The May Fair
What We Love
- Quiet location in exclusive Mayfair, within walking distance of Green Park, Hyde Park and Bond Street
- Home to a buzzy bar and a destination restaurant
- Classy rooms with plush fabrics and creature comforts
- Free WiFi
- The bar has just been refurbished
What To Know
- Deluxe rooms and above include a $23 daily credit for food and drink (excluding breakfast and room service breakfast)
- The 24-hour gym is free, but there's a $25 charge to use the spa facilities (the fee is waived if you purchase a spa treatment)
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a tree-lined street in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods, the May Fair Hotel is a ritzy retreat with regal connections. Opened in 1927 by King George V, this five-star haute hotel sits on a site that was once the location of the Duke of Devonshire’s London home. It’s decked out with designer furnishings from floor (Fendi sofas) to ceiling (Baccarat chandeliers) and attracts stars from fashion and film.
Bed and Bath
The hotel feels far more intimate than 404 guestrooms would imply. Spread across nine floors, room categories range from Superior (323 square feet) to palatial Signature Suites (2,142 square feet). Color combos vary, from spearmint-green and taupe to mustard-yellow and lilac, and they’re all dressed with tactile furnishings, Catalan furniture and Sicilian marble in the bathrooms. Samsung smart TVs with 400 channels, international power outlets, free WiFi and tea- and coffeemaking facilities come standard, and mini Smeg fridges emblazoned with the Union Jack feature in the Suites. Signature Suites are equipped with grandiose gadgets like Japanese toilets, color-changing bathtubs and even talking showers in some bathrooms.
With a destination restaurant, two bars, an Asian-inspired spa, a private cinema (with Ferrari leather-trimmed seats) and a casino, the May Fair feels more like an urban resort than a hotel. Start with a cocktail at the May Fair Bar, where waiters often shimmy through with free canapés. Follow up with a meal at May Fair Kitchen, which evokes an ambience to recreate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean, showcasing an exquisite selection of Spanish and Italian small plates, and finish at the May Fair Terrace a stylish semi-alfresco lounge in the heart of the hotel. The basement gym is open 24 hours and sits next to the spa, which has an aromatic steam room, experience showers and a candlelit relaxation room.
In the Area
You’re a short walk from Green Park, which backs onto Buckingham Palace Gardens, and Hyde Park, 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 Regent Street are all within walking distance, and for a spot of culture, walk along Piccadilly to the Royal Academy for blockbuster art shows.
How to Get There
Great location. Friendly staff. Concierge and Janni at reception were great and supported our requirements without any problem. Breakfast was excellent. Only stayed one nigh so didn't use many hotel facilities. Standard Room was good size and comfortable bed and needing.
The most perfect location, made to feel so welcome from start to finish. Came for my girlfriends birthday and they went the extra mile to make her feel special with a free upgrade and a bottle champagne with cake! incredible
Excellent service all round. Made my daughter’s 21st birthday extra special when she was given complimentary champagne and beautiful cake. It was very good. Breakfast was amazing. Hotel overall was very clean and smelt very nice. We enjoyed our stay.
Great location in Mayfair near Green Park tube station is around. Mayfair Kitchen is great for breakfast and the Mayfair Bar is lively in the evenings. Ideal hotel for business or a weekend away with your partner/spouse.
I very much enjoyed my stay at the May fair.
Service was good, although I did have to wait hours for my room to be ready past the official check in time. After 24 hr journey from Australia this was disappointing and I did make it known of my travel. Would have been nice under the circumstances to have been accommodated.
Once I got to my room was happy, large room clean and comfy bed. Service good with turn down service.
Breakfast and in room dining very nice. Food was a big bonus at this hotel.
Note this hotel is very busy in the dining cafe areas at all hours.
Good central location.