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The Princes Square Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was the first time I got charged 5 pounds PER BAG to have our luggage hold by the hotel! As we didn't have any other choice but to leave the luggage there we paid! but really I found that an insult! Great location and nothing else. Very confusion to go around the hotel with all the stars and mix corridors.

Booked this as it said it was 4 Star rated. However it most definitely is not. The room was small, no drawer space for clothes, shower was a small cubicle. No air con and no wardrobe. It was very clean but I expect that regardless of rating, the location is good. Won't be going back though.

I will agree with some other reviews that because the doors naturally shut on their own (slam) I did wake up the first night to slamming doors. The room itself was nice, the bathroom very large! I also woke up later the first night to what sounded like running water...I then realized we had pipes outside of our room and that's where I was hearing the water running. After the first night I was not awoken again by either of these noises. Our room was also against the elevator which you could hear through the wall (where our bed was placed) but we quickly got used to it. Location is close to the tube and there many good food choices. I would stay again, but maybe ask to not have pipes running outside the window or share a wall with the elevator.

This hotel is nicely located and has been transformed with a modern look on its ground floor. The rooms have though remained fairly traditional with a worn moquette and an extremely reduced space. On the positive, the price is rather competitive for this area in London.

Great Location and quite modern rooms make it a great hotel if you are just there for a short stay and just need a place to crash. The wifi was a bit slow so this can be annoying but otherwise it is a great hotel for what London standards are.

Back in London again and back in Hotel Princes Square again. I love this hotel – it is located in nice and quiet Bayswater area, close to Paddington St. (Heathrow Express), Central and District&Circle tube lines nearby. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park for morning jogging few minutes from hotel. A lot of restaurants – both ethnic and local. I feel here really homelike. My single room 310 was cosy and perfectly clean all my stay with fresh towel every day. Breakfest buffet offers nice variety of cereals, fruit, yoghurt on the one side and ham, cheese and scrambled eggs on the second one. Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and vegetables were a good start for hard work of shopping. All members of staff are nice and willing. See you later all and thank you!

We were using reward points for this stay and this hotel had a four star review. I really wanted to like this hotel despite some of the negative reviews. I have never written a negative review. I'm a business owner and would be devastated by a negative review. But, I can't let this one go. Upon arrival, the reception was cold and unwelcoming. We were given a room in the lower level across from the housekeeping storage. It was a disaster in there, a sight we did not to see each day and we did. Entering our room I quickly noticed what people were concerned with. We were partly underground and the hotel stored their daily trash outside the window. Hotel guests (or random people in the neighborhood) stood at the gate leading down to our room and smoked. They used the stoop as an ashtray throughout the day. Of course we were in London with high temperatures and need the window open for air. It was hot, humid, and our room felt unclean at best. Our bathroom had a door (dead bolted) leading outside up to the stoop. Our toilet was crunched into a tiny space beside the door and you would either hit your knees or your head when you sat down to use it. Depending on your size of course. The shower door was a slider that was hard to get open or closed. Overall the hotel is very loud. We could hear every conversation around us, doors slamming at all hours, and no one from the hotel seemed to care. We were here FOUR nights with two small children. It was the same every night. As my husband put it best, it feels like a hostel. No iron, ironing board, or wash cloths. Not sure if this is standard or not. But as an advertised three-four star hotel, we expected a bit more. I can't rate the breakfast as there is no way I'd eat anything from this building. The breakfast area is located down stairs in the same weird location as our room. There was daily housekeeping as we did have new towels each day. I'm giving this hotel two stars (instead of one) because of the location. If you are single, don't care about anything but your location, then I can recommend it. It's an easy walk to two train stations, there's a couple decent places to eat around the corner and a laundromat. We would not come back obviously.

Lovely helpful lady in reception, very proficient and helpful. Spacious room (by London standards). Clean and comfortable with a new carpet. Just a few minutes walk from the centre if Bayswater. I would be happy to come back again

We arrive around midnight but if it was earlier for sure we wouldve left straight away!!they gave us room 103 which is just under the stairs with horrible noises,the momemnt we opened the door the room stank of mold and dirt,that room havent been cleaned for quite some time,there was flipflops from previous guest on the floor!!!!which was also full with white bits!the biggest surprise was the bathroom where i saw urine spots on the stool!!!!and shower all stained!!!Bed sheet stank.The worst hotel ive seen in my life,we kept our shoes on and didnt touch anything in the room untill we left early morning.Disgusting

Good location in a very quiet area. Just down the road is Kensington gardens and Palace. Near bus and tube routes. Hotel is adequate, more Bed and Breakfast than 4 star hotel. Rooms are minute, the hotel is basically a house split into rooms with a breakfast room in the basement. Bedroom and bathroom very clean and modern. It was unusual that no staff wore any sort of uniform and we weren't sure if the people milling around in the breakfast room were guests or staff. The handy man knocked the door and I actually thought he was someone off the street, and was rather unnerved when he wanted to enter the room. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. When booking this, it flashed up that breakfast was included. so were surprised when we saw that it was not. We ate in hotel one morning. Breakfast was ok at £8 and catered for both continental and English. The hotel stored our luggage after we had checked out which was helpful.

23-25 Princes Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kensington Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Bayswater within a short walk of Kensington Palace, The Princes Square Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. This 50-room, 4-star inn welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Buckingham Palace and London Zoo are also nearby.


For your convenience, a English breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 50 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Princes Square Hotel have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Small Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 491 reviews