Rated 4 out of 5 by bridgwater Very Nice property hotel for London
Very friendly staff and helpful , especially the concierge
Cannot beat the location being at the heart of London
Clean comfortable rooms with good room service
The afternoon tea was very enjoyable
I enjoyed my stay for 8 days and definitely will return again
April 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dave987654321 Wifi
Please sort out the wifi and phone signal coverage.
The wifi drops out all the time making it extremely difficult to do business. It's been like this during past stays also.
It's 2014, guests expect reliable internet in every room at a 5 star hotel
May 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Leoni Generally good
I was upgraded and had a big room which was well appointed except for the bathroom. This looked in desperate need of rennovation - it was old, looked a little grubby and the shower was very out dated.
Also, the room-service breakfast card was not collected
December 3, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Londoncalling Not Sheraton Standard
This property is not well maintained and the staff is not very well trained. Starwood Platinum membership does not seem to be considered for the simplest requests on the reservation such as a non smoking room. This is a two star hotel at most.
June 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Quintin Avoid this older hotel
Walls need paint, room size tiny, no place to stow your stuff and the bathroom is so small the soap hardly fits on the counter. The bathtub is so narrow it was uncomfortable on the feet. There is nothing wrong with old hotels but this was clearly not good.
May 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by bjarkka the room 114
room was scruffy.the cupboard light did not go off even when i closed the door.the ac did not work the temperature nobb went round and round.the shaving oultlet in the bathroom did not work.
the noise from the compressors in the back yard was highg.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jazzj Good but hot!
The hotel is very impressive and in a prime locaton. The room was well appointed but celarly thay have problems with the heating which could not be controlled by the stand-alone air conditioner. Room decor was a little dated byt overall a good experience.
November 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scottedina Great Location And Nice Rooms
I have stay at this hotel 5 times over the past 10 years and they have always had an upgrade for me!! That is great!!!!
The Rooms are very nice, they must have remodel in past few years, also the concierges do a great job.
The only problem I had on my last visit, I wast traveling with my family and wanted to do their "Tea Service" unfortunately is was booked out and there was no space for hotel guests unless they would have requested weeks advance, I spoke to one of the upper managers about the fact that they should hold some space for their hotels guest or email something to guests suggesting they make reservations so they many enjoy this service. The manager was very arrogant and said" our tea service is very famous and is in the top 10 in London, it's highly demand" If showed no interest in my concerns, I told him I was going call SPG back in the United States.
I ran into this manager the next day and he said he tried to call our room to invite us to "tea" Strange there was no message left on the rooms phone or concierges decks.
June 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Clickyman007 Disappointing
I have stayed in many hotels in London, sadly, this one fell short of expectations.
No kettle or coffee making facilities.
Air con unit didn't work
Decor in the room was awful
Money has been spent in lounge and dining areas, not in the rooms.
February 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Matt35 Run-down hotel with good location
The hotel really didn't meet my expectation and it isn't worth Sheraton brand.
- hepful staff (for platinum guests at least)
- central location
- nice, art deco interior (but old run-down furniture in certain rooms)
- wifi connection is really bad inrooms overlooking to green park
- rooms overlooking to the inner yard (more percisly overlooking to the roof of the lobby) has no central a/c, only standalone machines with pipes going thru the windows
- in rooms on the 8th, one can hear the central a/c on the top of bulinding non-stop, the a/c vent in the room is in front of the bed (the air comes into your face directly), whenever you or your neighbor open the tap or flush the toilet there is a very loud noise coming from the pipes for a minute long. Imagine what if your neighbor comes home during the night and goes out to the bathroom when you are asleep.
- airco issues inthe lobby and restaurant. I was actually sweating one morning as the a/c didn't work at all and no windows were open
- everything is very old in the hotel and it really needs a full renovation
July 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jimmyl Very Dated rooms that are well overdue an upgrade
I booked for a King Bed room, but the first room I was assigned had two single beds bolted together, which does not make a king bed as there will always be a gap between them no matter what mattress protector you put on top.
The adjoining bathroom was antiquated to say the least. A stand in bath shower with the shower fittings in the middle of the bath (no room to move with shower curtain on your back) and fittings unable to hold the shower head up when water coming through.
The room smelt old and the carpet and furniture backed that up, just way too old and dated. With a portable AC unit with the hose out of the window that was too noisy to leave on overnight and was did not cool down the room sufficiently .
I then "upgraded" to an Executive Room the only difference being a walk-in shower and proper king bed. Furniture and fittings were exactly the same.
I frequently stay in this area of London, and can safely say I will not return to The Park Lane Hotel until I know a serious upgrade has happened. The value for money is just not there.
April 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GregBJ OK hotel but not what I expected
The hotel was OK, the trouble was, it was only OK not what I expected form a Mayfair Hotel. The staff were polite and helpful when asked for something. The room was basic and slightly tired, in need of decoration and upgrading. Location was superb.
March 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ambasador12 Park Lane
As a Platinum, I was upgraded to a 2nd floor suite. The room was fine for me; however, someone else may have been put off by a musty odor - possibly a carpet cleaning gone bad. The bathroom window did not seal resulting in that room having a chill
February 28, 2013
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 1 out of 5 by HBIII Serious need to move to 21st Century!
OMG, separate faucets for hot & cold water?!!!
Rubber Plugs for sink and tub?! Augghhh! I'm all for charm, but this is dysfunctional. Public areas are very nice, but rest needs serious update...esp. bathrooms and floors (squeaky, lousy carpet.).
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jps71 great experience
I came here for my girlfriends birthday. The staff did an excellent job helping me make a special weekend for her - from the upgraded suite, to the amenities in the room. Loved our stay.
Wanted to say a special thank you to the entire staff.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gimax connecting rooms
everything perfect except that I didn'y have the requested connecting rooms; oh yes, I know that you never grant this option, but since I hv booked so many months ago and being the hotel quite big I am convinced you could have met my request
November 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by kaz1 poor
THe room was VERY basic, 2star standard, very noisy, machinery inches from window kept us awake, ballroom had disco until 1am, double glazed bathroom window had no glass (room 131) cold taps had trickle of water, toiletries cheap and nasty.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bobwood Still a great place to be.
Quaint and in many ways a hotel in need of a bit of love....but I would still recommend for location, service and food. Staff are on the whole friendly and attentive, 'Citrus' is an excellent restaurant and the location is second to none.
October 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Felicity Great features, dissapointing bedroom
Rooms too small not even could fit additional bed; had to pay extra for connecting rooms. No noise from outside (great!), however VERY noisy from inside; on Saturday, room next door was being cleaned around 8am, you could hear everything.
April 16, 2013
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 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 5 out of 5 by Vipul Superb service, excellent location
Congratulations on having a great team!
Ana provided a superb experience when I was checking in. Great job and many thanks for a memorable experience!
Only request: please allow the TV's to connect to HDMI as this is common these days.
May 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Robertoabcd Disgusting Experience
I am a platinum member of the SPG programme, the reception was dreadful I haven't been recognised as a member by an incompetent receptionist and I had the same treatment when I asked to talk to the manager. I was left 40 minutes waiting for my suite to be ready (with two small children) without being offered any alternative arrangement in the meantime.
At departure we went down for breakfast at 0630 and I asked the front desk to get my luggage down from the room, at 0700 when we were ready for departure the luggage wasn't down yet and when I asked te front desk the reply was "I am waiting for the concierge to get back to me". Finally after ten more minutes I got my suitcases brought down, while we were all ready to be driven to the airport. I have never met such a quantity of unprofessional employees at a Starwood hotel, it seems to me that the Park Lane is like a training ground for people coming from elsewhere, thus lowering the standards dramatically. I would favour the chance to talk to the hotel GM to express my disappointment with the service.
April 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Apple95 Wonderful hospitality.
This hotel offers warm hospitality.
Though, the facility needs tone updated. The water temperature in the shower for actuate so quickly from ice cold to extremely hot. Still the location is superb, ans staff member is kindly attentive.
February 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by pa61 The room was not up to Sheraton Standards
The service and the staff were great. However, the air conditioner in the room was under sized and therefore the room never cooled properly. Also, the room was not of the quality or cleanliness that I would expect from Sheraton Hotels.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ragzadi Terrible
The staff & Room service is terrific. Absolutely zero SPG recognition and the rooms allocated to us are always terrible old squeaky and not fresh at all. I'm an SPG Platinum and that's what you get at this hotel. It's simply pathetic!
June 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Energy38 Great location, friendly staff but overall not a 5* by a long way.
Firstly, great location, the staff were super friendly and very helpful across all areas of the hotel, the Italian restaurant was OK.
On arrival I was upgraded to a suite which I was very grateful for (thank you) given the condition of the classic rooms. I had originally booked a classic room and my colleague was staying in a classic room (not an SPG member).
The classic rooms are not only dated but really worn and uncomfortable, the room quality is more of a 2* hotel. The separate air conditioning system, very noisy and understand broke down half way through the night.
The suite was larger and more comfortable however still very dated and carpets stained and worn etc…
The entrance hall and lounge area are very elaborate, sadly no reflection of the guest rooms unfortunately.
Possibly the most un 5* standard hotel I've ever stayed in. The hotel is in rather desperate need of a refurb.
Such a pity Sheraton have such a huge gap in quality standards across their chain.
I would not encourage anyone to use their points on a stay here, there are other Starwood hotels in London of better quality.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2VeryContentSwedes Gorgeous building, great location and superb staff
Exceptional hotel in the centre of London, that has little extra special touch.
Scrumptious breakfast in a beautiful old dining room to start your day off in style and a great night's sleep in very comfortable, super king size beds.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kb002 Amazing location & great hotel
This location of this hotel is phenomenal, right adjacent to the park and very short walk to Buckhingham palace, nearby excellent shopping etc... Very charming hotel with great breakfasts and stylish lobby/tea room/restaraunt area
July 14, 2013