Hotel In Detail:The Conrad London Westminster hotel occupies the former Queen Anne's Chambers which was originally constructed in the 1800's as a hospital. Before the hotel construction it was a 120,000 square foot retail space and before that was used as government offices.
A five star hotel on the doorstep of the UK's seat of Government based in Westminster around Parliament square (The House of Commons and the House of Lords).
When it comes to the bedrooms the choice is from standard, deluxe or a suite. As standard every bedroom comes with individually controlled air-conditioning, a private bar, LCD television (PPV movies and internet browser on TV), a global media hub, Espresso Coffee machine, WiFi internet access, an MP3 player docking station, DVD player, video check-out, in-room safe, hairdryer and a dual line direct dial voicemail telephone. Tea and coffee facilities are provided to you can enjoyment refreshments at any time. The marble bathrooms come with a bath/shower, bathrobes, slippers, telephone, toiletries and hairdryer.
24 hour housekeeping.
If you choose the deluxe or suite option you gain access to the club lounge.
13 bedrooms are available that have been adapted for improved accessibility.
Blue Boar Restaurant: Features a charcoal and smoke oven. Modern and vibrant restaurant and bar both of which are located on the ground floor. The restaurant serves a modern seasonal British menu using only the best ingredients. The dishes make use of farm-sourced meat and freshly caught seafood from the Devon and Cornwall coastline. The restaurant caters for a wide variety of options, from light lunch to a decadent evening meal. Two areas are set aside for private dining and connect to the main restaurant by a floor-to-ceiling wine wall.
Blue Boar Bar: A contemporary take on the traditional British pub. Serves locally brewed beers, fine wines, spirits and and an extensive cocktail list. Also serves a Bar and Late Night menu. Has a private drinking room available for pre-bookings.
Emmeline's: Takes its name from 19th century British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst. This is the Conrad hotels afternoon tea venue. Enjoy an indulgent champagne brunch or a relaxed business meeting. Features music from a live classical harpist playing contemporary songs.
Tea Lounge: Features a winter garden and here guests may enjoy a morning homemade cakes, coffee, light lunch, an afternoon tea (the hotels own modern version) or after dinner liqueurs.
The Conrad London St James has a dedicated business centre that is staffed between 09.00 and 17.00. Here the services include photocopies, courier service, internet via pc with email, fax, printing and secretarial services.
A nice feature is the health and fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment that is open 24 hours.
Free WiFi can be picked up in all areas of the hotel.
Your comfort is ensured thanks to all public areas being fully air-conditioned.
Other services on offer include same day dry cleaning and laundry pickup and foreign currency exchange. Luggage storage available. Baby sitting services can be arranged 24 hours.
Please note that in common with most hotels in London smoking is strictly not permitted in any area including bedrooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: St.James"s Park 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.2 miles (10 km).
The Conrad London St. James is located between Victoria Street and St James's park in the area known as Victoria. This is very much central London and places you 0.37 miles (0.6 km) from Buckingham Palace, home to the British monarch and where the changing of the guards takes place. Buckingham Palace sits in front of large open spaces formed from Green Park to the north and St James's Park to the south. You are also only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Victoria Bus and Rail Station. Victoria Station is on both the mainline and tube network with connections all over the country including a non–stop service to Gatwick Airport called the Gatwick Express. Victoria Bus station is the main terminus for all bus and coaches that travel into and into central London from other cities as well as routes to all the airports. The nearest tube station is actually St James's Park underground (Circle and District lines) and is just 176 yards (160 metres) from the hotel with links all over central London. Victoria Street which is just 130 yards (118 metres) to the south is a busy main road with lots of shops, restaurants and amenities. It is also where you will find Westminster Cathedral (at its western end) and Westminster Abbey and leads down to the Houses of Parliament 528 yards (482 metres) at its eastern end which is where the UK government sits. The Houses of Parliament are made up of The House of Commons and the House of Lords. London is well known for its vast number of theatres and there are 3 close to the hotel, the Westminster Theatre (0.4 miles (0.6 km)), Victoria Palace (0.4 miles (0.6 km)) and the Apollo Theatre (0.4 miles (0.6 km)). For the best of the nightlife head towards the West End and Piccadilly Circus which is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the north east. Its where Londons main theatreland is located and popular area such as Soho and Covent Garden.
Other local places of interest include The Guards Museum 264 yards, (241 metres) Jewel Tower 0.32 miles (0.5 km), Big Ben 0.32 miles (0.5 km), Churchill War Rooms 0.33 miles (0.5 km), 10 Downing Street 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Queens Gallery 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Spencer House 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and Tate Britain Art Gallery 0.6 miles (1.0 km). Within a mile are popular shopping streets along Victoria Street, Piccadilly, Bond Street and Regent Street. The most popular of all, Oxford Street is just over a mile to the north at 1.1 miles (1.8 km).
Parking: Available onsite. Valet option. Charges apply.
Bedroom Numbers: 256 / 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 5556 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 696 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 46 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 4860 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Hilton chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
The Trafalgar St James: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £237.
Hilton Hotel London Park Lane: is 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £319.
Hampton By Hilton Waterloo: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £127.
Waldorf Hilton Hotel: 1.2 miles (1.9 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £220.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% 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. Hilton Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is one of the better rated Hilton hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 51st from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 29 Hilton Hotels, and 33rd of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Intercontinental London Westminster and not too far away (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 5 star Goring Hotel, where prices begin from around £370 and which has a 99% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Sofitel St. James London Hotel. 0.6 miles from here (1.0 km), achieving a rating of 90% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £380 (theres free WiFi too).
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 41 Hotel seems like a possible option. The 41 Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty one hotels around this area (28 Broadway, SW1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.7 miles (1.2 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 15 five star hotels (average rating 93%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top rated of the local hotels is the 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 51 local hotels the average rate is £181 per night. Rates range from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the highest rates top out at £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £308, Four Star average: £169, Three Star average: £90 and Two Star average: £73.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Conrad London St James 8th (joint) of the 51 local hotels and 7th (joint) for the 15 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 40th of 50 (6th of 15 five star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 19th of 44 for sheer bang for buck (Haymarket Hotel was top).
History: was called the Intercontinental Westminster till September 2014.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) signed a 20 year management contract with Splendid Hotel Group in October 2007 for the running of the hotel.