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Where to Stay in Sloane Square: 7 Great Hotels to Stay

If there’s one question I get asked more than any other when friends and family start planning a trip to London, it’s about where to stay. Which area – which hotel? What about this one versus that one? Are these reviews really true? I get it: it’s hard to pick in a city as big and diverse as London when it comes to hotel choices.

Let’s start with that first question: which area should you even look for a hotel? The basic question comes down to parts of London, such as North London or West London. Then, once you pick a region, there are loads of neighborhoods to choose from. Let me throw a contender in the ring if you’ve already decided West London is the part of London for you: Sloane Square. Never heard of it?

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Sloane Square is easily overlooked because it’s such a small part of London – but that’s also part of what makes it so great. While others are distracted into splashing out the money and booking hotels in Kensington or Knightsbridge, you can find equally posh stays in Sloane Square.

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Sloane Square you can find it all: beautifully styled apartments, high-end hotels, and budget-friendly vacation rentals for groups of all styles. Below you’ll find a list of some of the best hotels in Sloane Square, plus what makes each one special.

Sloane Square Hotel

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If you’re wondering where to stay in Sloane Square that’s close to the tube, The Sloane Square Hotel is probably as close as you’ll get!

It’s only a few steps from the Sloane Square underground station, which is served by the District and Circle Lines. I like these two lines as they don’t go very deep underground – so you don’t have to worry about those never-ending escalator rides up/down the station. But do keep in mind that they’re two of the older lines, so they’re often down for repairs and maintenance. 

Having said that, you certainly don’t need to go far from your hotel, as there’s almost everything you might want within easy walking distance: good restaurants, nice shops, the Saatchi Gallery, and more! In line with the posh surroundings, the hotel uses toiletries from Elemis.

Rooms start from $204 per night; book on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

Sloane Place

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Equally central is the Sloane Place Hotel. It’s about a 6-minute walk from the Sloane Square tube station, but thanks to its slightly more residential location, the area around it feels less busy, so it’s one of the best hotels in Sloane Square for those looking for a convenient but less crowded location. 

The interiors are beautiful, the rooms are very clean, and the hotel uses lovely Molton Brown toiletries. However, note that it does not provide fridges in individual rooms, although there is a communal one in the reception – be sure to mark your room number and name before leaving anything! In addition, the hotel does not warn you about construction when booking, so you may want to enquire before making a reservation, so you won’t be disrupted by surprise.

Rooms start from $79 per night; book on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

West Eaton Place by Onefinestay

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If you prefer to stay in an apartment instead of Sloane Square hotels, try West Eaton Place by Onefinestay. It’s one of the Sloane Square accommodations that is closer to the Belgravia side, so the lovely shops and cafes on Elizabeth Street are just down the road from you.

This is a great choice for a larger group, as there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in each unit. However, do note that there is no AC in the place (fans are provided between June and September), so you’ll have to be okay with a fair amount of heat. Contrary to popular belief, London can get very hot in the summer: it was 102.2°F (39°C) the year I left!

Units start from $688 per night; book on Hotels.com or directly with Onefinestay.

At Sloane

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At Sloane, sometimes referred to as One Sloane thanks to its 1 Sloane Gardens address, is pretty much next door to the Sloane Square tube station. If you want to know where to stay in Sloane Square which blends old-school charm and modern convenience, One Sloane is an option. Housed in one of the iconic London red brick buildings, the rooms are decorated with antiques but air-conditioned, and the bathrooms have underfloor heating.

However, do note that the reviews have been a bit mixed for the place: some people find the service unfriendly, while others have had a great experience. 

Rooms start from $630 per night; book on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

San Domenico House

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If you are exploring unique options for where to stay in Sloane Square, consider San Domenico House, a historic boutique hotel that offers a little taste of Italy in the heart of Chelsea. 

Only a five-minute walk from Sloane Square underground, the hotel offers Penhaligon’s toiletries, marble bathrooms, and a communal rooftop terrace. Solo female travelers will feel extra safe in this hotel as the main door is locked: guests have to press the bell to be let in, after which the door is locked again.

Rooms start from $535 per night; book on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

The Apartments by The Sloane Club

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The Apartments by The Sloane Club consist of 18 luxury apartments, ranging from studios to large two-bedroom units – all beautifully appointed, of course. While you might be thinking of these more like a vacation rental, The Apartments are more like a hotel than an Airbnb, so be prepared to put down a security deposit of a few hundred pounds when you check in.

As the apartments are serviced by The Sloane Club, there is in-room dining between 7:30/8am (depending on whether it’s a weekday/weekend) to 9pm and you can even book a private chef! Apartments are serviced and there’s even a 24-hour concierge.

Apartments start from $379 per night; book on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

The Orange

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When deciding where to stay in Sloane Square, The Orange Pub & Rooms is yet another charming option. It actually made the list of the best pubs with rooms in London here on LOMM, so you know it’s delightful.

Housed in an 1800s brewery turned pub and rooms, The Orange is located at the quieter end of Chelsea, a little further from the shops (by which I mean a mere six-minute walk! You’ll have to book fast if you want to stay here as they only have four rooms!) 

The rooms are charming but do note that the noise from closing the pub may travel upstairs, so the noise-sensitive may find their sleep disturbed until 10/10:30pm when the pub closes (depending on the night). In addition, the heating in the rooms can be spotty, just so you’re not surprised.

Bonus: Vacation Rentals through Plum Guide

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Last but not least, I thought it was worth mentioning that a service called Plum Guide offers a number of beautiful vacation rental units throughout the Sloane Square area. Actually, “a number” is an understatement, as I think there were about two dozen to choose from!

While you can see all of them on the Plum Guide website, here are the ones I liked the best across a variety of styles and prices:

  • Chelsea Heart has a super-cute garden terrace and a cozy artsy vibe, but plenty of room for your whole group.
  • I love how Mr Monopoly feels so homey with pops of vibrant color to combat even the greyest London days.
  • Named for the annual event in the area, Chelsea Flower Show has lots of floral elements, but I also love the dedicated kid’s room.
  • If you’re wondering about the history behind the name of Skyfall House, it’s located on a street where the Bond film was made; the flat itself has tons of light and a nice private garden.
  • While you might not have a rich grandparent in London, Sloane Gardens will make it feel almost like you’re staying at their flat anyway.

If you have more questions about the hotels in Sloane Square and where to stay in the area, let me know in the comments!

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Zhen fell in love with London when she first visited at the age of 4. After that, she was lucky to have the opportunity to live in UK for 11 years, 7 of which were spent in London. (She particularly adores the areas around Kensington, Southwark and Baker Street!) As someone who loves both food and travel – don’t we all? – you can find her sharing her Asian food recipes over at greedygirlgourmet.com.

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