The Park Lane Sheraton Hotel
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Lots of period features, including squeaky floor boards.
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Well worth the stay
Stayed at Park Lane Sheraton at end of July for an extra-long weekend.
Room rate was acceptable (145 GBP/night) for an executive room with a large bathroom and small sitting area w/ couch. Easy access to the Theatre District and walking distance to the main attractions. There is scaffolding on the facade, but otherwise everything else is in great condition. Had second thoughts once I saw the interior of the Four Seasons around the corner, but for 1/2 the price, the hotel was well worth it. Would definitely stay there again if the Four Seasons and the Lanesborough rates are too expensive!
I am amazed to read the many favorable reviews here. I stayed at the Park Lane Sheraton (which is NOT on Park Lane!) in July. I thought it was vastly overpriced. Only two floors (7 and 8?) have airconditioning.
My room was tiny (no seating area) with no view and poor ventilation.
The bathroom was decent and clean. It wasn't large, but it was about as large as the room. One of the two lifts was out of service for much of my visit. This must happen often, since they put a metal sign on the doors of the inoperable lift. Waits for a lift were endless. The lobby was steamy, to say the least.
Breakfast was nicely served and was tasty. Late night drinks in the bar area were well served.
I thought this was not worth a "special" weekend rate of 150 Pounds + 17% VAT.
In a word, I was very disappointed.
It's a great location next to Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Piccadily, etc. We're on our honeymoon for 3 nights/days. Proximity to the tube is just 2 blocks away, with access to Starbucks, Marks & Spencer (for affordable snacks & drinks), Shepherds Market. It was quite hot when we were there but our room has AC (8th flr. with an excellent view of the park). Their reception area and lobby does not AC, but i don't think it's ideal for to have English tea during the middle of summer. Rooms are spacious compared to other hotels that we checked.
Good stay at Park Lane
Stayed 4 nights in late May '03. Starwood extended the weekend rate (127 GBP including breakfast) for all nights. Excellent value! We loved the breakfast - kept us going all day! I'm a Platinum member so we had upgraded rooms with nice views of the Green Park, London Eye, etc.. 7th floor gets you above the treetops. Outstanding value in London.
Best Hotel Yet!
My husband and I went on our 3rd trip to London in May 2003. We both agree that this hotel was the best hotel that we have stayed at yet.
The staff were very friendly and eager to help. By English standards, the room was of a good size. The bathroom was great, with plenty of room to move around. We don't usually eat at the hotels so the high prices at the restaurant were not a big deal. The location could not be beat with easy access to two tube stations. Very quiet qwith comfy bed.
Would stay there again.
Great hotel, great location
I loved the Park Lane. I stayed there in March, 2003. The location cannot be beat. You can walk to Harrod's, Piccadilly, the theatre district, and the neighborhood is quite safe, which is particularly important if you're a female traveling alone. I got a great rate on this hotel through an AAvacations package deal. The room was large, the staff helpful, and the breakfasts (included in the package price) were really wonderful, with very attentive service. Quiet, understated elegance. I would gladly stay there again.
Great Location and quite respected hotel
We stayed here from Feb 11th to the 14th and then again from Feb 19th through the 20th. This hotel has some lovely public areas and is really well thought of by the English people. My feeling was that this is quite an address to have while in London. I loved being close to Picadilly. The hotel's rooms were fine. It is obvious that we Americans have higher standards of cleanliness and keeping things up to date. That aside, the rooms were very nice. I would recommend asking for a non smoking room as well as a good view and a high floor. We had none of the above and they weren't available at check in time. The staff at the hotel was very helpful and gracious. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here but wouldn't waste the money if it had been the current rack rates. We knew somebody who worked for the hotel chain and stayed at a highly discounted rate.
Great location, not cheap, not motel 6
Stayed here countless times. Not cheap, but convenient. Five minute walk south to Buckingham, 10-minute walk to Piccadilly Circus, 15-minute walk west to Oxford (shops, Harrod's not a problem from here). Behind (north of hotel) shop and eat (at the take aways like Piccalo Bar) in Shepherd Market. Internet cafe in Kinkos (10-minute walk through Shep's Mkt). Food in "Citrus" (hotel's main restaurant) - good value, good taste. Take breakfast at Pret or Starbuck's on Piccadilly - cont in the hotel 17 #'s. If you get a room overlooking Piccadilly, you'll see Big Ben, The Eye and Parliament. Have to sleep on the 7-th floor at least. Some rooms very small with old plumbing. Don't let them put you in a smoking floor unless you have that bad habit. Might need to squeak abit to get what you deserve. Go ahead, you paid for it. But squeak nicely, the staff does care and likes to help. They're pretty down to earth. Before you visit, check out Titanic (the movie). They filmed the ball room scenes at The PLH. Finally, Peter Sellers shot "Prisoner of Zenda (1979)" at the hotel. Rent the movie and stay at The PLH.
Staff Leaves A Lot To Be Desired
We stayed 4 nights in March '02. It was then a Sheraton - Marriott must have bought it since. I hope they fired the staff and hired all new, as the then French employees were officious and rude. It's hard to tip someone 30%, thank them, and have them sneer at you. This was par for the course. The food is very good, and was also very over priced, even for London. I used the Concierge to ship 2 cartons home. All my existing clothing arrived. All items new that I had purchased in London, were missing from the cartons. The rooms are so-so. The common areas of the hotel are beautiful, and the location is good, but that's about it. Every time we were at the front desk, another guest was complaining about the same kind of service we were getting.
What a wonderful hotel
The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London is SUPERB!!!!!!!
We won a trip to London, and this was the hotel we stayed at. What elegance, what great service, what a wonderful time. Located across the park form Buckingham Palace, it is also a short walk to many other fine things in London.
I can't wait to go back.
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