Welcome to MonkBridge House, York

MonkBridge House offers luxurious guest house accommodation in York, perfect for an idyllic getaway. We are winners of Guest House of the Year 2024 in the Visit York Tourism Awards and one of three finalists in the Visit England Countrywide Excellence Awards.   Book direct for best prices and more flexibility. (e.g earlier arrival,  guaranteed parking)

We are located  just a 10-minute stroll to York Minster, the City Walls, and an array of brilliant shops and attractions.

Our 5-star accommodation has  8 stunning rooms to choose from, all of which have been beautifully refurbished to offer quality accommodation. You can choose from, double, twin, and triple rooms, plus a lavish four-poster room with an antique French oak bed. Some of the rooms also boast glorious views of York Minister or the River Foss.

We are fully licensed so you can relax & have a drink in our guest lounge or heated courtyard garden. We also have the advantage of free private parking (must be booked in advance), EV chargers, and a secure cycle locker.

We operate a quiet hour policy from 10 pm to 8 am to respect our guests' & local residents' peace. Sorry, but we do not take stag or hen party groups.  In 2022 we won the prestigious York Design Award for best Commercial Design and our refurbishment was also shortlisted in the Restoration/ Conservation category and in sustainability   (see sustainability).

We are committed to supporting diversity & inclusivity; we are LGBTQ+ friendly and happy to discuss accessibility needs (see accessibility).  However, we do not have an elevator nor any "accessible" rooms on the lowest  floor

Welcome to
MonkBridge House, York

A very warm welcome awaits you at our five-star accommodation which offers eight newly refurbished and beautifully decorated, spacious double, twin, and triple rooms.  We offer an award-winning breakfast made of the finest local produce. With an alcohol license, you can relax and take a drink in our guest lounge or heated courtyard garden.

With space at a premium in York, we have the added advantage of free private parking,  EV charging, and a secure cycle locker at the rear of the house.

With less than a 10-minute walk to York Minster, the City walls, and a multitude of shops and attractions we are ideally located for you to make the most of your stay in one of England’s most historic cities.

We operate a quiet hour policy from 10 pm to 8 am to respect our guest's & residents' peace (you can still come and go as you like but we just ask you to keep noise to a minimum).

We are inclusive and LGBTQ friendly

VYTA Winner Colour 2024

Monkbridge House winner at Visit York Tourism Awards 2024

Thank you to Visit York for awarding us with the award for Guest House of the Year at the Tourism Awards 2024

Step into history

MonkBridge House was built in 1864 and has been the home to a number of prominent city merchants, including a fellmonger, woolstapler, coal merchant, the home of two Lord Mayors of York and the Clerk to the Guardians of the York Workhouse.

Between 1943 and 1962 it was St Mary’s Home for Girls before returning to private ownership. For the last 40 years, it has been a guest house offering elegant and inspiring rooms for visitors to York.


Flexible accommodation to suit your needs

We have eight spacious, double, twin and triple rooms. All eight bedrooms are en-suite and have air filtration,  central heating, television, tea/coffee making facilities, USB plug sockets and free Wifi. All the rooms have all been recently refurbished.  Remember  you always get the best price by booking directly with us and you can also bye  gift vouchers.

Explore York with ease

MonkBridge House is in the perfect location for you to explore all that York has to offer. You can easily walk into the city centre and visit the many award-winning attractions such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, The National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum and the York Chocolate Story. We are also close to the Universities and York Racecourse.


Start the day right with a quality breakfast included

Our award-winning breakfast is cooked to order using the finest locally sourced products. We pride ourselves on providing homemade products such as jams, marmalades, granola,  butter, and biscuits. If you have specific dietary needs then just let us know. With family members having allergies and intolerances we truly know the importance of carefully catering for your needs.   Breakfast runs from around 8 am to 9:00 weekdays and 7:45 to 9:30 am weekends.   However,   if you want to go to the York Parkrun we can arrange a later breakfast.



Book direct for better value

We know that booking with an on-line travel agency is easy and you might think you are getting get the best deal but we ought to let you in on a secret: booking directly with us is always the better option whether by phone, email or through our on-line booking link. Firstly you will get the best rate from us, there is no worry that your reservation will be lost because you are our direct guest, we can be more flexible and understanding on delays, the need for early or late arrival and departure times and can more easily help to choose the best room for your needs.


Thoroughly Enjoyable

"By far the best we have stayed in for a long while. Exceptional decor, staff, facilities, cleanliness, location ….the breakfast was superb"

M - July 2022