The 16 Best Boutique Hotels in New York
May 17, 2018
We've spent hours researching blogs and magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of boutique hotels in London. Safe travels!
Updated May 16, 2018
Rated 9.3 in 1191 reviews From 342 GBP per night
“The hotel design, comfort and facilities were the best I have experienced anywhere in my travels around the world. The staff were the extremely helpful and courteous and the whole stay was a wonderful experience.”
Hotel Café Royal is an iconic luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of central London. With the hotel situated to the South-West of Mayfair and Soho to the South, the property is positioned on Regent Street, within 1 mile from Theatreland, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the British Museum. The shopping areas of Bond Street, Oxford Street and Savile Row are a short 6-minute walk away.
A London landmark, the hotel features 160 contemporary guestrooms, including 54 suites and 7 signature suites. Each is designed with careful detail and features complimentary WiFi, Bang & Olufson entertainment systems, media hubs, Frette bed linen and Floris amenities.
After a busy day, guests can relax in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, which features a state-of-the-art-gym, a large lap pool, a sauna, a Hammam/steam room and a wide range of spa treatments.
Hotel Café Royal also offers a selection of restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy. At the heart of the hotel, the Ten Room offers informal all-day dining, while the Green Bar serves a selection of cocktails. Restored to revive the ornate Louis XVI décor and detailing, the Oscar Wilde Lounge, offers afternoon tea, while Papillon serves meals from breakfast to dinner in a relaxed atmosphere and offers views of Regent Street.
For the duration of their stay, all guests are granted access to The Club at Café Royal, a private space featuring exclusive dining options and events.
Rated 9.3 in 180 reviews From 212 GBP per night
“Henrietta is a small boutique hotel in Covent Garde, which was a welcome contrast to some of the more ‘corporate’ hotels in the area. A perfect gem in the heart of London!”
The Henrietta Hotel is located in London, a 2-minute walk from Savoy Theatre, and features free WiFi. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.
At the hotel, all rooms have a desk. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and free toiletries, and selected rooms will provide you with a terrace. The units in The Henrietta Hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hair dryer.
Continental and buffet breakfast options are available every morning at the accommodation. At The Henrietta Hotel you will find a restaurant serving European cuisine.
Royal Opera House is 300 metres from the hotel, while Arts Theatre is 300 metres from the property. London City Airport is 12 km away.
Rated 9.1 in 1306 reviews From 113 GBP per night
“The comfort of an apartment and the service of a hotel. Very comfortable, clean and modern. With the underground nearby it's an excellent place to start your journey through London.”
Offering stylish accommodation with free WiFi, Leman Locke is located in Shoreditch, London, 900 metres from both the Tower of London and Brick Lane.
Each accommodation has city views, a dining area and seating area with bespoke furniture and a flat-screen Samsung Smart TV and Apple TV Box.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, oven, fridge, microwave and toaster. Dishes and utensils are also provided. A rainfall shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer are featured in the private bathrooms.
Leman Locke also includes a fitness centre with gym. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, buy a sandwich, salad or coffee from the cafe or a drink at the bar.
There is a 24 hour reception and concierge service at Leman Locke.
Tower Bridge is 1 km from Leman Locke, while London Bridge is 1.4 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 8 km from the property.
Rated 9.1 in 87 reviews From 170 GBP per night
“Boutique hotel at its best. Very nice stay, the grand suite was beautiful and certainly worth paying for. Gives a lot more than most other hotels for a similar price-point in London.”
A 10-bedroom award winning hotel just 10 minutes' walk from Victoria and its rail and tube station. This stylish property offers individually designed rooms and an all-day restaurant.
Offering smart design in its rooms with vintage furnishings and rustic wooden floors. All rooms have free high speed WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a DAB radio, air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with designer fittings.
The Cambridge St. Cafe is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch and Sunday roast. There is a also a ping-pong room that doubles up as a meeting room.
The property is just a 10-minute stroll through Pimlico’s streets down to the banks of the River Thames. A 20-minute walk East along the river will lead you to the famous Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.
Rated 9.4 in 79 reviews From 489 GBP per night
“Iconic hotel with the most exceptional service. The rooms are huge for central London and the attention to detail in relation to all amenities is phenomenal. Perfection from start to end!”
This 5-star hotel is in London's Knightsbridge and looks out over Hyde Park. It has air-conditioned luxury rooms and offers a personal butler service, free WiFi and an in-room Sony tablet.
The Lanesborough’s traditional rooms mix 19th-century style with modern luxury. Many also have scenic views over Hyde Park. The rooms all have tea/coffee making facilities and a daily wake-up call service. Additionally, guests at this hotel gain complimentary access to the Lanesborough Club & Spa which includes fitness, spa and well being facilities.
The hotel's Céleste restaurant serves outstanding, creative food under the direction of Executive Chef Florian Favario, protégé to 3 Michelin-starred Chef Eric Frechon. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner here, with a wine and champagne list to complement the flavours of each dish.
The Library Bar is home to an array of Cognacs, cocktails, wines and spirits, celebrating award-winning mixology and an unrivalled selection of pre-French revolution Cognacs.
The hotel offers free on-demand movies, a change of clothing pressed on arrival, free tea/coffee on arrival, and free daily fresh fruit and mineral water. There is also a fitness room and beauty treatment facilities, and a unique cigar lounge with a collection of Cognacs and cigars. The Lanesborough offers complimentary calls to the US and Europe.
Rated 9.6 in 389 reviews From 288 GBP per night
“Amazing getaway in the middle of London. Great location, staff were fantastic, stylish boutique hotel with loads of atmosphere. Spotlessly clean. Breakfast loads of choice & served fresh to the table.”
Situated 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, The Soho Hotel features a fully equipped gym with an on-site personal trainer. Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, as well as many tube stations.
A selection of London's best restaurants and bars, cafés, theatres and nightlife are within walking distance of the hotel, as well as the historic area of Soho Square which features a park and garden.
Each air-conditioned room at The Soho includes a flat-screen TV, fully stocked minibar and an iPod docking station. An en suite bathroom is also provided. Guests can also make use of a beauty treatment room, which offers full body massage, facials and manicures.
Modern European cuisine is served in the on-site restaurant, which also offers a breakfast menu and afternoon tea. A relaxing drink can be enjoyed in the award-winning bar.
Rated 8.9 in 687 reviews From 143 GBP per night
“A lovely little boutique hotel. Excellent location just around the corner from Notting Hill tube station. Lovely and clean. Great cocktails. Lovely staff. Super comfy bedroom with a nice new bathroom.”
Spread across 5 Victorian mansions, The Laslett is less than 1 minute from Notting Hill Gate Underground Station, and offers free WiFi in all areas.
Each of the 51 guest rooms and suites feature air conditioning, curated artwork and books, along with a ‘Big Bar’ filled with craft beers and locally sourced treats. Rain showers and full-sized REN bathroom amenities complete the subway-tiled bathrooms. The bedrooms offer work desks and USB charging points.
The Laslett boasts a selection of on-site facilities including a coffee shop, a bar that serves food, a gallery and a concept store. Breakfast is served each morning in the Henderson bar and coffee shop.
Kensington Palace is an 11-minute walk away and Royal Albert Hall is a 26-minute walk away. London Paddington Station is 1.2 miles away.
Rated 9.4 in 75 reviews From 520 GBP per night
“Fabulous in every way. The staffs were extremely friendly and the room was very comfortable. Feels like home!”
Overlooking Hyde Park, 45 Park Lane features an on-site fitness studio, a modern American steak restaurant, and a team of massage therapists. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine featuring a bar, library and a private media room.
Impressive views of Hyde Park are featured in each room at 45 Park Lane, which also include Bang & Olufsen TVs, en suite marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. All rooms include Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.
Prime dry and wet aged beef, pan-roasted lobster and fine wines are on offer in the on-site restaurant. Full English and continental breakfasts can also be provided.
The shopping district of Oxford Street is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Tennis, horseback riding and boating can all be enjoyed within Hyde Park, as well as leisurely walks. Hyde Park Corner tube station is a 5-minute walk.
Rated 9.2 in 771 reviews From 176 GBP per night
“Wonderful boutique hotel in the heart of London's business and shopping districts. Every thing about this hotel was marvellous.”
A minute’s walk from Liverpool Street Station, South Place Hotel is built in an urban contemporary style with a rooftop restaurant, cocktail bar and gym. The chic hotel has free Wi-Fi and designer fittings in all guest rooms.
The bedrooms at South Place feature a Bang & Olufsen TV, delicate mood lighting and large windows. Each has an ultra-modern en suite bathroom, a media hub, and a minibar, with room service available throughout the day.
The Michelin starred Angler rooftop restaurant boasts panoramic views of the City. Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes serves up seafood dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Guests have access to a wellness centre and private dining rooms, while there is also a games room for in-hotel entertainment. Surrounding the hotel is a bustling and cosmopolitan area of London, with many bars and eateries.
Located within the heart of the City of London financial district, The South Place Hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Gherkin.
Rated 8.8 in 502 reviews From 160 GBP per night
“Fabulous hotel. Perfect location and very modern decor. Staff were so welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. We'll definitely be back!”
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London is just 800 metres from Liverpool Street Station. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Each room at this hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows and a 55-inch flat-screen TV with Bluetooth and Apple TV, a traditional Japanese tea set and a minibar. Some rooms have views of the garden or city and include a seating area to relax in after a busy day.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa created the menu for the onsite restaurant which includes a sushi counter, lounge, bar area and an outdoor courtyard. Room Service is available, serving Nobu cuisine 24 hours.
Brick Lane is 900 metres from Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. Old Street station is only 5 minutes’ walk away, providing access to London’s attractions. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 9 km from the property.
Rated 8.6 in 453 reviews From 99 GBP per night
“A great boutique hotel with excellent staff. Clean, stylish and ambient rooms. Decor and finishing touches are great. Amazing for the price in London!”
Located less than 1 minute from Paddington Station in central London. It offers free high-speed WiFi and en suite rooms with Freeview TV. Some rooms overlook the tranquil Norfolk Square.
Each room features vintage design elements, a selection of books and magazines and original artwork. Each is also fitted with an en-suite shower room.
A continental breakfast is offered. There is a ground floor cafe for coffee and pastries, and a first floor lounge offering all-day dining and cocktails.
The Heathrow Express service at Paddington Station offers a 15-minute journey to the airport. The West End is a 5-minute Tube journey away, and Notting Hill and Marble Arch are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated May 16, 2018