Hotel Indigo York – Travel Blogger Review

Hotel Indigo York is a chocolate themed hotel in York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. It is located inside the York City Walls and within walking distance of the York Minster, Shambles and museums of the city.

Hotel Indigo, York is a Yorkshire themed boutique hotel located within the city walls of York in the United Kingdom.  The advantages of staying at the Hotel Indigo whilst in York are;

  • Location inside York City Walls
  • Walking distance to the points of interest of York
  • The use of Yorkshire products in the hotel
  • Chocolate themed hotel (York is the home of chocolate)
  • Onsite bar and restaurant – foodie heaven
  • Delicious Yorkshire breakfast

Hotel Indigo is a hotel you should consider if you want a true Yorkshire experience in the center of York.  For the latest special offers and events check out the Hotel Indigo York website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.

Hotel Indigo York, Location

Hotel Indigo York, Location

The hotel is located within the York city walls, in fact a 2 minute walk up the road (above) will take you to one of the walls gates, Walmgate Barbican.  From there you can start a walk around the city walls.  Famous sites of the city including York Minster, Shambles and York Castle (Clifford’s Tower) are all less than a 10 minute walk away.

Hotel Indigo York - Check In

Hotel Indigo York – Check In

The staff at the hotel are very friendly and you’ll receive a warm Yorkshire welcome on check in.  I recommend you take a map from reception so you can plan which sites you’ll visit during your stay.  The staff will be more than willing to offer advice and suggestions on your visit to York.

Hotel Indigo York - Rooms

Hotel Indigo York – Rooms

The beds at Hotel Indigo York are super comfortable, you’re guaranteed a good nights sleep.  Whilst relaxing on the bed you’ll be able to watch a wide variety of channels on the 40″ HD flat screen TV.

Something very rare about the mini-bar here is that it is complimentary.  Not only is it complimentary but there is some of York’s very own chocolate in there, Guppy’s chocolate.  This chocolate is delicious, don’t worry if you eat it all, there is plenty more for sale in the lobby.

Hotel Indigo York - Bathroom

Hotel Indigo York – Bathroom

The reason the bathroom deserves a mention is not because of the fountain showers or the bathrobes but because of the complimentary toiletries.  The toiletries are sourced locally from H2K Harrogate and smell wonderful.

Hotel Indigo York - Staircase

Hotel Indigo York – Staircase

There is an elevator but it’s worth taking the stairs as it’s such a beautiful staircase.  The cast iron balusters were designed and made locally.  As you go down the stairs you’ll notice each floor is numbered and the floor number is surrounded by posters and artwork of all things famous from Yorkshire and Britain.  You’ll see artwork of anything from the York races to a Penny black stamp.  As you reach the bottom of the staircase the wall is designed to look like a bar of chocolate.

Hotel Indigo York - Gym

Hotel Indigo York – Gym

You must visit the gym, if not to exercise, to check out the artwork (above right).  By studying this artwork you can learn a lot about York.  You’ll see a Kit Kat and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which were both created in the city of York.  You’ll be able to find a viking ship, the York Minster, the Shambles and much more detail, you should check it out.

Hotel Indigo York - Yorkshire Breakfast

Hotel Indigo York – Yorkshire Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is actually what I would describe as a double breakfast.  I’d describe it as a double breakfast because not only can you order a full Yorkshire breakfast (above) but you can also enjoy the breakfast buffet (below).  For vegetarians there is a vegetarian option to enjoy.

Hotel Indigo York - Breakfast Buffet

Hotel Indigo York – Breakfast Buffet

The breakfast buffet offers fresh juices, fresh bread, fresh waffles and one of the most delicious chocolate muffins I have ever tasted.  Check out the full breakfast menu, foodies visiting York will love the breakfast.

Hotel Indigo York - Bar

Hotel Indigo York – Bar

The bar has a selection of great Yorkshire beers, I wish I had visited with my Dad as he would have loved trying them.  For those not familiar with Yorkshire there is a map of Yorkshire behind the bar explaining where each beer comes from (above left), there’s also a cocktail menu up there.

Hotel Indigo York - Restaurant

Hotel Indigo York – Restaurant

The restaurant at the Indigo York is called Walmgate 88 and is open from 12-10 pm daily.  Foodies visiting York who want to try local, well prepared Yorkshire food must check out Walmgate 88.  Just by looking at the fish and chips (above) you know they are delicious!   You can check out the restaurant menu here as well as make reservations and check promotions.

For the latest special offers check out the Hotel Indigo York website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.

Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Indigo York.

2017-06-18T17:45:47+00:00 June 18th, 2017|UK, Western Europe|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Whitney June 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Hotel Indigos are usually pretty reliable. I like how colorful they tend to be. Just wish that IHG had a better rewards program – it’s not even in the same league as Hyatt or Starwood.

  2. Ali May June 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great place to stay in Yorkshire. The free mini bar and locally sourced toiletries are a nice touch. That stair case is amazing- I can imagine that with every ascent of descent you would notice something different.

  3. Jean June 19, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    You had me sold on the ‘chocolate’ theme. I had no idea that York was the home of chocolate. Sounds like a delicious place to visit I’d love to stay here just for the breakfast and the amazing staircase. Sounds daft but it looks mesmerizing.

  4. Anete June 19, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    This looks like a really nice place. Funny how the check in desk looks like a judges desk at the court room. Reminded me of that. And rooms are gorgeous. I’d love to stay there.

  5. Jenni June 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    This looks a lovely hotel I will definitely try and stay here when I next visit York. The breakfast looks so tasty you cant beat a good English breakfast when on holiday.

  6. Jennifer June 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I love how they’ve managed to combine modern decorating with this heritage building. I wish I could make my bedroom look like that! In all honesty, I would probably go for the fish and chips alone:)

  7. Clare C June 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Oh I love York! What a cool article, brings back lots of memories. This hotel sounds great, with lots of thoughtful little touches. Might have to find an excuse to check it out 😉

  8. Nicole Anderson June 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Looking at the exterior of the hotel, I wasn’t expecting such a lovely interior. It really does look so warm and clean compared to some hotels I’ve seen in the UK. The complimentary mini bar and toiletries are something that was so surprising and I totally love the decor. Whenever I get to York, this is a place I would definitely like to stay.

  9. Marcie June 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I’m still thinking about chocolate…How did I not know York was the home of chocolate!?! The breakfast options look fantastic! I love that there’s also vegetarian options simply because I’m not always game for heavy meats early in the morning.

  10. Vaisakhi Mishra June 20, 2017 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Woah chocolate theme!!! The rooms sure have just the right balance of old touch and new world comfort. Loved that staircase pics 😀 Surely a place to consider for me since it have veg options which is pretty rare in Europe I have heard.

  11. Indrani June 20, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Boutique hotels are so much more fun to experience than the regular ones. My experience with couple of them here was very good and I can see how you enjoyed this one. The interiors looks as if lot of personal touch has gone into them. The staircase is so classy! Great place. Wish I could fly in there now. 🙂

  12. Raghav June 20, 2017 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Hi James, great review on the hotel. Loved the room with the brick wall on the back, so chic and modern. The design of the hotel is impressive and I like how they have managed to put so much character in all their rooms, even the common areas. The food looks delicious. Cheers

  13. Allison Green June 20, 2017 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful hotel. I really love boutique hotels – there’s something about the decor and uniqueness that really appeals to me. I especially love that staircase!

  14. aareeba June 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Wow this place looks amazingly beautiful <3 I totally love the interior specially those staircase . The food looks so yumm which makes me wanna go there. I’d definitely stay here on a visit to York.

  15. Iza Abao June 21, 2017 at 12:43 am - Reply

    The thing that I will remember about this post is that the mini-bar is complimentary. That is so cool with some chocolates too! The bath products sound awesome. I also look forward to using them whenever I stay in hotels. The tiles of the staircase are beautiful. The artwork in the gym looks interesting. Lastly, the fish and chips look delicious. The portion is reasonable too.

  16. Kristine June 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I had no idea that York is famous for chocolate! I’ve been to York plenty of times, as my parents have a holiday apartment there, and I think I might have seen the hotel Indigo while walking around 🙂 I love boutique hotels, and this one looks gorgeous!!

  17. My Travelogue by Bhushavali June 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I missed York when I was in UK! Looks like a beautiful town!
    Its awesome that the hotel is so close to all the famous sites! That’s the main consideration when you’re going to travel & explore and not to relax!
    The hotel looks interesting with the exposed bricks and strong tile patterns! The staircase looks absolutely stunning!

  18. Ticking the Bucketlist June 22, 2017 at 2:51 am - Reply

    The bathroom looks so stylish..love the contrast. And any good hotel needs to have a good breakfast..your post has made me feel hungry! I am yet to go to York, and you have surely made me want to stay here when i am in town!

  19. Archana Singh June 22, 2017 at 3:43 am - Reply

    This beautiful boutique hotel looks good from the pictures you shared. Sounds like a great place to stay in Yorkshire. I got sold on the interiors and food. Next time I am in the area, I’ll give it a try.

  20. Natasha July 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I have not been to York for a really long time. When I do go back to visit I will be checking out the hotel. It looks amazing, I just love the decor

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