The Stafford has an air of timelessness — the feel of a country house with a central London location. Tucked behind Green Park in genteel St James’s and surrounded by the shops of Bond Street, Jermyn Street Picadilly and Fortnum & Masons. The hotel is quietly lavish while being warm and welcoming, with period furnishings and antique pieces adorning both bedrooms and public areas. The historic Carriage House rooms are complimented by the 26 new suites in the exclusive Stafford Mews. Both are unrivalled in London with their 17th Century courtyard setting and outdoor space.
Dedicated and dutiful staff play a big part in achieving this delicate balance between professionalism and friendliness. Here is a haven of calm which seems a million miles away from the bustle of Piccadilly just a steps away.
Established in 1912.
Originally 3 London townhouses dating from the 18th Century the Stafford Main House took it’s current form in 1912. During WWII we were home to US and Canadian airforce officers, they sheltered from the Blitz in our 400 year old wine cellars and their legacy remains. The American Bar is festooned with memorabilia dating back 40 years. The 300 year old Carriage House rooms were once the stables of the stately homes nearby and all have their own front door into the historic cobbled courtyard. In 2007 we added 26 new suites in The Stafford Mews and this beautifullly compliments the Carriage House.
Meet the Manager
General Manager Stuart was born in Lancashire, and is proud of his northern roots, where much of his early career evolved. After leaving school he worked at the renowned Northcote ManorStuart then progressed to become an Assistant Manager with Shire Hotels. By this time the call of the south was beckoning and Stuart moved onto become Hotel Manager of the Vineyard at Stockcross. This led to the position of General Manager of the Devonshire Arms in North Yorkshire. Stuart also achieved an Acorn Award (a young Hoteliers Oscar) only awarded to 30 people in the industry, under the age of 30. After completing four good years at The Devonshire Arms the opportunity to move to London and The Stafford came along — and the rest, as they say, is history. Following three years as Resident Manager at The Stafford and being the No 2 to the Executive Director, Stuart became General Manager in January 2006. Stuart is always on hand to ensure you have a wonderful experience at The Stafford.