Sofitel London St James

6 Waterloo Place, Westminster, London, England
St James

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18.5
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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Prepare for a slight case of culture shock — the old Cox’s and King’s bank on the corner of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall, just around the corner from the Picadilly Circus tube station, is now the place to go in London for a little taste of Paris. Today owned by the French Sofitel chain, it’s had a makeover courtesy of designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, and now sports a fine French brasserie overseen by chef Vincent Menager.

Absent is the country-house look of the standard London luxury hotel — this one is contemporary and continental through and through. There is such a thing as five-star luxury without chintz and printed fabrics, and these rooms prove it, outfitted in smart, nearly monochrome color schemes with dark lacquered furniture against muted backgrounds, trading patterned wallpaper for black-and-white photographic prints.

Beneath the Art Deco surface you’ll find all the trappings of a state-of-the-art hotel, technological and otherwise: palatial bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet, spa and massage treatments and a full complement of business services. The Balcon brasserie is a worthy option, a popular spot for a business lunch, and the St. James Bar offers what’s purported to be London’s widest selection of both champagnes and cigars, in a space that’s patterned after Coco Chanel’s 1920s Paris apartment.

How to get there:

Sofitel London St James is a 6-minute walk from the Piccadilly Circus 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, Sofitel London St James is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and can cost upwards of £50.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 183 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are available upon request at a charge of 60 GBP per night. Pets are allowed but charges apply.

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  • Classic Room - 1 Single Bed

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  • Opera Suite- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    • separate living room
  • Classic Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 248 ft²/23 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
  • Superior Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 280 ft²/26 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

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    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Luxury Room - 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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    Views: city.

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    • bathtub/shower combo
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    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
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    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
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    • iron
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    • minibar
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    • rollaway bed (on request)
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  • Luxury Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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    Views: street or city.

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    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premium Luxury Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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  • Junior Suite - 1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Prestige Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are available upon request at a charge of 60 GBP per night. Pets are allowed but charges apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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