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  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Number Sixteen is in the heart of London, walking distance from Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Imperial College London and Royal Albert Hall.


Make yourself at home in one of the 41 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare (surcharge) and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Number Sixteen
16 Sumner Place
London, SW7 3EG United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 505 Reviews
Firmdale Group
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at this hotel as we have previously stayed at others in the group and like their relaxed and comfortable vibe. We were very disappointed on seeing our selected room which was a basement room which was overlooked by the restaurant no privacy unless you kept the blinds closed We were then offered a room on the first floor as an upgrade which cost £30 per night as it was a much brighter room we were happy to pay. The hotel has a relaxed and comfortable vibe, the location is excellent for all the local museums, but somehow it didn’t meet the standards and expectations of other hotels in the group.

Beautiful and delicious afternoon tea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had a delicious afternoon tea at number sixteen. A superb service, excellent teas and sandwiches. Probably one of the cheapest I have ever done but as good as the others. I especially loved the china it was so pretty. because it was winter we were sitting inside overlooking the garden and I definitely want to come back during summertime.
Highly recommend it!

Beautiful hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

I’ve stayed in many Firmdale hotels and have never had a bad experience. For me, they’re all about the beautiful decor and Number Sixteen is no exception.

I had a room on the 3rd floor, which is only accessible by quite a steep staircase (but can get to the second floor by lift). I’m not the most agile, but it was fine - particularly as the staff took care of getting my suitcase in and out.

The room was beautifully decorated in typical Firmdale style. It was compact, but perfectly adequate. The bathroom was tiny, but completely functional - so not a problem at all - indeed, it’s quite impressive how they’ve made the small space work.

Continental breakfast was included and the buffet was beautiful and very expansive.

I love sitting in Firmdale drawing rooms and libraries. Both rooms were beautiful and the service great. My only disappointment was that the library was not very peaceful because staff were using a little room off to the side to make coffees/drinks with door open - not a big deal, but not the level I’m used to at Firmdale.

Reception staff were fantastic. Location is perfect. Highly recommended.

Yes, it's GREAT!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Two years ago we wrote on TripA that with Number Sixteen (and after some dire experiences elsewhere in London) we’d FINALLY found our London Home-from-Home. We haven’t stayed - or wanted to stay - anywhere else in London since.

Our whole family, from 4 to 76 years old, have just spent Christmas @ Number Sixteen - a VERY Happy Christmas indeed including our young Luca’s special Christmas Tree in his room!

Everything about Number Sixteen is every bit as GREAT as [almost!] everyone below says but, in reality, Number Sixteen is even nicer.

So two years on, it’s again 10-out-of-10 from us for Everything …. except the Staff. ALL the Staff get 11-out-of-10. And the Management & Owners, who make it all happen, they get 12. Thank You.

Lovely, Beautiful and SO Friendly!
Reviewed 2 months ago

When you have a whirlwind 24 hour trip to a city you have never been to before it is imperative you have an excellent hotel. Number Sixteen was just that and so much more. Conveniently located near the South Kensington tube stop, this gem of a hotel is nestled in a quaint and charming neighborhood. The staff was amazing and so helpful. I apologize to all that I didn't get your names as I was incredibly jet lagged! We were taken on a personal tour of the premises, we were offered a wonderful cup of coffee while we waited for our room. The Honesty Bar proved to be a wonderful feature for our night cap! The hotel is elegant, but warm and cozy. The rooms are outstanding, clean, and beautiful. The bathrooms are wonderful and the toiletries are fabulous! I could not recommend this hotel enough, go and enjoy yourselves, we look forward to returning and spending some more time with our new friends at Number Sixteen!