88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD NEAR OUR YORK HOTEL

Our hotel in York stands in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate Bar in the medieval district of this beautiful City of York. Most of us know that the Vikings called York Jorvik but to the Romans this City was Eboracum and the Saxons called it Eoforwick. Today York successfully combines being a historic architectural treasure trove with being a stylish destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Our luxury boutique hotel in York is perfectly located for visiting The Shambles, York Minster, the National Railway Museum and The York Chocolate Story. Within 10 minutes’ walk of our York hotel, there’s The Yorkshire Museum, The Castle Museum, The Merchant Adventurers Hall and Jorvik Viking Centre.
Did you know York was the birthplace of both the Chocolate Orange and the Kit Kat bar?
The history of fine chocolate making in York is central to the hotel because it was in Walmgate that a young Quaker woman Mary Tuke opened her grocery shop in 1725. She successfully rebelled against the trading restrictions of the Merchants Adventurers Company, also based on Walmgate, and this is a classic case in company history. In 1752 her nephew William took over the shop dealing in tea and cocoa as well as manufacturing chocolate. He sold her business to Henry Isaac Rowntree in 1862 and the rest is history!
Chocoholics amongst you will be interested in learning that George Cadbury and Lewis Fry were both apprenticed to Joseph Rowntree Senior (Lord Mayor of York) at his grocers shop on Pavement. Here they learnt the trade along with his son Joseph Rowntree Junior who became the famous chocolate magnate.
Today you can learn all about the history of chocolate in York at York’s Chocolate Story located on Kings Square. Here you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.
Explore the heart of this historic city. Walk the vibrant streets of York, taking in the full Gothic glory of the York Minster. Delight in the amazing 300 years of railway history at the National Railway Museum or ramble around the hidden corners of the Shambles with its array of boutiques, bars and restaurants.
Let our York hotel inspire you with another taste of the neighbourhood with one of our signature cocktails or local craft beers. Experience the flavours of Yorkshire with our locally sourced menu with our speciality Yorkshire Wagyu Burgers and Freakshakes made with local Yorvale icecream.
Though the history of our neighbourhood reaches far back, our amenities are 21st century. The Hotel Indigo York offers complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary soft drinks and a chocolate bar in the mini fridge, 24-hour room service and a fitness studio.
We look forward to welcoming you, or “Eh up” as we say in Yorkshire!

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews

Sarah,

Lincoln

A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.


John,

Southport

Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV with Sky. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.


Christine,

London

Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Julie,

Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.


Carol,

Norwich

We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Mark,

Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.


Ian,

Bandbury

My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Sky TV, fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.


Brian,

South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.


Susan,

London

Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.


Poppy,

Letchworth

Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Dale,

Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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