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Hazlitt’s

6 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, England, UK
Neighborhood: Soho

17.5

  • Rooms : 18.0
  • Service : 18.0
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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From £169.15 (approx. $285)
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Tucked away off Soho Square lies a discreet little townhouse hotel called Hazlitt’s. Named for William Hazlitt, the essayist and Napoleon biographer who lived and died here in the early 19th century, the hotel has held on to its literary theme, and is today a favorite among writers and publishers, as well as artistic types, theatre patrons and West End antique hunters.

It’s not quite on the same luxe level as some of the new high-end boutiques, but neither are its rates — you’re not getting (but also not paying for) a spa, a big-name chef, plasma-screen TVs, or any of the rest. It may sound a bit grown-up to devotees of the modern nightclub hotel, but for those of us who fancy a late-night browse through the sitting room’s literary collection (many signed copies left behind by visiting authors) rather than another cocktail in a hip hotel bar, this is the place.

And it’s got quiet charms all its own—this place is packed with character, bursting with antiques and period furnishings to match the hotel’s Georgian pedigree, and each of the twenty-three rooms is named after a famous literary guest, from Wordsworth to Jonathan Swift. The floor plans of the listed townhouses hew to the original, meaning still no lifts, and smallish rooms, cozy and expertly decorated. Old-fashioned they may be, but meticulously maintained, with gleaming brass fittings in the Victorian bathrooms (modern plumbing, too) and mahogany furnishings of museum quality.

There’s not much at all in the way of room service, and no restaurant, though Soho’s got quite a few decent midmarket options. And with the money you’re saving on the room rate, you can afford to head west, and throw some serious cash around Mayfair.

How to get there:

Hazlitt’s hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Tottenham Court Road tube station. If you’re arriving from Heathrow Airport, the most convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18, and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, Hazlitt’s is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic), and can cost upwards of £50.

  • Hazlitt’s
  • 6 Frith Street, Soho Square
  • London, England, UK
  • Neighborhood: Soho

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Wake-up service

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