The Stafford London

London, United Kingdom

16-18 St James's Place, London, United Kingdom

A handsome London establishment, gracefully updated for the 21st century: a place bedecked in the accoutrements of English gentry, with a countryside chic feel in the middle of the city. This is The Stafford.

Exposed wooden beams, fireplaces, a cobbled courtyard and three-hundred-year-old residences: the Stafford’s a beguiling English institution, but don’t mistake history for stuffiness, or this hotel for a faded rose. Rosendale Design have ensured that each space is fresh, with sophisticated touches and period accents; an atmosphere that finds its fullest realisation in The Game Bird, beloved epicurean destination that serves award-winning contemporary British fare. There’s fun and whimsy to be had, too, in the American Bar festooned with memorabilia.

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What makes the hotel special

  • The beautiful, flower-basket-filled cobblestone mews courtyard
  • The head of concierge, Frank Laino, was voted ‘Best Concierge in the World’ a formidable four times
  • Great British fare at The Game Bird

Our selection of rooms and suites

Rooms and Suites

Classic Queen Room

24 sq.m / 258 sq.ft, View: St James - Location: Main Building - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms


Classic King Room

25 sq.m / 269 sq.ft, View: St James - Location: Main Building - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms


Deluxe King Room

30 sq.m / 323 sq.ft, View: St James - Location: Main Building - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms, Balcony in some rooms


Carriage House Room

40 sq.m / 431 sq.ft, View: Courtyard - Location: Carriage House - Bathtub only, Balcony in all rooms


Junior Suite Main House

36 sq.m / 388 sq.ft, View: St James - Location: Main Building - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms


Mews Junior Suite

38 sq.m / 409 sq.ft, View: St James/Courtyard - Location: Mews Building - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in some rooms


Master Suite Main House

55 sq.m / 592 sq.ft, View: St James - Location: Main Building - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms


Carriage House Junior Suite

63 sq.m / 678 sq.ft, View: Courtyard - Location: Carriage House - Bathtub only, Balcony in all rooms


Mews Master Suite

59 sq.m / 635 sq.ft, View: Courtyard - Location: Mews Building - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in some rooms



104 sq.m / 1119 sq.ft, View: London skyline - Location: Mews Building - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in all rooms


The Gatehouse (One Bedroom Suite)

80 sq.m / 861 sq.ft, View: Courtyard - Location: Carriage House - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


The Gatehouse (Two Bedroom Suite)

112 sq.m / 1205 sq.ft, View: Courtyard - Location: Carriage House - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    16-18 St James's Place , London

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : available

  • Rooms

    107 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: iPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Floris bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    Welcome gift

    Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

    Business center

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : £70 per day


  • Restaurants and bar options

    The Game Bird (Gastronomic restaurant: local specialties cuisine, Bar, Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

    American Bar (Restaurant: English cuisine, Bar, Breakfast, Light meals)

    The Lounge (Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: £26

    English breakfast: £32

    Buffet breakfast: £32

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure

    Fitness center

Feedback (32)

  • D.H.

    a home away from home, since 20 years my favorite hotel in London

  • S.R.P.

    Very god, charming and our "home" when in London. Have stayed there more than 10 times over the last 25 years.

  • L.L.

    We love it -- pretty much always stay there when we are in London.

  • G.T.

    This hotel is what all hotels should aspire to. It is a gem of a country hotel in the heart of the city. It has everything you need in a modern hotel but without losing the charm of yesteryear.

  • P.G.
    United States

    Amazing. Especially beautiful at Christmas. Staff is lovely, courteous and efficient. We love it here and would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to go back.

  • J.M.
    United States

    By upgrading the restaurant, you have fixed the last weak link in the Stafford's customer experience. Benoit Prevost's American Bar has long set the standard for efficient and gracious service. Now Game Bird equals the quality the welcome and provides exciting cuisine. Luca is a distinguished and caring manager. You have a good team.

  • G.K.
    United Kingdom

    Excellent hotel in a great location. Wonderful service and extremely helpful and courteous staff at all levels. Will most definitely return.

  • P.G.
    United States

    Wonderful experience all around. Hotel was lovely and staff were excellent, even helping me get a prescription in London that I forgot to bring. Would love to stay there again.

  • A.V.
    United States

    It is a graciously elegant, comfortable hotel staffed by incredibly lovely people - would not want to stay anywhere else in London.

  • J.R.
    United States

    The Stafford is a lovely well located hotel. The best part is the staff. Unfailingly happy and friendly while also being gracious and efficient. Clearly well-trained and enjoy their jobs.

  • S.G.
    United States

    I've stayed at the Stafford many times over the past 15 years while on business trips. The hotel staff is always fantastic and the hotel is clean and comfortable. I have 3 rooms booked in July for my wife and I, our children and my parents for a holiday. Can't wait to be back.

  • C.V.D.B.

    It's an excellent hotel in a wonderful neighborhood and the quality of the service is outstanding.

  • D.H.

    My first choice in London since years, I visit the bar every time when I am in London, it depends not on staying in the hotel.

  • M.B.

    A very beautiful hotel with lots of charm and very friendly staff. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the hotel’s location is perfect, so as the breakfast and service.

  • A.C.D.

    Excellent hotel where you feel at home. Friendly and efficient staff. Almost like a private club. The hotel is a definitive "come back"

  • F.C.
    United Kingdom

    An excellent hotel, I will definitely return. Friendly and helpful staff, I felt welcomed at all times.

  • M.F.
    United States

    A hidden gem in the heart of London. Fantastic service at every level.

  • M.K.

    I have stayed several times the last 10 years and have always been met by Stafford's very welcoming, nice and professional staff. Some of them having been there for a long time which adds to the feeling of "coming home". The refurbishment made some years ago adds to the good experience.

  • J.S.

    The Stafford Hotel creates the atmosphere of a small country house hotel in the heart of London. This is done predominantly by the wonderful staff who are attentive, efficient and friendly. The public areas of the hotel are very welcoming and very atmospheric at Christmas. Service in all aspects - dining, reception, concierge and housekeeping is exemplary

  • J.V.
    United States

    Staff were FABULOUS. They even had a sweater repaired for me in an hour and saved us from missing our cruise with phone calls to the company organising it. They are an A staff and made our hotel stay! Would definitely stay there again. Location was quite nice as well.

  • K.W.

    perfect - and I got a very nice upgrade - I have stayed at the Stafford for the past 30 years and I love the hotel - like the motto - nice to be home.

  • D.H.

    Excellent hotel in a great location, very stylish.

  • J.W.
    United Kingdom

    Very comfortable and excellent staff.

  • K.P.
    United States

    Great hotel, very comfortable, exceptional staff, beautiful rooms, very convenient location.Food does match the quality of the rest of the hotel.

  • T.F.
    United States

    very nice hotel, good value

  • M.A.
    United States

    It is a unique historic hotel in a very appealing location. We had a super quiet and comfortable room on the old stables. We'd come back very readily

  • S.B.
    United States

    This is a wonderful hotel and the staff is amazing. We were especially impressed with our concierge

  • A.L.
    United States

    We absolutely loved staying at the Stafford. The employees were fantastic. We cannot wait for our next visit.

  • R.P.
    United States

    Excellent hotel, lovely public areas, top of the line staff in terms of friendliness, efficiency and assistance.

  • D.F.

    I love the Stafford! :-)

  • M.M.
    United States

    I will be back at the Stafford next year. My wife and I have stayed at a number of London hotels over the years but the Stafford is our hotel of choice in London. Courteous and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities and ideal location make the choice an easy one!!

  • P.H.
    United Kingdom

    It's a very good hotel but was once great! I'd go back again as I really like the concierge and the overall experience, the food quality in restaurant has dipped. The American bar Is still very good


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