, 9 Lendal, York.
Pass through the front door of this Grade 1 listed Georgian house and you are at once met by an interior that is both traditional and modern.
The restaurant and bars are packed with character, as well as freshly-prepared food and a huge selection of good drinks. There’s the cosy cellar bar with original vaulted ceilings, the feature glass box and the stunning sun terrace in front of the hotel, where you can watch York life go by. There is also a Cask Ale bar – a little gem, hidden away on the first floor and the Medicinal Cabinet with the finest selection of gin and whisky.
Standard rooms are fresh, clean and modern while the more expensive rooms are more traditional featuring plaster cornices, wooden panelling in subtle colours and modern finishes. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy free wifi, a flatscreen TV, iPod dock and a full English breakfast to wake up to.
The location of the Judge's Lodging really couldn't be better. The famous York Minster is just a short walk away, as is the Shambles, Clifford's Tower and the Jorvik Viking Centre. The terrace at the front of the hotel looks out onto a charming street of old houses packed with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.