Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome
What We Love
- A handy, 1920s South London stay that once served England's first major international airportKicking off your shoes and cracking open the welcome bottle of wine in your room
- The hotel's grand, black and white pillared façade harks back to a glamorous bygone era
- The handy location, near major transport links to central London and Gatwick Airport
- Adding daily dinner onto your stay and admiring the brasserie's gorgeous period windows
What To Know
- The hotel is on a busy road which has car traffic 24/7; request a room at the back of the hotel if you're a light sleeper
- The closest tube station is East Croydon
- Free WiFi
Once serving Croydon Airport – the first international hub in the country – Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome is celebrating almost a hundred of years of hospitality. The airport was used by pioneering aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson, with Winston Churchill even taking flying lessons here.
The planes may be long gone, but today the hotel offers easy access to many attractions. These include superb shopping centres, world-renowned sporting venues, Gatwick Airport and a legendary concert hall. A quick 15 minutes’ drive away, East Croydon station can whizz you into central London or send you off to England’s south coast in a jiffy.
The hotel itself boasts a white, Art Deco pillared façade, which gives way to contemporary styled interiors. At the heart of proceedings on the ground floor, you’ll find a dark wood bar and high-ceilinged brasserie-style restaurant, complete with grand arched windows.
Guest rooms are spacious, cosy and welcoming with all the usual amenities. An added bonus is the special rate available for Hallmark guests at a renowned private health club just down the road, which has a heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym.
How to Get There
Nice place but not great if you want to sleep in a little on the weekend.
Saturday morning - disturbance
Sunday morning - disturbance
I understand that hotels have conference rooms that they rent out but there was no indication of this when we booked.
Electric guitars, drums, pianos.. I mean the groups worshiping downstairs sound great but not when you want to sleep.
Very disappointed and very tired. I wouldn't advise staying here on the weekend.
Thus location was good for its access to the airport. There is a McDonald’s and Pizza Hut in the shopping center next door.
The service was friendly and prompt, the breakfast buffet had decent choice with meat choices and fruit.
The only down side was that the room service food wasn’t fresh, the burger was lukewarm and the steak tough, the tempura veggies were limp and soggy.
They do give access to the fitness center pool across the road but they only allow kids a couple of hours a day, from 10 till 12 , so we couldn’t use this.
lovely room , fabulous breakfast , great hotel with facilities for the kids just across the road, visited oxygen and kidspace which are both a short walk away as is macdonalds., great links to london a bus outside up to east croydon station and then a 15 minute train journey.
This hotel says that it has free overnight parking, true, but what it dose not tell you is that you will not find any space. Why? Because they have contracted all the guest parking space out to 'Open Reach" and Virgin. Surprised? We were because we only booked on the basis of the parking facility. This is an area where you would not wish to leave your car on some back street, believe me it really isn't a wise thing to do in this location.
Arriving some time after 10pm, returning from France, en-route to Cornwall we were amazed to find the car park absolutely chocker with white Transit Van. We were told that we could not cancel and have a refund as we had not cancelled by 2pm that day. AVOID,
unless you're without a vehicle. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable but there is an awful lot of traffic noise from the main road right next to hotel. There is what can only be described as a Pub in the reception area, passing through this to get the small lift and the rooms above may not be to everybody's taste, it had more than a fair share of drunks using some colourful language which some might find unacceptable particularly if children were with you.
We stayed for 2x nights.
Alongside other family members and we were all next to one another.
Staff were attentive.
Rooms were clean and cleaned again on the 2nd day
Breakfast was great! We asked for vegetarian sausages, as we are non-meat eaters. And they were promptly provided.