Best Western Crown Hotel,  Boroughbridge

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Im Best Western Crown Hotel in Boroughbridge erwartet Sie ein freundlicher Empfang. Dieses traditionsreiche Gasthaus ist drinnen wie draußen eine einzige Freude: Hier finden Sie alles für einen erholsamen Urlaub oder eine erfolgreiche Tagung. . . mit ausgezeichneten Konferenzeinrichtungen, einer günstigen Lage nur wenige Kilometer entfernt von York und Harrogate, einem großen Parkplatz, charmanten Gästezimmern und einem entspannten Freizeitzentrum mit Hallenbad, Dampfsauna, Sauna, Fitnessstudio und Sonnendusche! Gönnen Sie sich einen Aufenthalt im Norden Englands, wo wir Sie mit einem Lächeln und ehrlicher Yorkshire-Gastlichkeit verwöhnen! Wir wünschen einen schönen Aufenthalt.

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Best Western Crown Hotel,Boroughbridge
  • 4
    « All fine »

    This is a lovely old-fashioned hotel. The staff were all friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The spa was clean and the pool a decent size. The breakfast was fine although it was tricky to access the continental breakfast bar as the hotel was full and there were many people trying to do so.

    5
    « Welcoming staff, excellent facilities, good food and convenient location in a lovely town. »

    My wife and I stayed here for just one night as a half way stop from a holiday in Scotland heading back to Norfolk. The lounges, bars and restaurant ooze old style class, our bedroom was comfortable and had tea and coffee making facilities. We didn't use the swimming pool or spa but these looked extremely welcoming. Food was well prepared and reasonably priced and the breakfast had an excellent range of traditional English and continental breakfast items. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and provided excellent and attentive service. Boroughbridge is set just off the A1 so very easy to find and the Crown is in the very centre of the Town which has a lovely range of small independent and interesting shops. Plenty of parking available at the rear of the hotel in a secure car park. Heartily recommended. Our thanks to all the staff - love to come back again some time.

    4
    « Mixed feelings. »

    On the whole, a nice hotel and a good location. Rooms good, breakfast very good, staff helpful, plenty of parking. I had an executive room which was ok as I was travelling alone, but had my wife been with me I feel we would have benefitted from more space.

    5
    « Midweek Break »

    My wife and I stayed at The Crown last week. We had been looking to stay at an Hotel which has a pool as my wife has been recovering from a long and pretty debilitating series of health issues, and Boroughbridge was very handy for us to visit the Dales and Vale of York. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and its facilities and I would like to underline the views of many on these pages as to the attitude and friendliness of all of the staff who were, without exception a real credit. Staff in the fitness suite were very accommodating and clearly the locals we spoke to who are Members are very happy with having such an excellent facility. Our bed was extremely comfortable and almost as large as the SuperKing we have at home, so no complaints at all! We enjoyed a Dinner Bed and Breakfast arrangement and the food was excellent as was the Rudgate beer on tap! Look forward to visiting again soon.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    We stayed here for one night whilst visiting York. Room was excellent for a family of 2ads 3ch. Ate in the restaurant for evening meal which was great and breakfast the following morning was delicious. Had a lovely swim and soak in the Jacuzzi before check out. Staff were friendly and gave excellent service. Will highly recommend to friends and family and will stay again. ??????????

    5
    « Amazing one night stay »

    This is a lovely hotel with lovely helpful staff. Our room was clean and very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. Dinner was excellent,so was our breakfast with a good selection.The pool was a bonus very relaxing.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    We spent a lovely two nights at this old coaching Inn. All the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable with a large bed and the food was delicious. The pool was an added bonus and was not busy. There is no lift so ask for a ground floor room if you have access issues. The dinner menu offers some interesting dishes and those we had were delicious. However there were only two vegetarian choices on offer. There is free gated parking too. We will certainly be returning to this hotel in the future.

    5
    « 5* stay »

    Can't believe this hotel only has a 3* rating because the welcome and the service we're 5*. We booked the deal on Travel Zoo and it had proved to be very popular on the Sunday evening we stayed. We received a very warm welcome from the receptionist who booked us in for dinner, told us about the leisure facilities and afternoon tea and cake which we took in the lounge whilst reading the Sunday papers which was most relaxing. We made use of the swimming pool which was clean and a very good size. There is also a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and a gym which was made full use of so didn't feel too guilty about the afternoon tea and cake! The evening meal was wonderful and we were granted £25 pp towards the menu. There was plenty of choice and everything arrived perfectly cooked and piping hot. The room was spacious with a very large bed which was extremely comfortable. Our only niggle, if you can call it that is that the room was very hot and there appeared to be no way of controlling this with air-conditioning so we slept with the window open which was absolutely fine. Breakfast the next morning was excellent. There was plenty of choice of cereal, juices, fruit and yoghurt followed by an extensive full cooked menu that you could select from. This really set us up for the day ahead and we would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again. We enjoyed every minute of our start to finish.

    5
    « Superb stay »

    There is no way this hotel is 3-star. I've stayed in 4-star places not as good as this. Secure parking, friendly staff, excellent facilities, clean and tidy, just a pleasant place to be. The pool and hot tub were excellent, the weather was glorious so we had a drink outside. We ate there in the evening and the food was all excellent, the breakfast the next morning was fabulous. A couple of minor things would make it almost perfect, a better outdoor drinking area away from the road if it were possible and better pillows. I especially appreciated being able to check-in at 2pm and check-out at 11.30. Excellent!

    5
    « Booked a one night stay with travel zoo, as have many others judging by the reviews. »

    Easy, secure parking . A very friendly welcome from reception followed by a delicious piece of sponge cake. We declined the accompanying pot of tea and opted for a G and T instead. Boroughbridge is a compact town with a variety of small shops. The nearby river and canal are pleasant places for a walk, which we did in the evening. Because the weather was so warm, we sat outside in the afternoon with a drink, I understand that a more enclosed outdoor area is being planned as sitting in a busy street is not ideal. We chose a room on the back which was quieter, the bed was comfortable, sheets and towels white and fluffy, hot water really hot, cold water really cold. A very tasty evening meal served in a lovely dining room with pleasant staff. Breakfast was the same. Although we didn't use the leisure facilities, they looked excellent. I cannot fault this place, it was extremely good value and we hope to return again some time.

  • 5
    « Fabulous »

    Booked a one night stay with travel zoo. We were really pleased with everything from start to finish. Staff were great, really friendly and chatty. Room very comfortable. The hotel is well maintained and nothing was tired. There were lots of little areas within the hotel where you could sit boo relax. The pool area was spotlessly clean. Food was amazing we were completely stuffed! Great value we would definitely stay again and will highly recommend.

    5
    « Unbelievable value »

    Like many other recent reviewers, we stayed at the Crown using the Travelzoo deal. We were so pleasantly surprised at how good the value was. Our room was lovely, clean and well finished; dinner and breakfast were excellent with ample choice and the pool and facilities were a real bonus. I disagree with reviewers saying the place feels tired, this is an ancient inn and though it may not have had a major refurbishment in some time, nothing felt shabby or out of date. My only two minor gripes were the lack of choice of whiskies in the bar; and the fact that the room was rather warm with no way to open the window. Would happily come back soon, and would hope for the same friendly service again.

    5
    « Easter break. »

    We decided to go to York for our easter holiday and just had to return to the crown.We stayed here 5 years ago and after 5 years is still a superb hotel.Its in a nice location and near local attractions, the hotel has a safe and secure parking , always clean (the chambermaids do an excellent job) all the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is excellent and at high standards,we've stayed at a lot of places and I still think the crown does the best breakfast as there is a good choice of what to have in the morning. And they have great facilities (especially the spa /gym) our son loved the swimming pool and I used there gym and sauna rooms.Its nice they provide you a towel when using the swimming pool every time so you don't have to use your towel from your room and the lockers are free too . Definitely will be returning, thank you to all the staff at the crown hotel for yet another great stay ,keep up the good work guys.

    5
    « Ideal location, secure parking and a great hotel »

    The Crown in Boroughbridge is a very well managed and maintained coaching inn which is very good value for money. Didn't use the restaurant, other than for breakfast which was excellent, but will definitely stay there again next time we are in the area visiting Newby Hall and/or Fountains Abbey.

    3
    « A bit tired »

    Came here for lunch and some business meetings, handy location just off the M1, hotel has parking and limited space for having meetings without kids and leisure club users standing around talking. The girl serving teas and coffees was excelllent and offered great service but the lady on reception was really unhelpful when we tried to pay so wouldn't rush back

    3
    « Mother daughter spa day ...afternoon tea? »

    My daughter and i visited for the day on one of our Spa day trips. No treatments available so really just a chill out day by the pool. The changing facilities are very small and cramped many of the lockers didn't work. Staff upon arrival were friendly and told us what was available. The steam room is really lacking in steam but the pool and the Jacuzzi were excellent and we enjoyed both. Very little space around the pool area but we managed to sit in a couple of chairs poolside. Why is the water fountain in the reception? Poolside you are able to hydrate regularly and feel the benefits of washing those toxins away ... Towels were clean, substantial as were the robes, the slippers well they are just a hazard! We had a coffee mid morning but had to sit in a draughty entrance hall to drink it. Finally we get to afternoon tea ... a substantial trek through various lounges and bars to finally arrive in a deserted area where our afternoon tea was brought to us. This is supposed to be a yes at, beautifully presented, dainty ...special, it wasnt. Two big ugly sandwiches each leaking their contents across the plate. No trimmed crusts, dainty portions or pretty presentation. Bought cakes ...nothing special and a couple of scones and jam. Disappointing and really not worth the money. The tea was hot and plentiful but the whole experience was a day out but not a particularly good one or one we shall be repeating or recommending sadly.

    3
    « Nice hotel but sadly we won't be back »

    First of all I can say that the room was really spacious, comfy and clean and the kids particularly loved the bunk beds and the free wifi! Our breakfast was also delicious and there was plenty of choice. We did experience a few niggled though. As we were booked over half term we wanted to make sure we took the kids to the pool at the right times - the receptionist didn't really know the times so we had to look at the website. Once we were in we were really impressed with the pool and the Jacuzzi, the older gym members clearly weren't impressed with having their facilities used by kids though - we really did feel like we were intruding on their time - I found myself having to move the kids out of the way of the determined swimmers at one point! I totally get they pay their membership but we stuck to our times but it really put us off going again in the morning much to the disappointment of our kids. Randomly a work colleague had met family there for a stay and her first comment was about the regulars tutting over the kids daring to enjoy themselves. This alone is enough for me not to book again really as the pool was the incentive from other hotels / B&Bs near by.

    1
    « Toddlers & Baby club Nappies Toys broken jacuzzi....NOT A SPA day to repeat. »

    Booked a spa day with afternoon tea for a relaxing day out. Got a toddler filled swimming pool and broken Jacuzzi. Upon arrival the changing room which had only one cubical were filled on every floor and bench surface with baby mats, babies and toddlers and their mums every inch was covered with nappies babies and oh the noise. The small pool was half roped off and filled with a mother and toddler swimming lesson groups - all singing and shouting very loud wheels on the bus among other songs bla bla bla, this went on from 10am to 12pm!! The pool chairs and beds were full of toddlers babies and toys, what a nightmare. Not a Spa experience I wish to repeat. The jacuzzi was broken so just a noisy pool or grotty steam room available. This hotel offers no treatments. There is a gym but I did not visit that. No apologies given, the whole thing was a joke. We arrived at 10am fought our way through the changing facility eventually getting changed in a toilet and left by 1pm. The locker room / pool attendant was not pleasant, I overheard her talking about clients with another member of staff, all in all a shocking day. We did try to discuss the problems with another member of staff in the Bar who went to find a manager, 20 mins later no manager arrived so we left not wishing to prologue the disappointment.

    3
    « Best Western Crown Hotel »

    Nice hotel for meeting up with family/friends. Easy location to get to not far from the A1M. The pool is lovely. The rooms are a little dated but comfy. Breakfast was very nice and the staff were really friendly. The bar was nice and reasonable prices.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    From the moment we walked in, we loved the atmosphere of the Crown - we found it quirky and interesting, with a lot of style. Check-in was quick and easy, and every person we spoke to - front desk, bar staff, restaurant staff, pool staff and housekeeping - was friendly and welcoming. Breakfasts were superb, a great range of food and drink on offer and it was available for two and a half hours (I hate when hotels give a very short window for you to order breakfast). The room was clean when we arrived, and was serviced every day. It also had a hairdryer provided - a nice, useful touch. The bed was comfortable, the shower was excellent and the pool was great, and much bigger than it looked in the pictures. The restaurant had a good range of food, and everything we ate there was well prepared, with fast but friendly service. Although we were staying in February, the room was always comfortably warm. Check-out was as easy and simple as check-in. We highly recommend this hotel, and plan to stay here again. Just looking for something negative to say to keep the review fair, we did have to open the bathroom window quite often because there tended to be a lot of condensation after showering and no extractor fan.

  • 5
    « 2 day break »

    On arrival staff very helpful hotel lovely and clean room we had was warm clean and very spacious. Food both breakfast and evening meals were very good. Even though we did not use the pool plenty of guest were enjoying a dip look very clean.bar prices were typical hotel prices.boroughbridge is a market town weather while we were here was poor would be better in the summer if you like to walk along the river.would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Lovely Stay »

    Friendly welcoming upon arrival with checkin quick and easy. The room was basic but had everything required for a comfortable stay. The hotel is old and quaint, with no lift so lots of stairs! The windows are single pained and traffic could be heard during the early morning. A wide breakfast selection was offered, all cooked to order. Dinner was of a high standard again with plenty of selection. The spa is free to use and is definitely recommended. Large carpark and wifi included. Comfortable stay in a lovely hotel.

    4
    « Spa and afternoon tea »

    Had a lovely spa and afternoon tea. The pool area is very good . Supplied with towel, robe and slippers on arrival and given choice of sandwiches for tea and asked what time we would like to have tea. After using the pool we were shown into the lounge for tea. The food was delicious which comprised of sandwiches warm scones jam and cream and cakes. Thank you for a pleasant afternoon.

    3
    « Rooms could do better »

    It is an old building but more effort could be made to ensure the window frames are not black with mould. Not uncommon that hotels hardly ever seem to change the cushion covers and decorative panels on the beds. In the case of our room there were stains on both and the valence seemed grubby.

    5
    « Great overnight stay with friends. »

    Had a fantastic overnight stay at the Crown Hotel on a travel zoo deal including tea/ cakes on arrival and £25 pp for our evening meal. Great value! On arrival we were quickly and efficiently checked in and given our keys/ directions to rooms etc. Our room didn't have much of a view (roof space) but it more than made up for that in size. Lots of space to move around, good sized comfortable bed, tv, tea/ coffee/ biscuits etc. The bathroom was a great size, with bath and shower and nice fluffy towels. Some people have made reference to the hotel being a bit dated, it is after all a 17th century coaching Inn, ok some of the furniture and decor was dated and creaky floors but that added to the charm of an old Inn. Everything was clean and comfortable in the room. We headed down to the lounge area for our tea and cakes and were greeted by a very friendly guy (sorry didn't get your name) who served our cakes etc. He was also on hand for our evening meal and again proved to be very entertaining and helpful. The hotel was very quiet as it was the day before New Years Eve and there was a gala evening planned the next night. But it didn't take away any of the atmosphere or charm of the place. The food was delicious and good sized portions, decent priced bottle of wine too (for a hotel) although the last Creme brûlée was taken by our neighbouring table! We sat in the lounge later on and had a nightcap which was very relaxed with big comfy armchairs, lovely big fireplace although shame it wasn't lit! There are lots of rooms to chill in around the hotel and a small snug/bar area. We also made use of the spa on our arrival, nice pool area, jacuzzi and steam room. We used our time there well considering it was just an overnight stay. The hotel is a great base for exploring the area and we visited Harrogate, Knaresborough and the great city of York, Definitely recommend this hotel if you want to explore these parts.

    5
    « Lovely hotel in the centre of a lovely town with great access to North Yorks countryside and cities »

    We had lovely stay for a couple of nights in this historic hotel and would love to come back sometime soon. As an old coaching in, the hotel has a lot of style and character although I am sure that some would say it was dated! Our room was a decent size, comfy and pleasantly warm despite it being mid winter. We had a very nice evening meal plus two superb breakfasts with plenty of choice and all cooked beautifully. The gym and spa were much better than most other hotels we have stayed at. We specifically need to mention the staff as they were all very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. One example was when a cleaner noticed that nobody was around when we arrived for breakfast. She quietly stopped what she was doing, went round to find someone to sort us out and then carried on with no fuss. Lovely people who really seemed to care about the place and the customers. I think the only negative about the hotel was that there was little soundproofing between adjacent bedrooms but this was only a minor issue as it didn't stop us getting a good nights sleep.

    5
    « good old-fashioned English coaching inn »

    If you want slick take-it or leave-it American style service and marble floors, forget the Best Western Crown at Boroughbridge. What you will get is far superior, if a little nostalgic. A centuries old former coaching inn with squeaky floorboards and winding corridors but with all mod-cons. Our room was small but tastefully furnished and lovely and warm with a very comfortable bed. The food in the restaurant was superb, high quality ingredients and perfectly cooked, with a good menu selection. All the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble to make our stay a delight. An added bonus was the pool and spa facilities, immaculately clean and well-run. We had booked a two night stay through Travelzoo, which provided excellent value for money, but added an extra night because we were so comfortable there. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Perfect relaxing weekend »

    Perfect place to stay for a relaxing weekend. Nice war and comfortable room, excellent breakfast and brilliant pool/leisure facilities. Perfectly placed to enjoy York and Harrogate, and the surrounding area is lovely. Definitely will be returning here. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely weekend!

    5
    « Fantastic little retreat »

    Easily found, almost in the centre of the town, a couple of miles from the A1. On arrival the receptionist was helpful, cheerful and polite. The room was clean and comfortable. The leisure facilities were good, relaxing and spotlessly clean. The bar prices were good and the breakfast the following morning was excellent.

    5
    « Great. »

    Spent 2 nights at the Crown. Room large but possibly could do with little tlc if nitpicking. 2 guys behind bar were great to my children both evenings bringing crayons and paper. Great breakfast with allergy information provided. Gym and pool really good with friendly staff. Only thing is the pool children's hours could be better advertised - really have to go into the hotel website and then a few more clicks later before you find out the kids pool times. We based our arrival time and dinner time assuming pool open for family swim but it wasn't. We will be back again soon though with a better understanding of that.

  • 5
    « Wonderful »

    Staying at the hotel as I write this. The facilities are fantastic....lovely pool, great food... however the staff that truly make it. I have to give much credit to bar manager Mark and the lovely barman on tonight (sorry but I dont know your name). They both went above and beyond to make my 10 yr old feel like an artist superstar! We had a lovely fun filled evening, thank you so much for taking the time to make a little girl so happy. 10/10 all round.

    5
    « Lovey comfortable stay »

    Really enjoyed two night stay with travelzoo. Chose this hotel as it had pool sauna jacuzzi and steam and gym, which i used on every day of the stay, very relaxing. Beds were comfortable and we both had really good nights sleep. Service was good and nice staff. Had to go day later than planned due to emergency hospital appointment and the hotel was able to accommodate with no fuss. Food was gorgeous - sirloin steak and chips with onion rings, breakfast was traditionally cooked with local produce, very large portions !! Also few pubs outside hotel. We ended up playing bingo at the social club on weds, very friendly place. Would recommend this hotel to others.

    5
    « Family getaway »

    The staff here are fantastic & couldn't have made us feel anymore at home, they are a credit to Best Western. We stayed 3 nights between Christmas & the new year, 11 in total with 4 grandchildren, the food, swimming pool and accommodation was first class would have no hesitation in returning ????

    4
    « Comfortable stay »

    We've used this hotel three times and the staff have always been exceptional. The rooms may be a little dated but they are spotless and warm. I've not had a bad meal here with the breakfasts being truly satisfying.

    5
    « 3 day break »

    Excellent hotel 20 - 25 minute drive to York park and ride then straight into city centre, nice and easy. Hotel has pool and gym secure parking good staff and food. The location is good and the town of Boroughbridge is nice to walk around if you want to leave the hotel. Would stay there again without hesitation if visiting that part of the world.

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    Arrived early from previous stay at another hotel. Parked in secure car park. Visited reception and told OK to leave car and return at 2 pm to check in. Received key and made way to room. No heating on in room. Spoke to housemaid who informed us that the heating was on a timer due to start about 3pm but she brought a blow heater which was needed as temperature outside was zero. Good location, very good breakfast and friendly staff. Excellent Indian restaurant opposite hotel. Old windows, let in road noise and drafts.

    5
    « fantastic place »

    Great hotel in a good location ample parking. The staff cannot do enough for you. The food in the restaurant was outstanding. We did dinner bed and breakfast which was best value. Advise u take swimwear as the pool looked lush.

    5
    « Recommended hotel »

    Just enjoyed a short stay here to celebrate a birthday, taking advantage of a Travel Zoo deal. Parking was plentiful and secure - automatic gates in and a key code required to exit. If you enter from the car park you pass the pool and gym area. On the way to reception there are plenty of places to sit in comfort. The hotels strength is the staff, especially in the bar and restaurant. Nothing too much trouble, personable and with the all important sense of humour. Absolutely fantastic. Whatever you're paying them, they're worth more! The room was on the small side, possibly due to it being on a Travel Zoo deal, but the bed was comfy, and it had all the usual stuff -trouser press, tea coffee etc. The food was superb and the drinks reasonably priced. The full english breakfast was a great start to the day, and again the staff were superb. Boroughbridge is a lovely place and ideally placed for visiting York or Harrogate. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Townswomens Guild Christmas Lunch »

    A group of 40 of our Members from Acomb York Townswomens Guild enjoyed a delicious 3 course Christmas lunch this afternoon. The large room was beautifully decorated and the Staff were very friendly and efficient. We all had a wonderful meal and it was a lovely start to Christmas. Thank you Tracey and all your Staff.

    5
    « Taken Care of »

    In August we took my father to Yorkshire, and stayed for 2 days at the Crown Hotel as it's situated ideally for touring Yorkshire. Lovely and spacious inside with different rooms to sit in, which was a plus. The food was first class and the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, not overly large but acceptable. The hotel had a very friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

  • 5
    « Great value Travelzoo deal »

    Stayed here for a couple of nights on a Travelzoo deal. Lovely old hotel with lots of history and character. The food in the restaurant is fresh and beautifully cooked, both evening meal and breakfast were cooked to order and plenty of choice. The leisure facilities were very relaxing, loved the pool and jacuzzi. All the staff are very friendly and we had to compliment Tracey the manager on such a lovely place we really did enjoy our couple of days.

    5
    « Traditional hotel in the centre of Boroughbridge. »

    Currently staying in the hotel on a short break. We are not far from home but this is somewhere we have not explored before. We are really glad we came. Our pace has been slower, very relaxing. Our room is large, nicely furnished, beautifully clean and well appointed. The bed is comfortable and the room is well lit, unusual as hotel rooms are often quite dull. Breakfast is cooked to order and there is a good choice. We have also eaten in the restaurant for an evening meal. This was very good and service excellent. The pool area is clean and inviting. There is also a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. All the Staff are helpful and very friendly. There are plenty of areas to sit and relax. It has been a lovely treat. Thanks everyone.

    5
    « Great short break »

    Stayed overnight. Nice village. Hotel has a lot of history. Much bigger than I expected so everyone not on top of each other. The room was VERY warm but I think we were over the spa. Pool area nice and a bit of a bonus. Restaurant reasonable and food very nice. Would stay again.

    4
    « Mid week break »

    Another Travelzoo deal in a very nice and comfortable hotel in a little gem of a village. Plenty of bars and lounges to accommodate both guests and visitors. Good restaurant reasonably priced without being over bearing.

    3
    « Night away »

    Reception staff very helpful,friendly.Room very clean although decor perhaps a little dated. Breakfast staff not too sure what to do although pleasant and helpful when asked for something. Cooked breakfast hot ! We had a room at the back that had a view across the roof of a lower building

    3
    « Over priced for what you get. »

    We paid over £150 for a small double room. It was very warm, above spa perhaps? The hotel is a little tired, classic 70/80s decor one might say. The spa is nice, but not worth the overall price of rooms. You could stay elsewhere in a 4* in Leeds and have the same facilities for less. Breakfast was a little poor; fruit etc.. looked like it was chopped by the people working the evening before, coffee had a bit of tang for it. If you plan to use the hotel as base let them know, your room key doesn't open the hotel front door after the pub shuts! Overalls it's a 3* £70 a night charging a premium because it has a little pool.

    5
    « Great »

    Stayed here last week for the first time.Lovely lady on reception made the check in easy after a long drive.Rooms were immaculate and well presented.Complimentary use of the pool and gym which was an added bonus.Didnt eat in the restaurant but looked ok.Will stop again in a flash.Great hotel.

    5
    « Lovely lovely staff »

    Excellent staff, very friendly couldn't do enough to make our mini break perfect. The hotel itself is clean and welcoming. Lots of public areas for eating and drinking. The pool facilities are brilliant. The room we were give was very clean and comfortable. The food was fantastic and service impeccable. We will definitely be returning. Thank You

    4
    « Very Nice »

    Stayed here for two nights. We got a deal of travel Zoo so as part of this we were greeted with tea/coffee and home made cake, in the room there was a bottle of Prosecco waiting on ice. The staff were all extremely polite and helpful. the rooms although a little dated were spotlessly clean. The evening meal was excellent, I had the lamb chop it was cooked to perfection! My wife had the chicken and was also impressed. In the morning I expected a buffet style breakfast, but was pleasantly surprised to find it was cooked to order. Again the standard of the food was excellent.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    Stayed here for a night with a friend. On arrival we found the reception staff very friendly and helpful. The room was spotless and beds very comfortable. We went for a swim and the pool and spa areas were also spotless. In the bar again staff were very hellpful and friendly. Next morning breakfast was served in the traditional way having a menu and choosing from it. The cereals and fruit were help yourself but cooked breakfast was cooked to order. There was plenty orf choice and again staff very pleasant and friendly

  • 5
    « Outstanding Sunday lunch »

    Just visited today for Sunday lunch . Food was outstanding . The best Sunday lunch we've ever tasted . Loved the fact you were served 2 homemade Yorkshire puddings . The roast beef looked like 2 pieces of steak and was so tender and succulent . Cheese board wAs gorgeous also . Extremley reasonably priced . Staff very friendly and our waiter mark was very charming with his humour . Only thing for me was that I couldn't enjoy a nice glass of red from chilie or Australia as they only did Spain or France . Definitely going back

    4
    « Lovely hotel in a lovely part of the world »

    I stayed at The Crown for one night for business and the rooms and service were excellent. My room was large and nicely decorated, with a lovely big bathroom and comfy bed. The TV was located in an odd place so you couldn't actually watch it while lying in bed, but that is a minor complaint. I ate lunch there and it was very decent and the bar is comfy and friendly. My only real criticism was the piped music in the restaurant, which was a selection of cheese ballads played far too loudly through very poor speakers that made it sound like Marvin Gaye was trying to fight his way out of a wet sack ! Don't let it put you off staying though, nice staff, great rooms and altogether a pleasant stay.

    5
    « Cycling - Way of the Roses stopover »

    Travelling West to East on a cycling marathon! Stayed in this lovely hotel on day two. The rooms are basic but the pool and Spa more than make up for it! A MUST after a long day in the saddle! I didn't eat here but I spoke to fellow guests who couldn't talk highly enough! Most had a voucher for dinner bed and breakfast which was cheaper than I paid for bed and breakfast.so look around for a deal! Local town has some lovely pubs and takeaways! Recommend a short walk to The Ship Inn nearby. Enjoy your stay.

    5
    « A Lovely Getaway »

    Arrived a day early but was made very welcome by friendly staff, who were attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant was excellent with plenty of variety. The room was comfortable and clean. The spa was particularly welcome after being out all day. The location was excellent for exploring the region would go again.

    5
    « Excellent one night stay »

    Went on a travelzoo offer and found everything about the hotel excellent. The hotel had much history, located in a cute village, located for close travel to Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough. Room was comfortable with good facilities, food was excellent- both dinner and breakfast with a wide choice of dishes and good service. All staff were friendly and helpful as we left a charger for a tablet in our room and they are kindly posting it back to us. Leisure centre was excellent. Well worth the trip.

    3
    « Mid-week with friends »

    Very traditional old coaching Inn, little tired in places. Comfortable bedroom, evening meal excellent. Also cooked breakfast very good. Very well placed Hotel for seeing different places in the same area, Ripon, Harrogate, Knaresborough etc;

    3
    « Ok but wouldn't go back »

    A large hotel in a convenient location but looking tired. We stayed on aTravelzoo offer which included dinner on first night, bottle of proseco and tea and cake on arrival. We didn't get the latter and were told this was because we didn't ask for it! Food for dinner was very nice but overpriced for what it is and the service was slow even though they weren't busy. Room was tired but bed was comfortable and the shower was good. Leisure facilities were good. Just need to give it all a refresh. Overall ok for what we paid but would not go back.

    5
    « Lovely Break »

    My wife & I stopped here at the end of August via travelzoo. I thought the hotel was very nicely located in picturesque Boroughbridge. It was also a very good base for exploring York & the surrounding area. We had an evening meal which was very good. the staff were both attentive & efficient & of course we found the room very comfortable with a view out onto the main street. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Excellent Sunday Lunch »

    First visit to The Crown for Sunday lunch following a recommendation. The three course menu on offer had plenty of choice and the food was well presented, plentiful and very tasty, at a reasonable price. Also, as a bonus, three real ales were available including two local brews. Will definitely be back.

    4
    « Very good deal »

    Booked a Travelzoo deal as we were on our way to meet friends in Northumberland and hotel is ideally situated just off the A1. The deal included afternoon tea, B&B and evening meal for £99 so was excellent value. Service was good and the evening meal was well cooked; we especially enjoyed our raspberry cream brulees! Breakfast was OK but as it was busy, we had to wait to order. Different staff seemed to be taking orders across the restaurant and were not clear who had ordered and who was waiting. Our standard room was small but had everything we needed. Didn't use the pool or spa but they looked good. Overall a pleasant stay and a very good deal.

  • 5
    « Perfect stop over »

    This is a most attractive coaching inn. It's covered in ivy and is in the centre of the small town. We had room 52 which was a large room and had a large comfortable bed. It was very clean. It had double windows which overlooked part of the roof and cooling systems. Not the best view perhaps but the room was quiet and we felt able to leave the windows open. The bathroom was small but adequate with a good shower over the bath. Breakfast was excellent with hot choices cooked to order.

    5
    « Lovely stay, should have been for longer. »

    Stayed for one night only whilst passing through. Good sized double room for two. Very clean with nearly every facility except a fridge.The bed had seen better days though. Very welcoming staff and very knowledgeable about the surrounding sights. Great swimming-pool, sauna and steam-room with jacuzzi thrown in for good measure. We didn't use the gym but noted that it was well equipped. Excellent evening meal of home-made soup followed by Barnsley lamb chop with all the trimmings. Lovely. There was a good choice on the menu, top quality ingredients all presented and cooked to a high standard. The food at breakfast was once again of the same quality and standard. Thanks to all at this Best Western Hotel. Would we stay again? DEFINATELY This is a lovely town steeped in history in a beautiful area. Hope one day to return.

    3
    « OK for a light bite »

    I haven't stayed over at this hotel. However we are local so inevitably share some time with family for a light bight and a tea. I have also had small impromptu business meetings with 1 or 2 colleagues. Friendly enough. Sandwiches and snacks are good but nothing special. Service suffers on occasion as they obviously run a very lean. All of this said, the place is well positioned just off the A1 and when engaged, the staff are friendly.

    5
    « Highly recommend »

    Really enjoyed our stay room good on ground floor.Swimming pool good.Breakfast excellent. Had meal in restaurant well cooked but very small portions not good value for money. Went else where for evening meals.Bathroom could do with a refurbishment shower poor. Staff very friendly and helpful

    2
    « Unhelpful staff when trying to book »

    On trying to book this hotel for 2 nights accommodation for 20 people was not asked what we required just given a price for double room for one night tried to explain I needed a variety of rooms. Sorry but your staff need more customer relation trading.

    4
    « Excellent Service, Lovely Staff »

    Booked four nights here to use a voucher for a local venue, sight see and family visit. Had a problem with our room as the windows had been painted shut and wouldn't budge!. However Tracey, Manager, soon remedied this with another room of the same standard which was kept very clean. (Not her responsibility for the poor decorating). We found Tracey's staff to be similarly helpful, chatty and friendly. The only reason for four stars is that the hotel is in places tired and we found the bar area uncomfortable so took our drinks into the coffee lounge. Boroughbridge is very well situated for sightseeing.

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    Just one night to spend 2 days exploring the area, not expecting much more than a good bed & breakfast... However.. After a warm welcome by Liz on reception we had a small issue with the room offered (it was warm & the portable fan didn't work) and found that service really means service in THIS hotel. The duty manager (Steven) escorted my wife round offering various rooms until she settled on an excellent upgrade -- a family room. So - needless to say, 5 stars for the room (& Steven). We had dinner - I had fish pie & my beloved the lamb rump -- again 5 stars. Although Bouroughbridge is just a sleepy little town, it is certainly worth a stroll, especially down by the river near the weir. Our original reason for the visit - Newby hall, Fountains Abbey & Studley Water Gardens were well within reach & did not disappoint... So 5 stars all round!

    3
    « room for improvement »

    Had a voucher for a leisure and afternoon tea here. I was really looking forward to exactly that, a leisure relaxing day, however there were not enough facilities to be at leisure. We were greeted with a warm welcome and then given a question pick your sandwich!!! (will get back to this later). The leisure area was clean but on entering the facilities and hoping to relax there was a huge lack of relaxing seating. 4 plastic garden chairs, most were taken up with other customers towels, fortunately the pool users saw we had gowns on and removed two towels so we could get a seat. Nowhere to put your feet up and be at leisure. Pool, sauna and steam room were clean. Change room area very cramped. We tried three lockers got one that worked eventually!! No swim suit dryer to dry costume. Moving on to afternoon tea... I have had afternoon tea at numerous places and you are supposed to get a selection of sandwiches and cakes. We were asked to pick ONE sandwich!!! I chose egg, my friend had beef and horseradish sauce, take it or leave it!! A selection of cakes is supposed to be given.... we had two, both sponge cakes, chocolate and something else, both very heavy didn,t eat either of them. We also had a scone with nice jam and a good size portion of cream. Have to say plenty of tea bags in the teapot, good tea!!! We also asked for another saucer for our cakes, this was met with bemusement???? why do you want another saucer? Let me tell you why!!!! Horseradish is savoury and spicy and mayonaise don,t really bode well with cream scones!!! If you can put some more relaxing seating around the pool and work on the afternoon tea selection this has the makings of a good place to visit.

    4
    « Coffee call »

    I called here with a group of friends for a morning coffee. It was quiet but the staff looked after us very well and made us feel welcome. The lounge was super - nice and clean. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

    3
    « Race weekend »

    4 couples stayed here for a weekend. The hotel is ideally located in Boroughbridge. Parking is plentiful. The pool and spa area are a welcome addition. The hotel is dated with lots of character. The staff are friendly and a special shout out to the manager Tracy who helped sort a transfer for us, into Ripon for the races. Breakfast freshly cooked and lots of it.

  • 4
    « Excellent 3* Value & Lovely Staff »

    We had a special offer voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast and stopped here overnight (Thursday) on our way to Northumberland. We found this to be a delightful 3* character hotel. The bedrooms were average but very clean, as was the rest of the hotel. The general areas and restaurant were cosy and welcoming (as were all of the staff) and we enjoyed a delicious evening meal. Wouldn't be to the taste of those lovers of contemporary style but we loved the obvious history of the hotel. Didn't have time to use the spa but looked very nice. We think this is worthy of a return trip for a 3-day visit as it is so close to many of Yorkshire's attractions. Only drawback was lack of a lift for our elderly mother, so will try for a ground floor room in future.

    4
    « Over night stay »

    As it was just an over night stay we didn't get chance to use the pool as it did look very inviting shame may be next time, nor did we use the restaurant as I found not much choice for a vegetarian limited( but at least you had some) but the breakfast was lovely and the staff very pleasant. Our room was clean and comfortable no 76 over looking a roof so no noise from outside. It is a lovely old building with some nice features.

    5
    « Good value and location »

    A really nice friendly hotel. Great facilities, pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi next to the gym. Lovely food in the restaurant and polite friendly staff. About a 20 min drive to the park and ride in york where you can get into town for £2.90 return. Well worth a visit.

    4
    « Weekend Break »

    Stayed at the Crown Hotel for a family visit & a weekend break . Have stayed here twice before & have always had a nice stay , enjoyed the pool & breakfast has always been very nice the staff have always been helpfull & friendly & the room has been clean & just fine for our stay . The location of the Hotel is perfect for us as we av family in Boroughbrige & its a perfect base for sight seeing .

    3
    « Can't rate better than average. »

    I always try to put a lot of thought into my reviews and have to admit that I was sorry to have to rate the hotel as average. Parking at rear of the hotel is good. Old type coaching inn so a bit like a rabbit warren but nothing wrong with that when you get your sense of direction. Passed the swimming pool on way in. Looked nice but didn't use it. Pleasant and efficient reception. Was given a large corner room with very battered sofa that I was surprised that any hotel would think acceptable. It was a warm night so attempted to open some windows only to find years of overpainting had permanently fixed most of them shut. Low ceiling didn't help temperature but not much can be done about that. Thankfully a fan was available which had to remain on all night. The large bed was comfortable. A couple of the lights didn't work. Remote did not adjust volume of TV. Little things that should be attended to. Altogether I felt that any decorating and maintenance was not of the highest standard. No issue with housekeeping however. Wifi was good. I thought the restaurant and bar rather uninspiring. Moved table because the music playing was a bit intrusive. I wasn't the only diner to find this as I saw the next person moving too. Found the younger waiting staff to be friendly although some of the older members seemed a bit dour. The meal itself was OK but nothing more. Breakfast was fine. Overall I was disappointed with my stay. I had higher hopes of what could have been. There is better in the area.

    5
    « Excellent Stay at the Crown Hotel »

    Excellent stay and service at this wonderful hotel, with our Travel Zoo deal. Tracey made us all feel very welcome on our arrival, she told us everything we needed to know about the hotel. The hotel was very comfortable well decorated and clean in all areas. The dining service and food excellent. All staff helpful, ensuring we all enjoyed our time at the Crown Hotel. This is a wonderful place and I would not hesitate to recommend or return. Thank you to all the staff, but especially Tracey. Great little hotel. The Blairs & The Hodgson party rooms 73 74

    5
    « Relaxing break »

    This is our second stay at this hotel and don't think it will be our last. We enjoyed cake and tea/coffee on arrival then a very good evening meal, plenty of choice and very well cooked and presented well. Breakfast had an unbelievable choice,not seen a bigger choice anywhere and further more it was cooked to perfection. Rooms are in keeping with the style of the hotel ...not ultra modern but comfortable and clean. Although we didn't use the pool it looked very nice. We will be back.

    5
    « Great hotel. »

    A lovely retreat in the heatwave. Unless you want to nitpick about the odd paintwork damage, or marked carpets, the hotel was a good relaxing place. Rooms not on the large side but comfortable and clean. Staff lovely people, but one barman not very welcoming, or keen to serve outside meant a quiet bar at night. Manageress brilliant.

    4
    « Great place to stay when touring around Yorkshire »

    Would recommend a visit to the Crown if you are visiting Yorkshire. Centrally placed for Harrogate, Ripon, York, Thirsk and the Yorkshire Dales. Friendly staff, good ale, excellent breakfast and a lovely pool and spa bath. The hotel has lots of character and a real change from the modern corporate chain hotels.

    4
    « Great stopover »

    Stopping off by chance on the way home from France to Scotland, we looked in to see if there were any vacancies and received a very pleasant welcome. An old building with lots of history which has been sympathetically maintained. Went for a walk round the town centre, quite a quaint place with some nice shops. Had a drink outside the hotel in comfortable seating (the sun was shining so what else to do?) then a good meal in the restaurant. Room was comfortable and breakfast was good. Would certainly use it again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a stopover or wanting to spend a few days in the area. The service was great and we felt that we got excellent value.

  • 4
    « Good choice lovely hotel with swimming pool »

    Stayed the night whilst my son was racing in the area. Room 56 over looked the car park. Traditional old hotel with lots of history. Immaculate and clean. Nice twin room and was happy to find an electric fan in the wardrobe on the hottest day of the year. Service and staff were lovely. Breakfast was first class, I had the full English. Faultless. One issue - it was £6.50 for a glass of white wine - I thought this was a tad expensive! Overall a beautiful old hotel, lovely evening meal in hotel (sea food pasta and fish and chip soup of the day ) . Swimming pool and sauna added to the experience. Excellent over night stay. Happy to recommend the hotel/facilities and food. Foot note to manager - please compliment your staff they were a credit to the hotel.

    4
    « Very pleasant place to stay »

    Very pleasant place to stay with comfortable bed and reasonable sized rooms. Restaurant had excellent food but menu doesn't change much. Kettle in the room was faulty. Servicing of the room was rather late in the day which wouldn't normally be a problem but because of bad weather we were in and out all day.

    5
    « Half way on the Way of the Roses. »

    A friend and I stopped here for a night while we cycled the Way of the Roses over two days. The staff were very pleasant and were so helpful. Our bikes were happily accommodated and securely locked up overnight. The room was good and the shower was hot, just what was needed after the grim weather we had that day. Food from the Bar and breakfast was great. I really appreciated the pool and jacuzzi in the leisure suite to loosen up the legs after a day in the saddle. Cheers !

    4
    « Lovely hotel... »

    We stayed here for the night whilst meeting friends in the village.. good points.. fab wifi friendly staff and clean. Car parking at the back of the hotel so cars not parked on the road. Bad points.. not much choice on the menu for evening meal and bar options were poor. Bed was really hard but that's much to my preference and pillows were pockets of air but same again preference. And only served breakfast til 930 on a Sunday which I thought was early for a Sunday. Overall lovely place. We stayed in room 33 which was massive.. plenty of room. And clean. Plenty of towels to. Will definitely stay again if in the area

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We stayed over night at this hotel as we were in the area for an event. We will definitely use this again and can highly recommend it to others. The breakfast was excellent with a range of choices. The room we had was very nice a standard double however we found the bed was a little small so would book a larger option in future.

    5
    « Lovely hotel. »

    Stopped for 1 night last night. Myself, my partner & my 9yr old son. Very helpful staff on reception (when booking and on arrival) Free, secure car park. Lovely room, very clean, excellent shower & hairdryer!! Didn't hear any noise from other guests (our bug bear with hotels!) Room VERY warm but were provided with fan. (Very warm few days so understandable) Comfortable bed, good tea/coffee making facility. Breakfast lovely, couldn't fault. Swimming pool lovely, great to use the steam room, sauna & jacuzzi. Very quiet. Would love to return to this hotel.

    5
    « Great location »

    We stayed for a couple of nights at the end of May and found this a great place to stay. Good secure car park with plenty of room. Friendly lady on reception checking us in and the room had everything you need. Yes it's a little dated but it is an old coaching inn so suits it well. Breakfast was one of the best at this chain we have had and a good selection including hot items cooked to order. All very well presented. The location is great too so we would have no hesitation in booking again when we visit the area. All staff we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful made for a great stay. Pool looked lovely so might even get a chance to try it next time.

    5
    « Pleasant stay »

    Staff were very friendly, the room was very clean. Brilliant shower! Nice town local shops and a brilliant pub across the road! Would definitely stay again! Breakfast was plentiful, room slightly warm but we were going through a rare occurrence of a heat wave!

    4
    « Central and dated »

    Like many in the Best Western Chain this is a dated hotel. Rooms clean and tidy. Must say the food in the bar was very good. Breakfast was tasty. Will be back in the area and will stay here again. perhaps in time the rooms and public area will be updated.

    4
    « The Crown. »

    A very warm welcome at reception, very pleasant hotel my only objection was walking in from the car park into the hotel the lovely swimming pool and swimmers was seen by all, I think some blinds are called for to keep the dignity of the user's. Good selection of food on the menu and very tasty, staff were very helpful and friendly, the room was a little on the small size, but very clean a comfortable bed, as it was an old coaching inn its difficult sometimes to alter room sizes. We stayed for 3 nights and it suited us for travelling around the area. nice big secure car park. we would certainly stay there again. Barbara

  • 5
    « Very nice stay »

    Stayed here for 1 night while working in the area. Lovely location with secure car parking provided free of charge. Very friendly staff and efficient check in. The decor is old fashioned but this suits the style of the hotel and is very clean. The room was nice with all amenities you need, and was a decent size with large bathroom and good shower. The food in the bar area was excellent with a good early bird menu for just £8.95, I had the fish cake salad and was not disappointed, and drinks are quite reasonably priced, and the breakfast was amazing with lots of choice and all hot breakfasts are cooked fresh to order. Fabulous leisure facilities with good size swimming pool too, and there is seating outside the hotel which was perfect for the warm evening while I was there, I highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « A Good Hotel, but...... »

    Stayed recently. A good hotel, good food, good service, decent welcome. Secure car park. But.... The room was very small even though a double, and the bathroom even smaller. The rate was not cheap and how they ever get the 'headline' rate I have no idea. Although clean and tidy something nagged at me about the décor which was slap-dashed over whatever was underneath as if it was a cheap job. However it is an old hotel and doesn't have the clean lines of the newer lodge types, so I wont labour the point.

    4
    « SOMEWHERE TO EAT LATE ON AN EVENING »

    We were at The Camping and Caravan Club site in Boroughbridge and after spending the early evening putting the tent up we decided the best option was to eat out. It was after 9pm when we wandered into the bar at the hotel. It was also a Saturday night in the week leading up to Easter but the staff were very helpful and welcoming, especially since we had three children with us aged, 2, 6 and 9. Having said that the kids are normally well behaved. I went for fish and chips and the fish was a real nice piece of chunky cod. There was also a kid's menu. All in all it was a nice place to eat and a lovely environment to be in after spending two hours unloading the car and putting the tent up. It was not cheap. About 15 to 16 quid for a main, but it is a Best Western hotel so on that score it's probably about average. There is a swimming pool and leisure club there too but we never saw it.

    4
    « Brief Stay »

    Returned for a 2 night stay. Dinner 1st night was excellent, and afterwards watched Sergio Garcia win the Masters. Very good breakfast the next morning served by very friendly staff. Next morning drove out to Bridlington (not recommended) but ended our trip in Ripon where the cathedral was most interesting.

    5
    « A very good find »

    My wife and I have recently returned from a 3 day stay at the Crown Hotel. We chose the hotel at random, we had no previous knowledge of the area. What a good choice we made. We arrived in Boroughbridge in the early afternoon. The hotel was easy to find and what a bonus to find that the hotel has a private car park which is protected by security gates and cctv. The check in was quick and efficient and the room was large with a good sized bathroom. The shower was magnificent. The room was well appointed with all the items that you would expect in a large hotel. We dined in the hotel restaurant on each of three nights. The menu and wine list are not big but there is plenty of choice to suit all tastes. Breakfast each morning was a joy to experience. Although we did not make use of them, the pool and leisure facilities were super. Throughout our stay we found the hotel staff pleasant, helpful and most efficient. Food in the restaurant was served both hot and extremely well presented. We were greatly sorry to leave and we shall put this hotel on our 'approved list' for a future visit. Many thanks to all at the Crown Hotel. Super stay and super food.

    5
    « Two night stay »

    Two night stay booked through Travel Zoo and worth every penny.Excellent dinner on first night, super breakfast each morning with the best bacon we have ever tasted.Fabulous surroundings and room.Very nice staff making the stay a fabulous two night experience.Highly recommended.

    5
    « Fantastic Hotel »

    We stayed here for the May Day bank holiday; it was fabulous ! The staff were great, the rooms were spotless(the shower was lovely). The leisure club was really good and it wasnt very busy. Sauna, steam room, spa pool and swimming pool. The only thing was the water machine was in reception area; this would be better in pool area. Breakfast was excellent and so was the service. Will definitely be recommending and returning !! Thank you Best Western

    4
    « Really nice stay »

    I stayed here after purchasing a groupon voucher. This place is very clean and the staff are friendly. The leisure facilities such as sauna and pool were very relaxing however the steam room was a bit disappointing. The room was comfortable however the bath was a bit dirty. The food was really nice with the options on the menu and a specials board they bring to your table. The dishes were big portion sizes, I don't think I've ever been more full. I would stay here again as overall it was a nice relaxing stay.

    4
    « Another business visit »

    This small country hotel has very good amenities. The staff are always polite and helpful. The food was good, fairly priced and served quickly by polite staff. My only negative is some of the rooms need a little refresh.

    5
    « Very good. Had a lovely time! Recommended! »

    Had an excellent Easter break at the Crown Hotel. We arrived on Good Friday afternoon- pleasant welcome at Reception and Prosecco, as promised, in the room. We decided to take a dip in the pool before our drinks, and really enjoyed the Spa facilities - very relaxing after our busy drive up the A1. We then adjourned to the bar area with our Prosecco to watch the world go by. There are lots of nice little nooks and crannys to relax in here at the Crown which is steeped in history having been a major stop off point on the ancient coaching route from London to Edinburgh. The evening meal was very enjoyable - rack of lamb with red onion mash! The next day started with a substantial breakfast served by the friendly staff - all very nice. The Crown is within easy reach of Ripon, Thirsk and York. We decided to visit Ripon first. This is a lovely market town with the most magnificent Cathedral. They were preparing for the Easter Sunday service with a congregation of 700 expected. The place was bedecked with beautiful floral displays. I can only imagine the next days service must have been magnificent! Then on we went to the Market town of Thirsk - nice square - lots of shops and stalls. Then back to Boroughbridge for a quick wander round this quaint little town before a very nice bar meal back at The Crown. All in all a splendid couple of days in a very nice hotel in a splendid location with lots to see and do. Would certainly go again. Well done and thanks to the staff at the Crown!

  • 5
    « Delightful »

    Stayed one night on cheap d b+b deal. Easy parking in centre of pleasant market town, with some nice pubs. Hotel staff very welcoming. Tried the pubs only to learn that the charity beer festival was taking place at the village hall. This needs greater advertising, as we would make a great effort to go again. Hotel dinner and breakfast both exceeded expectations. Again, lovely staff at both. Happy customers!

    4
    « Crown hotel »

    Clean and comfortable. Food was ok, plentiful breakfast. Pool and sauna were a bonus. Very convenient for a pot stop just off tha A1 was great for us on our way from Milton Keynes to Newcastle. Got a great deal thru Tripadvisor

    5
    « Large coach house style hotel »

    Great place to stay, Large hotel very comfortably furnished in Country house style. Good leisure facilities with pool. Pleasant helpful staff. Extensive menu. Full breakfast . We also had afternoon tea. Large comfortable bedroom. Car park. Centre of town and near riverside.

    4
    « Lovely! »

    We stayed here for one night in March and was pleasantly surprised! Parking was easy, reception lady polite and efficient. Our room was very nice,comfortable,clean and tidy and the bathroom had everything you needed. The only complaint was the room was too hot but opening the window solved that! What we really liked was the pool/spa facilities, it's a lovely atmosphere and very relaxing, we used it twice as it was so nice! Breakfast was very good,and staff friendly.The whole hotel was steeped in history which added to our experience and set in a pretty village.We would definetly stay here again and would highly recommend it!

    4
    « Lovely friendly hotel »

    We have recently stayed here for one night as a gift from our daughter and were a little unsure at first as we would never have thought of staying in Boroughbridge. The hotel is situated in the ideal place for exploring the Yorkshire dales although Boroughbridge itself is very small. The hotel is very clean and friendly. We had a room at the side and the bed was enormous! It has lots of character and an interesting history. The food was excellent both for dinner and breakfast. We forgot our swimming things but the pool looked very inviting and was a good size and the hotel provides towels and robes for guests use. The only thing I could say was that it looked as though it was used by people who weren't staying at the hotel and looked busy at times. All in all we had a lovely stay and would recommend this hotel. We would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Great place »

    What a little gem! Creaky floors and fascinating history give the place great charm. Staff from the front desk to restaurant to spa were friendly and helpful. Room was very comfortable and well looked after. Dales breakfast really good! Will go again.

    5
    « REGAL STOPOVER »

    Stayed for one night in March on a Groupon deal which made it extremely good value. The Hotel has an interesting history and stand in the centre of Boroughbridge. Entrance to the car park is easily missed, as we found out. We received a warm welcome from the friendly receptionist and were booked in very quickly. The room was well furnished and very clean. Bed was reasonably comfortable but we still cannot get used to the idea of pushing two single beds together to make one large double. Fortunately it was not a cold night so we did not have the usual problem of the hard ridge down the centre. The menu for the evening meal had a good variety and the food was well cooked and presented. The selection a breakfast was among the best that we have experienced with something for everyone. All in all a very good way to end one day and to start another.

    5
    « Great Place To Stay »

    We have stayed at the Crown Hotel on several occasions ,it's a lovely hotel in a good location. Perfect for visiting Harrogate, York and surrounding areas. The rooms are clean and comfortable . The hotel staff are friendly and have always made us feel welcome, The restaurant has a wide varied menu excellent food, and attentive staff, there are lounges to relax in along with Spa and pool facilities, everything you would need for a relaxing break. M Devlin

    3
    « Nearly rated it below average but that would be a little unkind. »

    First impressions do count and was a little disappointed with the rubbish accumulated at door to the hotel from the car park -but it was a windy day. The bucket at the door part filled with fag ends did not add to the ambiance! Check in was fast, efficient and cheerfully done. We were allocated a superior room - instead of superior I would have used the word big. The King sized bed was as is often the case two singles connected but nothing wrong with comfort. Decor in the room was of varying styles which gave the impression that the room had been updated a number of times rather than refurbished. But it was clean and a settee a nice touch even if a little uncomfortable with a low back as was fashionable in the 1970's. Although situated close to the roadside at a road junction traffic noise was not a problem and the room temperature was comfortable enough. Breakfast was standard fare for this class of hotel. Cereal, fruit salad, toast etc as a buffet and cooked available to order. Perhaps a little rushed at times and we were not the only table where on an occasion the cooked course arrived before cereal course had been finished. One morning instead of ordering items we should have said just give us what you fancy because there was only a passing resemblance to what was ordered. As usual we just accepted that with good grace and write about it a couple of days later in a TripAdvisor review. Apart from breakfast we did not use the dining room but took advantage of the early bird menu available in the bar before 7pm. The meals were nicely presented and competitively priced. The current fashion for harsh unshaded lighting is not to my personal taste but the bar area was pleasant enough with good competitively priced keg ale served from a quiet b

    5
    « "Just simply a great break" »

    I regularly visited The Crown in the 80's when on business in the Ripon area, so when I recognised it on a Group-on deal for a 2 night break, it was a must and my wife and I were not disappointed. Warmly welcomed by Tracey at reception and given details of the hotel before we unpacked in our comfortable room No. 50 complete with a bottle of Prosecco on ice. After tea and cakes we had a walk round Boroughbridge before returning to room 50 for a shower and change for dinner.The friendly and helpful waitress took us to a table in the very smart restaurant where we ordered an excellent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and 2 course dinners which were well cooked and presented, very much to our liking. After a great breakfast we caught the bus into Ripon for a walk-about before getting another express bus to Harrogate where we spent the afternoon, finishing with an Italian dinner. On returning to The Crown we enjoyed drinks in the bar with the help from Richard who was friendly and helpful like all the staff at this outstanding hotel. Definitely on our list for future visits.

  • 4
    « Midweek break »

    We stayed on a 2 night package of bed, breakfast and evening meal which was very good value. Our room was large, clean but cold - a small radiator in the corner. When I enquired at reception I was told heating was on a timer and hadn't come on yet, which I thought was quite bizarre for a hotel. Food was lovely but service at dinner on our first night was very slow. However 2nd night improved greatly. All in all a nice break.

    3
    « Ok but could be improved. »

    We booked a 2 night stay which included dinner and breakfast on both days. On arrival, the receptionist was very friendly & welcoming and gave us clear directions to our room. The building is very characterful and nicely furnished. Our room was quite small with very little room between the end of the bed & the dressing table. The bed was a zip linked king and although one side was quite firm, the side I slept on was far too soft for me & I woke up with backache on both mornings. The decor & furnishings are dated and the whole room could do with updating. We found the walls between rooms thin; we could hear coughing from the room next door and when they plugged an appliance into the wall. The bathroom had a very dated shower but that said, the shower was strong with immediate hot water & the towels were a good size. Breakfast was very good and dinner on our first night was enjoyable but we didn't enjoy it nearly as much on our second night. On our second evening, they didn't have any of the wine we'd enjoyed with our dinner on our first night, which was disappointing. We didn't use the leisure facilities so can't comment on those. The bar areas are pleasant and we found the staff warm and friendly. To be honest, three out of five is probably a bit low but I couldn't give a four, 3.5 is probably a fairer score. I can't give higher because of the room in general, the uncomfortable bed and the dated bathroom. .

    3
    « Outrageous Prices »

    A one-off visit but the reception was the hallmark of The Crown Hotel ! The dearest drinks around the UK and not very good , the San Miguel had been around for some time , flat and cool - not cold . Non alcoholic drinks are the same price as your average alcoholic drinks . A look at the menu (apart from Sunday Lunch) totally outrageous Prices- probably the dearest steak in N Yorks and starters averaging £7 ? really needs a rethink to attract some of the 3000 locals who have several much smarter , upmarket dining options within a 5 mile radius . Poor decor and attention to customers expectations in the immediate bar area sets a very poor impression . How different could this old coaching house be ?

    4
    « Return visit »

    Clean, well presented, traditional coaching inn with pleasant staff. The decor in the rooms is a little dated, but beds comfortable, bathroom newly refurbished and excellent breakfast cooked to order in the morning. Swimming pool in the hotel a bonus, particularly when travelling with children. No lift, but lovely old staircase with shallow rise on the stairs, if the lack of a lift is an issue for you. Our second stay there, as we have family in the area and we would stay again.

    4
    « Nice little break »

    Just come back from nice little weekend break with my wife , was booked last minute for a break and birthday treat for wife. On arrival to hotel you drive into nice secure car park at rear of hotel , reception staff were friendly and check in really quick, room was nice and clean just what you would expect from pub type hotel , bath and shower was nice size and plenty of room and fresh large clean towels. We had booked two nights breakfast with evening meal both nights and both nights meal was good I wouldn't say fantastic but still nice. Breakfast both days was very good little busy Sunday morning but still no problem getting a table. We both really enjoyed the weekend and although we like to try new places all the time wouldn't rule out staying here again.

    4
    « Good for discount price »

    Stayed for the weekend on a Travelzoo deal , 2 nights plus 1 dinner and breakfasts. Good bits and bad Hotel is right off the Main Street in Boroughbridge, nice car park at rear. Rooms are a bit dated and need an upgrade but all clean and a good shower, Tv needs to be wall mounted as whoever is furthest away in bed (me) has to dislocate there neck to see it. Pillows are uncomfortable. Plenty of tea/coffee in room, and food in the restaurant/bar was very good. Very good prices on drinks for a hotel with Carlsberg @ £2.99 pint ???? Excellent breakfast. The town is small but ok for a little wander, plenty of coffee shops etc Would recommend a trip to Ripon which is 15mins away, has some nice one off gift type shops. Would recommend the hotel for a cheap getaway if you can find a deal. Would stay again.

    4
    « Pleasent hotel »

    Stayed here for a week Nice hotel felt was little dated in places tho . Check in with fast and friendly was there to early was allowed to leave my luggage there while I went away to do other things.....big secure car park.....room was very clean had everything I needed felt old and dated tho......breakfast was continental and you could order hot food ordered scrambled eggs on toast was proper watery....had cooked breakfast another day was good .....in the local town there is shop spar and Indian close by which I thought was good

    5
    « A lovely, relaxing stay. »

    Stayed for 2 nights using it as a base, however we ate in there, used the spa in there, drank in there and could find no issues at all with the place. The staff were very friendly and certainly efficient. Would definitely like to stay again in the not too distant future. Thanks to all. Kev

    5
    « Weekend to see friens »

    Used the hotel as a base of operations . This is the second Best Western Hotel we have use & I must say their really good at what they do . The room was very comfortable & clean .Not the best of view from the window but who cares . Little noise . The internet eventually worked. Breakfast was varied & filling. There were also plenty of shops close by enough alternatives for eating & drinking. Car parking was also free which was a bonus . Could not fault them in anyway. I would recommend .

    5
    « Enjoyable weekend! »

    We have just returned from a very enjoyable 3 night stay at this hotel. Comments from others about wonderful breakfasts, leisure centre etc are all spot on. The breakfasts were excellent and not the usual cheap bacon/sausage served up at more supposedly 'up market' establishments. The choice was extensive too. Evening meal was good if a little on the expensive side for a 3 star hotel. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful where necessary especially Jan (breakfast) and Kate (evening) along with Andrew(?). Our room was huge and the bathroom looked like it had recently been upgraded. As other guests have found, the lack of a socket(s) by the bed is rather annoying, especially in such a large room. Also, something appeared to be missing to make use of the space, such as a coffee table? The leisure centre is definitely a bonus with a good range of gym equipment, nice pool and jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Secure parking too is a bonus. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and will return when in the area again. Thank you!

  • 4
    « A Slight Lack of Warmth »

    I can't really knock the place for practicality. Old fashioned and a bit tired re decor in some places but as a place to stay - very convenient & efficient & the pool/spa & communal areas were very nice. My lack of a full 5 star rating is due to some of the staff being a tad too efficient & lacking a bit of customer service. They were never rude - just lacking the northern charm & warmth I'd come to expect. A 'did you enjoy your day' or 'everything ok for you' every now & then particularly from the reception staff would have been welcome & not made us feel like just another paying customer passing through. Personal preference I suppose - I'd not say don't stay there - it was cosy enough - just not what I'd come to expect.

    5
    « Great short break. »

    Just returned after an enjoyable two night stay at the Crown.Staff superb food excellent,I had smoked haddock which was excellent and my wife enjoyed her vegetarian meal.Breakfast great and room was fine.Good secure parking but avoid a space under the trees if possible.Would definitely return.Garry Pudsey.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This is a lovely little hotel in the middle of town. It has its own secure car park and the hotel has a spa within it as well. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms are a fairly high standard although some of the rooms do have creaky beds and no plug sockets next to the bed (a bit of a pain if using a mobile as an alarm clock). The Spa has Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, Pool and Gym and is a nice little bonus either at the end of the day or first thing in the morning. Having stayed in some of the other hotels in the area this is the one that we keep coming back too when we are working around this area and is always nice to walk back into at the end of the day.

    3
    « Review of the bar only. »

    We came in here as part of a gently stroll round the town's pubs. As expected, the Crown is very smart and the bar was very comfortable. The service was friendly and the beer was good. The only downside for me is that this Felt very much like a hotel bar and, certainly when we were there, it didn't have the atmosphere and ambience of a straightforward pub.

    4
    « yeay food is improved »

    Still lovely people and great service, the food issue has been addressed and is now very nice, the sausages at breakfast are really nice, wifi is a tad iffy but there is a computer in reception which you can use.

    5
    « Relaxing friendly hotel »

    Just had a two night stay in this hotel and it could not be faulted on anything! Friendly helpful staff good food and a lovely clean hotel,everything to make a lovely break. Good secure parking and a lovely pool and jacuzzi to relax in .Thankyou for a really nice time would definitely recommend !

    5
    « End of holiday relaxing stay over »

    Loved the fact that the hotel was quirky and full of character and not been over modernished Staff very friendly and helpful ,food delicious.nice iccle swimming pool (not very warm) but felt nice and refreshing after a 7hr flight

    4
    « Short break »

    The staff here are brilliant especially Kate who was always smiling and nothing was to much trouble.Tracy was a very hands on manager and made sure things ran smoothly. There is no lift and if there are no ground floor rooms available the stairs are a bit of a challenge so I think it would be nice if an offer was made to help with your bags. The food was very good and the breakfast was one of the best we have had and the choice was exceptional. Creaking stairs etc. are things you expect in an old hotel but there are a few cobwebs and dust about. We had a couple of issues and they were dealt with very efficiently. The room we were in number 81 was a big room but there was a humming noise outside all night and my husband didn't get much sleep but I think most of the rooms have some sort of noise such as traffic but nothing can be done about this. There is a gated car park for hotel guests at no cost unlike some hotels we have been to and there was never a problem parking. The swimming pool and spa pool were excellent and we had a very relaxing break at The Crown and we would return.

    5
    « All a hotel should be »

    We booked a two night stay here to meet up with friends who also stayed. Checkin was very efficient, and Tracey the manager on duty was very helpful, including finding us information about charging up our electric car. As we needed to leave early after our second night, before the advertised breakfast time, she told us we could have an early continental breakfast if we wished. Sure enough, the breakfast room was available with a lovely cold breakfast selection, and although we were well before the opening ti,e. we were offered a cooked breakfast too. We all ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and everything we ordered was lovely! Tasty, fresh and hot - three of us could not finish our meals as there was so much! Our room was spotless and despite overlooking the main road, was quiet too. We made use of the hotel pool on the first night and for the most part, we were the only ones in it. The jacuzzi was very relaxing. The gym is a little small and basic but had the equipment we all wanted. It is always good to stay in historic inns and the walls of the corridor have photographs showing how it looked over the years. To sum up,lovely staff who were smiling and helpful, a great location to explore the area and we would go back there again with no hesitation!

    5
    « EXCELLANT »

    Eight of us have just spent a weekend at the Crown Hotel. From initially booking to the booking out of the hotel we were impressed. The staff were all very friendly and efficient indeed a credit to the hotel. The rooms were well appointed and spotless. The food both breakfast and dinner was superb. We could not have asked for more.

  • 4
    « Traditional and welcoming »

    Very nice hotel, traditional and in places in need of an update. However very clean, comfortable and spacious. Bedrooms have everything you need although they could do with an update such as air con and new windows. A small fan is provided in the room which did help a little on a warm late summers evening. Unusual to get an actual key for the room instead of a keycard which I guess is due to the traditional ambience of the hotel. Had a meal in the restaurant and it was excellent, plenty of choice and cooked to perfection. Breakfast was also excellent too and could not be faulted. Staff friendly and welcoming. All in all a very good level of accommodation in a traditional small town and would not hesitate in staying here again.

    5
    « Afternoon Tea »

    Traditional country pub style hotel set in the middle of the town . Staff welcoming and friendly , very popular with locals which I always believe to be a positive . Relaxing atmosphere inside and the afternoon tea was delicious , well presented and reasonably priced .

    1
    « Rude Staff, Terrible Rooms, Overpriced. »

    The hotel manager was very rude and abrupt. She looked down her noses at us as we were in training gear (we were there before a triathlon) We were told we had to leave our bike worth £7,500 locked up outside or "I will ask you to leave the hotel along with your bike". We asked for an early breakfast which was set up the next day, however the night porter said. You can't have tea as I haven't made any. The drinks machines were not working either. The noise on the evening was atrocious and did not get to sleep all night. The wifi didn't work ver well at all, the rooms were shabby to say the lease and the hotel was like the hotel that jack built. I have stayed in £40 a night hotels and been treated better than I did at Best Western Crown.... I contacted the manager (who my complaint was about) and she said that the owner has decided not to give a refund... All this for £180.00 DO NOT STAY HERE!!! Spend your money where you will be spoken to politely and treated as a guest. Very poor and disappointing service and the owner is not willing to speak to me. Best Western...I would remove my brand from this hotel immediately.

    5
    « Weekend break »

    We were a group of 6 women who had an overnight stay before doing Fountains Abbey park run on Saturday morning. This hotel was perfect for us in every way! The staff were lovely and even though breakfast had finished when we got back from the run they made us bacon sandwiches. The evening dinner was great and the spa was lovely. Location in the middle of Boroughbridge was perfect. We got some walking guides from the tourist information and had a beautiful walk on Friday afternoon when we arrived. Rooms were dated but characterfull, large and spotlessly clean. Excellent value for money.

    4
    « Crowning glory »

    Functional, clean, tidy, quiet and very friendly. The rooms are all good sized, I have stayed there multiple times and been in most of the rooms now. There are some four poster bedrooms, nice but probably not worth any more than a standard double really. The gym and pool is nice, a little small at popular times of the day mind. Breakfast is nice, all types of food available.

    5
    « CROWN INN BOROUGHBRIDGE »

    We went on a bed breakfast and evening meal with £25 allowance per persons for dinner. We found this a very good deal. The Dinner was very nice with a number of selections. Breakfast was also good with good selection of food. The room we where in was on the front and even with the window open it wasnt noisy. Bathroom and bedroom furnishings were of a good standard.

    4
    « Pleasant break »

    We booked a 2night break with Travel Zoo. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We found our room small,dark and airless and , although we opened our window fully the small fan provided was essential! Bed very comfortable and bathroom had an efficient shower and nice fluffy towels. The pool was enjoyable and relaxing and towels provided. Breakfasts were good, although very greasy! Dinner was nice but our £25 each allowance with the deal we purchased was insufficient to cover anything but a main course! Unless you want the usually food you,d eat at home! We enjoyed our break but unlikely to return.

    5
    « Short break »

    We went to this lovely hotel after a short track driving session at Tockwith Autodrome & it was wonderful. Set in the picturesque village of Boroughbridge, this old coaching inn didn't disappoint. The staff are friendly, the facilities good & the rooms pleasant. We had a lovely early birds meal in the bar, washed down with a bottle of prosecco, then retired to our room for a sound nights sleep. Breakfast was cooked to order, not the en masse elbows first buffet that seems to be the norm these days, which made a really pleasant change. Both my wife and I would definitely recommend this hotel & are looking forward to going again.

    4
    « Great Holiday »

    Good hotel, décor a bit tired and dated and could do with a refurb, very good if you just need just stay for a couple of nights, but for longer you need more draw space for your clothes. Tracy the Manager was great nothing was too much trouble and if you spoke to her things got done. One little thing was I enjoy mustard with my sausage and bacon and usually have to ask each morning for it at other hotels, after mentioning it to her , it was put out each morning for me. Little things like that make the difference to a holiday. One day our room was not cleaned on our return at 4pm , but when I mentioned to her she sorted this very quickly. My only problem is that they offer a lighter menu between 5 and 7 pm which suits my 13 year old grandson more, but when returning from a day out he enjoys a swim in the pool, and is allowed in there until 7pm, so using the lighter menu for that time is quite impossible and the childrens menu is geared at younger visitors. Maybe in the future they could extend the time to 8pm.

    4
    « Great Spa deal »

    Bought a Spa deal voucher that included afternoon tea for my daughter as a birthday present and visited today and had a lovely time. The gym was well equipped with lots of equipment and was lovely and cool. The pool was lovely as was the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Towels and robes were provided - only slight negative was that the changing rooms were so hot and stuffy. We kept our robes on and sat in the lounge area for afternoon tea which was very nice - my only criticism was that the scones were cold, I always think they should be served warm. Lovely hotel in a lovely area and a bargain with the voucher!

  • 5
    « Amazing »

    My partner and I stayed in august for 6 days for his business trip. On arrival after a long drive from Wales we were greeted by a friendly and warm smile from the lady on reception and given all the information needed for our stay. Once in our room we unpacked and got settled in and the room was amazingly clean and quite big. Only thing was the bed was a little uncomfortable but we soon adjusted by sleeping on top of the duvet, but that isn't anything bad just our preference. After a good night's sleep we went for breakfast once again greeted with smiles and help fulness. There was a good range of hot and cold food as well as drinks and very good value for money for the quality of the food given, especially their black pudding but once again everyone to their own taste. I would just like to comment on the lovely ladies who worked in housekeeping at the wonderful job I watched them doing who couldn't of been any helpful offering clean towels and also seeing one lady sweep the staircase with a dust pan and brush doing an exerlent and thorough job keep up the good work ladies. All in all it was a lovely stay and would recommend it to anyone my only slight fault in the hotel would be a small fridge for the room would be highly recommended and then just perfect ... Can't wait to vist again soon .

    3
    « A very pleasant lunch »

    Fillet steak, on a Monday? Yes and it was very good. It rained this morning, so golf was out of the question, so lunch seemed a good idea. The Crown Hotel has secure parking (why does it need secure parking?) and has a nice restaurant and a bar dining areas. The steak was good and the staff were very pleasant too.

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    Needed a local hotel for a family gathering. Older fashioned hotel. Very helpful staff. Lovely breakfast. Bedroom felt tired but was clean. I would stay again. Note to self, bring swimwear as there is a pool.

    2
    « Dissapointing visit »

    My husband and I have just returned today from a two day visit to this hotel, we booked it with travel zoo whom we have used before ,our room was okay but when we went down for dinner to a very empty dining room we were pushed in the furthest corner next to a door away from any other guests, although there were plenty of much nicer tables , was this because of booking with travel zoo it made us feel inferior ,the food was pretty bad and the cooked breakfast was swimmimg in grease not a very pleasant experience ,having looked forward to a couple of days away it wasn't what we hoped for .

    4
    « Rally Nice english hotel »

    Nice old rooms english style with carpet on the floor. Very good beds, clean and cousy. No luxury bud still Very Nice. Coffe and tea in the rooms. Restaurant is excellent with Nice good tasting food. Pool area with sauna, steam room and jacusi. Fitness room with a lot of training posibilities. Also used by the local people, can be crowded some times. Breakfast old english style. Very friendly staff.

    5
    « Short break to visit York and Ripon. »

    Decided to stay in the Crown in Boroughbridge because of its location to York and Ripon and because of its facilities. The welcome was great and the family room was large enough for the three of us with a good bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel is old fashioned but this is because it is retaining its couch house history. Saying this it has a lovely pool with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna that we used frequently. The restaurant was excellent serving local produce with a good selection of meals and the bar had local ales as well.

    4
    « Good value »

    Old fashioned but clean and comfortable good staff to make you welcome,all facilities required, in the rooms,nice lounge areas and an indoor pool with gym attached. Would recommend,will book again later this year

    5
    « Ideal for short relaxing break »

    Hotel is perfect for a relaxing break be that a couple of days or longer. On arrival staff were welcoming and had room ready. We were allocated a room with a four poster bed. Even though is over looked the main street is was relatively quiet and we slept well. There are quiet areas within the hotel where you can sit and read, enjoy a drink and chill out. The hotel is clean and tidy and well looked after and the staff are polite, helpful and amiable. The English breakfast is freshly cooked and very tasty. There are a selection of other items also available. Dinner in either restaurant of bar area provides a choice of meals. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Leisure centre provided me with what I was looking for a quiet area with sauna and swimming pool. The local small town provides places to go for a walk and a coffee or ice cream. Only downside is lack of small fridge in room to put some water, fizzy drinks or nibbles. Will we return - absolutely.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay here. Especially the meal in the restaurant which was first class. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The room was very clean and spacious. The swimming pool was lovely. Would defiantly stay again

    5
    « Wee drink in the sunshine »

    Lovely place very friendly. Sat outside in the sunshine enjoying the view, staff in bar friendly. Will definitely try here for a meal before going home. Very busy pub both couples family visiting so suitable for anyone, well worth a visit to relax enjoy the food and drink

  • 5
    « Lovely stay »

    We had two lovely nights hers. Nice village with lovely river walk. The hotel was very welcoming, staff very friendly. The breakfast was superb, and cooked to order. We didn't have an evening meal as such, but had lovely sandwiches. The bedroom was well furnished, comfy bed and pillows. Lovely sized bathroom. The pool was nice and facilities very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we were in the area again, would certainly not drive past.

    4
    « Good »

    Stayed here on business and was recommended this hotel by a colleague. Good free parking and the hotel was easy enough to find. Staff very welcoming and I had a very thorough run through of the hotel and facilities. No lift but I was asked if I needed help with my luggage onto the 2nd floor which was nice. I was a little surprised to find a single bed in my room however it was an incredibly comfortable bed and the room had excellent amenities - good working bath/shower with free toiletries. Telephone beside the bed and tea/coffee and hot chocolate plus a cookie! TV had Freeview, hairdryer in drawer, extra blanket in wardrobe... Can't think what else you would need. Newspaper was provided in the morning at my request. I did get lost at one point as the hotel has lots of different rooms/corridors. The swimming pool was brilliant and lockers/towels provided for free. Jacuzzi/steam and sauna were all excellent. Breakfast was very good - all fresh and clean and hot food served on request which I liked. Scrambled eggs and mushrooms for me :) I had dinner one night in the hotel which was fine. A little restricted for vegetarians but the food tasted good enough. Location wise - I was visiting Cumbria so I didn't really explore too much but there is a Spar round the corner for essentials, a Chinese, Indian, Pizza place, Fish and Chip shop, Morrison's a 4 min drive away. Also a hairdresser's, few boutiques. Harrogate is 20 min drive away and York about 30 min. Check-out was as smooth as check-in and all staff were personable and friendly. I liked this hotel very much.

    3
    « Nice hotel, not so sure about the food »

    Stayed here last week, just for a night at very short notice as I was unexpectedly in the area. Hotel looked nice and was a reasonable size car park. Check in was friendly and efficient. Comfortable bed, clean room, good bathroom. Bar was very nice, all the staff I encountered were first class. I had a scallops and black pudding with bacon for starter which wasn't very good. Scallops over cooked, black pudding under done and soggy with oil and bacon burned. Like the chef didn't care. For main I had a homemade burger and chips which was much much better and thoroughly enjoyed. Would stay again and give the chef a second chance

    5
    « Wonderful, accommodating staff and fantastic service »

    We booked out six rooms for a business trip and were so pleased with the wonderful service we received from check in to departure. We had a very early start one morning and a full breakfast was provided for our team of 10 hours before the rest of the hotel was awake! A lovely hotel and perfect staff - thank you!

    5
    « Super location for trips to York, Harrogate and Pickering »

    Good clean hotel and a lot of care from the staff for your comfort. Boroughbridge is a small village close to the A1 and ideal as a base for getting around North Yorkshire. One first night in the restaurant made for an easy transition into a relaxed weekend. But there are plenty of good quality eating places too around North Yorkshire and some super characterful public houses to visit.

    2
    « Tired hotel, and too expensive »

    i stayed her for five nights, but wouldn't stay here again. Lots of lovely places to stay in the area, this one is below par. It's too expensive for what it is. The Food is not great. Rooms are a bit dark and dingy. The decor is very dated. Dirty windows, cheap biscuits, cheap loo roll The staff seem somewhat tired and disengaged. hmmmmmm a shame........

    4
    « Great place for a stopover »

    Great little hotel situated in a small village not far from the A1. We found it to be an ideal hotel for an overnight stay - easy to find, easy (and secure) parking, pleasant staff, free wi-fi, super clean rooms with well stocked bathrooms and good showers. The public areas are clean and well decorated but the bedrooms could do with updating. The breakfasts are superb (a full Dales breakfast being exactly that). The only downside was no AC (and the rooms were warm) and if you open the windows the roads outside can be quite noisy. However, these were minor issues.

    2
    « Disappointing »

    After arranging a trip to nearby lightwater theme park for myself and my nine year old son, i searched for a nearby hotel with a swimming pool to keep us entertained durung the evening of our arrival. As the surrounding area is villages i thought the pool would be an ideal way to keep my son busy as there was not much else happening and a good way for myself to unwind after a long drive from glasgow and a day on rollercoasters. On our arrival at 6pm we were informed that there were only certain times of the day that children were allowed in the pool, which we were not informed about when booking. The receptionist told us that we would have to be out the pool by 7pm, this was not very good but better than nothing, we checked in, took our bags to our room and headed to the leisure club with our swimming gear. When we arrived at the leisure club the receptionist informed us that children's pool time had finished at 5:30pm and we could not get into the pool, we would have to come back at 10am in the morning and left us standing there. My 9 year old son was really disappointed as you can imagine. So we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant. We placed our order at the bar with the pleasant barman, however 50 minutes later when our food hadnt arrived i had to go back to the bar to track down our food, it arrived 10 minutes later. I found it poor that we had to wait an hour as there were only three other families in the restaurant. The overnight stay was not enjoyable due to these two incidents. Food was really nice.

    4
    « Couples »

    Very good hotel easy access to A1 .secure car parking to rear swimming pool steam room etc all very good and clean. Had a large room to front a bit of road noise in morning . Room clean although a bit dated. Restaurant and bar very good food also very good. Cooked to order Tracy and her team do a very good job nothing is to much trouble would go back if in area very close to York and Harrogat

    3
    « Pleasant stay, hotel a little tired »

    Nice hotel, needs a bit of a refurb as it is dated. Plenty of secure parking around the back and the staff are very friendly. Breakfast was absolutely fine, self serve continental and menu for cooked options. Had a very good nights sleep and even though it is dated I would return if I needed a room in this area.

  • 3
    « rooms are in need of a serious upgrade refurbish! »

    The Crown hotel is a large old fashioned coaching inn, with lots of corridors mazes leading to ample areas to sit around and relax. Lighting in the bathroom not very good, the extractor fan can not cope with the steam from the shower, which at times seams to go hot and cold when another room takes water. The rooms are very basic, we had room number 36,which was a executive double, which reminded us of the basic old style seaside bed and breakfast hotel. Only we were on an free Best Western rewards night and an breakfast was not included in the rate, room only. We had a very nice large English fry up in the Three Horse Shoes pub just situated straight over the road, for £5 each. The room we had was in need of an refurbish. the lining wall covering was blistered all over, electrical sockets had paint marks all over them, paint was yellowing and the sash window pane wood was black and very dirty. Mould spots on the window netting and grout in the shower was blackened. The ceiling light in the middle of the room had a badly plastered mark next to it. The furniture in the room was old and marked, the dressing table was uneven , when you put your make up down onto the dresser, the make up rolled onto the floor!! Two people staying in the room but only one complementary bottle of water left out for us and some sweets. Free WI-FI was ok. Bed was on casters tended to move easily. Old fashioned normal door key for your room. Room 36 looks onto the Three Horse shoes pub and you get the noise from the bands playing and people talking in the outside sitting area. The hotel is very nice down stairs but the rooms are in need of a serious upgrade refurbish!

    4
    « Great Hotel in a lovely village »

    Stayed here on a Travelzoo deal. Ideal location for touring north Yorkshire. Friendly, helpful staff at reception, in the restaurant and in the leisure centre. Rooms well presented and clean. We stayed in room 44 at the rear of the property. Exceptionally clean, comfy bed, lots of hot water. Couldn't fault the room. Very good breakfast menu. Fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals. Full English and Fish options. We ate our evening meal in the hotel on the first nightl. The menu is quite expensive standard pub food. This was a sunday evening and we did notice on the 2nd night their was a specials board. Good reasonably priced beer. Comfortable lounge area. We found the leisure facilities excellent. Clean. Lovely pool and good steam room etc. Staff were really helpful. Free wifi and good secure parking. Good walks by the river and a selection of coffee shops in the village. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would go back if we were staying in the area again.

    5
    « Few days away »

    We had a wonderful time. It has all been said in previous reviews. Lovely comfortable hotel, wonderful staff, great food. What more do you want? Fantastic breakfast. Visit local Tourist Information Office.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    A great hotel in the centre of a lovely village. Excellent service and good value for money. Ample parking at rear of hotel. Easy access from the M1. Would definitely recommend a visit for business or pleasure. Great leisure facilities available to all guests.

    4
    « Nice area with many places on interest. »

    The hotel was very comfortable and well presented .I notice that some contributors suggest it needs an upgrade but I think the decor is in keeping with the surroundings. Found all of the staff very welcoming and always happy to help. The reception staff gave us lots of information about the area and beyond-even giving us printouts of how to get to Leeds by train and advising against trying to go there by car and thereby avoiding many of the snarl ups we undoubtedly would have encountered. Coming from rural Scotland we found all the information given very helpful. Visited here for 4 days. Boroughbridge is a very nice little town with lots of attractions in the area .An area worth exploring and a pleasant stay at this hotel.

    4
    « Exceptional »

    Room was traditional and well presented/clean. What sold it for me was the food. Evening meal was excellent. Attention to detail was everything and very tasty. Wine list was varied and very reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and attentive. Overall an excellent experience. Can't wait to book again.

    5
    « Another enjoyable stay at The Crown »

    This was our second stay at The Crown in Boroughbridge and we were not disappointed. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was clean and also spacious. We ate in the restaurant both evenings and enjoyed our meals. Also the breakfast was excellent. At the self service area we could help ourselves to cereals, juice, fruit and toast but the English breakfast was freshly cooked to order. We made use of the leisure centre which was free for hotel guests. My husband used the gym and I enjoyed the swimming pool. Boroughbridge is a charming village in the Yorkshire Dales, well situated to visit York, Ripon, Knaresborough and Harrogate. We also paid a visit to Fountains Abbey and water Gardens, a World heritage site about 30 minutes drive away. We are looking forward to visiting the area again, next year and staying at The Crown.

    3
    « Good value »

    We stayed here as part of a travel zoo offer. The rooms are very clean but probably ready for a bit of an update, although it is an old coaching in with many authentic features. The leisure centre is treacly good. Breakfast was good but we had a bit of a wait for our cooked breakfast as it was busy on the Sunday morning, in complete contrast to Saturday evening when the restaurant was empty. Staff nice.

    4
    « Great Pool, Wonderful Breakfast »

    Great Coaching Inn. Staff could not have been more helpful. Small bedroom however just right for a one night stop. Excellent dinner. Breakfast a real treat and enough to take many through to dinner. Break your journey here when going north.

    5
    « Excellent in all respects »

    We attended a friends birthday celebration this weekend and couldn't fault the food, ambience or service. Lovely spacious room, immaculately presented. None of our party of eighteen had a word of criticism. Well done, we shall return.

  • 4
    « Enjoyed our stay. »

    We stayed here for one night on a Travelzoo deal and would certainly stay again. Our room wasn't very big, but it was very clean and comfortable and we had an excellent nights sleep. Dinner was very good and breakfast too. The staff were exceptional, all very helpful and we had excellent service. A big plus is the secure parking on the large car park.

    3
    « Decent hotel in a great location »

    We had never previously been to Boroughbridge & we were very impressed with this little town. Friendly with good shops & nice little walks, on the doorstep of the hotel. The hotel itself is a little past its best, in need of an update really. Clean & comfortable & run by lovely staff. The room was on the small side & the walls are thin. No noise from outside the hotel (except the crows in the early eveinig) but you can hear conversations & general movement from the adjoining rooms. We were on a Travelzoo deal so for the price we paid we were happy. Breakfast is very good made with good quality ingredients except for the bread that is available to toast yourself at the buffet section is a far lower quality than that cooked in the kitchen with eggs on toast etc. Smoked haddock cooked in milk is a breakfast I haven't seen before. Our deal included an evening meal which was satisfactory, let down only by horrible leaden tasteless bread rolls & the reheated boiled new potatoes. The smoked chicken salad & prawn cocktail starters were very good, as was the seabass & the rack of lamb. Nicely cooked veg & decent desserts too. We used the indoor pool where towels are provided for guests, the sauna & the steam room. Very clean & a pleasant environment for a swim. There are plenty of cosy sitting areas and a bar with only 2 choices of beer. Secure parking at the back exited with a code on a keypad. The free Wifi was a bit intermittent & the TV reception kept breaking up. Happy to go back on a similar deal. As an extra note I would like to recommend the excellent pork pies from Greenwoods butchers just along the road, they are the best I have tasted for years folks, thin pastry filled with meat & hand poured juices. Not part of a hotel review I know but I thought you TA readers might like to know.

    3
    « Lovely room and staff but.... »

    Really nice hotel and friendly helpful staff however would not eat here again. Food was lacking in taste - had the steak burger which had little seasoning, had the sticky toffee pudding which tasted like a smart price one from a supermarket however the ice cream that was with it was nice. Had a pint of lime and soda water which was £3.90!! due to them not having any soda water on tap but 60p for a dash of lime is steep. If they had told me before pouring the drink I would have changed my mind. Would definately visit again as the accomodation and pool were lovely as were the staff, if they can fix the food here it will be brilliant

    2
    « Not impressed at all »

    There was no where else open for food after seven pm on Sunday evening. It's looks nice and the surroundings are nice. I waited at the bar for a few minutes and a nice chap informed me they were still serving but there was a thi try minute delay for food. I said that was fine where were we to sit and he directed us to a choice of four tables. We chose one and had a look at the menu. Waited and waited eventually catching a waitresses eye who sent over the waiter. The man opposite us who had ordered two minutes before us got his wine starter and main course drank it and ate up and we are still waiting. A couple who came in ages after us got their meal. An hour has now gone by. My partner went to the bar for more drinks and was told your meal is coming. Except it was another thirty minutes. The meal was ok but only ok the plates were aired not hot. The chips were soft over cooked and so dark they looked burned the texture was not to my taste at all. Burger was ok as was the fish which was nice. No one returned to ask if we were happy with our meal or wanted a desert The staff were nice something went badly wrong but there was no explanation or apology. Won't be going back.

    5
    « Brilliant would go back anytime! »

    Staff are all very friendly, food was very good, loved the spa and everywhere was very clean, we all loved it. The town has some very nice shops, and the river is beautiful, we even saw a kingfisher on our walk along the river bank!

    4
    « Comfortable Night »

    My wife and I spent one night here while travelling in Yorkshire. The hotel was welcoming and efficient from check in to check out. The room was comfortable and had all you would expect from an hotel in this price range. The menu in the dining room although not extensive was varied and the meals were of a good quality. Secure parking is an added bonus.I would happily use this hotel in future as a base for exploring the local are including Harrogate and the Dales.

    4
    « Comfortable Night »

    Spent one night here while travelling further north. The hotel is very efficient from check in to check out . The room was comfortable and had all you would expect from a hotel in this price range.The evening menu although not vast had a good choice of dishes and the meals we had were of a good standard. Of particular note is the secure car park which requires a pass code to exit. I would happily stay here for longer as it could be used as a base for exploring the local area including the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate and Knaresborough.

    4
    « comfortable and very friendly staff »

    Only stayed one night but found the hotel and leisure facilities clean, comfortable and friendly. Good fresh breakfast and easy parking for the town. Good character hotel with welcoming bars and lounges.

    4
    « Good value hotel in a pleasant town »

    The Crown is a pleasant hotel with friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere. The room I stayed in was very pleasant though some might say in need of some updating. Being at the front of the hotel, there was some traffic noise which may bother some - but there are plenty of other rooms away from the road. I ate in the restaurant on one evening (there are some good restaurants in and around Boroughbridge too) and it was very good- tasty and well presented. The breakfast was also very good with very effcient and friendly staff, and a really good selection of different items. All in all a very nice place to stay - and extremely convenient for touring North Yorkshire, whether it be Harrogate, York or The Dales.

    5
    « QUAINT & FRIENDLY »

    I stay here once or twice a year for business. They are very friendly and the hotel, although rambling, is quite confortable. I found the restaurant to be fine, with likely one of the finest breakfasts in the UK - North Sea Kippers! (smoked herring for the yanks) There are a couple of country walks along by the river Ure which are delightful in summer. Locally there is a Fish & Chip shop and an Indian Restaurant.

  • 3
    « Not a good dining experience »

    This may be an attractive hotel but the food lets it down big time. We had starters of carrot and split pea soup which the hubs said was ok and mum and I had a melon, Palmer ham wrapped bread stick and olives which was ok but the melon was tasteless and the salad garnish was poor with a pot of olives so small you needed a magnifying glass to find it, think two black olives and two green ones!( and not queen olives) At this point I wasn't too unhappy as I don't go for quantity, quality is my requirement. This was lacking but hey ho I thought it's melon what can you do. The main meal said it all, the two fish pies were tasteless with minute prices of fish, white and salmon at a guess, there was also a couple of prawns but these were obviously cooked before they went in the dish as they were like bullets but the truly yuck thing was the 'coral' bits off the scallops, even though there wasn't any scallops in it, I cirtainly do not want these (which I would through away) in my fish pie, it's not as if they had any taste ( the hubs was brave enough to try them). Mums beef burger was truly inedible, I tried it and it was burned as well as dried out, it could have been cardboard in my mouth. This was complained about and they did nock the price of this off the bill. No one came and asked us how the meal was and we were sat for well over 1/2 an hour waiting for the plates to be cleared. We shall not be eating here again and regret trying it as we know of a very worthy eatery not far away which we should have stuck with. I won't mention accessibility because quite frankly you'll be better off going elswere.

    4
    « Nice rambly old coaching inn »

    Lots of character, plus modern amenities such as a health spa. The bedroom was comfortable, quiet and well-lit (which doesn't always happen). There were several areas where one could just sit and relax. The food was fine, and good value.

    5
    « Lovely place to stay when completing the Way of the Roses cycle ride »

    I stayed in this hotel twice in May 2016 when completing different cycle rides. It is wonderful and very cycle friendly with secure bike storage. The staff are welcoming, efficient and the spa is divine after a long cycle with a jacuzzi, pool, steam room and sauna. I stayed in a the same executive twin room both visits. The room was well appointed and I enjoyed a quality sleep both times. The food was very good with an ample spread of options and easily catering for hungry cyclists (some of whom are vegetarian). It was a fabulous rest in the middle of a 2 day adventure completing the Way of the Roses cycle ride

    5
    « Ideal Hotel to explore North Yorkshire »

    Easy to get to Hotel from M1 or A1, then easy to reach places like Fountains Abbey, York, Sherwood Forest and Rievaulx Abbey. Not to mention many more historical sites. Had 4 good nights sleep, bed and room were very good. Food at breakfast and evening was very good and had good choice. Parking was secure with automatic gates in and out. No problem with being disabled in this Hotel.

    2
    « Noise »

    Stayed at this lovely hotel from 20/05/16 till 22/05/16, female on reception knew I was there for work, placed in the worst room possible room 30, first night consisted of lying in bed listening to people talking whilst coming up the stairs- very little sleep, 2nd night then consisted of listening to a drunken football club singing and just being noise you which equated to 5 hours sleep. Probably the worst hotel I've stayed in for sleep, amenities was very good, breakfast and staff at breakfast were excellent, extremely disappointed as lack of sleep has a mass impact on my training course I was on.

    3
    « Disappointing »

    As a location for pleasure and sight-seeing, Boroughbridge is a disappointment, offering very little in the way of amenities within the town and few culinary choices. Slightly faded hotel in need of some updating decor-wise but comfortable and friendly enough. Our room was spacious and although situated above the front door, at the top of the stairs, it wasn't noisy, which is a plus. I suspect that its location just off the A1 and its leisure facilities recommend this hotel to business travellers but as a holiday base, we found it disappointing. Sorry.

    5
    « holiday with friends »

    Other than a poorly stocked bar and wine list the the stay was very good. Ambience and location most acceptable.Within easy reach of many attractions which was the purpose of the visit. The staff very helpful accommodating.

    4
    « Birthday treat »

    We stayed as a birthday treat for my husband, booked through travelzoo. It was a lovely hotel, very pleasant and professional staff, the room was small but had everything that you need, the evening meal and breakfast was superb and good quality ingredients, we also ate in the bar at lunchtime and that was very good too. The bonus is the lovely pool and leisure facilities. We would recommend to anyone.

    3
    « Old Roman town guarding the Brigantes »

    We stayed here on a two night deal, with dinner on the first night, through Travelzoo. It was a birthday treat in April. On first impressions, we were very pleased as BW Crown Hotel is in the centre of Boroughbridge. reading the history, it was one of 19 hostelries along the old A1. Our room was adequate in size, although very warm (due to the radiator in the bathroom being locked fully on). Otherwise, the bed was very comfortable and had a good nights sleep both nights. The restaurant, was full and I must admit the food was lovely (no complaints). The service also could not be faulted. The lovely full breakfast is substantial, too full for us For me only downside was the choice of beer in the bar, not to my taste, so we ventured out found plenty of other options. The best we found was over the bridge: The Grantham Arms (where we ate on the second night) For those who like walking, there are plenty of walks in and around boroughbridge. The canal & locks were a lovely surprise. Didn't know about the monoliths just on the edge of Boroughbridge, worth visiting.

    4
    « Nice old coaching inn »

    Stayed here on a two night deal with dinner included on the first night. Reasonable sized room with a comfortable bed and a really clean bathroom. Downstairs there are a number of comfortable seating areas with big sofas. Nice bar, very quiet when we were in for lunch (Mon). Lovely steak baguette and prawn sandwich, well filled, tasty and well presented. Barman was welcoming and chatty -just what you want on a wet day. The evening meal was served in the dining room, again nice welcome. Reasonable number of choices on the menu. Food was beautifully cooked and nicely presented. Hot, tasty and unhurried. 'Checkback' was done and they really seemed to want to know we were enjoying the food. We were able to take the rest of our wine through to one of the comfortable seating areas. One real benefit was having the pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna available as part of the deal. Great after a days walking. Don't miss the Devils Arrows at the end of the village.

  • 2
    « High Price Rate - low value experience »

    The two rooms were booked in January. One room was good, our double room was very small. There were no toiletries so I had to order them; we asked for a Sunday paper that wasn't delivered. The breakfast was adequate but not much choice of fresh fruit or juice. The price per room £150 I complained to the manager that the cost didn't fit the accommodation. She stated that the hotel had the monopoly in the area so they could charge what they wanted. However, she took off £30. All I can say is , just because you can charge those prices doesn't mean you should.

    4
    « Nice little gem »

    Had a nice stay at this hotel. We stayed 2 nights DBB which was great value for money. Food was good in restaurant, however they didn't seem to have the bottle of wine we wanted for 2 nights in a row. They need to monitor this! Also the bar area looked the same as the restaurant, maybe completely partition off or change decor in bar, oh and turn the music up a bit! Despite the above the hotel staff and maids were friendly and there was an added bonus of the swimming pool. Would recommend this hotel as a relaxing break with a homely feel.

    2
    « Underwhelmed and Overcharged - disappointed »

    Booked 2 rooms (double and a single) £144 per night double and £133 per night single (Ouch!) I was expecting a wonderful hotel and to be fair the Swimming pool is good and the Gym is not bad. The bar area is pleasant. Bedrooms are relatively small but it is an old coaching inn, however the windows are small and paint is flaking. The bathroom has a major stain and hole in the ceiling the bedrooms just had "past use by date" all over them. The Single room was small and cramped and ridiculously expensive by comparison to a double room (room 58 and 53) they were stiflingly hot overnight. Don't park your car under the trees - it cost me another £5 to pressure wash the Bird droppings off the car. I would have said all of this to the desk clerk but he did not ask - wonder why?

    4
    « Restaurant and evening service let this down. »

    Room was compact but clean and well equipped. Doors to corridor seem to let in a lot of noise. We had a good deal through Travel zoo 2 nights B&B with spa use, bottle proseco and dinner on one night.£160 dissapointed they don't allow you to pay for upgrade if it's available. Bar staff, reception staff and those on duty at breakfast all excellent. Our Proseco was bought to our room within minutes of us checking in. When we phoned for ice someone came with it immediately. Staff at dinner not very attentive or professional. Service was very slow. Food itself for dinner was not all as described on menu (ie homemade custard and soup out of carton /catteries pack). Main courses uninspiring which was a shame Bar snacks menu very good and food quality and service was good. Breakfast also very good, but again not matching menu items listed as being on buffet were non existent. Hot food cooked to order was very good and wait time good. Spa great very clean and warm a pleasure to use. Overall great. If they give the chef and the evening serving staff a kick to buck up there ideas it could be excellent.

    3
    « A lovely olde world inn »

    We had a pleasant stay here, everything has beeen said before. However, we arrived on Thursday and I have to say we must have been 2 of very few there. We were the only ones in for evening meal and the dining room was very cold, I had to go back and get a cardigan. The food was really good but the plates were cold so halfway through our meals the food was cold also. Disappointing. No-one was in the bar afterwards so we just retired to an early night. Breakfast was very nice but cooked breakfast was brought before I had finished my fruit and cerial. The staff were all very nice and friendly. Had there been more guests there it would have had a better ambiance, but that wasn't the hotel's fault.

    4
    « Great food, great staff. in need of TLC »

    This visit was done through an offer on Travelzoo, and intended to be a chilling few days. On arrival the exterior of the Crown is pleasing to the eye. The secure car park to the rear is easily accessible and provides optimum protection for your vehicle. Entry via the rear entrance takes you past the swimming pool on the left which we didn't use but looked very inviting. We followed signs to Reception and were greeted by a very friendly receptionist, who booked us in efficiently and took our booking for dinner. Our room was not spacious, very clean and tidy, but a little on the warm side. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower brilliant, apart from the shabby shower curtain. The interior of the hotel had some interesting period features, such as timber panelling and stone fireplace. The lovely wooden staircase creaked as you would expect something of this age to do, however the finials on top of newel posts were in various states of repair, loose, splintered and one has a nail protruding from it. On entering the restaurant for dinner we were greeted by friendly staff who showed us to our table and took our drink and food order. The food was of high quality and was delicious, leaving us well fed and contented. The décor inside the restaurant was looking tired and splashes of food and drink could be found on the walls in a few places, a touch of redecoration is a minimum requirement to bring back up to standard. Breakfast is a treat, with a varied selection of cold options as well as an excellent full English, although considering the rural location would have liked to have seen local sausages used. Overall a pleasant stay was had, the staff were excellent, and at times a little over attentive (not a bad point), and with a little TLC this 3 star rated hotel could easily make 4 stars. I would recommend for anybody visiting the region wishing to stay in a period property, with character and friendly staff. All in all excellent value for money. I would not hesitate to return at a later date

    4
    « A Relaxing Break »

    Stayed here for a three day break with my partner. This is an old coaching hotel so as one might expect, dark wood furnishings and lots of pictures depicting hunting and old scenes from the locality. Receptionist was friendly and helpful with check in quick. The room was a decent size and well appointed. The bathroom was far bigger than usually found in hotels these days and hot water was plentiful. The only downside to the room, which was at the front of the hotel was traffic noise. Strangely not in the evening but from about 7am to 10am in the morning. Presumably this would not be as noticeable in rooms at the rear of the hotel. Double glazing of the windows on a refurbishment would probably reduce this intrusion. The leisure facilities were excellent, the swimming pool was spotlessly clean and not too cold. The Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room were all fully working (it irritates me at establishments to find one or more of the facilities to be 'out of order'). The restaurant provided a good breakfast selection with traditional cooked options to order from the kitchen. The evening meals were excellent, good quality produce and generous servings. I do have to make an adverse comment here regarding the menu. There is a reasonable selection on it but it is the same menu for each night which makes it repetitive if staying for more than one or two nights. There is a 'specials board' which we were told changed daily. However, for the three days that we were there it did not change! The restaurant staff were efficient and friendly; the repartee with Richard making our meals the more enjoyable. This is situated in a great place for visiting this part of Yorkshire, York, Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough all an easy drive from here. We would certainly return to this hotel if visiting the area again.

    5
    « Anniversary Lunch »

    Held a Golden Wedding Anniversary lunch for 30 people in the Crown. Food was excellent, presented well and plentiful. Service was impeccable. Tracey and the rest of staff were very helpful during planning stage.Thank you

    5
    « Lovely hotel »

    Very comfortable spotless clean hotel.Bed really comfortable large room .Had breakfast and evening dinner both meals were excellent well cooked .Service is second to none All staff really friendly and helpful.Lots of comfortable sofas and chairs around hotel to sit nothing too much trouble

    3
    « nice hotel, noisy neighbours »

    we booked a two night stay through travel zoo and stayed on 18 and 19th of april, was pleasantly suprised by the hotel and amenities. the room was nice and well decorated, had to call a member of staff to the room as there were 'used' tissues stuffed down by the side of the bed, staff were very attentive and helpful. evening meal in the restaurant was delicious and very enjoyable. my only beef with the place(which isn't the staffs fault), was the ignorance and inconsiderate conduct of the people in the room next door, who had no thought for anyone but themselves, shouting and crashing about all night, all that could be heard was an awful high pitched liverpudlian accent !!!!.

  • 3
    « Nice leisure facilities, rooms a bit dated »

    Friendly hotel, rooms are clean but a bit dated which was only to be expected. Very nice pool, sauna and steam room area, but be aware it is open to non residents so Saturday morning was aqua tots. Restaurant meal was very good, on a traditional grill line with a modern twist. We booked a DB&B deal direct with Best Western, Breakfast was £1 extra and Dinner £21 for both of us on the room rate. If we had paid the bill for the dinner it would have been about £60 for what we had. Breakfast was a bit disappointing, nice selection of cereals, fresh fruit etc but the cooked was not that good. Bacon over cooked and salty and the sausage were not up to much. Usual sliced bread to toast. The noise from the special coffee machine was not appreciated first thing in the morning. The hotel was quite busy but deals offered on Travel Zoo offering saving about £10 on booking direct. Overall good leisure facilities, room OK, restaurant good, breakfast poor and would not stop again.

    5
    « Super for a weekend leisure break »

    We keep on going back for weekend breaks and especially the New Year dinner/dance. The super food and the leisure facilities -are so important when the weather is unpredictable. Weekend breaks are excellent value - make sure you book DBB not just BB.

    5
    « Friendly small hotel »

    Stayed one night with my first wife. A little gem, clean and tidy, friendly staff, real ale and great breakfast. With the bonus of a small pool and gym, and secure parking. Small room but with a decent sized bathroom. Didn't have evening meal but the restaurant was well appointed and the menu looked reasonable. Recommend.

    4
    « friendly, quaint but dated rooms. »

    visited for the 3rd time in last 2/3 years as a party of 3 ( mum, dad and 6yr old ) as its location is handy for travel. we had an executive room as the family rooms were fully booked. room was large and clean with fold away bed put in for the night.room decor needs to be seriously updated as its old and doesn't match.t/v for an exec room was very small.old single pane wooden windows that had condensation and some parts were rotting.bed was very uncomfortable ( personal taste ? ) but large. swimming pool was enjoyed by all and was warm this time as previous 2 visits it was cold.sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi all great.didn't use small gym.staff friendly and helpful throughout. had evening meal in pub side of restaurant and this was lovely, we all finished what was on our plates.buffet starters and hot breakfast was cooked to order and although hot items were on serious portion control the food was good. would i return, yes.

    4
    « Excellent event venue »

    We are local, and visited the hotel for an event. We didn't stay overnight but the service, food and facilities were all excellent, as were the very friendly staff. The bar and public rooms are all spacious and attractive and the whole place has a really warm and inviting atmosphere.

    5
    « Loved this place »

    We got a deal on travelzoo 2 nights b and b with a meal on the first night.. Really relaxing great hotel with a swimming pool that was a pleasant bonus.Food was fantastic,both evening meal and breakfast. A great base to see the best of N Yorks too. All the staff friendly and helpful, we will be back

    5
    « Crown Hotel Boroughbridge »

    What a nice hotel! Good accommodation, friendly and helpful staff, good food at breakfast and dinner. Public areas are very well appointed.Why this has to be at least 200 words is a mystery to me. The weather was unseasonably warm during our stay.

    5
    « Lovely hotel and staff »

    We had never been before, but had been to other Great Western hotels and we have liked them all. The staff were so helpful and genuine. Food very good. Room very nice, comfortable and so warm! Would love to go back sometime. The pool was a real bonus!

    5
    « Spa day and afternoon tea »

    We spent a lovely day at the spa and enjoying a tasty afternoon tea served by lovely pleasant staff & the spa and gym staff were really helpful and made us feel comfortable would highly recommend this to anyone as a treat, we will be returning but will stay overnight next time so sample to food in the restaurant .... Thankyou Best western this is the 2nd hotel we have visited and we were really pleased once again

    5
    « Return visit exceeded expectations »

    We stayed at the Crown Hotel three years ago when one of us was recovering from a serious injury. The staff could not have been more helpful and the hotel, food, overall high standards and general ambience were outstanding. My parents have since returned a couple of times and were never disappointed. Our return visit was similarly rewarding. The hotel continues to be well furnished, spotlessly clean and nicely intimate; food and wine delicious and members of staff consistently helpful, courteous and friendly. Parking is secure and the location of the hotel combines an historic quiet town with easy access to links to explore such as York and Harrogate.

  • 4
    « Pre-Easter Break »

    We booked 2 nights at the Crown Hotel on a bed, breakfast and 1 evening meal basis through Travelzoo which was good value. Our room (No. 57) was a little small but was quiet, clean and comfortable and we had all we needed but like the rest of the hotel it could do with modernising from a décor point of view which seems to be stuck in the 1980s. The food in the restaurant was good and we chose to eat in there for the 2nd evening as well. All of the staff were friendly and professional, especially Jenny (a waitress in the restaurant) who I think is an asset to this hotel.

    4
    « Very comfortable accommodation and good spa facitlities »

    Comfortable beds, good shower pressure; very friendly staff both around the hotel and at reception. The pool was relaxing together with the sauna, steam room and spa pool. Plenty of secure parking. We ate evening meal once and had the early bird menu which was good food and good value. Breakfast was good although on our last morning they ran out of fresh fruit. The porridge option was excellent and I can recommend the coffee. The room rate on the bill didn't tally with our pre-booked rate through Best Western but they said they would take it up with BW. Very well placed for visits in the Dales such as Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks; also for shopping and Betty's in Harrogate!

    5
    « Quality accomodation with excellent spa. »

    Had a lovely stay in this classy establishment in the small but lovely Boroughbridge. We had a four poster bedroom and it was clean, spacious and cosy. We made use of the spa on both days and loved it. Sauna, steam room, hot tub and a quite lovely pool. Lots of cozy chairs in the bar but the only drawback was a lack of background music which meant a lack of atmosphere. There is an early bird menu available until 7.00 which was very good value, we had a very tasty fish pie. As I said Boroughbridge is not a large place but there are some quality shops and a couple of very nice cafes, Indian restaurants and Public Houses. Especially recommended on the cafe front is BEAN Vintage. The town is well situated as a base for visiting so many places nearby such as Ripon, Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Thirsk, Knaresborough, Harrogate and so much more.

    5
    « Spa and Afternoon Tea »

    What lovely staff! This was a super treat for us after a hectic weekend. We were redeeming a voucher that we were bought for Christmas so weren't sure what to expect. We were welcomed with genuine warmth by the receptionist in the leisure centre and made good use of the pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool for the next few hours. By 3:30 we were ready for something to eat so we got dressed and were told we could have our tea (which we'd booked for 4 o'clock) whenever we were ready. Tea, sandwiches, scones with jam and cream topped off with a couple of slices of cake. Superb!

    4
    « very nice spa and pool. »

    Very nice overnight stay. Staff were excellent very warm and welcoming. There were four in our party and we had two rooms close together on the ground floor. Both rooms were clean and comfortable and had been redecorated recently but quite cheaply I think as not of a great standard. Have to say the food in the restaurant on the Saturday night wasn't great, my lamb was way over cooked and the whole meal just average, however. the Sunday breakfast was good and plentiful and we all enjoyed it. I would recommend this hotel as a good base to explore.

    3
    « Needs updating »

    The sign boasts ' hotel with personality' , in this case of a rather stingy old relative. Positives first- parking, pool, staff all good. Room ok but thin walled. Biscuits in room- bourbons really? Heating turned off, but that's ok for me. Changing rooms in spa, need updating. Dinner was a bit pricey , walked over the bridge to the pub- spot on. Breakfast extra charge, not great. Room 3/5 Spa 3/5 Food 2/5 Staff 4/5 Vfm 3/5

    4
    « Welcoming hotel »

    Staying overnight was made very pleasant by welcoming staff and comfortable rooms. The facilities were clean and the rooms were well presented. There was no bar fridge in room but didn't miss it and staff were happy to get whatever you wanted . Tea and coffee and biscuits were provided which was handy for international travellers like myself with jet lag and the munchies in the middle of the night! I enjoyed my stay and the price was very reasonable and had access to free wi-fi too!

    5
    « Lovely and relaxing »

    We stayed a couple of nights mainly for the pool, sauna etc. The food was really nice and good quality ingredients, the early evening offer made it cheaper too. A lovely breakfast, served by friendly staff with cooked and cold options available. The pool and spa facilities were clean and quite quiet even we stayed, I think at the most there was about 6 others using the pool when we were in, as a result it was made even more relaxing, my partner and teenager really loved it.

    4
    « Very good »

    Stay here on a couple of occasions each year and am never dissapointed it is an old coaching hotel with the creaky floorboards and the like but it is full off character food is very good staff really nice it has a fully equipt gym and pool its in the centre of the town which has some pubs and is great for access to A1 can be a bit noisy if your room faces the main street but I look forward to my next visit

    2
    « Sunday Dinner »

    Had Sunday dinner here and was very disappointed, the entire bar/restaurant was empty and featureless, the meal was clearly warmed up with little enthusiasm just for us, tough beef with burnt roast spuds that were cold on the inside, the veg was a combination of over cooked mush and under cooked crunch. Sorry will not be going again soon.

  • 4
    « Lovely break »

    We stayed for two night had meal in restaurant in hotel it was very good . We also used the swimming pool and steam room . We had a meal in the bar the second night it was very good the food was fresh and well cooked .

    4
    « Lovely break »

    Visited in October to celebrate mine and my mothers birthdays. A lovely hotel, nice room, nice lounge areas, super breakfast and very lovely spa/swimming pool. Very let down by the vegetarian food options other than breakfast though - all deep ried or rich sauces - neither of which I can eat and only ate the lazangia as I was super starving after all the swimming. The village is small and nothing much to do in local area. Would recommend it as a nice place to stay but not if you are a vegetarian. Would realy love to visit again if they make a few changes to their menu.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    We stayed for a 2 night break at the end of January for our anniversary, on arrival we were upgraded to a four poster room which was lovely. We booked dinner bed and breakfast and we were not disappointed the food quality and restaurant are both of a high standard . We spent both afternoons enjoying the pool and facilities both of which are superb . Will definitely return to this hotel.

    5
    « The Crown is a great place to relax. »

    Just returned home from a two night B&B stay at The Crown Hotel Boroughbridge. As usual, we really enjoyed our stay, at this friendly and welcoming Hotel, all the the Staff just can't do enough to make your stay at the Crown, an enjoyable experience The Health Club ( swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym is free to visitor's staying at the Hotel) is an added bonus, and not to be missed. Breakfasts are delicious and set you up for the day, the meals in the dining room and bar, are also delicious. Can't wait to return to The Crown, and soon, we hope.

    2
    « Room dated »

    Evening meal was delicious the staff was friendly the rooms need updating as there is no lock on the door just a latch and the door didn't fit the frame and the light that came through kept you away on top of you can hear everything that is going on in the rooms around you i heard snoring all night by a fellow resident, the breakfast was OK some of the items was cold and some was hot, but they did have a car park which is a bonus as being on the high street it makes it a lot better.

    5
    « One night stay »

    This is a lovely old hotel with character based in the middle of a small town/village - the Black Bull pub is well worth a visit a good old traditional pub. Good breakfast. Good leisure facilities. Secured free parking.

    4
    « Nice few days break »

    Stayed at this hotel between Christmas and New Year, the village of Boroughbridge is Is quite nice and we found some lovely walks in the area. There is also some shops and tea shops and a really good Indian Restaurant that we tried along with another pub called the Grantham Arms which served excellent food. The rooms in the hotel were fine and as others have said were slightly dated but that didn't really bother us as they were clean and functional, the only negative I would say is that the pillows had gone beyond shelf life and were so flat, these really needed to be replaced as nobody likes pillows past there sell by date. Swimming pool was lovely and had a nice chill out in the steam room. We only ate breakfast at the hotel and this was good and the staff were pleasant , freshly cooked which is always so much better than a dried up buffet. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a short break.

    4
    « xmas leisure break »

    stayed here with friends over xmas. first we went to the pool. very relaxing but the Jacuzzi could of had more bubbles, pool nice and warm. drinks prices are reasonable, friendly staff. we did not eat on the night went to a local pub for a meal so can not comment on the food on the evening, breakfast was fine and the bedroom was large and clean. Nice comfy bed also. would return again one day.

    4
    « Great mid week break »

    Had a great time at the crown inn. spa was fantastic. Hotel staff very welcoming and friendly. Will certainly visit again very soon. We also enjoyed the meals included in our stay. Highly recommended.

    4
    « Typical English hotel with some funny twists »

    This hotel fits right into the small Boroughbridge town. Out in the country, not much to do, but a very quiet place to stay. The hotel is old (one could also say "it has character") but it's very well kept and comfortable. No electronic door locks here, old-fashioned keys with some hefty plastic attached so you don't loose or forget them. I had a superior room which was really big: plenty of room to dance if I would have felt so inclined, a desk, a sofa, bed, separate badroom and separate wardrobe /luggage room. Looking out of the street in two directions as it was a corner room - very nice! Slept very well though the bed is not the best I've had, had a nice breakfast in the morning (though without too many choices if you do the buffet breakfast) and nice people all around. If this site had "half" points I would probably have gone for 3.5 for this one - it's better than "average", but perhaps less than "very good". Just "good" in other words :) Funny twist, this hotel has a room 31.5. Even though it's labelled 315, it's in between 31 and 32 and clearly should have been named 31.5 or even better 31 1/2. Missed opportunity that one :)

  • 5
    « Super new year ball »

    Just returned from our third new year dinner dance. As usual all top notch. Good choice of menu at dinner dance on New Year's Eve and all cooked perfectly and served hot. The dance was again super with most guests taking part. The real plus for this country hotel is the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym when the weather is inclement. We thoroughly recommend this hotel for winter weekends.

    4
    « Gala new years eve 2015 »

    The hotel is situated in the town and although very pleasent in my opinion was not festive enough for the occasion.We enjoyed the evening with Family and freinds the meal was very good. The disco was a little slow in getting going as the meal was staggered and therefore meant the meal started about 7.0pm and it had to wait until all had finished eating before it could start which was about 10.15 and of course early eaters had departed the venue.Once the compare had realised the music we wanted to dance to it was midnight and the evening over

    5
    « Home from Home »

    We were looking for somewhere for a short break. It had been about 20 years since last we were at the Crown and it has not changed a bit - accepted new wallpaper, paint and carpets and it now has a swimming pool - but still the same tranquil retreat. Chesterfield style chairs and nooks and crannies remain to allow you to quietly sit and read, have a drink and generally relax and unwind. Hang on why am I telling you all this - you will all want to go. We arrived and were greeted by the young man on reception. He was efficient and polite with a smile on his face. He organised for us to have a table for dinner that evening. Our room, although over looking the street was quiet and very comfortable. All the rooms over look the streets but Boroughbridge is a sleepy little market town. The new (to me) pool and leisure centre was wonderful and my wife was able to sit and read her book and still ensure I did not drown. The food was excellent - we had breakfast and dinner, lunching out. The surrounding area ideal for gentile walks and window shopping. This is not a hotel for young families or people looking for night life.

    5
    « Quality Stay »

    We stayed on a Leisure break £196 for two nights which included dinner, bed and breakfast with spa facilities. Excellent price, service and acc ommodation. The area is good for walking although when we went it was the two days after their latest floods.

    2
    « Depressing »

    Couldn't make our normal stop at Roecliffe because of floods so ventured into Boroughbridge. The Crown looked ok but was really poor. The staff were pleasant enough but uninterested, the food took 40 minutes to arrive, despite being simple. It was barely adequate and grossly over-priced. The room was almost empty, completely uninspiring and overall a throroughly poor experience

    3
    « Nice and peaceful, not the best »

    I got this stay on a deal with dinner and B&B, which was great value. The hotel staff are super friendly, helpful and great fun, the room we stayed in was your standard fair country hotel - nothing over exciting or fancy about it, GREAT SHOWER though!! A small, cute, picturesque village with everything in walking distance, not noisy at all, and a nice atmosphere. I unfortunately did not get the opportunity to use their pool facilities as these looked great! So on appearance alone I'd say that was fantastic! Dinner was just average for me, staff were super friendly, always checked on us, the meal itself was again just average, we ordered some specialist food so it did take a while, which we did not mind as we drank our way through the time, but the meal it self was OK, if it was not all inclusive i would have been disappointed. My dessert was great, one of the best crème brulee's I've tasted in a while. But through great staff, for dinner I'd give them a 7.5 Breakfast was the same, very average, the bacon, sausages and black pud' tasted of nothing, thank heavens for brown sauce, the coffee is the biggest down fall, after a night of drinking i want a decent coffee, this stuff was awful, i didn't drink half the cup. In all fairness this was the dispenser coffee and not potted coffee from the kitchen, but still horrid nonetheless. We were not offered "proper" coffee, so could not comment on the regular coffee. And free wifi which is always good! Overall, a 6 - would i have paid full price, no! Would i go back, yes on a deal only.

    4
    « Ideal Sunday Roast »

    A cold Sunday. The bridge over the Ure flooded and us feeling in need of a roast about 5pm A very nice roast. Juicy beef. Lovely potatoes. Good yorkshires. Nice veg. All in all very nice and washed down with a pint of Viking Good value (about £10 each for food) and friendly efficient service Highly recommended.

    5
    « very good friendly traditional country town hotel »

    Second visit this year. Staff could not be more helpful.A really cosy non corporate hotel/coaching inn. Dated but in an endearing way, very clean and excellent bed/bedroom No33. Food good, maybe " good plus" on the whole, certainly well about standard pub group. To sum up, just really pleasant - everything made easy.

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    Only stopped here for 1 night but a comfortable room with good amenities front desk very friendly & staff in general Pool & leisure facilities also here secure free parking onsite lovely little town with history attached . Food is of good quality and very reasonably priced for a hotel I believe it was an old coaching house years before

    4
    « First time - great stay! »

    Stayed with another couple as an overnighter whilst visiting York. As a great western hotel we anticipated a good night and we were not disappointed. Comfortable room although paint work showing it's age. Excellent shower and fluffy soft towels along with comfy bed. Stars of the show however were the meals. Excellent food beautifully cooked and presented. Fabulous soup and beef fillet followed by first class breakfast. Did not get the chance to use leisure facilities but they looked really inviting. Would love to revisit to try these out. First class experience overall!

  • 4
    « A little dated but staff were supper friendly. »

    Stayed one night as part of work trip. On arrival plenty of parking to the rear. Passed a swimming pool on entry through the back. A little dated, old fashioned and felt a little musty.. You even get actual keys to your room. Checked in quickly . Room was good size I had 4 poster bed! Again out dated furniture and small tv. Bed itself was comfy and itself was very clean. Slept very well. Had a drink in the bar they were having some technical issues but staff were really friendly. Old worldly type pub. Breakfast served until 930. Usual offering for this type of hotel. Standard service but good food quality, better than expected. Would normally have rated it average but marked up due to the fabulous night porter. We got back around 1am a little merry!. He then served us some drinks in the lounge. Looked after an unwell colleague and was extremely friendly!

    5
    « Home from Home..... »

    Having stayed many many times throughout the year I can only apologise it has taken so so long to right a review which I will keep short and to the point!! From someone who travels a lot due to work staying here is simply like home from home (only the food is better?lol) plus you have use of the excellent leisure facilities a well. Every member of staff is friendly and will go out of their way to make sure that everything exceeds your expectations, personally I would travel further to stay here and have an excellent meal and a good nights sleep rather than stay at many places I have stayed before?. Keep up the excellent work!!

    4
    « Unexpected bonus »

    Booked the Crown on a last minute break after a bad experience at another hotel and what a difference a few miles makes from checking in the whole experience was fantastic with the staff going out of their way to help the food was excellent with good service too I would definitely recommend this hotel as a base to see the area Best Western hotels do tend to get poorer reviews but in this case this is well worth a visit .

    4
    « Pleasant Break »

    Just returned from a four night leisure break at the Crown. First the positives....an old coaching inn in the centre of Boroughbridge...well positioned for visiting York, Harrogate etc. Very pleasant, friendly staff. An excellent pool...much enjoyed. We were upgraded to an executive room which was a good size and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was adequate though it would have been nicer to have a choice of rolls along with the bread. Now the negatives....the wi-fi...though free...was very hit and miss and the t.v was too small for the room and in a very strange...almost unwatchable position. We were on a half board package so ate in the hotel every night. The menu became very repetitive...the same soup for three nights running for instance and the same vegetables every night regardless of which main course you ordered. However the desserts were very good and the portions served huge! Overall though we enjoyed the visit. A point which may be of interest to some older guests...the 1A bus now runs between Boroughbridge and Knaresborough and Harrogate every hour..therefore doing away with parking problems! There is also a useful bus to York.

    3
    « Shame about the bed!!!! »

    The Crown Hotel was in a good situation for touring the area. The positives were the spa attached and plenty of seating areas for a quiet drink or coffee. food was excellent apart from when I mentioned to the waitress that the sweet wasn't as described she just shrugged it off. We upgraded our room which had a 4 poster bed but no water or extras that you would expect, although clean was tired. unfortunately the mattress was awful and I spent a very restless night avoiding the lumps. On inspection it was very badly stained and had seen better days. pity any bride staying in this room in future we complained to the manager the next morning who was unaware of any previous complaints and said that the rooms are due to be upgraded. We were refunded the cost of the upgrade but left disappointed.

    4
    « travel zoo deal »

    We stayed here on a travel zoo deal recently and were happy with the service we had, the staff were friendly and welcoming and were lucky enough to get an upgrade to an executive room which was much bigger than the standard room with a four poster bed too. WE dined in the restaurant on both nights and thought the food was of a good standard and had a pleasant atmosphere with background music.The building itself is old and historic if there is any room for improvement I would say the bedrooms could do with an update otherwise a good place to stay.

    4
    « good 2 days »

    my cousin and myself booked on travelzoo lovely hotel really good value for what we paid. breakfast and evening meal were first class. lovely staff really friendly would definitely buy the deal again if it comes back on.. had a lovely day in harrowgate and york.

    5
    « Cheeky little weekend get away. »

    Had a lovely weekend stay here and enjoyed using the Swimming pool and Spa. Staff were lovely and helpfull, and the facilities are exactly as you would expect. The local area is beautifull and well worth a walk around.

    3
    « Pleasant »

    Barry's service was exceptional, thank you Barry. Shower just soaked bathroom and kicked out dirty water, other than that the rooms were clean but no way of turning down heating as thermostats on radiators not fitted.. Generally the hotel would benefit from an update, but lovely setting and an enjoyable trip.

    3
    « Tired hotel »

    The Crown is a pretty average hotel. The restaurant was reasonably good, serving an excellent breakfast, and the staff were friendly on the whole. However, although the beds were particularly comfortable and the power shower was great the room had little to recommend it. It was a decent size, and clean, but the decor is tired to say the least. The wallpaper was bordering on the offensive and none of the soft furnishings matched either it (probably not a bad thing in this case) or each other, but it gave us something to laugh about at least! The whole place looks like it needs some serious investment and the services of a decent interior designer, preferably one that isn't colour blind!

  • 5
    « Great Hotel »

    My wife and I spent 2 days and nights at this hotel, It was our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Everything was faultless. The Manager and staff were kind and caring in the extreme. Great indoor pool sauna et al.Thoroughly recommend.

    5
    « a lovely hotel »

    The Crown hotel has an excellent location , right in the centre of Boroughbridge. It is a beautiful hotel with a real country house feel. Everywhere is immaculate and the staff are all very friendly. The rooms are well appointed . The food is good with everything freshly cooked , which is especially good at breakfast.

    5
    « short break »

    Stayed for 1 night and had an enjoyable stay. our room was clean and the bathroom was very spacious. We had booked a standard double but was upgraded to an execetive double which was a nice surprise. The spa was very good and the staff very helpful and polite. We had a evening meal which was very nice the wine is abit overpriced. I think it would have been nicer having a little bit of background music in the restaurant. Breakfast was lovely and plentifull. Overall we had a lovely stay and would be very happy to return.

    4
    « Does the job it was intended for. »

    We broke our journey from Skye to Bucks here. The Hotel is a very traditional town centre coaching inn with what looks like a very good leisure facility with a nice pool. Reception was deserted when we arrived and we had to get the barman to find her but after that everything was OK. There was a wedding on and we were warned that it would go on until midnight and it went longer but our room was not too close. Floor boards creaky and no lift are downsides to an old property. Breakfast was really good - we did not eat our main meal here as the Crown at Roecliffe is close and much better at food.

    4
    « Nice Traditional Town Centre Hotel »

    On a one night stopover for a customer visit a few miles away. The hotel is in the centre of Boroughbridge, but only around 5 mins fromn the A1(M) junction, so very convenient to get to. Nice quality hotel - was given free upgrade to an executive room, which was good size with a desk. Pleaseant staff and good english breakfast. There is a secure car park, with exit coder required. Also, has a leisure centre with decent size swimming pool. Overall, a good stay and fair value for money.

    4
    « Overall, a very pleasant stay, with improvement needed in some areas »

    My husband and I stayed on a Friday night, with a $25 p/p evening meal allowance included in the price. The overall ambience of the place is old fashioned and warm, with lovely decor and wooden panelling in the public areas - and great creaky stairs and floorboards! Some soft background music would have given it some more atmosphere. All public areas and amenities were spotlessly clean. Our check-in was efficient and friendly. We used the leisure facilities, which were excellent, and a big bonus - there were only 2 other people in the pool at 5pm, and we had the steam room and jacuzzi to ourselves - perfect. Our room (76) overlooked the kitchen roof (!) - but this wasn't a problem, and we could have the windows open. The room itself was nicely furnished, but certainly not spacious - at least one comfortable chair would have been nice, but there was no room. The standard double bed was comfortable, and the bathroom clean, with a good hot shower over the bath, and pristine white towels. No luxury toiletries, but a good hospitality tray. We had an extremely peaceful night's sleep - very important. As other reviewers have noticed, the service at evening meal is very slow, even though there seemed to be very few diners in the restaurant at 8pm. There were only two staff members on duty, and there was no atmosphere at all - again, some unobtrusive background music would have made all the difference. Our main course took 40 minutes to arrive (no starter), and it was of average quality for the price. We had to ask for the dessert menu, and ask again when it didn't appear. The desserts were nicer than the main course - but overall, we were not surprised that the restaurant was poorly attended, and wouldn't choose to eat there again. Breakfast was a different experience - friendly, efficient, fast service, with an excellent choice of fresh fruit, cereals etc, a beautifully cooked full English (or part thereof!), and lovely hot coffee. The 11am checkout gives time for an early-bird swim before breakfast (if you're up early enough!) and we left feeling nicely relaxed. The good points about this hotel far outweigh any minor disappointments, and we would stay there again. Boroughbridge is a charming town, with nice walks by the canal, a lovely picnic area by the river, and plenty of cafes to choose from.

    4
    « Perfectly placed, lovely staff, good facilities, good value »

    The market town itself is lovely and the hotel well placed with good parking. Superbly placed for North York Moors and Wensleydale. Staff exceptionally welcoming and friendly throughout our 3 night stay. Nothing too much trouble. Swimming pool and gym all available and good quality. We booked a larger room and my, was it large and with leather sofa. Room clean and bed enormous and all comfortable. One could say room was 'tired' - old curtain rail runners, soft furnishings not terribly well co-ordinated, but this is an original coaching in and one could say all part of the character - we liked it. Restaurant food excellent, but perhaps restaurant setting a bit soulless and probably more suited for breakfast. The bar area, despite its oak panelling, definitely soulless and just lacks everything! Even the Black Sheep real ale was 'off' and in the three days we were there was never brought back on. Bar, empty hotel feel and was the down side of the stay. Having said that there are some great pubs around about and one doesn't normally book hotels for the quality of the bar. On the whole very good indeed and would definitely recommend.

    4
    « Surprisingly nice »

    When we saw the swimming pool we wished we'd known in advance and come prepared ! Overall a great night's stay in a very good hotel, nice room comfortable bed, with only a minor criticism in that their "hand cut chips" looked straight from a frozen chips bag.

    4
    « A lovely two night break »

    My husband and I stayed here on a Travelzoo deal which was really good value. Our room was clean, spacious and had everything we could ask for. We had a bottle of Prosecco in our room as part of the deal which was lovely. The bathroom was clean but a bit stark, it lacked a few nice toiletries and may be some flowers or something to soften it a bit. We ate in the restaurant on the first night and the meal was nice, although the potatoes and chips were a bit cold but nothing worth complaining about. The breakfasts were lovely and served quickly and the staff were friendly, courteous and professional. A slight snag when we checked out was that we were charged for a beer that we didn't have, although when we questioned it this was refunded. All in all a lovely stay and would recommend to anyone and would like to return one day.

    5
    « Relaxing break »

    A lovely break at this pretty former coaching inn. Attentive friendly staff, very comfy beds, great food and amazing pool and spa. Boroughbridge is charming with lots of individual shops for all tastes. A perfect part of the world within short driving distances of great market towns

  • 5
    « we did not use the swimming pool but it looked lovely »

    Groupon two night stay.....lovely comfortable hotel......great staff....old fashioned but really comfortable.Boroughbridge is a lovely place and the cafes are great. Visit Thirsk and eat at the book shop in the square, also go to the free museum opposite the James herriot museum it is the birthplace of Thomas Lord the founder of Lords cricket ground.

    4
    « Value for money »

    Great location to access Ripon, York etc. Easy to find & very near Junction 45 A1. Hotel comfortable with an oldy worldy feel. Staff and restaurant very good overall. Great spa facilities for a hotel of this size. Steam room needed menthol or other scent to improve the experience.

    5
    « One of the best »

    My wife and I recently spent three nights in this hotel. We have absolutely no complaints. The room was spacious and clean and had everything that we required. We dined in the hotel on each evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The choice was good, the food well prepared and the helpings more than adequate. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We would stay in the hotel again if in the area and would recommend the hotel as an ideal base for visiting the surrounding area.

 

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