Rated 2 out of 5 by mrkvrd Refurbish now..!
The classic hotel could and should have a decor and feel that matches its architecture. That is not the at all the case. The hotel is worn down and tired to such a degree that you feel the broken floor under the carpet for every step you take. The smell of old moist in my upgraded suite was almost unbearable.
November 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Helmut Good Hotel in the Center of London
The hotel has a great location within London city. Rooms are spacious and clean, but a bit tired in looks. The hotel employees overall had been very helpful. Reception in the morning is understaffed with long queues. That should not happen.
Breakfast was of good quality with friendly service
I will be back
May 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by azrik2000 Not a 5 star hotel
Location location and location,that's it in regards to Park Lane hotel,agreed with other travelers review,hotel needs to be closed for huge remodeling,hallways have very bad odor,if you booked regular double room it is very,very small, they did upgrade us to larger size double room but it had 2 beds not king size,closet light did not turned off which is directly where I slept could not fall asleep with light in my eyes from the sides of he door,only 1 robe
for 2 people,bathroom needs complete redo.The most not nice thing was when we asked to get tickets to the show and they said it was sold out so they tried broker,the price was exactly double of the regular priced tickets at the theater,which we decided to take a chance and guess what they had available tickets for 1/2 of the price they told us("great concierge service"),do not get tickets through them,they will rip you off. Not a pleasant experience with Park Lane Hotel,but location as I stated B/4 is great, that's about it.
July 23, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by wxguy Location is the only good quality about this hotel
As a platinum member, I was not given any room upgrade, which was quite a disappointment, especially since my room was dark and had a view of a wall of the adjacent building. Perhaps that was because I've asked for a room away from the lift. I was given a King Bed room as requested but found out quickly that it's basically 2 twin beds next to each other, which makes for a rather uncomfortable night's sleep. The bathroom was rather old-fashioned, similar to the rest of the hotel. The shower head is placed awkwardly in the middle of the tub, which does not allow much room to move about. An electric kettle for making coffee and tea is not in the room unless requested. The quality of the buffet breakfast at Bracewells was below my expectation and it was over-priced, even with a 20% off coupon offered to all guests at the front desk. Bracewells is in a very dark room, which seems counter-intuitive for a breakfast place. I do not plan to return to this hotel next time I am in London.
September 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by rpraz Great location
We stayed for 3 nights in September. This hotel is VERY convenient to major attractions, as well as being close to tube stations. The room was spacious. However, the bathroom was the MOST poorly designed I have ever seen - someone must have been asleep at the wheel when they did up the renovation plan!
October 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmarrapodi Loved it!
I always choose boutique hotels when I have the option, and this one was a doubleheader being a vintage hotel in a perfect location near everything. I loved all the marble in my room, the incredible view, and the top shelf dining in the Palms and breakfast room. A trip to remember in a fabulous place.
September 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris61 A classic in London that keeps getting better
Don't expect a modern hotel with modern niceties. And don't expect a historical hotel in a state that time forgot. But do expect a pleasant staff, a perfect location, unique rooms left with reminding you your in one of the oldest cities of western civilization. There is charm waiting to be recognized.
November 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 Not at Sheraton level at all.
While staying one night for business purposes, the hotel doesn't meets the expectations of a Sheraton. If you are accustomed to the real Sheraton quality, this is far way below.
Even the location and entrance to the hotel is absolutely a joke, but everyone's got different opinions.
Won't come again.
May 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kian Not a 5 star
Poor service from check in to check out.
room was tatty and dirty. (dead flies in the ceiling light shades)
Bathroom smelled of sewarage
No music in room or facility to dock an i pod - i called reception and asked for one , answer was "no" - no effort made.
Definately would not reccoment this hotel.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gena25 This hotel was a great place to stay
This hotel was a great place to stay. They upgraded me because I was a spg memeber. Explained my benefits to me and gave me options. Room service is a little expensive but the staff was very friendly. Concier was always willing to help and giving us advise as to where to eat what to see. Great Hotel
January 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rfj1001 Faded Glory?
I have to confess that I didn't take up the option at arrival of paying an extra £40 for an upgrade so I ended up in a non-refurbished room. It was /very/ tired looking but I won't dwell on that because I knew it wouldn't be refurbished. But for anyone else booking one of these rooms, just be aware that you're very much stepping back in faded time if my experience is anything to go by.
What did disappoint me was I asked for a cool quiet room. It was certainly quiet until I switched the aircon on to try as best I could to get the high temperature down. It wasn't until morning that I was advised by the receptionist that the room aircon didn't work in the older rooms - temperature was now all centrally controlled :(
So cool/quiet doesn't seem to be a combination available in the older rooms.
Breakfast was good and restaurant staff were very attentive.
I'd still recommend it but purely on the basis that the price I paid was less than some 3 star hotels in this part of town
December 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by marsita we had a most enjoyable stay at the Park Land
The hotel is in a great location near a tube stop and Green Park. The staff recognized my starwood level and we received a room upgrade to a suite. The staff was very attentive and we had a lovely time having high tea in the Palm Court restaurant. There was a harpist who played during the tea.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kpett Loved this Hotel
We stayed for only 1 night, but would definitely come back. The location was perfect, and the "old world" ambiance the perfect touch. As always, beds were comfortable, and all services as you would expect - stellar. When we come back to London, we will definitely stay at the Park Lane again.
June 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lims Need a lot of improvement!!!
The air conditioner is very noisy which affect my ability to sleep. Despite my numerous requests and my Platinum membership, the hotel refused to change or upgrade me to another room that has no such problem. My two nights stay become a nightmare for me and I checked out totally exhausted!!!
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caro1966 Lovely hotel
Very nice overnight stay. The only concern was the bathroom which was a littkle cramped making the bath difficukt to get in and out of. This would be a problem for someone who was not aguile. However, every expectation was met bearing in mind the small price we paid for a room in a 5* hotel.
January 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by shakeman poor service and ill-equipped facilities
really disappointed with the poor service and lack of facilities. staff not helpful at all. old hotel lacking the character for a building this age.
the charges for internet and breakfast were ridiculously high. not particularly close to the main streets and attractions.
October 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dutch889 Does not meet minimum standards
I stayed in room 157. It is down a long corridor away from the main area. It is very dark and the low wattage lamps did not help. The room dates from the 50s or 60s and does not meet any business traveler's standards. Ithe staff were gracious but I was told there was no other room available
September 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DiDo13 Great location and great staff
A really beautiful hotel and the staff could not have been more accomodating. We enjoyed our stay and would go back to the hotel again. The room was a very long walk from the elevator and there was only a single easily available plug with which to charge cell phones and computers
September 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CHC1 Not exactly value for money
After moving rooms twice the reception manager kindly offered to upgrade me to a quiet studio suite with a view. I am an SPG member and was staying for 8 days so felt I deserved it after being allocated two noisy rooms with no hot water and no view. By the third day the studio suite sufficed nicely but ...nowhere to plug in hairdryer except right by the door. The phone buttons don't work so phones should be upgraded - how would I know to dial 7001 to get messages - there's a button for that but it doesn't work. The water power in the shower was not good. There could be a blackout blind on the windows - the curtains let the light in. Only 2 radio stations available - no BBC stations and lengthy process to get to TV channels. The lounge was not always available because it gets booked out so there's often nowhere to get a snack in the daytime.
On the positive side, the bed however was very comfortable and the room and bathroom were spacious.
Breakfast is very good and staff are excellent in Bracewells.
March 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by tennis115 inconsistent experiences.
Had a wonderful experience here 6 months ago but was not so lucky this time. Was put in a very small smoking room (had requested nonsmoking when reservation made). Moved at my request to a small dirty room & had to request another room. When checked in was not recognized a spg member.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gilly Smashin' Hotel
Location great. Breakfast great. Cocktail bar and harpist absolutely fantastic. All staff very nice and welcoming. room beautiful (suite 548 I think) - only negative was that the air conditioning didn't work properly (warm air when it should have been cold, and the knobs not working).
April 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elkay Good Location but shows it's age.
Good location. Walk or short bus to many sites/attractions. Comfy beds. Could do with sprucing up - looking very worn. Strong smell of smoke in the hallway but thankfully not in the room. Service was fine but not what we have come to know and appreciate from other Starwood hotels.
June 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beata This hotel needs improvement
Either we got the worst room in the hotel or the standard is much lower than I expected from a Sheraton hotel. The only thing that came up to my expectactions was the bed and localization. Otherwise the room was just an avarage room with an awful view (or actually no view at all).
October 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tes11 Stay at Park Lane Sheraton, London
i asked for bottle of water and it took almost 30 minutes to get it. The remote control for the TV was not in the room and it also took about 20 minutes to get one. The bath room was outdated and was very cold as the cold air from the outside was getting in into the bath room.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jmcmfc111 Lovely bar area.
Fantastic location. Staff polite and welcoming. Entrance and bar area very grand. Unfortunately room was old and tired, but the bathroom was the biggest disappointment. I wouldn't expect this standard in a 2 star.
Had an enjoyable stay but would think twice about returning.
January 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ParkLaneLondonNeverAgain HARD TO BELIEVE
It was my first stay with a Starwood Hotel in London and hard to believe. Beside that the property including the rooms are old, the service lacks even more.
Very disappointing and depressing for GBP 299.00!
December 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Paul45 Highly Disappointing
The hotel was extremely disappointing. Having stayed in various SPG hotels across the world it was well below expectations and poor value for money. Despite being well located and having a very good breakfast selection, the room was tacky and requires a lot of improvement.
April 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by phillipsk123 great location
we stayed at Thanksgiving, and were allocated a Classic room as no 'upgrades' were available. It was very tired, small and the bathroom needed a remodel. The location is great and an easy walk to Harrods. No club lounge. A comfy bed but woken up by the 'bottle collection'.
November 27, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sigh000000 Tired
101 reasons why a major refurb is due. A trip to London is full of history. A reminder of how nasty hotels were in the 70s and 80s shouldn't be part of it.
Great location, nice staff but not something you'd expect to still see nowadays.
November 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaggyMay I have no complaints
The hotel met all of our needs. I read some of the poor reviews on line but frankly we had no issues.
Location was great. Service in the hotel was very good. When I come back to London, I will stay here again.
December 2, 2013