The Royal York Apartments are fully equipped apartments offering high quality accommodation, including room service combined with private one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. They are designed for stays of 2 or more nights and offer flexible accommodation for business trips or families. Each suite is decorated in boutique style with flatscreen TV and kitchenette with all facilities including full cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer. Most apartments have a rooftop terrace offering far reaching sea views or looking across the Old Steine towards the Royal Pavilion - the perfect place to enjoy a drink before dinner. Originally built in 1771 as houses, the building was converted into a hotel in 1819. Royal York was named after the Regent's brother, Frederick Duke of York, by royal permission, and was first opened to the public on September 27th 1819. Due to it's close proximity to London, the Royal York Hotel is ideal for commuters. As well as having Brighton train station within minutes walking distance, guests have easy access to London Gatwick Airport and various road networks.