The hotel opened in 1912, although parts of it are almost 400 years old. There were major renovation works in 2007, and the hotel has 105 rooms, including 38 suites, spread over 6 floors. Facilities include a traditional lounge and lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a fine-dining restaurant and the distinctive American Bar, popular with royalty and a great spot for a light meal. Of special note is the historical courtyard with tables for al fresco dining. A hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, cloakroom, lift access and café are also at guests' disposal. The conference facilities and Internet access may be of use to business guests, while room and laundry/pressing services are also provided (fees apply to the latter). Those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the car park for a fee.
The hotel is located in historic St James's, 500 m from Piccadilly and only 5 minutes' walk from Old Bond Street and Jermyn Street. A secret passageway connects the front of the hotel to Green Park, and within 5 minutes guests can walk to the Green Park underground station. The hotel is close to theatres, royal parks, palaces and London's finest stores. The Victoria bus and train station is situated around 2.5 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, around 5 km from the hotel. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow Airport (about 27 km away), London Luton Airport (about 50 km away), London Stansted Airport (about 58 km away) and London Gatwick Airport (about 60 km away).
The elegant, traditional and quiet rooms each offer all the comforts of home, including an en suite marble bathroom with Floris toiletries, a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer. The rooms are also fitted with complimentary wireless Internet access, a desk with telephone and voicemail, large bottles of mineral water, an in-room safe, satellite TV and a Bose CD-radio. Maid service is twice daily, and bathrobes are provided. Additional in-room amenities include a double or king-size bed, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and a terrace. Most rooms are non-smoking. The air conditioning and heating are individually regulated.
Guests may enjoy complimentary use of the on-site gym with 10 pieces of equipment including weights. Guests also have complimentary use of the nearby 3rd Space gym with swimming pool, extensive gym equipment and exercise classes.
The finest ingredients and discreet service make the restaurant an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A team of talented chefs take great pride in each and every plate they prepare. The time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea is served daily in the elegant lounge.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, VISA and some debit cards are accepted as methods of payment.
The nearest underground station is Green Park. Buses run along Piccadilly and can be accessed at the Green Park underground station. If driving, follow directions to Central London, Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly. Then take Haymarket, then Pall Mall, and head up St James's Street. Take a left onto St James's Place.
Parking is not provided on site, but vehicles can be taken by porters to the nearby NCP car park and the cost for this will be billed to the guest's room.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board
King size bed