Jermyn Street is also just across the road and Green Park around the corner or through a nifty shortcut which the concierge will show you. The St James’ hotel used to be a club for diplomats when it was based in Piccadilly, and opened in 1859.
That closed in the Seventies and the name was taken by Peter de Savary, who ran it as a hotel and club (attracting a few celebs for the honorary committee (Michael Caine, Roger Moore), but now it’s in the hands of a German hotel group.
I would definitely stay here again.breakfast included would have been better, and couple of the hooks were actually not available. Was told the roof top bar was private only and that the balcony rooms are only if available. There was however a large machine outside of the bathroom that had a loud industrial sound 24 hours a day. With an exclusive club and a Michelin-starred restaurant, this stunning 5-star hotel is in the heart of elegant Mayfair.
Aimed at people who want a quiet bolthole in the heart of one of London’s most desirable areas, this former diplomat's club has a genteel, British feel that matches the surrounding streets lined with shotgun shops and cigar stores.
The suites are outstanding and so is the Michelin restaurant headed by William Drabble. Just off St James’ with its ultra-traditional shops: Locks (for hats), James J Fox (cigars), Berry Brothers (wine), Beretta (guns and sporting equipment and clothing).
My kids are teenagers and were perfectly happy with this hotel, but little kids would likely not find much to their liking. I would recommend this hotel unreservedly to any business or leisure traveler looking for something small and a bit out of the way (it's tucked into a cul de sac) while still being near to all the good stuff.
Very close the Green Park tube station using the "secret" back door.
You can still be a member here (joining fee plus annual subscription is £840), but its prime function is as a hotel.
The compact Victorian townhouse is handsomely decorated with silk and cashmere wallpaper and filled with black lacquer furniture, mixing the traditional with the modern.
James’s Hotel and Club hits exactly the right note between contemporary chic and traditional charm.
Perfectly located in a peaceful road close to Mayfair and Piccadilly, this hidden gem is set in an elegant townhouse and has a gourmet restaurant, a bistro, a fine collection of artwork and access to a nearby spa. James’s Hotel and Club have an elegant ambiance with handmade silk wallpaper in soft neutrals, black lacquered furniture and handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers, as well as i Pod and i Phone docking stations.
Its central city location is perfect for cultural outings and shopping.