Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Baker Street 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Marylebone 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.6 miles (5.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.7 miles (7.6 km). This hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London is situated on Baker Street. A street name made famous across the world by the detective from the novels of the same name. Indeed the Sherlock Holmes museum is just 400 yards to north along Baker Street. This location just about marks the start of central London on its Northern side and Baker street boasts a multitude of bars, shops and cafes, including the Barracuda casino. The bottom end of Baker Street joins Oxford Street, and this marks the start of the heart of London and what is known as the west end. Oxford Street is one of Europe's busiest shopping street with a huge range of shops from small boutiques to large superstores. Just behind the hotel and on its eastern side is the area known as Marylebone. Mostly a residential area centred on its bustling High Street it has a contrasting feel (more communal) to the more central areas of London. Half a mile to the north is Regents Park. A large open space which includes an open air theatre and London Zoo. Its only slightly further (0.6 miles) to Hyde Park where you will find horse riding and boating among the many things to do and see there. Other nearby places of interest include Platform 5 at Baker Street Station (the oldest part of the London tube system) (0.1 miles), Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium (0.2 miles), Elvisly yours and Beatles mania stores (0.2 miles), Wallace Collection (0.3 miles) and Wigmore Hall (classical music venue) (0.4 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel offers the best of design led, contemporary decor and state of the art technology. Steeped in history the hotel is made up from 2 houses dating back to the 1700's (Regency period).
Each bedroom is fully air-conditioned with en-suite facilities. The bathrooms feature frosted glass sliding doors which help to make the best use of space. In each room is high speed internet access (WiFi), data port (for modem connection), dual line telephone, welcome tray, desk area, ironing facilities, satellite television, minibar, hairdryer and laptop sized safe.
There are a range of room options covering Superior, Executive, Executive Studio and Loft Suites.
Executive Rooms have upgraded bathroom amenities, larger bed and added extras.
Loft Suites (50 sq mts) are split level with separate bedroom and lounge with sofa. Amenities include a CD player and guest bathroom. The main bathroom has a roll top deep bath tub and double walk-in shower.
Room service available 24 hours which includes meals from the A La Carte menu along with hot and cold snacks.
Dining Options:Sherlock's Grill Restaurant: A contemporary and modern style restaurant, surrounded by floor to ceiling glass walls with many design led features, open plan concept featuring a mesquite wood burning oven as the main method of cooking alongside the charcoal grill and wok. Modern European cuisine focusing on top grade seasonal ingredients and organic foods.
Sherlock's Bar: Stylish, bright, modern bar. Ideal for a quick drink or a long leisurely chat watching the world go by on Baker Street. Sherlock's Bar will serve light snack sized finger food and tapas, salads, sandwiches and snacks to accompany the wide selection of beverages and speciality vodkas. Also serves coffee. Alfresco dining with tables on Baker Street weather permitting.
The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel has 7 flexible meeting rooms for 5 to 50 people that come with multiple phone lines, high speed internet access and A/V equipment. The On-site Health and Leisure centre is located on the lower ground floor. Facilities include a gymnasium (open 24 hrs), sauna and steam room. There is also a Feng Shui Style beauty treatment room offering facials, massage, manicure/pedicure and more.
Open from 07:00 till 23:00.
Hotel offers concierge and porterage and has baggage storage facilities. Currency exchange serve and guest laundry faculties.
Bedroom Numbers: 119 / 4 floor
Check-in (express option): 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out (express option): 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Park Plaza chain nearby from this brand are:
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel: is 2.0 miles (3.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 83% and rates start from about £135.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge: is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £151.
Park Plaza County Hall: 2.2 miles (3.6 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £144.
Park Plaza Waterloo: 2.4 miles (3.9 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £119.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Park Plaza Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Park Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 450th from 866 London hotels, 7th of 7 Park Plaza Hotels, and 208th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Durrants Hotel, with base rates beginning from £155 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Z Hotel Gloucester Place. 0.2 miles from here (0.3 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 88% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £70.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may be one too look at. The Arch Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (108 Baker Street, W1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.8 miles (1.2 km) radius. The 50 consist of 12 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 75%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 61%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 4 star hotels are Montagu Place Hotel and the Dorset Square Hotel (both 90%). Of these hotels the highest rated is The Beaumont London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on 49 of them. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £172 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at St George Hotel (3 Star, 61%) and the St George Hotel/Hostel (1 Star, 62%) to a high of £739 at Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £334, Four Star average: £142, Three Star average: £70, Two Star average: £67 and One Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza Hotel 20th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 9th (joint) for the 25 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 23rd of 49 (11th of 25 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 23rd of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (The Arch Hotel was top).
Below the London average but above the local average for 4 star hotels.