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“Great location, decent value” 3 of 5 stars
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Staunton Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   13-15 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HE, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #483 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Hamilton, NJ
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“Great location, decent value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

The superb location of this small hotel (about 12 rooms) fully justified our choice. First the pluses: small Georgian mansion located in Bloomsbury, right next to the picturesque Bedford square, without crowds and hubbub inherent to any large or chain hotel, ideal location not only for your theater attractions but for every major Central London destination, even when walking. Clean rooms with a hint - though vague - of a boutique hotel, along with affordable (for Central London) value. The bed was really wide and comfortable. As one of the previous reviewers noted, the rooms are sound-proof as far as room-to-room sound insulation is concerned. We booked it through Expedia and got a $200 a night rate. Some reviewers complained about the room size but from our previous experience it's rather normal for Central London. Now the downsides: if you have more than a carry-on luggage it's going to be really cumbersome to drag your bags up the really narrow stairs. The front desk/concierge services looked pretty much disinterested in the hotel guests. The bathroom lacked above the mirror lighting which made the shaving or make-up close to impossible. Our windows faced Gower street, and though our room was on the second floor, the pretty serious 24-hr a day traffic was a nuisance, for the windows sound-proof quality deserves to be significantly improved. To summarize: decent hotel, decent value, but definetely not a 4-stars advertised.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

We thought from the reviews that this would be a smart, well kept small hotel at value for money.
We booked the top price room, which was nothing like the photo on the web site, photo attached. It was fairly small and scruffy for the price we paid some lights not working and ceiling lights that went on and off when they warmed up.
The bathroom was freezing cold with no apparent heating that worked and a floor with a lot of hair on it and bath with cracked and dirty tiles.
The breakfast was ok except for the service from a very sullen east european who threw the plates on the table.
Felt ripped off when we left.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

I am a returning guest at Staunton Hotel. Excellent spacious rooms, outstanding service from an incredibly helpful and friendly staff! They always offer the best English breakfast!! The most important feature of Staunton Hotel, is that the rooms are soundproof! So, it’s the perfect place to relax! All in all, I like Staunton for the great quite rooms, warm atmosphere and superb breakfast. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Great hotel that is affordable, clean, and in an excellent location. The Goodge and Russell Square tube stations were short walks away, and allowed us to travel all over London without wasting money on a taxi even once. The included English breakfast each morning was excellent. The room was very clean, and was updated from what the hotel's website shows. One thing they should advertise is that there is free wireless internet in the rooms, and they also have tons of electrical outlet adaptors you can borrow. The only negatives were that the bathroom was small (though clean and modern), the soaps/shampoos were not very good, and the concierge could be more friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Otis1888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

I have to visit London generally once a month, and even in the capital I avoid the large corporate hotels - I originally choose The Staunton a year ago because of it's location near my office, but also from the reviews on Tripadviser.

I now make it my first choice when booking a hotel in London, and am most disappointed if they are fully booked.

I have of course stayed in several different rooms, and they have all been spotlessly clean and well furnished. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is excellent.

I would also recommend the restaurant "Paradiso" just around the corner in Store Street for good inexpensive Italian cooking.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

I stayed at this hotel in April with my husband and 15 year old daughter for 1 night as we were going to see Oliver at the Drury Lane Theatre (which was brilliant). Previously we have stayed at the Hyde Park Radnor but this time I wanted somewhere within walking distance of the theatre. It took us about 15 minutes to walk from Euston station to the hotel. The lady on reception was polite and helpful. Our room wasn't quite ready and as we had bought sandwiches at the station, she suggested we walk to nearby Russell Square where we could buy tea/coffee and eat them there. Russell square is like a very small park with a cafe and fountains so this was a nice way to pass half an hour. We were allocated a room on the third floor at the back of the hotel. I had requested a quiet room in my email and they had replied straight away that that was fine. There isn't a lift but we needed the exercise anyway. The room was nice and clean and spacious even though they had had to put a single in as well for my daughter. Our bed was 6' wide and had lovely soft pillows and nice white bed linen. There were tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom was spacious and had a bath which you often don't get. There was a small selection of toiletries provided and plenty of towels (although the bath towels were a bit small). The room was warm but there is air conditioning if you need it. In the morning we went down to the breakfast room in the basement. It was nice and clean though not all that big. It wasn't busy when we were there though. The waitress was polite and efficient. There was a selection of cereals, yoghurts, juices, fresh fruit etc and we had a nice english breakfast. It only took us about 15 minutes or so to walk to the theatre on our first evening and it was nice to be able to walk back afterwards and not use the tube. We had had dinner at a nice Italian restaurant called Paradiso which was just around the corner from the hotel in Store Street. The staff were polite and efficient and the food good especially the desserts which were lovely. We went to the Victoris and Albert museum whilst in London which we enjoyed. There is so much to see there. They have a very good cafe too and also a small garden outside with a fountain where you can buy coffee/cakes etc. It was lovely sitting out there soaking up the sun. On the second evening before we went home we had dinner at another Italian restaurant in Charlotte Street called Bertorelli's. This was only about 5 minutes walk from the hotel and again the food/service was very good. There are several nice restaurants on Charlotte street. It was ideal being able to walk back to Euston and not worry about tubes and taxis. We would definitely stay at the Staunton hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

Small hotel in Bloomsbury that includes a great English breakfast. Comfortable rooms, ensuite bathrooms - everything was clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Staunton Hotel

Address: 13-15 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #483 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Staunton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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