If you’re looking for a cool hotel in West London to book a room in, this guide will help whittle it down so that you can pick somewhere that ticks all of your boxes. From staying on a barge in the heart of Paddington to a Victorian townhouse moments from Portobello Road Market, there’s something for everything in this guide to cool hotels in West London.
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The Portobello Hotel
This small boutique hotel right in the heart of Notting Hill is set in two classic Victorian townhouses. It’s totally decked out in a vintage style, with dark wooden furnishings and heavy velvet patterned curtains, as well as antiques picked up from the nearby Portobello Market. Rooms are unique and interesting, with some featuring murals depicting erotic scenes, thoughtfully curated artworks, and royal four-poster beds. Although the hotel only serves breakfast, it’s only a stone’s throw away from the neighbourhood restaurant and late bar Gold, a local favourite serving modern European classics with a playful twist (which is one of the many great restaurants recommended in The Casual Tourist Guide to West London).
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room2 Chiswick Hometel
This hotel is the first-ever net-zero hotel and definitely deserves a spot on this list of cool hotels in West London. It has 86 bespoke rooms that come in four different styles: the Snug, Studio, Suite and Lounge, and all of the food served here is sourced from local producers, with plant-based options always available. The hotel is totally decked out with hundreds of plants and foliage as a way to help you feel connected to nature and keep the air you breathe clean. The energy for the hotel is all produced by renewable sources, like solar, wind and hydro, and all of the water volumes from each room and tap has been carefully measured to ensure there is no wastage. What’s more, any unavoidable carbon emissions are offset by planting bamboo in Nicaragua to help support the local communities.
FYI – there’s also a Hammersmith location of room2.
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This charming hotel in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea offers much more than just a place to sleep. Rooms come in different sizes and styles with the most comfortable beds all kitted out with feathered pillows. It’s a short 12-minute walk from the magnificent Science Museum and the renowned Natural History Museum, which are both free to visit, as well as being close to the Royal Albert Hall and the Kyoto-inspired Holland Park. Looking for a place to stay with a kitchen? Some apartments here come fully stocked with all kitchen equipment and facilities.
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54 Queen’s Gate
If you’re looking for a cool hotel in West London to book a room in, then a stay at 54 Queen’s Gate Hotel should certainly be on your list. It’s located right on the borders of the iconic Hyde Park in South Kensington, inside a Grade II Edwardian townhouse, and offers a luxurious home away from home. Rooms have all been decorated as a nod to the famous Londoners who once made the borough their home, from Winston Churchill to Edward Elgar. The city’s most famous museums are all a short stroll away, as well as plenty of restaurant and drinking options and some of the best shopping in the whole of London.
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The Laslett really is an ode to Notting Hill Carnival; the hotel itself has been named after the founder of Notting Hill Carnival Rhaune Laslett, whilst the Henderson Bar is a nod to Russell Henderson, the jazz musician who led the first carnival parade through the borough in1965. The space is set across five stunning Victorian townhouses and is home to 51 bespoke bedrooms that all come with stacks of Penguin Classic books, roomy en-suites, and furniture designed by British designers.
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Brook Green Hotel
This sophisticated hotel is located in a quintessential British pub on Shepherd’s Bush Road. Upstairs away from the hustle and bustle of drinkers and diners, you’ll find 17 beautifully bespoke bedrooms in a range of different styles and sizes. It’s located right next to a lush common and only moments from Hammersmith, home to plenty of quirky restaurants and a range of drinking and eating spots.
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This converted boutique hotel is right in the heart of South Kensington and has its own delectable Mediterranean restaurant serving European small and large plates in a French-style setting. There are 111 rooms that cover all categories, from deluxe studios with their own freestanding bathtubs to music-inspired superior rooms in a more playful design. A stay here bases you close to the city’s top museums, as well as the French Institute, which showcases a range of films and exhibitions.
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The Franklin London
If it’s London’s fantastic museums that you want to be close to, then The Franklin London should probably be on your hotel short list. It’s situated on a picturesque Kensington street inside an Italian-owned townhouse not too far from South Kensington tube station and features interiors designed by leading interior designer, Anouska Hempel. All of the rooms are beautifully furnished and come with marble bathrooms all kitted out with premium Penhaligon products. The hotel restaurant is headed up by the Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Ruddo who serves top-notch Italian food such as slow-cooked octopus with capers and potato foam, and beetroot salad with caramelised goat’s cheese and balsamic reduction. Drool.
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Last but not least on our list of cool hotels in West London is this unique stay in the heart of Paddington. This trendy barge offers something a little different tucked a little away from the hustle and bustle of this charming corner of the city. Chic wooden interiors are matched with neutral colours with MADE furniture to top it all off. Breakfast also comes ready to make in a wicker basket hamper, with a lovely selection of Daylesford products.
Book The Boathouse on Expedia | Paddington
Want lots of recommendations for what to do around west London? Grab The Casual Tourist Guide to West London. It’s got 50+ Londoners recommendations for cool things to do around the area, and includes a map for your phone and a printable checklist.
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