The Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London, England
Mayfair

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18.5
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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The hotel business has of late become so fashion-oriented that it’s hard sometimes to remember there was life before the boutique hotel. But as the upstarts slowly move upscale, increasingly incorporating elements of old-world luxury alongside their trademark visual flash, one is reminded of the hotels that have always done luxury well; that is to say, the original grand hotels themselves — and if you’re paying grand-hotel prices anyway, for a closet-sized room with white walls and “funky” taps on the basin…

The Dorchester is the grand hotel the way it ought to be. Not stuffy, but upright; not excessive, but opulent. The location is unbeatable, at least for leisure travelers, just across from Hyde Park, and the service is of the discreet and professional variety, treating A-listers and no-listers alike as though they were visiting royalty.

Bedrooms are a vision of Thirties elegance, though with certain concessions to technological modernity (42” plasma screens, if you’re lucky). Bathrooms are big and lavish, all in Italian marble, with what may or may not be the deepest tubs in London (they’re certainly deep enough). The Dorchester has its own bars and restaurants, naturally, but we wouldn’t presume to tell you where to eat or drink; suffice to say that in the hotel’s immediate environs you’ll have little trouble finding something suitable — and anyway half the fun consists in being seen coming and going.

How to get there:

The Dorchester Hotel is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Hyde Park Corner tube station. If you’re arriving from Heathrow Airport, the most convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18, and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, The Dorchester is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic), and can cost upwards of £50.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 250 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Park Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1289 ft²/119 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • The Oliver Messel Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1291 ft²/120 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • butler service
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • terrace
  • Dorchester Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1332 ft²/123 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • The Terrace Penthouse

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1467 ft²/136 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • The Harlequin Penthouse

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1646 ft²/152 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Queen Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 383 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior King Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 441 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 524 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city or park.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Studio Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 592 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Executive Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 595 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deanery Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 613 ft²/56 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 613 ft²/57 m².
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  • Stanhope Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 726 ft²/67 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Belgravia Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 807 ft²/74 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • The Audley Penthouse

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 875 ft²/81 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • Eisenhower Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 957 ft²/89 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Mayfair Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 979 ft²/90 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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