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Welcome to Minster Walk Guest House

Address: 20-22 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH

Telephone: 01904 652780

Hotel Description

Minster Walk Guest House in York City Centre An ancient guest house in the Marygate area of York, slap bang in the York centre opposite the Museum Gardens and Art Gallery within in easy walking distance of the railway Station. We also have parking available on request. Here at Minster Walk we like people, our laid back atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing stay in York. We are located on Marygate (The Hamlet of St Marygate) in York's ancient centre. We are close to both the Railway Station and York Minster. We are opposite the medieval walls surrounding the Museum Gardens. We serve ​a traditional Yorkshire Breakfast cooked to order and served in our spacious dining room accompanied by in house home made bread and local preserves. Our slow process bread is made and baked in house. ​Our preserves are sourced from our friends the Mercers who make it just outside York. ​Please Note: We don't serve breakfast on Monday or Tuesday mornings.. Our coffee and cake room dedicated to relaxation and the enjoyment of a hot beverage and seasonal homemade cake baked in house. In the oldest part of the house dating from 1712. Help yourself to drinks and have a seat and enjoy a slice of cake at your leisure.

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  • City Centre Location
  • Wifi Available
  • City Breaks
  • Romantic Breaks

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Hotel Reviews - Minster Walk Guest House

Lovely Stay
Great little place staff friendly great bfast I personally didn't like the coffee they were coffee bags but mentioned this and was given a coffee pot with bfast, lovely cake for guests left in the snug everyday,

Carol Holdsworth - 14th Apr, 2019
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A Wonderful Place
Ruth and crew were friendly and helpful. The location is perfect. The guest house is charming. I’ve already told friends to stay here if they are going to York.

Sandra Jordan - 11th Apr, 2019
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Lovely Place
I am really happy I booked a room at this guesthouse.Excellent location,nice staff and beautiful decorations inside with old furnitures and beams etc.Free parking is a bonus.Definitely book again.

Lilianna Pawlak - 9th Apr, 2019
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Great Location
Location is as close to centre as you could wish.

We were met with a smile and shown to our room which was perfect for our short stay. A lovely and appreciated touch was the tea/coffee and cake in the snug after a day feet, just like being back in the alps for afternoon tea after skiing.

The parking was a bonus as was the breakfast (free if booked via Minster Walk website) we will be back next time in York.

Graham Donaldson - 7th Apr, 2019
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Cosy Base To Explore York
Great wee place ideally placed to explore all of Yorks attractions.

As a family with two octageneraians and a teenager we were perfectly catered for.

Friendly, comfy, fantastic breakfast and 5 minutes walk from the Minster.

Have already recommended to friends.

Helen Taylor-O\'Brien - 1st Apr, 2019
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Welcoming And Comfortable
We Stayed for two nights in this lovely establishment and we will certainly stay here again.

The room was very pleasant, clean and bright. The bed was HUGE and one of the best I have slept in while in hotels or guest houses.

The large tv was a surprise as was the choice of drinks available in the room, more than your usual 4 teabags and 4 coffee sachets and the free parking was appreciated

Tracey the chef was lovely, very friendly and cooks a mean breakfast using top quality produce, no cheap sausage or water filled bacon here.

The addition of a comfortable snug room offering free tea, coffee and home made cake was a lovely added bonus and It’s only a short 5 minute walk from the city centre with all its shops restaurants and bars

The only bad thing, Windows could do with a blackout blind as the sun shining early morning meant I was awake at 5:30am because the curtains let the light in

The proprietors of this guest house seem to care about their guests comfort and have gone the extra mile to ensure it

Julie shaw - 1st Apr, 2019
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Minster Walk Guest House
Beautiful, comfortable, really friendly helpful staff who took genuine pleasure and pride in ensuring guests were comfortable and welcomed. Highly recommend.

Susan Szekely - 29th Mar, 2019
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A Great Place To Stay
We went for a short break to York and stayed at this lovely guest house,the room we stayed in no6 was clean newly refurbished with a comfy double bed and large TV, and a separate room with single bed and seating area with and small TV,and a nice bathroom and shower, had everything we needed and ideally located with parking spaces, would definitely stay here again if we visit the wonderful city of York

Raymond Newman - 28th Mar, 2019
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The staff at the guest house was very attentive and helpful. The rooms were lovely, also superb location to explore the attractions nearby.

Edward Shiels - 27th Mar, 2019
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Amazing Stay In York.
This was my first time visiting York and i cannot wait to plan my next visit already. Our host Ruth was fantastic; welcoming, knowledgeable, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. She gave us a tour of the beautiful guest house and then directed us to our room which was immaculate and full of additional items which made our stay even more special. One we had settled in, she showed us a map and highlighted great places to eat/drink and visit and told us about all the best places to visit in York. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and it was obvious that the produce was locally sourced as it was totally delicious! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again - top place, top location and top host!! Thanks :) xx

Sophie Forshaw - 19th Mar, 2019
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Birthday Stay With Daughters
Stayed for one night in a fabulous two bedroom room with my twin daughters. The rooms were beautiful and the beds were so comfy and the master bed was massive. The breakfast was lovely and the lady cooking and serving it was realy friendly. I would stay her again if visiting York, only a very short walk to the Minster and the town.

Lynn Pattie - 7th Mar, 2019
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One Night Stay With Daughters
Stayed for one night in a fabulous room with a massive bed and separate twin room. My daughters and i couldn't fault it,and the breakfast was fantastic. They lady who cooked it was lovely and friendly and we would definitely stay again if we were going York again. Thanks Minster Walk for a lovely stay.

Lynn Pattie - 26th Feb, 2019
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Our Best Stay In York So Far
Lovely setting . Very clean and tidy . Nice comfortable bed . Very helpful staff and owners. Breakfast was very nice . Highly recommended and would love to go back for another stay .

Adrian Deighton - 18th Feb, 2019
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Minster Walk Guest House - Fantastic Location
Stopped here just the one night, great central location , everything within easy walking distance. Handy having a pub right next door that serves great Tapas and Pizzas. Lovely quiet location. Very helpful owners / staff. Happy to recommend.

Adrian Richards - 18th Feb, 2019
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Extremely Satisfied
Quite easily the nicest guesthouse/hotel we’ve ever stayed in, had the standard double room which was more than large enough, lovely array of hot drink making supplies and loved the complimentary toiletries in the en-suite roomy bathroom. The chocolates on the towels and full-sized bath sheets were a wonderful special touch but best of all was the snug with lovely cake on offer! Well situated in the centre of town, free provision of parking and delicious, generous breakfast. Extremely friendly and welcoming, we will never stay elsewhere when we return to York! Thank you!

Nicky French - 17th Feb, 2019
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Lovely Nights Stay
My partner and I stayed at the Minister Walk Guest House for one night. The hotel was lovely, great location and amazing features. The hotel itself was clean and well presented. The complimentary cake in the lounge was very yummy!

Claire Smith - 16th Feb, 2019
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Lovely Room With Views Of The Minster
Lovely comfortable room with very nice breakfast. Close to the centre and very clean. Good value for money, will definitely stay again

Lynn Burns - 15th Feb, 2019
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Lovely Clean Guest House, Perfect Location
Lovely little guest house, perfectly located to get in and out of the town centre within minutes. Lovely little touches like the lounge, shampoo and conditioner in the room. Very clean and comfortable, will def be returning

julie kelly - 15th Feb, 2019
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We really enjoyed our stay at Minster Walk. It was a last minute booking for us and we were very pleased to find such a charming place. It has an excellent location and is convenient for exploring the city on foot fortified by a well cooked breakfast. The staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful and supply a personal touch missing from the corporate hotels. The provision of cake and coffee is welcome. The room at the "top of the shop" was comfortable and well appointed.( I would advise some hooks on the back of the bathroom door though and a bedside lamp would be good)I look forward to another stay in the future.

Joyce caunce - 10th Feb, 2019
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Excellent, As Ever
A convenient location, a warm welcome, a comfortable room, a good night's sleep, a hearty breakfast, and delicious cake. Can't be faulted.

Thomas Ashley - 8th Feb, 2019
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Short Break
Very nice guest house,centrally located

Evan had 2 four posters in the room

Plenty of tea and coffee and cake in the lounge

Good breakfast in the morning

Would highly recommended it

Steven Seymour - 8th Feb, 2019
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Great As Always
This was our fourth stay at minster walk and as usual had a fab stay. Lovely room with king size bed large powerful shower and a view of the minster. Superb location within easy reach of the city centre. Car parking is free with an allotted space. Free coffee and cake in the lounge and a quality breakfast. Can’t wait to return.

Mr & Mrs Finley - 3rd Feb, 2019
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Buisness Trip
Fabulous stay room was comfotable

Bfast was ample little snug to telax and eat cake was a delight

And Tracy the chef was a pleasure to meet . Cant wait to come back

Tracy Smith - 31st Jan, 2019
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Smart And Friendly
The current owners have had the place for about a year and have put a lot of effort making Minster Wallk a beautifully appointed Guest House with a boutique feel.

I had to visit York at short notice and booked direct, having read a few reviews of this and a few other nearby hotels. I got a personal email reply from Ruth, one of the owners, with all the information I could need - the personal touch was done well throughout. This was part of a friendly feel, which can only really be achieved in a small establishment.

Lovely room and lovely breakfast - latter free to direct bookers.

I would definitely visit again.

Peter Lovely - 28th Jan, 2019
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Little Gem In York
Lovely greeting, warm and comfortable room, brilliant location, easy walk from the station, splendid cake, friendly hosts, super breakfast, did I mention the cake?

chris jones - 19th Jan, 2019
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Very Nice
The room was clean, perfect size, and I appreciated having a desk since I had studying to do. The location is an easy walk to the train station and to the City Centre.

Savannah Pine - 8th Jan, 2019
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Lovely Stay
No complaints at all from this first stay at Minster Walk. Very well organised place. Room was spotless and the interior design was modern, but in keeping with the style of the property. Owners, Rob and Lisa, were extremely friendly and helpful. Due to working overseas, I have travelled extensively across the Middle East and SE Asia. I’ve stayed in some nice places over the years but it’s not often that you stay in a place that has got everything right. Rob and Lisa seem to have done that. I complaints from me at all. I will visit again.

Ian Bessant - 1st Jan, 2019
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Such A Cosy Place
To arrive with mulled wine, Mince pies,tea coffee or cake to choose from was THE most welcome b&b treat i have ever experienced. Thank you.

Caroline Cooper - 29th Dec, 2018
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Festive Christmas Stay At Minster Walk
Another welcoming and very comfortable stay for the second year in a row, my sister and I always visit York together for a pre-Christmas treat and last minute shopping, last year being the first that we decided to stay overnight and discovered Minster walk. Beautiful clean and comfortable rooms with a very welcome coffee and cake lounge, a lovely surprise to find sherry and mince pies in our room. great location close to the abbey gardens and York minster, waking up to the sound of the abbey bells and a delicious breakfast ! Will most definitely be booking for 2019 !

Rachel Ramsden - 27th Dec, 2018
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Comfortable Stay
We had an enjoyable stay.

Karen Sephton - 23rd Dec, 2018
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Visiting York? Want Accomodation? Book Here!
We are a middle/late aged couple with a daughter aged 20. Wanting to be centrally located but still quiet, we booked the family room 6 for one night wanting to take in the sights and do some Christmas Shopping. This place fitted the bill,

its very clean, comfortable and with friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and spotless. The extras inclusive of a welcome drink of sherry and mince pie left in the room added a little extra plus help yourself to cake and a drink downstairs. The pre ordered breakfast was good but as a personal choice we would have liked some fruit and natural yoghurt as well. However, there were tubs of fruited yoghurt. The entrance door was by a secure keypad but the number was not put on our welcome letter so we got locked out and had to ring to get the keypad number. Perhaps this could be included in future within their welcome letter pro forma template? Overall an extremely impressive thumbs up and recommendation to all.

Nev Richards - 19th Dec, 2018
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We liked our room very much it was very clean and had everything we required .breakfast was good with a friendly atmosphere.

Ann Millward - 15th Dec, 2018
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Simply Fabulous!
What a find.

A quirky little guesthouse in an amazing location a stone’s throw from the city centre and Minster.

Individual service and extra ltouches just added to the experience.

Will definitely be returning!

Lee Slim - 13th Dec, 2018
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Super Stay At Minster Walk Guest House
What can I say , from the first enquirey to checking out we were met with politeness and all our wishes were met.lovely staff and the room was very comfortable along with the added mince pies and sherry.great breakfasts, ideally located for minster and shops , we will certainly be back .

Ian Brown - 6th Dec, 2018
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Best Guest House
Absolutely fantastic. Wonderful room with lovely welcome touches. Lovely staff , was made so welcome and everything was thought about . Just wish we stayed more than one night .

Tracy Thompson - 22nd Nov, 2018
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Lovely Stay As Always
This is the 4th time we have stayed here (formally The Coach House Hotel) and thoroughly enjoyed it, lovely rooms and very plesant staff, being a short walk to the centre of York it's an ideal place to stay, would recommend to anyone,

Gina Conley - 18th Nov, 2018
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High Quality Guest House.
Friendly and well run Guest House house in ideal location in York. A pleasant lounge (home baked cake and fresh milk available) on the ground floor and idiosyncratic bedrooms all with good quality duvets, towels and toiletries. A reliable rest station.

Anthony Finnerty - 18th Nov, 2018
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Absolutely Fantastic
I was looking for a little last minute getaway in York, when I stumbled across this guest house online. The pictures caught my eye so I had a browse and I was very impressed. Every review is a positive and I can see why.

The accommodation is beautiful and definitely what we both needed, i love how the rooms have been designed especially the downstairs one. It’s full of tea, coffee, water and homemade cakes for you to indulge in. It’s so peaceful and relaxing, the perfect break from everyday life. The breakfast was delicious and we had a good natter with the lady who is the chef. We stayed in a double room on this occasion and it was perfect, we are hoping to return again in the next 3 weeks, but this time will be requesting to try out the other king size rooms as we’ve heard these are beautiful too. Highly recommend, you’ll have a great stay here. Can’t wait to visit again.

Michael & Ashley

Michael Orton - 14th Nov, 2018
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What a lovely place to Stay . Certainly the nicest room I’ve ever booked and will definitely book again

Mark Burrage - 10th Nov, 2018
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Minster Walk
High quality, comfortable Guest House in excellent location (close to the centre but a quiet street).

Anthony Finnerty - 10th Nov, 2018
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A Little Gem Right In The City Centre
Warm friendly staff, spotlessly clean rooms with comfy beds and excellent facilities. The coffee and cake lounge is a very nice touch and we enjoyed sampling the homemade cake after a day out exploring the city.

We booked the standard double room as a last minute break and were delighted to be given a free upgrade to a super king room!

Breakfast was basic but adequate and tasty! We booked through so breakfast was extra but if you book direct with the guesthouse it comes included in the price so it is acceptable that it’s basic.

We feel our stay was a bargain. A lovely place to stay and only a 5 minute walk to York Minster. We were in room 2 and had a view of it from the window.

Would definitely stay here again next time we visit York and would not hesitate to recommend it!!

Sandra Hughes - 10th Nov, 2018
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Perfect Location
Lovely stay at minster walk guest house, rooms are excellent clean warm and cosy, the location is just perfect step out of the door and your there !!

Will definitely be staying there again !

Brian Knox - 8th Nov, 2018
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This was a gift from work colleagues. Perfect location for a stay in York. Friendly staff, beautiful big rooms that are well done out. Cracking views of the minster. Lovely breakfast that would satisfy any morning needs. What more would you want. We will defo be back.

Bridget - 7th Oct, 2018
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Attractions - Minster Walk Guest House

York Minster - Landmark

York Minster - Landmark

Distance 0.46 miles (0.73 km)
The magnificent Cathedral in York, known as York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, renowned for containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England. Built in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles it is a pure classic of the period. Five hundred and eighteen feet in length, it is two hundred and forty one feet wide at the transept and its central tower rises one hundred and ninety eight feet making it the largest lantern tower in Britain. Bede records that a small wooden chapel was built on this site in 627 A.D. for the baptism of Edwin, king of Northumbria. Edwin's successor Oswald enclosed the chapel in stone and dedicated it to St. Peter, as the Cathedral in York has been ever since.

York Centre - Town Centre

York Centre - Town Centre

Distance 0.49 miles (0.78 km)
York is often referred to as the capital City of the north of England. Until the industrial revolution York was second in size of population and importance to London. Largely bypassed by the industrial revolution York has retained the links with its medieval past more than most places in England. You will find yourself captivated by the magical city of York, with its unique atmosphere. One of the most historic cities in Britain, York has 2000 years of history, which it unfolds for you in its streets, buildings and museums.York is a city where sight seeing is easy, most of the attractions lie within the city walls, the area is compact, yet nowhere else can you find so much history, a variety of architecture and heritage sites, soeasily accessible.

York Dungeon - Theme Park

York Dungeon - Theme Park

Distance 0.53 miles (0.84 km)
The York Dungeon brings more than 2000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life...and death! As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember everything you experience really happened. At York you can test your metal in the Pit of Despair; try to keep the skin crawling off your skeleton in the Plague exhibit; gasp at the audacity and daring of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and discover the full dreadful details of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot and the fate of Guy Fawkes.

Jorvik Viking Centre - York - Landmark

Jorvik Viking Centre - York - Landmark

Distance 0.57 miles (0.91 km)
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Meet resident Vikings (staff), and see 800 of the items found during the dig. You can even journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age! Have you ever wanted to: Take part in an excavation? Discover real objects from ancient civilisations? Understand how archaeologists recreate the past? Now you can! This world first is an experience that is all about having a go, visitors will be invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of Yorks unique history.

Clifford`s Tower - North Yorkshire - Castle

Clifford`s Tower - North Yorkshire - Castle

Distance 0.69 miles (1.1 km)
Clifford`s Tower
North Yorkshire
In 1068, William the Conqueror built a motte-and-bailey castle on the present site of Cliffords Tower in York, to strengthen his military presence in the north. The tower is now the most prominant remaining part of the castle, which was rebuilt in stone in the 13th century. Today, views from the Tower over York show why it played such a key role in the control of northern England.