US$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 16 Aug 2015 Check-out 17 Aug 2015

The Academy Hotel

4 stars
View map of 21 Gower St, London, WC1E 6HG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
9 reviews
Great familiy trip

Great hotel, nice breakfast and charming room. Nice location. Helpful staff. See full review

  • Petter G.
  • 16 Jun 2015
Loved our stay at this hotel.

Loved our stay at this hotel. Staff were fantastic, service was great, the room was gorgeous, and... See full review

  • Jan
  • 7 May 2011
An elegant townhouse in Bloomsbury, The Academy Hotel London offers a unique atmosphere for a special holiday. The hotel is located in proximity to the West End entertainment district. Tourists can walk along the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which is home to Royal Opera House and London Theatre. Art lovers can admire a fine collection of European paintings at National Gallery or portraits of famous people at National Portrait Gallery, both of which are located close to the hotel.
General

The Academy Hotel London offers concierge service, which is a tourist information guide to London, helping guests to make the most of their stay. Places of interest such as Photographers Gallery and Courtauld Gallery are situated a short drive away from the hotel.



Location

The Academy Hotel is located on Gower Street, within walking distance from British Museum, which displays a wealth of British antiquities. Book lovers can drive over to Charles Dickens Museum, which displays rare editions of the famous author's work.

Dining

The Academy Hotel in London does not have a restaurant facility. Several restaurants are available in the surroundings where guests can enjoy a wide variety of local and international cuisines.
Rooms

This hotel boasts 49 beautifully decorated rooms and suites. All units feature modern amenities such as wireless Internet access, iPod docking station and telephone with voicemail.

The Academy Hotel Rooms

Single Room
Room with Single bed wrapped in Egyptian cotton linen with duck down duvet. Beautifully restored Georgian decor. Bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning. Tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.
Double / Twin Room
Room with Double bed ot two Single beds wrapped in Egyptian cotton linen with duck down duvet. Comfortable bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning, Tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.
Suite
Spacious Suite with a comfortable seating area. Egyptian cotton sheets with duck down duvet on a king size bed. Stylish bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Complimentary business cards, shoe shine and newspaper. Mineral water on turn down, Private Hi-fi Stereo and music library, mini bar, satellite TV, air conditioning, Nespresso Machine, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

51.5207 -0.1311
Area served
Bloomsbury
Nearby airports
London Heathrow International Airport.
Area description
Just a whisper away from the British Library and the British Museum, only a stroll away from the shops and attractions of the West End, lies a sanctuary a million miles from it all.

Nearby points of interest

  • Birkbeck: 0.1 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.2 km
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.3 km
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.4 km
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 km
  • British Museum: 0.4 km
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.4 km
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.4 km
  • University of London: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.4 km
  • University College London: 0.5 km
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.5 km
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.5 km
  • Soho: 0.6 km
  • Fitzrovia: 0.6 km
  • Birkbeck: 0.1 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.2 km
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.3 km
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.4 km
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 km
  • British Museum: 0.4 km
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.4 km
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.4 km
  • University of London: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.4 km
  • University College London: 0.5 km
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.5 km
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.5 km
  • Soho: 0.6 km
  • Fitzrovia: 0.6 km
  • Royal Opera House: 0.7 km
  • London Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.8 km
  • West End: 0.8 km
  • The Brunswick : 0.9 km
  • Euston: 0.9 km
  • Photographers Gallery: 0.9 km
  • University of Westminster: 0.9 km
  • Red Mansion Foundation: 1 km
  • Oxford Circus: 1 km
  • London Palladium: 1 km
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 1 km
  • Carnaby Street: 1 km
  • British Library: 1 km
  • London Chinatown: 1 km
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 1.1 km
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 1.1 km
  • Chinatown: 1.1 km
  • Kingly Court : 1.1 km
  • Royal College of Physicians Museum: 1.1 km
  • Oxford Street: 1.1 km
  • St Pancras railway station: 1.1 km
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Leicester Square: 1.1 km
  • London Transport Museum: 1.2 km
  • Kings Cross-St Pancras station: 1.2 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 1.2 km
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 1.2 km
  • Regent Street: 1.2 km
  • Lyceum Theatre: 1.2 km

Dining

Dining
24 Hour room service available and there are multiple choices of restaurants available in the area for dining.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Academy Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.6

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Petter G.
Business
N/A
16 Jun 2015

Great familiy trip

Great hotel, nice breakfast and charming room. Nice location. Helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sit4
Business
Norway
17 Aug 2014

family vacation

Goog location. Clean and pleasent service. No elevator. carpet on all floor which smell mustiness and mold, which evoke allergy reaction for some of us. No place to hang the towls (in the 4p. rom we stayed). The main street is vary noisy, that gave us bad night sleep, since our room faced the main street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
not very demanding
Business
Paris
27 Jan 2014

family trip

Reception, breakfast ok Ventilation very noisy in bahtroom 67

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jez1978
Business
Cambridge
18 Apr 2013

Couples London Getaway

Below average hotel in my opinion. Probably the worst I have stayed in for well over a couple of years. We were stuck in room 33 on the top floor in a very 'pokey' room where you couldn't swing a cat! The bathroom (if that is what it can be called) was no bigger than a pantry under the stairs... In fact it was less than half the size of my current ensuite. The room also smelled a bit but I am guessing that this is down to how small and claustrophobic the room was... Unfortunately... I will never stay there again or recommend it to anyone for business or leisure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Incansable
Business
Mexico City
23 Sep 2012

Nice little hotel

The location of this small hotel is really convenient for those who want to visit Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford St., etc, and the rooms are well appointed. Breakfast service at their tiny restaurant is very acceptable. I do recommend it for both business and pleasure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Simpsons in the Strand is still a great dining experience and one can walk 10 or 15 minutes from the hotel to this famous restaurant.

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PeteH
Business
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
24 Jun 2012

Small single room, but nice hotel

It's a small single room in a nice hotel, but the room is clean and well equipped, the hotel is good value for central london.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nananina
Business
Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
8 Nov 2011

Terrific location for London visit

The Academy is very pleasent boutique style hotel in a great location. With bus and nearby tube links its also within walking distance of central London. Staff were charming, rooms were clean,bed a little hard for my taste. A good experience. We will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Olivelli's Italian Restraunt on Store St.

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jan
Business
Not Provided
7 May 2011

Loved our stay at this hotel.

Loved our stay at this hotel. Staff were fantastic, service was great, the room was gorgeous, and location cannnot be beaten. Appreciated the free wi-fi. Breakfast not cheap but good quality. Will definitely be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Academy Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
7 May 2010

As I booked on the internet via

As I booked on the internet via [website] I think they gave me the room they would have difficulty renting if people inspected first. Service was non existent and I was told at desk that 0800 numbers were free then they charged for them. Too expensive for basement room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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