Hotel in Detail:Designed By Renowned French Designer Philippe Starck to reflect the locations vibrancy and sense of fun with what the St Martins Lane hotel calls its "Hotels As Theatre" philosophy. What you will find is a hotel that has no sense of the norm, providing funky and original interiors with a highly personalised service and a minimalist style. The experience starts as soon as you enter the hotel lobby with its continuous slabs of Portuguese Moleanos Limestone, white and yellow walls and dramatic centre columns.
Each of the St Martins Lane hotels guest bedrooms Is beautifully appointed and decorated with rich colours and furnished with Philippe Starck designed furniture. They feature floor to ceiling windows with interactive lighting (you can tailor the mood of lighting using a spectrum of colours to your own tastes) with ambient control. Other room features include:
panoramic views, Down comforters and pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, wide screen TV with cable channels, Lucite chair, stools made in African villages, DVD Library of over 1,500 films and DVD player, Entertainment centre, dual telephone lines with private numbers and data port, fresh flowers, stocked fridge, safe and Wi-Fi high speed internet access. The luxurious over-sized bathrooms, which make use of porcelain and limestone, have top brand toiletries supplied and feature free standing baths.
There is a full turn-down service and newspapers of your choice can be delivered to your room upon request. Room service operated 24/7.
On the first floor are special Garden Rooms which have their own landscaped patio gardens.
There are also options for a luxury Penthouse and an Apartment suite. These have open loft-like layouts.
Asia de Cuba restaurant: Serves a mix of Asian and Cuban dishes and even has a chocolate menu. The environment here is energetic, sophisticated and relaxed within a colonnaded space with soaring 'art columns' (with arty applications on each). Bento Boxes provide another option for lunch or a pre-theatre choice. Also serves cocktails.
Open: 07.00 till 11.00, noon till 14.30, 17.30 midnight (till 23.30 Sundays).
The Blind Spot: The hotels cocktail and tea bar. Taking a cue from its external facade, the lobby tea counter, with signature cocktails inspired by flavours of the ancient tea trade and sweet and savory British colonial-style snacks. Guests can meet for a quick pre-meeting bite or an express post-dinner cocktail, hidden in plain sight. Offers modern British elegance with intriguing Asian flavour, an innovation cross-culture of tea time and happy hour in a stirring, secluded atmosphere.
Fitness centre (Gymbox) with state of the Art equipment located with the hotel. Personal trainers can be requested.
Open: 06:30 till 23:30 (Saturday 10:00 till 18:00, Sunday 10:00 till 16:00).
Business services (Laptop computers, mobile phones and fax machines available upon request) are available along with Meeting space for up to 80 people. In-room massage and spa services available from Agua at Sanderson upon request. The St Martins hotel offers 24 hour concierge services and an Express check-in and check-out service is available.
St Martins Lane Hotel features a multilingual staff that is well trained in customer service.
Below the hotel is the India Mahdavi-designed 'Bungalow 8' nightclub, an exclusive members only bar and a sister to the New York venue of the same name. A favoured haunt of the famous and celebrities.
Foregoing the normal hotel sundry shop the hotel created its own popup shop in 2011 where every two to three months various retailers take up residence.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Leicester Square 211 yards (192 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km). An amazing 7 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. In the heart of London between Covent Garden (0.2 miles) and Soho (0.3 miles) and just off from Trafalgar Square (less than 100 yards) is the St Martins Lane hotel London. Once a 1960's office building but now a top class hotel. St Martins Lane itself can claim to have a history dating back some 2000 years. Along this stretch of road is the famous coliseum theatre and Stringfellows nightclub. Just to the south is Trafalgar square which is pedestrianised (walk freely around it) and its once famous pigeons have long since gone. Surrounded by some of the best known attractions and Theatres as well as walking distance from the Royal Opera House. Leicester Square is 200 yards to the north west and is where you will find many of clubs along with a cinema, restaurants and central garden area. The square also makes up part of what is known as London's west end and most central nightlife areas. The numerous local attractions within 1 mile include the National Gallery (0.1 mile), Nelsons Column (0.1 miles), Admiralty Arch (0.1 miles), London Transport Museum (0.2 miles), Cleopatra's Needle (0.3 miles), Trocadero Centre (0.3 miles), Downing Street (0.5 miles), British Museum (0.5 miles), London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (0.6 miles), Cabinet war Rooms (0.6 miles), Houses of Parliament (0.7 miles), Westminster Abbey (0.7 miles) and Buckingham Palace (0.9 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 204 / 7 floors
Parking: NCP (independent, chargeable) car park beneath the hotel
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm) (express option)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express option)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and charges apply.
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 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 117th from 866 London hotels, and 54th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 5 star Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel, with base rates beginning from £204 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Grange Holborn Hotel. 0.7 miles away (1.1 km), has scored 81% from former guests where rates start from approximately £111 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross is potentially a good choice for you. The Amba Charing Cross is only 0.2 miles (0.3 km) away. The Amba Charing Cross 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 (45 St. Martin's Lane, WC2 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. Consisting of 21 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 7 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Coming out as the top rated hotels are Covent Garden Hotel (5 star), the Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) and the Soho Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £192 per night. Starting from £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) with top rates of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £277, Four Star average: £147, Three Star average: £100 and Two Star average: £18.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked St Martins Lane Hotel 24th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 14th (joint) for the 21 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 30th of 50 (3rd of 21 five star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 19th of 46 for pure value for money (SoHostel was top).
Hotel Awards: Gold status hotel for rooms in Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards of 2006.
Refurbishment in 2015 to celebrate the St Martins Lane hotels 15th anniversary since first opening.
Sold to Capital Hill Hotels in October 2011 in a £185 million pound deal along with the Sanderson Hotel. Previously owned by the Morgans Hotel
First opened in 1999.