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4.5
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What We Love

  • Central riverside location, perfect for sightseeing and going out on the town
  • The building’s past — you’re staying in a historic London landmark
  • Dining on seasonal British cuisine in restaurant One Twenty One Two
  • Sipping cocktails named for famous Brits in the cozy bar
  • The mix of modern technology and old-school elegance in the rooms and suites

What To Know

  • Some rooms don’t have river views, so consider upgrading if a Thames view is essential to your stay
  • The breakfast buffet isn’t the most filling in town
  • The restaurant doesn’t overlook the river, so no romantic city views while you dine
  • The staff is friendly and polite, but there could be a few more of them
  • WiFi is free

Amenities

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

The Review

With a stay at The Royal Horseguards, you’ll be centrally located in London, steps from Benjamin Franklin House and minutes from Trafalgar Square. This 5-star hotel is close to London Eye and London Dungeon.

Make yourself at home in one of the 282 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and plasma televisions are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 14 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court
London, SW1A 2EJ United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 5264 Reviews
Couples Retreat
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were in town for the first time and booked this hotel as part of package through Costco Travel. In the notes, we asked for a room with a view. A week prior to arrival, I emailed to confirm our reservation and to let them know we might be arriving early and would require early check in. They responded promptly, confirmed our reservation and told us that they would do their best to accommodate.

When we arrived, via UBER from St. Pancras, there was a doorman that greeted us and showed us where to go. We arrived around 1pm and there weren't many people in the lobby. Front desk helped us right away, had our room prepared, and answered all our questions. They also changed our large bills (pounds) to smaller denominations for our trip.

Our room was on the fifth floor facing the Thames River/London Eye. Big bay windows and lots of space. They offered free wifi, free mini bar with daily restocking, and had umbrellas set out for us. The bellman that helped with our luggage showed us around the room, showing us the amenities, how to use certain switches and the power outlets.

Our package through Costco Travel, included complimentary daily breakfast buffet. It took place in the 1212 dining room, and consisted of hot and cold international breakfast items such as bacon, eggs, cereal, and pastries. The staff was polite and attentive throughout our meal. Clean dining area, good food, no complaints.

On the last day of our trip, my husband let it slip that it was my birthday and the dining staff brought over two complimentary glasses of champagne and a desserts tray wishing me a Happy Birthday. I appreciate that they went above their duty to wish me a happy birthday and personalized our experience.

The location is right in the middle of all the tourist sites. Within walking distance to Trafalgar Square and right across the bridge from the London Eye. We just walked everywhere and took the tube(subway) to get to the farther areas. There was a station next to the hotel, and the tube was so easy to use, way better than NYC Subway.

Overall, we highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again for any future visits.

A great hotel to stat in.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just enjoy the excellent staff and lovely rooms. It will be well worth a visit. We have never been disappointed and we have been going there for a few years now. It is near to the theatres, shopping and sights.

Horseguards late stay Oct
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good if expensive hotel in a very convenient location. Breakfast excellent as usual. The rooms are well appointed with nice bathrooms. I think the TV systems are a bit dated now and could do with a refresh.

Royal Experience
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose this hotel because of its grand, historic feel and perfect location. We were there to walk in the footsteps of a bygone error and feel like we too were Royals for a day and the staff at Royal Horseguards made that happen, even in our travel clothes and sneakers. It is a grand experience without the stuffiness of some other big name hotels.

Great Corporate Venue
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently held our yearly conference at the Hotel. The event was very successful, but we could not have done it without the help of the excellent staff. Lucrezia was our sales executive and helped us to shape our event to meet our needs and Hana was my co-ordinator on the day to ensure everything ran seamlessly. We had a very successful event and feedback from our Delegates was overwhelming. Excellent comments were received about the venue, location, food, content of the sessions provided etc. We will definitely be coming back again next year.