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St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London

54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#177 of 1,170 hotels in London
Travelers' Choice
In a country that values understatement, St. James' Court is an English classic typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest hotels. The custom of St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is the distinctive choice for more than service with a smile. With a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century, this discreet Victorian masterpiece with its famous Shakespearean Courtyard is perfectly placed between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in a historic enclave marking the centre of power. Crisp and elegant, with an easy charm that’s reserved, yet attentive, we strive to make each visit more pleasurable and memorable. Exceeding the expectations of today’s discerning traveller, St. James' Court is a slice of the past served up on a contemporary platter.
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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
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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Upendra Chauhan wrote a review Today
Harrow, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I stayed here for our anniversary. We made them aware of that before booking the room and what can I say, they went above and beyond our expectations to make our stay memorable! The team were warm and welcoming and were always there to meet our requests. I'd like to specifically mention Anita, Beata and Sunaina who really went out their way to their way to make our stay special. The room we had stayed in was very modern and very roomy, which is welcomed when staying at a hotel in the heart of London. The spa facilities were great to take some well needed R&R. All in all, I would definitely stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Salima H wrote a review Yesterday
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The overall experience of staying at this hotel was very good! Check in was smooth and I felt pleased with the room that I was given. My friend and I couldn't wait to use the spa facilities and have a head to toe spa treatment as there is a very unique theme at the hotel and spa. The spa facilities and spa treatment were wonderful and very relaxing! However, my experience did feel ruined when the spa therapist who did my treatment ended up making me feel incredibly insecure. While attempting to sell spa products to my friend and I, she made some very insensitive comments about the acne and scarring on my face. I understand that she was trying to sell skincare products but this approach was very unnecessary and insensitive. If I wanted to have my face or skin texture analysed - I would've went to see a dermatologist! My friend and I politely declined to buy any spa products. Straight after, the same spa therapist had the audacity to ask if we would like to pay a gratitude tip after she made those comments about the flaws/imperfections on my skin! I felt so disheartened and insecure after. Despite this awkward incident, I had a lovely sleep after and the hotel staff were great and quick when I asked for small things like more water bottles and extra sugar in the room. We had to wait a long time for breakfast in the morning as there was a long queue and it took a long while for someone to take our order even after we were seated. The hot breakfast meal was average - it would've been better if there were more pesciterian options. We did enjoy the drinks and sweet pastries though. Lastly, the check out process was smooth and the staff behind the desk were always so nice and polite. Despite the end of my spa experience being an anti climax, the overall experience at this hotel was pretty good!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jack wrote a review Yesterday
Staines, United Kingdom2 contributions
The staff was so warm and welcoming, the food was out of this world and the facilities was so clean and perfectly decorated. Thank you for my amazing stay! I will be coming back to experience paradise again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Abby Y wrote a review Yesterday
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I booked two nights at this hotel to enjoy a post-pandemic spa day. Unfortunately the spa was disappointing as during my two hour massage and one hour facial, I heard doors opening, closing, and slamming the entire time (hundreds of times to be exact...I counted as it was the only thing I could focus on). I mentioned the noise to the masseuse and to the spa receptionist, both of whom were aware of the door noise issue, apologized to me, and said there was nothing that could be done about the noise. After I complained multiple times, I received 10% off of the services at the spa, but I feel the discount was not enough as 1) I was completely unable to relax at the spa, 2) the treatments I chose were not inexpensive and 3) most of the staff were very aware of the noise complaints. So my first spa day in over a year was hugely disappointing. I am writing this review to warn others, as I had not read anything online about the noise in the spa. As the staff are aware of the issue and informed me that the door noise cannot be fixed, I believe the hotel should put a warning on their website so people can know about the noise before they choose to spend hundreds of pounds in a noisy spa where one is unable to relax. Book spa services here if your idea of relaxing is laying in the middle of any major train station for a massage because that's about how much traffic travels through the spa at St. James Court. I will not stay at this hotel again, and I definitely will not patronize the spa ever again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Bhavini U wrote a review Jun 11
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Wonderful staycation. As soon as we arrived at the hotel the service was fantastic. We were well looked after and as it was my husbands birthday they made the stay extra special. Special thanks to Nourhan, Lisa, Desmond, Ciara and Shahanad who looked after us and our kids. The food was lovely; a fab breakfast. We had a family room with two double beds very spacious. The hotel is in a perfect location so close to the sights. The courtyard was beautiful. Highly recommend and definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London
Which popular attractions are close to St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Nearby attractions include Buckingham Palace (0.3 miles), Billy Elliot The Musical (0.3 miles), and Westminster Cathedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Antoinette Victoria, Mio Restaurant, and The Vincent Rooms Brasserie, Bar & Escoffier Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, 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 St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to St. James Court, A Taj Hotel, London?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.4 miles), Tower of London (2.7 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.5 miles).