What We Love
- Museum-worthy collection of period furniture and antiques
- Killer location on Soho's Frith Street
- Cozy honesty bar with an impressive selection of wines
- Just 30 rooms, all different and charming in their own way
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What To Know
- Some of the street-facing rooms can be a little noisy, but this is Soho
- Strong literary connections: Several authors have left copies of their books (many of them first editions) in the library
- The history of the building and former residents is displayed in the rooms — it’s fascinating
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Named for the late, great English essayist William Hazlitt, this characterful boutique occupies three 18th-century townhouses on Soho’s lively Frith Street. The homey interiors are stuffed with period features and curios, including bookshelves containing works from the hotel’s literary guests, overstuffed sofas, a huge fireplace, enormous Georgian sash windows dressed with heavy curtains, a glitzy chandelier and a wonderful ginger house cat.
Bed & Bath
The 30 guestrooms are all different and charming in their own way; some come with four-poster beds and bathrooms with rolltop bathtubs (in some cases just showers), REN toiletries and thronelike carved wooden toilets called thunderboxes. Mod cons are discreetly tucked away (the TV is hidden behind wood-paneled doors). There are jacquard blinds, beautifully upholstered curtains, hurricane lamps and daybeds. For the best room in the house, check into the Duke of Monmouth Suite, which has a working fireplace, a rooftop garden terrace and a huge marble bathtub.
There’s no restaurant, but the hotel offers 24-hour room service, and Soho’s finest restaurants are on the doorstep. For a cozy evening in, the honesty bar is a teeny terra-cotta-colored room with book-lined walls, well-worn rugs, a jacquard sofa and a small but impeccable selection of wines. Next door in the “Wardrobe” you can hole up with a good book and pretend you live in a palatial Georgian mansion — or just use it as a meeting space.
In the Area
Soho’s culinary hot spots are on the doorstep, from the hip Italian trattoria Bocca di Lupo to the English-Russian fusion restaurant Bob Bob Ricard, where the booths are equipped with champagne buzzers. For potent pisco sours head to Ceviche. On the entertainment front, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is across the street, and the West End’s theaters are around the corner.
How to Get There
Exceeded my (high) expectations for a small, historic, and charming hotel! I loved my cozy room, enjoyed every one of my interactions with the staff, and the resident cat, Godfrey, was the icing on the cake. An ideal location from which to explore London, assuming you want to leave the hotel.
Whatever else you do, be sure to order breakfast.
I was privileged to discover this hotel by chance, and it is by far the best experience I’ve had so far.
The team is absolutely remarkable, kind, caring and going out of their way to make the guests feel comfortable.
Hazlitts has stolen my heart somewhat but I shall try to give a fair and honest review; If you like themed hotels, old hotels, a little bit different hotels this is your pick in the heart of Soho. From here you can walk to all the mayor sites, take the tube or grab a santander bike . The photoś of Hazlitts show you the hotel just as it is. Small, cosy and basically a museum. Whichever room you get all are stunning and comfortable. The beds are good( as are all beds in the UK) and allthough the shower in our room looked a bit crooked it absolutely beat the natural rain shower in Bali so I guess that says it all. The library downstairs is a nice spot to relax and grab a drink from the fridge. We did not have breakfast in our room because London has so many breakfast options out. This charming place is not for the disabled or someone who could have trouble with climbing stairs. It is possible to stay on the ground floor! just book ahead and contact the hotel.
One other thing is if you stay in a room on the streetside, the bar across the street closes at 01.00 am and on weekends at maybe 02.00. The first night I did have some trouble with the noise, the second night I had bought earplugs at Boots and had no issues at all. Usually sound proof glass would suffice but Hazlitts has normal windows.
Staff was very welcoming and friendly and will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Hazitts is by far my favorite place to stay in London. Can wait to see which room I get next time I stay. Yay!
An amazing hotel. We stayed here for our wedding and they made us feel so special. We can’t thank them enough. The rooms are beautifully done, with so much romance, character and charm, and the staff are very welcoming and attentive. I need to find another excuse to go back!
Very ornate rooms with restored original furnishings. But keep in mind that also leads to minor oddities like floors that are not level, an old tub with a hand-held sprayer but no easy way to shower. That all aside as minor things to adapt to, this is a very wonderful place to stay overnight. The staff was outstanding and at the desk 24 hours.