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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in one of the apartments and it was perfect for a longer stay.

The location of this hotel is convenient for leisure and business alike, and the staff is incredibly helpful. However, I was not told before arrival that the lobby, bar, and restaurant are under construction. The guests are asked to use a side entrance to enter the hotel.

My fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. On arrival, we got an upgrade to a park view room which was a wonderful way to start our trip. The staff - from housekeeping, the bellman, front desk, the waiters to the concierge - were all so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The location is fantastic; a 10 minute walk from the hotel in either direction will take you to Harrods in one direction and to Piccadilly Circus and the Theater District in another. The Hotel while older had a great English feel which is something we were looking for in a London hotel, and really enjoyed. It is small, and all staff seemed to know our names, which helped made the hotel feel very cozy and intimate. The restaurant had great food, including a very nice Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and if you like whiskey, the bar is the place to be as it seemed to have more times there than I knew every existed. All in all a great trip.

Great service and dream location with Green Park across street, Shepherd's Market around corner, a tube stop barely 10min's away

I stayed at the Athenaeum over the Christmas holiday and cannot extend enough compliments to the hotel and staff. The location cannot be beat, the room was very clean, stylish and comfortable (I was upgraded when I checked in), extremely quiet and the staff were a pleasure. On Christmas eve they even delivered a Christmas gift to my room (a small box of spa products). How lovely! The hotel is small which I found added to its charm. I've stayed at so many wonderful hotels in London and consider the Athenaeum to be at the top of the list.

Bad: Small room, over-heated with no way to cool it off. Good: mistakes rectified with a smile: free WiFi: free water: fast elevators; pleasant staff. Still, one would expect more for the money.

Very difficult to fault this hotel. Conveniant location and staff couldn't be more helpful. Rooms clean and a good size plus free internet and soft drinks/snacks from minibar just make it feel less penny-pinching than others. Won't stay anywhere else next time I'm in London.

116 Piccadilly London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Buckingham Palace and St. James Park
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in London City Centre, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Buckingham Palace and St. James Park. This 5-star hotel has 110 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in London, the hotel is also a short walk from Piccadilly Circus and The Mall.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Galvin at The Athenaeum, which specializes in British cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences's 110 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Espresso makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and 2 spa tubs. Valet parking is GBP 38 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 105.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room with Park View

King 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2364 reviews