Winner of the TripAdvisor 2012 AND 2013 Excellence Awards (Trophy in the lounge. At the June VisitBritain anonymous residential inspection we were rated overall 82% - 4 star is 70% and 100 points out of 100 for breakfasts. “Guests will enjoy modern, comfortably appointed bedrooms and a substantial and extensive breakfast. Access to many of the City amenities and attractions is convenient. The proprietors adopt a positive approach to guest care with a warm welcome extended on arrival and pleasant conversational manner throughout the stay".
A breakfast restaurant for residents.
Private off road parking, 5 minutes’ walk to York Minster, free guest's Wi-Fi, PC, printer, web cam broadband, 36" TV.
Bootham Gardens is the realization of our dream, a purpose built guesthouse where we combine our passions for meeting people, preparing & cooking the finest foods & gardening - all in the city we love. VisitBritain state we have been 96% full for the last 7 yrs. (York's. Av. was 47%) and 33% were repeat visitors. Our guests love the fact that we live on site but they are not staying in our house. Nobody has ever smoked inside.
The building's design and décor incorporates 'less is more' and 'function over form' built in an eco friendly way (that is why you control the heating in all rooms). We are not for you if you are seeking chintz, tartan bedspreads, scatter cushions, personal paintings, plastic flowers, flock wallpaper, paper doilies or anything else that collects dust. We built round a large lounge in which you may relax.
We are one of York's six accommodation providers with the VisitBritain and 'The Delicious Yorkshire Breakfast' award. We are Fair Traders. Start the day with a full English or one of 22 specialties from Raymond Blanc, Gary Rhodes, Rick Stein, Andy Worrall-Thompson, Nigella Lawson's, Heston Blumenthal or Jamie Oliver, do try the 23 homemade jams and marmalades. Leave your car in our own car park, stroll into the city & return to laze in your lounge or one of the 3 private gardens sipping a wine you supplied & we chilled or drinking more of the 16 free teas and coffees.
Four of the six en suite bedrooms are on the ground floor. Our beds are handmade super king doubles or three foot singles. En suite bathrooms are purpose built - hot water is guaranteed. Rooms are sound proofed for your privacy and are insulated to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Bedrooms have; electric heating that you control, hair - driers, large mirrors, desks, chairs, wardrobe, beverage-making facilities, tissues, dry towels, radio clock, 22" LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, CD players, free Wi-Fi. We are unable to accept pets, hen or stag nights but we do welcome mature same sex groups.
For further details see www.bootham-gardens-guesthouse.co.uk
see location on Google maps.
Map reference: SE 597526 Lat: 53.96619 Long: -1.09017
From the A1 & North take the A64 YORK then the A1237 outer ring road signed North York. At the A19 roundabout take the third exit (York). Straight through three sets of lights then straight through the Zebra crossing, 10 yards after the next lights turn left before the Londis shop. We are on the left-hand side.
By Public Transport:
There is a short cut involving turning left at Leeman Road. & crossing the river via a footbridge. A station taxi is less than £5. Walk out of the station exit and turn left and walk over the River Ouse. Turn left at the lights & pass the Art Gallery. At the lights, turn left. Bootham Crescent is the third road on the right. We are on the left.