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
An amazing hotel where every room is different. It ooze's opulence and has to be one of the best places I have ever been for a romantic weekend.
Local to some of the most famous places in London, Having Ronnie Scott's Jazz bar almost opposite, it is rare that you wont see someone of notoriety wandering around.
This is a very charming hotel and its like walking into someone's home. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Its location, right in the centre of Soho, is excellent for China Town, Covent Garden and the West End but unfortunately it is very noisy at night as people tend to spill out of the restaurants and bars onto the pavements. We were at the back of the hotel and could still hear people enjoying themselves at 5.00 a.m. so not the best nights sleep. However, our room was very comfortable and we had a lovely large bathroom with walk in shower and freestanding bath. The toilet was exactly the same style as one you would have had in a Georgian house which was interesting and wasn't entirely comfortable! The lighting in the bathroom wasn't brilliant and it would have been useful to have had a small mirror to the side of the vanity for makeup etc. Breakfast is served in your room which was delicious and the portion sizes are very generous. We went for the yoghurt and fruit and the pastries. There is also a very cosy lounge and honesty bar where you can sit in the evenings.
From the warm tea in the sitting room we were offered upon checking in to the delicious bacon sandwich for breakfast in bed, the Hazlitt is full of unique and interesting experiences. This hotel is delightfully not modern, and is suited for romantics and old souls in search of authenticity. Service was great and the Hazlitt room on the top floor was spacious and comfortable.
Excellent place to stay for a couple of days in central London. Perfect location, charming and really comfortable rooms. Ask for a room on back side if you want it totally quiet. Friendly staff with high class service. Delicious breakfast served in your room. We would have liked some ham and cheese to our wonderful breakfast tray, if we can complain about something. This is a place to love, we will be happy to return on our next London trip!
It is quirky here, but also magical. It feels like a comfortable home, but there are lots of stairs. There is no shower curtain, so the floor will be wet and the shower drafty. I stayed in a small room that had no bathroom door. If you need a door, be sure to ask when reserving your room. There was no towel rack, so you will have to hang the wet towels over the dry, if you want to reuse them. In my room there was no place for toiletries, so you have to leave the warm water to cross room/tub to a small ledge shelf, dripping water over the dry towels and floor to reach them. Putting them in the tub did not work- they floated away. There was plenty of room for a wall shelf and for a soap rack = easy fix! There is a great shower head, best ever in a hotel. Very dim lighting, impossible for contacts or makeup, could not see well enough to shave in shower. The breakfast was great. We try to recreate it at home. On 3rd floor there was a lot of cigarette smoke, not sure how it was getting in unless someone was smoking in their room? There was no full length mirror and no place to hang a wet jacket or umbrella away from your dry, clean clothes. Despite these nit picky complaints, the place is wonderful in a way that is hard to describe. It feels like a real escape. A perfect place for a wedding anniversary or honeymoon. It is impossible to regret staying here. I will stay again & I will curse the drafty shower again and I will still love this place.