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

Tel: 01904 231 333


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Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



Summer Staycation in York

York is a picturesque place to spend your summer and when you stay with us at Hotel Indigo York you are minutes away from everything this charming city has to offer.


Festivals & Events

York plays hosts to many vibrant events and festivals and this summer is no exception. Until 2nd September, York is host to the Shakespeare Rose Theatre, where four of Shakespeare’s plays iconic are being performed. If theatre’s not your thing you can still soak up the lively atmosphere at Shakespeare’s Village (free entry) where you can experience Elizabethan entertainment and Yorkshire food and drink.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe, now in its third year, will see Parliament street transformed with white picket fences and pop-up tents from the 19 – 29th July.  Comedy, cabaret, music and family entertainment can all be seen during the 10-day event.

York Minster will also be celebrating this summer following the Great East window transformation with Summer in the Park: Heart of Yorkshire festival taking place from the 4th July – 2nd September in Dean Gardens. SOL AST Tipi will be providing food and drink and there’ll be many activities as well as a Stone Carving Festival and Cinema in the Park throughout this two-month long festival.

The return of the annual Soapbox Challenge come to the cobbled street of Micklegate on 27th August, which provides much entertainment in the city.


Explore York

For culture, see the sights at the museums dotted around the city. York Castle Museum is a favourite of many locals and from 13 July the museum will be home to Vivienne Westwood’s prized personal shoe collection – an exciting exhibition for anyone who loves shoes.

For fantastic views across the city, take a walk up the mound to Clifford’s Tower or if you’re feeling energetic, brave the 275 steps to York Minsters Central Tower – the highest point in York. After that grab an ice-cream and walk the medieval City Wall. For a more chilled-out summer day hire a self-drive red boat, or if you’re prepared to be spooked then York offers plenty of Ghost Tours or jump onboard The Ghost Bus Tour.


Foodies Galore

Food and drink is awash in York and you won’t be hard beat to find somewhere, the only difficult decision is deciding where to go. If you really want to get a taste of what’s on offer, then embark on a food crawl with Tours in a Dish who will show you the many hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

At Hotel Indigo York we’re proud of our Yorkshire roots, so if you’re looking for some ‘proper Yorkshire nosh’ then dine with us at No.88 Walmgate where we offer traditional dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

A five-minute walk away you’ll find a new and welcome addition to the City, Spark:York a vibrant space where colourful shipping containers offer street food aplenty, For more street food, then head to Shambles Food Court, and Shambles Markets also serve up some delicious treats – so keep your eye out! If you’re looking for a fancier dining experience then Le Cochon Aveugle, Ambiente Tapas and Skosh receive rave reviews although booking in advance is highly recommended.

To quench your thirst head to one of the many independent venues dotted around the city. House of Trembling Madness, the Viking inspired bar Valhalla, Fossgate Social and Hop win over both locals and tourists alike. Don’t forget all the pubs, there’s one for every day of the year.

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Room was lovely - nicely decorated, clean and very comfortable! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great location within walking distance of the centre of York. We'll definitely stay here again when we visit York.

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



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.



<p>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. 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.</p>



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.


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.



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.


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.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, 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.</p>


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.



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.



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.


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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