Hotel in Detail:First opened in July 2014. The St Pauls Hotel Hammersmith is housed in a striking Grade II listed red building previously called Highmasters House. The design is known as a Gothic Revival style and was the creation of Alfred Waterhouse, the same architect that built the Natural History Museum. The building has a long history dating back to 1893 and has in the past been used as offices and as part of St Pauls School and as the setting for the 1971 cult film Melody . Its place in history is firmly nailed as having been the meeting place between General Eisenhower, General Montgomery and Prime Minister Winston Churchill for the planning of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944 during World War II.
The hotel construction added a two storey side extension.
The St Pauls Hotel is a boutique hotel where all bedrooms have their own individual design encompassing the original charter of the hotel. Some bedrooms even have their own original fireplace.
All guest rooms come with air conditioning, electric kettle, safety deposit box, desk, ironing facilities, wardrobe/closet, flat screen TV, minibar, refrigerator and alarm clock.
The bathrooms come with hairdryer, bathrobe, free toiletries, bath or shower.
Free WiFi is available in all rooms and public areas.
Melody restaurant: Named after the 1971 film Melody (S.W.A.L.K. in the UK) which was filmed here. Serving contemporary British and European dishes with hints of their combined cultural heritage using the finest seasonal ingredients from sustainable sources. Extensive wine list available.
The hotels lounge bar also serves lunch and snacks in an elegant setting.
The St Pauls Hotel has its own gardens. Reception is staffed 24 hours. Other services include luggage storage, concierge service, daily maid service, meeting/banquet facilities, business centre, fax/photocopying and wake–up service. Hotel is fully non–smoking and has a lift/elevator.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 2.6 miles (4.2 km). An amazing 7 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. On Hammersmith Road in west London only 300 yards (274 metres) from the A4 which links out to Heathrow Airport in around 20 minutes. Hammersmith can be considered the gateway into central London from the west of England and Heathrow airport. Transport links are excellent as is shopping and amenities. Only 1 mile (1.6 km) sound of the massive Westfield White City shopping mall and with major high street shopping even closer along Kings Street and Chiswick High Road to the west 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Kensington High Street 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the east and Shepherds Bush 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the north. All of these areas offer major shopping areas with restaurants and bars. There is a local par almost adjacent to the St Pauls hotel Hammersmith and smaller shops close by. Kensington High Street would be the more upmarket area and the road leads down to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens 1.3 miles (2.1 km). On your doorstep at 528 yards (482 metres) is the major exhibition venue at Olympia. Four tube (underground) stations are with 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (10 minutes walk) and the area is part of major bus and coach routes. The tube will get you into the very heart of the west end in around 15 minutes. Right outside the hotel is the stop for the 9, 10 and 27 bus routes. Taxis will always be passing by the hotel as this is a major highway for London. If you have ever heard about the famous Hammersmith Gyratory system well it is just 528 yards (482 metres) from the hotel and is the location for a famous London landmark, The London Ark (it's a building shaped like a ship). The area is also home to Hammersmith Apollo (Eventim Apollo) on Queen Caroline Street.
Some places of interest locally include The Lyric Hammersmith 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Leighton House Museum 0.5 miles (0.8 km), River Thames 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Holland Park 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and Commonwealth Institute 0.7 miles (1.1 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 35
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 866 London hotels, and 49th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (153 Hammersmith Road, W14 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.3 miles (2.1 km) radius. Consisting of 21 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 23 three star hotels (average rating 72%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are St Paul's Hotel (4 star), The Nadler Kensington (4 star) and also the Hotel Xenia (4 star) (all joint top with 90%).
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £88 per night. Starting from £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 73%) with top rates of £162 at Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel (4 Star, 87%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £107, Three Star average: £78 and Two Star average: £62.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked St Paul's Hotel 1st (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 1st (joint) for the 21 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 32nd of 50 (7th of 21 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 3rd of 46 for pure value for money (Ibis Shepherds Bush was top).