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
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The 3-star Best Western John Howard Hotel is situated a mere 1.6 km away from Royal Victoria Dock and Bridge, West End and Chelsea. This exclusive hotel was opened in 1820 and renovated in 2000.

Located in a shopping area close to Gloucester Road subway station as well as a theater, a palace and a museum in London. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and gardens.

20 minutes' drive from London City airport and 20 minutes' walk to Paddington train station.

Rooms

This property comprises 52 luxurious guestrooms featuring a refrigerator, climate control, a mini bar, satellite television and a kitchen. In-room self-catering facilities include tableware and an oven.

Eat & Drink

Brunello Lounge & Restaurant offers Italian and British dishes and lies 200 meters away.

Services

Guests will benefit from 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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free internet access
  • 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

  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television

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
    680 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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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Envie D'Art300 m
  • Hackelbury Fine Art400 m

Places of interest

  • Holy Trinity Church100 m
  • The Albert Memorial200 m
  • South Kensington Milestone300 m
  • Ismaili Centre500 m
  • Saint Stephens Church600 m
  • Peter Pans Statue700 m

Sport related

  • Imperial College Sports Centre400 m

Amusement

  • Beatrix Potters Inspiration300 m
  • Science Museum IMAX Cinema400 m

Museums

  • Royal College of Music200 m
  • Baden-Powell House Museum200 m
  • Baden-Powell House200 m
  • Science Museum400 m
  • The Dana Centre400 m
  • Friends Of The V & A400 m
  • Natural History Museum London500 m
  • London Science Museum500 m
  • Natural History Museum600 m
  • Victoria And Albert Museum700 m

Theaters

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!1.5 km
    The London Pavilion, London
  • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery1.6 km
    12 Holland Park Road, London
  • Saatchi Gallery1.8 km
    Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
  • Opera Holland Park1.5 km
    Holland Park, London
  • Chelsea1.6 km
    LondonEngland

Near the hotel

  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments270 m
    Prince Consort Road, London
  • Science Museum520 m
    Exhibition Road, London
  • Baden-Powell House580 m
    65-67 Queens Gate, London
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain770 m
    Hyde Park, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum670 m
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Natural History Museum630 m
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Kensington Palace680 m
    The Broad Walk, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar 19050 m

    Address: 190 Queens Gate
    Phone: 44 20 7584 6601

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

  • Memories of India100 m

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

    62% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 44

  • The Queen's Arms160 m

    Address: 30 Queens Gate Mews
    Phone: 020 7823 9293

    73% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: Eclectic, British
    Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 20

  • Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate70 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: GBP 25 - GBP 30

  • The Orangery180 m

    Address: Kensington Palace

    53% likes this, based on 253 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

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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Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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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
    680 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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