Rated 3 out of 5 by Beachwoman Heathrow Conference
Staying at the Sheraton was very convenient because I attended a two day conference there. When I found out that those who drove in each day had got struck in traffic, then had to pay to park at the hotel, I was especially pleased I had stayed
This is contemporary hotel with reasonable facilities except you only get 1 hour free WiFi in the lobby and they charge too much for extra services. The courtyard provided a place to take breaks and was large enough to get away from the smokers.
The staff were fine but I did not get extra milk and coffee when I said there was no need to change the towels.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob38 Just a short stay but very good
We were in transit. We arrived at 7pm and had to leave at 4am the next day. The checking in was easy, the shuttle both ways to the airport was on time and easy, the room was very comfortable.
September 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Boomer79 I Always Expect Something Different
I've stayed at this hotel a countless number of times on my way from Prague back to the USA. Each time I stay there, I always swear it will be the last time. But, the great rates (for London, anyway) bring me back. The staff is always very nice, although they seem to have a high turnover, as I rarely recognize anyone there from a previous visit. That aside, they are usually very friendly. They always recognize my SPG status and upgrade me to the club level. Once or twice I was upgraded to a junior suite.
They have done quite a bit of remodeling to the Link area as well as the bar and the restaurant. I've eaten at the restaurant and bar a couple times. It was good. Nothing outstanding, but you really wouldn't expect fine dining at an airport hotel anyway.
My main issue with the property is the condition of the rooms and the common areas. The lounge is less than impressive, but the breakfast is OK. Evening snacks are less inspiring. The carpets throughout the hotel are stained, wrinkled, and the hallways generally have a pretty bad smell. The rooms are mostly the same. Old carpets, dingy furniture, and horrible insulation and air conditioning. While the noise from outside is kept out with no problem... it's the noise from adjacent rooms and the hallways that always wake me up. The doors to the rooms are very thin and there's usually a 1-2 inch gap between the floor at the door. I thought "mind the gap" is supposed to be for the tube, not my hotel room.
I have read that they will soon refurbish all the rooms. Once that happens, I'll write another review but until then, this pretty much describes every stay I've had here over the past 7 years. To whomever reads these reviews, please take the following into account for your remodeling plans.
1) The A/C units are always a disaster and the air that comes out of them usually gives me a sore throat.
2) Someone needs to invest in a water softener for the property. The water there is so hard, you can't shower without itching afterwards.
3) Put some fabric softener in the wash. The towels and sheets are always so scratchy from the hard water, it's like fine sand paper.
4) Speaking of sandpaper... upgrade the toilet paper!
5) New doors so that you don't hear every single noise out in the hallway.
6) New carpets
7) Update the lounge and make it more comfortable and increase the offerings there.
So there you have it. If you want a convenient location to Heathrow, that's in the SPG family, at a cheap rate... Well, then you're stuck here. Hopefully the remodel will bring some much need improvements!
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LTKeyWest Average room
We mistakenly arrived at the wrong Sheraton Heathrow Hotel - there are 2. I really wish we could have stayed at the other one.
This was an average airport hotel, with average room and average amenities. Our room smelled like smoke, so I called the desk to ask for another room. They assured me that it was a smoke free room, but we chose to upgrade to the Starwood Preferred room. This room was better, at 37 pounds more per night. Same type room, but no smoky smell. With this room we got the Starwood Lounge, which was freezing. SO COLD, most people were getting their food and drinks and standing outside in the hallway.
There was no breakfast included, and there was a fee for the shuttle to the airport terminal. Very interesting that this fee was 1 pound/ person less if you purchased a transfer from the desk. Although I had been to the desk several times, this was never told to me. No big deal, but common curtesy.
Just another airport hotel.
September 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by trinx Below expectations....
Wanted £42 for a camp bed despite booking the room for 2 adults and 1 child!
2 towels for 3 guests! No childrens meals available at the bar!
£13.50 to use the "on-site" parking is despicable! won't stay here again!
September 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by pinpetch 2nd stay in 2 months
I stayed here again in September prior to my flight. They got my reservation wrong. When I went down to reception to clarify it with my confirmation, he questioned what rate did I pay. It is irreverent what rate I paid. I booked a club room with club access. This I found it rather rude of him.
The restaurant a la carte menu was very disappointing and with not much choice. The buffet was not all inspiring.
Again for the room, it is tacky and need redecorating badly.
Club lounge was dingy and warm. The drinks offer during hor d'oeuvre hour was uninspiring so was the food. All on offer was wine a beer.
Overall the worst hotel I stayed in with regards to club facilities.
The only plus was the free internet, The hotel managers does not care either. I complained to the duty manager, who happened to be the security manager and I did not get a very positive reply.
September 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JeanF Good Airport Hotel
Stayed one night stopover for airport. Comfortable rooms and friendly helpful staff. Had an evening meal in restaurant which was average. Car parking facilities very good.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieJW Good location
The Sheraton is in a good location, and is across the street from a garage/McDonalds, should you be inclined.
The room is spacious, clean and comfortable.
The staff, friendly and helpful.
We paid £10 for overnight parking which was part of the package we had booked through a third party.
September 8, 2014