Hotel in Detail:The Le Meridien Piccadilly is a five star luxury hotel that first opened all the way back in May 1908 (as the Piccadilly Hotel) and is situated right in the heart of London's West End. An ideal location for both business and leisure guests. The Hotel offers 266 luxurious guestrooms on nine floors. The interior is a mix of Edwardian features and contemporary design. Inside you will find marble floors and dark ash furniture. The decor includes original artwork.
Classic bedrooms have a traditional English style while the Deluxe bedrooms have an elegant Edwardian style. Deluxe rooms have a sitting area and are 25 square metres in size.
Club rooms offer something of a contrast being contemporary in style with a chic feel. They come with marble bathrooms and complimentary internet access along with several other amenities only found in the club rooms. They also provide access to the club lounge where a continental breakfast is served. The lounge also provides WiFi, workstations and serves drinks and canapé in the evenings.
Top of the range rooms are the Junior suites with its modern style and separate living room. 40 square metres with marble bathrooms.
Amenities in most of the Le Meridien Piccadilly hotel rooms include en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, air conditioning, bathrobe and slippers, toiletries, direct dial telephone with voicemail, hairdryer, minibar, wired high speed internet access, coffee and tea maker, safe, iron and ironing board, trouser press, CD Player/Radio, television with cable channels and pay movies, fax machine which can be used as a printer. Several of the bedrooms enjoy wonderfully scenic views out over the city.
Room service is available 24 hours. Room configurations include singles, doubles, twins, executive and deluxe rooms. All rooms are no-smoking. Evening turndown service.
The Terrace Grill and bar features a glass atrium. Here you will find a contemporary edge and French flair balanced with infusions of light. A classic fine dining venue and AA rosette holder. The restaurant features natural sunlight captured in the shadows of the stone pillars. Afternoon tea is accompanied by live piano music. Also incorporates the Bar at Le Meridien Piccadilly. Menu uses locally sourced fresh ingredients. The bar boasts one of the largest selections of Gin to be found in London. A speciality here are in-house eclairs adding to the Parisian feel.
Longitude 0°8' bar:Cocktail bar located on the lower ground floor. The mood changes as the day progresses with changing music, lighting and service. The hotel takes great pride in its specialty Illy coffee and the unique Godiva artisan chocolates, which are accompanied by exotic signature cocktails and a tapas selection. In the Oak Room Lounge a traditional English afternoon tea can be enjoyed while on weekends light meals are also served.
The facilities and service at the Le Meridien Piccadilly are dedicated to meeting customer needs. Consequently many innovative enhancements have been introduced to redefine the high standards of five star hospitality.
Conference and banqueting suites are well suited for either business use or for family celebrations.
There are 9 meeting rooms which can host up to 250 guests and offer state-of-the-art support facilities.
The hotel also offers the Piccadilly Health Club on the lower ground floor. Measuring some 40,000 square feet and finished in marble it offers a peaceful retreat. There's also with a swimming pool, squash courts, dance studio and multi gym with cardio equipment and free weights, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Additionally a range of rooms offer many beauty treatments.
The hotel has an atmosphere of quiet luxury and comfort, providing quick, efficient and unobtrusive service.
As you would expect the front reception is staffed 24 hours a day and concierge service's are also offered 24 hours. Other hotel services include luggage storage, currency exchange and laundry. Wireless internet access can be picked up both in the lobby area and the dedicated business centre of the le Meriden Piccadilly Hotel. (charges apply).
No smoking throughout the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus 228 yards (208 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.9 miles (9.5 km). You know you are looking a truly central London hotel when there are 4 tube stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km). There is no grey area to the location of the Le Meridien Piccadilly, its slap bang in the very heart of central London, amongst the vibrant and bustling shopping and nightlife areas that are the main destination for visitors to London. The hotel is just yards from Piccadilly Circus which is a gyratory system at the southern end of Regent Street and famous for its neon advertising signs and a statue of Eros which is a favourite photo opportunity among tourists. It is also home to the Trocadero Centre and Ripleys Believe it or not Museum. Its part of the Theatre district and there are more bars, nightclubs and restaurants in this part of London than you could ever actually visit. Transport links are fantastic with this being a central hub for taxis, buses and even the controversial London pedicabs. There are 5 tube stations within half a mile including Piccadilly Circus which is almost on your doorstep. You are literally walking distance from some of the best known London attractions such as Leicester Square 492 yards, (449 metres) St James's Palace 0.35 miles (0.6 km), National Gallery 0.35 miles (0.6 km), Trafalgar Square 0.37 miles (0.6 km), Buckingham Palace 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and Cleopatras Needle 0.7 miles (1.1 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 266 / 9 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 72% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Meridien Hotels across the chain average 74% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Meridien hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 703rd from 866 London hotels, 1st of 1 Meridien Hotels, and 131st of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Cafe Royal Hotel London, where rates start from £396 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating. The Cafe Royal Hotel London also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Sanctum Soho Hotel. 0.1 miles from the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel (0.2 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 81% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £203 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Haymarket Hotel ticks many of the right boxes. The Haymarket Hotel is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Haymarket Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (21 Piccadilly, W1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 26 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 4 three star hotels (average rating 87%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Overall the best rated hotel are Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and the Connaught Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 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. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £224 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) while the highest base rates are £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £295, Four Star average: £160, Three Star average: £116 and Two Star average: £18.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel 49th of the 50 local hotels and 26th (last) for the 26 five star hotels in the area. 29th of 50 (5th of 26 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 47th of 47 when judging value for money (SoHostel was top).
History:Guests and staff had to evacuate the hotel after a small basement fire 27th march 2017.
Sold to American investor "Host Hotels and Resorts" for £64 million pounds in July 2010.