Hotel in Detail:The Dorchester Hotel London has a well earned reputation as a leading 5 star hotel with a staff to guest ratio of 3:1.
All rooms are air conditioned, as are all public areas, and no two rooms are decorated to the same design or scheme, but they all have a 'Georgian Country House' style. Views are either out over Hyde Park on the opposite side of Park Lane or out over the hotels landscaped terraces.
Bedroom amenities include individually controlled air-conditioning, butler service, large flat screen TV, High speed internet access, internet radio, modem point, on demand movies and music, multi line direct dial telephone with voicemail and dual voltage power points.
Bathrooms in all rooms and suites are fitted with Italian marble with etched glass and chrome fittings. Most also bathrooms also enjoy natural daylight and are among the deepest baths in London.
Superior twin and double bedrooms look out over the hotel gardens and many have walk-in showers.
Deluxe twin and double bedrooms are larger with views of either Mayfair or Hyde Park and again many have walk-in showers.
Executive rooms have the same views as the deluxe rooms but are larger still. They all have walk-in showers and generous working space.
There are 53 suites, each one individual and featuring in-suite check-in. Original wooden panelling, use of highest quality fabrics, assorted pictures and accessories plus wonderful antiques make for an extravagant stay.
Stanhope suites have views over Mayfair with a separate bedroom a study-come-sitting room.
Belgravia suites overlook Hyde Park and many have a balcony with French windows.
Mayfair suite have views over Mayfair. hey feature a large sitting room and two bathrooms.
Park suites have views of Hyde Park and are suited to extended stays. Each has a balcony with French windows and separate sitting room and dining room.
Dorchester suites are each located in a corner of the hotel giving the suites their distinctively square shaped rooms. These suites are suited to guests who wish to entertain.
Room service is 24 hours. Room options include non-smoking rooms and rooms
Dinning: The Grill Room: Dedicated to the best of British cooking. Finest ingredients from around the British Isles along with an extensive wine list. Open: 7:00 till 10.30 am (weekends 8:00 am - 11:00 am), noon till 14.30 (weekends till 15.00), 18.30 till 23.00 (Saturday from 18.30).
The Promenade: Furbished by Thierry Despont. This where you can enjoy taking Tea at the Dorchester, with a pianist playing in the afternoons. The Promenade is the focus of The Dorchester, its glorious pillared sweep makes an ideal place from which to sink into a deep, soft sofa and watch the world go by or sip your drink at the Promenade bar, style in a crescent shape surrounded by leather chairs. Open all day ever day till 01.00. Tea served 14.30 and 16.45.
The Dorchester Bar: Chic and stylish. Here is where you will find he late Liberace's glass and rhinestone baby grand piano. A fine serpentine shaped Bar, velvet seating and with a lunchtime a La Carte menu of Italian specialities and wines. In the evening the Bar is an intimate jazz venue, where strong cocktails mixed by the Dorchester's Bar staff are the tradition. Open noon till 01.00 (till midnight Saturdays).
China Tang at The Dorchester (replaces the former Oriental restaurant): Created by David Tang. Best of Chinese cuisine. You can also just stay for drinks in this stunning looking setting. Open 11.00 till 15.30 (weekends till 16.00), 17.30 till midnight.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester: Michelin 3 star restaurant. Serving a French menu with a new approach to fine dining. With a modern and refined interpretation to the dishes and seasonal ingredients sourced largely from French and British suppliers. Signature dishes include Seasonal vegetables cooked in a "cocotte" Fillet of Angus beef and seared foie gras Rossini, "sacristan" potatoes, "PErigueux sauce" or the decadent Baba like in "Monte-Carlo". Here the decor is elegant and modern with light oak panelling and leather in shades of tan and cream and the ambience is light and vibrant. Off the wall design elements include lacquer walls studded with green silk buttons.
The Spatisserie: Exclusive to The Dorchester Spa is an intimate space for light lunches and afternoon tea. Enjoy the likes of bite size cakes, biscuits and pastries, savoury nibbles, and Champagne and Spa cocktails.
All public areas of the Dorchester Hotel London are fully air-conditioned.
The Dorchester Hotel facilities include The Spa, a fully featured Gym (range of cardio and resistance equipment including free weights) with separate sauna, steam and whirlpool bath areas for ladies and gentlemen. Large range of beauty treatments. The Spa also features a Charles Worthington unisex hairdressers.
You will also find onsite a barbershop (also manicures, pedicures), florist, gift shop, shopping gallery, concierge and a theatre desk.
The Dorchester hotel offers a complimentary shoe cleaning service and same day service for pressing, laundry and dry-cleaning available for garments received by 1pm.
For the business traveller or those wishing to hold events at the hotel there is a large choice of meeting and conference rooms that accommodate anywhere from 5 to 500 guests.
Additionally the hotel offers The Boardroom Business Centre for your secretarial and administrative needs. Services provided include mobile phone rental, print, copy, fax and computer/laptop hire with office applications and internet access.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.9 miles (1.4 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km).
First opened on the 18th April 1931 the London Dorchester Hotel enjoys a superb location Park Lane in Mayfair opposite Hyde Park.
The hotel was the work of Sir Malcolm McAlpine and Sir Frances Towle who gave it the name of the grand house (Grosvenor House) that stood on the same spot before being demolished to make way for the hotel.
The hotel is almost in the centre of Park Lane some 450 yards from Hyde Park Corner. Park Lane is always busy being one of the major through roads in central London and is where most of the London tour buses park up and have stops along with many inter-city coaches. Interestingly Park Lane is one of a handful of central London roads that doesn't require payment of the congestion charge. However any road off of park Lane will still trigger the charge. Its part of the north-south through route down to Vauxhall Bridge. Mayfair of course is just about the most prestigious address in London where only the truly wealthy can afford to live. The area is a blend of high quality shopping at places such as Bond Street (jewellery and designer fashion), private residences and offices. Less than half a mile to the North is Marble Arch and Oxford Street . Europe's busiest and most densely shopping area Oxford Street is a must see for the London visitor. A similar distance to the south west is Knightsbridge, an upmarket shopping area and perhaps best known as the location of Harrods department store . Piccadilly runs from Hyde Park Corner all the way down to Piccadilly Circus which to all intents and purposes marks the centre of London. Just on the other side of Piccadilly is Green park which forms part of the grounds to Buckingham Place (0.6 miles) (home to the British Monarchy).
Other local attractions include Apsley House (0.2 miles), Wellington Arch (0.3 miles), Speakers Corner (0.4 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.5 miles), St James's Palace (0.7 miles) and the Wallace Collection (0.7 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 248
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 2157 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.5 out of 5 from 309 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 101 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 1848 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £60 per day.
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 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Dorchester Hotel London and not too far away (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Hilton Hotel London Park Lane, where prices begin from around £325 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Hilton Hotel London Park Lane also offers: a spa.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel. 0.4 miles from here (0.6 km), has been rated at 81% by past guests and has rates from around £276 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star 45 Park Lane Hotel seems like a possible option. The 45 Park Lane Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. The 45 Park Lane Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (53 Park Lane, W1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 35 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 14 four star hotels (average rating 80%) and 1 three star hotel (rated 40%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 star), the Connaught Hotel (5 star), the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 star), The Beaumont London (5 star) and the Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star) (all 5 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £328 per night. Rates range from £79 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 64%) with top rates of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 99%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £401, Four Star average: £160 and Three Star average: £110.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Dorchester Hotel London 10th (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 9th (joint) for the 35 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 48th of 50 (33rd of 35 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 37th of 38 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Halkin Hotel was top).
Parking: very limited onsite. Nearby public pay car parks.