Hotel in Detail:The Lancaster Gate Hotel is a modern hotel and part of a white Georgian Terrace block within Lancaster Gate itself.
Bedrooms are decorated in a light decor with light wood furniture. Amenities include en-suite facilities, laptop sized safe, Direct Dial Telephone, Voice Mail, Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen Television, minibar, Radio, individual climate control, digital radio, Tea & Coffee Facilities, trouser Press, ironing facilities and Hairdryer.
There are a range of room configurations which include rooms with upgraded business amenities (dedicated executive floor, robe and slippers), junior suites and family rooms.
Extensive room service is available 24/7. Newspapers delivered to room on request.
Onsite the Lancaster Gate Hotel features the Serpentine restaurant serving a European a la carte menu with a broad range of dishes such as fresh salads, fish, pizzas, pasta and grills. There are also buffet styled themed nights. Options for different dietary requirements. Hot and cold breakfast buffet.
'The Serpentine Bar' offers a relaxing atmosphere for an evening drink or two where a large screen TV shows news and sports events. Bar also serves snacks (Soups, Mexican Nachos, Chicken Salads, Club Sandwiches, Burgers, Fish & Chips).
The Lancaster Gate Hotel has meeting facilities for up to 20 guests boardroom style with air conditioning and WiFi. The 2 meeting rooms provide the latest A/V equipment and business services such as fax and copies.
Wireless internet connection is available throughout the hotel. The hotel has an internet kiosk and offers secretarial services. Reception open 24 hours and provides safety deposit boxes.
Other services include luggage storage and currency exchange.
Strictly no-smoking in public areas and bedrooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Queensway 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.4 miles (7.1 km). This hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km).
The Lancaster Gate Hotel London is located just off from the Bayswater Road in an area very popular with tourist class hotels. This area is slightly North West of central London. Less than half a mile from Paddington Main Line Station which hosts the direct train service to Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Express). Less than 100 yards from Hyde Park, one of the capitals most popular open spaces with boating on the Serpentine Lake (Weather permitting), Horse Riding and Gallery. Walking Distance From Queensway with its shopping, bars, Whitley's shopping Mall, Ice Rink and Swimming pool. Under a mile from Oxford Street, a must visit shopping area and one of the busiest in the country. Other nearby attractions Kensington Place (0.6 miles), Kensington High Street (0.7 miles), Natural History and Science museums (1.1 miles), Madame Tussauds (1.4 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.9 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 188
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.8 out of 5 by 6028 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4 out of 5 from 3425 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 536 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 2603 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 76% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 608th from 865 London hotels, and 197th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 3 star Grand Royale London Hyde Park, whose lowest rates start at about £92 and which has a 78% guest satisfaction rating. The Grand Royale London Hyde Park also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Byron Hotel. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), has scored 73% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £95.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 4 Star Park Grand Lancaster Gate could be a good choice. The Park Grand Lancaster Gate is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 87%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (66-71 Lancaster Gate, W2 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 2 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 69%) and 8 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Top 3 star hotel is The Crescent Hyde Park at 88%. Top rated of the local hotels is Royal Lancaster London (5 star) at 94%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide.
For the nearest 50 hotels in the area we have base rate data on all of them. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £100 per night. Rates range from £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 70%) and the highest rates top out at £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £204, Four Star average: £146, Three Star average: £65 and Two Star average: £44.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Lancaster Gate Hotel 25th of the 50 local hotels and 5th for the 20 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 28th of 51 (16th (joint) of 20 three star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 30th of 46 for sheer bang for buck (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
Past Hotel Names: Park Inn Hyde Park (2010), Gresham Hyde Park Hotel (2005), Hyde Park Ryan Hotel, Charles Dickens Hotel
History:July 2010: Sold by the Gresham Hotel Group to private investors for £35 million pounds.
In 2008 the gym was shut to make way for a new meeting room.