Here’s a listing of some of the hotels in Kensington. There’s something for all budgets here – from rather cheap to five star luxury!

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Price Range Key
(correct as of 2013)
£ = up to £50 per person per night
= up to £100 pppn
= up to £150 pppn
= up to £200 pppn
£££££ = over £250 pppn


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, W8 5SR
Underground: High Street Kensington

Price Range: ££-£££
In a quiet corner of Kensington – though within easy walking distance of the Underground station and the shops of Kensington High Street – this stylish hotel is very popular with London visitors.

EasyHotel South Kensington
14 Lexham Gardens, W8 5JE
Underground: Gloucester Road
Price Range: £-££

Located in a quiet residential street – though moments from the hustle & bustle of Gloucester Road – this hotel is part of the Easyjet brand. The hotel’s rooms are small and basic but modern, and have all the essentials you need, including private shower. Optional extras – such as TV and housekeeping – available at an extra charge. Book as far in advance as possible for the lowest rates. There is also an EasyHotel Earls Court just down the road as well.

The Gainsborough
7-11 Queensberry Place SW7
Underground: South Kensington
Price Range:
A wonderfully elegant small hotel in South Kensington, with nicely decorated rooms and carefully chosen furniture.

Gate Hotel
6 Portobello Road W11 3DG
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Price Range: ££

A converted town house, this is a very pretty hotel situated in a particularly lively area of Notting Hill. Excellent location, you couldn’t be closer to Portobello Market! All rooms have an ensuite shower room.

Hilton London Kensington Hotel
179-199 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UL
Underground: Holland Park
Price Range: ££-£££

On the western tip of Kensington & Chelsea, this smart hotel is in leafy Holland Park but also just a stone’s throw from Shepherd’s Bush and the huge Westfield Shopping Centre there. Good road connections too.

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum Hotel
97 Cromwell Road, SW7 4DN
Underground: Gloucester Road
Price Range: ££-£££

A well placed hotel in Kensington near many of London’s local attractions. The Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum is the perfect destination for both business travel and holidays in England’s capital city.

Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
Wrights Lane, W8 5SP
Underground: High Street Kensington
Price Range: ££
Another hotel it an excellent location, this one is just a few minute’s south of Kensington High Street at the tube station there. Having undergone a bit of a smartening up recently, this place also has good facilities – including a fitness centre and indoor pool.

Maranton House Hotel
14 Barkston Gardens SW5
Underground: Earls Court
Price Range: £-££

Close to several other hotels around a quiet garden square. There are 16 rooms, all with private bathroom, with singles, doubles and twins all available, the latter two also having the possibility of an extra bed to sleep three people in the room. You will need to pay extra for breakfast, or you could make your way to one of the local Earls Court cafes which will cater for your needs! Check out the website for special promotional rates.

Merlyn Court Hotel
2 Barkston Gardens SW5
Underground: Earl’s Court
Price Range: £-££

Established in 1947, this very popular, family run bed and breakfast hotel in a quiet area and close to public transport. English breakfast is included in the price. Rooms with and without bathroom facilities. Singles, doubles, triples and quads all available.

The Parkcity
8-30 Lexham Gardens, W8 5JE
Underground: Gloucester Road/High Street Kensington
Price Range: ££-£££
This elegant hotel is popular with visitors and comes highly recommended. There’s also on onsite restaurant and piano bar for you to enjoy, as well as tranquil private gardens.

Royal Garden Hotel
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 4PT
Underground: High Street Kensington
Price Range: £££-££££

Overlooking the beautiful Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, this stylish five star hotel is amongst the best in the borough.

Seraphine Hotel
7-9 Kensington High Street, W8 5NP
Undeground: High Street Kensington
Price Range: ££-£££

Funky and modern hotel located on the (quieter) eastern end of Kensington High Street, meaning it’s very close to the lovely Kensington Gardens! There’s also the Seraphine Kensington Olympic which (we feel) is somewhat mis-named – it’s still very much on Kensington High Street, only around a five minute walk from the station.

Vicarage Hotel
10 Vicarage Gate W8 4AG
Underground: High St. Kensington
Price Range: £ – ££

Family-run hotel in a beautiful Victorian house. Singles, doubles, triples and quads all available, all with or without private bath facilities. Read the great reviews of the hotel on the website guestbook!

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