The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate. Is It Really That Great? REVIEW [2023]

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The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate is a wonderful, traditional hotel right in the centre of North Yorkshire’s beautiful spa town. You’ll soon feel at home in this recently renovated Best Western hotel’s stylish, contemporary decor and excellent restaurant, and will love all the thoughtful little touches of luxury.

Having been to this lovely hotel numerous times, I know it well and have no hesitation in recommending it as one of the best hotels in Harrogate! My family also stays here regularly and loves how cosy and convenient it is.

Let’s dive straight in to discover why you should consider the Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate for your next visit to Yorkshire.

Immaculate flower gardens outside the Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate

Why Stay at The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate?

The hotel is in the perfect central location for all of Harrogate’s restaurants, bars and lovely boutique shops. It’s right in the heart of Harrogate, just a short walk from top attractions, including the Valley Gardens, the Royal Hall, Harrogate Theatre and the Harrogate Convention Centre.

The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate Has The Best Location in The Centre of Harrogate

The Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate is convenient for all forms of public transport, with buses to/from Leeds within a minute’s walk, while both the Harrogate Train Station and Harrogate Bus Station are a very manageable four-minute walk from the hotel.

Everything is within walking distance of the hotel, including the famous Betty’s Tea Room, the Ivy Restaurant and the must-see Harrogate Turkish Baths.

The Warm Yorkshire Welcome

The Yorkshire hotel is located in an imposing late Georgian building with a long history, with tastefully decorated rooms that manage to retain historic features.

Best of all, the helpful staff are exceptionally friendly from the moment you arrive in the cosy reception area, to the time you leave. The customer service is outstanding – nothing is too much trouble and they go above and beyond to ensure your stay is memorable.

Relax and Unwind In the Stylish Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate are warm and spacious, with huge, comfortable beds and plenty of plump pillows for the perfect night’s sleep. The neutral colours and soft lighting are soothing, and the complimentary tea/coffee facilities are well stocked.

Bathrooms are a really good size with excellent showers, complimentary toiletries and thick fluffy towels.

The hotel offers a range of bedrooms, from small double rooms to king rooms and fabulous suites. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and room service, with splendid views from front-facing rooms. Rooms with twin beds and family rooms are available.

The suites have a huge living area with sofas and a flat-screen TV, spacious bedrooms with enormous beds, superb views over Harrogate, and large balconies with tables and chairs. The beautiful bathrooms have separate mirrored dressing areas with useful light-up mirrors!

Top Tip: If you’re visiting Harrogate for New Year’s Eve, book a suite at the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate! You’ll have the BEST view of the town’s New Year’s Eve fireworks from your balcony!

Breakfast With A Beautiful View

Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate view over Harrogate

While all of the guest rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, the ultimate place to relax over a leisurely breakfast is the Sky Lounge on the 5th floor of the hotel. The far-reaching views across the rooftops of Harrogate are incredible!

The buffet-style breakfast offers all the staples of an English breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausages), delicious fresh pastries and a selection of yoghurts and cereals.

Top Tip: If you’re on a budget or want to experience more of the atmosphere of Harrogate, why not nip out and one minute around the corner to the lovely little Brio cafe instead for your breakfast?

Relax With A Drink in the Hotel Gardens

Outside the hotel, the charming seating area offers a great opportunity to enjoy food and drink in the sunshine While admiring the immaculate flower beds that regularly win “Britain in Bloom” awards for Harrogate.

Enjoy Mouth-Watering Food

Pickled Sprout Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate

The Pickled Sprout (formerly Scran Restaurant) offers an a la carte menu of contemporary and imaginatively cooked British dishes, including hearty favourites. The smoked haddock bubble and squeak is outstanding, and the Black Forest trifle is a very decadent treat!

Staying in Harrogate for the weekend? The Pickled Sprout is one of the best places in Harrogate to savour a sumptuous Sunday Roast! (You’ll want to skip breakfast that day!!)

Linger In Harrogate’s Newest Cocktail Bar

Pickled Sprout Bar Yarkshire Hotel Harrogate

When the evening arrives, the Pickled Sprout is one of the most Instagrammable locations in Harrogate. You’ll find a great range of ales, wines, soft drinks and fantastic cocktails! I can recommend the Cherry Bakewell cocktail 🍹and the friendly service from the attentive bar staff.

FAQ: The Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate

What is the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate check-in time?

Check-in is from 4 pm, and check-out is until 11:00 am.

Is The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate pet-friendly?

No; however, there are alternate pet-friendly hotels in Harrogate.

Is the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate parking free?

No. You can reserve a car parking place, but parking is payable at an additional charge of £15/day. Street parking is also available nearby and there is an inexpensive multi-storey car park nearby.

What did the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate used to be called?

When the Yorkshire Hotel opened in Harrogate, it was known as Carters. Over the years, it has also been called The Prospect and The Imperial.

How many rooms does the Yorkshire Hotel have?

The hotel has 81 stylish bedrooms, ranging from singles and small doubles to spacious double rooms and suites with beautiful balconies overlooking the town centre.

When was the Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate built?

The hotel was built right at the end of the Georgian era – in 1818 – three years before Queen Victoria ascended to the British throne!

Would I Recommend The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate?

The Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate is a beautiful old building with stunning interiors, lovely contemporary rooms and a really friendly staff. With great options for parking and all of the wonderful shops and restaurants of Harrogate on your doorstep.

The delightful Pickled Sprout is one of the most convivial bars in Harrogate, in a great location, and the cocktails are lush.

I’ve often recommended this charming hotel to my family and have no hesitation in recommending the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate for your stay in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate is the perfect base in North Yorkshire for a comfortable and cosy car-free break!

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