Best Hotels in Central London
We’ve curated a list of hotels that guarantee your position in the middle of all the action!
Placing yourself in central London for any occasion is a great way to reduce your transport needs and make the most of your time in the capital. To help you out, we’ve scoured the internet to bring together the best hotels in central London. If you want to see the bigger picture, check out our guide to the best hotels in London generally speaking.
1. The Montcalm Marble Arch
It doesn’t get more central than the original West End address of the Montcalm Hotel! The Marble Arch venue provides effortless elegance that feels right at home in central London. The entrance is light and cosy and the rooms will make you feel at home in luxury. The whole hotel provides complimentary Wifi, luggage storage dry cleaning services and a Club Lounge for guests. If you want to treat yourself visit the onsite Champagne Bar, Grand ballroom or two onsite restaurants.
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2. The Savoy
For the quintessential London experience there’s no better hotel than the Savoy. This shining venue in the centre of the city will make you feel like royalty as soon as you walk through the grand entrance. The pristine experience you’ll receive in a standard room is one thing, but if you’re booking a special occasion then a suite is the best option. Not only will you have room to relax with a sofa, but suites also include Savoy Butler service for all your needs.
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3. Kimpton Fitzroy
Edgy and eccentric, the Kimpton Fitzroy tests the classic London image with a 21st century flair. You can look forward to a unique stay in a landmark building complete with terracotta façade outside and zodiac mosaic marble inside. This 5-star hotel aims to give each guest the wow factor in every way including the rooms. For example, as well as the usual amenities that come with luxury hotel staying, each room comes complete with a George the dragon mug and yoga mat so you feel relaxed and looked after.
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4. The Goring Hotel
Amongst other accolades, The Goring hotel is a known favourite with the royal family – especially Kate Middleton during her 2011 wedding to Prince William! This central London venue is the capital’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel, and this oozes through the cared-for details. The hotel itself is small and mighty with just 69 suites and rooms that are kept to an impeccable standard by staff. Each room is uniquely decorated, but the same intimate atmosphere can be found throughout the heart of Belgravia.
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5. Thistle Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is one of the busiest centre’s of the capital, and that’s where you’ll find the capable Thistle hotel. This comfortable base also gives you incredible access to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. When you’re not exploring the corners of bustling London, Thistle will look after you. The facilities onsite include 24-hour room service, car parking 100 metres away and the Squares Restaurant and Bar. If you’re looking for a central hotel that won’t break the bank, this is an excellent choice.
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6. Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity
If you’ve not stayed in an Aparthotel before there’s no better place to try this revelation out then the Wilde Aparthotels. The design and décor of this venue is truly inspired by Oscar Wide himself, bringing a premium staycation style in a prime location. The aparthotels are located in Covent Garden, just a stone’s throw away from the Strand. Inside each room is a homely combination of smart TVs, touch-screen panel controls, Nespresso machines and rainfall showers. Top tip – The Wilde aparthotels often have a discount or deal on so take advantage of that!
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7. The Royal Horseguards
If you’re looking for epic views, The Royal Horseguards Hotel offers a unique look on the shimmering River Thames from multiple angles. This hotel is set across The National Liberal Club and the Club’s age-old apartments that have hosted the likes of Churchill and Lloyd-George. The décor reflects Victorian-era luxury, and the venue itself is within walking distance from the Big Ben and London Eye. This hotel may not be modern, but if you’re a fan of historic buildings and traditional luxe then it’s a unique place to stay.
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8. Strand Palace
Standing proud for just over 100 years, the Strand Palace is a testament of time and staying there is an experience. This venue exudes Georgian features on the outside but the rooms have been constantly updated to keep up with modern needs such as flatscreen TV and free Wifi! There are plenty of different sized and styled rooms in this heart of London hotel, perfect for any occasion. The Strand Palace is also home to two different restaurants which you can choose from based on required menu and atmosphere. Lastly, any gin fanatic will feel right at home in the Gin Palace which offers over 30 different types of gin and gin-based cocktails.
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9. Hotel Café Royal
Grand would be an understatement when describing Hotel Café Royal, and this is obvious as soon as you work through the gold-accented revolving doors. The hotel is home to so much marble that you’ll feel lost in a different world while exploring the depths of this tranquil venue. Each room is equipped with a king sized bed, panelled English fumed oak, a Carrara marble bathroom and wireless music connectivity. You’ll also receive entry into the Akasha Wellbeing spa during your stay, so we’d say the high price tag per night is worth it.
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10. Amba Hotel Charing Cross
You’ll find Amba Hotel just besides Trafalgar Square, placing you in an excellent position to catch a West End show! This venue prides itself of comfort and accessibility, making your trip to London as easy as possible. Alongside the great, central position, each room has a complimentary minibar and room service. There is also a bar and restaurant onsite all muddled in with original features such as a grand staircase entrance and period ceiling details.
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