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The Stafford London

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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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IanFarnell wrote a review Jan 14
Skipton, United Kingdom98 contributions93 helpful votes
The Stafford is a traditional style hotel. On inspection the maintenance is exemplary. Many things set this hotel apart from its competitors. It is exceptionally comfortable in all areas. The food and beverage options are unique for a small hotel. There is good all day dining in the Game Bird which is now overseen by Michelin star holder Lisa Goodwin Allen, this can only be upside from now on. The American bar is busy and vibrant but for St James’s the outside seating and dining area is incredibly spacious. The staff are exceptional and many are long serving. We were travelling with a twenty month old child and the efforts to give us suitable accommodation at a fair price were superb. The owners have recently acquired the Northcote Manor in Lancashire, a brave move but U am sure it will be a successful thing for them. Certainly as a joint customer the rates are to be lauded. This really is one of London’s best and realistic pricing makes this a no brainer. I really enjoy staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Just enjoy the location and all the facilities
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 3 days ago
Dear IanFarnell, Thank you so much for sharing your kind feedback! As friends of Northcote Manor I'm especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Stafford. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful food and beverage offering and with Chef Lisa on board we are going from strength to strength. I'm also very pleased to hear that our accommodation was comfortable for you and your family and with our newly refurbished main house rooms and suites we have some excellent configurations for travelling families. Hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you all back 'home' to The Stafford soon! Kind Regards, Stuart
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ConradHastler wrote a review Nov 2021
Houston, Texas236 contributions149 helpful votes
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Our return visit showed despite Covid the operations and staff have not missed a beat. Excellent suite and excellent staff made our visit a pleasure. We again dined at the Gamebird, which also continues to present fine cuisine. As always. The Stafford is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded Nov 28, 2021
Dear ConradHastler, Thank you so much for posting your review and for the recommendation. I'm pleased to hear that despite the various challenges and changes we have had to make you were still providing the same level of service we are renowned for. I must also thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received from the team. We all look forward to seeing you both again soon! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Clive Viegas Bennett wrote a review Jan 11
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Before Covid, my job involved staying in a lot of hotels around the world. As travel restarts, I just found The Stafford by chance and stayed there last week, with a group of colleagues for meetings. It has now shot to the top of my list of all time favourite hotels. Tucked away in the heart of St James's, just a minute's walk from Green Park, it is simply wonderful and I almost feel like keeping the secret to myself. They manage to do what I have been seeking for decdes, a luxury hotel at a sensible price, balancing charming classical decor with simplicity and modern faclities, homeliness with professionalism. I have stayed at the Ritz around the corner and much prefer The Stafford - less grandiose and pompous and infinitely more friendly. (And less than half the price). I was mildly irritated by their formulaic greeting "Welcome Home", but over the five days I stayed, the impeccable staff truly delivered - it is one of the very few hotels I could imagine living in for a few weeks, more even than my club down the road, I am sorry to say. It is a perfect size, too, big enough to have everything you need, including outstanding meeting rooms and an excellent restaurant, but small enough for you really to feel at home and, well, pampered. The rooms are excellent, room service food is way above normal hotel fare, and the "American Bar" has the best cocktails I've had outside New York. Great hotels are found in the details and there wasn't a single detail that any of seven of us found wanting - that is an amazing achievement at a decent price. My only regret is that I never found The Stafford before and wasted all my London stays elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ask the staff for their advice, they are unfailingly helpful. I got a better deal reserving...
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 5 days ago
Dear cviegasb, What a pleasure it is to read your fantastic review! I am so pleased to hear that your stay was wonderful and it is indeed a shame we did not come across each other sooner. It seems you really found your 'home' in London, here in the heart of St James's and I sincerely hope that we have the chance to welcome you 'home' again in the future. I understand the importance of getting the balance right and it certainly feels like we got it just right for you and your party. Thank you also for highlighting the professionalism of the team. We all look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Mei Hui wrote a review Jan 8
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We had an amazing 3 night stay at the hotel over christmas. There was a slight miscommunication at the beginning with regards to our reservation but the staff were super helpful and we had the most relaxing stay in a mews suite and a lovely dinner at the bar. The staff there were so lovely and were able to decant a 50 year old port we had been saving for our holiday. I can't recommend enough the room which was perfect haven for a staycation and being able to watch lovely black and white movies and have room service. From the housekeeping to the restaurant, bar and front desk, we'd just like to say thank you for making the end of 2021 the most stress free time for us.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: mews area at the back of the hotel are particularly quiet
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MeiH555, Thank you ever so much for your kind review following your stay over Christmas! It is so pleasing to hear that we were able to close out 2021 in the right way and its great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at what is a most special time of year. Our Mews suites are indeed the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway and provide all the necessary ingredients for a stress free stay. I thank you for your kind comments in regards to the hotel and staff and we a look forward to seeing you again before too long. Kind Regards, Stuart
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Alan D wrote a review Jan 8
worcester7 contributions3 helpful votes
A fabulous restaurant set inside The Stafford Hotel. We had dinner, which exceeded our expectations and was simply superb! A lovely intimate setting, excellent cuisine and service, well worth a look. Its a ten from me!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Alan D, Thank you so much for your review of our Game Bird restaurant! Very pleased to learn that we exceeded your expectations and I thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received. Hope to see you again soon! 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 London Party Pub Crawl (0.2 miles), Undiscovered London (0.1 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 airport transportation?
Yes, The Stafford London offers airport transportation 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.