Rated 1 out of 5 by FFGeek13 Better Maintenance Needed
This hotel has the markings of a hotel that used to be really great, but has fallen into disrepair and is riding on location alone now, especially given the rates. The facilities are outdated, and staff somewhat standoffish. Definitely not going out of their way to help you on your stay. Standing out the most are the maintenance aspects, chipped paint, non-functioning international outlets in rooms, cracks in the tiles in bathroom, etc.
May 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TP12 This hotel needs a serious upgrade
How do you treat a group that books 9 months in advance, booked upgraded studio suites with multiple requests for upper floors facing Green Park, spends over $19,000 (US) while staying 28 room nights...you give them some of the crummiest rooms in the hotel...literally. All but one room faced the back alley, 3 of the 6 rooms were the 'elevator rooms' (room 128, 228 and 428) sharing the elevator wall. Totally disappointing won't return...
October 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by mverseve Reluctant attitude at Frontdesk & Bar
Front Desk was not willing to respect reservation made for a Classic room - King bed nor were they willing to offer alternatives while hotel not being full.
Ended up in tiny room with small Queen bed.
Various basic elements in room were missing (Iron/Hairdryer)
Bar staff was not willing to adapt the bar bill to respect the SPG Gold privilege/discount. Front desk had to do so during Check Out - but not without a series of comments.
July 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by tTANK1 Tryed to give me an inferior room
I booked this room well in advance on points. My husband and I were to have a special night in London When we were checking in the attendant said there were no upgrades available, and I said that was fine as long as we got what I booked.. We were given a very smal room with a double bed when I had booked a King size. I called down to remark this was not what I booked, and we were changed to the appropriate room. I got the impression they were trying to get one over on us. I also met another group of Americans thet they had done the same thing to but they did not get their rooms changed. SPG needs to look into this as I see it as a very serious offence, ie the customer is only given what they booked if they have the nerve to complain. I was very unhappy with them, as we have been with SPG a long time and I do not believe this is how it is or should be run.
October 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Manju Tired hotel but good service
Good service as you would expect, but the rooms are dated. They have no Air-con built in, but to fix that they have standalone units which are vented to the window which means the secondary glazing doesn't close!! That means that summer is fixed, winter is broken!! What do we get more of? the need for air-con in summer or the need for secondary glazing to keep the heat in and the noise out for the other 11 months of the year!!
December 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hacksaw2375 Good Hotel, still needs some upgrades
The free standing air conditioner in the room was inadequate to cool the room. It was cooler outside than in the room and we opened the windows to cool the room but this made the room more noisy.
The water in the bathroom needs improvement,a temperature regulated fixture is really needed to prevent scalding, we had to be very careful to set the cold water on full and turn on the hot water just enough to make it comfortable.
September 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robin18 Antiquated bathroom and heating/aircon
The bathroom was very tired. Fittings were ancient and clunky. Bath plug hole (?) was rusty. Using the mixer tap resulted in scalding hot or freezing cold shower. Bathroom door would not stay shut on it's own. Towel rail was on full blast and could not be turned off, making the room uncomfortably hot. The "aircon" was an old stand alone feature. Too noisy to use.
Would I pay £200+ to stay here ? No way.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HELNIC very nice hotel
An old but very nice hotel! We stayed here for 3 nights. Ask for a room with AC, our room didn´t have that but after complaining they arranged a fan instead, worked just fine!
If you only coming for shopping at Oxford street the htl might be a little far away (20 min walk) but ut it´s only 15 min walk to Harrods and 5-10 min to Buckingham Palace.
I strongly recommend having dinner or afternoon tea at the hotel lounge!!
April 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gordon Convenient But Tired
The property is very tired and in need of a major remodeling. While a bargain for using SPG points, rooms and common area facilities are extremely old and not very clean. Service is very inconsistent, with some staff offering outstanding service and others best suited for another profession. The GM was very responsive to a complaint but is nevertheless tasked with guiding a badly damaged ship into port for repairs.
September 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KL2012 Needs Improvement
Second stay in 6 months because it is the corporate hotel. Front desk staff could do with more smile and warm. Both time was told it is fully booked so did not get upgrades. Room is clean nice but lack temperature control, sinks was rusty and I do not understand why there are no toothbrushes in the toilets? The hallway creaks when you walk and it is not nice when you return late as you do not want to disturb others.
June 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by zin1009 Horrible experience
The Park Line is no longer a good place for business trips. Too noisy when events are organized downstairs as this old venue is absolutely not soundproof and that happened twice during the week I spent there.
While being a regular and what I thought was a good customer of the Sheraton Park Lane, I am not happy with the new positioning of the hotel, and will avoid going there after this terrible experience.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave621 American Traveller
Overall, we found the hotel to be quite nice. It is in an excellent area and the staff is excellent in all respects. Our room was quite large and had all of the amenities which we needed.
There were a few drawbacks. The bathrooms are quite antiquated with only one small sink and no counter space. The shower had good water pressure but the overall space is very tight and at times I felt like an acrobat while trying to shower. We also had hoped for a better view than the building next store.
Finally, and this one bugged us because it's so easily correctable, the only way to get ice was by calling room service. This is quite petty for a major hotel chain. The heavy daily charge to use the internet seems like gouging, especially when smaller, less expensive hotels provide it as a free service.
The plusses outweighed the minuses, however, so we would probably stay here again.
September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by London2013 Excellent stay and excellent service!
I had a wonderful stay at the Park Lane Hotel, which was a surprise for my wife.
The room was great, and very spacious, and the staff were very very helpful in assisting with my efforts for surprise - From the waiters in the bar, the concierge, and restaurant gave me fantastic treatment, and made sure we were looked after!
What a great stay, and I am certainly in the good books with the wife!
Thanks very much!
February 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by muirview park lane stay room 341
as a platinum member with 28 stays this year at starwood properties I would rate this hotel at the bottom of my list. I was upgraded to an executive room. The room though large was sparsely decorated lacked amenities ie drinking glasses etc furnishing were basic ikea type no temperature control other than opening window. I feel this hotel does not live up to the standards I expect from sheraton
November 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KDM1966 Dated and inattentive
My room was very dated in décor, had an old TV and even tea and coffee had to be ordered - don't see many hotels that don't provide this in the room. In the bathroom the toilet had a wooden seat and that just seems wrong to me for a hotel. The staff were very slow and at times inattentive. I spent 15 minutes waiting for someone to come and see me and take an order. For the price I paid I expected a lot better.
May 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by GN2013 Significantly below my expectations
After a 10-hour flight, I was hoping to go to my hotel, sleep and recover energies. Unfortunately, my room was not ready, so needed to wait for more than 2 hours. Then, the room was VERY small and had an odd smell. The faucets at the bath didn't work and the shower was broken. Finally, the hotel staff didn't seem to care. I will never go back to this hotel and would never recommend it to my family and friends.
April 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by alex56 welcome in the hotel was very poor
I was immidiately feeling un-corfortable - I have been asked to paid in advance for all my stayng. Never happen before.
I have been promised to get a room upgrade as soon as was avalilable: no upgrade >no answer
I was charged of the breakfast while I was told that was for free for two of us. I had to make escalation to get it..
I was really un happy and it wasone of the few stay I am doing with my family :-(
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WendyS A London Experience
Beautiful architecture from London buildings at their best.
The staff are some of the friendliest of any hotel (a feature of Sheraton Hotels around the world in my experience).
After a hard day in Bond Street we were ready for bed to watch The Voice at 7pm and ordered room service. Second to none! Beautifully served and we giggled like children and will go to bed early next time just for the same experience.
April 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by spg123 This hotel needs renovation
Staff was very nice and helpful and provided me with everything I asked for, although they did not ask me how my stay was (since I had a few improvement comments)
Bathrooms are very very old as well as old fashioned, paint has disappeared in some places and is bladdering in others, mirror with black spots, flush was not working
The rest of the hotel is also old ( pattern on the carpet has become invisible)
June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by chooch Heart of London
This hotel was right in the heart of London. We were able to walk to many parks, restaurants, even Buckingham Palace. The concierge was a great help in guiding us to things we needed and wanted. The view from our room was lacking, we overlooked a roof top, and faced another building. The room had kind of an old world charm about it, which was nice because it did NOT feel like a cookie cutter hotel room.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie24 A Unique English Hotel
The PLH is the consumate English hotel situated in Mayfair/Picadilly and walking distance to great restaurants and museums. Though the facilities of the hotel are limited vis a vis swimming pool or oversized rooms, the location adjacent to Green Park and Buckingham Palace and the flavour of the hotel trumps any deficiencies. It is a fun and unique hotel with attentive and professional staff. Thank you
January 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rich987 Disappointing service
Air conditioner (or something) was leaking in our room. Carpet was soaked. Came back to room with company and blower/dryer was running full blast to dry the room. Room was unusable most of the day - no explanation, no apology, no notice of when room would be available. I spoke with front desk and they seemed unconcerned. Very odd service. Only offered compensation was to remove a $10 Internet charge.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by James104 Disappointing
Rooms are of decent size and the staff somewhat helpful. But the hotel failed to deliver the morning newspaper I had ordered, the prices for breakfast are obscenely high, and the charges for internet use are extravagant. There are also essentially no meaningful or useful benefits for SPG members. With the exception of a couple of airport hotels I shall not be staying at Sheraton hotels in the future.
December 13, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by srtomas Stay in room 326, Oct 20 through 22
Room was small, and close to elevators and noisy service area-when we asked to be moved we were told they would get in touch with us next day-never heard a thing despite asking several addiitonal times. A/C switch didn't work, faucet and shower leaked and room was very tired.
We have three rooms reserved in June 2013 for a family trip, but are probably going to try smewhere else based on this visit.
October 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2183698370928310 This hotel has 30-40 year old furniture and bathroom facilities
Carpet, furniture, bathroom facilities are from the 70ties, windows do not isolate - you can hear the air conditions and party noise from surrounding buildings all night, air is totally sticky but window opening is not an option due to above mentioned noice. Rooms are tiny, also walls to neighboring rooms are not isolated, so you can enjoy the cough of your neighbors with them.
December 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ATL787 Don't waste extra points on a Park View Executive room
I used points for a 3 night stay, and used extra points to book a Park View Executive room for the stay, instead of getting stuck with a back alley view classic room at the standard rate. We arrive a bit ealier than check-in time, the rude French receptionist tells us to come back in an hour or so and it would be ready. We come back 2 hours later and wait another 20 minutes for a room that we get switched to. Both original an new rooms were facing the back alley of the hotel. Completel opposite of what I booked and used extra points for. Completely unsatisfied with this, the rude French lady couldn't care less, and said it was an Executive room and Park View is not garuanteed. She did switch us to an apropriate park view room for the 2nd and 3rd night, but only after myuch protest. Would not recommend this property. Old, and there are plenty of other hotels closer to the action in London.
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eddier October 2013
This was our second stay at the Park Lane. The property is quite nice and we love the ambience.
I would avoid room 821 if you one of those who needs quiet at night. It is adjacent the service elevators and the mechanical noise from the elevators was quite loud sometimes.
Love the neighborhood, particularly the Mayfair area a block over from the hotel. Wonderful, small restaurants and shops.
October 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MKBUK This is not how to do service recovery
I have always rated this hotel highly for the staff and the fact they always give me a nice upgrade to a park-view room. However the fixtures and fittings are tired and desperately in need of renovation.
After my last stay, I noted the ineffective AC, the poor tv/radio offering and the too-weak wifi signal. In response, a front-office manager promised I would be "looked after" on the next stay. This was that stay.
Unfortunately, the hotel decided, wrongly, that getting a strong wifi signal was my top priority, so they gave away my pre-assigned park-view room and put me in a room on the back of the hotel. It's a pity they didn't ask me before making that switch. And the problems remain with the AC and tv/radio.
The promised tea/coffee tray was not present and had to be requested. The bottled water that is free for SPG members did not appear at all.
I certainly did not feel "looked after" as this was my least enjoyable stay here.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jeff54321 No doubt owners are happy about their profits
... At the cost of service and maintenance to customers. Every morning and evening we couldn't get anyone to answer the phone and lines were long in the lobby. Room cleaning was shoddy. Rooms are badly in need of refurbishment. Our shower leaked, bathroom floor chipped, carpets worn.
The worst was when checking out the desk person was yelling at a guest who was very politely, but clearly in a
July 3, 2012
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