Rated 4 out of 5 by Brryman Great Position
Hotel well placed, staff are excellent, rooms a bit dated
April 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Guari A major disappointment
Been a member of SPG for 20+ years and did not expect such a bad experience. The room (233) was old and deteriorated, bathroom sink rusty, the toilet flush wouldn´t work properly, the place heater (??) simply a joke. View to an ugly rooftop/ watertank. Internet charges very high. For that I paid 250 pounds w/o breakfast. Requested late checkout and it was denied. So much for SPG recognition!!!
November 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by P412 Dismal
I selected the hotel based on its location and my long association and gold status with SPG, What a mistake! Request for an early check-in after an overnight flight from the USA, ignored. Disinterested personnel at reception. Probably the most dismal room I've stayed in for a long time: limited natural light, poor facilities - not even a working power point for American devices. Very sad.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAtraveler55 The staff at this hotel are helpful.
The staff at this hotel are very friendly and businesslike. The platinum breakfast was very good, especially the country ham. Concierge was very cordial and helpful. I love the location which is near green park underground and bus stop. Business facilities are available for printing. I always stay at this location when visiting London. Hard Rock Cafe just a few doors down the street.
August 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by blahblahblah123 Not worth the Frustration
The hotel has a good location, but is "hit and miss', with both the quality of the rooms, services offered and billing.
You can have a great room or a tiny cramped room with limited internet access. I noticed a major error in my credit card charges that teh hotel had made and had to bring it to the attention of the hotel where they were not very prompt at all in correcting.
December 8, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by rabbit Location, Location
This hotel is within easy walking distance of many sights, parks and restaurants. It is also very close to a metro line station, Green Park,
The hotel service was congenial. The food in the Citrus restaurant was very good, and there is a very comfortable area for drinks and afternoon tea. The hotel room was quite large and comfortable. I would definitely stay at this hotel again..
May 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TBMB Underwhelming.
Very disappointing for such an iconic building in a fabulous location. Room facilities were basic although had a large & comfortable bed with good quality linen. Shower over bath impractical, bath badly chipped (shame for such a lovely original bath). Tea tray had to be ordered & then very basic (i.e. sachets & no biscuits), one small complimentary bottle of water between two people - not good enough. Corridors & reception area stark with no styling - no luxurious furnishings or artefacts as you would expect of a 5 star hotel. However,in contrast the Palm Court room was beautiful and wonderfully furnished. Bar staff unhelpful & curt. One reception staff member unhelpful in dealing with points raised on checking out. This hotel cannot be compared to the other five star hotel next door where we stayed the night before. Apologies for being negative, but it is representative of our disappointment in our stay.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoetraveler Excellent Stay in Sleepy Area
I typically stay in Covent Gardens or Knightsbridge, so Picadilly isn't my usual area - that being said the staff was excellent. Every request was easily, quickly & politely attended to. I really enjoyed my stay
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edward8 Small things
The overall experience was great. There were a few small things however. The stopper in the sink was broken. There was an ironing board but no iron. The room 424, was excellent however it was noisy due to trash pick-up in the early mornings and the service carts being stored outside the room. The staff was outstanding and responsive and overall the room and stay was excellent.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by erics Bags of charm and great customer service
Just returned from a two night stay and had a great time. Service throughout was both friendly and very efficient. Ate at Citrus where the food was excellent and at very reasonable price. Room was spacious and spotless, Bed was one of the best I have ever slept in. Great location and easy walking distance of Buckingham Palace and many other attractions. Will definitely return.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harishanker Blocking of security money through master Debit Card
We stayed in hotel for one day - check-in on 26.9.12 and check-out 27.9.2012. At the time of check-in an amount GBP 75.00 was blocked as security money and we were told that this will be un-blocked after 3 days of check-out. Till date money has not been un-blocked?
Request unblock the money from our Master Debit Card.
Location of Hotel is excellant and is very comfortable.
October 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by hotspur46 Pre-Xmas theatre break
Everything was very good apart from our room. The restaurant was excellent, the staff very attentive and the public areas and Christmas decorations amazing. unfortunately our room was very small, in need of a complete update and not as good as some of the the budget hotel rooms we have stayed in. Overall we had a lovely stay, but were very disappointed with the room(634)
December 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mustafa Disappointed
My wife & I stayed a couple of times in another SPG hotel just down the street from this one. We loved that one but always wanted to try The Park Lane because it looks grand. I am just thankful that my wife was not with me when I did finally try The Park Lane. What a disappointment! I could not believe my eyes when I saw my room. If a Platinum member gets this room, what do the other poor guests get? How can this be an SPG hotel when the bottom of the toilet is all black? I've seen those old horrible toilets when I was a student staying in a one or two star hotels but to see them in an SPG hotel? While the other SPG hotel staff down the street from this one treated me with the respect that a Platinum member should get, the staff of this hotel did not even bother to make me feel appreciated. I think I got the worse room in the hotel. Unless I hear that they have cleaned their act, am never staying in this hotel again.
August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sillytoneedanickname1 A very tired hotel
Whilst the restaurant is very quintessentially English the rooms are no where near normal Sheraton standard, small, very noisy aircon, shower difficult to access due to location of taps and toilet.
On arriving with two cases I passed several staff whilst hauling my cases up stairs towards reception none offered any assistance. A hotel in disparate need of an upgrade.
August 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by spg53 Worst SPG Hotel
I have been to many SPG hotels and this one was the worst, by far. The experience from check-in, the full stay and check-out was terrible.
Check-in was way past schedule, front desk manager was extremely rude. Room was unacceptable. Amenities in the room were scarce. Check-out had unexpected charges and each staff member seemed unconcerned with my experience.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike21 What a Stay!
The staff is number 1 in customer service. I was there on Easter and the front desk went out of thier way to be helpful. One of the best stay I have ever had. This hotel is a must stay. I can not wait to return. I just want to thank everyone for their professionalism and hospitality. This was my first stay in the UK and what an impression you made on me.
April 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by runner Poor service, outdated and not user friendly
General lack service. No recognition of SPG Lifetime Platinum. Rude when checking in.Excuse was big wedding.Not sure why that means you can be rude and flustered. Outdated rooms/baths. Taxi let out in front so had to take bags through restaurant & stairs. No bellman to help. Concierge was good with exception of one who had zero interest to help.
April 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Emiliot .Needs improvement
When I am in London I am staying to another Starwood hotel, and with my disappoint this hotel does not match the Starwood Standard. Considering that I stayed at this hotel for a full week I was expecting a room where a person can work or relax. My room was exceptionally small, seating at the desk required to move the nightstand. The air intake for the A/C is located inside the closet, this mean for works properly the door needs to be open, however this is inconvenient as the automatic light will be on. The door to the bathroom cannot be open in full as it stuck with the bed. I reported the A/C controller was not working to the front desk, but it was not fixed, maybe if the supervisor will read this can be fix, room 716. One of the elevator was out of service from the second day of my arrival and it was still out of service when I left. The front desk did not recognized my status has normally happen at the other Starwood hotel, no newspaper etc.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KDH09 I can't wait to return
The hotel staff was amazing - friendly, helpful and welcoming. The concierge offered great recommendations and were always happy to answer my (many) questions.
Your front desk staff is great, I would like to personally thank Roman for his assistance during my stay.
I highly recommend your hotel and I plan to return in the near future.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dennis excellent management
The manager, Mr K Quinn, was exceptionally accommadating. He has
a great since of humor. He even greeted
us when we arrived. We have staying at
many Starwood properties. All the services
we required at this hotel were excellent. We were in London for nine nights and we will definately come back again to stay at this hotel.
April 30, 2013
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 1 out of 5 by MMoh Paper thin walls
This is a very old Hotel very thin walls and creaky floors. I heard the conversation of the guest across from my room. Room doos closed with a slam! Waking you up at all hours.... The receptionist were not very friendly, I asked for help making a call, the told me to read the directions in my room.
August 13, 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 Notajoke Platinum Experince...Not
For people who do not regularly stay at hotels I would suggest that the experience they receive at this hotel was fine.
However as a Platinum member I was expecting a little more, why?
The check-in sign for SPG Gold and Platinum serves no purpose, everyone queued. In every other SPG hotel I have stayed in there is clear separation, thus allowing Gold & Platinum members the respect for the dedication to SPG hotel group. The same experience was received on check-out. Please do not tell me that at peak times this occurs, if you know it occurs then staff it accordingly.
The “Suite Night” upgrade I used was a disappointment, the room was tierd in appearance, the bed and especially the pillows were not the “Sheraton” standard, no iron in room. The view from the room felt like I was looking through into a back alley. I was also surprised that not even complimentary water was provided.
The whole experience did not make me feel valued; I suppose we cannot expect the same level of service at all of the Sheraton Hotels.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainJ Understated Elegance - refreshing in an otherwise brash new world
I was somewhat reticent to book a stay at the Park Lane Hotel after reading a number of scathing reviews. However, my own firsthand experience was quite the opposite. The place has an understated elegance that many brash souls used to eating in faux-marble designed MacDonald’s or zipping through neon-lit modern airports find hard to appreciate. The room I had (6th floor) was large and generally well appointed – the only quibble being that the light switch to the bathroom was to the left of the right opening door...
Having been brought up in a relatively opulent country manor in Surrey, I found the bathroom’s classic design very reassuring. Sure, the taps don’t have dual-flow, but as I wrote, everything doesn’t need to be regressed to the functional blandness of a fast-food outlet. The bed were comfortable and the sheets crisply clean and ironed. The towels, equally spring-fresh. The staff were some of the most competent and pleasant - without being sycophantic, I have come across.
My guess is that a proportion of the people who have complained about their stay here are those that really could not afford such near-upper class style, but splurged all they same. Having done so, they were then hyper-sensitive to every perceived blemish to “get their money’s worth”, without realizing elegance and the latest high-tech gizmo are anathema! I will certainly return... And the location saved hours and a fair chunk of change on Tube and taxi rides...
September 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spanishcook Needs a major tune up
Check in was very disappointing, rooms noisy, staff in the hall noisy, coffee service was like we were on rations, the old ness is quaint but need modernization to keep up.
What is with all the issues with wifi and Starwood hotels, just suck it up and make free
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRPDD Great Location
Can't beat the location. Service is great. Rooms are just adequate and bathrooms a little lacking but this is true throughout London. Breakfast, if included, is good. Otherwise there are plenty of nearby cafes to eat at. But location makes it all worth it!
November 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by CAPSTER Tattered
Hotel needs major investment. The ground floor areas are fine but the upstairs is old and needs work. The staff is doing the best they can do with what they have to work with. This is a corporate thing to fix. Location is absolutely top notch.
December 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mats Good Enough
When I am in London, I normally stay at this hotel as the location is fairly good and I am upgraded to a suite as a Platinum. All the facilities are old and the renovation is expected, but the staffs are very kind and I feel as a second home.
February 21, 2012