The Parisi Hotel

York, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1904 658815

What’s not to like? This is a cool hotel with an arty feel within the city walls - kind staff, yummy breakfasts and York Minster wait


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This lovely small hotel makes a great base for a night or two in glorious York. It stands within the Roman wall, opposite St Denys Church, which lost its spire to cannon fire in the Civil War. It’s all the work of two sisters, Sophie and Maria, who renovated from top to toe, bringing a chic, colourful style to this Victorian rectory. Inside, you’ll find original art on every wall in the airy breakfast room, sofas in front of the wood-burner in the beautiful library, then a door that leads out to a gravelled courtyard, where you can sink into wicker armchairs when the sun shines. Bedrooms are just as good: cool colours, smart fabrics, excellent beds, ‘60s retro furniture. You get lots of art, coffee machines, iPhone players, flat-screen TVs. Some rooms are smaller, all have sparkling bathrooms, one has a free-standing bath in the room. Cross the river, weave through lanes, arrive at York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Back at the hotel, five excellent restaurants wait within 200 metres. Northern Soul nights take place locally, too. You won’t want to leave.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekends.
3 weeks in January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £99
6 Doubles
From £129
1 Suite for 2
From £179
4 Doubles
From £99



Everything a well-run boutique hotel should be. The Parisi enjoys an excellent location, quiet, but within easy walking distance of York's attractions. The welcoming email with information as to restaurants, sites, and shops was a pleasant and helpful surprise which we've not seen before from other venues.

Nicholas, Madrid, Spain

Great location, great service. Management and staff very well trained, accessible, and knowledgeable. They made our first-time visit to York one to remember.

Nicholas, Madrid, Spain

An excellent little hotel in a nice area of town with small independent shops and restaurants. The staff were incredibly friendly and the dining room and the library/sitting room were beautiful. We also liked the sustainable/organic approach to things - there was filtered water in glass bottles and real milk in the fridge in the room, soaps and shampoos were organic and from large refillable bottles. A lovely little gem and excellent value too!

Mette, London

This place was really good. The staff being the best. Breakfast was also very good. The info for arriving and the local area was excellent. Good location, easy walk to city centre along a street full of good pubs and restaurants. The free car park was a bit of a walk away though. Our room, 9, bed and bathroom were a little small, but very clean and with everything required. Again, the staff were so helpful and friendly, a real credit. Thank you for looking after us and for a great stay.

neil, bangor

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maria & Sophie Scott

  • Our area is renowned for its burgeoning food and drink scene with modern French, Polish, Argentine, Thai, British, Sardinian, Spanish and Indian eateries and everything from organic wines to craft beers and cocktails all a short stroll up the street.
  • The first Victorian Rector to live here was a learned man with many children. One of his sons grew up to be a Rector also as well as a beekeeping photography expert! We like to think he would have approved of the bee-friendly garden we have planted here.
  • York is a history lover’s dream and we are right at the heart of it. Circle the city defences and admire Tudor mansions, Roman ruins and medieval streetscapes (one was the inspiration for Diagon Alley!). We have loads of ‘off the beaten track’ suggestions…
  • Shop without dropping! Easily pop back during the day to unload bags and recharge with a cup of tea in the garden before heading out again to sample York’s unique mix of independent boutiques, major high street brands and the nearby designer outlet.
  • York is a bit of a hotspot for big name music and comedy acts with a Fringe Festival, its own producing theatre and venues for touring productions. The National Centre for Early Music (just round the corner) hosts world-class classical and folk music.
  • This is a great starting point for many a daytrip and we love to help our guests plan their travels – see the stunning Moors and Dales, charming fishing villages or head out east to the Wolds (where the mysterious Celtic tribe the Parisi were found).