St Martins Lane
What We Love
- An iconic five-star hotel designed by Philippe Starck, newly redesigned and including breakfastThe incredible location in the heart of London's West End, steps from Leicester Square and Covent Garden
- The hotel's unique design, which means there's a surprise around every corner
- Interactive light displays in every bedroom, allowing you to set the tone to match your mood
What To Know
- St Martins Lane isn’t for shrinking violets —young couples and trendy business types will love the beats in the lobby and the Light Bar
- There isn’t a spa on-site, but guests have access to Agua Spa at sister hotel the Sanderson, a few blocks away
- WiFi costs $16 per day
- The nearest underground station is Leicester Square, on the Piccadilly and Northern lines
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
From the moment you pass through the towering, luminescent yellow revolving doors (the tallest in London, in fact), it should be apparent that it was the unique vision of iconic designer Philippe Starck that transformed this 1960s block into a stylish wonderland of a hotel. Occupying a dazzling location at the hub of Covent Garden, West End theaters and Trafalgar Square, the five-star St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring reinvention of the urban resort.
The hotel is fresh from a huge redesign, and the new-and-improved iteration features a play on Starck’s original concept. Individual style permeates the whole building, from the neon-lit lobby to the moody Blind Spot bar. All this is rounded off by delicious signature cocktails and one of the most adventurous fusion restaurants in London, Asia de Cuba. A soothing resuite from the frenetic buzz of the public areas, the revamped bedrooms, updated by designer Tim Andreas, are the ultimate marriage of warm-meets-minimalist.
Pared back, playful décor defines the rooms, with stark-white walls, neutral accents, elegant furnishings and a newly designed light installation that allows you to choose between a range of colors. Floor-to-ceiling windows let natural light flood in. Rooms have been completely updated by Tim Andreas and have a fresh, homey feel to them without losing Starck’s original minimalist aesthetic.
– Complimentary GymBox access- Deluxe shower with Malin+Goetz amenities- Flat-screen HDTV- Down duvet and pillows- Wi-Fi
Asia de Cuba is overseen by Cuban-born executive concept chef Luis Pous, who combines elements of Asian and Cuban cuisine, served sharing-style in a high-energy space. Housed in a beautifully designed restaurant, it boasts an innovative menu matched in its surroundings by a dramatic series of soaring art columns. The modern and comfy Den makes a great setting for light snacks, tea or champagne.
Blind Spot is an innovative cross-cultural blend of tea time and happy hour. With a hidden entrance, guests find themselves sneaking behind the lobby’s tea counter into a golden-hued cocktail sanctuary. Master mixologist Andrew Loudon serves up an interesting menu that combines modern British elegance with an Asian flavor. Signature cocktails are inspired by flavors of the ancient tea trade and sweet and savory snacks.
This extraordinary hotel has a location to match. On St. Martin’s Lane, you’re right in the center of the West End, with the theaters of Leicester Square practically on your doorstep, the shops of Covent Garden and Oxford Street only a short walk away and the cultural delights of the South Bank just across the river. You’re also across the road from Leicester Square Tube Station, so whenever you want to explore other areas, just hop on a tube and go.
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Stayed here for the first time on Monday 10th December and I loved every moment of my stay.
The hotel has a great central location.
The design and decor throughout is stunning and very clean.
My room was on the 5th floor and extremely quiet.
All the staff are very kind and helpful.
I will definitely return - hopefully very soon.
Stayed here for a second time and it was just as good. Staff are there just when you want them and always help to help. Rooms are very comfortable and quite, when you need it. Breakfast well worth while, ensure you have that included in your deal.
Everything here is wonderful! The staff, including front desk, concierge, bar are friendly and helpful. The rooms are large, comfortable, and quiet. The location couldn't be better! Close to theater, Trafalgar Square, Museums, Covent Garden!.
This place is incredible! me and my boyfriend stayed here for our birthday celebrations and i am so glad we did. The staff are amazing and can't do enough for you even with our short one night stay, rooms are lovely and the bed is sooo comfortable, the hotel interior in general is amazing! - Great location for shopping/meals/drinks, definitely worthy of its 5 star rating!
Already looking to come back shortly!!
Been here last summer for a business trip.
Beautiful Hotel, superb service, staff polite and professional.
The bar was the best part, drinks served perfectly always with a beautiful and polite smile.
Shame I didn't book the same hotel on the next trip.