4.4 out of 5

"The hotel was amazing! The accommodations were luxurious, comfortable and welcoming. The staff were helpful and accommodating. Everyone we interacted ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star spa hotel near Buckingham Palace

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this London City Centre hotel, you'll find Buckingham Palace and Victoria Palace Theatre. Big Ben and St. James Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the a rooftop terrace, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 326 guestrooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, wired Internet, and minibars.

Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$183 per night

Premium Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Classic)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London

Everyone (13) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Loved this pretty small hotel. 5 minute walk to Buckingham Palace & even shorter walk to subway. Concierge staff & door man very courteous & helpful. Hotel room & bathroom were clean & in good condition. Large closet w/ a safe. Loved complimentary tea, coffee & bottled water in room & also an empty mini fridge for our own London treats.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018

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2 out of 5
Check in was delayed, we were told it was a light issue. When we got to our room we found cleaning people scurrying out of the room. Room was extremely small. Would have liked to see another room to compare. Staff walked customers to their rooms at check in but not us. Lighting was poor. Only 2 outlets for the entire room. We had 3 people in our room and everyday had to leave a note to leave extra washcloth.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Nov 2, 2018

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5 out of 5
The hotel was amazing! The accommodations were luxurious, comfortable and welcoming. The staff were helpful and accommodating. Everyone we interacted with went above and beyond in their service. The location was perfect. It was conveniently located yet quiet. I would highly recommend it.

Posted by , from Florida on Aug 12, 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel

The staff was friendly and welcoming.No request was denied and I felt very comfortable being alone. I would highly reccomend the hotel to anyone. The location was prefect and easy to get around from. My thanks to everyone.

Posted by , from Brooklyn on May 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

pleasantly surprised

Pros: Friendly, inviting, elegant. Service driven and superior guest relations.
Location: 2 blocks from Buckingham Palace, tube and train stations. Less than half a mile to major tour operators for travel
I am an executive in the hospitality industry in the U.S. and my standards are very high. I chose this hotel simply because it was an option through Travelocity. The location and price point were my initial reasons for selecting the St. James' but the staff was incredibly friendly and hospitable. The property and its collection of restaurants, services and vicinity to transportation are unbeatable. No request was too much and we were always accommodated during a sold out holiday week bursting with guests and activities. We were made to feel safe and comfortable and every contact with staff was enjoyable. All the restaurants presented wonderful options and again, great service. We'll stay here every time we're in town an we will now look into other Taj Hotel properties when traveling internationally.

Posted by , from Orlando, FL on Jan 1, 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely Hotel

Pros: Staff & Breakfast
Cons: Nothing
Location: Close to everything!
My husband and I stayed here for our 20th anniversary and we couldn't be more pleased. The room was comfortable and the staff was very attentive and helpful. The breakfast was substantial and included numerous items for a variety of tastes and preferences. I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Saratoga,NY on Oct 10, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Everything. Breakfast was fabulous and included in the stay!
Cons: nothing
Location: Everything major is within easy walking distance.
Awesome place and excellent hotel. Wonderful staff and breakfast.

Posted by , from Missouri on Sep 21, 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Good location , state of the art gym facilities, excellent Indian restaurant not to be missed, friendly staff
Cons: Old rooms need refurbishment
Location: Ideal for tourists, great public transportation,
Very Good, nice location, Ideal for tourism,business stay, good public transport facilities,close to Victoria Street,,,

Posted by , from ireland on Sep 11, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very nice, indeed!

Pros: It's convenient location and pleasant staff made our stay most enjoyable.
Cons: A small map, either at front desk or in room, would have been helpful in orienting oneself to the immediate area and near-by bus & tube stops.
Congenial, professional, helpful staff. Clean, comfortable room. Lovely decor. Convenient location. Pleasant lobby piano bar. Fine restaurant. Also, there are a couple of nice pubs nearby. Stayed a week; reluctant to go home!

Posted by , from Reading, PA, USA on Mar 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location with excellent staff

Less than 10 minute walk from Buckinhham Palace! Great place and excellent staff.

Posted by , from Atlanta GA on Jan 2, 2017

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About the St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London

Location 54 Buckingham Gate, London, England SW1E 6AF

Property Features

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London offers its guests a full-service spa and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 326 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking reservations required


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (26.3 km / 16.4 mi)
  • Train station: London Victoria Rail Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Metro station: St. James's Park Underground Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London offers 326 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Quilon Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1-star Michelin rating.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa and a fitness facility.

Spa Services

You'll have the option of a pampering spa treatment or a workout in the gym at the onsite Wellness Center. Popular choices include men's and women's facials, hot-stone massage, sports massage, a detoxifying spirulina wrap, and an aromatic oil/sea-salt scrub. The spa also houses a gym.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 35 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

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

A 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

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 in-room wired Internet: GBP 9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: GBP 9.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 50.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • James' Court Taj
  • James' Court Taj Hotel
  • London St. James' Court
  • London St. James' Court Hotel
  • St. James' Court Taj Hotel London
  • St. James' Court Taj London
  • Taj Hotel London St. James'
  • Taj Hotel London St. James' Court
  • Taj James' Court
  • Taj London St. James'
  • St. James' Court Taj Hotel
  • St. James' Court Taj

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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.