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Kingston is a serene sanctuary away from the bustle and thrill of Central London. 

Located on the banks of the iconic Thames in Surrey, it would take a 25-minute train ride from Waterloo to get to Kingston. 

One of London’s most green areas with two nearby Royal Parks along with several smaller green spaces, Kingston is a haven for nature lovers.

The Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Thorpe Park, and Chessington World of Adventures are some of the popular attractions in Kingston, not to mention the prestigious Hampton Court Palace, which is situated on the other side of River Thames.

Kingston’s Hotel Scene

Kingston’s hospitality industry is at its best moment right now. The last five years have seen new openings in the town that have transformed the once stoic hotel scenery into the most artistic and thrilling scenes this part of the UK. The hotel choices are so diverse.

See our editor’s picks for some of the best hotels in Kingston.

Warren House

Warren Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7HY

Warren House is a magnificent Georgian manor house with an exquisite gated entrance. Nestled on a private road, the historic Grade II building is set between four hectares of beautifully landscaped garden.

It lists itself as the perfect setting for a wedding. The calm and scenic setting of the Coombe estate is an ideal place for weddings in both summer and winter. 

The decor incorporates period with contemporary style. Warren House is a place of timeless elegance and grace. It still has traditional elements, like that of the Edwardian Ballroom. The traditional red-brick of the 1860s and the stone dressings and tiled roof are still on display today.

Richmond Park is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Visitors can have access to vibrant Kingston shopping centres, cinemas, to the magnificent Thames River and the historic markets.

DoubleTree by Hilton – Kingston upon Thames

1 Skerne Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5FJ

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Kingston Upon Thames is a completely new hotel located in the heart of Kingston.

Experience Kingston’s affluent history through taking a short walk from the riverside, strolling around the city centre, shopping, pub hopping, dining, and a lot more fun activities. The area is only a 28-minute direct train ride when you’re planning to explore London.

They offer large, modern-style guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. There is also an option to upgrade rooms for extra space, premium WiFi access, own espresso machine, and ground-to-ceiling windows. For an entire family or a big group, there are interconnecting rooms as well as suites.

The hotel’s stunning restaurants, Hawkers Bar and Brasserie, offer a wide range of traditional and modern cuisine and cocktails.

Hotel Bosco

9 St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton KT6 4LQ

Located only a short distance from Surbiton Rail Station, this 4-star boutique hotel guarantees eco-friendly, extravagant accommodation.

Central London is 15 minutes from the Surbiton Rail Station while the remarkable Hampton Court Palace is about a 10-minute ride.

The rooms are stylish with modern design with sleek bathrooms. They offer free Wi-fi too.

This boutique hotel has a lively bar and restaurant offering sumptuous food and a creative cocktail menu.

Guests enjoy complimentary access to a local private health club as well.

Premier Inn Kingston

Combined House, 15 Wheatfield Way, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2PD

At Premier Inn Kingston, they’ll make sure that guests will feel at home. Each bedroom got a king-size Hypnos bed and a 40 “flat-screen TV, as well as a bright modern bathroom with a large shower head.

Mitre Hotel

Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN

The Mitre is housed in a beautiful Grade II building, located on the banks of the River Thames opposite the Hampton Court Palace.

The hotel offers its guests with big luxury rooms as well as dining experience on the river banks. Some rooms have a magnificent view of the palace or access to a peaceful private courtyard.

The 4-star Mitre Hotel, built in 1665, is now offering modern tourists with excellently-equipped rooms with flat-screen TVs, tea /coffee machines and free morning publications.

Their restaurant provides modern and reasonably priced European dishes.

It is a 2-minute walk from Hampton Court Rail Station. Central London is 40 minutes by a train while Heathrow Airport is 30 minutes by car.

Travelodge Kingston Upon Thames

International House, Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PD

There are two hotel locations in Kingston, on Old London Road and Wheatfield Way.

Each room is fitted with a luxurious king-size bed with soft pillows and a duvet. While breakfast and delicious dinners are served in their own restaurant and bar.