The hotel is acclaimed for its bars. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a supervised children's play area.
It is a modern building which from the front appears to be constructed out of glass only. The hotel does not have its name over the door the way other properties tend to.
The lobby is large and extremely spacious. The walls are painted white and it is furnished with abstract items of modern art. The items have been specially brought from all over the world and include artefacts from Africa. There is a long reception desk at one end of the lobby.
This hotel is situated at the heart of lively Covent Garden, in the theatre district and only a few minutes' walk from countless entertainment and shopping venues, restaurants and museums. Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Soho and the commercial district are all to be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
The hotel was built in 1989 according to the design of Philippe Starck and consists of six floors with a total of 204 rooms including suites and lofts with large windows. The design combines architectural features ranging from the modern to Baroque. Hotel facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, a currency exchange desk, a cloakroom, a conference room, lifts as well as a garage and car parking spaces. Dining options include a café, a popular bar featuring a unique design, lights show and photographs from Jean Baptiste Mondino as well an exquisite and well-known air-conditioned restaurant with a separate non-smoking area. Hotel guests have the option of using the Internet access as well as the room and laundry services available. The Rum Bar is located at the edge of the restaurant and has a bar area serving over a hundred types of Rum. It is a standing bar and has a series of custom-designed high lean-on tables.
The Light Bar serves speciality drinks and cocktails and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays there is a DJ in the bar playing a variety of music. Guests must be 21 years or older and a resident to be admitted.
From its dazzling location at the hub of Covent Garden, West End theatres and Trafalgar Square, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring reinvention of the urban resort. Smart, witty and sophisticated, Philippe Starck's design is a brilliant collision of influences - from the modern to the baroque - that suffuses the hotel with energy, vitality and magic. Unique features include the acclaimed Asia de Cuba restaurant, wildly popular Light Bar, and interactive light displays in every Guest Room that encourage guests to personalize their own individual space, and help to turn the hotel into a beautiful and ever changing mosaic of color.
Rooms with Radio, CD player, Dataport, Internet access, Refrigerator, 4 suites, 11 studios, 16 Garden rooms. Room service 24 hours, Business center, Concierge 24 hours, Evening turndown service, Gift shop, Valet parking (charge). NB. Rooms are with shower they do not have baths.
The St. Martins Lane is a deluxe hotel situated in the heart of Covent Garden and theatreland. St. Martins Lane is an exquisite addition to the Ian Schrager group of hotels. Designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck who has captured the energy, fun and color of Covent Garden in St. Martins Lane. St. Martins Lane has reinvented the hotel experience and reflects the "hotels as theatre" approach that Ian Schrager first created in New York more than 16 years ago. It has become firmly established as the place to stay for numerous celebrities and visitors. The hotel also offers such delights as the vibrant Light Bar, critically acclaimed Asia de Cuba and newly launched Tuscan Restaurant. Guests are cordially invited to enjoy one of their many delightful cuisines. You are sure to be satisfied! After a fun filled day at Downtown London and after indulging in a well prepared meal, guests are encouraged to relax in their exquisite accommodations.
Each guestroom is beautifully appointed with rich colors and traditional furniture. St Martins Lane features a multilingual staff that is well trained in customer service. The hotel staff is energetic and friendly. St. Martin's Lane hotel is convenient to fine dining, shopping, and entertainment.