Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.9 miles (11.1 km). An amazing 4 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is located by the foot of Westminster Bridge, just on its south side. The bridge gives quick access to the north side of the river, Westminster and Parliament Square which is home to the Houses of Parliament. Opposite the hotel sits one of the UK's most popular attractions, The London Eye, which is at the east end of the South Bank. Next to the London Eye is the Old County Hall which was once the seat of government for London when it was home to the GLC (Greater London Council). Today its home to 2 hotels and the attraction of the London Aquarium. All along the South Bank are many places of interest such as the Museum of Moving Image, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre. This location is convenient for the City of London, the financial area of the capital, which is access by either Blackfriars, Southwark or London Bridges. The hotel makes an ideal base for exploring central London with excellent local transport links. Westminster Bridge Road is a busy through road connecting the major mainline station of Waterloo with north London.
Hotel in Detail:One of the largest hotels within London the modern Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel was newly opened on 4th February 2010. The interiors feature three 14 storey atrium voids.
Bedrooms are all contemporary in style. They come with 37" flat screen cable television, bedside lighting, work desk, hairdryer, ironing facilities, free wireless internet access, minibar and dual fridge, coffee/tea facilities and in-room laptop size safe. Bathrooms have a separate shower and bath. Accessible rooms have a shower only.
Superior Rooms: approx 27sq m. Face the internal atrium with some natural daylight from the main atrium but no direct external views.
Studio Rooms: approx 36 sq m. External facing overlooking Addington Street and Westminster Bridge Road. Upgrades to Floors 8-12 are available (views of South London) and upgrades to Iconic views of Big Ben or London Eye available are also available. These rooms come with the standard amenities plus Floor-to-ceiling windows and Bathrobes and slippers.
Studios and Penthouses come with a kitchenette along with extras such as luxury bathrobes and slippers, upgraded bathroom amenities and complimentary morning newspapers. They are all external facing.
Suites come with Dining table, Elemis bathroom amenities, Kitchenette facilities including microwave and cutlery, Living area, Pull-out sofa bed and Nespresso machine.
Suites and Penthouses with terraces on Floors 13 and 15.
All rooms at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge are non-smoking. 24 hour room service.
Upgrade your stay to gain access to the Atrium Executive Lounge. Fee payable at hotel for upgrade. The lounge serves Hot and Cold Buffet Breakfast 6:30 till 10:30, Pastries noon till 15.00, afternoon tea 15.00 till `7.00, Alcoholic drinks and canapés 180.00 till 20.00. Other benefits include complimentary wireless internet access, views of Big Ben and houses of Parliament and a small meeting room.
Dining Options:Fine dining restaurant overlooking the River Thames and the Houses of parliament
Brasserie Joel: Signature Brasserie restaurant and Sushi bar with a relaxed atmosphere in modern surroundings. Uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients, to create classic brasserie dishes.
Serves breakfast, Lunch (not weekends) and dinner.
Ichi Sushi & Sashimi Bar: Intimate Japanese sushi restaurant with a cool and contemporary style and a choice of seating at the sushi bar, watching the skilled sushi chefs or at tables throughout the restaurant. Awarded 5 stars by View London 2010.
Open for lunch and dinner.
1WB Lounge & Patisserie: Lounge bar serving all day snacks along with a full range of drinks, beers and cocktails. The lounge has an all-day tapas menu and serves contemporary afternoon teas from 15.00 till 18.00 every day. Pastries and chocolates are available at the pastry counter.
Espressamente illy coffee shop: Found on the ground floor is this authentic Italian Cafe. Fine coffees and teas are served. Guests can choose to sit inside or outside.
Open: 18.30 till 20.00.
Primo Bar: Serves a range of cocktails cerated by the inhouse team of mixologists using the freshest ingredients. Live music every night .
Open 18.00 till late.
Extensive conference/meeting facilities with 35 high tech equipped rooms covering 2,700sqm floor space and of which 11 are boardrooms. The column-free Westminster Ballroom can handle 1,400 guests Theatre Style or 1,000 for Dinner.
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge has a dedicated business centre. 24 hour reception and concierge services.
Onsite is Mandara Spa and Fitness Centre with a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, beauty treatment rooms, gym and a spa. The spa offers Elemis treatments including Stone Therapy, Facials, Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Treatment, Replenishing Manicure, Spa Pedicure, Waxing, eyebrow shaping and tinting and Tanning. The gymnasium has a selection of cardio machines, resistance machines, stretching area and Power PlateTM machine.
Bedroom Numbers: 1021 / 15 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Park Plaza chain your closest choices would be:
Park Plaza County Hall: is 44 yards (40 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 86% and rates start from about £135.
Riverbank Park Plaza: is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £118.
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 85% and with rates from around £151.
Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza Hotel: 2.2 miles (3.5 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £135.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 113% by past guests. The London average is 90% and the average for 4 star hotels is 91%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Park Plaza Hotels across the chain average 87% so this hotel is one of the better rated Park Plaza hotels.
A massive 22% above the average for 4 star hotels, 23% for Greater London and 26% above the average for the Park Plaza chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 42nd from 846 London hotels, 3rd of 5 Park Plaza Hotels, and 11th of 321 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.4 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 4 star Novotel Waterloo, with base rates beginning from £125 and which has a 133% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Grange Rochester Hotel. 0.9 miles from here (1.5 km), has scored 86% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £87.
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 2 Star Ibis Budget London Whitechapel may well be of interest to you being 2.5 miles (4.1 km) from the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 89%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. They include 17 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 4 star hotel is Amba Charing Cross at 95%. Of these local hotels the highest rated is 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 star) at 97%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £167 per night. They range from a low of £63 at Travelodge Waterloo (3 Star, 76%) and the Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (3 Star, 87%) to a high of £396 at Savoy Hotel London (5 Star, 92%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £252, Four Star average: £141, Three Star average: £107 and Two Star average: £81.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 22nd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 6th (joint) for the 17 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 34th of 50 (16th of 17 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 31st of 47 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Hilton Bankside was top).
Even though this hotel is below the London average rating for 4 star hotels it still rates above average for similar hotels in the local area.