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23 St. Marys Bootham, York YO30 7DD England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 22/06/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/06/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#30 of 202 in York
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Welcome to our happy, friendly and stylish home from home! Come and stay awhile in our characterful Victorian townhouse, tucked away down a very quiet and safe street in the centre of the historic Hamlet of Marygate. Less than 10 minutes easy stroll from the station, the city walls and York Minster, we offer a fantastic location, wonderful and filling breakfasts and individually designed rooms that make you unwind and relax. With free and fast WIFI and parking, 23 St Mary's is a lovely place to B&B!
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Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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maryloulizard wrote a review 14 Jun
Julian, California10 contributions11 helpful votes
+ good location for exploring the walled city + breakfast was full English & tasty + bed was comfortable - room was too warm. A small, portable fan is provided but it’s noisy - shower never got really warm/hot - room is quite small (#6) - 10:30 am checkout is early I would’ve left a higher rating if we were charged a fair rate. $350USD for 1 night is very excessive for these accommodations.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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brooksy252 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bolton6 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed for 3 nights at this delightful property. We were warmly welcomed by Carol a very friendly and hard working lady; she cooked a delicious breakfast for us each morning and nothing was too much trouble for her. We were in Room 5 on the second floor and did find the stairs a bit of a struggle given we are both in our seventies so would probably choose a room on the lower floor if we go again, which is highly likely. The room itself though not spacious was big enough and the ensuite shower room was actually bigger than most in a property of this size. Our beds were very comfortable and all the linen and towels were clean, fresh and of a good quality. The location of the property is excellent. It is situated at the end of a very quiet street and there is a short cut which takes you through the Museum Gardens onto Museum Street and the centre in 5 minutes. There is also another pathway which takes you directly to the Railway Station in less than 10 minutes. The starting point for the Hop On, Hop Off buses is at Exhibition Square, Bootham Bar, which again is only a 5 minute walk. The cost of breakfast is not included in the room rate, it is an extra £15 per person. Initially I thought this was a little expensive so opted to have breakfast on the first morning and then maybe look for a cafe close by for the rest of our stay. But we found that there wasn't much to be saved in doing this, and chose to eat at the property in a comfortable dining room with excellent service. Eating out does seem quite expensive in York; having said that we found two places we would highly recommend: Cafe No8 Bistro on Gillygate (not far from the property) and Cote Brasserie on Low Petergate. We had excellent meals and service at both.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms are on 3 floors so check with the owner if you have mobility issues.
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 09 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for leaving us such a glowing review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us. We are very lucky to be in waking distance to everything. We are also lucky to have the amazing Carol in our little team. we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. from all of us here at 23 St Mary's
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Andrea wrote a review 07 Jun
Manchester, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely one night stay at 23 St Mary’s with family. It definitely has the homely feel with the use of a comfortable lounge area and an honesty bar facility for drinks and snacks. Great location near to museum gardens and through to the centre. All areas were very clean, great facilities, friendly, personable service and super breakfast thanks to Carol and Demi.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is limited and only available if booked directly with 23 St Mary’s. Double check whether...
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Jacky H wrote a review 07 Jun
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stay here 3 to 4 times a year. As always we had a lovely room, comfortable bed and a great breakfast with plenty of choice. The people are friendly and helpful and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in York. It's only a 10 minute walk to the Minster.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sprinter3 wrote a review 03 Jun
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
Brilliant all round from our very warm welcome to our very reluctant departure Fabulous room with modern en- suite, quality toiletries, lovely big, soft towels. Very comfortable bed with quality bedding. We had two marvellous nights sleep, very quiet & peaceful. Everywhere is spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were superb, a good choice of fresh fruit, cereals, juices etc. and a good selection of hot food, beautifully cooked to your liking and well presented. The staff are wonderful, everything runs so smoothly because they work as a team. They are all kind, friendly and helpful, full of information. Nothing was too much trouble. No. 23 is very conveniently situated, just a short walk to the Minster through a beautiful park. We are so glad we found this treasure.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room 2 has a four poster bed - gorgeous!
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for leaving us such a glowing review! We are proud to offer our guests the best quality in everything we can, from our breakfasts to our comfortable beds, but we are also very fortunate to have a wonderful team that that always goes the extra mile so you can enjoy your stay with us to the fullest! We hope to see you again on your next visit to York.
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Suzanne B wrote a review Apr 2022
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Booked a last minute trip to York for family of 4. We struck gold with our B&B. Our room & bathroom were very spacious, well maintained & spotlessly clean. Lovely furniture & decor with interesting artwork by local artist. Carol & Demi were very welcoming and cooked us a tasty breakfast to order. Peaceful at night, despite being very near the centre of York. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 11 May 2022
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Luxury Family Room. Carol and Demi are great hosts and always make sure you're comfortable. Thanks again!
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Marie B wrote a review Apr 2022
Staffordshire, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a wonderful mini break in York, this B&B was a fantastic find. Parking was on the doorstep, the B& B itself is literally minutes away from the Minster so the location is perfect. It’s very clean and cosy it has everything you need, the staff are welcoming and the breakfast is well worth the money. We had a wonderful stay and will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 11 May 2022
So glad you enjoyed your stay - then Minster is so close you can sometimes hear the bells! We hope you get the opportunity to come and see us again and look forward to your next visit.
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Susan Arminante wrote a review Feb 2022
Stafford, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely clean, fresh room with a really nice bathroom, in a quiet street, in the heart of York Very accommodating host, we booked late & last minute and she was great! Walking distance into the town to see everything, with bars & eateries all close by. Booking direct with the host, we had parking in the street which was also great. This was expensive, however it appears everywhere is expensive in York and I couldn't complain about anything.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 09 Mar 2022
Hi Susan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we really appreciate it and hope to welcome you back in the future. from all at 23 St Mary's
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CL63 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sidcup, United Kingdom6 contributions
This B&B advertises themselves as 'luxury' which was not our experience. I can't be too hard on them because the location was perfect (which was our priority) and the room and linen was very clean. We stayed for one night and would not have wanted to stay any more than that. Our standard double en-suite room could not have been any smaller - you could hardly turn around! There wasn't even enough floor space to put our overnight bags on the floor and still be able to walk around the bed! The shower door would not remain closed and kept folding in making an already very small shower even more claustrophobic and very annoying! There was some very nice shower gel, shampoo and hand wash provided though. Having thought at the time of booking that breakfast was included at this B&B, we were told on arrival it would be further £15 per head! We decided this seemed too expensive and found breakfast nearby for pretty much the same price, so you need to make a decision whether you want to go to some of the lovely little cafes nearby, or the convenience of having it on-site. No water in the rooms either so the only drinking water is the cold tap in the bathroom which runs hot because it's so close to the hot pipe! There was tea and coffee facilities which was appreciated. The location is definitely the highlight of this B&B as it was an easy walk into town along the river. The road outside was quiet and they provide a parking permit for the time you're staying with them.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 07 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the write us a review we really do appreciate all comments we get from our guests good and bad as this allows us to know what we are doing right and also on areas that we can approve on. We are certainly very lucky with our location only being a stones throw away from the beautiful city centre. Thank you for your constructive feedback, we have taken these points on board and looking for ways we can improve.
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mee wrote a review Jan 2022
Chester, United Kingdom49 contributions79 helpful votes
We mistakenly booked this guest house and it was the best mistake of our lives. There was a trust shop which immediately gave us a feeling of security. The rooms were lovely with a TV by each bedside. The bathroom and bedding was of a high quality. Fresh and clean. Breakfast was served efficiently, with hot toast and delicious sausages. The staff were so obliging and unflustered by the demands of some of the guests. We have booked for 3 nights in April and we are really looking forward to staying again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Simon Cowton, Owner at 23 St. Mary's
Responded 07 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we did not disappoint! We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us at 23 in April. All the best and take care
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US$110 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about 23 St. Mary's
Which popular attractions are close to 23 St. Mary's?
Nearby attractions include National Railway Museum (0.5 km), Locked In Games York (0.4 km), and Treasure Hunt York (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 23 St. Mary's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at 23 St. Mary's?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at 23 St. Mary's?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 23 St. Mary's?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Larder Club, TAAS Restaurant, and Cafe FeVa.
Are there any historical sites close to 23 St. Mary's?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.9 km), Holy Trinity Church (0.7 km), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (1.0 km).