The St. Giles Hotel was constructed in 1977. It occupies an entire city block behind Tottenham Court Road.
The mixed-use structure also houses the Central London YMCA and several retail units. This was once the location of a grand Edwardian structure that housed the YMCA.
St Giles Hotel London Review
St Giles London (A St Giles Hotel) is one of the capital’s most central hotels. Guests can walk to many major attractions and places to visit.
Located 50 yards from Tottenham Court Road Station in the center of the West End. The hotel offers a variety of standard, deluxe, and executive rooms to accommodate all budgets.
In a section of central London dominated by elegant Georgian townhouses and ornate Victorian facades, St. Giles London stands out like the proverbial sore thumb due to its geometric, aged concrete construction.
Others view Brutalist architecture as unsightly and outmoded, despite the fact that it is lauded by some as a clever and progressive design (its sawtooth projections allow for ample natural light and views from each room).
Its interiors are a dated mishmash of classical elements, such as marble, chandeliers, brass railings, and cheap-looking contemporary furnishings.
The elevators and hallways are filthy and devoid of personality, and the adjacent 24-hour tacky casino does little to improve the atmosphere. However, it is evident that the hotel’s restaurants have been updated, and they provide a pleasant contrast to the rest of the hotel.
The St Giles is located in London’s West End, less than five minutes on foot from Tottenham Court Underground Station and Oxford Street shops.
The Dominion Theatre is only three minutes away on foot, and the hotel features three dining options: Sage & Chilli (Asian-Italian fusion), Hudson’s House Café Lounge Bar, and VQ, a 24-hour café and diner.
The St Giles Hotel & Leisure Club is within a 10-minute walk of Covent Garden and the British Museum. The National Gallery can be reached on foot in less than 15 minutes. Typically, the bar is open until late every night.
Each room offers a private bathroom with a shower, a television, and complimentary tea and coffee. With classic decor, all rooms at the St Giles feature a safe and a hairdryer. Internet access is additionally available for a fee.
Superior rooms feature separate seating areas and views of the city
The St. Giles London has 670 rooms, all of which are uninspiringly decorated with clean, well-maintained interiors.
The rooms can be small, as is typical for central London, but the majority of upgraded rooms feature separate work and sitting areas.
All rooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions, tea and coffee makers, and bathrooms with showers and soap dispensers.
Upgraded rooms include mini-refrigerators and air conditioning (and are more like to offer impressive city views). Wi-Fi is accessible, but for a hefty daily fee.
Breakfast is typically served in a dining room on the mezzanine level and is offered as a buffet with full English options.
There are also several excellent on-site restaurants, including an Italian-Asian fusion restaurant, a late-night restaurant and lounge in the style of the 1930s, and a 24-hour cafe and diner.
Although the hotel lacks a fitness center, guests receive a discount at the extensive YMCA health club located nearby. A nearby casino is open 24 hours a day.
Pros of St Giles Hotel London
- Located on prime land in a central location.
- One block away is the closest tube station.
- A number of rooms offer breathtaking city views.
- Excellent selection of on-site restaurants.
- Guests receive discounts at a nearby fitness center.
Cons of St Giles Hotel London
- Exorbitant fee for Wi-Fi.
- Some rooms are compact.
- A little bit dated interiors.
Restaurants near St Giles Hotel
- Angus Steakhouse Oxford Circus.
- Crepes, Coffee, and Chai.
- Pret a Manger.
- Sage & Chilli Restaurant.
- Hudson’s House.
- Ecco Pizza.
- Ole & Steen.
- Tang Noodle Bar.
Features & Amenities
- Amenities : Air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Accessible, Paid breakfast, Pet-friendly, Room service