a fan in our room which we really appreciated. The Travelodge also offers 30 minutes free wifi access and it’s only £3 for an additional 24 hours which I think is really reasonable.
As a family, we were a little disappointed with breakfast as there is no restaurant to eat a meal at and Little Mr would have loved a slice of toast or a bowl of cereal. Instead Breakfast Boxes are available from Reception and can be eaten in your room. For £4.95 there is a choice of two breakfast boxes which include a bottle of orange juice, yogurt, muffins and cereal bars. We opted to head out into the city and picked up some croissants for Little Mr’s breakfast.
We stayed two nights at the Travelodge York Central hotel and had a really comfortable stay. It’s important to note that the hotel is next to a Wetherspoons pub so it can be a little noisy but it didn’t bother us at all and we all slept really well including Little Mr.
What we got up to in York
We were really excited to see the sights of York as there was lots we all wanted to see. I wanted to wander around The Shambles and explore the cobbled streets and hubby wanted to take Little Mr to the National Railway Museum, a place he has been desperate to visit for a long time.
We also wanted to have a look around York Minster, walk around the city walls and experience the charms of the city. There’s so much to see in York. So much history to take in and discover.
We particularly loved walking along the city walls and talking about those who stood before us along the walls hundreds of years ago. We also loved climbing up the steep steps of Clifford’s Tower, the largest remaining part of York Castle and the views from the top were brilliant.
We really enjoyed our weekend in York. We all had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend staying at Travelodge York Central to anyone wanting a weekend away in the beautiful city. We already want to go back and have made a list of what we want to see next time.
With thanks to Travelodge York Central for our accommodation for the weekend. All words and photographs are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.