The Academy Hotel - London

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG  show map
 4 stars
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The Academy Hotel - London

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Editorial review:

This quintessential English hotel The Academy with 49 rooms is located in five Georgian townhomes. Quality abounds in the rooms, full of fluffy pillows and duvets. There is a rear garden that houses a fish pond and a contemporary bar called the Library.

Overview

The Academy Hotel is a 4-star traditional property with fashionable rooms at a short distance from St. Pancras Station, Oxford Street and The London Eye. Built in 1766, the hotel is a combination of Georgian architecture and contemporary facilities.

The prime location makes a theater, a palace and a college easily reachable. The Academy Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of London.

Shoppers will appreciate shops and boutiques at a short distance from the hotel.

The Academy Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from London City airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 49 rooms equipped with armchairs, a seating area, a laptop-compatible safe, a closet and flat-screen TV. Some rooms overlook the terrace. Room facilities include a kettle, coffee/tea makers and a stove as well as duck-down duvets, a pillow-top mattress and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

There is a dining room for guests to enjoy their meal. Refreshing drinks are offered in the lounge bar. The bakery Paradiso can be reached within a 5-minute walk.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 12 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 15 per person per night. 

Services

Along with a luggage storage, a car park and a designated smoking place there are a conference room, a business center and computers available on the premises.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a library and a private garden.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

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City Center
  • London
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Goodge Street
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    3900 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

The Academy photos Room Standard Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite

The Academy photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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The Academy photos Room
Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
The Academy photos Room Standard Room
Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

The Academy photos Room
Family Suite
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Double Family Suite

The Academy photos Room Junior Suite
Family Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker

The Academy Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Bloomsbury1700 ft

Popular areas

  • Tavistock Square1400 ft

Places of interest

  • Bloomsbury Square1700 ft

Amusement

  • Leisure Casino Centre700 ft
  • Vegas Gold1700 ft

Museums

  • UCL Geology Collections700 ft
  • British Museum700 ft
  • British Telecom Tower1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of London700 ft

Theaters

  • We Will Rock You1400 ft
  • Dominion Theatre1400 ft
  • Dominion Theatre1400 ft
  • London Astoria1700 ft
  • Shaftesbury Theatre1700 ft
  • Phoenix Theatre London2000 ft

Underground stations

  • Goodge Street700 ft
  • Tottenham Court Road1400 ft
  • Russell Square1700 ft
  • Warren Street2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Madame Tussauds London1.0 mi
    Marylebone Road, London
  • The Household Cavalry Museum5000 ft
    Horse Guards, London
  • Middle Temple Hall5200 ft
    Middle Temple Ln., London
  • East End5000 ft
    LondonEngland
  • The London Eye1.3 mi
    South Bank of the river Thames, London

Near the hotel

  • British Museum1200 ft
    Great Russell Street, London
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology1200 ft
    Malet Place, London
  • Wellcome Collection2200 ft
    183 Euston Rd, London
  • Once The Musical2300 ft
    110 Charing Cross Road, London
  • Grant Museum of Zoology900 ft
    UCL Rockefeller Building, London
  • The Cartoon Museum1600 ft
    35 Little Russell Street, London
  • Holborn2300 ft
    LondonEngland

Restaurants nearby

  • Chettinad Restaurant900 ft

    Address: 16 Percy Street
    Phone: +44 20 3556 1229

    78% likes this, based on 882 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 34

  • The College Arms300 ft

    Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
    Phone: 02074364697

    56% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • Paradiso400 ft

    Address: 35, Store Street
    Phone: 02072552554

    64% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

  • Store Street Espresso200 ft

    Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

    74% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • The Life Goddess400 ft

    Address: 29 Store Street
    Phone: 02076372401

    76% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Greek

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

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The Academy Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Academy

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 99 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0
Value
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    Good breakfast and nice quiet location.

    Very small room, definitely not 4 star quality. No spark or professionalisme, plain and a little outdated.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Friendly staff, great location and comfortable rooms and beds.

    Breakfast lacked variety and was expensive.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It's in a great location and it's well appointed.

    We asked the desk staff to order two taxis the morning we were leaving but in the morning no taxis arrived and when we convinced the desk staff to check the booking, it turned out that none had been ordered. That was a little stressful as we both were travelling from London that morning.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Good location for the West End. A well presented clean and tidy room.

    The Car Parking is in an NCP Car Park and cost £36 for an overnight stay on a Saturday. The Bathroom was small but functional

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    The location is wonderful for walking to the theatre district.

    The hotel is fine, but I would not call it a luxury hotel. The air conditioner did not work well and the windows could not be open, so it was very stuffy.

  • Single
    9.2

    It was a nice quiet room which is a lot being in super busy Gower street. Hotel is very well appointed although the extras come at an exorbitant price (£15 for a bottle of water) but if you stick to what's included then it's good value.

    Not much really. My toilet wasn't flushing and I found this out in the middle of the night but there was nothing much it could be done at that point. I won't hold it against them though.

  • Single
    8.8

    Stadtteil Soho zu Fuß erreichbar, viele Läden zum Shoppen oder Frühstücken um die Ecke incl. Subway. Man ist mit der U-Bahn und einmal umsteigen am Leicester Square in einer Stunde in Heathrow.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Technical maintanence is mediocre.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The garden - such an oasis of cool calm on a hot day.

    Very small (attic) room - window sash broken so had to prop open with cushions.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Elegent excellent service, staff were efficient, professional and friendly. excellent arrangements all round.

  • Single
    4.0

    Nothing! Beware of the mattresses! They are really bad.... Actually I moved out to another hotel . Really bad!

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Well located for access to central London yet nice and quiet in an evening.

    Would have been nice to have tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    location very good , good access to local transport but could walk most places

    room was not suitable for double occupancy and bathroom extremely small

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Very nice atmosphere and central Helpful staff

    The lihght from outside coming throught the window of bathroom upstairs when I was in bed Kept me awake

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The hotel has modern facilities, is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and yet has retained a certain quirkyness.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Goodge Street
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    3900 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Academy

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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