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 4 out of 5 by Kapoos Generally satisfactory
This is a nice Olde Worlde hotel in a central convenient location. Good points were the staff are excellent, the bed was extremely comfortable and the room a reasonable size. Minus points, no tea making facilities in the room and an unbelievable £15.00 for a tea tray in the morning. Either supply tea making facilities or make it a reasonable price if it has to be ordered through room service. The bathroom was tired and we did not have a full size bath which was a huge letdown.
September 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pappy9 Needs improvement
I was put in a smoking room - yuk. Obviously not redecorated since the 90s. Food seemed over priced and I had to call to order tea and coffee for the room (although it was free). Bed was nice and big. When I arrived to the room the tv was on - enormous waste of money and electricity. Smellies could do with being from a better brand.
Location is obviously great and the communal areas downstairs seemed very nice. All of the staff were lovely. However the room let it down.
October 1, 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 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 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 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 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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ronald Park Lane London
Excellent hotel in the upscale Mayfair area. Across from Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, near to two tube stops and right on Piccadilly lane.
Not to be missed is high tea at the wonderful art deco Palm Court. Quiet corner upgraded room with huge bathroom.
November 3, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stev1 Small room, WC
The room was small Compared to other rooms I've had during previous stays at the park lane Sheraton. There was not a chest of drawers to keep my clothes. The bathroom was tiny, shower space in the bathtub was almost unusable since the curtain hung almost on the shower head. And to reach the sink required opening the bathroom door, stepping in almost on the toilet, the closing the door to gain access to the sink.
All of the room furniture and fixtures were old, dated, and worn. The bed needs a separate sheet from the duvet cover.
August 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Terry116 This hotel is tired
No offer of a newspaper on check in.
No porter service what so ever. After an overnight flight from Hong Kong I do not appreciate dragging my luggage to my room.
Only 1 bathrobe provided for 2 guests along with only 1 bottle of water.
I appreciate that the hotel is old in comparison to Asia Pacific hotels, but the tiredness is also reflected in the overall demeanour of the staff . The room for my first night was a box on the 3rd floor, but thankfully after a request a move to the 7th floor was forthcoming. Badly cracked tiles in the shower is not a good look!
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MILES EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE IN LONDON!
We recently spent 4 days at the PARK LANE HOTEL in London. All aspects were SUPERB! We were given an upgrade to a magnificent suite, overlooking Green Park! The room was very large, and we were treated like ROYALTY. The staff was also first-rate: friendly, accommodating, engaged in making my stay more perfect. A special acknowledgement to Mr. Roman H. at the front desk, as well as Zolton from concierge services. I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND the PARK LANE to any guest, and in particular, to GOLD & PLATINUM level guests...this was 1 of my BEST SPG stays ever...THANK YOU!
February 23, 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 5 out of 5 by santri1969 Great central London location
I have stayed at the Park Lane multiple times and have enjoyed the High Tea, the colonial rooms, upgraded always - good SPG platinum benefits. Facilities and rooms need an upgrade - rather old and worn out.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teri85 Love this hotel
We used points for two rooms. Both were wonderful although one was better than the other (bigger), but we did pay with more points for it. We stayed at 8 different hotels/B&Bs during our stay in the UK, and it was so nice that the Park Lane was our last visit. All of the other places were nice in their own way, but the Park Lane was luxurious. Also, my husband lost his wallet at Heathrow right before we arrived in London, and NIgel, the concierge, was very helpful in calming our nerves, making phone calls to our bank/credit card companies, rental car company, etc. He made us feel so much better that it didn't really affect our trip at all! We had afternoon tea and loved it!! We will definitely stay at this hotel again!!
July 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by disgruntledvisitor below expectation
Agressive reception staff.
In 30 years of travelling for business I've never had a room that had a bath tap attachement instead of an actual shower.
Breakfast was cold and poorly cooked.
October 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by John1071 Outdated and musty- look elsewhere
I've stayed at the Park Lane Hotel several times- but this will be my last. The hotel is very dated- not in a charming British way, but in a musty, creaky, I think I'll keep my shoes on the whole time way. To say that this hotel is high mileage would be an understatement. The location is great and if you can get an upgraded room it's not horrible. But, I've been stuck in the musty hot closet sized rooms too many times now, and will definitely be looking elsewhere when I return to London. I mostly stayed here for the SPG points, but it's just not worth it anymore.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by giovanni1954 a taste of britain
When staying at the Piccadilly Park Lane, you will somehow experience the charme of imperial London, even if some parts of the hotel won't meet all your expectations. It is fun to see joggers cross the lobby and the tea room while going to the excercise room, with no direct access by elevator. If you arrive by taxi, nobody will be helping you with the luggage on Piccadilly Lane, since the entrance is on an opposite mostly unknown little street. Nevertheless, I like the hotel very much. Try to pay an upgrade to a suite, since some of the rooms lack refurbishment.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spencer68 Great location. Comfortable rooms and attentive staff
Great location. A short run in the morning took me by Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Big Ben, Eye of London, Piccadilly and Trafalgar square. Rooms were spacious even by American standards. Service was exceptional.
October 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by WSMS the more i stay, the less i like it...
I've stayed at this Hotel a few times and every time I noticed the quality and attitude of the staff deteriorating.
My most recent stay, the room wasn't available, which is understandable considering I arrive early in the morning. What is not acceptable us :
1) Room not available because cleaning staff doesn't start until 11. (Hard to believe but that's what the staff at the front desk said)
2) Can only give me hour of Internet while I wait 5+ hours.... Again, quoting staff
3) can't commit to call me on my cell when the room is ready... Again, staff.
I just simply think this is unacceptable and borderline rude.
You have 1 last chance to make it right Park Lane... Be there in early January and hopefully not my last stay.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KB111 The Park Lane Hotel is a most enjoyable place to visit and stay.
Everything about the Park Lane Hotel is good, great staff, great service, a nice place to spend time and a very convenient location.
October 19, 2014
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 2 out of 5 by AshleyfromNY123 Old hotel, needs updating
Althought his hotel is in a great location for a great price, the quality of the rooms are fair to poor. I am a Platinum SPG member and stay about 250 nights a year with Starwood. This is probably the lowest quality hotel I have stayed with, but in a very convenient location. The room I had smelled absolutely awful, and did not seem to be clean. The air conditioning unit worked pretty poorly as well on very hot days. If you are planning to be out sightseeing all day, the rooms are doable, but otherwise, try another hotel for more comfort.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YYZ2HKG Another excellent stay
I have stayed at the Park Lane on numerous occasions, and my experience has been uniformly excellent. In this case I had to check-in in early. Although my original room was available, I had the option of delaying until an upgraded room was available (Platinum Benefit). Because I had to attend meetings I had the time to wait, but I was impressed by the front desk staff's willingness to help me get organized before leaving for my appointments.
Generally, the level of service is high here, and, the rates are often better then other London Starwood properties.
December 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SmilerJSY Tired Cramped Noisy Rooms
Whilst the service and public rooms lived up to our expectations, we were very disappointed in the room (330) we were assigned. The bed was too soft so that we "rolled together", the free standing air con unit with a hose through the window meant that the curtains couldn't close properly meaning light filtered through, the walls were very thin so we could hear everything in the room next door (this wasn't just due to loud voices/TV, we could even hear their hair dryer), the door wasn't fitted properly so there was a large gap underneath meaning we could hear everything from the corridor, and the layout of the shower midway over the bath instead of the end, plus a grab rail right next to it, meant that you had to contort your body to get a decent shower without banging your elbows. A thoroughly disappointing experience.
September 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by EFR10 Last Visit Ever
Having stayed here at least 30 timews this is the end. The room I was given -was on the 8th floor facing a wall a few feet wvay and in terrible shape. The bathroom had not been renovated, no light .this may well be the worst room in the hotel and I was stunned to be be there. Staff eventually moved me to a room on the fourth floor that had a renovated bath but the tub was already peeling. There was an ineffective in room air conditioner that never cooled the room. To make matters worse there were three system caused fire alarms that resulted in waking me.
May 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by vogue london weekend
great location, helpful staff, very clean hotel
very good breakfast , and a great price
December 24, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Royston bad service from the start
After 12 hours flight plus 1.5 hours drive to the hotel, the worst thing any traveler want to receive is bad service from the hotel. It would be most unfortunate for any visitor (especially one who has just travelled thousand of miles) to feel unwelcome at the hotel.
The staff that I met was rude and unhelpful. It was not about me not getting the type of room that I wanted, but the way and manner that she responded to me. It was totally disgusting. She even inputed my name wrongly in the system, and that caused me a lot of troubles when I was trying to get on to the internet.
I have been a faithful supporter of the SPG hotels for a long time. This experience has changed my impression of the SPG hotels completely in a negative way.
April 6, 2014