In the heart of London’s West End, the atmosphere in the neighborhood of Soho is electric.

Day and night there’s something to do, from theatres and shops, to restaurants and bars.

Whilst not huge in size, at approximately one square mile, it can be explored on foot.

It’s also close to the hotspots of Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Leicester Square.

If you’re thinking about staying here, we’ve found the best luxury hotels in Soho.

There are some amazing 5-star and boutique accommodation.

We’ll also show you the hotels with convenient parking, incredible afternoon tea, and private bathtubs in rooms. 

1. The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

The location of The Soho Hotel is hard to beat.

In the heart of the action, it’s surrounded by some of the best nightlife, restaurants and theatres in London.

There’s 96 rooms and suites are very spacious.

Inside, there’s plenty of light thanks to the stylish floor-to-ceiling, warehouse style windows.

Luxuries include flat screen TVs, air-conditioning, Bluetooth Bose units and WiFi.

Guest can enjoy many communal spaces such as a Drawing Room, library and bustling lobby.

The onsite Refuel Bar & Restaurant is a great spot to enjoy a casual drink or meal.

Film buffs will love the state-of-the-art screening rooms that provide high quality projection and sound.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom suite
  • Address: 4 Richmond Mews, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 3DH, United Kingdom

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2. Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale Hotels 

If you’re after something fresh and modern, more boutique in style then look no further.

Despite feeling somewhat secluded, the Ham Yard Hotel is close to everything you need.

There are 91 rooms and suites, or 24 apartments for guests to choose from.

Luxurious accommodation comes complete with ensuite bathrooms, minibars, ipod docking stations and air conditioning.

For dining, there’s a restaurant and bar that include an outdoor area and a rooftop terrace.

You’ll also find a spa, a gym with personal trainers, library and even a bowling alley onsite.

Do you fancy a spot of retail therapy without the crowds?

Around the Ham Yard Village, there are independent boutique stores.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suite with terrace
  • Address: One Ham Yard, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 7DT, United Kingdom 

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3. Hotel Cafe Royal

This London landmark is another hotel with an enviable location.

It close to Piccadilly Circus Station, popular shopping areas, and attractions like the Criterion Theatre.

Made up of guestrooms, suites and signature suites, it’s a large hotel with a total of 160 rooms.

Each is kitted out with Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, media hubs and luxurious bathrooms.

Open seven days a week, the most popular place to eat and drink here is Cake & Bubbles by Albert Adria.

But, if you’d prefer to rest in the privacy of your room, there’s an extensive in-room dining menu, available 24 hours a day.

For further relaxation, The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center features a Hammam, steam room, and sauna along with full spa menu.

There’s also a large pool and state-of-the-art gym.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Tudor two-bedroom suite
  • Address: 68 Regent Street, West End – Mayfair, Westminster Borough, London, W1B 4DY, United Kingdom

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4. Hazlitt’s

Described as ‘One of London’s best kept secrets’, this boutique hotel is elegant and sumptuous.

Hazlitt’s was built in 1718 and has kept some of the priceless antiques and historic features throughout.

Unique bedrooms have everything you need from flatscreen TVs, minibars, work desks, and luxury bathrooms.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast of baked croissants and fresh coffee served in the comfort of your room.

If you love books, there’s a Library with working fireplace and plenty to read.

Perhaps the most special thing of all is the staff who are knowledgeable and resourceful.

Here, you can expect good, old fashioned hospitality.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Duke of Monmouth suite
  • Address: 6 Frith Street, Soho, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 3JA, United Kingdom 

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5. The Resident Soho

‘Heartfelt hospitality, relaxed enclaves, trusted standards.’

That’s the statement made from The Resident Soho and what more could you want?

Despite being just a stone’s throw from some of the best shopping and eateries in the city, this boutique offering feels calm and serene.

Both standard rooms and suites are modern and practical; a highlight is the signature kitchenettes.

They also have comfortable pocket-sprung beds, spacious ensuites, and complimentary ultrafast WiFi.

Whilst there isn’t many communal spaces or onsite facilities here, there is a lounge area which is great for informal meetings.

The lack of facilities is not too much of an issue though.

The Resident Soho is just 450 yards from Tottenham Court Tube Station and a 2-minute walk from Oxford Street.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suite
  • Address: 10 Carlisle Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 3BR, United Kingdom

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6. Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

The Karma Sanctum Soho is the brainchild of music lovers.

They wanted to create a homely hotel for those in the music industry.

Located in two stunning Georgian townhouses, this boutique space has been converted with a nod to rock ‘n’ roll.

All 30 rooms are individually styled with an edgy design and range from Compact rooms to larger suites.

You’ll have TV’s with on demand movies, sound systems, minibars, and modern, ensuite bathrooms.

Great for its social scene too, guests can enjoy a cocktail at the 5th floor Rooftop Terrace and Bar complete with Jacuzzi.

For meals, dishes at the Wild Heart Restaurant are inspired by Japanese street food and made with locally sourced ingredients.

You’ll also have access to the exclusive Inner Sanctum bar and lounge.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe junior suite
  • Address: 20 Warwick Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1B 5NF, United Kingdom

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7. The Piccadilly London West End

This hotel comprises exemplary service, clever technology, and understated style.

Sandwiched between Soho, Chinatown and Regent Street, the best of London is never far away.

67 rooms have everything you could need for your stay.

Think plush beds, Nespresso coffee machines, Elemis toiletries, TVs and USB connectivity.

Onsite Hankies restaurant may be small but it packs a punch with its take on authentic Indian street food.

For relaxation, the holistic spa has three therapy rooms offering a range of treatments such as massages, nails and facials.

There’s also a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully-equipped fitness center.

Complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi are available to all guests.

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four-Poster suite
  • Address: 65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 6EX, United Kingdom 

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8. Mimi’s Hotel Soho

This hotel offers a chic and opulent stay in a central London location.

Despite being a brand new construction, it boasts historic facades.

There’s seven different room categories ranging from “tiny” through to “lux”.

Inside the rooms, you’ll have the latest entertainment on flatscreen TVs complete with Blockbuster movies.

Ensuite bathrooms are filled with rainforest showers and Molton Brown toiletries.

Whilst the hotel doesn’t have many facilities to shout about, there is an onsite bar – Henson’s Bar & Social.

You’ll find it on the ground floor, made up of bespoke furniture, oak flooring and a charming fireplace.

By day it’s a cozy meeting spot, but by night it transforms into a vibrant cocktail bar with a creative drinks menu.

  • Guest Rating: 8.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Mimi’s Suite
  • Address: 56-57 Frith Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1D 3JG, United Kingdom

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9. Courthouse Hotel London

This hotel is located in a beautiful Grade II listed building.

It’s contemporary but still retains much of the original historic features.

Rooms are adorned with modern décor.

In the private bathrooms, the luxury interiors are sourced from Italy.

On the hotel premises, facilities are second to none and include everything from a trendy cocktail bar to a fitness center.

The roof terrace is an excellent spot to enjoy a private BBQ whilst taking in views of the London skyline.

With more than one place to eat onsite, you’ll be spoilt for choice and can indulge in Indian street food or Michelin recommend Asian cuisine.

For relaxation, don’t miss the Thai-inspired Sanook Spa.

You’ll find tailored treatments, alongside the use of a swimming pool and sauna.

  • Guest Rating: 7.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King Magistrate suite
  • Address: 19-21 Gt. Marlborough St, Westminster Borough, London, W1F 7HL, United Kingdom

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What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel in Soho, London?

The Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale Hotels is the best luxury 5-star hotel in Soho.

It has stylish and spacious rooms with heaps of facilities for guests to enjoy.

Equally, the Soho Hotel by the same owners is modern, luxurious, and has everything you need for a 5-star stay in the city.

Other areas in London with 5-star hotels include Marylebone, Hyde Park, Covent Garden, Westminster, Victoria Station, and Kensington.

What’s the best luxury boutique hotel in Soho, London?

A number of the hotels in this round-up are boutique in style.

However, the fabulous location, luxurious rooms, and comprehensive facilities make the Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel the best option.

You may also be interested in Notting Hill for other boutique hotels.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Soho with parking?

Let’s face it, driving and parking in London is no fun.

If you do decide to drive, valet parking is available at the Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale Hotels for GBP 65 per day.

Alternatively, Hotel Cafe Royal is a cheaper option at GBP 50 per day.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Soho with private bathtubs in rooms?

Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel has the best suites with private bathtubs, ideal for couples.

In some suites, the bathtub is right next to the bed so it is certainly set for a romantic stay.

They’re also dimly lit from the base making the rooms much more intimate.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Soho with afternoon tea?

For something a little different, the Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel has a Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea.

You can enjoy savory and sweet treats, alongside a variety of classic and Japanese teas.

The Piccadilly London West End also offers an afternoon tea of English tea-time classics with an Indian-spiced twist.

If you are after a traditional experience, The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels is best.

To try other venues, you can read our article on the Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea Experience.


Soho HotelsBest Rooms
The Soho Hotel, Firmdale HotelsTwo-bedroom suite
Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale HotelsSuite with terrace
Hotel Cafe RoyalTudor two-bedroom suite
Hazlitt’sDuke of Monmouth suite
The Resident SohoSuite
Karma Sanctum Soho HotelDeluxe junior suite
The Piccadilly London West EndFour-Poster suite
Mimi’s Hotel SohoMimi’s Suite
Courthouse Hotel LondonKing Magistrate suite

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