$128 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

The Academy Hotel

4 stars
21 Gower St, London, WC1E 6HG
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
26 reviews
Lovely!

I requested a room on the ground floor, not facing gower street (which can be a bit noisy). That's... See full review

  • west end girl
  • May 5, 2014
A Lovely Hotel!

The hotel (former residences that have been converted into a hotel) and the room were excellent.... See full review

  • Trae I Am
  • Aug 29, 2014
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.

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The Academy Hotel Rooms

Single Room
Room with Single bed wrapped in Egyptian cotton linen with duck down duvet. Beautifully restored Georgian decor. Bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning. Tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.
Double / Twin Room
Room with Double bed ot two Single beds wrapped in Egyptian cotton linen with duck down duvet. Comfortable bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning, Tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.
Suite
Spacious Suite with a comfortable seating area. Egyptian cotton sheets with duck down duvet on a king size bed. Stylish bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning, Nespresso Machine, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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
  • 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

Dining

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for The Academy Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 26
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Capricorne
Business
Paris, France
Aug 13, 2014

Average

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Goucho
Business
San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2014

Family Vacation

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hazzah
Business
Roscommon, Ireland
Jun 3, 2014

Enjoyable Stay

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beth O.
Business
South Bend, IN, USA
Mar 15, 2012

Lovely staff, cozy and comfortable room, great location

I truly enjoyed my stay at The Academy and very much hope to return. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room was tidy and comfortable. The apples and sparkling water were a nice, friendly touch. The location is wonderful and close to just about anywhere you want to get to in central London, the City, Southbank, Marylebone, etc. As a traveler on an early morning flight from the U.S., it might have been nice to be able to get into the room a bit earlier, but I understand the constraints. Overall, a lovely place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several grocery stores close by. The Tube stop is close, but walking also gets you to many places easily!

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Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pietros
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Sep 30, 2011

Quaint and comfortably cozy

A very comfortable hotel with no elevator - I prefer stairs anyway. Two intimate lounges with adjacent gardens and one with a computer made for very convenient meeting spaces with other members of my group. Breakfasts were very good with a fine continental breakfast buffet and ala carte menu. One of the best aspects of this hotel is the congenial and helpful staff - they were super. If one wants to experience a more British cultural style of hotel and is able to put up with less luxury, this is a very good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Always buy your tickets for the trains at the ticket window NOT electronically - if a mistake is made at the window you can correct it. If you buy electronically you may pay more and if you want satisfaction for a mistake good luck trying to get it.

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Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ohio
Oct 12, 2010

fabulous!

Located in a charming area. The hotel was beautiful. It had two private terraced gardens-- quiet and quaint. The room was very clean and nice. The restaurant was beautifully designed and the staff was wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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