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10 Unique Boutique Hotels in Yorkshire You Will Love (2022)

Northern England has enchanting unexplored destinations that will amaze you and make you want to come back again and again.

You’ll definitely find something that suits your type of travel – visiting hiking spots, eating brunch in lovely independent cafes, exploring medieval cities like York, having a relaxing day on the beach, going shopping at popular arcades like the ones in Leeds, and much more.

Whether it’s your first time visiting the United Kingdom or you’re looking for a staycation, there are many boutique hotels in Yorkshire that will make your experience unique. 

Here is a list of unique boutique hotels in Yorkshire you’ll love.

unique boutique hotels in Yorkshire

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Best Boutique Hotels in Yorkshire

Here’s a summary of this Yorkshire hotel guide:

Dakota Leeds 

Best for a romantic and stylish city break.

Stars: ***

Dakota hotel in leeds city centre

Located in the heart of Leeds, Dakota Hotel is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the city. There are a few reasons why you should stay at Dakota Leeds.

If you love exploring as much as you can in your getaways, staying at Dakota is a great option. You are only a footstep from the main attractions in Leeds as well as vibrant bars and elegant shopping centre arcades such as the impressive and popular Victoria Quarter.

But who also loves a stylish hotel stay? Dakota rooms are decorated to the very finest detail which makes them perfect for couples.

Every room includes comfortable beds with cotton linen bedding, high-speed WiFi (perfect for those who work on their laptops), Sky movies packages, an ensuite rainfall shower, and complimentary tea, coffee and water.

The hotel not only does provide a chic and luxurious experience, but it has an amazing restaurant – Dakota Grill. At Dakota’s Grill, you’ll enjoy exceptional British classic dishes with a twist – including the traditional Sunday roasts.

Last but not least, you can’t miss the opportunity to try Leeds’s best cocktails at Dakota’s bar.

Dakota is one of the boutique hotels in Leeds!

📍 Location: 8 Russell St, Leeds, LS1 5RN.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Leeds City Museum
  • Leeds Trinity
  • Victoria Quarter
  • Victoria Leeds
  • Leeds City Market
  • The Calls
  • Leeds Dock

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Grantley Hall

Best for luxurious special occasions.

Stars: *****

Grantley Hall is one of the most luxurious hotels in Yorkshire. It is truly a hidden gem located in the Yorkshire Dales that will impress you during your stay.

The beautiful location makes it the perfect hotel to celebrate special occasions such as weddings or glamorous night parties.

The hotel has 47 unique rooms, four restaurants, three bars and other great facilities such as the Three Graces Spa and their ELITE luxury gym.

The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated in detail with beige colours, pictures and flowers. Some of the room features include complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and free access to their ELITE gym classes.

If you’re after a culinary experience, you are in the perfect hotel as each of their four restaurants has something unique. From EightyEight Bar & Restaurant which offers an interesting fusion of Yorkshire and Eastern flavours to Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin which takes fine dining to the next level.

Overall, Grantley Hall is one of the best 5 star hotels in Yorkshire.

📍 Location: Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

Hotel du Vin Harrogate

Best for a French atmosphere.

Stars: ****

Hotel du Vin Harrogate is one of the most unique and luxurious hotels in Harrogate. It is located in Prospect Place, the perfect location for anyone who wants to explore Harrogate.

The hotel offers stunning Georgian-style suites and 48 bedrooms. Each room is equipped with luxurious Egyptian bedding, spacious baths, flat-screen TVs and drench showers. However, every room type has something unique.

If you love French cuisine, you’ll be glad to hear the hotel has a bistro that serves delicious traditional French food that you’ll want to eat again and again. 

📍 Location: Prospect Pl, Harrogate HG1 1LB.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Turkish Baths Harrogate
  • Mercer Art Gallery
  • Valley Gardens
  • Brimham Rocks
  • Ripley Castle and Gardens 

Hotel Indigo York

Best for history lovers.

Stars: ****

Hotel Indigo York is located in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate Bar at only 10 minute walk from York city centre which makes it perfect for visiting York’s must-see places such as York Minster and The Shambles.

The hotel has received many tourism and hotel awards due to its excellent decoration, services and breakfast, so you can tell it’s one of the best boutique hotels in York.

No matter what room to choose to book, all of them are beautifully decorated with unique design touches to reflect the history and culture of York.

Some of the room features are Spa-inspired bathrooms, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, air conditioning, free WiFi, complimentary water and an in-room safe.

The hotel also has a traditional Yorkshire restaurant and bar, No.88 Walmgate, which serves delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients. 

📍 Location: 88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • JORVIK Viking Centre
  • The Shambles 
  • York Minster
  • York City Walls
  • Clifford’s Tower 

📌 Related blog post: 15+ Top Free Things To Do In York You Don’t Want To Miss

La Rosa Boutique Hotel

Best for a quirky experience.

Stars: ***

Do you want a completely different hotel experience? La Rosa Boutique Hotel situated in the beautiful West Cliff area of Whitby is your top choice.

The hotel is well-known for its quirky individually decorated rooms that will take you back in time. The decoration and design represent Whitby’s rich heritage and it seems like you are walking into an antique shop.

All of their rooms include breakfast service – a hamper delivered to your door with delicious goodies such as tea, scones, fruits, eggs and yoghurt – as well as natural hand-made soap and bubble bath.

Depending on the room you choose, you can also get a beautiful sea view overlooking Whitby’s harbour.

It’s definitely one of the most unique and quirkiest hotels in Yorkshire!

📍 Location: 5 East Terrace, Whitby YO21 3HB.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Whitby Harbour
  • Whitby Beach
  • 199 Steps
  • Whitby Abbey
  • Whitby Lighthouse
  • Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall
  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Manor House Lindley

Best for a cocktail experience.

Stars: *****

Manor House Lindley is located in Lindley, a suburb of Huddersfield which is approximately 40 minute walk from the city centre.  

The hotel has eleven different types of rooms that are divided into three categories: Diamond, Platinum and Gold. However, no matter what category you choose, all the rooms are beautifully decorated with stylish and elegant colours and decorations.

Some of the room features include air conditioning, flatscreen TV, mini bar, free high-speed WiFi, safe and housekeeping.

If you are into fine dining and glamour, you must try their indoor restaurant, The Lantern Room. The restaurant decor, atmosphere and A la carte menu are outstanding and make it the ideal place to have a romantic dinner.

The hotel also has other restaurants with a more chilled atmosphere that won’t disappoint you either!

But that’s not all, Manor House Lindley is also well-known for its extensive drink menu in their bars – Lindley Cellars, Rooftop Terrace Bar and Clock Tower Lounge. 

📍 Location: 1 Lidget St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JB.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • St George’s Square
  • Kingsgate Shopping Centre
  • Greenhead Park
  • Castle Hill
  • Huddersfield Golf Club

Shibden Mill Inn

Best for a cosy 17th-century experience.

Stars: ****

This award-winning country inn is located in the beautiful Shibden Valley in Halifax. It’s the perfect place for those who love a quiet stay in the countryside enjoying fine food and wine.

The hotel has eleven beautiful rooms that reflect the 17th-century history of the place, but with all the comforts of today. Some of the room features are Flatscreen TV, coffee/tea maker, complimentary toiletries, room service and a seating area.

Shibden Mill Inn has also an excellent restaurant where you can enjoy anything from fine dining (with their A la carte evening menu) to traditional Sunday roasts. No matter what you order, all their dishes have been created with locally sourced Yorkshire ingredients.

One of the best things to do is to enjoy a meal and a drink in their patio garden during the summer months.

📍 Location: Shibden Mill Inn, Fold, Shibden, Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax HX3 7UL.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Shibden Park
  • Shibden Hall
  • The Piece Hall Halifax
  • Victoria Theatre

📌 Related blog post: Things to do in Halifax

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa – Skipton

Best for a relaxing escape to the countryside.

Stars: ****

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Bolton Abbey Estate is situated on the southern side of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This beautiful country house hotel’s highlight is the picturesque green surroundings which offer the perfect escape from the buzz of the city.

The hotel has over 40 rooms decorated in a classic contemporary style. All their rooms include an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, a TV with free channels, a Nespresso coffee-making machine and wonderful views of the countryside. 

The best thing about the hotel is that they truly provide great hospitality and experience – from fine dining to a pampering day at their spa.

The hotel has two different restaurants: The Burlington and The Brasserie & Bar. The Burlington has three AA Rosette awards and it’s well-known for its mouthwatering menu made of locally produced. It’s the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner.

The Brasserie & Bar has a more informal atmosphere which makes it ideal for enjoying a meal with friends and family. Their menu is characterised by seasonal produce.

Last but not least, The Devonshire Spa is perfect for you if you want to treat yourself and relax. When you book your spa experience, you get access to their swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa lounge and sun terrace.

📍 Location: The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire BD23 6AJ.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Bolton Abbey
  • Skipton
  • The Yorkshire Dales National Park

📌 Related blog post: The best thing to do in Skipton

The Talbot Malton

Best for foodies.

Stars: *****

If you’ve never heard of Malton, it’s a market town located on the edge of the North York Moors, and what’s special about this place is the food. Malton is Yorkshire’s Award-Winning Food Town.

If you are wondering where you should stay, The Talbot Malton is a boutique hotel that will make you feel at home. The hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, whose mission is to restore beautiful old historic coaching inns like The Talbot.

Each hotel room has a unique decoration, but all of them include comfortable pillows and bedding, bathrobe and slippers, welcoming treats on arrival, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi and much more. You may also want to know that some rooms are dog-friendly!

The hotel has a great restaurant to enjoy a meal at any time of the day. The menu is based on delicious seasonal and local ingredients. 

📍 Location: Yorkersgate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AJ.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Malton Museum
  • Scampston Walled Garden
  • St Mary’s Priory Church
  • Castle Gardens
  • Flamingo Land Resort

The Wheatley Arms

Best for a peaceful experience.

Stars: ****

If you love staying in a less touristy destination, Ilkley is a good destination as you’ll have a quieter experience. And if you wonder where you could stay in Ilkley, The Wheatley Arms is your best choice.

This boutique hotel offers three different types of rooms (Club, Luxury and Executive & Grand) that offer comfort and peace. All the rooms include comfortable king double beds, flatscreen TV, free WiFi and complimentary tea and coffee.

In addition to this, breakfast is included and if you want to travel with your pet, well, you’re in the right place because some of their rooms are dog-friendly!

The hotel has a restaurant that is ideal for pub food lovers. Their menu includes traditional pub dishes like steak, ale and mushroom pie, breaded scampi, salt and vinegar battered haddock.

📍 Location: Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8PP.

Nearby attractions and places of interest

  • Ilkley Park and Riverside Gardens
  • Ilkley Playhouse
  • Ilkley Manor House
  • Darwin Gardens
  • Ilkley Moor

Are you visiting any of these luxury hotels in Yorkshire? Let me know in the comments below.

If you have any questions or want any advice on travelling to Yorkshire, reach me on my email at cristina[at]mylittleworldoftravelling.com or on Instagram. I’m always happy to help.

Cristina xx

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18 Comments

  1. I love staying in boutique hotels! I go to Yorkshire quite a bit so will keep some of these in mind!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      That’s amazing! I hope you visit some of these hotels in the future 🙂

  2. I just adore boutique hotels and these all look so charming! Definitely saving for a future trip!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m happy to hear that!

  3. Naureen Chhipa says:

    This is so helpful when choosing a hotel! Can’t wait to travel again. Thanks for making this list for us Cristina! Can’t wait to travel again <3

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m glad you have found it useful! Thank you, Naureen 🙂

  4. This is a great list! I live in Yorkshire and I’ve never stayed in any of these hotels but I’ve had a couple of meals at Shibden Mill Inn and the food was delicious! I definitely want to try out some more of these beautiful hotels after lockdown! I can’t wait until we can get out exploring Yorkshire again! Thanks for sharing these great gems!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Thank you, Hannah. I hope you visit some of these hotels in the future 🙂 I can’t wait to travel again too!

  5. Wow! Looks like there are plenty of cute options for accommodations in Yorkshire! We will have to make it there one day!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Absolutely 🙂 I hope you can make it too!

  6. I want to explore more of England at some point, so saving this list for later!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Amazing!! 🙂 I’m sure you will like it.

  7. Oh wow! I lived in Yorkshire for 2 years and kicking myself I didn’t go stay at one of these! saving for my next staycation ideas

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      There are so many places I need to discover in Yorkshire too! I hope you make it to some of these hotels in the future 🙂

  8. Boutique hotels are so lovely. I like the summary at the beginning that directs you to just the right one to stay in. Looks like great places.

  9. Patricija says:

    This post just reminded me of my love of Leeds, such pretty places to stay at all over Yorkshire! I had such a big wish to move there when I was a teenager. I remember seeing Bring me the Horizon at Joseph’s Well 😀

  10. Anywhere with a pool is where we want to stay! lol thanks for sharing.

  11. I would actually really love to visit Yorkshire next time in my birth country (England). I have close friends living in Manchester so it is definitely possible I think. And these are some great options for a girls trip as well.

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