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Family rooms in London hotels of a good quality are subject to limited availability. Most luxury hotels just have the standard double/twin options but few have proper family rooms. Requests for adjoining rooms are often just that, requests - which may or may not be made available.
On this page we focus on some 4 -star hotels that do offer family rooms, all are large global chain hotels. If you do not need the room service, fitness rooms and concierge services that you are paying for and enables a hotel to call itself a 4-star hotel you may want to consider one of the mid market 3-star type hotels. We have a separate page dedicated to family rooms in mid-market hotels in London.
In some of the cheaper room rates listed below sofa beds are provided for the kids, not full size beds that can be used by adults.
Most 4 star hotel in London are aimed at the business market. Room rates are highly volatile at all times, but generally are lower at weekends when the businessmen and conferences are scarce on the ground. This is especially true in business areas like the City of London, but not so great in leisure areas like in the West End theatre district.
The Marriott chain is about the only main chain hotel in London that has North American style rooms with two king size beds in each room in the majority of their hotels.
The Novotel chain is aimed at businessmen during the week but at the weekend there are often very good 'family deals' with free breakfasts for the kids and other services designed to replace the businessmen with family groups.
On this page we look at some of the most popular 4-star hotels in London with family rooms. As you can see they're a mixed bunch. Some are modern, purpose built affairs, some are “character” buildings from a hundred years or so ago.
There is no golden bullet in finding the ideal hotel for you. Just be sure what facilities you really need from the hotel, ascertain your flexibility on districts you will consider and of course don't forget your budget.
With an on-site sauna and heated indoor pool and bar/restaurant, this Park Plaza has plenty to keep you comfortable for your London stay. Just a short walk from Lambeth North underground station, from this hotel you can be at major attractions in minutes. Other major attractions are in walking distance; the London Eye, London Dungeons, Westminster Abbey and the Imperial War Museum. All rooms include signature beds, 48-inch smart LED TVs and Elemis bathroom amenities.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Sun terrace • Spa • Pool & fitness centre • Bar/restaurant • Snack bar • 24-hr front desk • Family rooms
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Lambeth North
This stylish Novotel is located to the west of the centre of London, at Hammersmith on the way to Heathrow. Prestigious Kensington High Street is 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The hotel is convieniently just 5 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith Apollo. It provides spacious rooms, a fitness suite, and a chic lounge bar. Guests can dine in the Artisan Grill. Rooms all include satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, and a safe. Some rooms boast Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docks, and bathrobes.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar/restaurant • Spa/fitness centre • Breakfast in room • 24-hr front desk • Terrace • Kids' meals
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Hammersmith
Spacious rooms just a short walk from Knightsbridge's shops and museums and Earls Court Tube Station. There is a restaurant and fitness centre. Rooms include a satellite TV, minibar, seating area and a private bathroom. Guests have the use of a well-equipped gym. Double rooms or American style with two double beds. Cheapest rates at weekend.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Air-con • Fitness centre • Satellite TV
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Earl’s Court
Enjoy a relaxing stay and use the sauna/ steam bath and fitness facilities at Novotel Tower Bridge - in an excellent location just a 5-min walk from the Tower of London. It offers spacious, stylish rooms and a fitness centre with a steam bath. The restaurant - Keepers Bar & Kitchen - serves a variety of dishes made from high quality ingredients until midnight. An excellent breakfast can be included in the rate.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar/lounge • i-pod dock • Satellite TV • Breakfast in room • Ticket service • Fitness centre
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Aldgate
This elegant Holiday Inn is located right by Berkeley Square, with Piccadilly and Regent Street within a few minutes' walk. Rooms are air-conditioned and all feature a TV with satellite channels and pay movies, and minibar. Nightingale's restaurant serves delicious food under spectacular chandeliers, while the bar overlooks Berkeley Street.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant & bar • Kids stay & eat FREE • Facilities for disabled guests • Satellite TV • 24-hr front desk • Concierge service • Room service
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Green Park
Newly refurbished Grade II listed hotel with beautiful original features throughout. Just a 5-min walk from Natural History Museum and 20-min walk from Harrods, Royal Albert Hall and other shopping hotspots. Rooms feature luxury facilities inluding a marble bathroom, in-room movie library, Vi-Spring beds, Egyptian cotton bedding, flat-screen TV. Restaurant serves British cuisine from locally sourced produce.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr front desk • 24-hr room service • Restaurant • Gym • In-room spa treatments
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earl’s Court
On London's South Bank, this is a modern and family-friendly hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from the River Thames and London Eye. Westminster and Waterloo stations are a 5-min walk away. There is a health club (with steam room, sauna and treatments), gym and a restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Rooms are spacious with plasma-screen TVs, large work desks, and microwaves. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Rooms on high floors have views of the City of London.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Sun terrace • Spa and fitness centre • Bar/restaurant • Full English breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Family rooms • Views from upper floors
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Waterloo
Contemporary hotel featuring luxurious rooms with a TV with Apple TV tech, fridge and a safe. Free Wi-fi is available in public areas. This hotel also offers complimentary access to the leisure club which has a fully equipped gym and swimming pool. Hyde Park is a 5-min walk away and Knightsbridge with its lively shops and museums is a 20-min walk. Very good location and good value hotel.
Facilities include • Wi-Fi • Swimming pool • Fitness centre • Airport shuttle • Air-con • Family rooms • Parking • Breakfast
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Marble Arch