The Academy Hotel - London

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid off-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

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 4-star The Academy Hotel boasts close proximity to BFI Southbank, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral just 2.0 km away. This Georgian building was refurbished in 2012.

This venue accommodates guests in the heart of London. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Quick access to a circus and restaurants is provided.

Tottenham Court Road underground station is only 450 meters away from the hotel. The hotel is about 15 minutes' drive from London City airport, which is 15 km away.

Rooms

There are 49 modern rooms at The Academy Hotel feature a sitting area, a refrigerator, satellite TV, complimentary wireless internet and ironing facilities. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

There is a dining room for guests to enjoy their meal. Refreshing drinks are offered in the lounge bar. Guests can share a meal in Paradiso and Store Street Espresso, located about 50 meters away.

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

Business facilities at The Academy Hotel include a conference room, a business center and a photocopier.

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

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • 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
    1.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    500 m
  • Goodge Street
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    260 m
  • Store Street Espresso
    40 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.2 km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.2 km
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 Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 21 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy room in pleasant colors has a fully equipped bathroom. In this comfortable room you’ll also find a working area with desk.

Room facilities
    The Academy photos Room Luxury Suite
    Luxury Suite
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    Cozy suit decorated in classical English stile has a King-size bed and some more free space. In this spacious apartment you’ll find a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and a working area with practical desk. The room also provided with a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities

    The Academy photos Room Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 32 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      The Academy photos Room Club
      Club
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      This comfortable room made in traditional English decor. It provided with a luxury Double bed and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities. It also has a cozy seating area with armchairs and a working area with desk.

      The Academy photos Room Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 32 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Cozy suit decorated in classical English stile has a King-size bed. In this spacious apartment you’ll find a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and a working area with practical desk. The room also provided with a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
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        Hotel Address:

        21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          1.7 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Euston Station
          800 m
        Underground stations
        • Tottenham Court Road
          500 m
        • Goodge Street
          300 m
        • Bus stop
          500 m
        Restaurants
        • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          260 m
        • Store Street Espresso
          40 m
        Beaches
        • Shell Beach
          1.2 km
        • Rushy Bay
          1.2 km
        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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        The Academy Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Places of interest

        • Bloomsbury Square - 500 m

        Convention centers

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Leisure Casino Centre - 200 m
        • Vegas Gold - 500 m

        Museums

        Universities, Institutes

        • University of London - 200 m

        Theaters

        Underground stations

        Local attractions

        • Madame Tussauds London - 1.7 km
          Marylebone Road, London
        • The Household Cavalry Museum - 1.5 km
          Horse Guards, London
        • Middle Temple Hall - 1.6 km
          Middle Temple Ln., London
        • East End - 1.5 km
          LondonEngland
        • The London Eye - 2.1 km
          South Bank of the river Thames, London

        Near the hotel

        • British Museum - 360 m
          Great Russell Street, London
        • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - 360 m
          Malet Place, London
        • Wellcome Collection - 660 m
          183 Euston Rd, London
        • Once The Musical - 690 m
          110 Charing Cross Road, London
        • Grant Museum of Zoology - 270 m
          UCL Rockefeller Building, London
        • The Cartoon Museum - 460 m
          35 Little Russell Street, London
        • Holborn - 680 m
          LondonEngland

        Restaurants nearby

        • Chettinad Restaurant - 260 m

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

          78% likes this, based on 882 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 26

        • The College Arms - 80 m

          Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
          Phone: 02074364697

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

        • Paradiso - 120 m

          Address: 35, Store Street
          Phone: 02072552554

          64% likes this, based on 27 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 24

        • Store Street Espresso - 40 m

          Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

          74% likes this, based on 21 reviews

        • The Life Goddess - 110 m

          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

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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
          1.7 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Euston Station
          800 m
        Underground stations
        • Tottenham Court Road
          500 m
        • Goodge Street
          300 m
        • Bus stop
          500 m
        Restaurants
        • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          260 m
        • Store Street Espresso
          40 m
        Beaches
        • Shell Beach
          1.2 km
        • Rushy Bay
          1.2 km
        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

        Use Badge