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The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Oxford Street

8.8/10 Fabulous

386 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
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21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, WC1E 6HG

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 6 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 17 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 18 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 19 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 29 min walk
  • London Eye - 30 min walk
  • Big Ben - 30 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 32 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 39 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 42 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 50 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 94 min drive
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 8 min walk
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 14 min walk
  • Goodge Street Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station - 8 min walk

Restaurants

  • Rising Sun - 3 min walk
  • The Jack Horner - 4 min walk
  • Sagar - 4 min walk
  • Chettinad - 4 min walk
  • Elysee - 4 min walk

About this property

The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Oxford Street and The British Museum. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and central location get great marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Goodge Street Underground Station is 4 minutes and Russell Square Underground Station is 8 minutes.

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Built in 1775
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 28-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

The Alchemy Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Academy Hotel London
Academy London
The Academy Hotel London
The Academy London, England
Academy Hotel
The Academy
The Academy Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World Hotel
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World London
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World and nearby?
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World?
Yes, The Alchemy Bar offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Rising Sun (3-min walk), The Jack Horner (4-min walk), and Sagar (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World like?
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World is in London City Centre, a short 4-minute walk from Goodge Street Underground Station and 18 minutes' walk from Trafalgar Square. Our travelers say the local area is very central.

Overall score and ratings

8.8

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

A very pleasant stay.
A very small room but it had everything we needed except the reading lights did not work - which for us is a big thing as we like to read at night!! The staff were very helpful.
J, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice staff but will not stay again
The room was on the fourth floor with no elevator. The mattress was slanted.
J Moore, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Abysmal
Very disappointing (fortunately only 1 night) stay at a supposedly 5* hotel and a ‘small luxury hotel’. The hotel is small and narrow with very few open spaces to sit and enjoy. The corridors are tightly packed and narrow. The room, whilst clean, was quite shabby in places - paint peeling off the door and wall (Room 17). The bathroom was pleasant however. Twice in the night, a faulty fire alarm went off (once at approx 4am and the second 2 hours later). The minimum you would expect at a hotel of this standard is a decent night’s sleep. Breakfast which was included was mediocre. A small selection of continental style pastries and ham. You could order a cooked breakfast but for £15, plus, bizarrely a 12.5% service charge… On checkout, having complained about the poor stay and in particular the disturbed night sleep, the duty manager / receptionist kept on repeating that the hotel was ‘safe’ and that there had been no fire - somewhat missing the point. Needless to say, would not return.
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3 Night Stop Over
Nice hotel but I struggle to understand the 5 star rating? Breakfast was good and friendly helpful staff. We had to walk up 6 flights of stairs to our room but it was quiet and spacious.
Anna, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The room was small (even for a single room) but was very comfortable and well laid out. It was quite pleasant. My issue was a faulty air conditioning unit that leaked water. This water fell near electrical sockets so prevented their use. I did not report because of a late arrival. In the morning there was an understanding response from check out staff. They fid not charge the cooked breakfast supplement.
Alan, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Mother/daughter trip to London
The hotel is very cute small boutique hotel in the center of everything. It is clean and the staff was amazing. We got one of the bigger rooms and for Europe standards, it was large. The a/c was not very good but thats normal in Europe.
Ivette, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fiona, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Room was tiny - but location is great.
fiona, 4-night trip
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