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
Fabulous afternoon tea, lovely helpful staff and beautiful surroundings with pianist setting the ambiance! My little one enjoyed her afternoon tea, the sweet patisserie’s, cakes, scones and ginger sandwiches; as did we!
Two weeks ago we went for afternoon tea at the Grosvenor House. There were 6 of us, two were children 7 and 10 years old. We had dietary issues as tpwo adults were vegitarians and no one ate pork products. We could not have been treated nicer with continual offerings of more sandwiches and sweets. The children had their own menu but could freely eat from our menu as well. We were never rushed and had a beautiful time in a lovely setting and delcious food. The children loved the bull dog stuffed animals they received as a memory of our time. It could not have been a more perfect time. Thankyou and we will come again when returning to London/
The hotel is stunning and conveniently located in wonderful Mayfair. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and well appointed and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend the breakfast buffet. The lobby cafe is a beautiful space that makes you not want to leave the hotel.