St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
What We Love
- Vintage cocktails at the Booking Office Bar
- Proximity to Kings Cross Station, a hub of public transport in London
- The tiled subterranean pool — a rarity in a London hotel
- Private dining at the chefs' table in the Gilbert Scott available by appointment
What To Know
- Chambers Rooms include access to the Chambers Club for breakfast, snacks, and more
- Barlow Rooms are in the new wing of the hotel and lack the high ceilings and historic details of Chambers Club Rooms
- Appointments are required at the St. Pancras Spa
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
London’s other historic hotels pale in comparison to the restored St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. With 245 rooms, including 38 suites, the St. Pancras is the newest offering to the Kings Cross neighborhood and the only five-star hotel linked to the immensely convenient St. Pancras International train station. Beyond all the leisure activities and services, the in-house spa and men’s barber shop, the hotel doubles as a historical tour destination and portal into London’s architecture and history.
In the Area
You’ll be centrally located in London, steps from British Library and minutes from Cartwright Gardens as well as King’s College London and the London Zoo. If you want to get out of the central London bubble, hop on a Santander bike from one of the many bike stations and drop it back at another stand in the city. You can spend a day exploring the famous Camden market in North London, then catch a performance at the unique arts space at the Roundhouse Theatre. Since much of the development for the 2012 Olympics has been concentrated in London’s East End, that borough has become one of the most transformed areas of the city. Join the city’s cool kids with a picnic in Victoria Park or London Fields, or hunt for vintage finds on Brick Lane.
How to Get There
Christmas overnight in London - really looking forward to trying this place - hugely underwhelmed. Nothing desperately wrong with the room but just ok which is not good enough for nearly £400 per night. No heating in the bathroom and staff couldn’t understand my query !- room round the side of hotel with a street view. Was offered by email an upgrade for a Eurostar terminal view room - but them this wasn’t available on check in. Reception staff all seemed to have ‘in training’ badges and couldn’t hear over the noise / bustle of the lobby. Would advise anyone to try The Ned or The Great Northern. Really disappointed.
Great hotel in a wonderful location. Outstanding service, lovely breakfast, and nice amenities. Clean and proper rooms. Water was hot so quickly it was almost dangerous.Staff was wonderful. Nice vibe and very convenient.
This was our third trip staying at "The St. Pancras". Our joy in staying hasn't dimmed with time. The "Lovely Lady" shares her secret passages, and lovely stairways. Our rooms couldn't have been better. The "Elite Lounge" was a bit crowded always with next to no seating but that is sort of expected in such a busy lovely area. We took the children down the street to the park which they thoroughly enjoyed and walked about 3/4 of a mile to the British Postal Museum. The museum doesn't sound like much but is well worth going to. The children and I rode a mini-train through the underground tunnels that were once used to deliver the mail throughout greater London to the varying post offices. Big Fun!
I've stayed here a few times both for work and pleasure. Most recently we were there for a week - part work, part for a birthday. With lots of coming and going to the room - deliveries, orders etc, the hotel staff was solid - super friendly, helpful and always attentive. We had a junior suite on this stay in November while in the past I've stayed in a standard double room. The old part of the hotel is a dramatic space but with comfortable, modern furniture and bathrooms.
The dining room is great for breakfast and there is access to a further 'club' room for early check in if you are booked into certain rooms. Great service, look forward to returning for another work trip soon.
Pluses: transit-friendly location, stunning original architecture, warm and gracious greeting, genuine front desk staff, thoughtful check-in amenities, jaw-dropping suites in the Chambers wing, and finally experiencing the Chambers Club led me to seriously consider canceling the rest of my day's schedule.
I've returned to the property three times for a total of four visits. Two of those were with English friends from out of town who also validated my view of the staff and property.
I was so taken on my last visit that I popped down to the shops in the rail promenade and picked up a cake and flowers for the staff. I've never done something like that before in my twenty years of business travel, but that's how taken I am with the staff and service at St. Pancras Renaissance.