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16/18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ England
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  • 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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#34 of 1,196 hotels in London
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.3
2022 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
24-hour security
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
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Dawnb036 wrote a review Sep 26
Kenilworth, United Kingdom30 contributions7 helpful votes
Our second stay at The Stafford. The staff are friendly, professional and exceptionally welcoming. The American Bar is fabulous and the Game Bird never disappoints. Thanks to all of the staff who made our 3 night stay wonderful. Looking forward to our next time. The Turner’s.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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ConradHastler wrote a review Nov 2021
Houston, Texas245 contributions167 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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Julie C wrote a review Sep 25
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Great location, staff extremely attentive and helpful, restaurant and bar service exquisite, food delicious, but the rooms in serious need of updating. Ours was so small one person had to sit on the bed to make room for the other to get to the bathroom. The mattress was soft and lumpy. And the bathroom with its worn sink and bathtub and ancient toilet was not appealing. As great as everything else was, the room kind of ruined the vibe.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Susan wrote a review Sep 22
United Kingdom15 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a three day getaway at this lovely London hotel recently. Everything about this place is 5 star. Friendly and efficient staff at check-in and check-out. Fabulous team in the restaurant & American Bar where we had a great breakfast each morning. Lots of choice and well-prepared. The room service was exceptional too. Always bottle water on bedside, turndown service each evening. It's so nice to leave the hotel for the day and come back to a beautifully clean and welcoming room. Great location only short walk to Green Park. Well done The Stafford - you are a class act.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Alison C wrote a review Sep 21
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As the title suggests, this hotel is an absolute gem in the heart of Mayfair. The history of the hotel makes this a very special treat in itself. This was my first stay at the hotel on a personal level and it was nothing short of perfect. The level of care given by the hotel is exceptional. It truly is a personal service to each and every guest. The service across the whole hotel from the reception, the bar staff, the restaurant staff and the management is first class . For our overnight stay we were in a Junior Suite which was simply luxurious comfort. So much thought has gone into the design of the rooms which gives you everything and more. Little touches like nightlights strategically placed around the room and bathroom providing safety and comfort and silent aircon which meant a completely undisturbed nights' rest. Breakfast in The Game Bird Restaurant was just delicious. Plenty of choice and eggs perfectly cooked. This truly was an exceptional and memorable stay and if you are looking for somewhere special, I would not hesitate to recommend The Stafford as the ultimate place to stay in Mayfair.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 6 days ago
Dear alisonC4670UW, Thank you so much for your excellent review and for the recommendation! Delighted to gear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to sample so much of what we have to offer here at The Stafford. It is is indeed the staff that make all the difference and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them. We all look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Larry E wrote a review Sep 18
Salida, Colorado93 contributions45 helpful votes
The Service provided by the staff is remarkable. The hotel is centrally located, near Buckingham Palace and an underground station. The room was pristine, and the food was delicious. The interior of the hotel has the old-world charm that matches the exterior.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Larry E, Thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular the 'remarkable' service you received from the team. We are indeed blessed with a wonderful location, with all of London's landmarks right on our doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Stuart
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Nina G wrote a review Sep 12
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My family and I stayed at the Stafford for the second time and what a treat it was! What sets this hotel apart is its quaintness, hospitable staff, great location and knowledgeable conceirge team. They were so very thoughtful of us, especially Ned at the check-in desk who was very kind and helpful in contacting a store to see if they had a shoe in stock for us. The bell staff was also very attentive, especially in arranging transportation to the airport. We will definitely be recommending the Stafford to our friends and family!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nina G, Thank you for your review and the recommendation. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and I thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received from Ned and the team. As you rightly said, it is the staff that sets us apart and from top to bottom we have a great group of proper hospitality people. They will be delighted to hear your kind feedback. Look forward to welcoming you 'home' again soon! Kind Regards. Stuart
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Charlie Morison wrote a review Sep 11
London, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
Our third stay here at the Stafford and yet again we have been blown away by the incredible service, style and sophistication of the hotel all delivered in such a warm and homely way. Stuart’s team are without doubt the best in the business with impeccable professionalism with a friendly smile ! Our room was stunning, stylish, comfiest bed ever and beautifully appointed. We ate in the Game Bird which was lovely and relaxed but again professionally run. I would highly recommend the scallop tempura. Thank you to you all for making what was a memorable weekend anyway with the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth even more special. Kindest regards the Morison family x
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear CharlieB822, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your kind feedback! We absolutely love having you all with us and cannot wait to see you all again very soon. The team will be thrilled to hear your kind words! Kind Regards, Stuart
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Marcus A wrote a review Sep 4
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This place is very special, amazing location, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food is super, both in the bar and restaurant and the cocktails are out of this world. Can’t fault a thing, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MarcusaA2418GO, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear that The Stafford feels like your second home and we appreciate the recommendation. Looking forward to welcoming you 'home' again soon! Kind Regards, Stuart
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BathBunnMan wrote a review Sep 3
Bath75 contributions26 helpful votes
London has a good number of excellent hotels and we have stayed in many. Nearly all seem to manage every comfort and luxury we can think of. The Stafford is somehow just better. More personal. More individual. Very classy. Amazing location. We were genuinely welcomed and shown real hospitality by everyone we came into contact with - all the employees at The Stafford understand hospitality. Genuine hospitality is hard to cascade down through an entire hotel team but the leadership here has done it. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Handy little alley opposite the hotel takes you to the park and Buckingham Palace in just a few...
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Response from Stuart Procter, General Manager at The Stafford London
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear BathBunnMan, Thank you for posting this great review! As you rightly say, there are many great hotels in London, but The Stafford stands apart because of the excellent team of proper hospitality people we have here. I'll be sure to share your kind words with the whole team, they will be thrilled to hear your excellent feedback. We all look forward to welcoming you back 'home' 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.