Top 10 Hotel Buildings in Bayswater, London W2

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to take a snapshot of some of the most popular hotels in the capital.

We are looking at Bayswater because it has long been one of the most popular areas for tourists to stay in London. Main reason for that is, of course, the neighbouring Hyde Park with Kensington Gardens. Heathrow Express stops at Paddington Station, which is no more than 15 minutes’ walk from anywhere in Bayswater.

Most of the buildings in in the area were built in mid-19th century, so if you feel like stepping back in time – this is the place to stay.

The face of Bayswater is definitely changing fast. Quite a few hotels are now being turned into apartments as the population of the city grows. The Hempel Collection by Amazon and British Land is one good example. The locals are not happy with the planning decisions – the larger schemes, such as The WhiteleysThe Paddington Cube and 117-125 Bayswater Road have all faced strong opposition.

Will Bayswater remain as popular as it is among tourists today?

Here are ten hotels with the highest ratings from users on Booking.com today.

1. The Westbourne Hyde Park

45-59 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 3DQ
Booking.com rating: very good 8.9 (out of 10)

This row of eight mid-19th century stucco fronted terraced houses was completely refurbished after the fire destroyed the interiors in February 2012. No. 59 is Grade II listed. The entrance to the hotel is at no. 51. The hotel has 96 rooms. Did you know? American novelist William Seward Burroughs II lived here briefly in 1963. Click here to comment on 51 Gloucester Terrace building on Buildington.
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2. Park Grand London Lancaster Gate

14-16 Craven Hill, London W2 3DU
Booking.com rating: very good 8.8

The 4-storey mid-Victorian building is located on the corner of Craven Hill and Devonshire Terrace. There are 64 rooms. 5 minutes walk from Paddington Station. See 14-16 Craven Hill building on Buildington
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3. Arbor Hyde Park

36-37 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA
Booking.com rating: very good 8.6

The Grade II listed stucco fronted buildings designed by John Johnson were built in 1865 and are situated in the Lancaster Gate area, right across the road from Kensington Gardens. The two buildings were built as private residences and only became a hotel in 1931 (Hotel Meurice). The hotel is facing the former Christ Church square and Spire House and currently has 40 rooms.
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4. DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park

150 Bayswater Road, London W2 4RT
Booking.com rating: very good 8.5

The hotel is overlooking Kensington Gardens. There are 228 rooms. See 150 Bayswater Road on Buildington
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5. Blakemore Hyde Park

30 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3AN
Booking.com rating: very good 8.4
The hotel has 137 rooms. See 30 Leinster Gardens building on Buildington
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6. Thistle Kensington Gardens

104 Bayswater Road, London W2
Booking.com rating: very good 8.3

The hotel is overlooking Kensington Gardens. There are currently 175 rooms in the hotel. See 104 Bayswater Road building on Buildington
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7. Park Grand Paddington Court

27 Devonshire Terrace, London W2 3DP
Booking.com rating: very good 8.2

This Victorian building has 230 rooms. See 27 Devonshire Terrace building on Buildington
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8. The Cleveland

39-40 Cleveland Square, London W2 6DA
Booking.com rating: very good 8.2

The Cleveland is a small boutique hotel with only 31 rooms. The Victorian terraced building is overlooking Cleveland Square. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the hotel for you. See 40 Cleveland Square building on Buildington
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9. London House Hotel

81 Kensington Garden Square, London W2 4DJ
Booking.com rating: very good 8.2
Close to Notting Hill, it is just around the corner from Westbourne Grove. The hotel currently has 100 rooms.
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10. Phoenix Hotel

1-8 Kensington Garden Square
Booking.com rating: very good 8.2
This hotel off Westbourne Grove hotel has 125 rooms.
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Do you have a favourite hotel in Bayswater?

Comment

  • Some of these Grade II listed hotel buildings are beautiful! They would be my first choices when staying in London I think. It’s a shame that a fire destroyed part of The Wesbourne Hyde Park hotel, but it looks like it’s been refurbished to a very high standard.Either this hotel, or Arbor Hyde park would be my favourites from this list.

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