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The Principal London, London

4 stars
1-8 Russell SquareBloomsbury, LondonEnglandWC1B 5BEUnited Kingdom, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.0 / 5
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Amenities
Great amenities
Room
Room needs to be redecorated
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The Principal London, London

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $161
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Run of House, One Double Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 371 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (9 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hotel Russell
  • Hotel Russell London
  • Russell Hotel
  • Russell London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Hotel Russell London, England
  • Russell Hotel London
  • Russel Hotel London

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 25 per 24 hours

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 30 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 20
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Year Built 1898
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Tempus Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Principal London, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Russell
  • Hotel Russell London
  • Russell Hotel
  • Russell London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Hotel Russell London, England
  • Russell Hotel London
  • Russel Hotel London

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 25 per 24 hours

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 30 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 1328 reviews

The Principal London, London
Fair2.0 / 5
Not the best experience.
Did not turn out well as I had booked a five day stay. Upon check in I was told the hotel was closing for renovations and I would have to move to another hotel in two days. It became worse as I had booked a suite which I was told I would also have upon my transfer. When I arrived at the new hotel I was given a King size bed, no suite available. Plus I had to check out of the Russell in the morning and when I arrived at the new hotel the room would not be available till the afternoon. As I was on business this made for a real mess with clothing, changing and working out the new space. When I asked why I was not told at the tme of my booking about this move the staff they only knew about it two weeks previously. Bad example of a bait and switch.
5 night business trip
The Principal London, London
Excellent4.0 / 5
One night on Russell Square
The Hotel Russell is ideally located on Russell Square near the British Museum and only minutes from the Tube station. It is quite beautiful, although there was construction going on. The room was quite small, but adequate for one person. I would definitely stay again.
1 night business trip
The Principal London, London
Excellent4.0 / 5
A little overpriced
This hotel is in a great location for visitors to London, near a great many important tourist sites. We've stayed in two different types of rooms, both of which were comfortable, but small for the price. The service is excellent, but the environment is currently diminished somewhat by the ongoing renovation of the hotel.
4 night romance trip
The Principal London, London
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Victorian elegance, being restored to grandeur
Though the Russell is currently undergoing an extensive external AND internal makeover that will "restore it to its full glory" from the Victorian era, it's being done in sections to minimize inconvenience to guests. It's breath-taking lobby--with century-old red marble from floor to ceiling and enormous chandelier--is being preserved (of course!), and the service is both attentive and friendly! The room was spacious, and the Russell Square tube station is literally just around the corner, which couldn't be more convenient!
7 night trip
The Principal London, London
Good3.0 / 5
Russel
Air conditioning was poor. Maintenance confessed that it was that way in the every. The Russell is a classic old hotel with a magnificent staff with a huge remodel planned for the near future. I'm sure AC will be brought up to modern standards during the refurb.
2 night romance trip

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The Principal London, London

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