We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Shakespeare Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Shakespeare Hotel
Shakespeare Hotel
Panoramas (9)
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Add Photo Write a Review

739 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 292: English reviews
Mullingar
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night with my sister in late November. We had booked a twin room in the Dolphin Hotel next door, but on arrival, were told that we were to be accommodated in the sister hotel, Shakespeare. Plastic bags piled near the entrance were not encouraging, but once inside we were warmly welcomed. Our room was on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank teresamullingar099
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I stayed here for one night after seeing a show at the West End. We weren't expecting too much but were pleasantly surprised. Room was clean and simple. We were surprised by it being a large 5 bed room rather than the standard double we ordered, but this wasn't a problem. Bathroom was good too, small but...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MelHunt182
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights on a leisure trup to London. The hotel is in close proximity to the tube and has lots of restaurants surrounding it. Oxford Street is closely located The room size is very small for the single room and the facilites in the hotel are pretty basic. However , the staff is very courteous...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ParitoshTiwari
Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did stay in this lovely hotel for 1week such a lovely stay clean bedroom friendly staff specially staff in the reception.breakfast was very good.great location and many good restaurant around.love to stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Marilen S
Malacky, Slovakia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay in this hotel. First time I posted a very good feedback with promise we will return. So we did, but concerning the second stay I am not going to be so positive, because we had probably the smallest roon on the ground floor next to the stairs with view into the wall. Even the double...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vavrovamonika
Fresno, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this small friendly hotel. The room met all my needs and was comfortable. It is located in a neighborhood side street located one block from the Paddington Station. The neighborhood has lots of restaurants and shops within steps of the hotel. The building is over 200 years old and is not a fancy dancy hotel and you should...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Monte F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For value for money with budget accommodation the Shakespeare ticks all the right boxes. On arrival check in was quick and easy I got to my room on the fourth floor and it's a fair stair climb! I think it would be easier to climb Everest and that's the only reason for loosing a star. My room was small but...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Bobby E
PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Bobby E, Thank you for your kind words in this very honest review. Only through feedback we are able to gauge how our Guests perceive our service and amenities and we benefit the most out of it. Unfortunately, it has proven extremely difficult to install a lift to our beautiful Victorian buildings and because we do understand that climbing...

Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. Such a lovely stay..... nice, friendly staff, clean bedroom with towels and a super new bathroom with fab power shower. Excellent location just 2 mins from Paddington station with access to underground. Superb !!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sam C
PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sam C, We can't thank you enough for your wonderful review and 5-star rating. Comments like that fill us with excitement to keep on doing our best and offer memorable moments to more Guests. Once again thank you for your trust in us. Best Regards Shakespeare Hotel

Attadale
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed here for 1 night as a stop between flights and I have to say its the worst hotel I've ever stayed at (and I've stayed in some crappy places). When I first arrived I was told that my room was on the fourth floor and there were no lifts - which is fine! - but walking up the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cmtalbot
PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

Hi cmtalbot, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry we did not manage to meet your standards and we do apologise for that. We are running our business in 160 year old Victorian buildings and we occupy a large maintenance team in order to keep them in good shape and updated. The fact that you stayed only for...

Lanark, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

 Report
Helpful?
Thank janetbR1403HV
PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

409 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (206)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (71)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (35)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (55)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (191)
Viewed
Amenities (7)
Viewed
Double Room (23)
Viewed
Five Bed (25)
Viewed
Quad Room (29)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Single Room (18)
Viewed
The Hotel (23)
Viewed
Triple Room (24)
Viewed
Twin Room (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
0.0 mi away
Dolphin Hotel
Dolphin Hotel
#612 of 1,077 in London
535 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Belvedere
The Belvedere
#639 of 1,077 in London
389 reviews
0.0 mi away
Tudor Court Hotel
Tudor Court Hotel
#748 of 1,077 in London
580 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 mi away
Hotel 65
Hotel 65
#810 of 1,077 in London
477 reviews
0.2 mi away
Mitre House Hotel
Mitre House Hotel
#515 of 1,077 in London
538 reviews
0.0 mi away
Cardiff Hotel
Cardiff Hotel
#595 of 1,077 in London
686 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect place to stay during your visit in London. Very nice neighborhood, a personal favourite, with nice cafes and restaurants. A very nice walk to Hyde Park is recommended or to Oxford Street for those shopping lovers, both are walking distance away. Rooms have been upgraded and there is always someone to help. The price is very low, for what you get, so be sure to check us out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shakespeare Hotel

Address: 22-28 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £62 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shakespeare Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Priceline, Budget Places, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Shakespeare Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fairfield Inn London
Shakespeare Hotel London
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Shakespeare Hotel staff and other travellers.
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Shakespeare Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“downstairs seemed to have bigger rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles teresamullingar099, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the ground floor”
  • View from the room on the ground floor
 of 5 bubbles vavrovamonika, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Dont rely on the internet to book a room here”
  • MARKS ON WALLS
 of 5 bubbles Richardobserves, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 444, while compact, is good for a solo traveler who doesn't mind climbing stairs, and likes solitude.”
 of 5 bubbles MankieCat, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bigger Room”
 of 5 bubbles 409eliasa, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay