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The Stafford London
Ranked #29 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were looking for a quiet pre cruise couple of days in London and The Stafford has it all.
Quiet location but central to everything.good food good sized bar. Very friendly staff with a great balance between approachable and efficient. We loved it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Stafford for a holiday for seven days and nights in July. Ambience was traditional and elegant, and the service was impeccable, provided courteously and promptly without fail. It's always a pleasure being welcomed back by name at the end of the day. Our package included breakfast, which was superbly prepared; for example, a small silver jug of hot milk was brought to the table for coffee or tea. The American Bar at the hotel was classy, we realized, because it didn't feature wall to wall television monitors or canned music as we are accustomed to in North America, and we appreciated the dress code. Conversation is still valued in British pubs and bars. Our Deluxe King room was satisfactory in size; a little tight moving around, but not unreasonably so, and above all elegantly appointed. The hotel's location was superb as well, just a few steps to Green Park, St. James Park, the tube, and Piccadilly to the west and north, and a 15-minute or so walk to the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square to the east. A first-class and memorable stay, all round.

Room Tip: We preferred to Main house. A Deluxe room is worth the extra money if staying two or more days.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

It is almost a year since my last visit to The Stafford and sadly I was only able to stay overnight on this occasion en route from Paris. However The Stafford remains my first choice London Hotel. We received a wonderful "welcome home" when checking in and were extremely grateful for the suite upgrade. The hotel and service from its staff cannot be faulted and the introduction of coffee machine to the room since my last visit was most welcome. The hotel, rooms and particularly bathrooms are spotlessly clean and the beds must be the most comfortable that I have experienced anywhere. Excellent breakfasts. Delighted to return again.

Room Tip: Suites in the Main House are excellent
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank MEllerton
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed for our second time at the Stafford for 4 nights last week. We were welcomed back upon check in and shown to the Deluxe King room we booked. It was spacious and bright (though not much of a view) but the bed was amazingly comfy and the AC worked - which is key in a rare London heat wave!

Like other reviewers we chose the Stafford again for its location in central St James/Mayfair, in the middle of it all but tucked away, and the staff's attention to detail…not to mention the great American Bar, clearly a hotspot for locals as well in the warm summer months. The Green Park access was also lovely for some lazy afternoons in the park & morning jogs.

Only complaint - the slamming doors each morning on our hall - perhaps a quieter closing mechanism? They really do bang!

We will return again despite that - all in all a lovely hotel!

Room Tip: Deluxe King rooms are a nice size. Stayed in a Queen the last trip and they are tight.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We visited the hotel on Saturday evening as one of our friends had vouchers from Top table. A glass of very nice champagne and three courses for £60 per head. I must say I am not a fan of eating in hotel restaurants, but after this experience I certainly have changed my mind. We had a table for six in a private area of the restaurant shared with another table for two.. We all experienced superb service, wine and some of the finest food we have had for many, many years. The eventual bill with three bottles of champagne and two bottles of Rioja was £120 per head, but money we'll spent.
The menu is not huge, probably six to eight choices per course. We will return.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Spent the weekend in London celebrating our anniversary and stayed Saturday night .........absolutely fantastic hotel ,friendly staff and superb atmosphere the American style bar is brilliant ....highly recommended,we will return.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This a excellent hotel situated in a very good location next to Green Park and very upscale restaurants and shopping. The Staff is gracious and anxious to serve while display elegant class as they go about their jobs.
Rooms are good varying in size and size beds. Suggest you have clarity on the type of size bed when you book your accommodations to ensure your satisfaction. We had Room 217 overlooking the garden/Bar area. They have an excellent restaurant serving all meals and High Tea. The American bar is well known and is full service with both indoor and outside seating. The location at the end of an off street is quite and provides an escape from the London hustle. We will use this fine hotel on our future visits to London and highly recommend.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range: £300 - £690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Stafford London 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the heart of historic St James’s, and just minutes from London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant West End, The Stafford London is one of the finest luxury hotels in the Capital. Luxuriate in the stunning individually designed rooms and suites, dine in cool sophistication in The Game Bird and relax with a cocktail in the renowned American Bar. Our stylish rooms and suites are guaranteed to help you relax. The Main House, is a blend of Victorian grandeur and modern comfort, while the Carriage House offers a unique, countryside ambiance in the heart of London. The Mews Suites and Penthouse offer classic, contemporary elegance and the comfort and discretion of your own private residence at one of London’s most prestigious addresses. The Game Bird restaurant is a contemporary tale about relaxed dining at any time of the day. A place to eat, drink and socialise, the focus is on modern British comfort cooking executed with style and panache, all wrapped in a seductive ambience that oozes cool sophistication. For a more relaxed atmosphere, visit The American Bar, where every available wall and surface is crammed with an intriguing collection of artefacts, knick-knacks and signed celebrity photographs donated by patrons and guests over the years. Open daily from 8am, enjoy a casual breakfast or lunch or simply soak up the history and relax with one of our speciality cocktails. There is even a private cobbled courtyard so you can enjoy outdoor dining at any time of day. Experience unrivalled luxury in one of London’s most historic and quintessentially English five-star hotels. ... more   less 
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