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What We Love

  • A stay at a legendary hotel in London’s elite Mayfair, with breakfast and optional dining creditStaying in London’s most exclusive neighbourhood, with two Royal Parks on your doorstep
  • The hotel’s decadent afternoon teas and elegant English fine dining
  • Relaxing in the Terrace Bar with the hotel's unique Gin and Tonic tasting

What To Know

  • The hotel is an easy walk to the Green Park tube station
  • By foot, you can hit the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square
  • There's nightly turn down service
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Overview

A sought-after stay at a multi award-winning hotel in London’s affluent Mayfair, with breakfast, plus an optional credit towards dining

The Lowdown

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Park Lane, The Chesterfield offers old-world charm and first-class service in one of the capital’s swankiest postcodes. Stroll to Bond Street and Regent Street for some retail therapy, or wander across Green Park to visit your neighbours at Buckingham Palace.
Inside, the hotel is just as opulent as its surroundings. The 107 guest rooms and suites are decked out in heritage-print wallpaper and thick carpets, award-winning afternoon teas are served in the airy, elegant conservatory, and a sommelier is on hand at Butlers Restaurant, home to “the best Dover Sole in London”. The comfy leather Chesterfield sofas, rich claret and emerald and wood-panelling complete the elegant yet cosy member’s club vibe.
The hotel’s understated elegance and serenity have proven a winning formula, winning The Chesterfield a spot in the list of top 25 hotels in the UK, as voted at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016. Butlers Restaurant earned it a TripAdvisor Certificate for Excellence and, to top this all off, the hotel was voted No. 6 Best Hotel in London at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016.
Good to know
Please ensure you’ve pre-booked dinner prior to your arrival, in order to avoid disappointment. If you opt for our dining credit offer, you’ll have £50 to put towards dinner at Butlers Restaurant. Please note that this credit is not valid for afternoon tea.

How to Get There

The Chesterfield
35 Charles Street
London, W1J 5EB United Kingdom

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 4118 Reviews
Hen afternoon tea
Reviewed 1 day ago

Fabulous is the only way to describe this from the wonderful greeting at reception and the friendly bartenders, wonderful pre white wedding cocktails then in for a fantastic afternoon tea the good and drinks on offer was exceptional and the very attentive waiters Tony and Andrea made it extra special for the bride to be, they really could not do enough. We will back for sure and would without doubt recommend. Special thanks again to Tony and Andrea xx

Lunch in london
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having stayed in the hotel before and finding it excellent a friend wanted to take me there for lunch. Must say from start (in the bar of course) to finish service was very professional but not over the top. Food was very good. A question was asked could we have smoked salmon (sliced at the table) with scrambled eggs the answer “of course yes”. It really did feel like nothing was too much hassle. Basically a fantastic lunch

Another Wonderful Business Stay
Reviewed 7 days ago

This was our 5th stay at the lovely Chesterfield, in London/Mayfair, and the second this year. We were back in London for a board meeting, involving my wife, so returned to this property, in November. The previous stay had been in April, also for this same board’s meeting. On our April stay, though it had been over 10 years, since we stayed at The Chesterfield Mayfair, we were greeted like frequent guests. Well, it had now only been seven months, but again, one would have thought that we had returned after only about a week. Everyone treated us, as if we were family members, coming for a holiday feast. This is service at the upper levels, and extended throughout the entire hotel, to the restaurant, to the bar, to the doormen, to housekeeping – everyone was excellent, and that is what we enjoy about this hotel. When we first encountered The Chesterfield Mayfair, a board member had mentioned it, as his corporation put visiting VIP’s up there. On a stroll around Mayfair, we stopped in, and asked for general information. The GM stopped what he was doing, and led us on a tour, and invited us to basically take free rein, and ask any questions of him, or his staff. It was on our next trip, that we booked the hotel, and returned until we got a flat, a few blocks away, for about 4 years (8 visits).

The hotel is historic, and is actually several buildings combined. Though the buildings are quite old, the interior furnishings of the hotel, its restaurant and its bar, are not. The general décor appears to be Victorian, but everything is newer – much newer. The common spaces have the feeling of a “gentlemen’s club,” with lots of wood, and more formal furniture, and there are “hunting” elements everywhere. So let’s say a gentlemen’s country hunting lodge. Now, and with that said, it is very comfortable, and in all respects. In general, the lighting is subdued, but with enough well-placed lighting instruments to create specific pools of light. I would typify it as elegant, understated and very warm and inviting. The Chesterfield, part of the Red Carnation Group, is a quaint, classic, intimate and charming hotel. It is small, and that is a large part of its charm. Maybe it would be fair to call The Chesterfield Mayfair, a “luxury boutique hotel?”

Once more, we had booked the same suite class, and were, once again, assigned to the Duchess Suite, 429. This suite is in an adjoining building, and attached to the main structure. As with many older, and historic inns in London, The Chesterfield has expanded over time, and adjacent buildings have been incorporated. Such was Suite 429. While we were on the 4th floor, we were in part of that adjacent building, and, as it turned out, about 4 steps lower, than where the lifts (elevators) put us out, on the “4th Floor.” No issues, but a slight elevational change in the connecting hallway. Oh, and the lift is small, but 4 people, without luggage, can easily fit. Throw in our week’s worth of luggage, with other destinations on either end of the London trip, and only 2 people could fit with our load.

The Duchess suite is basically three rooms: an ample bedroom, with a comfortable King, a large bathroom with a very small walk-in shower (my wife has artificial hips, so a major plus), and then a living room, and the hallway, including the entrance. All aspects of this room were great, and very, very comfortable. We felt as though we were “back home again.” Even though I had made the offer to take another suite, the answer was a question, “Did you find the Duchess Suite to be to your liking last time?” Of course my answer was yes, so to the Duchess Suite we went.

Our bathroom had a full compliment of bath amenities, in the Elemis line, and we had lovely, fluffy towels, plus a very effective towel warmer. We had great hot water, and very good water pressure, at all hours of the day. One caveat: the shower is small, and at 6' and 200 lbs, I would accidently brush against the faucet to change the water temp – going in either direction, that got my attention a few times. Maybe if I hadn’t eaten so well in London, I would not have had such issues?

We had a lovely welcome fruit basket upon arrival, along with a lovely floral arrangement. We had a decanter of Sherry w/ two goblets, and then a “Farewell” chocolate plate, on the day of departure. During the stay, there were nightly “gifts” from the restaurant of candies and pastries too.

We had learned on the previous stay, that the floor creaked, and especially at the entrance, and the entrance to the bedroom. We had pretty much mapped out where to walk, in case there was a room just below us. However, during both stays, we heard absolutely no noise from the rooms above us, and hope that can be said for those on the third floor, below the Duchess Suite.

Our suite overlooked Charles St, and being on the 4th floor, we did not have what I would call a “view.” Still, that was not an issue. On our previous stay in the Duchess Suite, street noise from exotic cars, being driven too fast through Mayfair, had been a bit of an issue. Even with the double windows (more for thermal insulation, I would guess), the noise continued too late into the evening. During this stay, we barely heard a sound from Charles St. Maybe the Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Aston Martins had all gone down to Monaco? Very quiet this time.

We dined at Butler’s, on-property, for several breakfasts, and then once for dinner. As we had booked through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, we had a dining and beverage credit, but with my penchant for fine wines, probably devastated that allowance on the first evening. We visited the bar, plus the Afternoon Tea room, on several occasions. Once more, the bar staff seemed to be keeping tabs on our desired wines, and frequently as we were being seated, those would appear – a very nice personal touch. On the April visit, I had gotten a tour of the meeting rooms, and my wife took my advice to host her board meeting at The Chesterfield Mayfair. She, and her board were very pleased. All such spaces were lovely, accommodating, and attractive, having the feel of a very nice “country club,” or maybe a “city club?” My wife held two much smaller meetings in the Library, which functioned well for her.

For both pickup from LHR, and then the return (due to a very early flight out of LHR, we moved to the LHR Hilton T4) to the airport, The Chesterfield arranged for a driver with a lovely black Mercedes S-Class, who was friendly, and efficient. A perfect service.

We love the location, right in the heart of Mayfair, and on what are *usually* two very quiet streets: Charles and Queen Streets. One is so very close to so very much, from Hyde and Green Parks, to Shepherd Market, to Picadilly and Park Lane, and Oxford and Regent Streets are just a few blocks away. One has extensive dining options, and almost across the full spectrum, with Michel-starred restaurants, to Pret a Manger. The Green Park and Marble Arch Tube stations are within blocks, and then there are major bus stops, a couple of blocks away on Park Lane. For us, the location could not be more ideal.

We will very likely be back at The Chesterfield Mayfair, for the same board’s meeting, and again in November – we missed London in April/May, as my wife brought her UK board to the USA for that meeting. Just a beautiful, intimate small hotel, with so very many amenities.

Superb service
Reviewed 7 days ago

My wife and I were in London for 4 days in May. It has been more than 10 years since I stayed at the Chesterfield, but it was like coming home. Very little had changed, and all for the better. The rooms were very small, but well appointed. The services at the hotel were very good. The food in the restaurant was exquisite!

The Sweetest Afternoon Tea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea. Amazing experience with very attentive staff. a big high five to Andreas who was our waiter who welcomed us and looked after us. We had such a laugh. Thank you Andreas. Would highly recommend. Great value for money