If you collect SPG Starwood points or Marriott rewards, you will no doubt consider the Sheraton Grand Park Lane as a luxury option for your stay in London.
The Sheraton Grand Park Lane is well located on Piccadilly overlooking Green Park which borders Buckingham Palace with it’s famous Mall avenue (which the Queen looks over on big events). If you are driving there, you need to head behind the main building, on Brick Lane, to find the hotel’s parking facilities. This area of London is, in fact, my favourite area of London, due to it’s proximity to both Knightsbridge and Regent Street for shopping. In Knightsbridge you will find Harrods and Harvey Nics, in the other direction on Regent Street and Oxford Street you will find the Apple store and TopShop. In front of the hotel is Green Park and Hyde Park runs along Park Lane to the west of the hotel. Both are perfect for a stroll.
Style & Character
The Sheraton Grand has a glitzy Art Deco foyer which runs from one end of the hotel to the other. Here, you will find the stylish bar for evening drinks and the afternoon tea lounge where a harp player plays. This is a comfortable area for drinks or to hold a meeting.
Service & Facilities
Off the main foyer with the bar area mentioned above, is an Italian restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious and extensive breakfast in the morning and an Italian meal in the evening. This is a nice rustic space with views out to the street at one end.
We booked a Club Room and I was delighted by how large it was. We had a camp bed in the room for my son and there was still plenty of space. The bathroom was also huge and there was a walk in wardrobe too. The Club floor, where the Club rooms are located, is at the top of the building. I have to give the hotel high praise for the comfortable bed and the lack of noise, which is a major problem at so many hotels in London. You are pretty much guaranteed a good night sleep at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, particularly if you request a high floor.
The style of the room had an Art Deco feel with a circle etched into the ceiling and our views were pleasant although not amazing, out onto the adjacent buildings. There were rooms with a view at the front of the building, which I assume had views onto Green Park, but we had requested a quiet room, hence it’s position towards the back.
I particularly appreciated the generous replenishment of complimentary water in the room and the bed-time goodies (chocolate and cookies) which were delivered every night. Little touches like this do make a difference!
The Sheraton Grand Park Lane ticks all the boxes. Great location, large rooms, club lounge and nice bar area. It was recently refurbished so the decor is immaculate. There seemed to be quite a few business people in the Club Lounge, as we were staying midweek, but this did not detract from our leisure stay and the staff went out of their way to cater for my son. They bought coco pops and scrambled egg into the Club Lounge, especially for him, and because we stayed for Halloween, they put pumpkins in our room and a scary cookie making kit which was a really nice touch and made our stay special.
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