The Best Hotels in Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a great leafy and arty neighbourhood in London to choose for your next stay
Notting Hill is a great leafy and arty neighbourhood in London to choose for your next stay | Courtesy of The Laslett / Expedia

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Notting Hill was on the map long before Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts graced its streets in the eponymous film. With so many things to see and do in this leafy, arty neighbourhood – not least the world-famous carnival – here’s our guide to the best hotels in Notting Hill, London.

The West London neighbourhood of Notting Hill has a rich cultural history that’s celebrated in style at the colourful carnival every August. But you don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy the area. By staying at one of these hotels, you’ll have Portobello Road on your doorstep. With more than 1,000 traders selling collectables and vintage bric-a-brac, here’s your chance to browse the largest antiques market in the world. And if it’s food, drink or shopping you’re after, some of the best restaurants, bars and stores in the capital are here, too.

The Laslett

Boutique Hotel

A spacious guest room with a gallery-style art wall at the Laslett
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The Laslett epitomises the multicultural aspect of Notting Hill. Named after Rhaune Laslett, community activist and founder of the Notting Hill festival – which then evolved into the carnival – it has social spaces to show off local artists’ work. Meanwhile, the Henderson Bar is named after Trinidadian musician Russell Henderson, who was invited by Laslett to perform with his steel band at the 1966 carnival. The hotel is near Notting Hill Gate station, with the market, record shops and restaurants all on its doorstep.

The Portobello Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Ornate four-poster bed and plush curtains, plus French doors opening to a garden-view balcony at the Portobello Hotel
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A favoured bolthole of the rich and famous, this hotel in Notting Hill has some stories to tell, including one that involves a supermodel, an actor and a bathtub full of champagne. The decor matches the rich and varied history of the building, with individually designed rooms. Some are done up in a boudoir style, while others have a distinctive Mexican influence. Don’t miss the excellent breakfast, and be sure to swing by the honesty bar to make yourself a perfect G&T. Just a short wander from Portobello Road Market and many restaurants (might we recommend Gold?), this London institution is most definitely worth a stay.

Juliette’s Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

An outdoor sitting area with lots of potted plants at Juliette’s Bed and Breakfast
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This quirky B&B in Notting Hill offers something a bit different; from the beautifully decorated period rooms to the daily breakfast-in-bed service, there are lots of thoughtful touches. Each room is ensuite, and there’s a shared kitchen should you wish to cook for yourself. Close to Portobello Road Market, it’s a bohemian bolthole offering an authentic West London experience.

Portobello House

Boutique Hotel

A four-poster bed with sheer purple curtains and a wallpapered feature wall at Portobello House
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On the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Chesterton Road, the polished Portobello House sits bang in the middle of the action. It’s the perfect spot for couples looking for a romantic getaway, with light-filled rooms that are whimsical and contemporary and feature accents by Laura Ashley. Don’t miss the Sunday roast or the hotel bar – great for people-watching – which serves Spanish tapas. It also hosts gin-tasting masterclasses and live music at weekends, all amid a modern English setting.

The Abbey Court Notting Hill

Boutique Hotel

The traditional-style lobby with gold-framed images and upholstered armchairs at the Abbey Court Notting Hill
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Sitting on one of the prettiest streets in London, the Grade II-listed Abbey Court is a boutique hotel in Notting Hill that will appeal to lovers of all things vintage. Each individually designed room looks as though it’s been furnished with antiques found at nearby Portobello Road Market, with cane furniture, carved four-poster beds and floral curtains. All have sleek Italian Carrara marble ensuites with bathtubs and showers. The nostalgic vibe continues in the conservatory, where you can take breakfast before heading out to find some long-forgotten treasures of your own.

Molly Codyre contributed additional reporting to this article.

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