The Hospital Club
What We Love
- Kicking back in sumptuous retro-chic rooms and admiring their cool 70s vibe
- The cocktail trolley that arrives outside your door each evening at turndown
- The spot-on Covent Garden location, around the corner from the Royal Opera House
What To Know
- Located between four tube stations and only a 5- to 10-minute walk from Leicester Square
- The hotel has its own social scene that gravitates towards the martini bar, lounge and restaurant
- There is an onsite cinema that shows movies nightly
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
The Hospital Club is not your average London hotel stay. Opened in 2004 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, this stylish private-members club is a hub where creative types can “Create. Connect. Collaborate.” It’s also a luxury boutique hotel, offering some of the coolest rooms in the city. Each of the 15 retro-chic guest rooms, designed by Russell Sage Studios, come with up-to-date gadgetry and groovy aesthetics like hanging contemporary art, Seventies-style patterned rugs, and Roberts radios. The real highlight, though, is the wining and dining. The h. Club Restaurant serves up British classics created with sustainable ingredients sourced from British farmers and suppliers, and three swanky bars and lounges are perfect for day-to-night drinks. Even cooler is the turndown cocktail trolley that arrives at your door nightly, complete with a barman to mix your evening drink.
In the Area
The hotel is right around the corner from the Royal Opera House and the Donmar Warehouse, and only a 10-minute walk from Covent Garden market piazza—putting some of London’s coolest bars, clubs, and restaurants right on your doorstep. Area must-dos include shopping for designer offerings on Floral Street, Neal Street, and Long Acre, marveling at the buses, trams and railway carriages on display at the London Transport Museum, and stopping for a drink at The Lamb and Flag—the area’s oldest pub that’s been around since the 17th century and the favorite watering hole of Charles Dickens. The Hospital Club is just a three-minute walk from Covent Garden tube.
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Stayed 5 nights. 2 rooms. Rooms are good. Service is good. However the room shook with vibrations from the dj music from the floor above. Tried to move to a different room slightly better but still very noisy. Music is on every day till approximately 2am. When complaining we were told that it is a members club with bedrooms and not hotel. When booking no mention of the non stopping noise. Be worned
This hotel is quite unassuming from the outside but is in fact an exciting place to stay. Our room was an ok size with tv, safe, DAB radio. The bathroom had complimentary toiletries along with dressing gowns and slippers. At 6.30pm the cocktail trolley comes along and each guest is offered a complimentary cocktail - we chose kir royale. There is also a nightclub on the 2nd and 4th floors which we did try out late on. We didn’t actually eat here but we were told about the Sunday buffet which was tempting. It’s £32 pp for an eat as much as you like banquet which included lobster. Will certainly try next time! There is also a cinema in the hotel which is included in your stay. Really friendly staff who were all extremely helpful.
This could have been the perfect hotel. Covent Garden is around the corner. The hotel interior feels like home. The bed is comfy. All the little things (turn down service, cocktail trolly, free water and fruit, ren toiletry) made us feel pampered. The staff is super nice, the room very clean. But... the hammering music was a nightmare and made it impossible to sleep during the whole stay (four nights). I could even hear it through my ear plugs. We did expect to hear music during our stay, as this is a music club in the end. But not EVERY night and not THAT loud. Why didn't you invest in a better soundproofing, people?! At this price level I expect to have a decent amount of sleep during the night. Also we were pretty annoyed one night as a whole group of screaming kids was "parked" in the room next to us for hours until late, so that the parents could enjoy their evening. I am not paying 365 bucks per night to listen to a kindergarden. Unfortunately the noisiness ruined the whole hotel experience, which could have been perfect. Dissapointing. Will not return.