Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments
Across from Buckingham Palace, this family-owned establishment has a total of 164 accommodations, including standard rooms and townhouse apartments. The standard rooms are decorated in mostly neutral tones with brightly colored headboards, mirrored walls, mini-bars with free snacks, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Mayfair or Green Park. Designed for longer stays, the apartments have private entrances, as well as fully equipped kitchens and laundry service. The hotel also has a spa, a traditional British restaurant, a dessert parlor, and a whiskey bar stocked with more than 270 international selections. The award-winning afternoon tea includes treats like freshly baked orange blossom scones.