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
Hazlitts hotel is outstanding. Entry to the building is by buzzer at the front door.It is a very private hotel and caters for those who enjoy a spot of luxury. The accomodation is fabulous with an olde worlde charm. The beds are generous and the bathrooms are equipped with amazing showers and bathtub. The service is superb and the staff are always willing to accomodate. This is now my second stay at this marvelous hotel, I stayed in the Duke of Monmouth Suite on this occasion and I shall definitely be returning in the future. Fantastic location just off Soho Square and an undeniably perfect bolt-hole for when you're visiting London
I absolutely loved this place! Its breathtakingly perfect down to the victorian plumbing fixtures. The decor is real antiques. They did very creative things with victorian plumbing to update it for function, but to retain is pitch perfect style. Yes, some things are wonky, but they are very old. Its my new happy place. I booked it directly through their website for the same price.
I only got to stay for the 1 night as a surprise gift from an old friend. Hazlitt's is not to everyone's taste, It's small luxury hotel with the with the service to match.
We stayed in a Junior suite that was exquisitely decorated and had the softies bed i have ever slept in. Hazlitt's has a house cat called Sir Godfrey and Carl the duty manager says that the cat insists on being called by his full name or he will refuse to acknowledge you.
We did have a problem with the fire alarm going off in the middle of the night which made us jump and to be honest I fell back to sleep.The next morning when my friend was checking out of the hotel and the duty manager was already explaining to someone why alarm went off when the guest he was trying to apologies to become extremely aggressive towards him, Carl dealt with him with such professionalism that the the situation ended with the man saying that he was very sorry to Carl. The hotel is in the very centre of the west end and has some good restaurants nearby.
The hotel has no lift.