Single ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation and Self Catering situated on the University of York’s campus


James College is situated in the heart of the University of York campus. 

York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car.

Offering clean and comfortable accommodation, either ensuite bedrooms or bedrooms with shared bathrooms, in the centre of the University of York campus. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you and your group from site should you breach these Terms and Conditions.

History to the present day

York is a City famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets including The Shambles. Boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre make York a wonderful place to visit.

Food and Drinks

A 'Delicious Yorkshire' breakfast is included and served in The Edge Restaurant, Wentworth College - Monday to Friday between 08:00 – 09:00 and Saturday and Sunday between 08:30 – 09:30. 

Wentworth college is situated over the bridge behind James College.

Interactive map can be found at

Other facilities

Provided in the ensuite bedrooms are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and soap.

Provided in the standard bedrooms, with shared bathrooms, are towels, linen, tea and coffee making facilities.

There are no TVs in the rooms in James College.

Additional toiletries can be obtained from the College Reception for a donation to the college's chosen charity - Jessie's Fund. Jessie's Fund is a UK charity helping seriously ill and disabled children by using music for communication and for therapy.

Special requirements/requests - If you need any further information or have any individual requests please make a note in the "Additional information" section of the booking form or call the telephone number noted on your booking receipt and the vendor will be happy to advise you further on what they can offer.

No Smoking - the campus buildings including bedrooms are strictly no smoking and a charge from £100 upwards will be levied to cover additional cleaning costs required to ensure the room is acceptable for the next guest.

Internet access – City of York’s free WIFI CityConnect is available on campus. Guests can log-in using a social media account, or by filling in a short web form. Once logged-in, the session will remain active for 24 hours.

Cashpoints – there are cash machines and a branch of Santander at Market Square.

Gym and Sports facilities – there is a Sports Centre on campus, please ring 01904 323855 or 323856 for information and rates.

Laundry - There are laundrettes on campus – please ask the Receptionist for directions to the nearest one.

Shops – There is a supermarket on campus at Market Square and Kimberlow Lane.

Opening times can be found at -

Pets - are not allowed in our accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please let us know if this applies.

Campus – The University is a community with many members of staff and students living on campus throughout the year. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11.00pm and 07.00am and show respect for other guests.


No disabled access

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

24 hour security

Linen included

Bring your own travel cot

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)

Golf course (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)

James College, University of York - Reviews


Based on 766 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 3.5
Food 3.6
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 3.8

Good clean accommodation convenient for the conference. Breakfast was great and plentiful
Miss Tracy W

Good clean ,basic facilities excellent location
Mrs Sally E

The staff is very helpful and friendly. The premise is well-kept and well-lit. The room was clean and tidy.
Miss Amy S

This was a good experience, perfect for us, a group of older school friends, to meet and revisit our home city.
Mrs Myra C

So many lovely staff
Mrs Bethan M

Have stayed before and it was what I expected. The staff were very good
Mr brian g

Place was nice standards student room surroundings were loverly peacefull staff top rate
Ms neil c

Very comfortable would not hesitate to come again
Mrs Pamela B

The staff was so friendly and helpful! I had a wonderful stay! Thank you! :)

A good experience and will use the university rooms again
Richard S

Arrival Info

Address: James College, Newton Way, Heslington, York, Yorkshire, YorkYO10 5NA, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 09:30 (9:30am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

Check in: From 2:00pm  Check out: By 09:30 am. at the James College Reception.

For Directions and maps please visit - this is an interactive map. 

James college is situated just off Newton Way