G?bel's Vital Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Just outside the centre's historic city walls & near The Shambles
- Less than 10 minutes’ walk from York Minster
- On-site restaurant & bar with private courtyard
- Pet friendly, with free Wi-Fi
The BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel is just outside York's historic defensive city walls. The hotel's name comes from its location near Monk Bar (ancient city gate), an elaborate, self-contained fortress dating back to the early 14th century. Formerly a prison, Monk Bar now houses a new Richard III exhibition, and has the city's only working portcullis (a heavy grating suspended vertically above the entrance), which was in use until 1970.
The hotel is a 7-minute walk from York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, and The Shambles, a picturesque cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. The Yorkshire Museum, which houses Viking and Roman artefacts including the 1000-year-old Cawood Sword, is less than 10 minutes away.
The hotel features an on-site bar open to non-residents, and dining at the Yorkshire Bar & Grill, which serves modern European dishes with a Yorkshire twist, made with local seasonal produce. Although the restaurant is currently being refurbished, it is still open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's bar offers a range of drinks and snacks until 11pm daily, and there is a private courtyard where you can have a coffee or glass of wine.
The contemporary rooms are pet friendly (￡7.50 charge applies) and feature free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, with views of either the city or the hotel’s courtyard.
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Complimentary parking
Standard check-in time: 2.30-10pm.
Standard checkout time: 7-11am.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 11am National Rating Know Before You Go
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 4 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Pet fee: EUR 15,00 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
- A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.20 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.
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