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  • Tracey 221 posts

    Looking for a reasonably priced hotel (£250 max) near the Dorchester on Park lane for a Sunday night, need to check in by 2pm. Any recommendations?

    dbbs 23 posts

    Hi. Maybe The Cavendish hotel? It’s behind Fortnum & Mason, so a 4 minute taxi ride away. Not sure how close you need to be to The Dorchester

    George K 304 posts

    I think the Hilton may be your best bet for that budget.

    Tracey 221 posts

    I think the Hilton may be your best bet for that budget.

    Hilton Park Lane is over £600.

    Froggee 993 posts

    I think for that budget you’ll need to head up to Marble Arch and stay somewhere a bit less salubrious. Tripadvisor will be as good an indication as any. Also, do see if you can get lucky with “top secret” hotel type bookings. I’ve used Lastminute for these in the past with success but they are far from being the most honourable booking channel. I wanted to stay “near” Park Lane where my buddy js this week and in the end I just gave up and used my IHG Ambassador free night voucher and am staying at the Kimpton Fitzroy. I want to pop into the City also so it has the advantage of being equally inconvenient for both destinations.

    Ironically my buddy gets a £200 a night corporate rate at the Hilton Park Lane (I’m guessing this is pre VAT so let’s say £240). He could not obtain this for me as goes through his large US bank’s central booking system. I imagine this does partly explain why many of the rates are quite so horrendous. A lot of the rooms will be taken up on such deals and therefore the hotels are only wanting mega bucks for marginal revenue over and above this given staffing constraints.

    Meanwhile my buddy gets lounge access courtesy of his US-credit-card-obtained diamond status and has had excellent success with upgrades also.

    Sad face.

    memesweeper 1,299 posts

    Hard Rock hotel isn’t far. Decent enough and used to be reasonably priced.

    If you do use a ‘secret’ consolidator like Lastminute or Priceline make sure you triple check which hotel it actually is. There are some appalling places between Marble Arch and Paddington.

    George K 304 posts

    I think the Hilton may be your best bet for that budget.

    Hilton Park Lane is over £600.

    Golly – I had to dig out the email confirmations from the two times I stayed over there. It was for £220 and… £55, both over summer. (granted the £55 was a special rate for their birthday in 2018..). But £600 per night is not worth it for that hotel. It may be easier if you told us which weekend you’re looking at, as if I put it on Google Hotels, I can see it for £288 for February.

    Tracey 221 posts

    I think the Hilton may be your best bet for that budget.

    Hilton Park Lane is over £600.

    Golly – I had to dig out the email confirmations from the two times I stayed over there. It was for £220 and… £55, both over summer. (granted the £55 was a special rate for their birthday in 2018..). But £600 per night is not worth it for that hotel. It may be easier if you told us which weekend you’re looking at, as if I put it on Google Hotels, I can see it for £288 for February.

    night of 27/11. I was expecting Sunday evening to be a cheaper night!

    The Savage Squirrel 599 posts

    Left-field suggestion but how about the Grazing Goat – it’s about a 15 minute walk. Rooms are often £200ish and at least the food will be infinitely better than mid-range chain hotel…

    Andrew. 514 posts

    It all depends on your circumstances.

    But if you are on a bit of a budget, simply book something in Kensington (main brands from £100 a night) and grab a Taxi. It’s only 10-15 minutes drive away.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,301 posts

    There is a mews hotel behind Hilton Park Lane which is independent – at one point Hilton ran it as overflow. It is called something like Park Lane Mews.

    Tracey 221 posts

    There is a mews hotel behind Hilton Park Lane which is independent – at one point Hilton ran it as overflow. It is called something like Park Lane Mews.

    Sadly fully booked/ or no longer trading.

    YC 234 posts

    Various hotel amex offers kicking about (Hilton, Marriott, hyatt, world hotels, melia, etc). Could help bring rates within budget

    Michael C 710 posts

    Hilton Kensington is around GBP150, with direct bus (nº 148) to Hilton PL.

    Tracey 221 posts

    Think I’m back to plan B (going home that night) partly because Hilton wont allow a guaranteed check in before 3pm. Realised I have 75k Hilton points so it would have worked on spend.

    Thanks for your help, I may try on the day booking.

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