A stay at Holiday Inn London Kensington places you in the heart of London, minutes from Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall.

This 4-star hotel is close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.

Make yourself at home in one of the 706 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Property Features

Holiday Inn London Kensington offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces.

Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. There are 12 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Holiday Inn London Kensington also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Holiday Inn London Kensington was completed in July 2012.

This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 706 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 12 conference rooms
  • Built in 1960
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn London Kensington offers 706 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Boulevard Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Starbucks - This coffee shop serves light fare only.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The Kensington Close's on-site health club features a 59-foot (18-meter) heated indoor pool, a studio with aerobics classes, and a gym with personal trainers, 6 TVs, Precor and Cybex equipment, and cardio machines, such as rowers, steppers, and treadmills.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to enjoy recreational amenities, such as the swimming pool, health club, and spa.

Kensington Gardens, across from the hotel, is a lovely place to walk and bird-watch in fine weather.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Massages 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for GBP 20 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 35 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.00 per night
  • Facilities fee: GBP 10 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna
- Swimming pool
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Close Hotel
  • Kensington Close
  • Kensington Close Hotel
  • Holiday Inn London Kensington Hotel
  • London Holiday Inn
  • The Kensington Close Hotel
  • The Kensington Close Hotel Spa

You should know

Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.