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Hotel Description

The Strand Palace Hotel places you in the center of London, steps from Covent Garden Market and within a short 5-minute stroll of King's College London. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and a 24-hour business center.

LCD TVs with cable channels are featured in all 785 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

The cafe, Sacred , serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and meeting rooms. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star City of Westminster hotel include Royal Opera House and London Coliseum.

Cosy Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$112 per night

Standard Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Single

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Strand Palace Hotel ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

AWESOME HOTEL, CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING

Pros: Almost everything, the door man, Rodney, was simple awesome. The front desk staff were exceptional. The room spotless every time they cleaned.
Cons: Maybe insulate the rooms a bit more, the walls are thin and you can hear people talking. Other than that, it was great just like 20 years ago.
Location: Location, location and location. Your in the heart of most everything. I walked to Trafalgar Square, Eye of London, Theaters galore and museums.
I loved staying at the Strand, this is the 2nd time, the 1st time was 20 years ago. The staff was very nice and most cheerful. I was exhausted from my flight from the West coast and the young lady who waited on me could tell, she got me into my room in no time. As you say in England, she was brilliant. Thank you.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Dec 10, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 11, 2017 by Maciej W

Dear James, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am glad that you have enjoyed the hotel and have returned to us. I look forward your future visit. Kind regards,

3 out of 5

Location great, otherwise, meh

Pros: Location
Cons: Rooms need to be renovated
Selected Strand Palace based upon friend's recommendation for location and convenience to St. Paul's and City of London and that's true. The common areas of the hotel were okay and the wifi was good. Most disappointing was the condition of my room. When I booked the package, I knew I was getting a single room so I wasn't surprised that the room really was very small. Most disappointing was the condition of the bathroom. The sink and tub drains wouldn't clear and needed to be snaked. The faucets were pitted, bath mats and tub were stained. Even the tissue box was old and torn.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to restaurants and shopping.

Nice hotel close to restaurants and shopping. Very friendly helpful staff.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

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4 out of 5

One night stay

Pros: location
great location. did not use amenities. we wanted a clean, safe convenient stay and that is what we got.

Posted by , from Maine on Oct 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

NO Air conditioning. Upgrade was VERY expensive.

Pros: Location was super. It was close to so many things we were interested in seeing and doing.
I was shocked to have a room with no air conditioning, then to have a big UP charge to get a room that DID have air conditioning. This was a cut into our budget. I have gone back to my original reservation and I do not see where I would have known this was even a possibility!

Posted by , from Arkansas on Sep 7, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very nice hotel close to all of the action.

Pros: We chose this place for location, and although London is very pricey, felt we got a great value.
Location: Central location and close to a tube for venturing out.
We stayed at The Strand Palace for four nights and loved being centrally located. We had requested an early check in, as our flight arrived at 10am, and our room was ready for us! We had a standard double room, which was a little small but we did not spend a lot of time there so it did not matter much. We included the breakfast, which was worth it! We took advantage of the exercise facility and the bar.

Posted by , from Tampa, Florida on Nov 16, 2015

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3 out of 5

Not Palatial

Pros: Location, shower. Service was pretty good. Nice bar.
Cons: The lobby and hallways need a renovation, the place just smells and looks worn down. Soundproofing the windows facing the street would help.
Location: Covent Gardens, theaters, National Gallery, close to the financial district.
Small room, though that's generally what you get with non-high end London hotels. Musty smell in the lobby was off-putting, and much of the common areas are time-worn. Comfortable bed, tiny closet, could hear my neighbor's TV until I "asked" them to turn it down. Unfortunately I had a room overlooking the Strand, and on Friday night it was noisy down on the street until 3 AM. Good location, walk to Trafalgar Square and the City, right in the theater district with lots of restaurants and pubs. My phone didn't work so my wake-up "calls" were actually a knock on the door by the hotel staff.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Strand Palace-Practically Close to EVERYTHING!

Pros: The location of the Strand is ideal! Centrally located to many attractions, restaurants, etc with fast inexpensive underground transportation close by
Cons: The Strand sets the standard for the hotel industry!!
Location: Perfect location close to many attractions and fast and efficient underground transportation.
This was our first visit to London together. Although I had been there many times since as a member of the military and stayed at military installations, I never traveled to London as a tourist. Although we reviewed many locations to stay, the Strand was in an ideal location and VERY close to walking to various sites or taking the underground tubes (subway). The Strand also had free Wi-Fi and several computers for guests use. We arrived at Heathrow Airport, had purchased our Tube passes on line, and walked to the lower floor of the airport to catch the tube. I was about a 45 minute ride and left us off at Covent Garden which was a short 5 minute walk to the Strand. The room, cleanliness and service at the Strand was simply OUTSTANDING! The staff was friendly, the meals were superb and we had a great stay. Many sites are in walking distance from the Strand and it is surrounded with many restaurants, etc.. Covent Garden also had many restaurants, shops and entertainment. There is also a large Apple store there in case you need assistance with any Apple product! Bottom line; The Strand clearly exceeded our expectation and a hotel of first choice when visiting London!

Posted by , from Alexandria, Virginia on Nov 15, 2015

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2 out of 5

Not a 4 star hotel at all.

Pros: Good firm matrress; pillows ok; Safe;Espresso machine; good cleaning staff.
Cons: See two above. The room needs so much I can't go over it again.
Location: Good location within walking distance from Theaters. Across the street on the Strand from the Savoy.
Good firm mattress; good staff & helpful Duty Managers. Good coffee Espresso machine; has a safe However, rooms are not close to American standards; no refrigerator, no hair dryer plug in the bathroom; little space for two peoples cosmetic/ other items. Mirror at a long distance in bedroom from plugs. One towel rack for two large towels that we wished to re-use. Lost water without warning at midnight once- no water coming into the sink at all. Staff said they'd move us but Honestly, would you wish to move between 12mn- 1 am? No chest of drawers ( two shelves only) & no Armoire/ wardrobe but a hanging area for clothes. No ironing board/iron. And all this for $365. King size room. It was so awful it was laughable. Never again.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Very clean. Courteous staff. Breakfast buffet was good.
Cons: Crowded front lobby during check-out and check-in.
Location: Easy walk to the subway.
Hotel in great location, within walking distance of the subway, and to museums and Parliment. Breakfast was a generous, hot and cold buffet, all you could eat, with lots of protein options. Staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Room was adequately appointed, and though on the cramped size, was comfortable and extremely clean. Beds were comfortable, and shower had lots of warm/hot water. Appreciate the cookies left every day at t he in-room coffee pot, which made a great bedtime snack! When returning to London, will definitely look here for a comfortable rest.

Posted by , from Minnesota, USA on Nov 4, 2015

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About the The Strand Palace Hotel

Location 372 The Strand, London, England WC2R 0JJ

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the eco-friendly The Strand Palace Hotel. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 785 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 9 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (27.5 km / 17.1 mi)
  • Train station: London Victoria Rail Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)

Room Amenities

The Strand Palace Hotel offers 785 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sacred - This cafe specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

The Gin Palace - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Carvery & Grill - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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. No onsite parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10 and GBP 20 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Palace Strand
  • Strand Palace
  • Strand Palace Hotel
  • Strand Palace Hotel London
  • Strand Palace London
  • Hotel Strand Palace
  • Strand Hotel London
  • Strand Palace Hotel London, England

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.