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The Penn Club

#312 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
The Penn Club
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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this is my second stay and I just loved it even more. It really felt like home after a long day out in London. This time I was there a week. I checked in a Friday afternoon and after I got settled in my room, I could hear the neighbors snoring through the walls!! I have earplugs with me... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night as a non-member while in London on business. The room was simple but had everything I needed and was excellent value for such a great location. The Club is just 5 minutes walk to the British Museum and the British Library, a short walk to the nearest tube, and within easy reach of Camden.... More 

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York 9
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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 February 14, 2015

'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.
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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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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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New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
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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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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