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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A super-cool stay at a newly redesigned, five-star in London's Theater District, with breakfast included

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

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.

Amenities

– Complimentary GymBox access- Deluxe shower with Malin+Goetz amenities- Flat-screen HDTV- Down duvet and pillows- Wi-Fi

Dining

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

St Martins Lane
45 St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4HX United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2967 Reviews
AMAZING ROOMS
Reviewed 13 hours ago

I booked here a suite. Was in town for work. Room service was amazing, rooms just perfect, perfect location. Bathrooms are very big and that's what u need after a long working day. Book it now and enjoy it!

My New Favorite Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

I am a frequent traveler so I tend to be quite picky about my
accomodations. When in a city even more so. St Martins Lane
London exceeded all my expectations. The rooms, the people
that work there , the Location Location Location, the food.
You can’t stay anywhere better. But they did go one better
with their concierge service, led by the fantastic
Michael Fitzgerald. He goes so far above and beyond he
is off the scale!

Des R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was at an AGM meeting Friday 15th June and the service was excellent along with the Hot & Cold Buffet which was served at our tables in the Restaurant. The staff were superbt and well trained. Nothing was too much trouble when asked.

Marvellous service
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed for a long weekend at the hotel with our disabled mother.
As always their service was great and very friendly.
At the airport we found out the rollator was still at the hotel, but thanls to Ricardo and rest of the staff it was delivered just before our glight left!!

GREAT STAY
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was staying there for just a night in June! Was really really great. From the start at the reception to the end at the check was nice. Everyone was nice and helpful.
the drinks at the Blind Sport were delicious.
For sure, I will just the St. Martins's Lane Hotel for my next stay!