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21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England (Bloomsbury)
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The Penn Club
Ranked #303 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Penn Club several times over a 9 year period and my stay there last weekend was great! It is scrupulously clean, quiet, lovely, safe, warm and pretty downstairs. My room was nice and the bathrooms fine! It is my home away from home. Thank you!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I emailed the Penn Club mid afternoon of Wed 11th Feb to see if they had a room for the night Had a reply back in 10mins saying yes. This was a nice place to stay in central London and on a fairly quiet side road. I was in room 40 which was a twin room and charged £77 for... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'We seek to encourage community whilst respecting the individuals privacy' Perhaps this explains the affection and loyalty which regular visitors feel for the Penn Club. It is without doubt a special place, and one to which we choose to return whenever we are in London. It is well managed, spotless, comfortable, and quietly welcoming. We arrive and relax knowing that... More 

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East Coast, U.S.
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I adore the Penn Club. I stayed for ten days in late September and have just made reservations to stay again in May. The location is amazing, particularly if you are visiting a student attending University in the Bloomsbury area, as I was. Several tube stations are in easy walking distance and there are plenty of nearby bus stops. I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have stayed at the Penn Club several times over the past few years. Each time I am happy with the value -- rooms are clean, staff are friendly, breakfast is good, and the location is great. I stay here every time I come to London.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a wonderful find in London. We were so happy we stumbled upon the Penn Club. An oasis of calm, wonderful fellow guests to chat to. We had an ensuite bathroom on the first floor. Receptionist helped us carry our large bags to our room. Breakfast a great way to start the day, easy walk to tube station and many... More 

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newbury, berkshire
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31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There was a feeling of calm about this place. We had a double with ensuite: it was not huge bit everything we needed was there, above all peace and quiet! The breakfast was really good, and cooked to order. All the staff with whom we came into contact were friendly and pleasant. The location is outstanding. We'll be back anon!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Quakers believe in living simply and here we find a good example of faith in practice. The Penn club is clean, comfortable and functional. Nothing is frivolous, but what there is is adequate and of substance. The quality of the bedroom curtains is one example, made to last and interlined with bump for thermal efficiency, the English breakfast is another...good... More 

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Troy, New York
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you want a cheap room, clean and simple with an included breakfast you will enjoy the Penn Club. It is loosely associated with the Quakers. The people who stay tend to be elderly who enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Breakfast is a hardy one and a guest is easily drawn into conversation with the other travelers. Tea and coffee is... More 

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41 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Be careful as the Penn club won't suit everyone. If you are a traveller or visitor of a certain age then you will enjoy your stay. Single ladies will feel secure, and the other guests are delightful. I love the friendship and conversation at breakfast particularly. For a solo traveller it is a calm and gentle place to stay. Location... More 

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Address: 21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
The Penn Club Hotel London
Penn Hotel London
The Penn Club London, England
Hotel Style:
#260 Family Hotel in London
#297 Business Hotel in London

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