Brown's Hotel

A Rocco Forte Hotel

Eccentric charmer with a snazzy makeover

fromUSD $823*night
Includes all taxes & fees
worth over
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • £75 Resort credit
  • Room upgrade on arrival, if available
  • Early check-in based on availability
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Wi-Fi
*Based on a 4 night stay, from Mon, Aug 28 to Fri, Sep 1. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Mayfair, London

Brown's Hotel

A Rocco Forte Hotel

What it is

One of London’s oldest and most idiosyncratic hotels, updated for 21st-century travelers.

What it isn't

Though the Donovan bar is packed with Mayfair’s finest, this isn’t a party place.

What we think

Claiming to be London’s first hotel, Brown’s opened its doors in 1837 and has hosted the likes of Alexander Graham Bell, Oscar Wilde, and J.M. Barrie. Theodore Roosevelt got married here; Churchill had a secret bunker during the war. Its warren of 88 rooms and 29 suites are spread over 11 Georgian townhouses, and while a redo by Olga Polizzi (designer sister of hotelier Rocco Forte) added contemporary elements, its eccentric charms remain. Every room is different, combining contemporary block patterns, subtle mosaic floors, and a neutral color palette with historic touches like wood panelling and antique stained glass. In the same spirit, Hix serves brilliantly elevated British cuisine (a wild fallow chop with braised red cabbage and prunes) under the glow of a Tracy Emin neon. And the Donovan Bar—its walls decorated with black-and-white photography by Terence Donovan—serves expertly mixed cocktails to a fun and stylish crowd.

You're here because

You appreciate a hotel with history and hominess, but require contemporary surroundings.

The Moment

The pianist’s notes drift around in the afternoon light; it’s Champagne Afternoon Tea time in the Tea Room and the cake trolley is on its way.

Restaurants & Bars

HIX Mayfair - Quintessentially British, seasonal and traditional cuisine

The Donovan Bar - with live music by way of DJs and guitar

The English Tea Room - highly award-winning afternoon tea


Prime Mayfair, a two-minute walk to Piccadilly and Bond Street.

33 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BP
United Kingdom

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