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Jun 4th, 2016, 01:56 AM
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I advise again, do some digging on google B&B by B&B, you may get lucky

The OP's DH needs it for medical reasons, not for us to judge

London is always warmer than the rest of the UK by at 2 - 3 Centigrade on average (big city, in warm area)

Yorkshire is famously cool. I remember the last heat wave, 1986.

I get hayfever so recognise that opening the window is not always a solution.

OP good luck.
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Jul 1st, 2016, 02:26 PM
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OP back here! You didn't scare me off. I've just been so busy at work that I haven't gotten back to finishing our trip plans, but am working on them right now as we're leaving in about 3 weeks.

BTW, I'm not from Texas (but yes, "DFW" does often refer to Dalles-Fort Worth)..but you're right, I am American -- but, honestly, not one of the arrogant ones!!

I may be back later this weekend with more questions.
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Jul 2nd, 2016, 09:15 AM
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The way this summer is going you might want to ask for a hotel that will have its heat on.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 07:40 AM
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OP back!

I've been doing a lot of looking on TripAdvisor, Google searches, etc., and as you all said....very few options with air conditioning. I think I've narrowed it to

1. Holiday Inn Darlington/A1 Scotch Corner
2. Premier Inn Catterick Garrison Inn
3. ?Garsdale B&B Sedbergh (although waiting to hear availability and confirmation of A/C that was indicated by TripAdvisor)
4. ?Angel Hotel Whitby (has availability, but waiting to hear confirmation of A/C that was indicated by TripAdvisor)

I'm skeptical that #3 and #4 actually have air cond in the rooms. (And, for #4, I'm not sure I want to be on the coast. We would be looking to get into the Moors from there, and it seems like a congested town if we're not really going there for its location?)

So, it seems that #1 or #2 are the most realistic. Any input? I'm hoping that we can use either as a base for exploring the Dales, and hopefully find smaller towns nearby for dinner, etc.

Thanks

P.S. - Staying 2 nights for in York at Hotel Indigo first, and then doing one of the options above for 3 nights.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 08:01 AM
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Neither is perfect but w/ your criteria I'd maybe choose the Premier Inn simply because it is slightly nearer where you want to tour. But is is a garrison town - like staying in Ft Bragg NC.

Have you actually considered staying all 4 nights in York? It is farther from the northern Dales but is closer to the southern Dales.

If it was me - I'd look in Harrogate -- I know there is a Premier Inn and a Holiday Inn there and it would be much nicer than your two choices.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 08:04 AM
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Garsdale B&B's own website says it is air-conditioned. A hotel's own website should be more accurate than Tripadvisor, you might want to look at it. Each room description includes air-conditioning. I guess you can ask if that is accurate information or something, without accusing them of lying, I guess if you doubt it you could ask what type of air conditioning it is or something like that.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 08:08 AM
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Harrogate sounds like a good idea and TA lists three hotels with AC. Also, drinking and driving is a bad idea in the UK, so if you want wine with dinner you are better off in town with places you can walk to.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 08:12 AM
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The photo of one of the rooms at the Garsdale clearly shows an a/c unit on the ceiling.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 08:15 AM
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. . . I'd still probably consider Harrogate mostly because the modern hotels are purpose built w/ a/c -- not retrofitted units in a house.

Apparently 'real' a/c is vital due to health issues.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 09:13 AM
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1 and 2 are not horrid just not the sort of place most people would want to stay. Harrogate is a good idea.
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 09:22 AM
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I had originally ignored Harrogate because I thought it would be "too much" like staying in York, and not that much closer to hiking, etc. But.... I see that The West Park Hotel has good reviews and listed with air conditioning. It also sounds like it is better located for getting to dinner options (once we return back from a day in the Dales).

Am I on the right track? Could this be a good one?
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Jul 3rd, 2016, 09:48 AM
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>>Am I on the right track? <<

Absolutely. It would be a much better location. Harrogate is a destination itself so you will find lots of places to eat and will be much closer to some gorgeous parts of the Dales.
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Jul 6th, 2016, 05:59 PM
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I booked us for 3 nights at the West Park Hotel in Harrogate. It looks like a lovely hotel (with a/c), with plenty of dining options nearby, and not too far from the Yorkshire Dales for 2 full-day trips. We will rent a car in Harrogate on the 2nd morning (rental agency within walking distance of hotel....doesn't get much better than that) and keep it for 2 days. Then we will take the train to our next destination.

I think this is really going to work well! I feel like it's the right balance of charming - air conditioning - close to Dales or Moors - not too much driving.

Thanks for all the input.
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Jul 6th, 2016, 11:17 PM
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Harrogate; if it rains you can always have tea at Bettys.
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Jul 7th, 2016, 12:45 AM
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Or lunch or dinner at the Drum & Monkey-or even lunch and dinner. Lovely fish restaurant.
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