Guest Houses in York range from rooms in privately owned domestic homes to full business-run guesthouses and chains. Most guest houses will offer bed and breakfast facilities as a minimum, often with the option of evening meals upon request. Those guest houses closer to the city centre are likely to be a little more costly per stay as you are paying to be closer to the city facilities. However, this could turn out to be a cost-saver in the long run as many of these accommodations offer their own parking, so you can leave your car behind and enjoy a leisurely walk to the sights and sounds of the city, with no concerns about city parking fees and time limits! Similarly, guest houses alongside the river will command a slightly higher cost to reflect the view, tranquillity of a riverside retreat and ease to key parts of the city. Many local guesthouses appreciate the need for family rooms and it is possible to have several options to choose from if you book early. Dog –friendly guest houses are available within the city, usually with a small additional cost for well-behaved pets.