The 15 Best Luxury Hotels in London

10th February 2020 // By Elite Traveler

Best Luxury Hotels in London

The Dorchester is just one of our best luxury hotels in London

Experience the deepest sleep and most luxurious stay in our selection of the best luxury hotels in London.

The Dorchester

The Dorchester (pictured above) is an iconic part of British heritage and a world-renowned landmark on London’s glamorous Park Lane.

A 1930s art deco exterior houses 250 rooms and suites designed with classic English interiors, plus three contemporary roof suites with wraparound outdoor terraces overlooking the London skyline. The on-site restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of only three London restaurants to boast three-Michelin-stars while The Grill at The Dorchester also benefitted from a relaunch in 2019. The Bar at The Dorchester is also led by expert mixologists, who have served many celebrity guests including Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, the late Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga.

Top suite: Harlequin Penthouse

The Harlequin Penthouse boasts elegant décor of silk and leather, a freestanding bath, fireplace and large outdoor terrace with stunning views over London. Discreetly reminiscent of the Hollywood glamour long associated with the hotel, the design of these suites emulates the style in which The Dorchester was originally built in the 1930s while remaining fresh, modern and luxurious. In fact, it was in this very room that Elizabeth Taylor first heard she would star in the movie Cleopatra, and the original pink marble bathroom installed for her use remains to this day.

The Corinthia

Best Luxury Hotels in London

The Corinthia opened in April 2011, boasting the largest standard rooms and suites in the vibrant capital, along with the uncompromising attention to detail and exquisite service that the luxury brand is known for.

Perfectly positioned just off Trafalgar Square and the Thames, on a lovely residential street with no shops, you’re in walking proximity of the city’s great monuments and buildings of State, as well as an easy 15-minute taxi ride to the City. A grand hotel for the 21st century, Corinthia London has been masterfully designed and is packed with the best amenities, including one of the best spas in the city, ESPA, and the beautiful British food of celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. In a city not lacking in luxury accommodations, Corinthia’s London debut is set to stand apart from the crowd.

Top suite: The Royal Suite

The truly majestic, two-story Royal Suite, the largest in London, will embrace guests with rich comfort and timeless elegance. Enter through an oval rotunda that leads to a curved living room with breath-taking, panoramic vistas and a grand, 10-seater dining room with a gold-leaf ceiling befitting of the most regal of affairs.

Upstairs (take the dramatic circular staircase or the private one-story elevator), luxuriate in a spectacular master bedroom—located in a turret along with a dressing room—featuring a heavenly bed, views of the Thames and London Eye and a terrace with fire-pit to keep you warm on cooler evenings. This sprawling suite comes complete with a private study, kitchen with walk-in wine cellar, a second guest bedroom with hidden den, versatile entertainment room, gym, private spa treatment room and a marble-lined bathroom with a fireplace and free-standing carved stone bath. You’ll find that every detail has been seen to in this princely home away from home.