Looking for hotels in Islington? These are the top places to stay in the area.
Known for its gorgeous streets, Islington is the perfect place to stay to experience real London.
Not only is there a wealth of restaurants on its doorstep, but the connections to the rest of the capital are equally impressive – being on both the Northern line and Victoria Line, the world is well and truly your oyster.
That said, Islington hasn’t got a huge amount of hotels… so we’ve taken the best of Islington and hot spots in the surrounding areas.
Best Hotels in Islington: At a Glance
|Best Islington Hotels – Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Overall Hotel||Citadines Islington London|
|Best Hotels for Location||Hilton London Angel|
|Best Hotel for Fun||Mama Shelter Hotel|
|Best Hotel for Budget||Morgan Hotel|
Best Hotels in Islington
Citadines Aparthotel Islington
Right in the heart of Islington, Citadines is one of the best places to stay for its central location and great services – Upper Street is just a two-minute walk away from the hotel.
Citadines offers various different types of accommodation, from studios to stunning 1 bedroom deluxe apartments. The rooms are the best you’re going to get in Islington, incredibly spacious with tasteful decorations and all come with air conditioning.
Whether you’re here for a short stay or a long stay, you’ll feel right at home as soon as you walk in. The other services include free high-speed wifi, a wonderfully well-equipped kitchen with all its utensils and a huge flat-screen television.
The reception is open 24 hours a day for any questions you may have about your room or the area and they also offer continental breakfasts, self-service laundry and an airport transfer service on request. It’s truly one of the best hotels Islington boasts.
Hilton London Angel Islington
We know the Hilton is a chain, but the Hilton Islington is a great option smack bang in the heart of Islington.
The staff are so friendly and welcoming, the hotel is clean and comfortable and it’s great value for money. The location and parking facilities are also fantastic at this hotel in Islington.
The main reason to pick this hotel would be for the great location and value for money. The rooms are quiet which makes it even better – you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep and wake up buzzing to go right in the centre of all the fun.
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
A short walk away from the centre of Islington, you have the luxurious 4* hotel The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell.
It’s an independently-owned hotel made up of 13-bedrooms in a Georgian Townhouse – not to mention it has an award-winning cocktail lounge. What’s there not to love? We are absolutely sold.
The vibe of this hotel is just wonderful and as soon as you step through the signature blue door, you’ll think you’ve stumbled across the private residence of an eccentric and fabulous ancestor.
What we love most about this hotel is that they’ve managed to make it both super luxurious as well as cosy and familiar.
The hotel is also home to one of our favourite afternoon tea spots in London, so make sure you fit it in one afternoon before checking out the Piano Bar a few minutes’ walk away.
The Mondrian offers 120 super stylish rooms and suites, a rooftop pool (oh yes!) and a 24-hour gym just in case you’ve got that urge for some midnight squats or a super early marathon on the treadmill.
Now let’s talk about food. The Mondrian hosts the world-famous chef Dani Garcia who cooks exclusively at the hotel and it’s the first time he’s opened any sort of culinary experience in London. So reason alone to check out his restaurant at The Mondrian!
On top of that, you’ve also got Christina’s which is an all-day café and cocktail bar.
It’s airy, beautifully designed and one of the best hotels in London. It oozes creativity and is in the perfect setting being right in the heart of Shoreditch and a short walk away from Islington.
The Hoxton has to be one of the sexiest hotels in the world. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself.
Head to The Hoxton in Shoreditch, just a short walk away from Islington and the perfect place to get your dancing shoes on or stroll through the flower market on a Sunday.
In fact, this hotel is the OG of all Hoxtons. They have around 210 rooms which range in size but all feature an uber-cool industrial-inspired finish.
Another massive perk of this hotel is that they serve food and drinks round the clock, from morning until night. That’s what it’s all about!
Hatton Garden Hotel
Close to Islington in the Camden district is this great little hotel, the Hatton Garden Hotel. Among many facilities, you’ll have a 24-hour front desk concierge and super quick wifi for everything you need.
For the location, it’s great value for money and just under a mile away from St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum and the Royal Opera House.
We love this hotel because they truly go that extra mile with lovely bottled water and treats in your room. There are some sweet touches that you don’t necessarily get in bigger hotels, and again, once you stay there and realise how good the location is you won’t want to stay anywhere else.
The Standard truly is one of the best hotels in London. Situated in a 1974 Brutalist-style building that once housed the Camden Town Hall Annex, the super cool hotel is right across from King’s Cross tube station so perfect if you’re visiting.
The rooms are all great sizes with very contemporary features, like a Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker and 24/7 room service… to be quite frank, you won’t want to leave your room but you probably should because the rest of the hotel is awesome.
There’s plenty going on in the hotel within its original brutalist walls, from bottomless brunches to chess evenings and live jazz bands, as well as various panel discussions.
Sweeties is their cocktail bar which we highly recommend, even if you’re not staying there. It’s a bit of a hybrid between club and bar, with fantastic DJ lineups and delicious cocktails.
The Number Twelve Restaurant serves some of the best Italian food in the area, with a delicious wine list you’ll be thinking about for days.
We love this part of London, as there’s just so much to do and you’re very close to Islington in all its glory.
Another great element of this hotel is that there’s free breakfast – and we can never say no.
Looking for cheap hotels in Islington? Situated just 15 minutes away, The Morgan Hotel is a great pit stop for those visiting London, or if you fancy a little escape from your usual schedule.
The best part about this hotel is that it’s a two-minute walk from the British Museum. If you want to be first in line then there’s truly no better place to stay than the Morgan Hotel.
Mama Shelter Shoreditch London
Mama Shelter is by far our favourite hotel in London, and definitely the best of East London.
The hotel has 194 rooms full of cutting-edge design elements by Dion & Arles.
Mama Shelter has got it all, and if we’ve reviewed them many times. From luxury bedding, Garden Terrace drinks to free movies and just an overall fun easy-going experience.
The Mama Shelter bar is one of the liveliest bars in London and the breakfast buffet is a buffet of champions. The restaurant offers lots of different homemade dishes, whether you’re staying at the hotel or not.
We recommend heading out to the Garden Terrace for a pre-dinner cocktail and really taking it all in before your food. Mama Shelter is the ultimate “designer” hotel experience.
Close to Islington, close to the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch, this is East London in all its glory.
Where to Stay in Islington: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best Area to Stay in Islington?
As we mentioned, the hotels are quite slim in Islington so it might be nicer to check out some of Islington’s neighbouring hotels too. If you’re dead-set on staying in Islington, Angel is great – otherwise we recommend venturing out towards Shoreditch.
How Do You Get Around in Islington?
Getting around Islington is so simple via walking or the Tube – it’s so well connected and easy to get around we actually recommend walking!
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Islington Hotel Accommodation
- Prebook! Scope around for better deals – and check if breakfast is included.
- Call them up directly if you need assistance with anything in particular, they’ll be happy to help. This also goes for birthday celebrations or special occasions.