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.
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Was ok don’t think they deserve 5 stars as a hotel or as per my review. Services published as a 5 star hotel non existent, called hotel before arrival 3 times to request for a hairdresser service that is published. On arrival to be told I tried to contact you with no missed calls on my phone , we were going for an event in the end had to find it ourselves and book nearby so we can get ready for event
No vegetarian option on the menu nor did the chef offer to make anything, Michelin star what a disappointment,menu not well balanced either flooded with seafood , hello London is not seaside
In the end had some salad and chips correction Michelin Caesar salad and chips
Service charge is discretionary but they already charge it on the bill don’t know where the discretionary part comes in
Won’t be returning
Staff polite but not helpful as end service is not delivered
This must be my 50th time at the hotel, it has fabulous staff whom we know by name, fabulous location, lovely rooms with great beds and a lovely bar. I recommend this hotel to all my friends and they all love it and make return visits
My mom and I recently returned from a week's stay at St. James' Hotel. The location of this hotel was perfect - walkable to Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, St. James' Park, Trafalgar Square, the Westminster Area, and Hyde Park.
The hotel is small upon entry - more of a boutique hotel. Our room was very nice and very quiet. We never had any noise issues during our stay. The housekeeping staff was very prompt as well and usually had our room cleaned and ready to go while we were at breakfast.
What made the hotel stand out to us was the service - the front desk day managers, the daytime concierge, and our friends at the hotel entry were all extremely kind, professional, and willing to go the extra length to help us. Once, the concierge even showed us his "secret passageway" to Green Park and the front doorman even helped us carry our luggage several blocks to get a taxi when there was an accident blocking the hotel street.
Would recommend this hotel for a London getaway.
We love this hotel's position, its comfortable beds and elegant decor, and have used it twice. Unfortunately, this time we had a few complaints: the bathroom was not up to scratch (leaking taps and a shower that wet the floor) and there were some minor problems with housekeeping and room service.It didn't spoil our stay but one expects more from an establishment of this caliber.
As we were in a hurry. We didn't have time to go over our bill. Apparently we were booked through the 1st of October. We needed to check out on the 1st. When I called this reservation in personally, I was very explicit with my dates. The front desk called someone who told them "NO" and that we were scheduled to check out on the 2nd. Without my knowing we actually had to pay for a night we did not or needed to use.Also, we were unaware that we were to be charged for maid service everyday and the charges we not explained to us and were not consistent on a daily basis.