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#25 of 1,170 hotels in London
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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
Conference facilities
24-hour security
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Breakfast available
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Wine / champagne
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Banquet room
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The Stafford London garners accolades for its professional and warm staff, who are often cited for their personalized attention and adeptness at addressing guests' needs. The hotel's atmosphere is regularly described as both luxurious and inviting, with rooms that are comfortable and elegantly furnished. Although opinions on value vary, with some deeming it pricey, many guests find the cost reasonable given the hotel's prime location near top attractions and the overall quality of service and amenities. The commendable cleanliness of the rooms and property also stands out in visitor feedback.
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JoR wrote a review Yesterday
Warwick, United Kingdom7 contributions
Beautiful, tranquil space in the middle of busy city! Our stay was absolutely perfect from start to finish! The level of service was second to none from reception, concierge and housekeeping. The rooms were fabulous. We visited the American Bar more than once during our stay, amazing cocktails and snacks. Will return most definitely!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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needlepointnellie wrote a review Feb 17
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
The Stafford Hotel is an incredibly special place. My husband and I have been celebrating my birthday for the last 10 years by spending 5 days in London and staying at the Stafford Hotel. Our experience at the Stafford has been exceptional. It never disappoints! Everything about our experience at The Stafford is exceptional. We book the same (or similar) room every year. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the lush towels and robes are divine. When entering our room we are greeted by a celebratory bottle of champagne. Initially there was a mix-up in our room. Alba, one of the receptionists was wonderful…she changed our room without skipping a beat, and with charm and grace. The staff is interpersonally gifted. The moment we entered the hotel we were greeting by Alex saying “welcome home!” setting the stage for a perfect birthday celebration. Every morning we are greeted by smiling – and familiar faces. (It also makes a positive statement about the staff experience that most of the staff has been at The Stafford for many years. In the morning we look forward to speaking with Alex (who is Scottish) and Tom, who serves as the concierge. Tom was incredibly helpful in getting tickets to plays and museum memberships. Both men always greet us with a smile and a twinkle in their eyes. The food at the Stafford is excellent. Breakfast is bountiful and soo good! We always celebrate my birthday dinner at the Game Bird. The food is exceptional, and the as is the service. The waitstaff were thoughtful and attentive. Francesca’s, the head of the team that served us was truly lovely. Her smile was so warm and inviting, and we had a lively discussion about the differences between her native Dominican Republic and her experience of now living in London. Other reviews have mentioned how wonderful the Stafford’s location is…and it is, close to the tube and within walking distance to the Palace, Piccadilly Square, Bond and Oxford streets and many other places of interest. What is really wonderful about the location is it its hidden down a quiet, beautiful street. There was absolutely nothing that I would have changed about our experience at the Stafford…AND…we are already looking forward to next year!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Staying at the Stafford Hotel will enhance your experience of your time in London!
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded 2 days ago
Dear needlepointnellie, Thank you once again for such a fantastic review and your unwavering loyalty to The Stafford! It really is such a pleasure to host you both and I know that all team members old and new share this feeling. I will of course communicate your wonderful and kind words with Alba, Alex, Tom, Francesca and the whole team, they will be over the moon to hear. We all look forward to welcoming you back 'home' again for another celebration next year, if not before! Warmest Wishes, Ned
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Clive S wrote a review Feb 16
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I had been visiting and importantly enjoying The American Bar since 1980's and used the restaurant for lunches and dinners in the past ten years. Always reliably great and fun. Now I live permanently overseas I had often considered The Stafford as great location to be based when returning to the UK to catch up with friends. I absolutely made the right decision. It is outstanding. The location is perfect for most destinations on foot and the public transport links are immediate and excellent. But the hotel has old London charm with fine service and food. Better than I could have imagined and I have stayed in some outstanding places around the world. The Stafford has a great natural energy from the bar and dining room, but also offers perfect tranquility from its position in serene St. James's. No early morning ( or evening) noise and the cobbled courtyard was perfect for a morning coffee, even in the middle of winter. But it was the staff who made my stay so good. No delays servicing the room, allergies noted and addressed correctly when dining and t is a spotlessly clean and tidy property. I cannot wait to return
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Enjoy and relax the hotel and where it is located!
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded 4 days ago
Dear clivess14, Thank you so much for your review and your continued support for The American Bar over the years. I'm very pleased however, that you had the chance to stay with us on this visit and that everything worked out well for you. We are blessed with a wonderful location, here in the heart of St James's and with our famous American Bar and sumptuous Game Bird restaurant there is always a real buzz around. It is, as you say the staff that make all the difference and I thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received from the team. We all look forward to seeing you next time you are in London! Best Wishes, Ned
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Blue Poppy wrote a review Feb 14
Omagh, United Kingdom29 contributions
The Stafford Hotel is a hidden gem. A little oasis of calm and tranquillity on the edge of Green Park, a short walk from Green Park Underground Station. We arrived late in the day and were given a weary-traveller welcome by Ned on reception. His welcome was warm and kind and reflected the warmth, cosiness and elegance of the décor. Having showed us around the hotel and explained a little about the history of the hotel and it's recent developments, he kindly showed us to our room where we were met with considerate gifts for my husband's birthday. It made his birthday and our weekend special in a way that we were not expecting. Ned showed us the workings of the room and offered advice about the hotel and surrounding area. We went to a show in nearby Piccadilly and afterwards enjoyed cocktails in the snug American Bar situated downstairs and the back of the hotel. Our room was really cosy. In the morning we luxuriated in it's quiet surroundings, reading the lovely magazines and helping ourselves to complimentary coffee. Personally, within the short stay, I felt revived. My husband and I have stayed in many lovely hotels around the world. In our opinion, The Stafford ,with it's professional and welcoming staff, has the X-factor. We look forward to our return visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded 4 days ago
Dear siomurr, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and for the lovely comments therein. I'm delighted to see that you found our hidden gem, tucked away here in the heart of St James's. I must also thank you for the special mention and the for kind words. I know this was a particularly special stay for you, celebrating your husband's Birthday and it's great to know that you felt revived after your time at The Stafford. Rest assured I will share your wonderful feedback to the whole team, they will be thrilled to hear as I was. Looking forward to the next visit! Best Wishes, Ned
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Gloria C wrote a review Feb 7
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The best hotel in London! I travelled with my boyfriend and we both had the most wonderful experience. first I would like to say something about the staff.. the best ever! They took care of everything and gave the best advice and treatment. A special thanks goes to Alessandra for being the one who showed us every way to experience London in the short time we had. The best advice, the kindness, the professionalism are just a few things I could say about miss Sandra. We also had the chance to eat at the restaurant (wonderful also). Alfonso and David took care of us serving some delicious food and Lucia showed us with passion and an expert view every choice of wine the restaurant had. During our dinner we also tasted some cocktails, my boyfriend’s also a bartender and he was very pleased with those drinks! Bravissimi tutti! We got the Junior Suite, and it was better than I could ever imagine. The suite was bigger than it looked in pictures and had his own entrance. They greeted us with a bottle of champagne and the room was full of everything you could ever need. As someone born and living in Italy the espresso machine was a MUST! The double service bathroom has both a bathtub and a shower. If you’re planning to visit London, I would definitely recommend to stay at the Stafford London! Bravi!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Gloria C, What a pleasure it is to read your review! It is fantastic to receive such high praise and I thank you for the recommendation and the kind comments with regards to the service you received from the staff. Rest assured I will share your kind feedback with Alessandra, Alfonso, David, Lucia and the whole team, they will be delighted to hear as I was! I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed your Junior Suite and the extra little touches in the room and I'm so happy to know that had the chance to sample our famous American Bar. Once again, thank you so much for the kind words, we all look forward to welcoming you back 'home' again before too long. Best Wishes, Ned
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Courtney M wrote a review Jan 2024
Baltimore10 contributions
Our stay at the Stafford was wonderful! Cannot overstate how friendly and accommodating everyone was. The hotel, dining, room, and location were on point — exceptional! Highly recommend the afternoon tea as well. We look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Courtney M, Thank you so much for your review. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and in particular our sumptuous Game Bird restaurant. Our brand-new afternoon tea is a decadent feast of dainty finger sandwiches and delicious homemade sweet and savoury scones, accompanied by a selection of seasonal cakes and pastries. Thank you also for the kind words with regards to the team, I know they will be delighted to hear and we all look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best Wishes, Ned
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Susan W wrote a review Jan 2024
Upholland, United Kingdom6 contributions
The Stafford Hotel is simply what a good hotel should be. It offers comfort in its surroundings as well as its rooms. The staff are the most helpful, friendly and cheerful you would wish to meet. The phrase "nothing is too much trouble" means just that. I recently had an overnight stay here to meet my son to celebrate my birthday. My room was lovely and warm on coming in from a snow fall. The bed, bedding and pillows were all extremely comfortable. To top everything off, complimentary wine and cake were waiting for me. A really lovely touch, especially as I was travelling alone. I am so glad I chose the Stafford Hotel and would not hesitate to stay there again and would recommend the hotel to anyone. Finally, I inadvertently left an item in the room when I left and mentioned it in the feedback form I wrote out at reception. The very next day, Sadia from the hotel contacted me to offer assistance. What service, but no more than I would have expected from such a lovely hotel. Thank you, The Stafford Hotel, for a really lovely stay. Mrs Susan Wilson.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mrs Wilson, Thank you so much for your kind review and the recommendation following your Birthday stay at The Stafford. Our newly refurbished main house rooms and suites are is a blend of Victorian grandeur and modern comfort and are beautifully equipped to ensure a comfortable stay and a great nights sleep. I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed the extra little touches for your birthday and I also thank you for highlighting the excellent service you received from the team. Rest assured I will share your kind feedback with Sadia and the whole team, they will be thrilled to hear as I am! We all looked forward to seeing you again very soon! Best Wishes, Ned
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Marie Cone wrote a review Jan 2024
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The staff and amenities are the very best. We felt pampered, yet no one hovered. The concierge staff made excellent reservations for meals, tickets for a show, and a day-long guided tour. Even one of the bellmen suggested that we take a tour of the Spenser House, just down the street. It’s only open on Sundays, and we were delighted that we took the tour! Food, waitstaff, and housekeeping are all excellent. And the location is wonderful.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear Kitepipe, Thank you for your kind review. Our amazing concierge team really do have an ear to the ground and know what's hot and what's not in London. With our unbeatable location and our famous American bar and Game Bird restaurant, there are so many options for indulgence. We hope to see you again very soon! Best Wishes, Ned
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david647 wrote a review Jan 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom25 contributions
We keep returning to The Stafford London, the phrase by all staff when you arrive "welcome home" says it all, every member of staff goes out their way to make sure everyone feels at home and is part of this proper 5 star plus hotel experience. The hotel set in the heart of London 250 metres from Green Park Tube Station and Mayfair shops etc but away from the hustle and bustle of city life is luxury and efficiency personified. Lovely personable staff, beautiful bedrooms and public rooms and excellent service make The Stafford so special. We were there for 6 nights over the New Year period and just loved living in ultimate luxury at such a poignant special time of the year. If you're going to London and looking for somewhere special to stay, I highly recommend The Stafford you will like us keep returning. THANKS we will be back
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear David 647, Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted to hear that The Stafford fells like 'home' to you and I thank you for your kind words with regards to the staff. Rest assured I'll be sharing you kind feedback with the whole team, they will be thrilled to hear! We all look forward to welcoming you 'home' again next time. Best Wishes, Ned
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Williams Lisa wrote a review Jan 2024
Pleasanton, California3 contributions
This has been our home away from home when in London. We always have 3 rooms and love this hotel. Our stay was a bit spoilt by the reservation manger. She would not help with the four nights being linked and we had to move rooms. We wanted to pay for an upgrade to avoid the room change but there was no help. I called so many times before our visit to try and sort this and spoke to her. I nearly cancelled because of her lack of help. We were hoping on arrival there would be help in person but sadly there was not. I felt very dismissed and her treatment was very rude for this lovely hotel. Also, she did not acknowledge we were returning guests. All the other staff were amazing. Loved the concierge and all the other staff we met. They were top notch they all went above and beyond and were all wonderful. The location and american bar are amazing a really beautiful London hotel. Love the hotel though and the kindness of the staff..
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ned Holder, Guest Services / Front Office at The Stafford London
Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear graham191, Thank you for your review. I would relish the opportunity to discuss the stay in further detail with you. Please feel free to contact me directly on: ned.holder@thestaffordlondon.com Hope to to hear from you. Best Wishes, Ned
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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), May Fair Bar (0.2 miles), and Regent Street (0.1 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 May Fair Kitchen, Ormer Mayfair, 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, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.