The Best Hotels in Kensington

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Kensington. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels

Rated 8.9 in 341 reviews

Featuring ultra-chic interiors and a private garden, Number Sixteen offers glamorous accommodation in cosmopolitan South… See more

Featuring ultra-chic interiors and a private garden, Number Sixteen offers glamorous accommodation in cosmopolitan South Kensington. The Victorian property provides 24-hour room service, minibars and iPod docking stations in the rooms.

Each individually styled room reflects the contemporary design of the hotel, with luxurious fabrics and furnishings and hints of bold colour. All rooms at Number Sixteen are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite TV. Some rooms have French windows leading to a small balcony.

Afternoon tea is served all day at the hotel, and can be taken in the garden, conservatory, drawing room or library. Guests have a number of public rooms within the hotel in which to relax after a day outside in bustling London.

South Kensington Underground Station is a 3-minute walk away, and is surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. Located on the Picadilly, Circle and District lines, the hotel has easy Underground links to many parts of the city.

Rooms from $429

The Adria

Rated 9.1 in 485 reviews

Boasting sumptuously decorated rooms, butler service, and gourmet cuisine across 5 stylish lounges, this boutique… See more

Boasting sumptuously decorated rooms, butler service, and gourmet cuisine across 5 stylish lounges, this boutique Victorian townhouse nestles in elegant Kensington. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the famous museums of Exhibition Road, Adria is only 15 minutes on foot from Hyde Park.

Stunning, opulent design and sleek, marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and walk-in waterfall showers feature in each luxury room at Adria. You can relax amongst elegant furnishings with your own espresso machine, an iPod dock, and a HD iMedia hub.

Breakfasts are served amidst a relaxed atmosphere in the morning room, including a selection of pastries, eggs cooked to order, yoghurts and fresh fruit. If your favourite dish is not on the menu, the chefs can make it for you. With a retractable roof, the open-air Garden room can be used for afternoon tea or coffee after dinner.

Healthy juices are served at Adria, along with classic teas and coffees, and non-alcoholic cocktails.

South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations are located just 5 minutes’ walk from the townhouse, and Harrods is less than 20 minutes away on foot. The Natural History Museum is a 10-minute walk away, and Heathrow Airport is a 30-minute drive.

Rooms from $435

The Exhibitionist Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 3822 reviews

The luxury boutique Exhibitionist Hotel is set opposite the Natural History Museum, in the heart of South Kensington… See more

The luxury boutique Exhibitionist Hotel is set opposite the Natural History Museum, in the heart of South Kensington. Close by are the V&A Museum, the Science Museum, The Albert Hall, and the upmarket shopping of Knightsbridge, Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

The property is set in beautifully restored, 18th-century townhouses which combine original design and contemporary finishes including bespoke furnishings. The hotel features 8 galleries with frequently changing pieces of work displayed.

All rooms have a walk-in shower as well as a bath tub and Anyah toiletries. The Spa Suite features its own private indoor hot tub, while the penthouse has a terrace with an outside TV.

Staff are happy to help with your stay in London.

A few minutes' walk will lead you to the area's famous museums, or South Kensington Underground Station. There are plenty of shops, restaurant and bars that you can reach on foot. Hyde Park is a 15-minute walk away.

Our breakfast is Continental Breakfast. We serve both hot and cold continental items

Rooms from $125

Baglioni Hotel London is situated in the heart of the city and offers 5-star luxury accommodation overlooking Hyde Park… See more

Baglioni Hotel London is situated in the heart of the city and offers 5-star luxury accommodation overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. The unique location is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Italian experience in the capital.

Brunello Bar and Restaurant has the finest ingredients freshly delivered from Italy where our guests can savour the true flavours of the region. Our unique concept combines traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. La Terrazza is the perfect outdoor location for your Aperitivo with extraordinary views of Kensington Gardens.

Guests can unwind their mind and body with a highly personalised and caring experience at the Baglioni SPA and Gym. Exclusive experiences are provided to our guests, from horse riding in Hyde Park to private tours of Kensington Palace and much more.

The central location makes Baglioni Hotel London the perfect accommodation solution for every traveller. Within a 10-minute walk from the hotel, you will find Kensington Palace, The Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum and Harrods.

Rooms from $425

With its own Mediterranean restaurant and just a minute’s walk from South Kensington Underground Station, The Ampersand… See more

With its own Mediterranean restaurant and just a minute’s walk from South Kensington Underground Station, The Ampersand is a cosmopolitan hotel set in a large Victorian building. The hotel also has a gym and games room.

The pillared foyer has a grand staircase lit by an elegant cascading chandelier. The downstairs bar area gives a sophisticated urban feel with its exposed brick arches, and a Science Afternoon Tea menu is available in the hotel’s drawing rooms.

Bedrooms at The Ampersand are individually decorated with bold contemporary wallpaper designs and original Victorian features. Each room has a minibar, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and an en suite bathroom.

As well as the hotel’s well-equipped gym, guests will have access to information regarding horse riding, private trainers and running routes.

Within 2 minutes’ walk of the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and Hyde Park are just 15 minutes away by foot.

Rooms from $346

The Other House South Kensington

Aparthotel

Rated 8.7 in 4544 reviews

Welcome to The Other House, your home in South Kensington, perfectly located close to Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and on… See more

Welcome to The Other House, your home in South Kensington, perfectly located close to Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and on the doorstep of some of London's most iconic shops and cultural landmarks. The Other House combines home comforts and apartment-style living with hotel services and free access to its exclusive private club. It is your other house for as long as you are in town - whether a night, a week, a month or a year.
Choose from a range of uniquely designed Club Flats, all of which include an inviting living space with kitchen / diner, bedroom, ensuite shower room and unique features tailored to individual, group and family stays (sizes are based on an average per room / flat category).
When you stay at The Other House, you automatically become a member of the private club, which comprises two beautiful and very distinctive lounges, The Keeping Room and Hogsmire, where you can relax or meet with friends. Revive and restore in our spa with a sauna, steam room, gym, wellbeing studio, treatment room and vitality pool, which offers dedicated childrens access hours for some family fun time.
For a local vibe, pop in for a casual breakfast, brunch or lunch at our all-day café, The Other Kitchen or absorb the atmosphere of our destination cocktail bar, the Owl & Monkey. The historic buildings use electricity rather than gas, and run low-waste kitchens that serve seasonal food.
A daily housekeeping service is provided to residents staying for up to 14 nights. For our extended and long stay residents, we provide a complimentary full housekeeping services once a week. An upgrade to our daily service is available for a small additional fee.
For residents who want to stay their way, we have launched The Other House App. Check in, open the front door to your Club Flat, order food and drinks, check how busy the gym is or see what's going on in the private club. And if you need anything, you can message or chat to one of the House Jacks, who are always happy to help.

Rooms from $276

The Gore London - Starhotels Collezione

Rated 8.2 in 1903 reviews

Established in 1892, The Gore London - Starhotels Collezione is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of South… See more

Established in 1892, The Gore London - Starhotels Collezione is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of South Kensington, offering 50 lavishly-appointed bedrooms packed with history. Free WiFi is available.

All the rooms at The Gore are individually furnished with hand-picked pieces, period pictures and ornate feature beds, as well as offering Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. Bed linen, dressing gowns and towels come from Italian luxury linens specialist Frette. Many of the rooms are marked by vivid colours, ornate gilded mirrors, oak-carved four-poster beds, and other individual pieces of antique furniture.

The Gore's on-site restaurant delivers classic British cuisine.

The Bar 190 is best known as the location for the launch and photoshoot for The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album Beggars Banquet and offers an extensive range of spirits, with notably large collections of whiskies and rums.

Just a short walk from Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and the chic designer boutiques of Knightsbridge. The shopping, theatres, sightseeing and nightlife of the West End are just 10 minutes away by bus or Tube.

Rooms from $349

Hux Hotel, Kensington

Rated 8.4 in 1338 reviews

The Hux Hotel is conveniently situated within short walking distance of some of London's most prestigious attractions… See more

The Hux Hotel is conveniently situated within short walking distance of some of London's most prestigious attractions, including The Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, one of London’s most iconic venues, and home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s biggest and most spectacular concerts.

Hotel room amenities include air conditioning, 24/7 room service, tea and coffee facilities, interactive tablet with mood lighting control. Our luxury suites feature designer marble bathrooms, fully fitted kitchens and dedicated concierge to make you stay truly a home away from home.
All hotel guests receive full access to the Hux private members late night lounge and bar where they can sample some of London’s best cocktails whilst taking in the unique sounds of our eclectic regular musicians.

With High Street Kensington Tube Station only a 5 minute walk away, The Hux Hotel is perfectly placed to provide easy access to all transportation hubs and the rest of London’s many attractions. The area’s affluent reputation attracts a fashionable jet-set crowd, with the luxury of Harrods in neighbouring Knightsbridge and the exclusive restaurants of Belgravia being just a short walk away

Rooms from $199

Milestone Hotel Kensington

Rated 9.4 in 1276 reviews

Ideally located between central London's Knightsbridge and Kensington districts, the boutique 5-star Milestone Hotel… See more

Ideally located between central London's Knightsbridge and Kensington districts, the boutique 5-star Milestone Hotel Kensington boasts a resistance pool, a fitness centre, and a luxurious spa. Overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, this intimate hotel is just 10 minutes' walk from leafy Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall.

Individually designed, each air-conditioned room offers a romantic elegance, a 24-hour front desk, and modern technology. With antique furnishings, fresh flowers, and fine fabrics, the luxurious rooms include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a work desk, seating area, and a mini-bar. With free toiletries, the en-suite bathroom has a hairdryer. The daily room service includes a complimentary treat, such as sweets, homemade cookies, seasonal fruits, or candles.

Guests at the unique Milestone Hotel Kensington can enjoy a range of traditional food in the onsite Cheneston's Restaurant. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced and organic produce wherever possible and the chefs encourage individual requests. The intimate Stables Bar offers a range of over 400 vintage wines. Guests can also sip cocktails in the chic conservatory or take tea by the fire in the lounge.

Dating back to the 19th century, the Milestone Hotel Kensington is ideally located for designer shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying London's superb range of entertainment. The Victoria and Albert Museum is just 1 mile away and the world-famous Harrods Department Store is within an 8-minute walk.

Rooms from $497

The Bailey's Hotel London Kensington

Rated 8.0 in 3502 reviews

The Bailey’s Hotel London Kensington is an elegant 19th-century Grade II listed building centrally located in heart of… See more

The Bailey’s Hotel London Kensington is an elegant 19th-century Grade II listed building centrally located in heart of Kensington with in a 10-minute walk to Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and iconic London museums including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

London Heathrow Airport is only 45 minutes directly connected via the London Underground Gloucester Road Tube Station which is two minutes walking distance.

The Bailey’s Hotel London retains many of its original Victorian features, from the magnificent grand staircase to the stained-glass windows.

Spacious and welcoming, the rooms offer flat-screen TVs and an individual private bathroom with free toiletries and slippers. Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and biscuits are provided in the rooms and replenished daily.

After a busy day, unwind in the fitness room, or in Delicious and authentic Asian cuisine at Bugis Singapore Restaurant. The restaurant serves a taste of Singaporean, Chinese and Malaysian Cuisines.

The property is conveniently located between the Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge and South Kensington shopping areas. The famous Harrods Department Store can be reached in a 15-minute walk or directly by tube and the London Eye.

Rooms from $181

Set in the heart of South Kensington, just by South Kensington Tube Station, The Pelham is a luxury townhouse hotel… See more

Set in the heart of South Kensington, just by South Kensington Tube Station, The Pelham is a luxury townhouse hotel offering boutique stylish accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre. There is free WiFi available throughout.

Each room is individually decorated and comes with a mix of antique and modern furniture, air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV. They also have a bathroom with hairdryer, free toiletries, bathrobe, slippers and bathtub.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo, Michelin starred chef. The Italian cuisine features freshly sourced produce and a selection of organic wines and champagnes. The hotel also boasts a wood panelled drawing room and library where guests can enjoy afternoon tea.

Local attractions include the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, within 10 minutes’ walking distance. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are less than one mile away and Notting Hill is 2.2 miles away.

Rooms from $334

The Kensington Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 468 reviews

The luxurious Kensington Hotel is situated in the heart of South Kensington and within a 20-minute stroll of Harrods… See more

The luxurious Kensington Hotel is situated in the heart of South Kensington and within a 20-minute stroll of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Royal Albert Hall. The Natural History Museum and The V&A are just 5 minutes on foot. A state-of-the-art fitness room is provided for exclusive use of the hotel’s guests.

Free WiFi, luxury bed linen and a large flat-screen TV are included in each room at The Kensington Hotel, as well as an en suite bathroom.

The Town House Bar & Restaurant has a magnificent lounge area with period drawing rooms. Its setting offers a blend of traditional and contemporary features, and is an ideal location for for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners.

South Kensington tube station is only 450 metres away and offers direct access to the heart of the West End & Heathrow Airport.

Rooms from $364

54 Queen's Gate Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 2644 reviews

54 Queen’s Gate is set in the heart of South Kensington in London, just a 7-minute walk from the borders of Hyde Park. A… See more

54 Queen’s Gate is set in the heart of South Kensington in London, just a 7-minute walk from the borders of Hyde Park. A Grade-II Edwardian townhouse featuring 24 bedrooms, a vibrant bar and private terrace, the property has benefited from a substantial refurbishment in 2018.

Guest rooms have been inspired by a range of famous Londoners.

The hotel’s dining options have been expanded significantly.

Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, The Natural History and the V&A Museums are all just a short walk away. The property is located alongside an array of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as designer shopping in Knightsbridge and the world-famous Harrods. South Kensington Tube Station is just 700 metres away.

Rooms from $276

The Resident Kensington

Rated 8.6 in 1216 reviews

The Resident Kensington is ideally located just 300 metres from Earl’s Court Underground Station, with a direct line… See more

The Resident Kensington is ideally located just 300 metres from Earl’s Court Underground Station, with a direct line from Heathrow Airport. For your convenience, The Resident offer a 24-hour front desk and a selection of rooms varying from cost Luxury Bunk rooms to expansive Deluxe rooms.

Each room has been designed with your comfort in mind with air conditioning and a private bathroom with a power shower. Enjoy a well-appointed mini kitchen in every room, fitted with a sleek fridge, microwave, Brita tap and Nespresso coffee machine with tea/coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen interactive LCD Smart TV.

Rooms also feature British and European power sockets, and a work desk. Personal safes are also provided.

Just half a mile from Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from the famous Museum Quarter, while elegant Knightsbridge, home to Harrods, is a 20-minute walk away.

Rooms from $140

In the heart of fashionable Kensington, this refurbished, 4-star boutique hotel offers Victorian elegance with modern… See more

In the heart of fashionable Kensington, this refurbished, 4-star boutique hotel offers Victorian elegance with modern comforts. Gloucester Road Tube Station and London’s museums are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge are all just 0.5 miles’ walking distance from Meliá London Kensington Member of Meliá Collection. London tour buses also depart from the hotel's entrance to all of the major attractions.

Beautifully appointed, air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and luxurious, exclusive Dream Beds,custom-designed for the hotel. And all room types have clothes steamer and Chromecast.

Guests at the Meliá London Kensington Member of Meliá Collection can reach Westminster and the South Bank with just a 10-minute tube ride from Gloucester Road Station.

The Hispania Kensington restaurant serves an array of authentic plates crafted with the very best Spanish produce, as well as a selection of sophisticated cocktails and a curated wine list.

Rooms from $242

Well-placed in exclusive South Kensington, this luxury hotel is a short walk from London’s Natural History, Science and… See more

Well-placed in exclusive South Kensington, this luxury hotel is a short walk from London’s Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums and the Royal Albert Hall. 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton has a restaurant and cocktail bar.

With a Regency-style exterior, the hotel’s rooms all boast a modern décor with classic touches. Each features free tea and coffee, with some rooms having a Nespresso machine. They also all include a private bathroom, a 49-inch flat-screen Smart TV with Chromecast and free WiFi access.

Guests can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea with a selection of teas from Newby in an elegant atrium flooded with natural light. Our signature restaurant Cento proudly showcases the very best of traditional Italian cuisine. Sit back and relax in beautifully appointed dining room, taking inspiration from the olive groves of Italy, whilst dining on classics including Chicken Milanese, Lobster Ravioli and our Pinsa Romana. There is also a 24-hour gymnasium.

A large number of restaurants and bars are in the immediate area, and Hyde Park is just 0.7 miles away. There are 2 Tube stations within 5 minutes’ walk, providing access to London’s major attractions.

Rooms from $195

Millennium Gloucester Hotel London

Rated 7.4 in 14333 reviews

Situated in stylish Kensington, the 4-star Millennium Gloucester Hotel London is 100 metres from Gloucester Road Tube… See more

Situated in stylish Kensington, the 4-star Millennium Gloucester Hotel London is 100 metres from Gloucester Road Tube Station and just a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, a wide array of on-site dining options and a fitness room.

With a modern décor, the spacious rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs, work desks, minibars and en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a varied breakfast menu at South West 7 and relax in Humphrey’s Café and Bar.

The Bugis Street Brasserie offers award winning modern Singaporean cuisine. The hotel is conveniently located for other Kensington Museums and attractions with good transport links to the West End and The City areas of London. The Grosvenor Casino is right next door.

The Natural History Museum, The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park are just 10 minutes’ walk away. Fantastic bars and restaurants surround the hotel, and the fashionable Knightsbridge district is a short walk away.

Rooms from $132

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Kensington High Street, the Holiday Inn London Kensington High St. offers air-conditioned… See more

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Kensington High Street, the Holiday Inn London Kensington High St. offers air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms and free access to the gym. It has Spa centre and a 24-hour front desk. Hyde Park is a 10-minute walk away.

The spacious rooms at Holiday Inn London Kensington High St. come with a satellite TV, and each is fitted with carpeted floors and wooden furniture. All include a personal safe and a tea/coffee maker.

High Street Kensington Underground Station is 150 metres away, and links to Wimbledon and Hammersmith. The famous Museum Mile and Earl’s Court are within a 15-minute walk of Holiday Inn London Kensington High St.

The Boulevard Restaurant serves hot buffet breakfast every day, and guests can enjoy contemporary European dishes for dinner. The Lounge Bar serves drinks, light lunches and afternoon teas in a relaxed atmosphere.

Access to the swimming pool and modern spa facilities is available at a surcharge.

Rooms from $117

The Rockwell

Rated 8.2 in 3688 reviews

Centrally situated in London's South Kensington district, The Rockwell offers cutting-edge design, free WiFi, and modern… See more

Centrally situated in London's South Kensington district, The Rockwell offers cutting-edge design, free WiFi, and modern English cuisine in the stylish garden restaurant. This sophisticated boutique hotel is a 5-minute stroll from Earl's Court Tube Station.

Individually designed with a contemporary style, each air-conditioned room features a floor-to-ceiling Victorian window, a flat-screen TV with BT sports channels, bespoke oak furniture, and a mini bar. The en-suite bathrooms have bathrobes and White Company toiletries.

With French windows overlooking the landscaped garden, the intimate Rockwell Dining Room offers a modern take on traditional British dishes. An extensive wine list is also available. During the warmer months, guests can dine in the south-facing walled garden which features oversized plant pots.

Many public areas of the building retain original features, including wrought-iron banisters and Victorian mosaic flooring. Ideal for exploring London, the luxurious Rockwell is a 10-minute walk from Cromwell Road's popular museums, such as the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Harrods department store is a 15-minute walk away. There is a bus stop outside the property, being serviced by the 74 bus.

Rooms from $113