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Hotels in London

St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel at St. Pancras

In UK, there are no official bodies to rate hotels. The accepted bodies for rating are the AA (RAC too, in the past) and the English Tourist Board. The ETB have recently changed their criteria to match that of the AA to provide consistency. Many hotels are self rated. The following is a list of five-star hotels in London.

Hotel Location Rooms Notes
22 Jermyn Street St. James”s 22 townhouse hotel; owned by Togna family since 1915
41 Hotel Westminster 20 boutique hotel
45 Park Lane Mayfair 46 Sister hotel to The Dorchester due to open in 2011
Andaz Liverpool Street City of London 267 Victorian railway hotel built as Great Eastern Hotel; reopened 2000
The Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments Mayfair 123 modern
Baglioni Hotel South Kensington 67 occupies a group of Victorian houses
The Bentley London South Kensington 64 occupies Victorian buildings
The Berkeley Belgravia 214 modern building; opened 1972. Roof top pool.
Blakes Hotel South Kensington 51 occupies a group of Victorian houses
Brown”s Hotel Mayfair 117 occupies eleven townhouses
Capital Hotel Knightsbridge 49 modern
Carlton Tower Hotel Knightsbridge 220 modern
Chancery Court Hotel Holborn 356 opened in the 1990s in a grand 1914 office building
Charlotte Street Hotel Fitzrovia 52  
Churchill Hotel Marylebone 445 modern
Claridge”s Mayfair 203 London”s most aristocratic hotel; founded 1812 and rebuilt 1898 Art Deco.
The Connaught Mayfair 121 traditional grand hotel
Courthouse Hotel Soho 116 occupies a classical former magistrates court
Covent Garden Hotel Covent Garden 58 English country house style
Dorchester Hotel Mayfair 238 opened 1931; art deco exterior and “Georgian country house” rooms
Draycott Hotel Chelsea 35 occupies three 1890s houses
Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf Canary Wharf 142 opened c. 2001
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Mayfair 220 built in 1970 as the Inn on the Park
Franklin Hotel Knightsbridge 50 opened 1992 in four Victorian houses; English country house style
Goring Hotel Victoria 74 built 1910; traditional English style
Grange City Hotel City of London 307 opened this century, near to Tower of London
Grange Holborn Hotel Holborn 200 opened in a new building in the late 1990s
Grange St Pauls Hotel St Pauls 433 opened in 2010
Grosvenor House Hotel Mayfair 494 built 1928; most rooms of any central London 5-star hotel
Halkin Hotel Belgravia 41 modern
Hempel Hotel Bayswater 40  
InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel Mayfair 447 modern
The Landmark London Marylebone Road 299 Victorian grand hotel; opened in 1899 as a railway hotel
Lanesborough Hotel Knightsbridge 95 grand hotel opened in 1991 in converted 19th century hospital.
Langham Hotel Marylebone 429 London”s largest hotel when it opened in 1865
Le Meridien Hotel Piccadilly Mayfair 266 traditional grand hotel
The London Hilton on Park Lane Mayfair 450 modern; London”s tallest hotel
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London Knightsbridge 200  
Marriott County Hall Hotel South Bank 200 occupies part of the neo-baroque London County Hall.
Marriott Grand Residence Mayfair 49 built 1926
Marriott London Grosvenor Square Mayfair 221 early 20th century neo-Georgian
Marriott London Park Lane Mayfair 157 built as apartments in 1919
Marriott West India Quay Canary Wharf 348 built 2004; 301 rooms and 47 apartments
The May Fair Mayfair 406 eclectic-luxury design
Millennium Hotel Mayfair Mayfair 348 early 20th century neo-Georgian
The Montcalm Hotel Great Cumberland Place 153 5 Star Hotel
One Aldwych The Strand 105 early 21st century interiors in an early 20th century neo-baroque office building
Park Lane Hotel (Sheraton) Mayfair 307 traditional grand hotel
Park Grand Hotel Paddington 157 4 Star Hotel
Plaza On The River Club And Residence Lambeth 66  
Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel Leicester Square 124 English country house style
Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel Heathrow 459 modern
Rafayel on the Left Bank Battersea 65 London”s first eco-friendly 5-star boutique hotel on the south side of the river next to London heliport;
Ritz Hotel St. James”s 133 opened 1906; French chateau style building; possibly the most famous hotel in the world and synonymous with Afternoon Tea.
Royal Garden Hotel Kensington 398 modern
Sanderson Hotel Fitzrovia 150 Ian Schrager minimalist hotel
San Domenico Hotel Chelsea 22 occupies some Victorian houses
Savoy Hotel The Strand 207 traditional grand hotel; opened 1889 – first in London with en suite bathroom to all rooms. Closed in December 2007 for £100 million refurbishment. Opening 2010.
Sheraton Park Tower Hotel Knightsbridge 181 modern
Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London Heathrow Heathrow 350 Modern Style
Sofitel St. James St. James”s 186 opened c.2000 in a grand classical former bank headquarters
Soho Hotel Soho 91  
Stafford Hotel St. James”s 80 English country house style
St Martins Lane Hotel Covent Garden 204 1990s Philippe Starck minimalism in a 1960s office block
St. Pancras Renaissance Kings Cross 245 The Former Midland Grand Hotel
Threadneedles City Boutique Hotel City of London 69 occupies a banking hall built in 1865
The Montcalm at Brewery London City City of London 235  
Trafalgar Hilton Trafalgar Square 129 opened 2001; contemporary building behind a retained facade
Waldorf Hilton near The Strand 303 grand hotel built in 1908;
Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour Chelsea 160 modern; overlooks the marina at Chelsea Harbour

Other notable hotels

  • One of the more unusual hotels was the Sunborn Yacht, a floating hotel by the Excel centre in East London and constructed specifically for that purpose (it had no engine). The yacht was sold to the Lagos government to be replaced with a larger yacht at the same berth.
  • The 3 star 1,630 bedroom Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury is the largest hotel in the United Kingdom by number of rooms, with 1,271.
  • The Hilton London Metropole in Paddington is the largest 4-star hotel in London and the United Kingdom. It has 1,058 bedrooms and extensive conference facilities.
  • The Russell Hotel in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, which dates from 1898, has one of the grandest exteriors of any London hotel, but it is rated 4-star.
  • The Guoman Tower Hotel (formerly Thistle) near Tower Bridge is one of the largest hotels in London with over 800 bedrooms, and is regarded by some as one of the ugliest and most insensitively located brutalist buildings in the city. However others find its location by St Katharine Docks and the Tower of London as quite relaxing and scenic.
  • In 2005, planning permission was granted for the creation of a new hotel at St Pancras railway station. This will incorporate parts of the former Midland Grand Hotel, probably the most spectacular hotel building ever constructed in London, which operated from 1873 to 1935.
  • The Regent Palace Hotel, which was located on the northern side of Piccadilly Circus, closed in December 2006. Notable as having been Europe”s largest hotel in terms of rooms numbers (1028) when it opened on May 16, 1915.
  • worlds largest floating hotel will arrive in London in 2012.

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