The 15 Best Boutique Hotels in New York
Jan 6, 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 Jan 1, 2018
Rated 9.5 in 250 reviews From 337 GBP per night
“First class service, a great location, magnificent boutique property and very thoughtful personal touches during our stay.”
Ideally located between central London's Knightsbridge and Kensington districts, the boutique 5-star Milestone Hotel Kensington boasts a resistance pool, a fitness centre, and a luxurious spa. Overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, this intimate hotel is just 10 minutes' walk from leafy Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall.
Individually designed, each air-conditioned room offers a romantic elegance, a 24-hour butler service, and modern technology. With antique furnishings, fresh flowers, and fine fabrics, the luxurious rooms include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a work desk, seating area, and a mini-bar. With free toiletries, the en-suite bathroom has a hairdryer. The daily room service includes a complimentary treat, such as sweets, homemade cookies, seasonal fruits, or candles.
Guests at the unique Milestone Hotel Kensington can enjoy a range of traditional food in the onsite Cheneston's Restaurant. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced and organic produce wherever possible and the chefs encourage individual requests. The intimate Stables Bar offers a range of over 400 vintage wines. Guests can also sip cocktails in the chic conservatory or take tea by the fire in the lounge.
Dating back to the 19th century, the Milestone Hotel Kensington is ideally located for designer shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying London's superb range of entertainment. The Victoria and Albert Museum is just 1 mile away and the world-famous Harrods Department Store is within an 8-minute walk.
Rated 9.7 in 235 reviews From 344 GBP per night
“One of the greatest boutique hotels I have ever visited. Incredibly courteous and attentive staff. Amazing atmosphere and beautifully decorated rooms and public areas. Free snacks at the lounge area were very good and the breakfast as well. Everything was basically as close to the perfection as possible.”
Nestled behind Buckingham Palace, this luxurious hotel is opposite the Royal Mews. It has striking rooms, a generous supply of free snacks and canapés, attentive 5-star service, and a wood-panelled Executive Lounge.
Guests are offered complimentary snacks all day during their stay. Snacks include fresh fruit, crisps, and a selection of dried fruit & nuts, sweets, chocolates and toffees. Small tubs of Judes ice cream, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, and evening canapés are also on offer.
With a stylish black-and-white theme, each bedroom has a handmade mattress, air-conditioning and luxury bedding. There are on-demand movies, iPod docks and marble bathrooms with bathrobes and Penhaligon's toiletries.
41 is 500 metres from London Victoria Tube and Train Station. Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Piccadilly Circus are less than 1 mile away.
The quiet and exclusive 41 hotel feels like a traditional London club. The Executive Lounge has a glass roof for bright breakfasts, afternoon teas and sampling the all-day menu.
Rated 9.5 in 349 reviews From 246 GBP per night
“Lovely boutique hotel, with great food and amazing rooms. Quality at every turn. Delicious breakfast, friendly cheerful staff without being over attentive, relaxed warm atmosphere.”
Featuring design to reflect contemporary London life, Charlotte Street Hotel also boasts features of classic elegance such as period fireplaces and a wood-panelled library room. The hotel has its own brasserie whilst being only 5 minutes’ walk from the many bars and restaurants of buzzing Soho.
Bedrooms feature artwork from the early 20th Century, and are styled with this period in mind. Classic prints and wallpapering accompany elegant beds and luxurious furnishings. Each en suite room comes with a TV, iPod docking station and a minibar.
Charlotte Street Hotel features its own cinema room, 24-hour room service and a gym. Guests can relax in the drawing room or enjoy a drink in the Oscar Bar and Restaurant.
The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, providing links to the Northern and Central lines. The famous shopping stretch of Oxford Street is 2 minutes’ walk away, and guests can be at the British Museum in just under 10 minutes by foot.
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 9.4 in 598 reviews From 390 GBP per night
“Perfect 5 star experience in Central London. The staff were unbelievably attentive to all our needs and even gave us the same room as 3 years prior which only made our anniversary that bit more special.”
The luxurious Corinthia Hotel is located in one of London’s most prestigious areas, moments from Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. It boasts elegant restaurants, 2 bars, a florist, London’s largest spa and the world's first hotel concession for Harrods.
Spacious, air-conditioned rooms have luxurious décor blending the hotel’s 1885 character with state-of-the-art amenities. With city views, an iPod docking station, an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi in each room, luxury bathrooms have marble finish.
Guests can book award-winning spa and health treatments at ESPA Life at Corinthia. A luxury hair salon by celebrated hairdresser Daniel Galvin is also on site.
With inspiration from world-class designers, the hotel’s beautiful lobbies and high ceilings greet guests on arrival. A choice of 2 bars offer freshly-made cocktails and a range of fine wines.
The Northall serves a menu offering the best of seasonal British cuisine in sophisticated surroundings. Modern Italian cuisine and home-made pastas are on offer in the vibrant Massimo Restaurant and Bar.
Rated 9.6 in 283 reviews From 276 GBP per night
“A perfect gem. This is a beautiful boutique hotel in a historic building in an excellent location, stylishly and comfortably furnished throughout. From the street you do not even know it is a hotel and that is part of its charm. The swimming pool is stunning and well worth a visit. The staff are magnificent – friendly, welcoming, and really make you feel at home.”
In the heart of London’s theatre district, Haymarket Hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and is just next door to the Theatre Royal. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, gym, and a spa with a range of treatments.
Afternoon tea is served until 16:30, with delicious cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a wide range of tea and coffee on the menu. Fresh, seasonal produce is used in the restaurant, and tapas is available at the bar.
A flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and writing desk feature in each room at Haymarket Hotel. Rooms also benefit from 24-hour room service and a fully stocked minibar.
St James’s Park is a 5-minute walk away, and Buckingham Palace can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within easy walking distance.
Rated 9.5 in 388 reviews From 360 GBP per night
“A tranquil hidden gem. Amazing attention to detail, spacious well equipped rooms . Fabulous breakfast and cocktails. Just love this hotel and will definitely return. In my opinion great value for money for the level of accommodation and service you receive.”
In the heart of Westminster, close to Buckingham Palace, these 5 AA Red Star luxurious suites are served by 3 acclaimed restaurants and the award-winning Spa at 51.
51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences combine privacy with 5-star luxury. All stylish suites have well equipped kitchens and separate living areas with satellite TV and a DVD player. Many overlook the courtyard gardens. Guests can also benefit from concierge services.
The Michelin starred Quilon Restaurant serves South-West coastal Indian cuisine, while Bistro 51 serves a range of international dishes prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. The Library serves an organic breakfast daily.
Kona offers an innovative interpretation of the colours, flavours and vibrancy of Southern European cuisine. The freshest and finest ingredients and predominantly sustainable organic produce is served in an elegant environment.
Victoria station is a 10-minute walk away and Buckingham Palace is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Rated 9.4 in 161 reviews From 306 GBP per night
“Great, quiet location, easy walking distance to the theatre and west end districts in seven dials. A beautiful boutique hotel, reception staff engaged and efficient, rooms are large and furnished to the highest level. Honour bar and library are divine.”
Situated in the heart of London’s theatre district, Covent Garden Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Royal Opera House, and surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants, bars and nightlife. A fully equipped gym is on site, as well as a treatment room offering massage and beauty treatments.
The famous areas of Covent Garden and Leicester Square are both a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and both feature tube stations. Oxford Street is just 3 minutes away on foot and is Europe’s busiest shopping street.
Each air-conditioned room at Covent Garden Hotel features an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and a fully stocked minibar. Many rooms have views over London’s rooftops.
A wide breakfast selection and fresh seasonal produce are served in the on-site brasserie, as well as afternoon tea. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine at the stylish bar or relax in the wood-panelled drawing room.
Rated 9.5 in 218 reviews From 335 GBP per night
“True British understated quality at its very best. Staff superb – service, manner, attitude all excellent. Nothing too much trouble. Very comfortable particularly in lounge and bar area. Good tasty light bar meals. Excellent gin selection. Haven't had a better experience anywhere in Europe, or rest of world.”
Just 0.5 miles from Buckingham Palace, The Goring offers elegant rooms, gourmet cuisine, and free WiFi. Guests have free fitness-club access, and many rooms overlook the large hotel garden.
Boutique shops in Sloane Square are a 5-minute taxi ride, and within 1.2 miles are the Tate Britain and the Houses of Parliament. Guests are less than 5 minutes’ walk from Victoria Station, giving excellent transport links.
The 5-star Goring presents spacious rooms with luxury décor, each featuring a seating area and a TV with films on-demand. Many rooms also have a private terrace.
Guests can enjoy fine dining in the hotel restaurant where the chef uses carefully selected British produce. There is a range of wines to sample on the terrace that overlooks the private gardens.
Rated 9.4 in 976 reviews From 396 GBP per night
“A bubble of loveliness. Wonderful experience. The Savoy is very special and is not just another hotel but a whole extra level of experience. The staff is delightful. The swimming pool has a natural light which is always a bonus.”
Originally opened in 1889, the world-famous Savoy Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thames and less than 5 minutes' walk from The British Museum and The Royal Opera House. The hotel was once visited by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn.
Perfectly situated in heart of the exciting city of London, The Savoy is only 5 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden, the hotel is just 20 minutes’ journey by public transport from the ultimate designer shopping destinations of Knightsbridge and Mayfair.
With elegant marble bathrooms, The Savoy’s 195 guest rooms and 73 suites are decorated in either Edwardian or Art Deco style, blending comfort and elegance with discreet technology. Many rooms afford breath-taking views over the River Thames.
At The Savoy you will find some of the London’s best-known restaurants and bars. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill and the British institution Simpson’s-In-The-Strand. Take Afternoon Tea in the Thames Foyer, then move to the American Bar (widely regarded as one of the world’s best hotel bars) for a classic cocktail, or enjoy a character cocktail in the theatrical Beaufort Bar.
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 Jan 1, 2018