10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge, London
Knightsbridge is the gold-plated, five star, celebrity hang-out, bespoke centre of London. And the 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge are Good: they have to be. Two of London’s most famous stores: Harrods and Harvey Nichols, call Knightsbridge home, and Sloane Street is studded with the London branches of top global fashion brands. But there is so much more to Knightsbridge than shopping.
Our selection of the 10 best hotels in Knightsbridge reflects the wide range that the area has to offer from some of the most luxurious hotels in London to some of the most private, from the ever popular Grand Dame that is The Berkeley to the design led, contemporary Halkin Hotel.
But First: Why Stay in Knightsbridge?
Knightsbridge is perfectly located for many London's major sights. The Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are within minutes walk, and everything else is just a short bus or tube ride.
You’re also right by Hyde Park with its beautiful gardens, lido, boating lake and riding stable.
For art lovers, the wonderful - and free - Saatchi Gallery is just down the Kings Road, accompanied by a wealth of commercial galleries. And when you’re hungry from sightseeing you’re spoilt for choice. Heston Blummenthal and Gordon Ramsay have restaurants here and there are plenty of gastropubs, bars and cafes.
The 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge
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One of the first so-called design hotels in London, the Halkin is sophisticated and Italian influenced, with its tastefully muted colours and giant beds. Unsnooty, despite its grandness and euro-coolness, it also has a Michelin-starred Thai restaurant. Like many of the best hotels in Knightsbridge, you could have an extremely nice stay never leaving the hotel.
The Berkeley, right next to Hyde Park has a fabulous spa, a rooftop pool, a great bar and a doorman who dresses like Mr Bates in Downton Abbey. The traditional rooms offer cosseted 5 star peace, and the service is impeccable.
We couldn't have a list of recommendations for the best hotels in Knightsbridge without including the Mandarin Oriental, situated on Knightsbridge itself. In an area bristling with luxury hotels it is one of the grand-daddies of super-luxury. And the location, overlooking Hyde Park, the service and the facilities are out of this world.
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The Beaufort has stylish interiors and fantastic complimentary extras including breakfast, cream tea every afternoon and a resident’s bar - perfect for a pre-dinner G&T!
The Capital offers traditional rooms, attentive service and an excellent restaurant which now bears the name of that fish maestro from Cornwall, Nathan Outlaw.
Hotelier and designer Kit Kemp's 44 room Knightsbridge Hotel is cosy and modern. Bedrooms are decorated with rich fabrics and comfortably thick canopy beds. There’s no restaurant but there’s no shortage of them in the area; and the guests' library is a soothing places to sit and recharge your batteries before going out for dinner.
If you’re looking for one of the best hotels in Knightsbridge for privacy, then try No 11 Cadogan Gardens, a hidden gem on a quiet residential street. The decor is lavish, with plush fabrics, Murano chandeliers and gilt-edged mirrors everywhere. The restaurant, which serves modern British food is more sparingly decorated with black and white photographs of starry past guests.
Belgraves hotel is owned by the American Thomson Group, and this is one of the best hotels in Knightsbridge if you’re looking for a quietly hip Manhattan vibe. It doesn't feel like an 85 room hotel when you are in the popular restaurant or the cleverly designed library bar which perfectly blends traditional touches with a modern layout.
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The Levin is one of the best hotels in Kensington for folk who plan for short hops to Harrods after breakfast. Yards from the Qatari-owned department store of delights, it is a cosy and intimate sister hotel to the Capital. The mini bars in the rooms include all the ingredients for making a reviving champagne cocktail and there is a popular bistro, Le Metro, in the basement.
The Best Value Hotels in Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge is not a budget destination, and the majority of the best hotels in Knightsbridge are fairly pricey. But it is possible to stay in the area for less at B & B Belgravia. It’s a little cosy and there’s no restaurant but the breakfasts are good and the service helpful, jolly and knowledgable.
For other budget options throughout London, check out our recommendations for Cheap and Chic London Hotels.
If our pick of the 10 best hotels in Knightsbridge does not have what you're looking for you could:
- Check out our list of the best hotels in neighbouring Kensington, or our recommendations for the 10 Best Hotels in Mayfair?
- Or you could browse through our list of all the best places to stay in London?
- You might also find what you're looking for in our recommendations for theTop 5 Luxury London Hotels?or on our page of London's 10 Best Boutique Hotels
- Or you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
The 10 Best Hotels in Knightsbridge
COMO The Halkin London (South West) 41 rooms from £295Sights nearby - The Halkin enjoys an excellent central location close to Hyde Park Corner Tube station, so easy access to London's highlights.Spa - In-room spa treatments availableRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
In the heart of Belgravia, this 21st Century luxury hotel, is home to a Michelin starred Basque restaurant and Asian-styled rooms. The contemporary, chic rooms exude understated luxury, and service is top notch. A fantastic relaxing stay for all whether you're here for business or leisure. See More
The Berkeley London (South West) 214 rooms from £480Bar - The Blue Bar, a fashionable Art Deco institution popular with celebsSwimming Pool - Outdoor Pool with great viewsFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London (South West) 181 rooms from £575Views - Great views from hotelSpaRestaurant - Recommended.Landmark - Comes with a reputation.Recommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection
Beaufort Hotel London (South West) 27 rooms from £248Romantic Break - An elegant, exclusive and utterly romantic hotel boasting Egyptian Cotton sheets, fresh flowers and welcome chocolates.City Style - A chic townhouse turned luxury boutique, on a leafy cu-de-sac in the heart of Knightsbridge.Great walks - Just a ten minute stroll from Hyde Park, an oasis of green in the city centre.Sights nearby - Close to the the South Ken Museums and Galleries and the Albert Hall.Recommended by - Frommers
The Levin Hotel London (South West) 12 rooms from £307City Style - Magnificant interiors, bold fabrics, sharp lines and colourful installations, just around the corner from London's top shopping.Romantic Break - Champagne and flowers are only the start of a truly romantic occassion with the Levin Hotel.Views - Street views.Lively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Sawdays, Tablet
Knightsbridge Hotel London (South West) 44 rooms from £306City Style - Quintessential British country style in the heart of one of London's smartest area.Great walks - Wander through the expansive Hyde Park.Outstanding locationRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel
11 Cadogan Gardens London (South West) 56 rooms from £290Romantic BreakLocal exploringSights nearby - Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.OpulentRecommended by - Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
Located just behind Sloane Square, 11 Cadogan Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel in London part of Relais & Châteaux. Eclectic style with lavish interiors and comfortable rooms including a library, drawing room and terrace. Elegant and calm, this luxury gem is brilliantly positioned. See More
Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel London, NOT TO SHOW 85 rooms from £255City StyleSights nearby - Superb location with easy access to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and most major attractionsDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith
The Capital Hotel, London London (South West) 49 rooms from £240Sights nearby - The Brompton Oratory, V&A, Albert Hall and Natural History Museum are all closeby.Full of characterTraditionalRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels
Intimate luxury hotel in an unrivalled location for shopping offering fantastic hospitality for a memorable stay. Elegant rooms house antique furnishings, king sized beds and Egyptian cotton linen. There's a chic bar for evening cocktails and The Restaurant at The Capital for relaxed all day dining. See More
B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 London (South West) 9 rooms from £139Families - These contemporary, well located studios are ideal for families with self catering facilities and plenty of space.Local exploring - Grab one of the B&B's free bikes and head out to explore Westminster the heart of historical and vibrant London.Sights nearby - Use the River Thames as your guide and head east to catch a glimpse of Big Ben, London Eye and other sights.Great walks - Whether Hyde or Battersea, be sure to take a stroll around the royal parks of London.Recommended by - Frommers, Fodors