Get an overview of this hotelHistoric London hotel near Natural History Museum
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South Kensington is one of London's smartest districts and only a short tube or taxi ride to London's West End. Prestigious Knightsbridge and Harrods are within walking distance. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, and Earl's Court are also close by. Gloucester Road tube station is moments away with great connections on Piccadilly Line, District Line and Circle Line.
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant singles, doubles, and family rooms. Free WiFi is available on unlimited devices. Scoff & Banter serves modern British cuisine using the best locally-sourced, seasonal produce. A 24-hour business center, gym, and 12 meeting rooms are available to guests.
The Vanderbilt’s 215 bedrooms include doubles, business class rooms, and dedicated family rooms. All rooms offer luxurious 350 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding, Vi-Spring beds, down pillows, Italian marble bathrooms, elegant décor, and bespoke layouts. Guests can also enjoy free high-speed WiFi up to 150 Mbps on an unlimited number of devices. Rooms also feature an in-room movie library, complimentary bottled water, refrigerator, and online concierge.
- Proximity to public transit and shopping
- Helpful staff
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This London hotel's French-inspired lobby features original oil paintings, fresco ceilings, Napoleon statues, leather furniture, an open fireplace, and stained-glass windows. Scoff & Banter Kensington offers British classics served straight up or with a twist. A full breakfast is available for a surcharge.
The hotel's 24-hour fitness room is equipped with 5 cardiovascular machines, a television, and complimentary towels. Guests can rent mobile phones, which operate throughout the city. Business guests can use the 24-hour business center with 12 meeting/conference rooms, audio-visual equipment, and fax machine. Banquet facilities are also available. The hotel has 24-hour room service, complimentary wireless Internet access, currency exchange, and multilingual staff. Service dogs are allowed. This is a smoke-free property (public areas and guestrooms, fees apply).
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Limo or Town Car service available
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Multilingual staff
- Concierge services
- Total number of rooms - 215
- Number of floors - 4
- Fireplace in lobby
- Computer station
- Express check-in
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 12
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1901
- 24-hour business center
- Number of meeting rooms - 12
- Conference center
- Smoke-free property
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Air conditioning
- Free bottled water
- Free toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Iron/ironing board
- Premium bedding
- Satellite TV service
- Free wired Internet
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Free WiFi
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
Where to Eat
Scoff & Banter - Serves a modern menu of British cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal produce for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dishes range from beer-battered fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and Eton mess. Afternoon tea is also available. All dishes are served in a stylish but relaxed environment, whether it's in the main dining room, vibrant bar, or private dining space. There are also 2 chef's tables for larger groups along with a selection of wines and cocktails.
Please check the Rooms and Rates page to see which rates include breakfast.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30 per night.
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: GBP 52 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per night
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We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.