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.

Craven Gardens Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in London
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Craven Gardens Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 30: English reviews
Glenwood Springs, CO
Reviewed 30 March 2005

Just got back from 6 days in London where we stayed the entire time at this part hotel/part youth hostel. If you like traffic noise, young people partying, lots of rap music blaring at every breakfast, smoke and very uninformed staff, this is the place. Oh, did I mention hearing every word through the walls in the next room at...

5Thank misha_lover
Orange County
Reviewed 3 December 2004

This hotel is basically a Motel 6 type, the rooms are tiny, smelly, hot (in the winter!) and not close to the tube (4 -5 blocks away). There are no non smoking rooms, no central air and is very noisy at night. People are coming and going all the time as the bottom floor is a hostel for young people....

1Thank Ocboy301
Reviewed 12 October 2004

I stayed at this hotel from Sept. 14-21, 2004. The hotel was clean, although the rooms could use a little upgrading, i.e drapes, carpeting, but then you are not in the room that much. The staff was most helpful and accomodating. The full English breakfast was quite adequate, but the menu was the same every day. I especially enjoyed visiting...

4Thank log909
A TripAdvisor Member
Hong kong
1 review
6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2004

Just coming back from London. My 3 nights stay in this hotel is comfortable I should say. The building is undergoing renovation, so there is some noise and disturbance at day time. The bathroom is clean and clear. Bed and breakfast is up to standard. Room is small, as in fact in line with other hotels in London. Overall, worth...

6Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
San Rafael, California
1 review
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2004

Just returned from 6 nights in London. The Craven Gardens Hotel staff were most helpful and caring. We had access to their freezer for medication. They wanted to be sure our needs were met. The rooms and full English breakfsts were quite adequate. The proximitely to the underground made our comings and goings very easy. The friendliness of the staff...

5Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
Caracas, Venezuela
1 review
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2004

Great! Nice area, clean, good bathrooms, good breakfast, cybercafe across the street .

3Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
St. Paul, MN
1 review
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2004

For our needs, we found Craven Gardens very satisfactory. The rooms are small and yes, the lounge could stand a new layer of paint or wallpaper, but then, we didn't go to London to hang out in our hotel. We were there six days and spent most of that time out and about; the hotel was a welcome end-of-a-long-day retreat...

5Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 December 2003

Just got back form a 5-night stay at this hotel. It was a little tacky. The picture of the bar shown on the internet site was obviously taken several years ago - not all the bright blue upholstry is faded and stained. The twin room we had was tiny tiny tiny -- ( you had to sit on the bed...

1Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 20 November 2003

Hardly a 3 star hotel. i would say an average 2 star at the best. No peeling paint, no bugs, nothing that obvious. I had a small twin room in the "lower ground floor" (basement). Thankfully we weren't in our room very often - it was REALLY small. The bathroom had obviously been recently re-modeled and the room itself was...

9Thank capecodcottages
A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2002

Craven Gardens Hotel is a nice 3-star property with easy access to the underground and buses. Kensington Gardens is only a block away and across the street from the hotel are a couple of convienience stores for snacks, newspapers, phone cards ect. A low-key pub with outdoor seating is next door. The rooms are smallish, probably average for a 3-star...

19Thank A TripAdvisor Member

2 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (2)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
The Columbia
#500 of 1,089 in London
819 reviews
Lancaster Gate Hotel
#432 of 1,089 in London
2,040 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Stanley House
Stanley House
#693 of 1,089 in London
1,124 reviews
RestUp London
#445 of 828 in London
488 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Victorian-style hotel, near the city, between Queensway and Lancaster Gate - 30 miles to Heathrow, 40 miles to Gatwick. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craven Gardens Hotel

Address: 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $79 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Craven Gardens 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 Craven Gardens Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Craven Gardens 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

“They are all small but nice...Room 508 is on side street with less noise late at night”
 of 5 bubbles mattgoodheart, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“no comment”
 of 5 bubbles famous5555, 22 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Definitely stay in a private room if you can afford it.”
 of 5 bubbles Schmandy, 23 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Do not stay here at all - but if you have to - ensure you don't get the basement room with no windows, the rats will keep you awake!!”
 of 5 bubbles HannahG565, 10 Jul 2012 | Read review
4 of 4