Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Marylebone 246 yards (224 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.8 miles (6.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.5 miles (7.2 km). Fantastic location for the tube system with no less than 5 The Dorset Square Hotel is a Regency Townhouse hotel located on the Northern edge of central London. The location is by the junction with Gloucester Place and yards from Marylebone Road. Marylebone Road is the A40 dual carriageway and a main route into and out of London giving access out to Heathrow Airport and our west to places like Oxford. Dorset Square itself was the original location of Lord's cricket ground before it moved in 1814 to its current location in St Johns Wood.
Just a short walk from Regents Park, a very popular and large open space which is also home to London Zoo and an outdoor theatre. There are great transport links with both Marylebone Station and Baker Street tube within walking distance. To the north of this location is the upmarket residential area of St. Johns Wood while to the South sees the start of the tourist areas with Baker Street leading down to Oxford Street. There is a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the Dorset Square hotel. Other nearby attractions include Sherlock Holmes Museum (0.1 mile), Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium (0.2 miles), Southwold summer theatre (0.2 miles), St Marylebone Parish Church/cabbages and frocks market (0.2 miles), Wallace Collection (0.3 miles) and Lords Cricket Ground (0.6 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The hotel embodies the Kit Kemp signature style of bold colours and textures, bespoke and one-off pieces as well as original art collected from around the world. The Dorset Square Hotel offers an elegant and traditional English atmosphere in a Regency townhouse. This is highlighted by its traditional English interior design, rooms and antiques. The hotel offers concierge services and has a 24 hour front desk.
All the bedrooms are totally individual in their design and many have views onto the leafy private garden square which was originally the site of Thomas Lord's first cricket ground (now known as Lords and located in St Johns Wood). The bedrooms have a fresh contemporary English style. Guests will find facilities such as WiFi, iPod docking station, safe, fully stocked minibar, DVD/CD player, Flat Screen TV, Tivoli radio, twin telephone lines with voicemail and a personal safe.
Beds are King and Queen size (twins available) with Frette bed linen.
The bathrooms are luxurious and finished in marble and come with Miller Harris bath products.
24 hour rooms service.
Dining Options:Drawing Room: On the ground floor is the sumptuous drawing room with its high ceilings, fireplace, honesty bar and views overlooking the leafy garden square opposite. It is perfect for relaxing and for afternoon tea. Serves light refreshments and aperitifs all day.
The Potting Shed: A La Carte restaurant. The Potting Shed is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with morning coffee, afternoon tea and cocktails. It serves English brasserie style cuisine using locally sourced and seasonal produce. Extensive wine and cocktail list.
The Dorset square Hotel is fully air-conditioned and offers its guests an extensive DVD library.
The hotel also has air-conditioned meeting facilities. The Thomas Lord Room makes use of natural daylight, can host up to 10 guests, and offers state-of-the-art facilities such as a large plasma TV and high tech A/V equipment.
Bedroom Numbers: 38 / 4 floors
Check-in: 13.30 (1.30 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Firmdale chain your choices nearby include:
Charlotte Street Hotel: is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 92% and rates start from about £259.
Soho Hotel (The): is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 99% and base rates begin at about £294.
Ham Yard Hotel: 1.4 miles (2.2 km), rated at 92% and with rates from around £360.
Covent Garden Hotel: 1.5 miles (2.5 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £312.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Firmdale Hotels across the chain average 94% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Firmdale hotels.
Below average for a Firmdale hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 231st from 866 London hotels, 8th of 8 Firmdale Hotels, and 88th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 4 star Durrants Hotel, where rates start from £155 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Z Hotel Gloucester Place. 0.3 miles away (0.5 km), has been rated at 88% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £70.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Montcalm London Marble Arch seems like a possible option. The Montcalm London Marble Arch is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The Montcalm London Marble Arch has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (39-40 Dorset Square Hotel, NW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.8 miles (1.2 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 8 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 73%), 3 two star hotels (average rating 68%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 4 star hotel is Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza Hotel at 92%. Overall the best rated hotel 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.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £140 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at St George Hotel (3 Star, 61%) and the St George Hotel/Hostel (1 Star, 62%) and the Shakespeare Hotel (2 Star, 65%) while the highest base rates are £446 at The Beaumont London (5 Star, 99%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £279, Four Star average: £142, Three Star average: £71, Two Star average: £62 and One Star average: £49.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Dorset Square Hotel 5th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 2nd (joint) for the 24 four star hotels in the area. 41st of 49 (22nd of 24 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 11th of 47 when judging value for money (Montcalm London Marble Arch was top).
Comment: Bought by Firmdale Hotels in 1985 and the Dorset Square Hotel was their original brand launch hotel. Sold by Firmdale in 2003 and then purchased by them once again in 2011 after the hotel went into administration. Closed during 2011/2012 for major refurbishment.
Daily Telegraph Newspaper 2015: Top 10 boutique hotels in London
Winner of the Conde Nast Johansens UK and Ireland best London hotel award 2006.