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 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 5 out of 5 by klt40 Excellent Platinum recognition/benefits
Excellent Platinum recognition with upgrade to 2-room suite! Full buffet breakfast for our family of 3 included. When our room wasn't ready, due to the previous person having a late checkout, we were given a temporary room to take a nap since we just came off a long flight from the states. Hospitality was very appreciated!
July 19, 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 Sweenem Short Business Stay
Short London stay for business disappointed with value I expected from such a grand hotel.
Room was probably one of the smallest rooms I have ever stayed in.You could barely get passed the entrance and bed with the luggage. Room and window so small that I needed lights during the day despite the blazing sunshine Bathroom dated and whilst clean looked grotty. Shower not what expected - no adjustable shower head, taps were scalding
No complientary tea/coffee in room. I understand these were available by calling down to guest services - however when I am just up and jumping in the shower don;t want someone calling to the room.
Disappointed wifi was additional extra and expensive.
Chose this hotel from a list of company used preferable hotels - but would probably choose another next time,
July 17, 2014
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 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 Frances55 Rooms need reonvating
I was given a very small room with a rather unsightly air con machine in one corner / a shower that worked sometimes, sockets that could not be used with my MAC adapter due to the skirting board and no tea making facilities in the room.
Luckily I was only there for one night and arrived late / left early.
The gentleman at check in was lovely. Wine in the bar was good.
July 16, 2014
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 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 4 out of 5 by jwfamily2013 Great location and staff
The hotel is nearby everything and easy transportation everywhere. Great staff and support.
July 12, 2014
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 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 BTW12 A Good Place to Stay in London
With two adults and a teenager it was difficult to find hotels in London at reasonable prices. We booked this without problem on points - only way to do this without spending ridiculous amount. Still had to pay 60 per night for the cot! Room was a decent size and was comfortable. Only complaint was with the Citrus restaurant where I ordered two drinks and was charged for "doubles" when I was not asked if I wanted double. Food was excellent however. Found the hotel location to be fantastic for London sightseeing.
July 9, 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 Chan2312 Very poor
The hotel does not befit one with the Sheraton name. The fittings were extremely old, dirty compared to other hotels of this standard and the in room facilities very poor. Two examples are kettles and minibars not provided in the rooms.
July 9, 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 2 out of 5 by FP23 Outdated
The hotel rooms and facilities are very much outdated. This hotel needs renovation especially the bathrooms.
July 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Serge627 Worst experience in 15years
I booked this hotel over 2 months ago due to its location and Starwood facilities.
My reservation explicitly says No Smoking (I have allergies/asthma) and you gave me a smoking room.
I would also not even call this a room but more a closet with no view!
I just don't understand why would I been given the worst possible room in this hotel when I booked it so far in advance!
Front desk was did not even care when I complained! Even when I asked for an upgrade as gold member.
In any case, please don't send email welcoming people to you property and saying you are ready for our arrival when you absolutely don't mean it.
This was the most horrible stay of my life!
July 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dan1 Good location, great suits, good value for money
I stayed at the Park Lane Sheraton hotel for 4 nights and as SPG platinum member was up graded to a suite overlooking the park. It was my first stay at this property and reading others review I was a bit concerned. At least the room I got ( a junior suite on 7th floor overlooking the park) was great, specious with a good size bath and shower and seems to be recently decorated to a decent standard. It is a beautiful landmark property with a lot of charm but the downside is that some parts of the hotel are aging. Nice breakfast ( which is free for SPG Platinum) and overall good service. Ofering variety of hot drinks ( espresso, caputicno etc) with no extra cost which is very generous and kind. Rates are very reasonable for the location and hotel standard .
July 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JM1234X Worth a free stay, but not a penny more
Location is great, rooms are clean, housekeeping staff very friendly, but the service at the front desk and the horrible internet connections make the free stay (with points) almost not worth it.
I was only in London about 20 waking hours, but I spent about 2-3 hrs just trying to get internet access, which in my case was needed.
As a SPG Gold member, I opted for the free internet access as my reward. I was able to get 1 device to work with the internet, well at least for 1 night. But I needed another device connected.
After calling the front desk, i was told to come down and get a new access code. After patiently waiting in line about 20-30 minutes. The person at the front desk gave me another code. I wanted to ensure my device connected before leaving but was asked (not politely) to move so she could assist others. I asked for just a minute to connect my device, but she insisted that I move.
Well needless to say, the code that I was given did not work. As I tried to get another code, I was told to move to the back of the line. Ok, there went another 30 minutes waiting in line. And yes, once again, I was given a bad code. This time, I refused to move until I got the device working. The glares from the staff we definitely not friendly. And while waiting, I saw them bumbling around as numerous others customers were having problems with their hotel keys no longer working.
To finish it off, the next morning none of my devices would connect to the internet.
At least my hotel key worked, so I guess I cant complain too much.
However, I do not wish to focus on the bad. I do wish to express thanks to the Marta, who did a wonderful job and was the only friendly person working at the front desk. Additionally, all of the non front desk staff were very friendly and professional.
Please excuse any typos, I have not finished my morning coffee yet.
July 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BLRBusinessTraveller Poor Condition; Poor Value
You can get far better quality in London & just as well located.
Room - very small; poor condition with carpets stained, furniture from 1960(?), chipped paint, badly fitting doors. I had one carry on bag and couldn't open it out on the suitcase stand as the room was too small.
Bed - comfortable and clean
Tea Tray - none in room, but can be requested for free (why not have this in the room like every other hotel?)
Bathroom - awful, like something out of a 1 star b&b. Cheap, chipped. Shower curtain couldnt be opened properly.
Breakfast - good choice buffet, very slow if you order something
Concierge - very helpful.
July 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SPGLIFETIMEGOLD Worst Starwood Hotel Experience
I have spend a total of 374 nights at Starwood hotels and your property in London was terrible.
The room had an incredibly noisey portable AC unit that made horrible rattling noise all night. I even checked out early wasting my "Free 5th night" just to get out of there.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sausage A Grant
Very Good location. Good service. A little bit tired decor. Easy access to transportation and sights. Not many choices for restaurants that are walkable distance though.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wilywilson Weekend visit
Friday night was fine, but Saturday night function was noisy, bass vibrations kept us awake until 12.45
June 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KDUN47 DISAPPOINTING
I stayed at the Sheraton Park Lane and booked their "RomaticPackage" expecting to see champagne and fruit upon arrival. I had to remind the check in staff I had the romance package. This did not occur and as we had to make a swift dash to the theatre we left shortly after check in. Our luggage had not arrived in the room after 20 minutes so we had to leave for the theatre without changing into our evening clothes.The manager kindly refunded the charge for the romance package. The room was comfortable and over looked the park. I have stayed in a few Sheraton hotels and never not had a kettle and tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Residents have to phone down to obtain these and so having come back late from the theatre did not know this. so no cup of tea in the morning. After our theatre trip we came back to the bar in the palm court for a drink and snack. we ordered a sandwich after 15 minutes of waiting and then when it arrived it had meat in it and my husband is vegetarian. my sandwich had no butter or dressing in it as ordered!
The staff seemed unhappy and not wanting to serve at 11pm at night.
It was the impression they gave off.
Have to say the bed was great and had a good nights sleep.
Went down for breakfast and ordered a medium poached egg and it came back hard !. The manager of the restaurant was talking when we arrived and there were 5 staff on duty but no one came over to seat us within 5 minutes. A young waiter came over and finally sat us down and only then did the manager come over and took over from him. I was not impressed with the breakfast. Choice is good but quality of cooking and service was poor. Cooking a poached egg is a basic and if you cant get that right the rating is incorrect.
Having been disappointed with the food quality in both the sandwiches and breakfast we decided to cut our losses and cancel our afternoon tea in the palm court and go to Harrods and do it our self at home.
Sadly disappointing when I had looked forward to a romantic rest when I had only positive impressions of Sheraton previously.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linden176 This hotel is ideal for Central London
This Hotel is in the Heart of London and offers excellent accommodation and comfort
June 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MS589 Historic hotel badly in need of refurbishment
We were severely disappointed with the size and condition of the room we were given at The Park Lane. Let me preface this review by saying we prefer to stay at historic properties which may have endured a bit of "faded grandeur", as we feel it only adds to the experience of staying in a property with real history. We travel regularly to Europe, so are accustomed to the smaller size of hotel rooms, but the room we were given was clearly a single, with a queen size bed added. The bed was pushed up against the wall on the left hand side, forcing the second occupant to crawl in from the bottom. The left side of the bed lacked any type of reading light or bedside table. The room was so small as to force one of us to retreat to the bed when the ironing board was deployed. We had 4 pieces of luggage with us, including 3 which were carry on size, and still found it difficult to maneuver around the room. The carpet was worn and discolored. The bathroom was a total disaster, with cracked and stained tile throughout. The area behind the toilet was simply disgusting. The bathtub was discolored, with missing and cracked tiles on the baseboard of the tub. Had we intended to stay longer than 18 hours, I would have requested another room, but because this was such a short stay, we chose not to make a fuss. I will offer these points of praise: the mattress was comfortable, the concierge most helpful, and the staff seemed eager to help us. Having been loyal Starwood members for years, and having previously been a travel consultant, I expect a certain standard at hotels bearing the Starwood brand. For such a renowned and historic hotel, it is a shame that it has been allowed to fall in to such disrepair.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hope1958 Amazing location.....
You simply cannot beat this hotel for location, a must for anyone wishing to visit Buckingham Palace which is just minutes away. Friendly courteous staff and on site Italian Restaurant very good. Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court Restaurant was outstanding, along with resident harpist made the afternoon complete.
June 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CLC2013 Puts SPG to disgrace
As an SPG member I have never been so disappointed with a hotel. The staffs customer service was below average, rude and did not care about the customer or being an SPG member. They had no knowledge of events in London at the time. The food was average and so was the wait staff. The staff in Citrus were rude and took forever to acknowledge customers. It was like they had to finish there duties first before serving a customer. The reception staff were arrogant excepts one gentlemen. Embarrassing that I had a friend who works in tourism checking out the hotel to and would not recommend this for Famils either. The name Park Lane should be removed to Budget Lane.
June 25, 2014