Hotel The Academy in London - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description The Academy

Located just off Oxford Street, The Academy is blessed with a peaceful location in leafy Bloomsbury. It is a traditional townhouse hotel, originally built in 1776 with history, charm and character.

As the weather turns, cozy up next to the roaring fire or snuggle up in bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and duck down duvets.

Once rested, take advantage of The Academy's location - visit the boutique shops in Covent Garden, theatres of The West End and the nightlife of Soho.

Every room has kept the beatiful Georgian Decor and features but mixed the modern comoties of heating/air conditioning units and complimentary WiFi throughout. Morning newspapers, overnight shoeshine, fruit balls and complimentary still or sparkling water are also included. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1776, Last complete renovation 1990, Last partial renovation 2011, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 49, Number of single rooms 12, Number of double rooms 26, of which have 2 separate beds 5, of which have a double bed 21, Number of suites (separate rooms) 1, Number of junior suites 10, Number of rooms with air conditioning 49, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 11:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Women's hotel, No-smoking room 49, Hypoallergenic rooms 49, Family rooms available 11, Children's beds/cots 2

AddressShow map

Gower Street 21, WC1E 6HG London, United Kingdom


  • Station (London - Euston Railway Station) 0.85 km
  • City centre (London) 2.29 km
  • Airport (London City Airport (LCY)) 13.01 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

2:00 PM

Latest check-out:

11:00 AM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Public Internet terminal Hourly rate 0 GBP
  • Car park is a 5-minute walk away
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 07:00.00 until 11:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Garden/park
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 GBP
  • Mobile phone reception
  • WLAN operator Swisscom
  • Door with security chain in 49 rooms
  • Door with security lock in 49 rooms
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 11:00 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Wholefood available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarms in guest room
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid
  • Hotel staff trained in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Hotel staff Red Cross Certified in CPR
  • Hotel staff trained in automated external defibrillator usage (AED)

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0 GBP Provider Swisscom
  • Cable TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone by the bed
  • ISDN connection in 50 rooms
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 50 rooms
  • Ironing machine for pants in 50 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board in 50 rooms
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 50 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • DSL/broadband Internet access in 50 rooms
  • Complimentary slippers provided in room
  • Water boiler in room
  • Free tea supplies in room

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Ice machine
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Classic concierge service
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service Cost per item 0 GBP
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • Shoe-polishing service
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room
  • Towels changed every 2 day(s)
  • Beddings changed every 2 day(s)
  • Pets not allowed
  • Adaptor for Chinese/US plugs

Hotel location

Gower Street 21, WC1E 6HG London - Bloomsbury

Evaluations of The Academy

Overall 23 ratings, including comments: 13 ratings
7.6 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
87% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
9.8 / 10
July 2018

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. There were a number of very nice communal spaces where one can relax or chat with friends and acquaintances. The hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

The room is comfortable utilitarian.

Family with children
9.0 / 10
March 2017

Great hotel, very clean and super location. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

No bath.

Corporate customers
8.0 / 10
May 2014

Lovely garden // good fo relaxing

No flop

Corporate customers
6.2 / 10
June 2010

Concept of hotel is great.Breakfast, attentive good standard.Room service prompot ,food well presented

Room was rather small. Garden- one of the selling points for me- was not available as it being used for a meeting. Requested ground floor and was up ans down several flights of stairs. Left bag at reception whilst had breakfast and dongle for laptop was taken from my bag // on reporting this to the hotel the day after my stay ,the reaction was unsympathetic and unhelpful

Corporate customers
9.2 / 10
February 2009

I was very impressed by this hotel. Location, service and general ambience excellent for the price (in London!) and lots of thoughtful touches, such as good quality toiletries, newspaper delivered free to room, bathrobe etc. Breakfast room very nice, all freshly renovated, good selection and v. friendly breakfast service. Unusually good coffee!

The fire alarm went off briefly twice for no apparent reason, but possibly just a test? (Not at night, thankfully!)

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