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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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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Excellent afternoon tea lots of food and unlimited tea in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The waitress Michelle was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. A great value nice central location for afternoon tea.
It was my husband’s 40th birthday so we were spending the weekend in London. The St. Martins Lane Hotel was 10/10 no actually 11/10. From the moment we entered the reception we were made to feel special. The staff we encountered all went above and beyond to make our stay special. We explored The Blind Spot which was excellent too.( thank you for the birthday cake and champagne) Our room was beautiful and the attention to detail and thoughtfulness is second to none. An umbrella to borrow, toiletries for anything you had forgotten. Breakfast was a revelation. I seriously cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We will definitely return.
Spent a week in this hotel for business. The staff were 10/10 professional - at the front desk, concierge, restaurant, bar and also the backroom where we spent most of the day at meetings. They have a very cool interior and don’t forget to stop by the “speakeasy” type bar, where you get to at the pull of a golden hand :) unfortunately I didn’t get time to try the Gym Box which is included in the rate. Also, obviously the location is amazing: Covent Garden and Leicester Sq a coin toss away. Thank you!