• What is the best hotel in London?
• What is the best luxury hotel in London?
• What is the best boutique hotel in London?
• What is the best hotel for families in London?
• What is the best area to stay in London?
Reader Reviews: What is the best hotel in London?
Trafalgar St James London – Great lifestyle hotel with amazing views from the rooftop with some fantastic scenes over London.
I have stayed at most of the well-known five-star hotels in London, but The Corinthia remains my firm favourite. Situated ideally near the Thames and Trafalgar Square it has stunningly beautiful lobby areas, its own florist and an outside area with fireplace. The rooms are smart and elegant and some have Juliette balconies that you can stand on (ask for a courtyard room) with a bath next to a shuttered- window that you can open. The monsoon showers are fabulous with gorgeous ESPA toiletries. The ESPA spa is four floors of glamour, with the changing rooms almost spas themselves with heated stone beds and sleeping pods. The thermal floor has the usual jacuzzi / steam /sauna plus a swimming pool, monsoon showers, and dreamy white leather lounging beds. I have stayed a number of times at the Corinthia and the service is impeccable – I can’t recommend it enough.
I recently stayed at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt on 68-86 Cromwell Road in Kensington. I picked it because it is inexpensive, close to an underground station stop on the Picadilly line that I took from and to Heathrow Airport, and located in a good neighborhood (important for solo women travelers). A bonus was that it was close to museums (the Museum of Natural History and the Victoria and Albert Museum are a short 5 minute walk; Kensington Palace is about 15 minutes away) and has a nice inexpensive restaurants.
The H Club is a private members club with tv studio, art gallery, and other tech areas but has 15 rooms available for guests. You have private access to the floor where the hotel rooms are. There are 2 clubs, and a bar and restaurant you can visit. We stayed in a medium room and it was huge. A cart comes around in the evening for a complimentary cocktail. Someone drops by with chocolates and pulls the curtains for you. It’s in Covent Garden near a tube station. I would highly recommend to those looking for a boutique hotel with a creative twist.
The Nadler Hotel in Soho – This is a fantastic boutique hotel in the trendy Soho section of London. It’s close to West End theaters, shopping, awesome restaurants and great nightlife. The Tube is also a short walk away for easy transportation to all things London. We also liked this area because it’s in an LGBTQ area. Also noteworthy is the great email correspondence I had with the front desk regarding our stay at the hotel. Highly recommended!
The Haymarket Hotel is fantastic.
In London we love The Churchill for its classic styling, great service and amazing outdoor dining area. In Paris, Hotel du Louvre cannot be beat for location and luxury service.
My favorite hotel is Hyatt Churchill in Marylebone. It is a great location near Oxford Street and Hyde Park. It has gotten a lot more expensive to stay there though.
Radisson Blue Edwardian is my favorite boutique hotel in London. Quirky decor. Friendly staff. Close to fun stuff to do. Close to small yummy eateries and fun shopping. And a bit of theater close by. And it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Maybe just an arm.
We LOVED Covent Garden Hotel which is one of several hotels in London owned by the Firmdale Hotel Group. Depending on which area you prefer to stay in London I would definitely suggest staying at one of their hotels. The service was top notch and very friendly, the breakfast was phenomenal and our room was absolutely gorgeous.