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Franklin House, York (York)
Great accommodation in a peaceful environment only 10 minutes from the City Centre.
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- Breakfast included
- Private car parking for a charge (on site)
- No smoking
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Games pitches
- Squash court
- Tennis court
- Woodland walks
Food and Drinks
- English breakfast (included)
- Picnic area
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (a short drive)
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
- Theatre (a short drive)
This is a purpose built accommodation block, which is used exclusively for visiting guests to the university. There a mixture of double and single bedded rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, colour TVs and ensuite shower rooms, ideal for the business or leisure traveller. 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 they find that you are a stag or hen party. Please also note that, due to the fact the Franklin House is not a University-owned establishment, we are unable to offer discounts on rates.
History to the present day
The National Science Learning Centre was opened by Tony Blair in March 2006.
Food and Drinks
Quarks Restaurant in the National Science Learning Centre adjacent to Franklin House provides a full English breakfast, which is served 0730-0900 every day.
Following customer feedback we are now pleased to offer breakfast at weekends rather than our previous room only option.
Grounds and gardens
Franklin House is on the north side of the University of York campus and provides an excellent and peaceful location for your stay. The University is based in 200 acres of parkland centred around a lake.
The University of York has a sports centre where you can book in for a game of squash, tennis or gym session.
Internet access is available free of charge, however you will need a username and password to log on. Just text the word ‘guestnet’ to 01904 500205 and the username and password will be sent to your phone. Start the internet browser and you will be prompted with instructions.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Franklin House, c/o Alcuin College, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
Check-in: From 2pm. Check-out: By 9.30am.
Upon arrival please go to Alcuin College Reception to collect your key. The reception is open 24hrs a day.
Car parking is £1/hr up to a maximum of £5 per day. Parking is free overnight from 6pm to 8am and over the weekend. The closest car park to the accommodation is car park north. From here you will need to walk to Alcuin College Reception. Please note the National Science Learning Centre is not the reception.
The University of York is based just off the A64 South East of the City of York
By Car from the A64: Turn off the A64 at the junction signposted York/Hull and head towards the City. You will pass B&Q on your right. Turn left at the next roundabout following signs for the University. You will see the new University site in front of you. At this roundabout turn right. At the next roundabout/ junction turn right and then left at the next. Follow University Road to the next roundabout and turn right towards North Car Park.
By Car from the City: Leave the city following signs for Hull. At the traffic lights turn right, following signs for the University. At the first roundabout take a left, and this will take you to car park North.
By train: York has fantastic rail links across the country and booking in advance can provide great deals. The station is only 2 miles from the University of York or you can catch the number 4 bus from outside the station which leaves every tens minutes directly to the University of York campus.
By Taxi: If you are arriving in a taxi, please ask for Alcuin College Reception. This will cost £6-8 from the station or city centre.
By Bus: The number 4 bus leaves from outside the railway station and the city centre every ten minutes. The bus takes 10-20 minutes depending on traffic and sets of every 10-15 minutes both ways until around midnight. If you ask the bus conducter to let you know where the University road stop is on the University of York campus, get off here and go up the steps on your left. Turn right and follow the path around the library and buildings to Alcuin College Reception. This will take around 5 minutes.
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Mrs Maria Wigger, September 2012: Simple, but well organized and pleasant room.
Mr iain brander, August 2012: Myself and the wife stayed at franklin house on our visit to york. It was peaceful, the room very clean and tidy with all usual facilities. The security and staff on the complex were very helpful.we didn't have a breakfast so can't comment on that. Overall an excellent stay and would stay again, i recomend this complex as good as premier inns
Mr DARREN BRAY, July 2012: Great service, will defiantly use again.
Miss Helen Best, July 2012: Great place, very clean and comfy.
Mr simon furze, June 2012: Obviously no breakfast on a Sunday. Generally good as the room was quiet and the receptionist very helpful. Impressed by shampoo, tea etc
Mr Shaun Waterman, June 2012: The room was clean, and the complimentary toiletries were good.
Mrs Fiona Howe, June 2012: Very clean. Excellent breakfast and good it was available.
Mrs Fiona Howe, April 2012: We had a good overnight stay- the room was very clean and it was very quiet. We would appreciate the availability of breakfast on campus over the weekend and we would be happy to pay an extra cost.
Dr Paul Green, April 2012: comfortable warm room, friendly porter.
Dr John Robertson, April 2012: We did not get breakfast (Good Friday) but were informed in advance and refunded, so this was also dealt with well.
Mrs Julie Phillips, March 2012: very good accommodation, although ran out of toilet roll but otherwise very comfortable and quiet, mainly due to spring break holiday, didnt realise all the cafes and restaurants would be shut but managed to get a bus straightaway into York for breakfast. Overall would definately recommend staying on campus.
Mr Stephen Campbell, March 2012:
The whole experience was excellent and the facilities were great. We had a good seminar at the sports centre and it was easy to get to from Franklin house. I was rather disappointed that I did not get breakfast. But that is all.
Miss Fiona Doherty, February 2012: I was particularly struck by the helpfulness and of the excellent staff, especially the porter!
Mr Nicholas Holmes, November 2011: Simple but clean, warm, quiet and pleasant. We had a comfortable night. Cannot comment on breakfast, as none provided on Saturday.
Mr Andrew Suggitt, November 2011: breakfast was not included so question not applicable.
I thought the room was excellent and is of real value to guests looking for budget accomodation in York, which I believe there is a real lack of.
Mr William Hedges, November 2011: would use again many thanks
Ms Amanda Laidler, November 2011: Excellent value - we stayed at a weekend so can't comment on breakfast. Porters courteous and helpful
Mrs lorraine carroll, October 2011: very clean and comfortable room.ideal for visiting york.
we have already stayed here before so knew where to go ,but there are very few signs to tell you where to go .
will definitely use this facility again.
Max Scotthorne, October 2011: very good standard of accommodation but cannot comment on breakfast as we did not have any
Mr Carl Surgey, October 2011: Delighted to find a room foe a single night at a reasonable rate. Booking in and out very efficient. Room very nice, TV, Internet, en-suite, comfortable.
Thanks made my weekend stay.
Mr M Jeschke, October 2011: Great value, much appreciated.
Miss Julie Barker, September 2011: I had a lovely stay all staff where very helpful, and the cleaners were fantastic. Ill be back next year
Mrs Helen Godley, July 2011: Very good standard of accomodation, perfect location for visiting on University Open Days.
Ms Sarah Willis, April 2011: Perfect for conference guests. Could not find a hairdryer, which would be useful.
Mr Colin Shelbourn, March 2011: Very good but could we have (1) a little map to Franklin House from porter's lodge (on card reader maybe) (2) note on breakfast voucher of breakfast times. Otherwise, spot on.
Chris Beastall, February 2011: Very happy. Nice accommodation.
Michael Jeschke, January 2011: Good value for money.
Felicity Power, December 2010: We didn't book breakfast. There were some noisy, overexcited, posh people making a lot of noise from about 2:30am on Sunday morning but that isn't the University's fault. Nice clean comfortable room.
Jonathan Dadds, November 2010: The only negative I have is quite a small one: there was about 3 squares of toilet roll left on the holder. That said, I didn't bother raising it with the porter as it wasn't a big issue and I'm certain if I had they would have sorted that out. Nice accomidation for a bargain price (the price allowed me to attend my reunion, other accomidation in york would have meant paying at least 3 times more).
Mrs S J Farrell, November 2010: Quiet until students got excited over snow and had a long snow fight late at night!. Overall it was a pleasant stay on the campus with comfortable rooms and facilities.
Roy Stagg, November 2010: No breakfast was available at the weekends, but none was expected. There's no appropriate option to select, to reflect this. This is a fantastic facility which enabled us to visit our student daughter during a busy York commercial weekend.
Brad Duncan, October 2010: The stay was very comfortable and all the staff were very helpful
Michelle Gibson, October 2010: Very good value for money. Comfortable rooms, located close to the city centre with handy free parking at the weekend. I have stayed on campus before (Wentworth College) and would definitely do so again.
Mrs Isobel O'Connor, October 2010: breakfast was not available. good location, just a taxi ride away from city centre. Good Security and very quite. Plenty of parking too