InterContinental London Park Lane
What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location steps from Hyde Park, Green Park and Buckingham Palace
- Range of dining and drinking options, including the award-winning Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental
- Decor is classic British elegance, with dark wood furniture, heavy curtains and patterned wallpaper in all 447 guestrooms and 60 suites
What To Know
- Free standard internet for IHG Rewards Club members; in-room WiFi costs an extra $20 per day
- Public spaces have a stately but modern style; guestrooms feel more traditional
- Popular with the business crowd
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a plum location near Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and all the shops along Bond and Oxford Streets, the InterContinental London Park Lane is a sprawling city hotel with more than 500 rooms and suites. A favorite with both business travelers who appreciate the central location and tourists ready to hit the sights, the hotel has the scale and top staff to appeal to travelers of all stripes. The public spaces are stately but modern, with monochrome marble flooring and statement chandeliers in the spacious lobby, while the guestrooms have a more traditional style. Most of the 447 guestrooms and 60 suites are done up in gold, blue and cream, with embroidered curtains, decorative molding and patterned armchairs, plus mod cons like flat-screen TVs, minibars and tea- and coffeemakers. Classic Rooms have internal courtyard views, while Executive Rooms and Suites overlook the surrounding royal parks and Park Lane. The bathrooms are on the small side, but most have full tubs and overhead showers. Downstairs, guests have their pick of two restaurants, the all-day Cookbook Café and the award-winning Italian eatery Theo Randall at the InterContinental, as well as three bars, including the Arch Bar (a must for gin lovers) and the Wellington Lounge, which overlooks the iconic namesake arch. For another kind of indulgence, the Spa InterContinental offers pampering massages, body wraps and beauty treatments, all using British-made Elemis products.
In the Area
You’re a short walk from Green Park, which backs onto the Buckingham Palace gardens, and Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular green spaces, where you can boat on the lake, ride along ancient horse trails or swim in the Serpentine Lido. Stroll Mayfair’s boutique-lined streets and pop into Dover Street Market, a multilevel hipster store adored by fashion editors, or head to Fortnum & Mason to gawk at the food hall. Shopping thoroughfares Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regents Street are all within strolling distance, and for a spot of culture, walk along Piccadilly to the Royal Academy for blockbuster art shows.
How to Get There
Nice facilities. However the service in the breakfast restaurant is not appropriate for a five star hotel. Especially one elder guy is extremely rude and doesn’t make you feel welcome. I own a travel agency, I’m very patient customer and I don’t sell holidays to London. If I did I would consider to not offer this hotel.
I had a single night in the Park Lane Intercontinental and overall had a comfortable a pleasant stay. I had access to the club lounge where I checked in, had cocktails, canapés, breakfast and afternoon tea. Service in the lounge was excellent. Indeed service in the hotel generally was excellent.
The room on the 7th floor overlooked Hyde park. It was small, dated but comfortable. The bathroom was tiny and I would have to say the room did not provide value for money.
There is refurbishment work during the day on the the lower floors but the sound of drilling was deafening and irritating on the 7th floor. At check in the agent did warn us of this but nonetheless it was unbearable. You certainly could not sleep during the day. There is no work after 6pm.
Overall nice hotel, service top notch, but room very disappointing and not good value.
A great hotel when the renovation will be completed
Too much noise from 10 to 4 every day
I was there for business and that was terrible
Other than that the deluxe rooms too small
Breakfast was ok
The staff were trying hard