Conrad London St. James
What We Love
- The wine and beer glasses that come with the minibar
- It’s surprisingly quiet for such a bustling setting
- Sinking into a deep sofa in the Blue Boar Bar for a London-brewed pint of craft beer
- The 19th-century façade makes you feel like a part of local history
What To Know
- The gym is open 24 hours
- The delightfully comfy beds are Hypnos – British-made and even royalty approved
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a building that once held government offices, the Conrad has turned its six floors into a luxury hotel (though you’re still likely to spot Westminster denizens holding meetings in the lounge and bar). It stands apart from competitors with its provocative art collection; the proudly British menu at the Blue Boar restaurant, which boasts house-smoked Cornish mackerel and roast cod; and a concierge team that tailors their recommendations to each guest. Every room comes with a Nespresso machine and the large bathrooms all have separate tubs and walk-in showers. It’s really the hotel’s prime positioning that makes it such a good choice for visitors, though: on Westminster’s doorstep, it’s in the very heart of the city.
In the Area
The St. James’ Park tube station is just across the street from the hotel, making access to all the offerings of London as handy as can be. There’s plenty to see within a few minutes’ walk, though, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. If it’s your first time in London, you couldn’t do better. Finding non-touristy eating and drinking options nearby takes a bit of work, but The Cinnamon Club is a gem: the stunning lofty space is lined with books and serves gourmet, inventive Indian dishes that you’ll remember long after you’ve paid the check. An outpost from homegrown celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Italian, is also nearby.
How to Get There
We were very pleased with the location of this hotel. Not only is it right across the street from an Underground stop and so close to Big Ben, Parliament, St. James Park, and Buckingham Palace, but it feels so private and no crowds to fight. Every time we went back to the hotel we would breathe a sigh of relief. And then our relaxation would continue with the turn down service every night, great bar downstairs, and very comfy beds. The rooms were modern and very clean. The staff was attentive and professional. We would stay here again for sure!
Excellent hotel in the center of London. Staff is amazing and very capable.
The only thing that needs improvement is the housekeeping (or we weren’t lucky). It wasn’t easy communicating with the housekeeping staff, one bottle of soap for two persons, bedding was not changed...
Will definitely return.
We stayed at the Conrad last Friday evening as we were going to a show in the evening .
We would like to commend Paul James Sanchez the Senior Guest Relations Manager on how he helped make our stay run so smoothly .
He went out of his way to accommodate us and for this we are so grateful. He really does have the personal touch . What an asset to the company he is .
Many Thanks and looking forward to another visit in a couple of months ..
This hotel is centrally located without the hustle and noise. Great rooms, indulgent breakfast, and superior staff make this a must-stay location! I’ve stayed here four times and will definitely be back.
Was there on vacation for 3 days and got there around 11am, and they were really nice and accommodating. I even got an upgrade. The staff was really professional and went above and beyond to ensure that i was comfortable. Will definitely go back if I’m back in Londom!