Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Goodge Street 264 yards (241 metres), Railway Station: London Euston 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.6 miles (4.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). Within a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) circle of the hotel are 7 tube stations (underground system). The Academy Town House Hotel London is located on Gower Street, a busy road but with good bus, tube and taxi links to the rest of London. This is a central location just the North East of centre. This area is known as Bloomsbury (home to the 20th century Bloomsbury Set intellectuals including novelist Virginia Woolf) and is popular with visitors looking for good value accommodation close to the main tourist areas. At the bottom of Gower Street is the start of the west end with Soho, Oxford Street and Covent Garden all walking distance from the bottom of Gower Street. This also a good location if you need access to the City of London being close to Holborn. To the north is Regents Park.
Nearest places of interest include Pollocks Toy Museum (0.2 miles), British Museum (0.2 miles), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.3 miles), British Library (0.6 miles), Trocadero Centre (0.7 miles), Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus (0.7 miles), Madame Tussauds (1 mile) and Downing Street (1.2 miles).
Hotel in Detail:This boutique town house hotel is a collection of 5 Georgian town houses originally built in 1776. The Academy has the atmosphere and charm of a period private residence.
Each guestroom and suite has been Individually designed and decorated many of them have retained their original Georgian features. Some rooms feature their very own split level bathrooms with free standing claw Footbaths. All rooms are discretely equipped for the business traveller and feature all the comforts of a luxury hotel including air-conditioning. In-room you'll find personalised business cards, tea/coffee tray, laptop sized safe, CD player with music library, private bar, trouser press, satellite TV, direct dial phone with voicemail and wireless internet access. Rooms are en-suite where toiletries are supplied and you'll also find a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.
Guests are provided with complimentary water on turndown. Ironing board can be requested. Room service is available 24 hours. Beds feature Frette Egyptian cotton bed linen. Guests are provided with a complimentary shoeshine service.
The contemporary Alchemy restaurant allows guests to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with offerings including a freshly baked continental buffet or a traditional English breakfast.
Breakfast: 7.00 till 10.30 (weekends, bank Holidays, 8.00 till 11.00).
In the evening, the Alchemy Bar makes for a great meeting point before an evening out or for a post theatre nightcap. Deep cushioned sofas, small private corners and friendly staff, give the bar a very relaxed atmosphere.
For the guests requiring meeting spaces there are three well appointed meeting rooms including the charming Boardroom and the cosy Library. There is also the informal Conservatory adjoining one of the gardens, which lends itself perfectly to private entertaining.
The academy hotel boasts two cosy atrium styled lounges with real fireplaces. The lounge areas lead onto the hotels courtyard with eats for guests and where breakfast can be taken. Hotel even has two private gardens. Hotel reception is open for guests 24/7. Luggage storage facilities.
The Academy hotel is a non smoking establishment. Due to the age of the hotel there is no lift at these premises.
Bedroom Numbers: 49
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% 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: 305th from 866 London hotels, and 120th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star My Bloomsbury, with base rates beginning from £95 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The My Bloomsbury also offers: free WiFi, a gym.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 4 Star Montague On The Gardens Hotel seems like a possible option. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (21 Gower Street, WC1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 6 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 77%), 4 two star hotels (average rating 71%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 62%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) and also the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £116 per night. Starting from £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 77%) up to £324 at London Edition Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £249, Four Star average: £121, Three Star average: £79, Two Star average: £39 and One Star average: £53.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Academy Town House Hotel 25th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 16th (joint) for the 25 four star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 39th of 50 (19th of 25 four star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 43rd of 47 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top).