Hotel in Detail:One of Londons oldest hotels. The Kimpton Fitzroy London is a French Chateau styled Grade II listed building first opened in 1898. Notable as being the first Victorian structure built in the area of Bloomsbury (others were Georgian) and at the time was double the size of the surrounding buildings. The hotel was the work of architect Charles Fitzroy Doll. The original lobby featured a magnificent mosaic floor which was covered up after being damaged during the second world war, this has now been fully restored. The lavish Interiors feature include Sicilian marble columns, high ceilings, large chandeliers, marble pillars, oak panelling and the sweeping grand marble staircase.
The Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel offers a wide range of room types with the style being modern but also classically traditional. All rooms are en suite and air-conditioned. Bedrooms amenities include custom made beds, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities, desk, ironing facilities, safety deposit box, trouser press, hairdryer and satellite television, pay-per-view movies and playstation.
Room service available. Floors have lift access. Free WiFi for all bedrooms.
Onsite the Kimpton Fitzroy London features a Restaurant and two bars. The "Virginia Woolf", offers a selection of snacks throughout the day and the "Fitzroy Doll" offers traditional style dining in an airy environment with period features.
The Benjamin's Bar shows sports events on its large screen TV along with a range of beers. The Kings Bar has a restored Victorian setting. Here along with the drinks and cocktails the bar also serves traditional afternoon tea, light snacks and sandwiches.
Extensive conference and banqueting facilities also available at the The Principal London with room for up to 450 guests. There is a dedicated business centre called 'meetings' that has facilities for anything form 2 to 90 guests.
The reception is 24 hours. The Principal London has WiFi internet access. Luggage storage facilities.
This is an all no-smoking hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Russell Square 88 yards (80 metres), Railway Station: London St Pancras Domestic 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.4 miles (3.8 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.6 miles (9 km). Within a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) circle of the hotel are 6 tube stations (underground system).
The Kimpton Fitzroy London enjoys a location on the north east edge of central London within a short stroll of London's west end. Right on Russell Square which is a busy gyratory system for traffic entering central London. The great thing about this area is that its just outside the most expensive parts of the capital but still within easy reach of the best tourist areas such as Holborn, Covent Garden and Soho. Public transport links are excellent with a tube station right on the square and with buses and taxis always passing through this district. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and amenities locally notably in Bloomsbury Square (Brunswick Centre) and along Southampton Row. Being on the east side of centre means the hotel is convenient for the City of London which is just the other side of Holborn. Nearest places of interest include British Museum (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Dickens House (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), British Library (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Pollocks Toy Museum (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Sir John Soames Museum (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Ben Uri Art Society and London Jewish Museum of Art (0.6 miles, 1.0 km), Curzon Soho Arthouse Cinema (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) and the London Transport Museum (0.7 miles, 1.1 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 373
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History: Called The Principal London Hotel until 2019.
Was called the Hotel Russell till May 2017. After the name was changed to The Principal Hotel in 2017 the hotels rating was raised from 4 star to 5 star as a result of extensive refurbishment through 2017.
Was called the Le Meridien Russell Hotel until 2003.
Originally built in 1898.
Judy Garland sang live for her fan club at the Russell Hotel 29th November 1964.
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.55 out of 5 by 3238 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 2360 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 79 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 878 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% 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.
Milesfaster ranking: 47th from 865 London hotels, and 32nd of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Russell Hotel and not too far (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 5 star Renaissance St Pancras, where prices begin from around £329 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Renaissance St Pancras also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Great Northern Hotel. 0.6 miles away (1.0 km), has scored 88% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £280 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 4 Star Montague On The Gardens Hotel stands out in that regard. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel is only 0.2 miles (0.3 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 50 nearest hotels around this area (1-8 Russell Square, WC1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 3 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 79%), 7 two star hotels (average rating 70%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 61%). Top 5 star hotels are Kimpton Fitzroy London (this hotel) and the Charlotte Street Hotel (both 91%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £106 per night. Rates range from £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 74%) with top rates of £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £225, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £87, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £53.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Kimpton Fitzroy London 2nd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 1st (joint) for the 3 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 44th of 50 (1st of 3 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 5th of 31 for sheer value for money (Generator Hotel was top).