Washington Mayfair Hotel
What We Love
- A central-London stay with breakfast included, in the heart of upscale MayfairThe Art Deco heritage of this thoroughly modern hotel
- Enjoying a complimentary breakfast each morning
- Indulging in a quintessentially English afternoon tea – those at the hotel are a work of art
- Staying within walking distance of so many major London attractions
What To Know
- Well-located near restaurants, shops, and the Green Park tube station
- The hotel puts you within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Piccadily Circus, Green Park, Hyde Park, and Trafalgar Square
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
London’s chic Mayfair has long been a favorite with visitors to the city for its upscale atmosphere and proximity to top sights. At The Washington Mayfair Hotel, you’ll enjoy a heft dose of both. Constructed in 1913, this modern abode maintains much of the style and opulence of its Art Deco origins. Its restaurant serves high-end international cuisine, as well as delicious afternoon teas of finely crafted cakes, sandwiches and scones with lavish helpings of clotted cream. At the bar, you’ll find an extensive list of wines, champagnes and cocktails, while the large bedrooms are light and elegant.
You’ll also be perfectly located for exploring the bustling capital. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from such major attractions as Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Bond Street, and a short walk from the top shopping and entertainment areas of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. So whether you’re here to soak up some sumptuous surroundings or experience the best of what London has to offer, you won’t be disappointed.
Superior rooms offer an elegant space, with dark-wood furnishings and a leather king-sized bed. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has both a bath and power shower.
Madisons Restaurant offers a classic menu and excellent wine list. The food is a mixture of nostalgic British and modern international flavors, offering an easy dining choice in the heart of Mayfair. Afternoon tea is popular here, and Madisons Bar is a stylish spot for relaxed drinks.
The hotel is located on Curzon Street, one of the most fashionable addresses in Mayfair. Just doors away is the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, London’s swankiest picture house, complete with royal box and wine bar. Green Park station is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel entrance and Hyde Park is not much further. Staying here, you’re also excellently positioned for reaching the shops of Regent Street and Oxford Circus, as well as Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly.
How to Get There
Check in was a bit of a bad start really. We went as four couple and because they was all booked under one name it took about 4 of the reception team to sort it out. When we finally got to our room, it was lovely. Nice and clean, plenty of space and plenty of room to hang your clothes.
The location was perfect for what we wanted. It was opposite Shepherds Market where there are plenty of bars and pubs. It is a 5-10min walk away from Winter Wonderland, which is why we went to London. The next day it took us around 10mins to get to Oxford Street and on Sunday it took about 5-10mins to get to Buckingham Palace.
The bed was really comfy and the Shower was amazing. We were situated on the side street, 4 floors up and it was so noisy in a morning!! bin men and god knows what else but it was difficult to sleep past 6am.
We didnt have breakfast because it was quite expensive, there is a tesco just across the road and a Costa just up the street.
I would stay here again for location and it was a lovely looking and clean hotel.
Well, for the price, I expected a bit more. It's the most I've paid for a room and I guess it's the location that means they can charge that.
Reception booked us in but gave us no information on breakfast time of location.
The dark furniture is old. I had to hook my fingers on the edge of the drawers to get them open. The mattress sloped downward to the left. I think a lot of people have sat on the side of the bed. The key didn't work so I had to trek to Reception to get another one. Whilst there, I ask how you switched the TV on. Apparently shoulders TV, then 1 and then Sky twice (He stressed that last one). There were only four coffee sachets on the tray, for two of us. No biscuits etc.
We were women at 7.45 by noisy housekeeping staff in the corridor and one tried to get in while We were still in bed in the dark. Luckily I had put the chain on.
Most dangerous, the shower is over the bath, which is very high sided, and there were no grabrails so it is precarious. I told the Receptionist on checking out but he just looked at me. The other one just said "Slippery when wet," but I got the impression he was telling me it was obvious, and I doubt he will do anything about it. Let's see how that goes when someone goes flying getting in, during, or getting out and cracks their head! !I
Added to that, the window cleaner appeared hanging from a wire. Fortunately we were dressed and saw the funny side.
So, location excellent, but they need to up their game a bit.
Business stopover at the Washington and checked in quickly and efficiently. Room was on the 5th floor and was clean and presentable however nothing special. Room faced on to a main road which was quite noisey. TV was a bit of a nightmare to use which took a little while to work out how to use.
Breakfast was good with a selection of healthy options as well as full English but was on the high price.
Overall an enjoyable stay.
Pros: hotel location - short walk to Hyde Park, Buckingham palace, Piccadily line and theatres
Cons: poor service
We flew in to London on a late flight and did not settle into our room until sometime past 11pm. Wanted to take a shower after a long journey and noticed that our room was missing a hairdryer. It was past midnight and I went down to the reception desk to ask for a hairdryer; the reception then directed me to go to the concierge who was occupied with another hotel guest at that time. I then repeated my request for a hairdryer to the concierge who understandably tried to ask me if I checked various spots in the room, I explained to him I did but there was none. He said he would bring me one when he finished the booking for the previous guest. He asked me if I would go to bed soon, I assured him I wouldn't and he didn't need to rush. There was only one concierge staff at that time and I understood he couldn't attend to multiple tasks all at once. Half an hour later, no one came by to our room nor called. I then called the reception to make the request again, he told me housekeeping staff must have all left and I would not be able to get a hairdryer until at least 7am the next day. He asked me if I really needed one, I said I would and hope he could help me find one and let me know. Never heard back from him again.
Thought requesting for a hairdryer should be a simple enough matter but apparently not in this hotel, the hairdryer should have been in the room in the first place.
At a hotel charging 300GBP per night, a hairdryer could not be located past midnight.
Visited on Sunday afternoon for Afternoon Tea with 3 friends. Beautiful cakes, scones and sandwiches served on pretty china with champagne too. Food was all very fresh and tasty. The staff were all lovely and very attentive. Perfect end to our London Girls’ Weekend! Thank you!