Bloomsbury Hotels

by Melanie Waldman on January 17, 2011

by Melanie Waldman | January 17th, 2011  

Home to the British Museum, Bloomsbury has been historically known as a neighborhood for popular writers and intellectuals, as well as pre-Raphaelite painters and Romantic poets. Full of leafy squares and well connected by public transport, this is an ideal location for travelers seeking mid-priced lodgings and a quiet, residential vibe.

HOTEL PRICING KEY

£ 40-80
££ 80 – 200
£££ 200 – 350
££££ 350 – 600+
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Tavistock Hotel
£-££
Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU
Overlooking one of Bloomsbury’s prettiest squares (where you’ll find a statue of Mahatma Gandhi), the hotel features 395 simply-furnished singles and doubles; all room rates include breakfast. There’s nearby access to a guest-discounted health club and bowling alley; on-site, there’s a pub-style bar, as well as wine bar with an outdoor terrace.


Ambassadors Bloomsbury
££
12 Upper Wolborn Place, London, WC1H 0HX
Modern, bright, comfortable and convenient, with a cozy, informal Italian restaurant and hopping little bar in the lobby. The hotel is first and foremost designed for business travelers (wi-fi is free), but also offers great specials for couples. Not an ideal family hotel.


Arosfa Hotel
££
83 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HJ
Arosfa means “place to stay” in Welsh. This lovely, 200 year-old Georgian townhouse, which features a walled garden, was once home to pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais. Ensuite rooms border on tiny, but a full English breakfast is included.

Bloomsbury Park
££
126 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5AD
Modern and stylish in public areas, the small, spare, standard rooms are where you’ll save money here; beds are comfortable, but there are few amenities beyond LCD TVs. Family-size rooms are available. Both the on-site brasserie and small bar are cozy and lively.


Grange Buckingham
££
39-40 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JT
A small, traditionally furnished Georgia townhouse hotel with an elevator and 17 spacious, ensuite rooms that feature kitchenettes. The lovely marble-floor dining room looks onto the hotel’s private walled garden.

Harlingford Hotel
££
61-63 Cartwright Gardens, London, WC1H 9EL
Featuring a private garden and tennis court, this medium-sized, stylishly updated Georgian hotel offers a central and quiet respite from sightseeing. All 43 ensuite rooms come with continental or full English breakfast.

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
££
Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT
Of this modern, convenient hotel’s 311 rooms, 8 offer disability access; many London hotels offer only one or two. There are only two suites, but the hotel is very family-friendly; kids eat free in the on-site restaurant. The stylish lobby bar is a bright, friendly place to stop for a drink.


The Kingsley by Thistle
££
Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SD
Beautifully updated, the 129 rooms at this 4-star hotel are modern and spacious. Use of a nearby health club is available, and there’s an on-site reading library, British-European brasserie, and cozy, elegant bar/lounge that serves light meals.


Morgan
££
Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London, N3 1QF
A small, comfortable family-run hotel closest to the British Museum, featuring both rooms and full apartment suites. A full English breakfast is included with all bookings.

Grange White Hall
££-£££
2-5 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BU
Larger and more luxurious than its Buckingham neighbor, this Georgian hotel features 60 ensuite rooms, a conservatory dining room and private, landscaped grounds; many rooms offer garden views, and some have four-poster beds. The somewhat staid restaurant serves traditional British cuisine, and the wood-paneled and marble lounge serves cocktails and afternoon tea.


myhotel Bloomsbury
££-£££
11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HD
78 bright, airy and updated rooms featuring colorful wallpapers and bedspreads, as well as luxurious touches like dark woods and marble counters. A library lounge, one relaxing spa treatment room, a fitness center, and three small restaurants, including Middle Eastern cuisine and tapas.


The Bloomsbury Hotel
£££
16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN
An historic Luytens-designed building, this fully updated hotel is ideal for adult travelers looking for a bit of restrained, tasteful luxury. Rooms are large, beautifully furnished and feature cozy beds. The on-site restaurant and bar serve modern British cuisine in an elegantly wood-paneled space; the afternoon tea here is more homey than fussy.


Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
£££
Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QD
Fully restored in 2009, this 4-star hotel features spacious rooms in muted shades; just about half of the 174 rooms are deluxe level. The informal but stylish on-site bar/restaurant features modern British cuisine, high windows and cozy leather chairs. Wi-fi is free.

Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
£££
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LB
Though it has more standard level rooms than its Bloomsbury Street neighbor, it’s arguable that rooms here — with big beds, walnut details and lots of square footage — are every bit as comfortable. Wi-fi is free, there’s an on-site gym, and the sleek lobby bar/restaurant features a glass-walled kitchen and a blend of Far Eastern and British cuisine.


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HOTEL PRICING KEY

£ 40-80
££ 80 – 200
£££ 200 – 350
££££ 350 – 600+
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**Be sure to check here for deals on hotels in London**
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