Hotel in Detail:Although The Trafalgar St. James Hotel (a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel) is a modern and contemporary hotel, the building itself dates way back and it retains the original listed facade. This historic building still pays homage to its former days with an art deco style and bedrooms that feature vivid colours. Indeed throughout guests will find use of bold imaginative designs and colours. One of the hotel highlights is The Rooftop lounge and restaurant serving small shareable plates and healthy options. With a fireplace, heaters and blankets you can choose al fresco or the canopy covers and still keep nice and warm. There is also Biblio, the house living room, located in the underground chamber which has the feel of an intimate private members lounge.
When the hotel first opened in 2001, it became the very first lifestyle hotel in the Hilton portfolio.
Bedrooms are all very individual and there is no standard shape or configuration. Many rooms have a split level layout. Room features include oversize one-way triple glazed windows to make use of natural daylight and many have great views of Trafalgar square along with extra high ceilings. All rooms include a tablet for guest use and books with a London theme. While the style is minimalist room amenities include the latest in technology. All rooms come with en-suite facilities (including power shower and bathrobe), desk, alarm clock, CD/DVD player, bathrobe, iron and ironing board, individually controlled air-conditioning, hairdryer, radio, safe, tea/coffee facilities, flat screen TV with pay movies, aromatherapy scents, free WiFi connection, fridge and direct dial telephone (dual line and voicemail). Bedrooms feature musical themed wall art, Nespresso machines and phone charging points.
Rooms suitable for accessibility needs are available and all floors have lift access.
24 hour room service (full range of options including kosher) and daily housekeeping.
Dining Options:The Trafalgar Dining Rooms: Open all day and boasts a South-East Mediterranean menu served in stylish surrounds. Breakfast is served from 06:30 until 10:30 Monday to Friday, and 07:00 till 11:00 Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays. The Trafalgar Dining Rooms remain open throughout the day for all-day dining.
The Rooftop: London's largest rooftop bar. This intimate 180 seat capacity (378 square metres of space) roof top open-air bar affords wonderful views across London. Serving some of the finest wines, champagnes and cocktails along with canapé and is available for functions. Relaxed atmosphere of Mediterranean chic. Enjoy dishes such as stuffed baby pepper with halloumi and herbs, platters of antipasti and a watermelon, tarragon and feta salad. English fruit and herbs grown on the roof. Please note that access is subject to availability and weather conditions. A £5 cover charge applies and reservations are unavailable.
Open noon till 23.00. (till 22.00 Sundays).
Biblio: Underground chamber. The intimacy of a private members lounge in a setting that is open to all guests. Open 15.00 till 22.00
The Trafalgar St. James hotel has five meeting rooms that provide the perfect setting for any style of meeting or function. The largest room can handle 40 delegates theatre style.
There is a business centre with workstations, internet access, fax and copy services.
WiFi internet connection can picked up in the hotel lobby and fax and copy facilities are available. There are luggage storage facilities you should need them and the hotel provides laundry and valet services.
The Trafalgar St. James (Curio Collection by Hilton) hotel has an environmentally friendly policy which includes maximising its use of recycling. The reception is staffed around the clock 24/7 and offers a safety deposit box facility. There is dedicated concierge desk and team. Guests can keep in shape with the 24 hour complimentary gymnasium with cardio and resistance machines.
The Trafalgar St James Hotel has lifts and offers luggage storage.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Charing Cross 228 yards (208 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.3 miles (10.1 km). Within a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) circle of the hotel are 6 tube stations (underground system). The Trafalgar St. James is located in the very heart of tourist London yards from one of the best known London landmarks, Trafalgar Square. Your on top of everything in this location. The square of course is famous for the towering Nelsons Column, its fountain and the National gallery on its north side. Traffic no longer is allowed on the North side giving far more freedom to the visitors. There also cafes within the square itself. Just North of the square is Regent Street with its large selection of shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques. On the Eastern side of Regent Street is London's nightlife and theatreland and places such as Covent Garden (0.4 miles) and Soho (0.5 miles). The Hotel is also at the end of the Mall which is the road that leads up to the entrance of Buckingham Palace (0.6 miles), the London residence of the reigning monarchy. You are also yards from St James's Park which makes up part of the grounds of the Palace. A short walk to the rear of the The Trafalgar St. James hotel finds the banks of the River Thames which has several vantage points for just sitting and watching the passing boats or a signposted walk along much of its length if your prefer. The hotels location on Spring Gardens also runs parallel to Whitehall which is home to many government buildings as well as the prime ministers residence at 10 Downing Street (0.2 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 131 (includes 15 suites)
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express check-out option on notice to reception)
Background:Was called the Trafalgar Hilton London till 2017.
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £39 per day.
Internet:WiFi can be picked up throughout. Fee is £15 per 24 hours. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Hilton chain your closest choices would be:
Waldorf Hilton Hotel: is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £195.
Conrad London St James: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £237.
Hilton Green Park: 0.8 miles (1.3 km), rated at 70% and with rates from around £131.
Hampton By Hilton Waterloo: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £98.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% 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 have an average guest rating of 81%. The The Trafalgar St James with its rating of 91% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Hilton hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 184th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 29 Hilton Hotels, and 80th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Corinthia Hotel London, whose lowest rates start at about £438 and which has a 99% guest satisfaction rating. The Corinthia Hotel London also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Royal Horseguards Hotel. 0.2 miles from the The Trafalgar St James (0.3 km), has scored 89% from former guests and has rates from around £182 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star 41 Hotel may be one too look at, it's only 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (2 Spring Gardens, SW1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They are made up of 24 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 89%), 9 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top rated of the local hotels are Corinthia Hotel London (5 star), the Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and the Soho Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £214 per night. From a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) and the highest rates top out at £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £295, Four Star average: £159, Three Star average: £115 and Two Star average: £18.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank The Trafalgar St James 7th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 5th (joint) for the 24 five star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 33rd of 50 (8th of 24 five star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 10th of 47 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (SoHostel was top).