The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel, is a luxurious property overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. This 93 rooms have palatial bathrooms, big flat-screen TVs, and free butler service. Stately decor is inspired by the early 19th century, and free Wi-Fi and laptops are available in every room. Some rooms have great views of Hyde Park. Kid-friendly highlights include welcome gifts and daily treats, free use of children's movies, books and games, babysitting services, and a family fun package. Some of the Deluxe Rooms have one double and one queen bed, and all rooms can accommodate rollaway beds and cribs. Plus, adjoining rooms are available in some suites.
Town Hall Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
This boutique hotel offers an excellent location on the southwest tip of Hyde Park overlooking Kensington Gardens. The individually decorated, luxe 67 rooms all showcase classic Italian touches as well as dramatic contemporary design, and many are spacious enough for families. Kid-friendly perks include babysitting services and an indoor pool. Plus, families can be driven around by the free chauffeur service in a Jaguar within a 1.5-mile radius. While only the two-bedroom apartments have two beds, rollaway beds and cribs are available in all room types.
The Halkin Rating: 5.0 Pearls
A 41-room boutique hotel with generous amounts of space, the Halkin exudes luxury -- from its distinctive Italian-cum-Asian interior design to its marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Sumptuous and spacious guest rooms literally offer convenience at the touch of a button, as all have wall consoles for calling the butler and other services. Cribs are available in all rooms and suites, and deluxe rooms have space for rollaway beds. Kid-friendly amenities include babysitting services and a family package which offers parents champagne and children age-appropriate gifts and goodies, as well as child-sized robes for tots to take home.
Langham Hotel London Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Luxurious, stately, and composed, this 380-room hotel projects an air of exclusivity. Nonethless, it welcomes families and offers babysitting services as well as an indoor pool -- a rare find in London. All of the luxe rooms and suites can accommodate cribs and rollaway beds, and also have adjoining rooms available. For a certain quintessentially English air of prestige without the usual pretention, and a premier location for West End shopping, this is a good place to be.
St. James's Hotel and Club Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Before St. James's was a luxurious boutique hotel, it had a distinguished past as an exclusive Gentlemen's Club. Previously owned by Sirs Michael Caine and Sean Connery -- and frequented by Winston Churchill and Gregory Peck -- this striking building on a quiet cul-de-sac in prestigious Mayfair now houses romantic, lavish accommodations. A multi-million renovation brought in bespoke furnishings, and rooms offer high-tech perks such as free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Cribs and rollaway beds are available for all rooms types, and families will likely love the special kids' concierge services and the available babysitting services.
Brown's Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Brown's Hotel, located in prestigious Mayfair, is part of the luxurious Rocco Forte Collection. The hotel is made up of 11 historic Georgian townhouses and no two of the 117 rooms are the same. Spacious, elegant rooms have a soft, soothing color scheme along with stocked minibars, big flat-screen TVs, and upscale bathrooms (some have a separate soaking tub and walk-in glass shower). Some rooms have family configurations that are ideal for guests traveling with kids: While Classic Rooms, Executive Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Junior Suites all have the option of either one king bed or two twins, Classic Suites, and Deluxe rooms and suites also have the option of adjoining rooms. All rooms offer cribs and rollaway beds, and include kid-friendly bedding, toys, and toiletries.
The Montague on the Gardens Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 100-room Montague on the Gardens is a bit larger than some of London's other boutique hotels, but its unique character, abundance of thoughtful extras, and variety of lounge and dining spaces create a distinct appeal. Being a member of the Red Carnation Group means well-trained staff and luxury standards, making the Montague an unsurprisingly solid boutique establishment. There's no pool, but the hotel does provide kid-friendly amenities such as board games and child-sized slippers and robes. Only the Guv'nor's Suite has two beds, but all other rooms have adjoining rooms available (the suite does not). Cribs can also be provided in all rooms.
Harrington Court Apartments Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Harrington Court Apartments is a residential-style property rather than a full-service hotel, and offers reasonable value studios and apartments in the heart of fashionable Kensington. There are no amenities per se, but management is flexible and seems happy to accommodate special needs. Apartments have spare contemporary style, and are conveient for families who need a lot of space. Two and three-bedroom apartments have multiple beds, and all others have pull-out couches. Cribs and rollaway beds can be added to all apartment types.