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Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a nice city centre hotel situated jusya stones throw from the Abbey -and what a beautiful atmospheric and inspiring building it is too! The room was good, clean and quit, and breakfast was excellent. All the staff were great. Only tiny snag, the free car park used by the hotel is a good 5 minute walk away, but we found the compensation in being right in the centre of an ancient city.

Lovely rooms/Staff and WiFi is good, parking can be a problem but they have 3 car parks, 2 are situated a 5/10 minute away, and you also need a ticket as well, so would advise if you can’t park by cafe rouge then park up and go in and they will give a ticket to display In Your car and a code for the gate on the one of the parks, didn’t eat here but is on a cracking road that is food heaven, would recommend the pub at the top of the hill, nice food there, would stay here again

Recently stayed here with friends and what a great hotel. The rooms were comfortable and cleans and had l'occitaine products in the bathroom. There were tea and great biscuits as well. Great location right in the middle of everything as well. Not sure on breakfast as we went out with such a wide range of restaurants to choice from in St Albans! We did have a drink back at the hotel and the bar girls didn't really know much about what they had and the drinks list was very limited. There is a small car park at the back which works on a first come first serves basis which could provide tricky as parking in St Albans isn't ideal as it is all permit holders and the car parks are quite expensive we were lucky to get a space!

Stayed 2 nights on business. Good sized bedroom and bathroom and good standard of toiletries and tea and coffee. No evening restaurant (uses next door cafe rouge). Good choice nicely cooked breakfast. Hotel is s good central location but can't say the same for parking. There is a small carpark behind the hotel but 2 also 3 overflow car parks . When I arrived I was allocated the 3rd choice and furthest away which was a 10 minute walk away. I measured the walking distance on my phone and it was 1/3 of a mile away. Good job it wasn't raining ...

Location is excellent, near all of the shops, restaurants and sights. It is on a hill,but it isn't too steep. Parking on site has only 3-4 spaces otherwise you can park in an off site car park a 1 minute walk away or a third car park which is further away. I was lucky to get a space in the on site and the nearer car parks after coming back from a day out. All staff we encountered were excellent and very friendly. We had room only, so can't comment on breakfast The room was a good size and everything was clean and tidy - we did notice that if you had the hot choc or decaff coffee, these were not replaced, only the normal tea and coffee was. Also, only full fat UHT type milk in cartons, I would have preferred a less creamy milk for my tea. We were at the back of the hotel so had little passing noise, though our room adjoining next door, so got quite a lot of noise from them.

Stayed for 5 night as visiting the area Was given a 'quiet' room facing the wall & chimney vent of the next door hotel - room quite large with nice wardrobe etc but the carpeting could do with a good clean !. bathroom needs updating. Shower over the bath with small shower-head & which on first using had difficulty with water 'mixer' - on second day 'got the hang' after calling reception to explain. Would have liked hotel to have restaurant as in evening the weather was not too good & had to go outside to next door 'Caffe Rouge'. No car park only parking paces in the 3 nearby car parks, so have to be lucky to get a space in the nearest ! My cousin was lucky to find a space when came to visit ! One good side was the good breakfast with a large choice of cold & hot.

Stayed for one night for our anniversary. Staff were incredibly friendly, welcoming and professional. Hotel was brilliantlty located, two minutes from cathedral and about 3/4 minutes into town centre. Good room and excellent facilties. Breakfast excellent and a small bar with good selection of drinks. Very clean hotel and interesting history.

Very happy with my stay for one night. Clean and quiet room with all expected in order. Polite staff and good breakfast.Would recommend to fellow travellers.This review has to be 200 characters so this is just to repeat - a good stay.

We booked 2 double rooms and both were in the basement, our room view was a wall so there was a feeling of dark and dingy in the rooms. The single beds need to be changed and our pillows were like rocks. However the staff at this hotel were great, the breakfast was very good and if you could get a room with a view plus a decent bed, we would stay there again.

I stay in lots of hotels and this one was excellent . Friendly and professional service from all staff . Rooms great I booked two connecting very good . Clean nicely furnished . Bar food and service good. Handy cafe rouge next door. Great location. No complaints and totally recommend

Ryder House 27 Holywell Hill St Albans England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre places you next to St Albans Cathedral and within a 10-minute walk of Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. This 4-star hotel has 60 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central St Albans, the hotel is also close to St Alban's Museum and Verulamium Museum.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 60 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and free newspapers. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Business Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 580 reviews