Claridge's

Brook St., London, W1A 4HR, England

The well-heeled have been meeting—and eating—at Claridge's for generations, and the tradition continues in the original art deco public spaces of this super-glamorous London institution. Guest rooms are soothing and suave, and spacious bathrooms have enormous showerheads. Enjoy a cup of tea in the lounge, cocktails in the stylish bar, or, better still, a meal in chef Simon Rogan's much talked-about restaurant, Fera. Perhaps Spencer Tracy said it best when he remarked that, when he died, he wanted to go not to heaven, but to Claridge's. Claridge's afternoon tea is a seriously fun, high-class treat—but make sure you book in advance.

PROS

  • see-and-be-seen dining and drinking
  • serious luxury everywhere—this is an old-money hotel
  • comics, books, and DVDs to help keep kids amused

CONS

  • better pack your designer wardrobe if you want to fit in with the locals
  • all that luxury means an expensive price tag

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Service, Family
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7629–8860 | 866-599–6991-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

136 rooms, 678 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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