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

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Centrally located, the three-star B.W. John Howard enjoys all the wealth of the Kensington area.

This traditional hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the lobby.

All 40 luxurious rooms are appointed with satellite TV and trouser press.

Gate restaurant serves regional produce and the bar is open for a late experience.

Gloucester Road Station is a short walk away.

Number of rooms:   52.

Rooms

All rooms are inspired with traditional touches and feature air-conditioning, private bars, writing desks, hair dryer, trouser press, satellite television, and direct dial telephone with voice mail.

A 24-hour room service is provided.

Dining options

Breakfast is served at price GBP 12.50 and includes bacon, sausage & scrambled eggs, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, coffee and tea.

Gate restaurant serves regional produce.

Bar offers relaxing atmosphere and a selection of drinks.

Services

The hotel provides some services.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.

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Facilities

General

  • Free internet access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Mini-Bar

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • London
    3.8km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.9km
  • Victoria Station
    2.7km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    900 m
  • Gloucester Road
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    70 m
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    90 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    670 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are inspired with traditional touches and feature air-conditioning, private bars, writing desks, hair dryer, trouser press, satellite television, and direct dial telephone with voice mail.

A 24-hour room service is provided.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Best Western John Howard Hotel - London London location
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    Hotel Address:

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

    Get directions
    City Center
    • London
      3.8km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Paddington Station
      1.9km
    • Victoria Station
      2.7km
    Underground stations
    • High Street Kensington
      900 m
    • Gloucester Road
      800 m
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
      70 m
    • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
      90 m
    Parks
    • Kensington Palace
      670 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      52

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonBest Western John Howard Hotel

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

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    Olympia exhibition center is located nearby

    Science Museum offers interesting exhibitions for children

    Natural History Museum with numerous artifacts is a short walk away

    Victoria & Albert Museum is the largest art museum in the world

    The Royal Albert Hall, an upscale location for events

    Hyde Park, the largest green area in London

    Kensington Palace boasts of a beautiful garden and unique architecture

    The Albert Memorial, 200 m, commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband Prince Albert

    Royal College of Music, 200 m, a conservatoire established by royal charter

    The Royal Albert Hall, 200 m, a famed concert hall situated in the South Kensington area

    Tourist attractions

    • Envie D'Art - 300 m
    • Hackelbury Fine Art - 400 m

    Places of interest

    • Holy Trinity Church - 100 m
    • The Albert Memorial - 200 m
    • South Kensington Milestone - 300 m
    • Peter Pans Statue - 600 m
    • Ismaili Centre - 600 m
    • Saint Stephens Church - 700 m
    • The Harrington Club - 700 m
    • Firehouse - 700 m

    Convention centers

    • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 700 m

    Sport related

    Amusement

    Museums

    Theaters

    Underground stations

    • Gloucester Road - 700 m

    Local Attractions

    • Ripley's Believe It or Not! - 1.5km
      The London Pavilion, London
    • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 1.6km
      12 Holland Park Road, London
    • Saatchi Gallery - 1.8km
      Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
    • Opera Holland Park - 1.5km
      Holland Park, London
    • Chelsea - 1.6km
      LondonEngland

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 280 m
      Prince Consort Road, London
    • Science Museum - 540 m
      Exhibition Road, London
    • Baden-Powell House - 600 m
      65-67 Queens Gate, London
    • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 750 m
      Hyde Park, London
    • Victoria and Albert Museum - 690 m
      Cromwell Road, London
    • Natural History Museum - 650 m
      Cromwell Road, London
    • Kensington Palace - 670 m
      The Broad Walk, London

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Bar 190 - 70 m

      Address: 190 Queens Gate
      Phone: 44 20 7584 6601

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

    • Memories of India - 100 m

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

      62% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian
      Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 78

    • Brunello Lounge & Restaurant - 140 m

      Address: 60 Hyde Park Gate
      Phone: +44 207 3685900

      73% likes this, based on 45 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: CAD 76 - CAD 202

    • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate - 90 m

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

      64% likes this, based on 76 reviews
      Cuisine: French, European
      Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 54

    • The Orangery - 190 m

      Address: Kensington Palace

      53% likes this, based on 253 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 27

    Getting there.

    Heathrow Airport provides direct links to the hotel via underground.

    Getting around.

    Gloucester Road Station is within walking distance.

    South Kensington Station is a short walk away.

    High Street Kensington Station is within walking distance.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      52

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonBest Western John Howard Hotel

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

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    Best Western John Howard Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 94 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    9.9
    Rooms
    6.4
    Service
    8.0
    Value
    8.0
    Dining
    8.0

    Individual 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
      3.8km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Paddington Station
      1.9km
    • Victoria Station
      2.7km
    Underground stations
    • High Street Kensington
      900 m
    • Gloucester Road
      800 m
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
      70 m
    • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
      90 m
    Parks
    • Kensington Palace
      670 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      52

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonBest Western John Howard Hotel

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

    Use Badge