Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
What We Love
- London’s most prestigious location, on Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park
- JW Steakhouse, offering prime U.S. and Scottish beef, is the highlight among four dining options
- Superb service; nothing is too much trouble for this can-do team
What To Know
- As one of London’s top corporate hotels, the public areas can feel a bit hectic
- Given the large size of the hotel, the Executive Lounge can sometimes feel too crowded
- Park Lane may be a glamorous address, but it is often clogged with traffic
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This expansive eight-floor, five-star property overlooks Hyde Park, on London’s fashionable Park Lane. Grosvenor House has stood here since 1929, but the building has been continually modernized over the subsequent decades. The façade is an imposing sweep of stone, brick and neoclassical columns, which gives way to a split-level marble-floored lobby. Luxuriously upholstered chairs and sofas, floral arrangements and well-chosen artworks help offset the bustle of this large and perennially busy city hotel.
Bed and Bath
“Traditional elegance” best sums up the ambience throughout the Grosvenor’s 494 rooms and suites, which feature Old World paintings, beautiful flower-filled vases, plush carpets and a palette of light green and cream on the walls. The striped drapery is similarly Old World, with tasseled curtain ties. Bathrooms feature marble floors and sinks, and large backlit mirrors. Branded Grosvenor House robes are chunky and cozy, and large corner sofas and chaise longues in the suites add a decadent touch.
The pick of the dining options, JW Steakhouse, specializes in dry-aged USDA-certified beef and the finest of Scottish steaks, and there’s a seafood menu, as well. The Bourbon Bar at the back of the same space is a hip, speakeasy-style venue for sipping aged bourbon. Other dining options include the refined and very English Park Room, Richard Corrigan’s award-winning Corrigan’s Mayfair (which has foraged vegetables and sustainable fish on the menu) and the more informal Library and Park Lane Market. The Grosvenor House Fitness Centre and its state-of-the-art Star Trac equipment are open 24 hours, while the newly opened Sanrizz Salon is perfect for freshening up before a night out.
In the Area
Grosvenor House lies on the edge of Mayfair, London’s poshest district. Hyde Park is just outside for romantic strolls, family fun, jogs and bicycle rides. Mayfair is home to a number of renowned boutiques, while the myriad shops on Oxford Street and Bond Street are within walking distance. Mayfair is awash with Michelin-starred restaurants, particularly Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, one of only four Michelin three-star restaurants in the U.K. This temple of serious dining is backed up by two-Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, Square and Hibiscus, as well as one-star Michelin eateries.
How to Get There
Had a one night stay here and what a fantastic night it was. Arrived much to early before check in and they got me a rooms orted out in minutes, the room was an executive one and it was beautiful, immaculatly clean, lovely toiletries which were BVLGari, the exective room was lovely, it was quite big and enough room for everyone, had some nice cakes int he afternoon and a lovely spread on at night time. Plenty of alcohol for everyones tastes. It did get a bit crowded around 6pm when they put the food out, had breakfast in there which was nice. The hotel is right in the centre of Mayfair, tubes stations close I used both Bond Street and Marble Arch, wlak outside and you are there are Hyde Park, close to Oxford Street for shops and Regent Street etc etc. Every member of staff I encountered were fantastic (sorry never got their names) the hotel lobby is beautiful. Will stay here again sometime, I normally stay at Marriott Grosvenor Square but had a change this time. Will be back.
WE stayed in this great hotel in March 2019. It has beautiful decor, great service and good food. The restaurant and bar offer good choice and the food is delicious. we stayed in executive room which comes with access to lounge. Extra money for the room is definitely worth it with lounge offering breakfast, dinner, canapés and drinks. The service is also good. The location is very convenient and close to oxford street as also the public transport.
I must thank Emily from the Events team, she spent a good 45 minutes sewing me into my evening dress that the zip had completely broken just moments before I was due at an awards night.
So patient and kind, she didn’t have to do that.
Once I did manage to get down to the event she had organised a bottle of champagne on our table to help calm my nerves after a horrid hour panicking I wouldn’t be able to go.
Thank you Emily, you’re a credit to the hotel.
We stayed one night here on a short trip to London. The hotel is beautiful and in a great location, right across the street from Hyde Park. Many of London's attractions are walkable from here. Staff is extremely friendly and service oriented. We stayed in a wonderful suite with a view of the park. The room was amazing. Huge, bright living room with separate bedroom and bath. The exec lounge is very nice too. They offer breakfast (hot and cold), afternoon snacks, cocktail hour, evening snacks.
We did not attend afternoon tea in the restaurant but it looked wonderful. They also have a great steakhouse with outdoor seating when it's nice.
Fabulous week in a corner (fully wheelchair accessible) superior room. The decor was lovely and you could eat off any surface including the floors (I know - since I spent time crawling around behind furniture installing my husband's equipment). This is a truly wonderful hotel with superb staff who went out of their way to help make our stay memorable. There is full powerchair accessibility to all areas of the hotel - and they have really thought about accessibility rather than it being an add on. On the day we booked afternoon tea in the Park Room the wheelchair lift did not work to that section of the hotel. In minutes, a dozen assistants produced a ramp that was at least twenty feet long, assembled it -and then jumped on top to ensure it was stable! They did a terrific job. We were really impressed with the hotel as a whole and would not consider staying anywhere else next time we visit London. Yes, it's a little more expensive - but if anything comes up (and when travelling with someone with a significant disability - something usually does) you can be assured that you will have support and help from the wonderful staff. We can't wait to go back.
PS. The club lounge was also terrific - and again - the service was flawless and the staff wonderful.