About Us

Picture courtesy of Lewis Outing

Of all the hotels in York, The Dean Court Hotel has the most enviable position, opposite the most iconic building in England, York Minster.

We look forward to welcoming you.  

We are proud to be a member of the Best Western Premier Collection where each distinctive hotel incorporates its local personality, setting them apart from other hotels, delivering a truly unique guest experience. The Best Western Premier Collection hotels are selected for their superior services and amenities and provide an exceptional travel experience with all the usual benefits of being part of Best Western.

An historic building, with connections to the Clergy of The Minster, with 40 unique individual bedrooms. The Dean Court is a 4AA Star intimate hotel, oozing charm and personality. A real home-from-home experience!

It also boasts a choice of two fantastic places to eat:

D.C.H – the Restaurant has Minster views, an AA Rosette award,  and is rated in Michelin Hotel and Food Guides.
The Lounge-Bar area – the very popular and more relaxed informal place to eat. Serving a wide range of food and beverage items including Afternoon Tea Menu, wines, beers and cocktails.

The hotel is also proud to hold a rating of  '5' from York City Council's food hygiene assessment for the Dean Court Hotel.

%York City Council Scores on the Doors hygiene certification

All major attractions, museums and shops within just a few minutes walk, inlcuding The Railway Museum, York Chocolate Story, the Castle Museum, The Shambles and much more.

Four of our rooms have no lift access. Please mention if you have mobility diffficulties so we can allocate a room with easier access.  

Car Parking

As the hotel's secure car park is situated a few moments away from the hotel, we are delighted to offer a valet-parking service for our hotel guests. Guests are welcome to leave their cars up until 10pm on the day of departure giving more time in our beautiful city.

There is a small charge of £18.50 per night for use of the car park. 

Please note that we are unable to offer spaces for hotel guests' visitors and friends who are not themselves staying in the hotel. 


The Dean Court only accepts assistance dogs within the hotel.