Dorchester  5 stars

53 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom, W1K 1QA  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The Dorchester is the choice of movie stars and those with the cash to afford it. It was opened for business in 1931 and has made a name for itself ever since. The lobby is possibly the most lavish in London and the enormous ballroom is just as spectacular as it once was years ago. The hotel offers 250 guestrooms, antique and individual furniture, working fireplaces and four-poster beds, evoking an English cottage feel.

Verified Reviews:

  • Lovely, helpful staff - Security is horrible - In-room entertainment system was genious
  • Bathroom with huge bath - Location was great - Hyde park across the road
  • Full breakfast included - Room service breakfast - Oxford street ten minutes walk away
  • Room was exceptionally spacious - Bed was huge - Bathroom was a decent size
  • Room was beautiful - Breakfast was always good - Bar was very smoky

Overview

Centrally located, the five-star Dorchester enjoys a setting in the very heart of Mayfair with heritage sites in the nearest vicinity.

This traditional hotel offers a fitness center and leisure club.

All 250 elegant rooms are packed with a private bar and Bang & Olufsen plasma TV.

Alain Ducasse serves French cuisine and the Grill specializes in regional dining.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   200.

City Center London - 1.1 mi
Airports London City Airport (LCY) - 8.7 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 13.4 mi
Train Stations Victoria Station - 5000 ft, Charing Cross Station - 1.1 mi
Underground stations Bond Street - 3000 ft, Green Park - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants The Bar at The Dorchester - 100 ft, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (cuisine: French) - 400 ft
Parks Green Park - 2300 ft
Beaches Shell Beach - 5200 ft, Rushy Bay - 5200 ft

Rooms

All rooms are spacious and luxurious and feature complimentary welcome amenity upon arrival, individual controlled air conditioning, private bar with cold beverages and snacks, complimentary shoe shine, study desk, Wi-Fi internet, printer, fax, scanner and copier, Bang & Olufsen plasma television, CD/DVD Player, multi-line telephones, hair dryer and bathrobe.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

A butler service is provided through the hotel.

Dining options

A choice of breakfasts is served on Monday – Saturday at 7am – 10.30am

and on Sunday at 7.30am – 11am at the Promenade restaurant.

British breakfast costs GBP33.

English breakfast is available at price 31.50.

Healthy breakfast is served at price 31.50.

Continental breakfast costs GBP25.

Promenade Restaurant offers stylish surrounding with leather bar and warm décor where you can sample varied dishes. Live entertainment including enjoyable piano playing is available in the evening from 1.15pm to 7pm.

The Spatisserie is a perfect choice for an intimate dining and a variety of cocktails is served here.

The Bar at The Dorchester offers ornate design and classic cocktails on Monday – Saturday at 12 noon – 1am and Sunday at 12 noon – 12am.

Promenade Bar is a chic venue with oval design and rich leathers with piano playing available from 2.30pm to 7pm or a jazz from 7.30pm.

The Grill offers traditional environment along with classic grilled dishes.

The Alain Ducasse is a winner of three Michelin stars and offers contemporary French cuisine in its stylish surrounding.

China Tang offers Art Deco design and authentic Cantonese food.

A private dining is possible on request.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 26 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 32 per person per night. 

Work

The conference rooms can accommodate up to 500 people and feature AV equipment.

A business center is possible on request.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 19.50 per 24 hours.

Leisure

Fitness center, Spa & Health Club, massage service – all are available for your relaxation.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 50 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Smoking
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Fireplace
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Dining Table
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms are spacious and luxurious and feature complimentary welcome amenity upon arrival, individual controlled air conditioning, private bar with cold beverages and snacks, complimentary shoe shine, study desk, Wi-Fi internet, printer, fax, scanner and copier, Bang & Olufsen plasma television, CD/DVD Player, multi-line telephones, hair dryer and bathrobe.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

A butler service is provided through the hotel.

Superior King Room
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Dorchester Superior King Room
Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 445 sq. feet

The beautifully furnished rooms are more spacious and afford a guest every luxury, contain comfortable king size beds and can be for double or single occupancy, bathrooms are often equipped with two washbasins.

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    Deluxe Double Room
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    Dorchester Deluxe Double Room
    Dorchester Deluxe Double Room
    Dorchester Deluxe Double Room
    Dorchester Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed
    Size: 530 sq. feet

    Our Deluxe Double Rooms are finely appointed and have the generosity of space viewing of Mayfair as well as Hyde Park, includes airy full-equipped bathrooms with two wash basins. The size of this suite is approximately 44.73-48.70 m2/482-524 sq.feet.

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      Executive Deluxe Room
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      Dorchester Executive Deluxe Room
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      Dorchester Executive Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 595 sq. feet

      This room has a spacious King size poster bed with a view over Hyde Park or Mayfair, have generous bathrooms with deep baths and walk-in showers and a comfortable and spacious working area. The size of this suite is approximately 54 m2/586 sq.feet.

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        Art Deco Junior Suite
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        Our Junior Suites are decorated in an "Art Deco" style, and consist of one large room with a King size bed offering a seating areas, black marble ensuite bathroom and a small dressing room. The size of this suite is approximately 56.89 m2/613 sq.feet.

        Stanhope Suite
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        Dorchester Stanhope Suite
        Dorchester Stanhope Suite
        Dorchester Stanhope Suite
        Dorchester Stanhope Suite
        Bed type: King Size Bed
        Size: 1465 sq. feet

        This is our first suite offering a separate bedroom and sitting room, with a marble bathroom off the bedroom which can be a King or Twin size bed and all modern facilities.

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          Belgravia Suite
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          Dorchester Belgravia Suite
          Dorchester Belgravia Suite
          Dorchester Belgravia Suite
          Dorchester Belgravia Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 1465 sq. feet

          Situated above the front entrance of the hotel these spacious suites enjoy excellent views along Park Lane and over Hyde Park, have a separate sitting room with a small dining area and the marble bathroom is located off the bedroom with a four poster bed.

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            Mayfair Suite
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            Dorchester Mayfair Suite
            Dorchester Mayfair Suite
            Dorchester Mayfair Suite
            Dorchester Mayfair Suite
            Bed type: King Size Bed
            Size: 1465 sq. feet

            These suites are located on the front corner of the hotel and look east across the rooftops of London's Mayfair and includes a King size or Twin beds, a very light and spacious sitting room and a large marble bathroom. The size of this suite is approximately 107.82 m2/1161 sq.feet.

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              Park Suite
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              Dorchester Park Suite
              Dorchester Park Suite
              Dorchester Park Suite
              Bed type: King Size Bed
              Size: 1295 sq. feet

              The suites all enjoy excellent views over Hyde Park and includes a king or Twin beds, well-equipped bathroom and all modern amenities.

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                Dorchester Suite
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                Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                Bed type: King Size Bed
                Size: 1465 sq. feet

                These beautiful suites includes a large sitting room, a bedroom with a four poster bed,marble ensuite bathrooms that are notably luxurious and spacious with natural daylight.

                Room facilities
                  Audley Suite
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                  Dorchester Audley Suite
                  Dorchester Audley Suite
                  Dorchester Audley Suite
                  Dorchester Audley Suite
                  Bed type: King Size Bed
                  Size: 1465 sq. feet

                  Audley suite consists of one King size bedroom and has a large terrace with extensive views over London, also includes a sitting area and bathroom facilities. The size of this suite is approximately 81 m2/875 sq.feet.

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                    Oliver Messel Suite
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                    Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                    Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                    Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                    Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                    Bed type: King Size Bed
                    Size: 1465 sq. feet

                    The Oliver Messel Suite comprises an entrance room, sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom, all lavishly furnished and beautifully appointed. The size of this suite is approximately 120 m2/1320 sq.feet.

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                      Terrace Suite
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                      This suite consists of one bedroom overlooking Hyde Park, a large sitting room opening to a private roof terrace and all modern amenities. The size of this suite is approximately 136 m2/1467 sq.feet.

                      Harlequin Suite
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                      Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                      Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                      Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                      Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                      Bed type: King Size Bed
                      Size: 1465 sq. feet

                      Harlequin suite can be a two bedroom includes a King size bed, large dressing room, very large sitting room opening to a terrace and bathroom facilities.
                      The size of this suite is approximately 53 m2/1646 sq.feet.

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                        What's nearby

                        What's nearby.

                        Marble Arch, a Carrara-marble monument near the Oxford street

                        Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in the world is nearby the hotel

                        Knightsbridge with unique architecture is within 10 minutes walking

                        Museum Mile dedicated to the development of the London City is a 20-minute walk

                        Oxford Street, the greatest shopping opportunity in Europe is within 1.6km

                        Apsley House, 400 m, former London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington

                        Selfridges, 700 m, a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom

                        Harrod's, 900 m, a famous upmarket department store in Brompton Road

                        Tourist attractions
                        • Harrod's
                          3000 ft
                        • Buckingham Palace
                          3000 ft
                        Places of interest
                        • Oriental Club
                          2700 ft
                        • Harrods Food Halls
                          3000 ft
                        • 3300 ft
                        Shopping areas
                        Monuments and Landmarks
                        • Park Lane
                          1400 ft
                        Museums
                        • Apsley House
                          1400 ft
                        • Royal Academy of Arts
                          3000 ft
                        Food and meals
                        • Hard Rock Cafe London
                          1400 ft
                        Underground stations
                        • Green Park
                          2000 ft
                        • Knightsbridge
                          2700 ft
                        • Bond Street
                          2700 ft

                        Local Attractions

                        • National Gallery
                          5200 ft
                          Trafalgar Square, London
                        • Paddington Station
                          5000 ft
                          Paddington London, London
                        • Churchill War Rooms
                          1.1 mi
                          Clive Steps, London
                        • Victoria and Albert Museum
                          1.1 mi
                          Cromwell Road, London
                        • Westminster Cathedral
                          5100 ft
                          42 Francis Street, London

                        Near the hotel

                        • Marble Arch
                          700 ft
                          Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
                        • Apsley House
                          2100 ft
                          149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London
                        • Green Park
                          2300 ft
                          close to Buckingham Palace, London
                        • Hyde Park
                          2700 ft
                          Rangers Lodge, London
                        • The Faraday Museum, The Royal Insitution of Great Britain
                          2400 ft
                          21 Albermarle Street LondonEngland
                        • Mayfair
                          2600 ft
                          LondonEngland
                        • Handel House Museum
                          2600 ft
                          25 Brook Street, London

                        Restaurants Nearby

                        • The Bar at The Dorchester

                          84% likes this, based on 62 reviews

                          100 ft
                          53 Park Lane

                          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7629 8888

                        • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

                          76% likes this, based on 466 reviews
                          Cuisine: French
                          Price Range: USD 78 - USD 280

                          400 ft
                          53 Park Lane

                          Phone: 020 7629 8866

                        • CUT at 45 Park Lane

                          71% likes this, based on 187 reviews
                          Cuisine: American

                          300 ft
                          45 Park Lane

                          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7493 4554

                        • The Promenade at The Dorchester

                          75% likes this, based on 238 reviews
                          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 94

                          400 ft
                          53 Park Lane

                          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7629 8888

                        • Galvin at Windows Restaurant

                          70% likes this, based on 843 reviews
                          Cuisine: French
                          Price Range: USD 39 - USD 148

                          800 ft
                          London Hilton on Park Lane

                          Phone: +44 (0)20 7208 4021

                        Getting around.

                        Private parking costs GBP 50 per day.

                        Dorchester Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dorchester

                        Average guest rating

                        8.2
                        out of 10
                        Excellent
                        Based on 70 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Service
                        7.9
                        Rooms
                        8.3
                        Location
                        9.2
                        Value
                        7.7
                        Dining
                        9.0

                        Individual guest reviews

                        • Group of friends

                          This hotel is pure class... when I entered the bar on my second night the bar man remembered my drink from the night before and my preference on nibbles..excellent service... Just wish these large hotels would put tea/ coffee in the room for convenience.

                          No tea/coffee in bedroom.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Couple

                          I told the hotel I am in honey moon and they did nothing to me

                          • Average rating
                            4.2
                        • Group of friends

                          Nearly everything. The staff, the bar the rooms.

                          Only one blanket in a double room. The lamp beside the bed to poor , you can´t read.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Older travelers

                          All staff very welcoming, attentive and polite.

                          As anticipated, a very expensive luxury hotel in an expensive part of London however the Continental breakfast was particularly overpriced.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Older travelers

                          Staff were knowledgeable,friendly and efficient. Room lovely and maintained excellently

                          Tea making facility in room would be good to have.

                          • Average rating
                            9.2
                        • Single

                          Reception desk service: first, the rooms were not ready around 2 pm (hotel check-in time is 3 pm) which was very unusual based on my wide enough experience around the world; second, there were reservations made in the same name and the hotel reservation manager called me oversees to double-check whether there was a real need in two rooms, they also charged the credit card for 2 rooms in advance, however, they provided the rooms on the different floors and were surprised by our requirement to provide them on the same floor; third, there was unbelievably long and complicated check-out, the lady at the reception desk who tried to manage really could not do a simple math and follow the regular logic. Not sure if I will choose this hotel ever again.

                          • Average rating
                            7.4
                        • Older travelers

                          The size and comfort of the room; the location

                          The cost and quality of breakfast and of afternoon tea.

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
                        • Single

                          The lobby and the restaurants are great

                          the rooms need to be updated and until the renovation is completed, the hotel does not offer good value for the money.

                          • Average rating
                            5.4
                        • Family with children

                          The food, location, staff,

                          Our room was back of house with horrible view of court yard, and the fact there was no sauna or pool in the spa.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Older travelers

                          Beautiful hotel, outstanding service. We will definitively choose to stay at the Dorchester when we go back to London.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Couple

                          If you want a real British experience and the feeling of staying at a hotel with a "name" then this hotel works. The rooms are large, the bed is really comfortable, the tea time is great, the privacy due to overlooking hyde park is nice.

                          I didn't feel it was good value for the money. For a hotel billed as world class service, it wasn'T. Not that we care, but we noticed that for all the times we were in and out of taxis during our stay, the doorman didn't even offer to open our door once. He was busy talking and socializing. Again, not a huge deal except when you call yourself world class service. The cleaning staff weren't thorough. If you are in London to shop, you are better off staying at the Mandarin or Four Seasons which is closer to the action. The hotel's theatre desk got us tickets to a play but they were waay overpriced. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again.Not that it was horrible, but just that it wasn't worth the money and the reputation.

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Group of friends

                          The architecture, the typical english atmosphere and, of course, the location.

                          • Average rating
                            8.2
                        • Couple

                          The service was outstanding. The staff were very friendly yet capable of being constantly professional- not a common combination in a hotel of this calibre. Rooms and facilities were an experience of their own.

                          Wifi was available but at an additional cost- complimentary wifi would be nice considering the room rates.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Single

                          The quality of the room,the luxury bathroom, the friendly spirit of the staff and the lounge is Very lively.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Single

                          The promenade tearoom is great.

                          The rooms are not so well fitted with what we have come to expect in such type of hotels, and a bit oldish in style without being fully Classic.

                          • Average rating
                            7.0
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