Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Marble Arch 140 yards (128 metres), Railway Station: London Marylebone 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.6 miles (5.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5 miles (8 km). The Leonard hotel London is situated by Portman Square, close to Oxford Street, a busy gyratory system for the areas one traffic flows. Portman Square is the southern end of one of London's better roads, Baker Street. This is of course is famously associated with the Sherlock Holmes novels and films and indeed the Sherlock Holmes Museum is on Baker Street, just over half a mile from the hotel. The hotel location is in the north west corner of what can be considered central London. Just under 300 yards from Marble Arch which is the start of Hyde Park and Oxford Street and home on Sundays to Speakers Corner. Hyde Park is a wonderful park with lots of activities and much to see along with plenty of places to stop for a snack. Oxford Street is one of those must-do itinerary items for any London visit. Its has one of the highest densities of shops of any place in Europe with and endless range of shops, large and small and many aimed specifically at the London tourist. Just the other side of Oxford Street is Mayfair, the most expensive street on a monopoly board and actually one of the most sought after areas for residences and offices in the country. Only the very wealthy can afford to live there and its home to the exclusive shopping street of Bond Street. If your looking for the finest in jewellery or designer labels then Bond Street is the place to be. 300 yards north of the hotel is the major dual carriageway of the Marylebone Road which is part of the A40. This takes traffic into and out of west London and links up with the M25 motorway and out to the West of England and places such as Oxford.
Local places of interest include the Wallace Collection (0.2 miles), Wigmore Hall (for classical music)(0.4 miles), Madame Tussauds (0.5 miles), Regents Park (0.6 miles) and the Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.7 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Leonard Hotel is a boutique style hotel made up from four 18th century townhouses and feels much like a private club. The hotel offers its guests an intimate touch of luxury in a warm and cosy atmosphere with real fireplaces in both the lounge and the reception area. The hotel is on Seymour Street which is a relatively quite side street within a busy and bustling area.
Bedrooms are decorated with a combination of traditional English furniture, both contemporary and Antique, elegant fabrics and distinctive objets d'art and have a marble en-suite bathroom (with hairdryer, power shower, bathrobe, slippers. Penhaligon toiletries). Some bedrooms have an original fireplace.
Facilities in all rooms include air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone with voicemail, satellite flat screen TV, music centre, ironing facilities, safe, video-player, hi-fi system, private safe, wired and wireless internet access, dedicated-line fax/modem and mini-bar. Beds have Frette Linen.
Single rooms: Size: 10 sq mtrs / 108.6 sq ft
Classic Double: Size: 19 sq mtrs / 205 sq ft
Deluxe Room: 30 sq mtrs / 270 sq ft
One Bedroom Suite: Can accommodate up to 3 people (with sofa bed). 37 sq mtrs / 398 sq ft
One Bedroom Grand Suite: Double height ceilings with ornate cornice. 75 sq mtrs / 807 sq ft
Premium rooms on 1st floor have floor to ceiling windows. Ground floor bedrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Room service is 24 hours. Turndown service each evening. Maid service during the day. Lift for floor access (not 5th floor).
Dining Options:Seymours Restaurant at The Leonard Hotel: Traditionally English style with open half fireplaces. The walls are covered with works of art. Classic British menu with dishes such as Fish & Chips, Steak Diane, Bangers & Mash, Chicken Supreme and fillet of beef. Breakfast served daily, English or Continental.
Traditional Afternoon Tea (Champagne option) served daily, 15.00 till 18.00. Choice of quality teas, homemade sandwiches, traditional home made scones with fresh cream and preserves, selection of fresh pastries.
Other Leonard hotel features include an exercise room on the 5th floor and a meeting room for up to 15 delegates.
In the Leonard hotel lobby is a PC workstation while WiFi can picked up throughout the hotel. Hotel can provide currency exchange. Overnight shoe shine. Hotel has a doorman.
One unexpected feature is the lovely roof top garden.
Parking: Not onsite. Nearby NCP pay car park. (2 minutes)
Bedroom Numbers: 48 (21 suites) / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 529th from 866 London hotels, and 240th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, where rates start from £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star The Arch Hotel stands out in that regard, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (15 Seymour Street, W1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. Consisting of 17 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 70%). Top 4 star hotel is Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza Hotel at 96%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated are The Arch Hotel (5 star), The Beaumont London (5 star), the Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair (5 star) and the Connaught Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates.
Of the 50 local hotels we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £227 per night. Starting from £35 at Linden House Hotel (2 Star, 70%) with top rates of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £422, Four Star average: £154, Three Star average: £70 and Two Star average: £57.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Leonard Hotel And Residence 29th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 11th (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 17th of 49 (5th of 20 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 22nd of 46 for pure value for money (The Arch Hotel was top).