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Welcome to 23 St. Mary's

Address: St. Mary's, Bootham, York, YO30 7DD

Telephone: 01904 622738 01904 622738

Hotel Description

23 St Maryโ€™s is a homely Victorian townhouse is situated in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Marygate on a very quiet, traffic-free road, just a stoneโ€™s throw from the rail station, the river and York Minster. Our guests enjoy free city-centre parking, great WiFi in all the rooms and a comfortable lounge to relax in. Individually designed en-suite single, double, twin and family rooms are beautifully decorated with period furnishings that have been carefully chosen to complement this beautiful historic building. Let us share our best insider tips with you, book you in at the tastiest restaurants and tailor your stay to your wishes.

Our Facilities

  • Parking Facilities
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family Rooms
  • City Centre Location
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • City Breaks
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays

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Hotel Reviews - 23 St. Mary's

Very Good
Service and breakfast is nice

yi min - 17th Jun, 2017
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York Centeral
accommodation very comfortable food very good

staff friendly and helpful

robert telford - 16th Jun, 2017
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Spontaneous Visit
We visit york several times a year has it\'s only a 2hr drive,we have stayed in many different hotels and b&b,this was the first time at 23 st Mary\'s but it won\'t be the last,very clean great location and the staff are so friendly comfortable bebs breakfast was excellent, definitely ones of the first we\'ll check for vacancies next time we visit York

Paul Delaney - 13th Jun, 2017
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Lovely Guest House In Walking Distance From Town
Very friendly and helpful hosts, super breakfast. Room and beathroom very clean and cosy. Free parking

Birgit Hasche - 10th Jun, 2017
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Fabulous B&b
Gorgeous place very friendly and welcoming staff rooms immaculate lovely breakfast included in a great location would definitely recommend x

Angela Gibson - 27th May, 2017
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Outstanding
Had a wonderful if short stay, would definitely have loved to stay longer. All at 23 St Mary\'s were helpful, friendly, nothing too much trouble. Great breakfast. Room spotlessly clean as was the whole house. Room size good and facilities superb. Bathroom good size. Free parking. Close to all amenities. Great experience. Will definitely stay again.

Rod Howarth - 19th May, 2017
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Good Choice!
Very clean room with lovely added touches. Beds very comfortable. Breakfast delicious and freshly made. Wish the shower had been better, not very powerful. Staff lovely, definitely stay again!

It was actually 2 friends staying but not a section for that.

Thank you

Judith Morgan - 12th May, 2017
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May Break 2017
Lovely friendly staff nothing too much trouble Very clean rooms and good standard of food.St. Marys is within easy walking distance of the Minster and bus stops - would not hesitate to stay again Thank you all!

Michael Murphy - 7th May, 2017
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Lovely Guest House
We loved staying here.Great food and comfy bed.The area located is the best to stay.

Pamela Berrisford - 6th May, 2017
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Wonderful Stay!
As always, we had a very comfortable stay. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, even helping us with tourist maps and suggestions of places to visit. The rooms are immaculate with comfy beds and no outside noise at night. The breakfast offers a wide variety of food and our cooked breakfast is always delicious. It is also situated conveniently to both the train station and the town. I would heartily recommend staying here if you visit York!

Claire Pratt - 23rd Apr, 2017
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Overnight Stay
A lovely place to stay. Nice clean room, helpful staff and a nice cooked breakfast the following morning. Would recommend and stay again.

Michelle Wallis - 15th Apr, 2017
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Last Minute Booking
Decided to stay in York for the evening so returned for second time to 23 st Marys. Highly recommend comfortable stay and exellent breakfast.

Mo Trattles - 11th Apr, 2017
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Beautiful Guest House
Just returned from york, St Marys is a real gem, fantastic location 10 minutes stroll to the centre of town, Superb accomadation, spotlessly clean, Made really welcome from the staff. The breakfast was lovely, was not to much for the ladies to add more if you wished(not that you needed to). The room was beautiful, bed was the most comfortable ild ever sleep in ( no expense spared ) Spotless crisp bedding and towels, Just a beautiful guest house. On my travels around York i noticed other guest houses ild seen on Booking.com and i can honestly say they wernt a patch on st marys. Bear in mind as well,St Marys has free parking at accomadation witch is 100% safe, On my next visit i will most defo be returning to st marys, Trust me peeps this is the best in town, with great staff and lovely atmosphere .

Susan Ditchfield - 10th Apr, 2017
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Mrs Jo Ann Ackroyd Sorry Is This Correct?
I LIVED IN YORK MOST OF MY LIFE AND NOW LIVE IN BAVARIA, AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I ENJOYED MY STAY AT 23 ST MARYS SO MUCH AND ALSO OF COURSE VISITING YORK. BY THE WAY I MRS JO ANN and NOT MR1. ANYWAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING AGAIN.

Mr. Jo ann - 9th Apr, 2017
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Comfortable, Quiet And Well Located
Very well located close to Museum Gardens and The Minster. Also well within easy walking distance of the City centre. We walked everywhere and didn\'t use the car once.

The B&B itself is very comfortable and although our room was not spacious it was perfectly acceptable for our weekend stay. All the linen, towels, fittings etc were luxurious and it was excellently clean and tidy. Finally, you would go a long way to find a better breakfast and more helpful staff.

Roger Tharby - 4th Apr, 2017
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York Break
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 23 St Marys which is in an ideal location for all that York has to offer. The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was tasty and plentiful and the staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely consider staying again and are happy to recommend you to friends and family.

Sherry Chambers - 31st Mar, 2017
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Business Stay
Good clean rooms and friendly staff you are close to everything

I will be staying again.

Anthony Fagg - 29th Mar, 2017
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B&b Review
Wonderful stay and nice accommodation and people. 100% recommendation.

Grace Wilkinson - 25th Mar, 2017
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Our Two Night Break At 23 St Marys
2 night break in this lovely b/b. we were upgraded to \"best room\" and, as it was my birthday, made me a chocolate cake. Hotel, staff and room excellent. short walk to town centre. the best b/b we have stayed in. highly recommended.

Pamela and Alec Wrightson - 24th Mar, 2017
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Excellent Boutique Hotel
Beautifully presented room. Lovely breakfast. Could not be better.

ian hughes - 24th Mar, 2017
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Excellent Stay
Lovely hotel nice clean room nice breakfast cooked breakfast and cereals.cosy bed only 5/10 mins walk to Minster would recommend to family and friends and would stay here again and very nice staff ๐Ÿ˜€

Darren Hodgson - 22nd Mar, 2017
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Very Nice Stay
Great B&B within walking distance of all the York sights. LOVELY full breakfast!! A very nice overall feeling of fully experiencing the town.

Fiona and the staff are WONDERFUL hosts!

Mr. Paul Vining - 21st Mar, 2017
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Excellent!
Helpful and accommodating staff from booking to checkout. A beautiful place with lots of charm.

Christopher Skinner - 20th Mar, 2017
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Delightful Hotel
Delightful place.lovely room and excellent breakfast. Will certainly come again.

Stephen Radford - 18th Mar, 2017
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Martha And David
What a gem to find your place to stay at, close to the city and a very reasonable price. Stunning decor and a generous breakfast.

We found the room quite warm but enjoyed sleeping with the window open and hearing the sounds of the city and the birds,

Thank you for being hospitable and friendly,

David Mcmanus - 16th Mar, 2017
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Last Minute
Very helpful and pleasant staff

Looking to stay again very soon as we do like a night out

In York ๐Ÿ˜Š

Also berry was great

Cheers JW

jeff watts - 14th Mar, 2017
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Brilliant Hotel
Lovely and brilliant hotel. Very clean and tidy everywhere in the hotel. Free car park in York, which is a bonus in York.

Ali Al-Anizi - 14th Mar, 2017
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Quick Last Minute Visit
Called on the same day we were arriving so glad they could fit us on arrival we were offered a slightly bigger foot which was nice no on sight parking but not a problem a large car park nearby excellent breakfast even better host will definitely be back

PHILIP JONES - 13th Mar, 2017
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Highly Recommended
We found 23 St Marys to be a very good quality B&B. Our room was spacious and very well appointed. The proprietor and staff were very attentive.



It is ideally located to the walled town and its attractions (about a 5 mins walk)



I would highly recommend this B&B and we will definitely be returning in the future.

Mr. Alan Rogers - 24th Jan, 2017
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23 St Mary\'s
A very warm welcome at the guest house. Very helpful. The room was very comfortable and well decorated.... the breakfast had a great cold and hot selection. We will be recommending. The location was perfect for visiting the city, no more than a 10 minute walk in. Thank you again.

Lucy King - 16th Jan, 2017
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Perfect Base
We have stayed at 233 St Mary\'s many times - that says it all, really. We return because it is a comfortable, well run b & b in a very convenient location. The staff are efficient and friendly, the rooms all you could want and the breakfasts lovely. Looking forward to our next stay.

Mrs. Margaret Boyd - 12th Jan, 2017
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Great Night Away
As always a lovely night away in a luxuriously rich, quality b&b. Quality linen beds pillows , top end breakfast too. All with free parking and 5 minuite walk from shops and restaurant.

Mr. Ian Ashcroft - 9th Jan, 2017
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Great Hotel !
Everything was 5 stars class. The room and the bathroom was very clean and bright. The personal was very kind. I like everything!

Marian Popia - 9th Jan, 2017
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Quality Assured
As always a lovely night away in a luxuriously rich, quality b&b. Quality linen beds pillows , top end breakfast too. All with free parking and 5 minuite walk from shops and restaurant.

Mr. Ian Ashcroft - 9th Jan, 2017
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Excellent.
Had a two nights stay . The accomation was spotless. Breakfast was one of the best we have had and the staff were so friendly. We shall certainly stay there again . We give St Mary\'s 10 out of 10.

mrs doherty - 6th Jan, 2017
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Fantastic Stay!
Had a really lovely stay over new year. The breaky is delicious!



Room was lovely with a super comfy bed.



It was my girlfriends birthday on the first and they bought and cake, some champagne and sung happy birthday, very sweet.



Thank you for a lovely stay ๐Ÿ™‚

Samuel Gough - 5th Jan, 2017
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Could Not Fault It!
A welcome is offered as soon as you arrive, the staff did all they could to make our stay a pleasure.

Peter Manchester - 2nd Jan, 2017
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Homely
Best comfy bed excellent breakfast clean room first class hospitality definitely recommend

Michelle Robinson - 26th Dec, 2016
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Short Stay
Lovely warm welcome, friendly staff, excellent breakfast. Room was very clean and lovely and warm but not too warm. short walk in the city centre great place to stay wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return.

Mike Jeffries - 26th Dec, 2016
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Awesome
Booked here for a last minute trip and wasn\'t disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and the top floor room was great.

Loved the little touches of the chocolates and lots of milk for a drink.

Great place, great location and would definitely stay again

Paul Gladstone - 25th Dec, 2016
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Superb
when we visit york we always stay here, we suggest you do too. spotlessly clean, great breakfast, great location and lovely staff, they also gave a cake with a candle and sang happy birthday to my wife. perfect! honestly you cannot better it.

Ms. Yvonne Canavan - 23rd Dec, 2016
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York Getaway
Superb quiet location, within an easy 5 minute stroll through pretty park to city centre.Our stay was very relaxing, with all our needs and requests taken care of in a quick professional manner. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was varied and delicious and catered for all our needs. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to everyone.

ROSS PATTERSON - 23rd Dec, 2016
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Excellent
Very clean and excellent service. The breakfast was extremely good also. We would definitely stay here again.

Mr. Cliff Gore - 19th Dec, 2016
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Our Stay At St Marys
We stayed sat-sun 17-18th dec with our two children aged 4 and 11 and would definetly recommend it to anyone, the hotel is amazing and the staff are brilliant. I would like to say thanks to the mother and daughter team who looked after us on our stay and we will be booking with you again next year..

Andrew Maddox - 19th Dec, 2016
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Perfect
we had a wonderful stay, the rooms are lovely and comfortable, decorated beautifully, wonderful staff, and a breakfast that was cooked to perfection, we will be back

David Knott - 16th Dec, 2016
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An Excellent Stay ....
So clean and cosy and friendly. What more can one ask?!

Caroline Oliver - 15th Dec, 2016
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Last Minute Getaway
we have stayed in york many times and often walked past 23 st marys which looks very inviting from theoutside when the chance came up for a snatched night away we decided to give 23 st marys a try so glad we did! we were greeted by amy a lovely bubbly welcoming young lady who showed us where to park etc and found she had kindly given us a room upgrade! the place was warm welcoming beautifully decorated and spotless top quality bed pillows bedding and thick fluffy towels a home from home lovely breakfast with very attentive waitress sad it was only a short stay but definitely number 23 is my new number1! shall be returning in the new year thank you amy

Janet Charnley - 15th Dec, 2016
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Top Class
This is the second time we have stayed at 23 St Mary\'s and we returned for our second anniversary. Nothing is to much trouble for the staff and our stay could not have been any better. Our room was absolutely wonderful and the breakfast, as always, was excellent, including the \'to die for\' black pudding! We even had champagne and a dozen red roses in the room on arrival for Alison!

Thank you to Simon, Fiona and the staff for a faultless stay and we have already booked to go back in 2017!

If we could give 11/10 we would!

Alison and Tom

Thomas Bridge - 9th Dec, 2016
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23 St Mary\'s York
We had a very warm welcome . Our room was lovely a spotless ensuite . The breakfast was fab everything you need to set you up for the day it is only a short distance to York minster and shops we would love to return in the future.

Mr. Julie Mansfield - 9th Dec, 2016
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Fabulous
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely weekend in this fabulous B&B. It is clean and beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. Friendly helpful staff, gorgeous room, comfortable bed, tasty breakfast. We only wish our stay had been longer and are already planning another visit. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Mrs. Ali Elliott - 5th Dec, 2016
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23 St Mary\'s
First time at 23 st Mary\'s but it definitely won\'t be the last! beautifully presented with warm and friendly people will definitely recommend to friends and family xx

Andy Street - 3rd Dec, 2016
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Last Minute Get Away
Stayed on the 30th of November for 1 night, the room was great. We where helped from the start from the owner, from parking to helping us where we could eat and drink. Breakfast was included in our room and the breakfast was lovely. Small problem was with the shower head, it was faulty so you had to hold it wouldn\'t hit your head.

Liam Northend - 2nd Dec, 2016
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Excellent B&b In Centre Of York
We love this place - we visit York every year and 23 St Mary\"s is ideal for us - short walk to city crntre for shopping, drinking and eateries - parking, hreat breakfast, friendly, helpful staff /owners and nice rooms to crash out in when you\'re worn out from all that sightseeing, shopping and socialising - we\'ll be back again

Mr. Diane Cottrell - 29th Nov, 2016
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Wonderful
one of the best bed and breakfasts establishments we have stayed in. Comfortable bed, excellent breakfast and very pleasant and helpful staff.

An altogether wonderful weekend and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Mrs Rosalyn Darby - 28th Nov, 2016
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Very Good Value For Money
very comfortable, clean, and excellent breakfast,

Adam Hainsworth - 28th Nov, 2016
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Ideally Situated
Spent 2 nights in this lovely little hotel. The room was lovely as was the bed and linnen, the whole place was very clean and well maintaied. Some really nice features throughout the place. Breakfast was very tasty with choices, we had a cooked breakfast each day and it could not of been better, poached eggs done just right which made a nice change for a hotel. The owner and staff made us very welcome and at ease as soon as we arrived. Parking was nearby and no problem at all. Thank you all at number 23 we will certainly be back in the near future

Mr. John Elsom - 23rd Nov, 2016
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Fantastic Stay
This is the third occasion that we have stayed at 23 St Mary\'s and again it did not disappoint. The breakfasts & quality of rooms is still at a very high standard along with the personal touch from the staff.

Mr. Andy Barnett - 23rd Nov, 2016
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Super Stay!
Everything was excellent from the moment we arrived.



Comfortable room and bed. Excellent breakfast with the bonus of a birthday cake on our second day.



Amy gave us lots of excellent suggestions about what to do and where to eat and was always on hand to help with whatever we needed, including lending her own personal umbrella when we were venturing out for evening dinner in the rain.



Many thanks for everything.



Margaret and Mark

Margaret Clarke - 22nd Nov, 2016
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Quality Place With Quality Service
Everything about our stay left us to comment on how good the quality was. From the comfort of the rooms to the breakfasts. Five floors means that you should consider mobility issues when booking but that is not a criticism, just advice, as we opted for the only room still available after we booked late and everything possible was done to help.

Mr. Robert Laverick - 21st Nov, 2016
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Absolutely Beautiful
An incredibly well maintained property with beautiful rooms and delicious breakfast options. Easy walking distance from the centre of town (located just outside the old city walls), which means you can access parking close to the property if you\'re driving.

Rachel Bruechle - 12th Nov, 2016
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Great Room, Great Location
Can\'t speak highly enough of the property, the room and the staff. We very much enjoyed our stay and in particular, the super-king bed! The breakfast and location was also excellent.

Rachel Bruechle - 12th Nov, 2016
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Very Stylish And Cosy
Truely English experience

Vladislav Vysotskiy - 11th Nov, 2016
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Weekend In York
Had a great stay at 23 st marys.such a beautiful house.everyone made us well so welcome.couldnt do enough for us.big shout to Amy.your a star.thanks again.ps the birthday cake was lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mr. Kevin Mccrea - 9th Nov, 2016
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Hospitality At 23 St Mary\'s
The accommodation is well appointed with friendly staff

The location of the property make it very convenient for access to the shops and attractions of York city centre.

The cleanliness of the accommodation is first class.

Mr. Malcolm Campbell - 8th Nov, 2016
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Excellent
Thank you so much for the warm welcome in your beautiful guest house. Lovely comfortable room, fluffy towels, plentiful compliments tray and wonderful breakfast. Parking easy and a lovely helpful team of staff. It could not have been better!

Mr. tracey hart - 2nd Nov, 2016
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Halloween Weekend
Lovely relaxed weekend. Polite and friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble. In a good location just 5 minutes walk from the Minster. WRooms comfortable and clean in a lovely quiet street. Would recommend.

Mr. Julie Perkins - 31st Oct, 2016
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Perfect Stay
Our first time at St Mary\'s and will certainly not be our last. We will have no problem recommending the guest house to anyone. The room was very good and the staff were very friendly, many thanks for making our stay very enjoyable. Gill & Tom

Mr. Thomas Hanratty - 29th Oct, 2016
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Recent Stay In York
The room we had on the 2nd floor was very comfortable & we slept well. The breakfasts were good, particularly the Stornoway black pudding & the lovely fruit compote.It was also very useful to have a safe parking place for our car.

Mrs. Marion Kirby - 24th Oct, 2016
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Clean And Great Location
Only stayed one night but would certainly go again. Great location, easy to access from train station via pedestrian walkway. Very clean. Friendly staff

Mr. Ron Brinnen - 1st Oct, 2016
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Birthday Treat
Very comfortable hotel. High standards. Lovely staff and breakfast. Short walk to the main York attractions, but a quiet location. Only criticisms were lack of mirror close to a socket for using hairdryer and could benefit from towel rail in bathroom. Would recommend.

Mrs. Elaine Trippett - 19th Sep, 2016
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Wonderful Place To Stay In York
We had a great stay at 23 St. Mary\'s. Staff was incredibly accommodating, working to ensure that our two children could be accommodated in the \"family suite\"; location was amazing; within 10 minutes on foot to the train station and the Minster; 5 minutes from the city walls. We would definitely book again.

Mr. Christopher Oswald - 19th Aug, 2016
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A Second Great Stay
I very much enjoyed my second stay at 23 St. Mary\'s. The staff is very friendly and helpful, food excellent, and the bed was very comfortable. It is also ideally situated for my purposes.

Miss. Virginia Cobley - 15th Jul, 2016
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York - A Discovery!
Attending a master class at the National Railway Museum, my stay at 23 St. Mary\'s turned out to be the perfect place to discover this wonderful city!

Mr. Roy Schedler - 10th Jul, 2016
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Great Location, Great Service And Great Breakfast!
You can\'t do much better than fresh raspberries every morning and farm fresh eggs!! Had some problem with the room but they quickly resolved the problem.There is no lift & it was difficult with carting the suitcases up the stairs but they switched rooms to the first level up from street which was much better than on the 3rd level so if you have trouble be sure to let them know. The room was quiet & well maintained.

Mrs. Linda Kratzer - 7th Jul, 2016
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Our Stay
We enjoy staying at your guest house whenever we come to York. We especially like the location. Lovely Breakfast. We will try to ask for a room not so far upstairs next time as we are getting quite old!

Mr. Robert Warner - 18th Jun, 2016
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Weekend Break
Most enjoyable stay in a lovely family run hotel. Close to the city making it easy access to get to all the sights

Mr. ROBERT BETTAM - 25th May, 2016
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\'23 St. Mary\'s\'
All staff very freindly, and Hotel was nice and clean. Great location within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. And free parking too. What more could you want.

Mr. Scott Twiselton - 15th Mar, 2016
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Attractions - 23 St. Mary's

York Minster - Landmark

York Minster - Landmark

Distance 0.49 miles (0.78 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 Dungeon - Theme Park

York Dungeon - Theme Park

Distance 0.6 miles (0.97 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 0.64 miles (1.03 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 0.76 miles (1.21 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.

York Race Course - Racecourse

York Race Course - Racecourse

Distance 1.6 miles (2.57 km)
York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won Flat Racecourse of the Year Award and also came out top in The Times Newspaper survey of all Britain's racecourses. York traces a fascinating history back to Roman and Viking times. Today it is a bustling city growing as a commercial, tourist and regional centre. A fine range of restaurants, shopping opportunities and attractions including the Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum as well as the history of the Minster, Castle and City Walls, supplements Yorks extensive selection of excellent hotel accommodation.