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2 Spring Gardens Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS England
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#114 of 1,196 hotels in London
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.3
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The Trafalgar St. James is a sanctuary of style, rest and play on the edge of Trafalgar Square in the bustle of St. James SW1. This historic building hosts 131 bedrooms including 3 exquisite suites and a number of venues to eat, drink, work or play. Rockwell is a plant-filled hideaway to sip on botanical cocktails and escape reality with fantasy. The Rooftop has an inimitable city view, complete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating. The sky-high space lends itself as a year-round experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Paul wrote a review Oct 5
Stourbridge, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Have stayed there a few times. Location is excellent - especially if your wife is doing the London marathon! Staff have always been great. The Rooftop is always worth a visit, amazing views. Only slight negative was that it was pricy when we had to extend our stay by one night (due to train strike). However, would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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ssbz wrote a review Aug 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom252 contributions132 helpful votes
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Lets start with the location, perfect, it was in the heart of everything, but not at all noisy, you can easily get to everywhere you wanted and the underground was just a 2 minute walk through Trafalgar Square. The hotel: Perfect again, well appointed - we stayed in the St James King rooms - had a partial view of the Square and the other couple a view of the London Eye. Great sized beds and a lovely additional seated area. The mini fridge with water and coke was a great touch, and the coffee machine made starting the day just perfect. Could not fault the cleanliness either. The small touches, like the added shower supplies and the turn-down service, where water and glass were positioned for the night, just added to the overall experience. We drank and ate in the Rockwell the first night, as you'd expect they are London prices, but the attention of staff to go over and above and interact, making your experience more pleasant made it even better. We tried the Rooftop the first night but couldn't get in, however the next night we were lucky - Although we didn't enjoy it, too noisy, the seats were rather low for a high table and we couldn't wait to leave in all honesty. Though it could have been made more pleasant if the music was turned down a little and the other guests weren't so loud (our personal opinion) Breakfast: a huge selection was included in our stay, continental, coffee/tea and hot options, you could pay extra if you wanted a special breakfast, such as eggs Benedict, but you didn't really need to to be honest, we managed to find plenty to eat and again the staff were very attentive and remembered personal choices from the previous day. We would highly recommend this hotel, for location, service and cleanliness. The front of house staff could not do enough for you and were always checking everything was ok. Would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Guest Relations M, Guest Services / Front Office at The Trafalgar St. James
Responded Aug 8, 2021
Dear ssbz, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such extensive and lovely feedback about our property. I was delighted to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. I can only agree with you that the location is superb, whether you prefer to walk or take the public transportation, everything is just around the corner from Trafalgar Square. Our spacious bedrooms are very unique compared to other London hotels and we are indeed very proud of them as they offer full comfort to our valued guests. I am glad you mentioned the complimentary minibar and coffee facilities, we believe that complimentary refreshments make your stay just that bit more comfortable. I am glad you enjoyed Rockwell greatly, I will be gladly passing on your kind words about the Team. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to access The Rooftop on your first try, it is an extremely popular bar due to the location. The atmosphere is often quite lively, and as we are aware that this does not suit everybody, we keep Rockwell as a more peaceful sanctuary. The Team is working really hard to provide a large variety of options to spoil all our guests for their first meal of the day and to personalise their breakfast experience. I truly hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to The Trafalgar St James in the future. Kind regards, Antonia Balogh Duty Manager
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ann b wrote a review Oct 4
7 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the second time I’ve stayed at this hotel in London. I received excellent service both times and the rooms are very roomy and nice. This hotel is in the heart of the city and close to many tourist sights including Buckingham Palace. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bdantic2022 wrote a review Oct 3
Missoula, Montana1 contribution1 helpful vote
Exceptional property with fantastic staff, clean rooms, great service, and wonderful location. Breakfast gets crowded in the morning. I'm coming back and I'm from the US! I am a Hilton Lifetime Diamond and I've seldom experienced such a talented and attentive staff.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Jurate Cepulyte, Guest Services / Front Office at The Trafalgar St. James
Responded 3 days ago
Dear bdantic2022, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback following recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, mentioning cleanliness, friendly staff, great service and great location, I assure you that your lovely comments will be shared with the hotel team accordingly. Thank you for choosing our hotel and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office Manager
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R3770WEanthonyf wrote a review Oct 2
110 contributions45 helpful votes
Service wise this was one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. The hotel was extremely clean. The rooftop bar has great views of the city. The location is very central with plenty of tourist sites, restaurants and shows nearby.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear R3770WEanthonyf, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback following recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, mentioning friendly staff, clean rooms and great location, I assure you that your lovely comments will be shared with the hotel team accordingly. Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office Manager
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riad k wrote a review Sep 2022
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We booked a 4 day stay in this hotel not knowing great details. We chose it because of location and amenities. We were very pleasantly surprised. It was an excellent hotel. Very modest lobby but the rest were great. Spacious rooms, very clean with excellent utilities. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the restaurants were very good. The breakfast was outstanding. They have a roof-top Restaurant/bar that was very good, they accomadted us to play cards. The best of all is the location: so close to everywhere. It is defenitly worth the price we paid.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: clean, accessible and very helpful staff
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 605riadk, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback following recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, mentioning cleanliness and friendly staff, I assure you that your lovely comments will be shared with the hotel team accordingly. Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office Manager
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gavin s wrote a review Sep 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom129 contributions125 helpful votes
It’s unusual to have a perfect evening no matter where you go especially when your having food and drinks theres normally a small thing you could improve but there was nothing we would change about our experience here. The staff were all great, the cocktails good, wine good, cheese board excellent and good portions, the atmosphere amazing. Everything was perfect including the views. The overall experience and pricing was great value for money and when visiting London we will return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 354gavins, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback following recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, thank you kindly for all the positive comments, it was our pleasure to host you. Your comments will be shared with the restaurant team accordingly. Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office Manager
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shelliet52 wrote a review Sep 2022
westport4 contributions2 helpful votes
I had an extremely positive experience at this hotel. I found the staff to be very attentive, helpful, friendly. They were all eager to help me with directions, reserved taxis for me and the concierge walked me to the street where the taxi was waiting as the area was all blocked off due to the Queen's service. I never would have expected that. I believe his name was Michael....not 100% sure. I had a lovely room with plenty of space for my clothes and housekeeping checked on me to make sure I had everything I needed. I was traveling alone and this was an excellent choice. I highly recommend this hotel. The location was ideal.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear shelliet52, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback following recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that you had such a positive experience, mentioning attentive staff and highlighting our concierge team member Michael, I assure you that your lovely comments will be shared with the hotel team accordingly. Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office Manager
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Shylo Sampson wrote a review Sep 2022
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Hotel was wonderful, Nelson Double room was spacious and linens where amazing. Staff was kind and helpful. The breakfast that was included for Hilton Diamond members was the best we have had. Fun rooftop bar with incredible views.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Toby Brown, Guest Services / Front Office at The Trafalgar St. James
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear shylosam, First and foremost, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health. Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us here at The Trafalgar St James again and for your amazing 5* review! We are thrilled that you found your room lovely, the team kind and helpful and the views from Rooftop are indeed incredible. I will also be sure to mention to Chef that you think the breakfast is "the best" - I am sure he will enjoy that. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Trafalgar St James in the near future. Warmest regards and best wishes, Toby Brown Assistant Front Office Manager T: 020 7870 2900 E: Toby.Brown@trafalgarstjames.com
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Nabila N wrote a review Sep 2022
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The only good thing about the hotel is the location. There wasn't enough closet space even for one person in a king room. reception, concierge, housekeeping all the services were too slow and very poor. We kept calling to help us with luggage for check out, but no one answered. That was quite frequent, calling reception over and over and no one answered. The room was oddly designed with an elevated sitting area. Not enough light. No view at all which they claim to have (of the square). Highly overpriced considering the amenities and service. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear nabila N, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback following recent visit with us. My sincere apologies that we were not able to meet your expectations on this occasion, if you wish to discuss your feedback in more details please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email: jurate.cepulyte@trafalgarstjames.com. Once again, thank you for taking time to share your feedback and I hope we get a chance to restore your confidence in our hotel. Best regards, Jurate Cepulyte Front Office manager
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$446 - $625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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trafalgar hotel london, hilton international london, the trafalgar
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United KingdomEnglandLondonSt. James's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
131
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Trafalgar St. James
Which popular attractions are close to The Trafalgar St. James?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.1 miles), St. James's Park (0.2 miles), and Strawberry Tours (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Trafalgar St. James?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Trafalgar St. James?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Trafalgar St. James?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Trafalgar St. James?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Trafalgar St. James?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leicester Square Kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, and Steak and Company - Piccadilly Circus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Trafalgar St. James?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Trafalgar St. James?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Trafalgar St. James?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Trafalgar St. James offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Trafalgar St. James?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Greek.