"I was in single room which was perfect for a well organized solo traveler."
Location rating score
60 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Room service [24-hour]
|Value for money||8.5|
|Nearest airport||London City Airport (LCY)|
|Distance to airport||12.3 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kimpton Fitzroy London has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.
Kimpton Fitzroy London does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.
"Excellent location with supermarkets and cafes nearby."
May 2, 2018
"I enjoyed my stay at the Principal very much."
June 10, 2018
"Housekeeping left something to be desired."
November 26, 2018
Kimpton Fitzroy London is a Grade II* listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The opening of the 334-room hotel this spring has restored the original grande dame to her original glory while administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London’s most literary neighbourhood.
The hotel is steeped in history, the Frederick Hotels Company having first opened its doors in 1898 lavishly appointed and boasting a striking terracotta exterior – with four British Queens guarding the entrance – it was always intended to be a home to glamour and indulgence. Inside Kimpton Fitzroy London, striking, contemporary interior designs by Tara Bernerd & Partners and Russell Sage Studio pay homage to the building’s illustrious history while providing stylish form and function for the modern traveller. Kimpton Fitzroy London hopes to create a hub not only for its guests but also for Londoners who have a passion for great food, fabulous cocktails, and memorable nights in the city.
During the hotel's soft opening, attractive rates are available as the team find their feet and the last pieces of the 'jigsaw' are put in place, such as Neptune restaurant, open from May and the Palm Court, open from July.
"Gorgeous hotel, lovely staff, good bars and restaurants"
November 1, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Kimpton Fitzroy London
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Magnificent hotel, wonderful and helpful staff, I love the Principal”
I was staying in another hotel during my first 5 days in London, then was off to York for 2N before returning to London for my last 3N, where I was booked at the Principal. I was unsure where best to store a big luggage bag prior to my travel to York as the other hotel's policy did not allow overnight storage . I called up the Principal to get their suggestion and an extremely helpful representative called Hamza offered me to store my luggage there instead, even though I had not checked in. What a big relief that was to me, the various external paid options all came with logistical challenges. When i arrived at the hotel, everyone at the Principal from the doorman to concierge was so professional and helpful that I felt very assured that the luggage would be safe. I enjoyed my stay at the Principal very much. The hotel was magnificent and grand, the room with the vintage decor was superb. There was even a tuck box filled with snacks for the guest! Will def return for a longer stay!
Dear Aileen, Thank you for your nice review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our level of service and the Tuck Box treats. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Paul Walters General Manager
This is a luxury hotel ideally located in a quiet corner of London close to the Russel Square tube and various bus stations. Front of house staff were excellent, polite, and helpful. Housekeeping left something to be desired. When cleaning the room, they took a number of items I had used and did not replace them - like soap and wash clothes. I had to make multiple requests to have them replaced - a minor annoyance. The beds and linens are divine. I was in single room which was perfect for a well organized solo traveler. I would not recommend trying to squeeze 2 people into this room - or even 1 person who packs like they are 2 people. The in house dining options are overpriced and a bit pretentious. The pizza place around the corner, Franco Mancos, was fantastic. There are a few dining options in close walking distance offering a diverse selection in different price points. The Burr Coffee Co. was great for a good cup of coffee. I would stay again but eat elsewhere.
Brand new. Easy access.”
The room is spacious for London. It's recently refurbished, so everything is really nice and new. The staff is super friendly. (Too friendly for a person who doesn't like small talk like me ... but hey! it's not their fault.)
Dear Narindhon, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Paul Walters General Manager
Wonderful hotel in an excellent location. Great staff!”
We had a great stay, the hotel is right on Russel Square - the Piccadilly line, which is excellent. The staff was wonderful - Romyr and Ruben at the reception were very helpful and friendly, as well as all the others. The rooms are tiny but very clean and neat. We'd love to visit this hotel again!
We were a family of eight, parents and grown up children celebrating my birthday. The hotel is in a very convenient place for exploring the City and theatre, staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms size is generous and extremely clean. Will definitely stay here again.
Love our stay at The Principal! Staff were friendly and efficient, a lot of thought was put into the design of tje hotel. Will definitely choose The Principal again.
Dear Grace, Many thanks for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at the Principal London. I am pleased to read your thoughts on your experience and your appreciation of the design, facilities and service. We are thrilled to have met expectations and we very much hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Paul Walters General Manager
Everything was wonderful! I stayed in a single room which was just roomy enough for one person and the staff were so nice. The location is hard to beat - absolutely will recommend this hotel to anyone!
Went out of their way in all ways”
The facilities are recently renovated and in excellent condition, and everything was very comfortable. We were traveling with a <1year old and the hotel staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating in all things. The location is convenient to the British Museum and Library, and less than a block from the Tube. I can think of almost nothing that could have made our stay better
Excellent hotel with great service, beautiful, newly renovated rooms and a well equipped gym. Only minus point: bar closes at 12:30am.
Lovely staff but unreliable and small rooms for the price”
I was charged in advance which was not stated and then charged again and they only realised this when checking out by luck! Food was terrible at the restaurant at night but the breakfast was lovely and so were the staff. The room given was very small and almost a minute walk from the lift o. The other aide of the building. The bathroom was bigger than the bedroom but was all furnish beautifully. Asked for a changed too which they said they would do and to go and eat and my belongings would be put in the new room but after I arrived back, nothing had been done and they changed nothing. Also ordered a massage which never happened either. The place looks nice but sadly it was not a nice experience for the price and a IHG hotel. You would expect better service.
Great location and renovation but standard room bordered on being small and bathroom although functional and well equipped did not have a good layout
Beautiful hotel. 2mins walk to Russell sq tube. Excellent location with supermarkets and cafes nearby.
Dear Mary, Thank you for the lovely review. It is great to hear that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our brand new property. We really hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Paul Walters General Manager
A luxury hotel, good location and service. It's more suitable for business trip.
Great hotel for a weekend stay”
Gorgeous hotel, lovely staff, good bars and restaurants
Outstanding!! Loved it all!”
Our stay at the principal was 10/10. The staff went out of their way to make our experience more enjoyable and accomodate a late check out. We would definitely stay again.
Used the Old Randell Often”
Great hotel, great location. With the refurbishment process the Hotel is still to attain its MOJO.
Dear Peter, Thank you for the lovely review. It is great to hear that you had a fabulous time with us and that you enjoyed our brand new property. We really hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Paul Walters General Manager
Loved it. Room was tastefully done.
Great place . Authentically British. Very friendly staff ”
The place is very beautiful, however the bathroom was a bit small . Other than that everything was perfect
Concierge staff was beyond excellent!
Dear Kathleen, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you found our Concierge team helpful and we hope to have you staying with us again soon. Kind regards, Paul Walters General Manager
Hotel cannot find my booking and then agoda cancelled it directly without any notification. As a business traveler booked 4 rooms, we have been awaiting for over 40 minutes at the lobby for hotel to double check booking conditions with agoda, even worse, hotel double charged me and I cannot contact agoda customer services because it was a canceled booking.