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 accommodations here. Before reviewing the top-rated luxury hotels in Soho, here are our recommendations.

Best 5 Star Soho Hotels

  • Hotel Cafe RoyalThis is another excellent 5-star option in Soho. It gets high marks for its lavish suites, fine dining, onsite spa, and prime Soho location. With elegance and luxury that’s hard to forget, it’s a perfect choice for an opulent holiday.
  • The Soho HotelGuests love the Soho Hotel, and glowing reviews make it one of Soho’s standout 5-star properties. From the elegant suites to the impeccable service, you’re surrounded by luxury. This is easily the best choice compared to other fancy hotels.

Best Boutique Hotels

  • Hazlitts This hotel’s historic vibe and intimate charm make it one of guests’ favorite boutique Soho hotels. Each room takes you back to a bygone era, complete with 4-poster beds and antique furnishings. For those seeking an intimate stay, tucked away in Soho, Hazlitt’s is a great choice.
  • Mimi’s Soho HotelAccording to reviews, this charming boutique hotel is one of Soho’s biggest crowd-pleasers. Guests love the quirky artistic vibe that makes it unique among other Soho properties. With its unique room styles and personalized service, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience close to the action in Soho.

Hotels with Afternoon Tea

  • Hotel Cafe RoyalAfternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal is a London tradition and according to guests, it’s a real treat. This elegant tea service comes complete with fine teas, delicate pastries, and overflowing champagne. Visitors also commented on the excellent service, making it the perfect choice to enjoy this indulgent British tradition.
  • Ham Yard Hotel For a delightful experience, we recommend the afternoon tea at Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel. The glass-ceilinged Orangery bar’s light and airy vibe sets the scene for a charming teatime. Served daily from 12 to 4:45pm, they have delicious pastries, sandwiches, and a range of infused teas.

Most Romantic Soho Suites

  • Karma Sanctum Soho HotelThis features one of the most romantic Soho suites and guests have fallen in love with it. The Deluxe Junior Suite is one of the best options for romantic getaways, with a circular bed, bay window views, and mood-lit a standalone tub. Throw in a rooftop bar and hot tub, and it’s the ideal setting for an intimate stay in London.
  • HazlittsThis is a gem among romantic Soho hotels, and it’s become very popular with couples. The Duke of Monmouth Suite is the guest’s favorite with its grand bedroom, marble tub, and cozy outdoor garden. Also, the old-world atmosphere is hard to resist offering a special couple’s experience.

Most Affordable Soho Hotels

  • The Resident SohoFor an affordable hotel, you’ll love the great value at The Resident Soho. Budget-conscious travelers can enjoy cozy and modern rooms that won’t break the bank. January and February are great times to visit, with Double rooms starting at £150.
  • HazlittsSavvy travelers rate Hazlitt’s as one of Soho’s most affordable hotels. Their Club rooms offer a budget-friendly stay without compromising on comfort. If you visit from January to April, you’ll enjoy rates as low as £195 per night.

1. The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

The Soho Hotel, part of Firmdale Hotels, is a true gem in the heart of Soho, London. Guests rave about its vibrant, artistic ambiance and impeccable service. What sets it apart from other hotels in the area is its exquisite design. It’s the go-to spot for travelers seeking a chic and comfortable stay. The hotel’s best rooms are undoubtedly the suites, where you’ll find spacious living areas, elegant décor, and luxurious marble bathrooms. Guests also appreciate the hotel’s screening room, which offers a unique entertainment experience. While some visitors have noted that The Soho Hotel can be a tad pricey, the consensus is that it’s worth every penny. With its unique character and central Soho location, this hotel is a standout compared to other properties in the area.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was truly 5-star. It was huge and perfectly decorated. The breakfast and the bar were fantastic. 
  • 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 

This 5-star has won the hearts of many visitors. With its unique urban village vibe and charming design, it’s no wonder guests talk about it. Compared to other hotels in the area, Ham Yard Hotel stands out for its vibrant atmosphere and impeccable service. The best rooms? Well, you can’t go wrong with the Terrace Suite – it’s like having your own private oasis in the bustling city. Guests have praised its spaciousness, the views over the courtyard, and the luxurious amenities. While most guests enjoyed their stay, some have mentioned minor issues with noise levels in certain rooms. Nonetheless, it remains a top choice in Soho, offering an exceptional blend of luxury and urban energy.

  • Guest Reviews: Our suite was absolutely amazing. It was in a great location and breakfast was superb.
  • 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

Hotel Café Royal has won over visitors with its central Soho location, timeless elegance, and impeccable service. Guests praise the stunning historic architecture and the luxurious, spacious rooms that offer a welcome escape from the bustling city. It stands out in Soho for its beautifully designed Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center and the visually striking Cafe Royal, which serves a delightful afternoon tea. While some guests have mentioned minor issues, such as occasional noise, the overall experience here is a perfect blend of classic charm and modern luxury.

  • Guest Reviews: Our suite was beautiful and so comfortable. It was the perfect location in the center of Soho.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand Regent Suite
  • Address: 68 Regent Street, West End – Mayfair, Westminster Borough, London, W1B 4DY, United Kingdom

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4. Hazlitt’s

Hazlitt’s is a charming boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Soho, London. Guests consistently praise its cozy, old-world charm and personalized service. It stands out for its authentic historical vibe, setting it apart from larger, more modern hotels in the area. The best rooms here offer a genuine taste of 18th-century London, with four-poster beds and antique furnishings. Some visitors have mentioned that while the vintage atmosphere is delightful, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Still, for those seeking a unique, boutique experience, Hazlitt’s truly delivers.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was charming and tastefully furnished. The clawfoot tub was an unexpected treat.
  • 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

The Resident Soho is another gorgeous hotel, and here’s why visitors love it. First off, its central location is unbeatable; you’re steps away from the vibrant buzz of Soho, yet it’s remarkably quiet inside. Guests rave about the service, with staff going the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Now, the rooms – oh, the rooms! They’re not just comfortable; they’re cozy cocoons of luxury, each uniquely styled. The top-floor suites, in particular, offer stunning views of the city skyline. Of course, there’s the occasional critique – some mention that the bathrooms could be a tad more spacious. Overall, The Resident Soho stands out as one of the best hotels in the area, offering a perfect blend of location, service, and chic comfort.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was comfortable with everything we needed. The location was perfect, just a short walk to the theaters.
  • 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. 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 Reviews: The room was fantastic and it’s the perfect location in the middle of Soho. The rooftop bar was awesome.
  • 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

Sandwiched between Soho, Chinatown, and Regent Street, the best of London is never far away. The hotel’s stylish rooms, especially the Four-Poster Suites, have garnered praise for their modern design and cozy ambiance. While some guests have noted minor issues, like occasional street noise, it’s unavoidable since you’re so close to all the top attractions. If you’re seeking a central spot with a touch of luxury, The Piccadilly London West End should be on your radar.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was spacious and well laid out. The West End location was perfect only a short walk to the theaters.
  • 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

Mimi’s Hotel Soho stands out as a charming property in the heart of Soho. Visitors have left glowing reviews to prove it. With its quaint, boutique-style rooms and friendly staff, it’s a welcoming escape amidst the bustling city. Many guests appreciate the cozy atmosphere and its proximity to Soho’s vibrant nightlife. While some have found the rooms to be on the compact side, the hotel compensates with its tasteful decor and cleanliness. Mimi’s Hotel Soho is a lovely option for those seeking a cozy retreat that’s still within walking distance of all the action in Soho.

  • Guest Reviews: It was a cool little boutique hotel in the middle of Soho. Our room was well appointed with everything we needed.
  • 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. Guests particularly love the stylish and comfortable rooms, with many raving about the luxurious spa-like bathrooms. However, some reviewers have mentioned that the hotel could benefit from more variety in its breakfast offerings. The private cinema, rooftop terrace bar, and indoor pool are also often cited as standout features. With all the facilities though, the Courthouse Hotel is a bit more pricey than usual.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was lovely and very relaxing. It was a great location, close to Soho’s restaurants and bars.
  • 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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Find More Hotels in Soho, London

Best Soho London Suites

Soho HotelsBest Suites
The Soho Hotel, Firmdale HotelsTwo-bedroom suite
Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale HotelsSuite with terrace
Hotel Cafe RoyalGrand Regent 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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