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
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.
How to Get There
My sister and I stayed in suite one for a birthday treat, and my gosh, what a treat it was!
We arrived to a beautiful bottle of Nyetimber and tray of truffles (the best I’ve ever tasted) - I’m guessing my sister called in advance and told them it was a very special occasion.
I couldn’t fault the suite one bit. The decor was lovely, I particularly love the mirror and rope lamp!
The bathroom was fab, the bath was deep enough to fit 3 people in I’d say! The Ren products were very lovely.
The bed was very very comfortable and the linen was very soft with huge pillows.
We dined in the restaurant on the second floor and had a wonderful meal, I would highly recommend the lamb, delicious!! Our waitress, I think her name was Clara, was very attentive and helpful throughout our whole meal.
We were also lucky enough to have a lovely Raquel and Milan deliver our breakfast in the morning. They were both very polite and told us very nicely which juice was which etc and checked how our stay was.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend suite number one if you’re after a very special stay.
Oh, and the classical music on the radio (quietly in the background) is the perfect touch!
Would love to stay again!!
The Hospital Club is a brilliant boutique hotel in a fantastic location just a 2 minute walk from Covent Garden and the heart of London’s theatre district.
Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and really helped to set the tone for our stay. When we arrived we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite (room 1), which was huge and a nice way to start the visit. The bed was so comfortable and ensured a brilliant nights sleep. Bathroom was also excellent, with a good high powered shower. The decor in the rooms and around the hotel in general is ‘70s kitsch’, but it works really well and adds to the sense of it being a special and unique place.
The hotel is part of a members club, and has a good restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, and also a nice bar on the 4th floor, which was a perfect spot for some pre-dinner cocktails.
If you are visiting London and looking to be based around Covent Garden then I would highly recommend The Hospital Club. It’s quirky and cool, and above everything else delivered a top quality hotel experience.
This is a cool members club just outside Covent Garden. There are many floors with bars, restaurants, quiet spaces and even rooms to stay over. Lots of nice decorative details and humour in the decor.
Recently stayed here a few days after Christmas and couldn't have picked a better spot. Excellent location, nice rooms and very friendly, helpful staff! Will definitely be staying here again in the future.
Went to the club for a private NYE fancy dress party. Having a great night with friends on the 4th floor and decided to use the toilets with around 10 minutes until midnight.
When I came out the bathroom I was met by 2 overly defensive and rude door staff telling me that I was not allowed back in the room as it was too busy!
I tried to tell them that I had just left the room and had simply nipped to the gents so I could get back to my friends and wife in time to see in the NY.
Neither doorman seemed to care that I had my wallet, phone, friends and wife all waiting for me and it’s now 23:57.
Both doorman refused to go into the room to tell my group what the situation was.
At the stroke of midnight one of them advised that I could go in the room via an alternative route, however at this stage I could hear the new year celebrations going on and fireworks outside etc.
I had spent lots of money on my fancy dress and my wife, friends and I had been looking forward to the evening for weeks. I ended up seeing in the NY arguing with an idiotic and stubborn doorman who refused to employ any common sense. They seemed not to care at all that they had left me stranded outside a room that I had left 4 minutes earlier. As a result, it ruined 10 people’s evening, and left my wife anxious and running around a club trying to find her husband who then also missed the fireworks and celebrations.
Utterly outrageous treatment and I will never ever recommend this establishment and go there ever again. I’m an SIA licensed security professional and at no time did I present myself as aggressive or too drunk. The door staff just didn’t care.