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The Penn Club
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Reviewed October 16, 2007

The Penn Club is primarily a club and some of the visitors are members. It is owned and directed by Quakers but others are entirely welcome. I've stayed here for 4 days and once you accept that it is not exactly like a commercial hotel it is easy to enjoy the quiet and simple rooms right near the British Museum. There is a lovely reading room, a TV room, laundry facilities and a full English breakfast. Nevertheless, if people want a full service hotel the Penn Club would not be the right choice.

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Reviewed September 6, 2007

My husband and I had to book a hotel room at the last minute for an extra night in London. Someone recommended the Penn Club. Let me first say that the hotel is lovely, with soft beds and comfortable rooms. HOWEVER - we didn't realize we were booking a room in a Quaker meeting house/hotel. Nothing against Quakers at all, but the hotel was peculiar. None of the guests acknowledged us at all. The staff was very odd and regarded us suspiciously. There were no telephones or clocks anywhere. We felt like we had to tiptoe and be on our absolute best behavior. By the end of our stay, we were actually whispering - even in our hotel room. What a bizarre experience! The location wasn't particularly good, either. I say, avoid the place. It'll give you the heebie jeebies.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2007

We stayed at the Penn Club in August 2007 for two days en route both to and from France and could not say enough good things about it. The rates were extremely reasonable for London, the staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were simple, quaint, and charming. This is a Quaker-owned hotel and we had some wonderful conversations with Friends staying there as guests. We also loved the breakfasts. Additionally, the hotel is in a very convenient location a few blocks from the metro, very near the British Museum. We would recommend this hotel to travellers wholeheartedly. It is a delightful place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2018
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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