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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
For the type, price and self-positioning of the hotel I expect more.
Yes, location is great, breakfast is adequate, staff is helpful and engaged but be aware rooms on the backside (e.g. 511) are very noisy till around 11pm due to a kitchen ventilation system - no go!!
In addition there were some temporary hick ups today, e.g. the rooms I received the keys were not empty - because the system was updated; yes, it is temporary but should not happen.
I want to truly thank the St James Team for a wonderful stay!
In addition to my business trip, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary.
After a casual mention upon check-in, we returned to the room after dinner and to our surprise it was romantically decorated, without even requesting it!
I really love this place. The front desk, housekeeping, room service, and concierge are all first class.
A true gem.
A home away from home. The staff are lovely and I felt very welcome and taken care off. It’s a little gem in London. I’m thrilled to join the club and return in the future. Well worth a stay and a wonderful location.