Hotel in Detail:The St James Hotel and Club first opened as a gentlemans chamber for the English aristocracy in 1892. Today this luxury Town House Hotel with a striking red neo-gothic facade and maze like feel provides intimate and elegant accommodation to the discerning guest. Throughout you will find 20th-century art, including the 1920s-50s Rosenstein Collection.
Many of the bedrooms have their own balcony and views over St James's. The penthouse suite features a large roof top terrace. All bedrooms are finished with handmade silk wallpaper in soft neutrals, black lacquered furniture, handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers, polished natural stones and chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. All the mattresses are handmade from Hypnos and beds have luxurious bedding. Amenities include an Ipod dock, safe, telephone, hairdryer, robe and slippers, luxury toiletries, complimentary wireless internet access, minibar, VDA multimedia system with music and videos, air-conditioning and flat screen television. In-room spa and beauty treatments available. 24 hour room service. Some bathrooms feature build in LCD Television and heated towel rails. Some rooms have an open fireplace.
Superior rooms are situated in a secluded part of the hotel, most of them have the benefit of a queen size bed. Average 20 square metres.
Deluxe rooms are perfect for both business travellers and leisure guests. Some of the rooms benefit from a balcony and king size bed.
Executive rooms are perfect for the executive traveller. Some of the rooms have a large four poster bed and balcony or alcove. Average 28 square metres.
Junior suites benefit from a separate bedroom and living area, king size bed, antique furnishing, spacious bathroom and are perfect for the experienced traveller. Average 34 square metres.
Deluxe suites benefit from a separate bedroom and living area, king size bed, antique furnishing and sculptures, carefully appointed art, spacious bathroom and are perfect for the sophisticated traveller. Situated on the higher floors of the hotel with views over Westminster and St. James.
Terrace suite benefits of a large separate bedroom and living area, king size bed, walk-in wardrobe, fire place, antique furnishing and sculptures and carefully appointed art. The spacious bathroom has double sinks, Jacuzzi and walk-in shower. Private rooftop terrace allows you panoramic views.
Westminster suite benefits of a large separate bedroom and living area, king size bed, fire place, antique furnishing and sculptures and carefully appointed art. The spacious bathroom embraces a steam room, Jacuzzi and walk-in shower. Private rooftop terrace offers panoramic views. Access to the suite is gained through a private lift and by combining the Westminster suite with the St. James's suite it is possible to create the most perfect penthouse apartment in London.
St. James's suite offers indulgent luxury. It consists of a king size bed, living area, dining area, fire place, antique furnishing and sculptures and carefully appointed art from the Rosenstein collection. This suite offers pure luxury and is the perfect place to unwind. The bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi and flat screen TV. The St. James's suite includes a BOSE hi-fi systems, DVD player with digital satellite-TV, two large flat screens, a multi-media PC with wireless keyboard and data links for phone or video conferences. Access to the suite is gained through a private lift and by combining the Westminster suite with the St. James's suite it is possible to create the most perfect penthouse apartment in London.
Dining Options:The Bar and Restaurant feature silk and cashmere wall coverings, black lacquer tables, velvet armchairs and huge pale green vases.
Seven Park Place Restaurant: 30 seat capacity. The restaurant is divided into two areas, one of which is separated from the kitchen by a glass screen, enabling diners to watch chefs in action. Range of dishes which are are modern-French in style but using mostly British ingredients. The contemporary style restaurant makes use of the best seasonal ingredients from specialist suppliers. Serves traditional afternoon tea between 15.00 and 17.00.
Open: Tuesday thru Saturday, noon till 14.00, 19.00 till 22.00
Williams Bar and Bistro: Open to hotel guests and visitors. Sophisticated, unhurried and with comfortable seating and modern artwork makes this a relaxing venue. The bar also serves a bistro menu of classic dishes. The bar also serves both Continental and Full English breakfasts.
Open: noon till 23.00.
There are six function/meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests (Mayfair Suite).
The St James Hotel and Club provides full concierge services. 24 hour front desk. Smoking is prohibited throughout. Onsite business centre. Hotel is air-conditioned and has a lift. Free WiFi throughout.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Green Park 211 yards (192 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.9 miles (4.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). Enjoying a location in an exclusive side turning within the upmarket area of St James's is the St James Hotel and Club London. 150 yards to the north is Piccadilly, home to famous shops such as Fortnum and Mason and leading down to the most central part of tourist London, Piccadilly Circus which is a 1/3rd of a mile walk from the hotel. 400 yards to the south is the Mall, famous as the road used for many processions to and from Buckingham Palace. The Palace itself, which is home to the UK monarchy, is a third of a mile away. The hotel is also just 100 yards from Green Park, a sizeable open space and which forms part of the gru8nds of Buckingham Palace. Nearby places of interest are numerous and include many famous shopping streets such as Bond Street (for fashion and jewellery) (200 yards) and Regent Street (0.3 miles) (large range of restaurants, shops and boutiques). Just a 150 yards walk finds the Weiss gallery, a fine art gallery with emphasis on Dutch old masters and British Tudor portraits. Also close by is the Royal Academy of Arts (0.1 miles), Architecture Foundation (0.1 miles), St James's palace (0.2 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.2 miles), Ripleys Believe it or Not Museum (0.4 miles) and St James's Park (0.4 miles). Just the other side of Piccadilly finds the exclusive district of Mayfair and its large range of 5 star hotels.
Note: Do not confuse this hotel with the similarly named Sofitel St James Hotel which is also in SW1.
Bedroom Numbers: 60 (13 suites)
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Comment: Part of the luxury Althoff Hotel Collection
Underwent an 18 month refurbishment during 2006/2008
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £58 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Small Luxury chain your nearest options are:
Dukes St. James London Hotel: is 102 yards (93 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £311.
Flemings Hotel Mayfair And Apartments: is 381 yards (348 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £180.
Capital Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £254.
The Arch Hotel: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 98% and with rates from around £212.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Small Luxury Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Small Luxury hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 116th from 866 London hotels, 4th of 9 Small Luxury Hotels, and 54th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, with base rates beginning from £189 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Threadneedles, Autograph Collection also offers: free WiFi.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star South Place Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (7 - 8 Park Place, SW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. They include 30 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 85%) and 2 three star hotels (average rating 88%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £288 per night. They range from a low of £79 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 65%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £355, Four Star average: £190 and Three Star average: £161.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks St James Hotel And Club Mayfair 14th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 11th (joint) for the 30 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 37th of 50 (18th of 30 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 18th of 48 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Haymarket Hotel was top).
INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS 2012: “Highly Commended Best Small Hotel UK”
History:Managed by the Althoff Hotel Collection.
Sold in November 2011 for £60 million pounds to Pakistan billionaire Mian Muhammad Mansha from brothers David and Elliot Rosenberg, father-and-son Alan and Gary Landesberg, and Galliard Homes.