Best Western John Howard Hotel - London

4 Queen'S Gate Kensington, London, United Kingdom, SW7 5EH  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western John Howard Hotel - London

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Overview

Best Western John Howard Hotel is positioned in a shopping area of London close to Buckingham Palace, Royal Court Theatre and National Gallery. The hotel was opened in 1820, renovated in 2000 and is housed in a 7-storey building.

The property boasts ideal location minutes away from Paddington train station. London city center is 4 km away.

Nearby points of interest include a theater, a palace and a museum.

Gloucester Road subway station is in a 10-minute stroll and Knightsbridge, Kensington Royal Albert Hall (K3) bus stop is just 5 minutes' walk from the hotel. Due to its location 20 km from London City airport, fast access to the Best Western John Howard Hotel is provided.

Rooms

The property comprises 52 luxurious rooms equipped with TV, climate control, a minibar, a refrigerator and a kitchen. Room facilities also include tableware and an oven for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is available from 07:00 till 10:30. The pub The Queen's Arms is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Efficient staff provides guests with dry cleaning, laundry and 24-hour room service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities

General

  • Free internet access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security
  • Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

4 Queen'S Gate Kensington, London, United Kingdom, SW7 5EH

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City Center
  • London
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    3000 ft
  • Gloucester Road
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    200 ft
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    2300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

4 Queen'S Gate Kensington, London, United Kingdom, SW7 5EH

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    3000 ft
  • Gloucester Road
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    200 ft
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    2300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

  • Holy Trinity Church - 400 ft
  • The Albert Memorial - 700 ft
  • South Kensington Milestone - 1000 ft
  • Ismaili Centre - 1700 ft
  • Saint Stephens Church - 2000 ft

Convention centers

  • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 2000 ft

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 1000 ft
  • Science Museum IMAX Cinema - 1400 ft
  • The Mediatheque - 2000 ft

Museums

  • Royal College of Music - 700 ft
  • Baden-Powell House Museum - 700 ft
  • Science Museum - 1400 ft
  • Friends Of The V & A - 1400 ft
  • The Dana Centre - 1400 ft
  • Natural History Museum - 2000 ft
  • Victoria And Albert Museum - 2300 ft

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! - 5000 ft
    The London Pavilion, London
  • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 5200 ft
    12 Holland Park Road, London
  • Saatchi Gallery - 1.1 mi
    Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
  • Opera Holland Park - 5000 ft
    Holland Park, London
  • Chelsea - 5300 ft
    LondonEngland

Near the hotel

  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 900 ft
    Prince Consort Road, London
  • Science Museum - 1800 ft
    Exhibition Road, London
  • Baden-Powell House - 1900 ft
    65-67 Queens Gate, London
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 2600 ft
    Hyde Park, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 2200 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Natural History Museum - 2100 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Kensington Palace - 2300 ft
    The Broad Walk, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar 190 - 200 ft

    Address: 190 Queens Gate
    Phone: 44 20 7584 6601

    86% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Memories of India - 300 ft

    Address: 18 Gloucester Road
    Phone: 02-07-581-3734

    62% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 61

  • The Queen's Arms - 500 ft

    Address: 30 Queens Gate Mews
    Phone: 020 7823 9293

    73% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: Eclectic, British
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 28

  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate - 300 ft

    Address: 189-190 Queen's Gate
    Phone: +44 (0)20 7584 6601

    64% likes this, based on 76 reviews
    Cuisine: French, European
    Price Range: USD 34 - USD 42

  • The Orangery - 600 ft

    Address: Kensington Palace

    53% likes this, based on 253 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Best Western John Howard Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western John Howard

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 94 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.9
Rooms
6.4
Service
8.0
Value
8.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    The location is excellent, central, but nice quiet street.

    Hotel is far more dated interior wise than is shown in the pictures online.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Proximity to Royal Albert Hall the prime consideration. An excellent hotel into the bargain was a bonus.

    Late evening opening of restaurant. A pre-theatre meal provision at, say, 5.00 pm, would be valued.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Huge room. Very quiet despite central location. We were attending an event at the Albert Hall very convenient for this. Have already re-booked for our next event there.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    lovely room - very comfortable

    we were disappointed that the bar and restaurant was not open later on the Sunday night

  • Single
    6.6

    It's proximity to the Albert Hall. Good size bedroom/bathroom.

    It's outdated and somewhat shoddy decor. Very old fashioned TV.

  • Single
    6.6

    24 hour reception and looking after my bag for the day after checking out

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel had a good atmosphere. The location was ideal for attending events in the Royal Albert Hall. We were upgraded to an appartment, so I cannot comment on the standard twin room which was what I booked.

    The pillows in our room were old, uncomfortable and in need of replacement. But the appartment was spacious and well equipped for those making a longer stay than we did. Breakfast was on the dear side but the food was good and the buffet had lots of options.

  • Single
    7.4

    Well located for easy access to Albert Hall and free-entry museums. Good-sized room; nicely furnished.

    Very soft bed. Couldn't watch TV from any position in room - except the arm chairs.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Easy pleasant welcome. Location. Care had been taken in the decor (not my taste though)

    Curtains did not close. I think there was a trail of sewage outside from the downcomer, running over the flat roof to the left as you look out.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Excellent location for Royal Albert Hall, literally only a 5 minute walk. Bathroom was clean and plenty of hotwater.

    The fabric on the headboard of the bed was dirty.

  • Single
    9.6

    I loved the fact that even though I had only booked a single room, my accommodation was in fact a suite. Home from home, thankyou so much it made my stay even more special.

    I did find the receptionist quite abrupt on my arrival.

  • Couple
    9.6

    the staff were very friendly, and the room was really clean and tidy.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    The location was perfect for our purposes and the room was well kept and presented. Food was reasonably priced and basically the whole package was worth the cost

  • Single
    8.8

    I was pleasantly surprised by the spacious room. It is a good location (close to Albert Hall etc) and was great value for money.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    the furnishings and decor is tired and outdated although the bathroom was excellent and ass we only stayed for one night (visit the Albert Hall) this imposing building deserves to have a much smarter decor in the rooms-the reception area was however very smart and the staff very efficient.

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western John Howard Hotel - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4 Queen'S Gate Kensington, London, United Kingdom, SW7 5EH

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    3000 ft
  • Gloucester Road
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    200 ft
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    2300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonBest Western John Howard

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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