Hotels in Kensington London


One of the most densely populated and upscale residential neighborhoods in the city, Kensington features Kensington Gardens, Holland Park and the fashionable Kensington High Street. Staying here provides an ideal compromise between touristy and local London.

HOTEL PRICING KEY

£ 40-80
££ 80 – 200
£££ 200 – 350
££££ 350 – 600+
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Rydges Kensington
£-££
61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE UK
The 90 stylishly-updated rooms here come in a wide variety of sizes and feature “dream beds” for an extremely comfortable night’s rest. The small, sunny, informal and cozy restaurant features American beef and modern European cuisine, the lounge offers just a bit of elegance, and the wood-and-brass pub serves British snacks and tipples.


Grosvenor Kensington
£-££
Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER
Despite its ornate Victorian facade, this sunny but plain hotel has been arranged more for comfort and convenience than style; with very big executive rooms, some of which feature bunk beds, this is an ideal choice for families on a budget. The informal dining room serves only breakfast (not included with room rates) and the friendly lobby lounge is both a pub and wine bar.


Best Western John Howard Hotel
££
4 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5EH
With 40 guest rooms and 12 self-contained apartments within a large townhouse, this small hotel manages to feel more boutique than chain. Windows and square footage are generous, and the apartments are ideal for large families traveling together. An on-site restaurant features three daily meals of traditional British cuisine, and breakfast is not included in room rates.


Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
££
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SR
This great big hotel feels like a large, full-service apartment complex that was turned into a hotel sometime in the 1980s; it’s been updated a bit since then, but more for comfort and convenience than style. Room and suites are quite large, and many offer views as far as the London Eye. The restaurant serves a unique combination of Asian cuisines, the concierge service is excellent, and on-site there’s both a fitness room and a bureau de change.


Grange Strathmore
££
41 Queen’s Gate Gardens, London, SW7 5NB
Comfy and bright, with a mix of Victorian and modern furnishings and 77 large, ensuite rooms ranging in size from single to family. The grand (and just-this-side-of-stuffy) restaurant serves traditional British cuisine and afternoon tea, and you can get a full array of cocktails in the cozy bar lounge.


Kensington Close
££
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, W8 5SP
With 550 modern, comfortable rooms in a variety of sizes, this boutique hotel has something for just about every traveler. For an additional charge, guests may use an extensive on-site fitness center with a sauna and spa treatments that use products from British beauty brand Elemis. There are two restaurants — one serving English breakfasts and carvery, the other Modern British cuisine — and a sports bar/pub.


Kensington House
££
15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London, W8 5PQ UK
A beautiful 4-story townhouse hotel (with no elevator), there are 41 luxuriously appointed ensuite rooms with lots of space, light and free wi-fi. The lobby lounge/bar serves coffee, tea light snacks and cocktails throughout the day.


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HOTEL PRICING KEY

£ 40-80
££ 80 – 200
£££ 200 – 350
££££ 350 – 600+
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London Vicarage Hotel
££
10 Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London W8 4AG
There are 17 rooms at this charming, period Victorian townhouse, a combination of single, double, triple and quad with a choice of ensuite or shared facilities. Beds are not the most comfortable in London, but service is friendly and efficient. Rates include a full English or continental breakfast.

Thistle Hyde Park
££
90-92 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NR
Beautiful and elegant even from the street, the small array of spacious rooms all feature elegant details like marble bathrooms and chandeliers; 16 rooms have balconies with park views. The slightly formal restaurant serves British/Euro cuisine, with a very good wine list.


Thistle Kensington Gardens
££
104 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3HL
Offering an updated combo of Art Deco and Georgian design and leafy views from bright, cozy rooms, this is affordable comfort in a great neighborhood. Family rooms are available, the on-site British/Euro restaurant manages to be both elegant and casual, and in the lobby, there’s a big, traditional lounge bar with leather armchairs.


Base2Stay
££-£££
25 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London, SW5 0PG
At this modern, Green and family-friendly hotel, room rates here are inclusive of VAT and wi-fi is free. The 67 guest rooms, all with comfortable beds, range from singles to bunk-bed twins and large suites. There is no on-site dining room, bar or restaurant.


Baglioni Hotel
££££
60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5BB
The elegant rooms and suites in this 5-star outpost of a boutique Italian chain feature a muted palette accented with gilt details; some suites feature sleek fireplaces and even butler service. The swank lobby restaurant/bar has Murano glass chandeliers and modern Mediterranean cuisine, and in addition to a state-of-the-art gym, there’s also a full-service spa.


Milestone
££££
1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
Spectacular luxury in a quintessentially British setting: carved-wood fireplaces, damask drapes, leather armchairs, even a Bentley on hand for city excursions. There are many special amenities for children (including a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel) as well as high-security rooms for women traveling alone. The main restaurant features modern British cuisine and a near-endless wine list; there’s also a conservatory for afternoon tea and a cozy, equestrian-themed bar.


Royal Garden Hotel
££££
2 – 24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT
Many of the sleek, streamlined and quiet rooms here (which come in a wide variety of sizes) feature amazing views over Kensington Gardens. There’s a full-service spa and complimentary fitness center (which offers studio classes for £10 extra). In addition to a wine/champagne bar, there’s are two restaurants — one serving Chinese cuisine, and the other a selection of afternoon teas.


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HOTEL PRICING KEY

£ 40-80
££ 80 – 200
£££ 200 – 350
££££ 350 – 600+
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