Rated 1 out of 5 by 06902 Avoid this hotel!
This hotel has not seen any renovation in who knows how long. The room was small and cramped - you could even open the bathroom door without hitting the bed. The nightstand kept you from pulling out the desk chair. The elevator didn't work for entire time i was there.
July 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by betsy1957 gone down since last time.
The quality of tea and breakfast buffet was extremely disappointing. The hotel is in a nice location, which is why we stayed there again. (This trip had been our second to the hotel) Compared to our previous trip however this visit wasn't nearly as good as the last.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aussiewolves Wonderful luxury at an affordable price.
The Park Lane is a wonderful hotel that has kept many of its old world charms. The rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and all the modern amenities. The hotel staff are friendly and courteous. The beauty of this stay is the old world experiences on offer.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mpol Great London Location
This is a great location. In the middle of everything. There are some very nice rooms and some very dated rooms. Hard to know what to expect. As a Plat I have been upgraded to some nice rooms. The staff is pleasant and stays out of your way. A good value in London.
March 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gemini69 Upgrade
Prior to staying at the hotel I requested an upgrade as I currently have 10 suite nights, however I could not get an upgrade (probably as the Olympics were on). However, when I arrived at the hotel I was given an upgrade to a Suite which was a really nice surprise.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana246 Park Lane wonderful stay
Enjoyed our stay at the Park Lane. Front Desk upon arrival was extremely welcoming. Very concerned that our stay be wonderful. Concierge was very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Location is terrific. Rooms may be small but I would definitely stay there again.
July 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Op4leisure Pleasant experience
Initially concerned with the negative comments made by some previous residents, I was pleasantly satisfied with my stay in this hotel and the use of the Citrus restaurant. I especially found all the staff I encountered very professional and obliging to my needs.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSJ27 Great Hotel and Location
We stayed at the hotel five nights on vacation with our seven year old. The hotel was great with clean, upgraded rooms and wonderful food. The staff was very helpful with directions and suggestions for eating. The location is outstanding for a holiday in London.
December 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Miro36 Below all Expectations
Below all Expectations . Bath grubby, doors dirty. Sliding wardrobe doors tired and old fashioned. In all honesty I am shocked how this could ever be classed as 5 star. Possibly may have been a 5 star in the 1940's which is when it was probably decorated last. !
February 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Not what I expected for the price and location
First let me say that I am a big fan of Starwood Hotels and my family stays at them almost exclusively when we travel. Unfortunately this stay did not meet our expectations.
Our experience started when we arrived at the hotel from the tube station - we entered from Piccadilly street (which is the hotel address) and there was not anyone around to help us, after dragging our luggage down some stairs, through a restaurant and back up some stairs we were told that we did not come in the correct entrance.
The front desk staff was nice enough, but not as friendly as I am used to when checking in as a gold SPG member.
The positives: the room was quite large for a London hotel and the bed was comfortable.
The negatives: the view was of an alley way which was disappointing. The temperature in the room was very hard to control. The bathroom is very dated! There was no drain cover in the sink, just an open hole. The shower was terrible, it was handheld and you could hook it onto a place on the wall. The water pressure was great though.
April 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Terrapin Great location
Found the staff to be friendly and very helpful. The location was great, walking distance or short Tube ride to all our destinations. Room was very comfortable. Although the bathrooms and fixtures worked well enough they could use updating. Would stay again.
September 28, 2012
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 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 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by MichaelM2010 Good Location bad experience and
Good location bad service and run down rooms July 31, 2014 new
I have to say that I have been somewhat disappointed with this hotel. I love the location, the great room, the breakfast room and the some aspects of the "victorian" image of the hotel. In Particular Mr Newton, a server during breakfast was wonderful and I commend him for a job well done. I am a lifetime Platinum and its always nice to get that as a perk.
I do like the Victorian aspect of the hotel but in the end things have to work especially when you are paying the rates that I paid for my 5 day stay.
Most outlets don't work - They had to send me a transformer to charge my electronics
No Water in the room - I am a lifetime platinum guest and should have water
Minibar was never re-stocked
Carpets are very old and musty
Bathroom is extremely dated and in need of updating while keeping the old look
I was also rather surprised that when I reported a couple of problems to the front desk that nobody called me back to apologize or offer an explanation. This is the very essence of poor customer service.
from a rating of 1-10 I would give my stay here a 3. That just ain't good!
Hopefully this will help you address some much needed customer service issues.
Certainly not worth the money......
August 1, 2014
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 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 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 Jimmy187 No Air conditioning
Air conditioning not working
July 28, 2014
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 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