The most modern of our boutique picks is the Hotel Indigo that’s a relatively new addition to York’s hotel scene. It’s found in the up-and-coming Walmgate neighbourhood that’s a short 10 minute walk from Clifford’s Tower and surrounded by great local shops, cafes and bars.
Despite its contemporary red brick building, Hotel Indigo’s interiors evoke York’s industrial and religious history with exposed brick walls and carved wooden room numbers inspired by the architecture of York Minster. You’ll also find many of the rooms contain subtle nods towards the city’s chocolate heritage in the form of quirky cake mould lampshades, Smarties print cushion covers and complimentary chocolate bars.
Hotel Indigo is one of York’s largest boutique hotels and yet each of its rooms manages to feel exclusive thanks to homely touches like plush throws, squashy footstools and framed photographs of the local area from decades gone by. The modern bathrooms differ in size depending on your room choice, with the bigger suites featuring large bathtubs as well as spa showers with fantastic water pressure. Interconnecting rooms are also an option if you’re visiting with kids in tow.
For the more health-conscious visitor, Hotel Indigo has its own gym, however, it’s fairly small and a bit limited on equipment. If you’d rather focus your energy on York’s amazing culinary scene, you’ll find Walmgate is dotted with amazing options including the hotel’s own restaurant, 88 Walmgate. Perfect for a more relaxed meal, the chefs try to only use regionally sourced ingredients, from Yorkshire cheeses through to freshly baked bread from local bakeries. You’ll also find a decent selection of local craft beers as well as a generous breakfast spread that extends beyond your standard continental options.