The Vanguard, York, YO31 7NH

About Us

About The Vanguard

The Vanguard

The term Vanguard originates from the medieval French avant-garde which was typically the guard at the front of an army going into battle. The Vanguard was both bold and experimental. As a luxury boutique accommodation, we seek to provide guests with an unparalleled experience.

Our Philosophy

We believe guests should be able to enjoy the perks of a hotel (gourmet food, high standards of service, designed interiors and fittings) with the home comforts we are all so familiar with but miss when travelling away. Each room in our property has been carefully designed with our guests in mind.


While our history and tradition is important to us, The Vanguard has invested in state of the art technology to ensure a delightful visitor experience. From a generous loyalty programme to keyless locks and digitally monitored climate control – we want to make your stay as easy & comfortable as possible.

Our Journey

The desire to create The Vanguard was born from its founder who was an extensive business traveller visiting up to 15 international locations per year. The experience was gruelling and highlighted particular pain points with conventional luxury hotels. For example, for a family going on holiday, the idea of being cooped up in a single hotel room goes against everything a holiday should be: relaxing, comfortable, delightful and spacious. But to have all of these things would mean renting an apartment which then lacks hotel luxuries such as freshly made linen, room service and continental breakfasts. At The Vanguard, we believe there’s the potential to achieve a balance between the two. Our aim is to offer a selection of luxury rooms and suites that allow the typical hotel guest or visiting family to enjoy a more luxurious experience.

Instant Reservation

Rooms can be instantly booked using our online reservation and payment systems. Booking your stay at The Vanguard couldn’t be easier.

24hr Check-In / Check-Out

There’s nothing worse than having to wait to check-in or check-out. Our self service process allows 24hr check-in and check-out giving guests greater flexibility.

Restaurant & Room Service

COMING SOON: Our gourmet chef is on standby to cook up a delightful dish which can be eaten in the restaurant or delivered directly to your room. We can even cater to no/low carb diets.

Beautiful rooms

Beautiful elegant rooms. All en-suites are refreshed each year to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

At your service

Forgot to request for more pillows to be brought to your room? We offer guests remote concierge so if you have any issues you can call or text for an on-site member of the residence to attend to your needs.