Want to know where to stay in Notting Hill? Don’t miss this guide to the best hotels in Notting Hill – gorgeous hotels that make the perfect base for your London trip.
Notting Hill is the perfect alternative to staying in Central London. It’s beautiful, well-connected and has some of the best restaurants and bars in West London. Looking for the perfect place to stay? Bed down in one of these fabulous hotels in Notting Hill, London.
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Best Hotels in Notting Hill, London: At a Glance
|Best Hotels in Notting Hill, London- Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Overall Hotel in Notting Hill, London||The Laslett|
|Best Scandinavian Hotel in Notting Hill, London||The Distillery|
|Best Affordable Hotel in Notting Hill, London||Blue Bells Hotel|
|Best Modern Hotel in Notting Hill, London||Portobello House|
Best Hotels in Notting Hill
The Laslett (Luxury)
If you’ve come to the neighbourhood looking for elegant charm, then you’ll find it in spades at The Laslett, a beautiful boutique hotel in Notting Hill.
Set inside five Grade II listed terraced townhouses, each of the Laslett’s 51 rooms are stylish and modern.
As you’d expect from a hotel with an art shop in the lobby, they are perfectly styled. No cookie cutter, monochrome decor here.
As well as the art, the Laslett’s rooms also include hand-selected books, which is a fabulous touch. If you start but don’t finish an in-room page-turner, they can also be picked up in the lobby’s shop.
The hotel is also home to a fabulous coffee shop and bar, the Henderson.
We’re not normally that into hotel bars – but in this case, we’re going to have to make an exception. It’s pretty fabulous.
Charm, style and luxury all come together to make this one of the best hotels in Notting Hill.
Pros: Beautiful interior and exterior, excellent location in the heart of Notting Hill.
Cons: Although stylish, the rooms are on the cosy side (the largest suite being just 34 square metres).
The Portobello Hotel (Luxury)
You’ll feel like Julia Roberts herself staying at a luxury boutique hotel, The Portobello. Set within two historic mansions and with just 21 rooms, it’s the hotel of choice for many a famous face.
Legend even has it that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp bathed in champagne in Room 16 – although we’re not sure the hotel staff would take kindly to a re-creation.
Inspired by the bohemian spirit of Notting Hill, each of the bedrooms is individually styled and decorated.
The name of each room gives a hint at its size – from ‘box’ (that’s British for very small) to ‘splendid’ (we suspect you can figure that one out).
Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the character of this 5 star hotel in Notting Hill, London.
It’s certainly a place that tempts you to enjoy the good life, whether that be breakfast in bed or perhaps a fine champagne from a crystal glass.
So, if you want to live like a movie star in Notting Hill, we highly recommend this hotel.
Pros: The hotel has great atmosphere and character, with plenty of personality. It’s also in a great location.
Cons: There’s no on-site restaurant, although room service does light bites.
Portobello House: (Mid Range)
Portobello House is a cosy boutique hotel in Notting Hill- a great base for exploring Notting Hill itself and the rest of London. What’s more, it also offers excellent value.
The rooms are cosy but comfortable and modern. Egyptian linens add a touch of luxury and make sure you have a great night’s sleep before waking up to see the sights.
The location of Portobello House is particularly enviable, especially if you’re planning on popping into the Portobello Market (a non-negotiable, if you ask us). It’s just a few minutes walk away.
Portobello House prides itself on being a friendly base for exploring Notting Hill, and the staff are always ready to help.
There’s also an onsite restaurant for lazy evenings or lunches, although we recommend heading out to explore the nearby options instead. There’s just so many great options to try.
Pros: Offers great value for money and an excellent location within an easy walk of Notting Hill’s main attractions.
Cons: Some of the rooms are up a number of flights of stairs, which may be an issue for guests with mobility issues.
The Distillery: (Luxury)
The Distillery is a hotel devoted to gin. Need we say more?Just in case, here’s some more information about this fabulous new hotel in Notting Hill.
The hotel is one of the offerings from the four-storey playground for gin drinkers. Elsewhere in the building, you’ll also find a gin distillery, two bars and the ‘Ginstitute’, where you can craft your own bottle of mother’s ruin.
If you’re a lover of London’s drink of choice, it doesn’t get much better than this.
That said, the Distillery is an excellent hotel in its own right. Even without the gin, it’s a modern, stylish hotel that is well located for Notting Hill’s best attractions.
Overall, the decor is contemporary and neutral, but there are a few quirky extra touches – like welcome cocktails and record players – that offer something a bit different.
If you’re looking for where to stay in Notting Hill, London and not afraid to try something a bit different then we highly recommend The Distillery.
Pros: Gin. Lots and lots of gin.
Cons: As the building is home to two bars and there’s a nightclub nearby, it can be noisy and may not be ideal if you’re a light sleeper.
Blue Bells Hotel: (Mid Range)
If you are looking for an affordable Notting Hill Gate hotel, then Blue Bells Hotel presents excellent value for money.
As well as leaving more pounds in your pocket for activities, it’s also located inside a beautiful facade. This adds a lot to the overall charm.
The rooms are basic but comfortable, with good-quality mattresses to ensure a good sleep to rest up for sightseeing.
There’s also a tasty breakfast available in the morning, with lots of healthy options and bottomless coffee.
This hotel is of the no-frills variety, but the main drawcard here is the excellent location. Great value and a great location means sacrificing some in-room luxuries – but it’s clean, friendly and steps away from the best Notting Hill has to offer.
Pros: Affordably priced in an excellent location, they also offer free baggage storage.
Cons: Rooms are basic and a little dated. There are numerous flights of stairs and no lift.
The Abbey Court Notting Hill: (Mid Range)
If you prefer your hotel near Notting Hill to have a bit of quirk about it, then let us recommend The Abbey Court Notting Hill.
Taking a look at the “traditional” (think: your grandma’s house, if she lived in a Notting Hill mansion) decor of this hotel, it’s no surprise it was once a private residence.
Today, it’s been transformed into a boutique hotel with 22 rooms. That said, the building certainly hasn’t forgotten it was once a home – and it has a kind of warm, quirky charm about it.
It might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you steer away from cookie cutter hotels and love things a bit quirky, then this could be right up your alley.
The location is also excellent, located just 200 metres away from Notting Hill Tube stop, and also near to links to Heathrow Airport.
The rooms are cosy but clean and comfortable, and there’s an excellent breakfast spread available every morning. Tea and coffee facilities in-room mean you can sip a cuppa while looking out the window at Notting Hill.
A solid choice for a mid-range hotel in Notting Hill.
Pros: The hotel is in an excellent location and the building is charming.
Cons: Dated decor, and there are no lifts or air conditioning.
The Princess Royal (Luxury)
If you want to be right in the heart of the action, The Princess Royal is the hotel for you. It’s located just 800m from Portobello Road Market, and therefore is also super close to all the area’s best bars and restaurants. As if that wasn’t enough you’ll also find a superb restaurant and bar on the ground floor serving up a mix of British and Mediterranean food.
Rooms here are done up to look super stylish and come off in a classy boutique way that will add a bit of charm to your stay.
In the room you’ll find all the amenities you’d expect from a high-quality hotel: designer toiletries, hypoallergenic bedding, air conditioning and heating depending on what time of year you’re coming to London.
Some of the rooms even have freestanding bathtubs – a dip in which would be a lovely way to unwind after a day exploring the city.
Pros: You’ll be right in the heart of the action.
Cons: You won’t get much space for your money. Rooms here are small, but that’s often the case in these Notting Hill townhouses.
55 by Le Mirage (Luxury)
If you’re the type to put comfort and great hospitality above all else when looking for places to stay in Notting Hill, you can’t do much better than 55 by Le Mirage. This four-star hotel has a great selection of rooms, some of which are truly fantastic.
If you’re willing to put down a bit of extra money, you’ll be able to stay in one of the larger rooms in the area. That said, even if you go for the double room you’ll still have ample space and a desk should you need to do any work on your trip.
The hotel is located in a gorgeous terrace of period buildings on a quiet street, meaning that you’ll also have a bit of peace and quiet – something you’ll definitely want when you’re relaxing or eating your breakfast on the hotel’s terrace.
Pros: Probably some of the larger hotel rooms available in the area, especially if you’re willing to splash out on one of their higher-end options.
Cons: Standard rooms can look a little stale and cookie cutter.
Where to Stay in Notting Hill: Frequently Asked Questions
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Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Notting Hill Accommodation
- A number of the mid-range hotels near Notting Hill, London have lots of flights of stairs and no lift. You may be able to request a ground floor room if this is an issue, but it’s best to check the availability before booking.
- Every year in late August, Notting Hill plays host to the amazing Notting Hill Carnival. It’s one of London’s most colourful and best loved events, and a great time to visit the area. It does, however, mean that many of the hotels in Notting Hill book up months in advance. Book early if your stay in Notting Hill coincides with Carnival.
- If your plan is to explore Notting Hill thoroughly, you really can’t go wrong in terms of location. However, if you’re planning to make Notting Hill your base and spend a lot of time exploring the rest of London, then I recommend staying close to the tube stop for convenience.