The Academy Hotel ★★★★

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$107
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Double Room
  • Size: 224 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Single Room
  • Size: 149 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Junior Suite Family Room 1 BR 1 BA
  • Size: 342 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

This excellent small boutique hotel is based in the centre of London, very close to the British Museum & all the attractions of the West End. It's an elegant 4 star townhouse where your comfort is paramount and the friendly staff will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Hotel's couches are for sinking into & the beds are designed to give you the soundest night's sleep. Outside you'll find a private garden, just for hotel residents, where flowers fill the generous space with color and delicate fragrance and a fishpond ripples softly in the quiet. It's hard to believe you're in the heart of London's West End, but you are. Please note that The Academy is a Grade II listed building, and, as such, does not have any elevators, and all rooms are only accessible by stairs. Should you require a room on the ground floor, please contact the hotel directly with your confirmation number.

Dining

Dining
24 Hour room service available and there are multiple choices of restaurants available in the area for dining.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi

General

  • Concierge

Dining

  • Room service

Services

  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

84% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.6/5

Business Trip

Would recommend Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Hotel is nice and very close to restaurants and the British museum. The internet is very poor.

| mt pleasant Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Single room experience

Would recommend Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Small room but not really a problem as didn't spend much time there. Bathroom small but modern and very clean. Lovely dining/breakfast room!

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Comfortable room, handy/convenient location

Would recommend Mon, Aug 24, 2015
The location of the hotel is just 5 minutes walk from Russell Square - through the university. Just across the road, you can also catch the 29 bus, which goes through Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and ends at Trafalgar Square in about 5-10mins. Our room was a standard double, with a bath and shower. Everything we needed was in the room - including kettle, hairdryer, iron and board, trouser press, safe, mini bar and tv. The room itself was in need of a little tlc - with lots of scuff marks and dents in the walls - and patch jobs, like paper and masking tab to cover up the aircon installation in the bathroom wall. The bed was soooo comfortable, and with the heavy curtains and aircon, made for an excellent couple of nights sleep. The main bar was stocked ok in terms of wine and spirits, but if you're a beer drinking - best to find a pub.... The staff were ok - but only acknowledged you, if you first acknowledged them. Overall, great price, great location and very comfortable rooms.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A Lovely Hotel!

Would recommend Fri, Aug 29, 2014
The hotel (former residences that have been converted into a hotel) and the room were excellent. The room was quite lovely, very quiet, and very comfortable with a window that looked out to the garden. The garden areas were charming. The hotel is located about 2 blocks from the British Museum. As I walk a good deal and like to walk, I didn't mind the location; however, it is a bit of a distance from many of the sites as well as the theaters. There is a tube station a couple of blocks from the hotel for one who uses it. This was my first trip to London so I was very pleased that the hotel and my room were so pleasant.

| Palm Springs, CA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Average

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 13, 2014
The external windows are too old and don't fully close. So the traffic noise is terrible in the bedroom. There is no chocolate for breakfast during the weekend even it's proposed in the menu. It's a real problem if you drink only chocolate for breakfast.

| Paris, France Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

bad experience

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Very bad experience overall. I travel a lot around the world and this is one of the worst room I have ever experienced. The bed was on one corner of the room (due to the fact that the room was very small) thus touching two walls. There was one headboard but nothing along the other wall. At night I would touch the unprotected wall and was cold enough to wake me up - a very stressful sleeping experience. The faucet in the bathroom was leaking right below the right handle every time I would turn the cold water on. The TV was the size of an average computer monitor (you need to sit close to it to see anything). The was a headache because they would give you a piece of paper with an account and password that expired every 24 hours. That is, every day you were supposed to ask and retype a new account and password. Very annoying. I have asked for a shaving kit, which they mentioned in the Guest Book in the room to be available, and the answer was that they were out of shaving kits. They sent me to a nearby store to buy one. The garbage bin next to the toilet was another source of frustration - when pushing the pedal to open up the cap the whole bin moves around the floor but the cap would not open. The handle of the shower was coming off every time I would touch it to turn the water on. Numerous and very old stains of various sized were all over the carpet. A big stain was on the chair available in the room.

Entertainment hint

Thames cruise and dinner

| Somewhere in the South, USA Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Family Vacation

Would recommend Tue, Jun 24, 2014
Great boutique hotel. Very British. Like staying at your rich grandmother's house. The staff was fantastic, very courteous, accommodating, and helpful. Had a small suite (family of 4) with plenty of room. Great location between two mainline underground stations. Short trips to all the major sights. Would have given it a five except that our room, despite double windows, was a bit noisy due to street traffic and some of the bathroom grout could use a some cleaning. A definite 4.5 overall.

| San Diego, CA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Enjoyable Stay

Would recommend Tue, Jun 3, 2014
This hotel is very centrally located. Staff friendly and welcoming.Hotel catered for all our needs and we would definitely return again if travelling to london

Entertainment hint

short walk to West end etc.Centrally located and close to many attractions

| Roscommon, Ireland Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Lovely!

Would recommend Mon, May 5, 2014
I requested a room on the ground floor, not facing gower street (which can be a bit noisy). That's exactly what I got. The room was surprisingly large for London. Comfy bed and cushy pillows, big closet, and a fabulous bathroom. Shower/tub is quite narrow so larger/taller people might have trouble. Not much floor space but for one person it was more than enough. Zero view - but you don't go to London to sit in your room. The mini fridge is a very helpful amenity for storing your own water and snacks. Had breakfast a few times - just eggs and tea, expensive but good. Location is perfect. As a solo female traveler I feel quite comfortable in this area. Good deal, charming, would definitely consider staying here again next time.

Dining

Planet Organic is just a few blocks away for a quick healthy bite or groceries. Discount with student ID as well.

| philadelphia, pa Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great value & location

Would recommend Sat, Jan 18, 2014
Overall pretty happy, and the room pleasantly surpassed expectations given the price (£100/ night). Staff friendly and helpful. The room whilst small, was nicely fitted out and had everything you needed, plus more (complimentary wifi, decent hairdryer, iPod dock etc). Would stay there again no problem.

| Berlin Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Birkbeck 0.1 mi
School of Oriental and African Studies 0.1 mi
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 0.2 mi
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology 0.2 mi
Institute of Education 0.2 mi
British Museum 0.2 mi
Grant Museum of Zoology 0.3 mi
Dominion Theatre 0.3 mi
University of London 0.3 mi
Russell Square 0.3 mi
University College London 0.3 mi
Institute of Archaeology Collections 0.3 mi
Cartoon Museum 0.3 mi
Soho 0.4 mi
Fitzrovia 0.4 mi
Royal Opera House 0.5 mi
London Theatre 0.5 mi
Thomas Neal Centre  0.5 mi
West End 0.5 mi
The Brunswick  0.5 mi
Euston 0.6 mi
Photographers Gallery 0.6 mi
University of Westminster 0.6 mi
Red Mansion Foundation 0.6 mi
Oxford Circus 0.6 mi
London Palladium 0.6 mi
Shaftesbury Avenue 0.6 mi
Carnaby Street 0.6 mi
British Library 0.6 mi
London Chinatown 0.6 mi
Charles Dickens Museum 0.7 mi
Sir John Soane's Museum 0.7 mi
Chinatown 0.7 mi
Kingly Court  0.7 mi
Royal College of Physicians Museum 0.7 mi
Oxford Street 0.7 mi
St Pancras railway station 0.7 mi
Piccadilly Theatre 0.7 mi
Leicester Square 0.7 mi
London Transport Museum 0.7 mi
Kings Cross-St Pancras station 0.7 mi
Aldwych Theatre 0.7 mi
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret 0.7 mi
Regent Street 0.7 mi
Lyceum Theatre 0.8 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

$107
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016