We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

Booking.comUSD 225*
View Deal
#167 of 1,090 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 325*
USD 225*
USD 325*
USD 226*
USD 325*
USD 226*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Professional photos
St. James\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

3,165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 2,717: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The St James Court is an adequate but not excellent hotel, especially when compared to other options in the immediate vicinity. It's main advantages are in its location and in the size of the rooms, which are larger than the nearby St Ermin's. The hotel is right down the road from Buckingham Palace and a short walk from Picadilly so...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank TenRingShanghai
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TenRingShanghai, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent stay. Whilst there are some positives in your review, there are also some negative areas that I hope to address with the team as well as in the room. I hope to establish the room where you stayed and so this can be done sooner rather than later....

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The staff were friendly and helped me with some questions about the city. It was my first trip to London. The concierge very friendly and gave me a lot tips about London city. Wonderfull location close every where and easy to get transportation and walk around.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jairo A
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jairo A, Thank you for the review and feedback following your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to London and your stay at the hotel made this even more enjoyable. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again in the future. Yours sincerely, Edward Riches Hotel Manager St James'...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We stayed here a couple of Saturday's ago and the hotel has a wonderfully impressive foyer and bar area. Very comfortable, beautifully designed and the staff are very attentive. It was only a brief stay so we didn't eat at the hotel and I would only say that the rooms rather let the hotel down. Very basic and not that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CandyTMW
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CandyTMW, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent one night stay with us. Whilst we are pleased that most of your stay was good, we are disappointed to read that the room allocation was not to a standard that you were hoping for. I hope to establish the room where you stayed and so this can...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had caught an overnight flight from New York and when we arrived at the hotel around 10am, as expected we were told the room wasn’t available. We completed the check-in procedure and then went for a very pleasant walk through the parks to the West End. On our return to the hotel our room was ready so we made...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David R
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David R, Thank you for the review following your stay with us in May 2015. We are please that despite this stay being almost 5 months ago, these positive memories have been kept at the forefront of your mind. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel in the future on a trip...

Reviewed 13 October 2015

Great hotel, great location, great staff, especially Mohammed at the front desk. Restaurants were wonderful. Highly recommend this hotel. It is equal to 5 star rating. Very accommodating and professional staff.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank U177DQfranka
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear U177DQfranka, Thank you for the feedback and review following your recent stay with us at the hotel. We are delighted to read that you had a great stay and found the facilities and service to your liking. We will be sure to recognise Mohammed for providing some excellent service during your interactions at the reception desk. Thank you again...

Oneonta, United States
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Excellent hotel in all ways except.....the bed. a king sized bed with a big gap between the two double mattresses. Kept waking up thinking I'd fallen off the bed. 5 nights, not a good night's sleep. Otherwise fine - clean, excellent breakfast (but way too expensive), terrific service.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thomas K
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thomas K, Thank you for the feedback for your stay with us. I am disappointed to read of the issue that you experienced with your bed for the 5 nights that you were with us. This is certainly not something that should have happened and the bed has not been made correctly. I am addressing this with the team...

Reviewed 13 October 2015

I was booked at this hotel through corporate travel. It exceeded my expectations. The grounds are spectacular and this hotel has every amenity you can imagine! The spa and fitness facilities were wonderful, the food was exceptional and the service was exemplary. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to London. the location was very close to transportation and hop-on...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Muzzlepup
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Muzzlepup, Thank you for the review and I am delighted to read that you were happy with your choice of hotel for this trip. You have clearly used almost all the facilities that we have to offer and I appreciate the recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Yours sincerely, Edward Riches Hotel Manager...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for my boyfriend's birthday and had an absolutely perfect time away. The hotel staff were brilliant and the hotel is beautiful. The location is great - perfect for a pumpkin spice latte and a walk though Hyde park. The dinner at Kona was incredible and the chef even came out to speak to us about our food....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank April W
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear April W, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent stay with your boyfriend. The team and I are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed this experience and we look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back in the next 2 months. Thank you again for sharing this positive experience. Yours sincerely, Edward Riches...

east london, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Fantastic service from arrival to departure. Had requested and was given early check-in after long flight. Lovely clean room (classic) -small but comfortable . Cleaning staff excellent ,unobtrusive and alert to our movements. Friendly reception staff to be complimented. Hotel has the feel of a very posh abode. Brilliant location - next door to the Queen and close to major...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ashley K
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashley K, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed the great London location that the hotel can boast and between watching rugby, you were able to explore this great city. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on a non-rugby related trip in the future...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We have consistently stayed at this Hotel whenever we are in London. We love the central location and proximity to the sites. The service is always first rate and the rooms are comfortable. The staff at the concierge is very helpful and patient.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CASE-JC
MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CASE-JC, Thank you for the review and for your loyalty over the years to the hotel. We are delighted to read that the hotel continues to please and we hope that this will continue for many years to come. Thank you again for sharing your experience. Yours sincerely, Edward Riches Hotel Manager St James' Court, A Taj Hotel

1,019 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (644)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (111)
Viewed
Room/Suite (106)
Viewed
View from Room (27)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (39)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (348)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (269)
Viewed
Amenities (35)
Viewed
Classic King Room (29)
Viewed
Classic Master Suite (57)
Viewed
Executive King Room (30)
Viewed
Other (41)
Viewed
Dining (34)
Viewed
The Hotel (43)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (106)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (60)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
Westminster
St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection
Westminster
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
Westminster
Conrad London St. James
Conrad London St. James
#45 of 1,090 in London
2,787 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Westminster
The Nadler Victoria
The Nadler Victoria
#31 of 1,090 in London
694 reviews
Pimlico
The Grosvenor Hotel
The Grosvenor Hotel
#187 of 1,090 in London
3,775 reviews
Westminster
The Rubens at the Palace
The Rubens at the Palace
#85 of 1,090 in London
4,022 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Westminster

Neighbourhood Profile
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a country that values understatement, St. James' Court is an English classic typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest hotels. The custom of St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is the distinctive choice for more than service with a smile. With a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century, this discreet Victorian masterpiece with its famous Shakespearean Courtyard is perfectly placed between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in a historic enclave marking the centre of power. Crisp and elegant, with an easy charm that’s reserved, yet attentive, we strive to make each visit more pleasurable and memorable. Exceeding the expectations of today’s discerning traveller, St. James' Court is a slice of the past served up on a contemporary platter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

Address: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England (Formerly Crowne Plaza London - St. James)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Price Range: $287 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 338
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, DerbySoftTaj, Priceline, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza London - St. James Hotel London
London Crowne Plaza
Hotel Style:
#42 Spa Hotel in London
#91 Business Hotel in London
#129 Family Hotel in London
#130 Luxury Hotel in London
#139 Romantic Hotel in London
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel staff and other travellers.
99 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (99)

Questions? Get answers from St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Our room 630 faced the courtyard which was lovely.”
dianeteaches2, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I honestly wouldn't bother. Such a disappointment”
V1193MTsallyc, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Please ask for a room, which does not have windows opening on other rooms!!!”
anasw823, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“maybe select room with a higher standard or a better view”
Jutta9800, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are all good”
855brad, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
USD 225* /night
View Deal
TravelocityUSD 226
Orbitz.comUSD 226
TripAdvisorUSD 224
View all 15 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates