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The Stafford London

16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 1,170 hotels in London
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Italian
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helenwilling wrote a review Jun 13
Jersey, United Kingdom112 contributions63 helpful votes
We are just back from celebrating our youngest daughters 21st birthday with a stay at the Stafford hotel. We had a wonderful time and were throughly spoiled and extremely well looked after by all of the staff. Ned Holder was fantastic in helping to organise various things during our stay, from a glorious picnic at Kew to making sure we had lovely rooms connecting with each other! All of the staff at the hotel were amazing at going that extra mile to make Hannah’s birthday extra special and I’m only sorry I can’t thank each of them personally. I think just about everyone wished her happy birthday ! The cake that Ned organised was delicious the staff at breakfast so kind and thoughtful remembering drinks orders for day two and making us feel at home. We loved the American bar inside and out, our outdoor table was especially nice as London was very warm when we were there. The gentleman at the door was wonderful offering tit bits of information about surrounding buildings and advice on walking routes also extremely thoughtful when we were leaving for our picnic. I cannot thank you all enough for making our couple of days with you so special !! We certainly enjoyed lovely family time in this weird climate. We will be back x
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
LisaM wrote a review Jun 2
4 contributions2 helpful votes
After what seemed like a lifetime in lockdown arriving at the Stafford was pure Joy! We have lost count the amount of times we have stayed and each time has been memorable. The welcome you receive is second to none and you really do fee as if you are returning home. Counting the days until we return again
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Princess-estates, Thanks so much for your kind review. It certainly has felt like a lifetime, but we are so pleased to back doing what we do best. It's really great to hear how you are always looked after so well and I thank you for highlighting this. I sincerely it won't be too long before we are able to welcome you back 'home' again! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Janet Inniss wrote a review Jun 2
United Kingdom1 contribution
Myself and a friend booked a 3 nights stay, at the Stafford London, to celebrate my 54th Birthday. I have stayed at many 5 star hotels, but the Stafford stood out from the rest! It has all the luxury, and grandeur, that one would expect from a 5 star hotel. But what really stood out for me was the amazing , dedicated staff and the service they consistently delivered. They were always so welcoming, helpful and willing to go above and beyond. The communication, prior to my arrival date, was excellent. The staff answered all of my questions, promptly, and kindly arranged for a DVD player to be placed in my room. On arrival, I was pleasantly surprised by a room upgrade to a junior suite, which was on the ground floor (Room 15). The suite was almost like a mini cottage - cosy and comfortable, with a lovely and spacious bathroom. We dined at the hotel's Game Bird Restaurant, on my actual Birthday. The food, wine and service was excellent. On our second night, we dined at the hotel's American Bar. The food and cocktails were delightful and again, the staff and service was fantastic! The Breakfast was great quality, with a good choice of foods. The hotel is conveniently located and there is so much to do locally. We took leisurely strolls in Green Park and shopped at nearby Oxford and Regent Street. I really can't recommend the Stafford London highly enough. I will definitely be coming back! Thank you to all the staff, at the Stafford London. You truly are a credit to the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: The ground floor Junior Suite was wonderful.
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jaminn1967, What a pleasure it was to read your fantastic review! Birthdays are always special and its so heart warming to hear how you enjoyed your time with us celebrating. I'm very pleased to hear that you appreciated the upgrade to our Mews Suite and that the team did everything to ensure your comfort in advance of your stay. We are blessed to have such wonderful access to all the very best of London right on our doorstep, so I'm glad you appreciated our excellent location. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed our Food & Beverage offerings. With the sumptuous menu provided in The Game Bird and our stunning Al Fresco setting at the American Bar, there's always an option to fit the mood. As you kindly mentioned and above all else, it is the team that make all the difference and I'm thankful to have such a brilliant team here that always take great pride in their work. Rest assured I will pass on your kind feedback as I know the team will be over the moon to hear! Look forward to welcoming you back 'home' again soon. Kind Regards, Stuart
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michael g wrote a review Jun 2
2 contributions
My first visit to the Stafford after a friends recommendation. I could not fault this hotel my room overlooking the courtyard was fantastic, simple little touches like choosing your room cleaning & turn down times make a difference. The breakfast was first class and the service from all departments was 5 star, especially Luigi in the American Bar, warm , friendly and very professional, food was also excellent. I have already booked my stay for the end of this month.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: choose a king Delux, very keenly priced for london and over 35sqm.
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear michaelgR39ZF, Thank you for this lovely review. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us and appreciated the extra personal touches from the team. I must also thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received from Luigi in The American Bar, I know he will be very pleased to hear your kind words. It's great to hear that you are already planning to return at the end of the month and we all look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Stuart
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Matthew1965 wrote a review Jun 1
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom25 contributions26 helpful votes
It was so lovely to be back !. We missed our trips to The Stafford and it was so lovely that despite the current restrictions the incredibly high standards of the hotel have not changed . From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome and safe . The room was stunning, clean and very impressive. Thank you Stuart and Sarah for making our Wedding Anniversary so memorable. We are already looking forward to coming “home” soon !.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MatthewAV, Thank you so much for taking the time to post! It's always a pleasure to have you both and I'm delighted we were able to mark the occasion so memorably. This is your 'home' and we always look forward to welcoming you back. Hope to see you both again before too long! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stafford London
Which popular attractions are close to The Stafford London?
Nearby attractions include Undiscovered London (0.1 miles), London Party Pub Crawl (0.2 miles), and May Fair Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Stafford London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Stafford London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Stafford London?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Stafford London?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Stafford London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ormer Mayfair, May Fair Kitchen, and Wiltons.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Stafford London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Stafford London have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Stafford London offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Stafford London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Stafford London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Stafford London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.