Hotel Imperial

3 Stars

  Russel Square - WC1B 5BB - London, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Bloomsbury / Strand / Euston / King's Cross

The Imperial hotel is well located in the centre of London near to the City and Law Courts. The Imperial also offers visitors the possibility to book Executive Twins which are contemporary and spacious. You can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the elegant Atrium Bar & Cafe, or have a drink in Bar Barella's - the bar that overlooks Russell Square. Other facilities o offer include a Casino, Chinese herbalist, Ionic hair salon and the Night & Day Pub-Bar (open until 1.00a.m for guests staying at the hotel).

Hotel Details


The hotel was opened in 1837 and offers friendly service, family-run. It has a breathtaking view to Russell Square. It has a bar, casino, hairdresser, conference rooms, internet point, night pubs, private parking, bank and Chinese herbalist. This hotel does not accept changes after closing the booking.


The Imperial has 448 rooms. They are equipped with satellite TV, radio, telephone, wireless internet access and kit for making tea and coffee. Some rooms have panoramic city views. The hotel has mainly twin rooms. When booking a double room, it will be subject to availability at check in, as on request and not guaranteed.


The Imperial is located in Russell Square, just two minutes from the metro station. Nearby there are the British Museum, Charles Dickens Museum, Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Theatreland. Heathrow Airport is approximately 60 minutes by car.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Internet Point
  •  Lifts 4
  •  Bar
  •  Conference rooms 15
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Check-in at From 14:30
  •  Lobby Size LG
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Authorized coach parking
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 233
  •  Twin rooms 178
  •  Double rooms 24
  •  Triple rooms 12

The Hotel Imperial is perfect for who wants to travel by car. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. There is a bar inside the hotel. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel Imperial offers disabled facilities. The Hotel Imperial offers wellness features. The hotel is ideal for both large and small groups wishing to saty there. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio

The Hotel Imperial offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 60 MIN
  • Railway Station: LONDON EUSTON
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Underground: RUSSELL SQUARE
  • Time to the Subway: 3 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 2 KM
  • Time to the city center: 15 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 30 KM
  • Distance from Underground: 0.2 KM
  • Fair site: EXCEL
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1.1 KM

 Guests' Reviews

Woodcliff Lake, United States

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Reasonably price hotel in london

I thought the imperial was terrific. although the hotel is a bit dated looking (stuck in 1970) the rooms were spacious and the breakfast was hearty. you can't beat the price if you book early. the restaurants featured reasonably priced entrees for dinner.



Cork , Ireland

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Good stay

Great location and good price ..

rooms are small but clean and adequet

recommend getting room overlooking courttyard rather that russel square as traffic noise was very loud all night as windows are old single glazed.

nice breakfast included



Codublin, Ireland

Very Good: 3.7/5 More Details

Central location

Cheep and cheerful. lovely breakfast.

Winchester, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Imperial hotel

Hotel is well placed and very adeqaute for an overnight stay.
rooms are fine and very clean. breakfast is fairly basic but plenty fo everything

Bray, Ireland

Average: 2/5 More Details

Not impressed

Room was very small and basic. the location was good for me personally as i needed easy access to great ormond street hospital.
breakfast was very disapointing and food was cold, because of this we did not have breakfast on the second day.

West Runton Norfolk, United Kingdom

Average: 2.1/5 More Details

Not what we expected

Room was cold and no rooms have heating in the bathroom. they have no additional heating to supliment the radiator but as we were on the 9th floor and the windows were the old aluminium type it does not hold the heat

Brierley Hill, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

New year break

Excellent location,within walking distance of theatre land,and many london attractions. bus stops and tube close at hand. room was on the small side but very clean.we were on the front so we were aware of traffic noise. decent full english breakfast.for the price we paid for 3 nights it was a bargain. parking was no problem asthere is a carpark beneath the hotel



Little Stukeley, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Theatre break

Very convenient hotel with parking available. rooms smallish but big enough for a short stay. clean and comfortable with a great view over russell square and the london skyline. breakfast reasonable but ot the best selection or xevice i have ever had. reception staff excellent. would definitely use again.



Llanfairpwll, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details


Unfortunately the hottest night of the year and no aircon so tried to sleep with windows open but heavy traffic noise all night, room overloooked russell square

but clean etc and breakfast fine

Hitchin, United Kingdom

Good: 3.5/5 More Details

Russell sq

Every thing about this area of london is appealing i have stayed in many other places but find this hard to beat.the imperial is a good hotel clean and well staffed.there are only a couple of things let it down, one was the lack of towels in the room and the shower end fell apart the other was the 7am breakfast time,this seemed like a complete surprise to the chef, who managed to do no preperation and served cold beans,tomatoes he was also rude to a waitress.



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