St. James Hotel and Club Mayfair
What We Love
- Close to Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, the Royal Academy of Arts and the exclusive shops of Bond Street, Jermyn Street and the Burlington Arcade
- Michelin Starred dining at Seven Park Place by William Drabble
- Rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with cashmere upholstery, silk lined walls and luxe Hypnos mattresses
- Bespoke artwork throughout the hotel
What To Know
- It's a short walk to Green Park underground station
- A rare dose of peace and quiet in the busy city
- Free WiFi
- A five percent discretionary service charge will be added to your bill at checkout
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a posh enclave of Mayfair, between two of London’s Royal parks, St. James’s Hotel and Club is a discreet 60-room retreat in an elegant Victorian townhouse. Small and intimate enough to maintain a boutique feel, it also has the space to offer some of the best hotel rooms in the city. The emphasis here is on personal service and absolute finery, in no small part thanks to the renovation by Berlin design firm AMJ Design. The rooms are light, airy and spacious, and amid the ornate decor have all the gadgets you’d expect from a modern hotel, from flat-screen TVs to iPod docks and free WiFi. The mattresses are handmade by Hypnos and are reputedly the comfiest in the world, dressed with fine linens of umpteen thread count. Wallpapers in handmade silk complement the black lacquered furniture and Murano chandeliers. The sleek bathrooms are done in polished natural stone and chrome. Some of the Deluxe rooms have private balconies, while the larger Executive Rooms sit on the upper floors (several have four-poster beds, balconies and views of Park Place or the courtyard). Junior Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas. The on-site restaurant, Seven Park Place is helmed by William Drabble and picked up a Michelin Star less than a year after opening. The intimate dining room caters for just 26 covers and serves dishes influenced by classic French cuisine but made with British ingredients.
In the Area
Pop into Westminster Abbey, to see where Wills and Kate wed in 2011, or scale Westminster Cathedral’s tower to peer over London’s skyline at 210 feet. If the weather permits, rent a deck chair ($2 for an hour) in St James’s Park, the oldest of the capital’s eight royal parks, and shop for a picnic in the impressive food hall at iconic department store Fortnum & Mason. For a posh take on Britain’s national dish, the Indian curry, head to the Cinnamon Club, located in the old Westminster library. The area of St. James’s is home to White Cube, one of the world’s most important modern art galleries. Check it out and challenge your tastes and preconceptions.
How to Get There
The staff firstly as exceptional friendly and want to make you have a great experience. Only had breakfast In the hotel a couple of days as expensive and okay. Rooms small but not found many hotels in London that are not. Good location and only major comment would be they need to fix the air con. Would recommend overall.
My wife and I booked a room at this hotel and prepaid through Expedia weeks in advance. When my wife arrived to book in, she was advised they were overbooked and they had made an alternative reservation at a hotel 15 minutes away by taxi. My wife was unable to travel to the alternative hotel until I arrived an hour later. As we booked this hotel to be within walking distance of our dinner venue we weren’t too impressed. We asked for a refund but were told we had to accept the revised itinerary. No time to change and refresh ourselves and the taxis to and thro cost us over £50 (although they did at least pay for the first trip) and the inconvenience spoilt our night in London. No explanation was given but I suspect the hotel sold the room to the highest bidder.
We had asked for an early check-in as we had an engagement nearby and needed to change our outfits following our journey to London.Although our room was not immediately available,, the staff asked us to have a cup of tea in the bar area,and by the time we had drunk it our room was ready.Excellent service.Due to this we had time to have a relaxing gin and tonic before leaving for our appointment.Whilst contemplating which route to take,a member of staff asked us where we were going and when we were ready he escorted us through the hotel to a gate which he opened which led to a walkway to the area we were heading to.Again,excellent service.He told us the gate was always open so to return this way which we did.Probably saved us a good ten minutes in both directions.Our room was just as expected,everything beautifully clean and in its place.The location was perfect being within easy reach of a tube station as well as walking distance to St James Park,Buckingham Palace and theatres.A fabulous hotel with excellent staff and perfect service.We will definately return when next in the area.
Can't beat the location of this boutique hotel. A walk to many activities, including theatre, and a stone's throw from the tube, which gets you essentially anywhere in the city. Staff is courteous and helpful, always with a smile.
St James's Hotel & Club is a perfect hotel for its location - near Piccadilly, St. Jame's Park and Buckingham Palace. The rooms are well appointed and quiet. The restaurant and bar are excellent and the staff are very attentive. I highly recommend this hotel.