Rated 4 out of 5 by guppy Great location and wonderful old building
Stayed for a weekend recently for a wedding nearby. Loved the location and style of the hotel.
Found it off tea/coffee making facilities where not in the room. On checkout told we could have requested it! There had been no mention of this in the room or check-in, so this was disappointed.
I thought the breakfast hot food selection wasn't brilliant, but then again maybe we could have asked for things they didn't have, but then again we were not told.
Biggest advice is if you go ask for anything you need just in case it's on a need-to-know basis!
Shame that the little things can impact your stay.
June 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by TPGRN331 Great Location, A little Dated
My partner and I have been planning a bucket list trip to London for about a year. We knew we were going to stay on points and picked the Park Lane due to its modest 12K points a night stay, and GREAT LOCATION. I will confess, the review made me weary before we checked in - but dont let them deter you.
Our room was clean and functional, and SMALL (but thats Europe) (had a standard king room). Considering we spent most of the day out and about it was not a problem. There were areas that were worn in the bathroom.
We were recognized as Gold members at check in and received free internet for the stay, was not offered a room upgrade, but this never happens, even in the states.
I recommend having drinks at the bar (they make an excellent martini), dinner at citrus was yummy.
I have seen other reviews that say this property is getting an upgrade in Sept. I hope they keep the Victorian charm.
July 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SilvinaBA Expectations not met
Really surprised by the law level of this hotel. Thought that Sheraton would have a minimum level of facilities to offer.
Room was surprisingly small and old. No fridge in it. Very few elements for guest comfort.
Really not worthy at all the money that should be paid for a room.
July 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SummerLove Looking forward to hotel renovations this fall
- This hotel is old and needs to be updated and refurbished. The floors are creeky and rooms are not sound proof especially without the air on. We could constantly hear the noises outside in the hall as well as doors closing.
- There is no ice machine for one to get their own ice. We had to call multiple times and wait for a long time just to get a bucket of times.
- There is not much seating in the reception area which is also quite small. So lots of people end up having to stand while waiting.
- The hotel's location is great. Close to a tube stop, picadilly circus, hyde park, and buckingham palace.
- One thing we really liked was the opportunity to forgo housekeeping for 500 spg points/day in an effort by the hotel to go green. Max days without housekeeping was 3 days.
- We were surprised to find a US 110v outlet in the room. Unfortunately it did not work.
July 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kemel Horrible room
Room 336 - small, noisy from the air condition - cannot have a good night sleep. I am a platinum SPG member 0 upgrade - I think I got the worst room at the hotel. Poor bell service. In short - never again despite the fact that I have stayed in this hotel for year!! and never got such a bad experience, but once is sufficient
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pumba2 Great Location but Tired
The location couldn't be better. The hotel itself is tired. The A/C wasn't up to the hot weather. Was not recognized appropriately as a VIP Platinum SPG Member. Been here many times before, unlikely to come back.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPGRocks Great location.
The hotel is located conveniently, across from Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, between two London Underground stops, just up the road from stops on the Big Bus tour, and near a variety of eateries and convenience stores. The only real negative was the layout of the bathroom. We expected the rooms to be different than back home in the US, however having the shower head on the long side of the tub caused it to protrude into the usable space making showering awkward. Ventilation in the bathroom would also help as the condensation from the shower left everything covered and slippery for a long time.
August 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hyde Needs Complete Renovation
Only thing good about this hotel is the location and maid staff. Rooms are horrible. Outdated, air conditioning barely blows anything out and will sweat all night if weather is warm. Furniture and bath fixtures are decades old, etc. I moved rooms once and looked at several others, so I am not just referring to one room. The entire place needs to be gutted and renovated.
Front desk staff clueless and was typically a long 10-15 minute queu with other staff sitting and watching instead of helping assist guests. Desk did not know SPG benefits - tried to charge me for Internet until I corrected them and they took 5 minutes checking that it should be a free benefit for SPG members with status.
July 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steve99 Not so platinum
Unfortunately I must say I was disappointed by the lack of recognition of my SPG status or the willingness of the staff to do the right thing. There was no chocolate, room upgrade, water, or attempt at refunding a pre-paid night although I let the hotel know at check in. No executive floor, included breakfast or aperitif included. Even at exit when I was asked if I was happy with my stay and I replied 'NO', and I was asked if they could have done something to improve and I said 'YES', nobody asked why I was not happy and what they could have done. A very disappointing Non-SPG-Platinum experience.
March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neo60 Great hotel right in the middle of London
Hotel is conveniently located right next to Green park and Hyde Park and very close to Oxford street, Buckingham palace and many other great places
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tres50 50th birthday treat!!
we stayed for one night end of November 13 (booked through Show and Stay website) to celebrate my partners 50th!!
the room 135 was small but enough for our stay, the bed was very comfortable!! I was kept awake til late (2.30am) by the thudding sound of the disco/ballroom near by!! Then the people staying in the room above had the TV on loud so were chatting loud too at 2.30am!! the staff were very welcoming and friendly during our stay!! As a lot of people have said on here the hotel needs sprucing up, paintwork, carpet cleaning, updating the bathroom etc!!! Good food variety at breakfast too!!
December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by imaxc Forget about it...
This place is in serious need of a refurb...
I stayed here one night last week on a business trip, and paid just shy of 300GBP including breakfast, internet, and taxes, which is truly unbelievable if you consider that:
- the room was tiny
- the carpet was dirty
- the furniture is badly aged
- the air conditioner was a clunky, noisy, huge external unit, with a huge exhaust going through a hole in the window
- of 4 sockets on the wall by the desk, 3 were broken
- sanitaryware in the bathroom is again very old, similarly to the window, which was mouldy too
- it still has 2 separate taps for hot and cold water (we are in 2012, not in Victorian England)
Receptionists were ok, breakfast room staff ranged between rude and non-existent.
The only good thing about this place is the bar on the ground floor, which is truly impressive - but you can stay somewhere else and come here for a drink...
September 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LCVancouver Great location
Enjoyed my stay at the ParkLane. Very helpful staff. Comfortable and spacious rooms. It's a modest hotel by London standards, not as new as the N. American Starwood hotels in the same category. It's an old timer on Picadilly so be aware. Some rooms are renovated. The offical entrance is in a back lane (Brick Street) so that the cars can stop. Great location right across from Green Park. Walking distance to Knightsbridge (Harrods, Selfridge, Harvey Nichols) and Buckingham Palace. Next to Green Park tube station and Marks and Spencer simply food store. Extremely convenient! My main suggestion? Please install a few international power outlets on the desks or bureau. My first room desk had a N. American outlet but it was plugged up by glue. My second room desk did not have a N. American outlet - but the front desk provided a step down adapter. I brought my own power cord to plug into that adapter.... thus was able to charge up my 2 iphones, 2 ipads, laptop, portable iphone battery and camera. Had a great stay.
July 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Panpan1945 Room description
The room I was given is below any standard of Sheraton hotels. I left all my clothes in the suitcase because there were no shelves. The decoration of the room was non existent.
July 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GPKR13 Dissapointing stay at Park Lane London
Although there has been no major problem, I was disappointed by my stay at Sheraton Park Lane. Whilst I am a Platinium member, I did not feel any extra attention. I was upgraded to an executive room (so they said) but which just looked the same as the others ones and at the very end of long corridors (whilst I would have expected to be upgraded to the best rooms like at other Sheratons, exec suite, etc.). The fitness center is quite limited and there isn't a lot of equipment (which is even getting old).
All in all, I felt that it was expensive compared to other experiences at other hotels.
February 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PaulFitz Birthday Weekend
We stayed in room 533 with a view overlooking the park and the main road. As the hotel is old the air conditioning is a free standing unit in the room which is ducted through the glazed window, this means the acoustic secondary glazing does not close and is useless, it does not keep out road traffic noise (or any noise for that matter).
The air conditioning unit was noisy and would not go below 24 degrees centigrade.
As a consequence the room was noisy, hot and stuffy and when reported to the reception desk the next morning we were given a bland 'sorry'.
Also, no tea or coffee making facilities in the room.
We have stayed at many hotels throughout the UK and this falls way below standard, if I could give less than 1 star I would.
May 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AHJH Complete Rennovations Needed
The proximity of this hotel and the room size were the only good features at this hotel. Our room had a cracked tub, stained carpets, paint peeling off the walls, and doors that were off alignment. It is strange that the reception said they "upgraded" our room, when it is clear that this room is badly in need of repair and total rennovation and should never be assigned to any guests. It was certainly not worth the 12,000 starpoints we used or the upwards of $700 per night paid for by our friends.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by UpShiftDigital Rooms Badly Need Upgradde
The hotel location is perfect. The public areas of this hotel are excellent - good service, both in Bracewells (for breakfast) and Palm Court (bar and dinner). Reception was helpful. Areas are nice and clean. Room is horrible. Outdated, nasty carpet I was afraid to walk on. Bathroom was also horrible. Shower leaked, tiny curtained area. At least the water was hot. Toilet had something in the tank so it wouldn't fill, which meant you had to flush it 3 times. Ancient air con unit sitting in the middle of the room. A full remodel of the sleeping rooms and I might consider it again because of the great location and public areas, but until that happens I won't be going near it. Not a Starwood quality property at the moment!
April 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jankathryn Spacious hotel
This hotel was quite spacious. It did have a older musty smell to it though. The bathroom was very nice. The location was great as it was by the park and an area that had a lot of restaurants. The front entrance was along a back alley while the back was along a main thoroughfare. If you came in the back you had to walk through the Tea Room which felt uncomfortable.
The Concierge was great and helped us with a lot of tickets. The hotel WiFi was very horrific so we used the SPG points to use it. However, a cafe/bar was next door to get WiFi. This was a nice stay and we would stay again.
August 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Finn A disappointment this time
The location of the hotel is very good, but unfortunately the rooms and furniture are old. We could not get the heating to work in the main room which was awkward as the outside temperatures were below freezing. I felt that the staff are used to hearing complaints because they did little to fix the problem and gave the appearance that they were very busy. A more active attitude from the reception staff would have made us forget the problems we encountered in the rooms. Room service staff did nothing when I asked for more instant coffee. We did not get any during the four-night stay.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mooshka19 Great location
Enjoyed the stay - a bit expensive but nice location. The staff helped with good suggestions of restaurants. Only disappointment - we booked a car to the airport and they were to be 20 minutes late the morning of our flight. We ended up taking a taxi. Less expensive, faster, more reliable.
July 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steamed Needs a major renovation
My wife and I spent 3 nights on business. Three hot, sweaty nights with air conditioning that would not do the job.
Room was small and crammed with more furniture than would comfortably fit, making it difficult to get around. The tub had a very narrow bottom, making it a bit dicey to stand up with soap on your feet. Carpet was filthy, and debris that was on the carpet in a corner of the room stayed there the entire visit, suggesting the housekeeper didn't even try to vacuum it.
On the plus side, the location is superb, but the hotel seems to be resting on that. We won't be back.
May 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Molina Old money charm in a superb location
It's disappointing to read so many negative reviews about this hotel as we really enjoyed our stay. First of all, it has a lot of old money charm and features which is nice to see and I think in keeping with its location on Park Lane. The room itself was perfectly reasonable and had the essentials: a comfortable bed, plush linens and clean. The bath was a 20's or 30's tub which was enjoyed as lots of hotels now have opted for just a shower room. We had drinks in the Palm Court and breakfast at Bracewells, both had a Tinker Tailor vibe which made the hotel so unique.
I would definitely recommend this hotel if you enjoy charm over sleek. Plus, you're in London, you should be out enjoying the city not the room!
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose14 This hotel is fine
overall hotel is beautiful - had trouble with the internet connection and called to voice - they just mentioned it should be fine; had no air - they had repair come up both during entire stay room was very hot and uncomfortable. No recognition at all of being SPG. I love this hotel and would stay again. i have stayed before with no issues
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by EK07 Great staff, terrible room conditions
I have stayed in May 2012 for one night in one of the standard rooms.
I start with the positive, the support from your staff, the room cleanliness and the breakfast was great.
Unfortunately I was surprised/shocked by condition of the room I was as staying in. Especially the bathroom seems to be from the 70th, and have not been renovated since. The furniture in the room is very old and extremely used, many TV channels cannot be watched... The overall level of comfort of the room is just very low. The standard of the room would be more of a youth hostel rather than luxury hotel.
May 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SierraTraveller London stay
The hotel has a wonderful lobby that is very large, lots of comfortable sofas and chairs, places to talk, have high tea, supper. Best meeting place.
Room was small and old. Staff was attentive and efficient.
July 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CS18 Underwhelming for a Gold Member
I'm not one to complain but we stayed at Park Lane (our second stay, previous stay was terrific) last week. We were put in a 1st floor room with a view of the pigeon's nests on the internal roof. Clearly not an upgrade for a Gold SPG member. In addition, the AC did not work. I requested a fan and the porter came up and told me he could not find one. He was very nice but there were 5 Dyson fans sitting on a cart in the bar when I had walked through earlier. Needless to say we sweated through the night with little sleep. Lastly, I responsded to the manager's "check in" email with my frustration and no response. I would not complain generally but I do like my status to be recognized, plain and simple. Thank you.
July 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichaelD Park Lane Stay
I stayed in executive level room. Its an old hotel but rooms are modern. Good for business. 24 hour room service for jetlaggers and workaholics. Walking distance to Leister Square. They honor the SPG gold benefits. Staff is very helpful. Negatives - very little in terms of movies. Watched news channels 100% of the time which got old fast. The lobby bar smells like a toilet. I don't know if they had flooding in their at one time but its not pleasant. There is a lot of carpet that could be the cause. Fortunately you get use to it quickly and don't notice it after a few minutes.
November 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by cookie49 The room was a closet!!!!
We used our starwood points and what a waste!! We were given the smallest room in the place. The air conditioner didn"t work and it was 90 degrees. There was no room to put 2 suitcases. We had no view at all. I would like to think starwood would treat their gold guest better than that!!!
July 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Twiga I couldn't wait to check out.
Despite SPG Lifetime Gold Status given a tiny room down an isolated corridor with low ceiling ,poor HVAC and a continuos groaning noise. Could not sleep. Request for a change met with hostility and insolence. New room abutting elevator overlooking air shaft full of garbage.
Furniture dated, rugs filthy, minimal poor toiletries and bathrobe rigid with age.
Never once greeted by a staff member who were busy on their smart phones. Worst Starwood stay ever. Hotel is seriously deficient in all categories except location. I've never felt so unrecognized for my loyalty to Starwood.
December 1, 2013