Stayed here with my son in early July as part of a package deal booked with airfare. We arrived into London Heathrow Saturday evening after missing our connecting flight (never fly Edelweiss!!). Since the hotel is less than a mile from Paddington we took the Heathrow Express and decided to walk to the hotel vs the really long line at the taxi stand. Our room was ready on arrival and check in went smoothly. I have heard that if you book rooms through this other website you will get the worst room in the hotel. It's certainly possible that's what we got! Since I was traveling with my son we needed 2 beds and that is what dictated our choice of hotel. There is a small lift but we still needed to go up 3 steps to get to our room 125 on the first floor. The room itself had nice high ceilings, 2 beds, a TV (don't know if it worked as we never turned it on), a long desk under the window and a small closet and small bathroom. The beds were O.K. but the pillows were horrid. We also could never get the AC to regulate. One night we'd have it set to 22 and be freezing the next night we'd have it set to 22 again and be boiling! Our room had a window that was partially open and we couldn't open it anymore or close it. Additionally, it looked out over a courtyard off the kitchen and other hotel rooms. But we didn't go to London to stay in the hotel. It's 2 blocks to the tube station, 1 block to Hyde Park and bus lines and the public areas were lovely. WIFI was free and worked fine and the included breakfast we had was more than sufficient. My son said the OJ was the best ever! I wouldn't go out of my way to stay here again but if the price was right (like this time) I wouldn't avoid it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lancaster Gate Hotel is located across from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and is a short stroll away from Portobello Market, The Albert Memorial, Albert Hall, Marble Arch and Oxford Street. The hotel has 196 rooms with modern amenities and special facilities for business travellers and families. Our Serpentine Restaurant & Bar offers international dining options as well as our popular breakfast buffet. We also provide 2 meeting rooms for small-scale business meetings, conferencing and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Inn London
- Park Inn Hyde Park