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

Internet

Free internet access

Parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

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 a refrigerator, climate control, a mini bar, satellite television 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, 24-hour room service and maid 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
    3.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    900 m
  • Gloucester Road
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    50 m
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    70 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    690 m
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
    3.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    900 m
  • Gloucester Road
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    50 m
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    70 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    690 m
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

  • The Royal Albert Hall - 200 m
  • 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
  • Ismaili Centre - 500 m
  • Saint Stephens Church - 600 m

Convention centers

  • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 600 m

Sport related

  • Imperial College Sports Centre - 400 m

Shopping areas

  • Baden-Powell House - 200 m
  • London Science Museum - 500 m
  • Natural History Museum London - 500 m

Amusement

  • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 300 m
  • Science Museum IMAX Cinema - 400 m
  • The Mediatheque - 600 m

Museums

  • Royal College of Music - 200 m
  • Baden-Powell House Museum - 200 m
  • Science Museum - 400 m
  • Friends Of The V & A - 400 m
  • The Dana Centre - 400 m
  • Natural History Museum - 600 m
  • Victoria And Albert Museum - 700 m

Underground stations

  • Gloucester Road - 600 m

Local attractions

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

  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 270 m
    Prince Consort Road, London
  • Science Museum - 520 m
    Exhibition Road, London
  • Baden-Powell House - 570 m
    65-67 Queens Gate, London
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 780 m
    Hyde Park, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 670 m
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Natural History Museum - 620 m
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Kensington Palace - 690 m
    The Broad Walk, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar 190 - 50 m

    Address: 190 Queens Gate
    Phone: 44 20 7584 6601

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

  • Memories of India - 90 m

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

    62% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: CAD 4 - CAD 82

  • The Queen's Arms - 140 m

    Address: 30 Queens Gate Mews
    Phone: 020 7823 9293

    73% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: Eclectic, British
    Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 37

  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate - 70 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 45 - CAD 56

  • The Orangery - 170 m

    Address: Kensington Palace

    53% likes this, based on 253 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 28

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
    3.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    900 m
  • Gloucester Road
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Bar 190 (cuisine: English)
    50 m
  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate (cuisine: French, European)
    70 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    690 m
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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