We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in York
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

666 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 657: English reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Two night stay at Bowman's. Good communication before our arrival, Debra was happy to know we arrived safely. We had room 5 on the ground floor, the theme for the whole house was clear from the start...Quality. Really well appointed room with a good coffee tray, nice little on-suite and a good shower. Breakfast was lovely with quality food, host...

Thank rob e
Hexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely guest house, clean, warm but best of all lovely helpful hosts. A short walk from the City Centre and the Station. Excellent breakfast in lovely dining room. Would certainly go back again Thank you for a lovely stay

Thank RandM1953
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed for two nights to attend the BBC history week-end. The guest house is a short walk from the centre of York. All areas are kept spotless, but what really makes this place special is the owners. Debra and David are so friendly and welcoming. Thank-you, Ruth and Anna

Thank Anna J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming and helpful hosts - very friendly Breakfast hearty and delicious Rooms warm and comfortable Good location near to town Would highly recommend to friends and family without hesitation From Mrs Ali & Co.

Thank simplythebest43
barrow in furness
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I struggled to get availability for anywhere in York, I was advised to try the tourist information site and low and behold there was Bowman's What a revelation , lovely house in a tree lined street 10 mins from the walls of York we were allocated the room at the rear of the house but it was perfect, lovely furnishings...

Thank sweetpea0
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely Guest House situated not far from the York Minister. Debra was a brilliant hostess ensuring that you had everything you needed for your comfortable stay. Breakfast was delicious. Definitely would book Bowmans again if staying in York 5 star all the way. Angela and Michael

Thank Liamwam
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our friends booked us all in at Bowmans in York. We were very impressed with the warm Yorkshire welcome we received from Debbie, she was helpful with advice on the area, only a short walk into city and no problems parking. The breakfast was top quality food and set us up for the day. Really enjoyed our stay and will...

Thank davidjlewi
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent b and b. Debra was an amazing host and very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was yummy. Our room was immaculate and had everything in it we needed. Will definitely recommend it to friends and will visit again.

Thank Katherine P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Debra saved the weekend!! Wonderful stay in York, breakfast was fabulous and plentiful. Everywhere was spotless. Very friendly and loved the chocolate!!! So glad our booked B and B messed up and we came to you

Thank Liz19682014
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just back from a great weekend away bowmans is just 5 minutes away from the centre parking is right outside with a permit given to you from Debbie the owner we stayed in room 3 the gold room the place is spotless and breakfast is lovely would highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in York

Thank baino

108 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (103)
Bathroom (2)
Room/Suite (20)
Dining (17)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Other (56)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (5)
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these York hotels
1.4 km away
St Denys Hotel
St Denys Hotel
#1 of 46 in York
529 reviews
1.5 km away
Hotel Indigo York
Hotel Indigo York
#3 of 46 in York
847 reviews
0.9 km away
The Grand Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection
0.7 km away
The Bloomsbury
The Bloomsbury
#3 of 206 in York
780 reviews
0.5 km away
Alcuin Lodge
Alcuin Lodge
#4 of 206 in York
284 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bowman's is a recently refurbished Victorian Terraced House situated approximately 5 minutes walk from York Minster. Debra and David offer you a warm welcome and relaxing stay in a beautifully appointed guesthouse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bowman's

Address: 33 Grosvenor Terrace | Bootham, York YO30 7AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $127 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bowman`s Hotel York
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Bowman's staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Bowman's staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We've stayed in many of the rooms and always have been very pleased.”
  • Nice bathroom.
  • Nicely decorated and very comfortable
 of 5 bubbles VirginiaB73, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seen excellent and spotlessly clean.”
 of 5 bubbles stradders1, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a twin romm on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles lincolnm893, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you like powder blue, go for room 3.”
 of 5 bubbles karinam603, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“No bad rooms in this small guesthouse. Feels like home AND you get your own bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles katieandgobi, 2 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5