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The Trafalgar St. James

2 Spring Gardens Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS England
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#128 of 1,171 hotels in London
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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. Reborn in summer 2017, our historic building hosts 131 bedrooms including 15 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 scape reality with fantasy. Open all day, we invite guests and Londoners alike to join us. The Rooftop is a space for sipping individually crafted cocktails and drinking in the 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
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Rooftop bar
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 5 more
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PAGEcatman wrote a review Jun 17
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
Amazing location, on Trafalgar Square Not cheap but good value considering the location We had a large and very comfortable room But what really made it a brilliant stay were the friendly and professional staff. We were lucky and had exceptional weather - which made an evening on the roof terrace all the more enjoyable. If you go - have the breakfast - not cheap, but sets you up for the day
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Front of the hotel is better - Bit of road noise but currently building at the back of the hotel...
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Ginette Perry wrote a review May 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom523 contributions73 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We arrived with a polite welcome ready to take our bags the room was ready so we went up to room 305 the room was superb with fabulous views over Trafalgar Square with all the mod cons a fridge full of complimentary soft drinks , Milton brown toiletries and fresh towels slippers and robes the bathroom was good but has a little mould behind the sink and a broken seal on the shower also the drain hole in the fridge a little dirty but the linens were superb standard carpets and curtains first class even though there was a few issues we didn’t need to say anything as they were so good at service I said at the desk could you get someone to open the windows for fresh air because of my asthma a really lovely gentleman arrived a pleasure to meet. Well the breakfast is amazing and we had a gentleman called Reza I think 7 star impeccable service a real treat and asset to the hotel he treated us like queens for the stay please pass on our thanks for making our stay fabulous. We definitely would return as the service was amazing thankyou
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Guest Relations M, Guest Services / Front Office at The Trafalgar St. James
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ginette P, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about the Trafalgar St James. I am disappointed to read your feedback in regards the bathroom and the fridge, please rest assured I will share your feedback with our Housekeeping Manager to follow up and resolve this matter. On other hand, I am very pleased to read that you have found the Hotel amenities great and satisfactory. I am also glad to read that our team members were able to deliver great service during your time here! I will definitely share your nice words about Reza directly to him. We look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for any further assistance. Kindest Regards, Angelo Cilli Duty Manager
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Commonsense17 wrote a review Jun 16
United Kingdom214 contributions115 helpful votes
We had a short break in London and stayed a couple of nights. The rooms were spacious and well appointed- in fact the beds are notably comfortable. The bathroom is particularly well equipped, with a separate bath and shower, a lit cosmetics mirror and nice complimentary toiletries. There is some street noise, so if you're a light sleeper, you may wish to request a room on a high floor. The air conditioning wasn't working in our room on the first night, but was remedied by the second (although the fan setting still wasn't operable). Our son was celebrating his 21st birthday, and they hand delivered a gorgeous little chocolate cake, which was thoughtful (and delicious). The staff are friendly and super helpful and go out of their way to ensure your stay runs smoothly. There is a bank of rental bikes very nearby, so if you fancy cycling around central London, it's convenient and cheap. The rooftop terrace has extraordinary views of London generally, and obviously over Trafalgar Square. It's interesting to get a different perspective of Nelson's monument. The staff and the cocktails were lovely, but the crowd were a bit uncouth. Breakfast is an a la carte menu in the lovely Rockwell. There were lots of covid-safe precautions in place. We were really impressed when reception got in touch the day after checking out to advise that we had left a few items behind. We have never experienced a hotel taking the initiative to get in touch and offer to send items out.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Quieter rooms on top floors.
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Rosie N wrote a review Jun 14
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Phenomenal services by Dilhan! Very positive and great atmosphere ! The food was the best, congratulations to the kitchen and the fast preparing! Definitely I’m coming back and I will recommend the place!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Duffy61 wrote a review Jun 7
Stockport, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
Just had a fabulous stay at Trafalgar St James. Very conveniently located and within walking distance of all the sights . The hotel is very stylish and contemporary and the room we were given was very clean and spacious with a view of Nelsons Column and Trafalgar Square. We found complimentary soft drinks in the fridge which were very welcome and a tray of sweet treats which were a nice touch along with the Molton Brown toiletries. Breakfast in the morning was served in the Rockwell Restaurant with its stunning decor. Really good breakfast concept with the continental part served on tiered plates like afternoon tea and a full choice of hot a la carte. It was the best breakfast I have had in a London Hotel and the service was very efficient and friendly. We are looking forward to visiting again when the Rockwell restaurant and bar reopens fully during the day and evening which I understand is planned very soon. As we were residents we were lucky to get a table in the Roof Top Terrace for drinks, great food and cocktails with amazing views over Trafalgar Square. Throughout our wonderful stay at the hotel we received excellent service with all the staff being very professional, polite and friendly, helping to make our stay very relaxing and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Request a room overlooking Trafalgar Square
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$328 - $551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, Tea By The Taw, and Hard Rock Cafe 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.
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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Trafalgar St. James?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.4 miles), Tower of London (2.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.6 miles).