When it comes to choosing somewhere to stay in York, there’s a lot to consider. Do you want to be a stone’s throw from the attractions? Would you like an interconnecting room, rather than all squeezing into one space (and having an argument about who gets the sofa bed)? And – a big one – do you want to have access to a swimming pool? While the grown-ups might be able to take it or leave it, most kids adore having a swimming pool in the place they’re staying (and it does make life easier on rainy days!). Here are the best family hotels in York with a pool – just don’t blame us if you can’t get them out of it…And if you’d rather stay dry, take a look at all of our favourite places to stay in York with kids here.
Hotels in York with a swimming pool
The Grand, York – The Grand, York is a hotel offering stylish rooms and a luxury vaulted spa. Set in the iconic Grade II listed former railway headquarters, it has bedrooms that feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, bathrobes, slippers, Molton Brown toiletries and an evening turndown service. The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar offers modern British cuisine, with locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes. The open kitchen and spacious setting at The Rise, York creates an immersive and social dining experience for guests where you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea (including a special children’s option) And yes, there’s a swimming pool and spa too! The Grand, York, Station Rise, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD – Visit the website
Novotel York – If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in York with a swimming pool, perfect for families with children who love to splash about, Novotel York is a good option. They have spacious family rooms too – a rarity for York. Overlooking the idyllic banks of the river Foss, guests can enjoy a 4-star, family-friendly stay with plenty of room to spread out. Situated close to the city walls, the hotel is just a short walk from the attractions, shops and restaurants of York city centre. There’s a paid car park if you’re driving. Novotel York Centre, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD – Visit the Novotel York website for more information and to book
Delta Hotel by Marriott – Keep the kids entertained with a staycation at Delta Hotels by Marriott York, one of the few York hotels with a swimming pool. Located close to the city centre, overlooking York Racecourse, this is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled family escape. There is so much to explore in the hotel’s beautifully landscaped grounds. While the little ones will love the giant garden games and ample space for outdoor activities, parents can unwind with a cold drink from the comfort of the terrace. Indoors, there’s a modern swimming pool that will provide hours of fun, and a jacuzzi and sauna. Delta Hotels by Marriott York, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ – Visit the website
The Principal York Hotel – Travelling to York by train? Why not book a hotel that’s right on the station’s doorstep? The Principal is the former station hotel, and is a haven of calm and luxury just a short walk from York city centre. There are special packages for families and a swimming pool if the urge for a dip takes you. The Principal York Hotel, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA – Visit the website
Middlethorpe Hall – Luxurious accommodation, a boutique spa and wonderful food are just some of the reasons you could choose to stay at Middlethorpe Hall, a short drive from York city centre. Children aged 6+ are welcome, and those over 8 can use the swimming pool in the spa. The cottages and garden suites are ideal for families who’d like a bit more privacy. Middlethorpe Hall, Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GB – Visit the website