Naturally you want to select the best hotel for your stay. It’s an important decision and requires a good deal of care and insight before committing to your trip. In this guide, we will cover what to consider when choosing a hotel in London, Mayfair as a destination and what the outstanding hotels in Mayfair are and why you should choose them.
Choosing the Ideal Hotel in Mayfair, London
When it comes to selecting a hotel for your stay in Mayfair, there are lots of ways that you can be inspired to choose your destination.
13th December 2022
What to Consider when Choosing a Hotel in London
London is a perfect place for a city break. It has spacious green parks, famous landmarks, shopping, eating and of course, entertainment. It really is a truly special location which is why, when you’re visiting the city, you want to make sure that you are selecting a hotel that can give you the best of what the city has to offer and equally, a place where you can rest in comfort at the end of a long day!
So when it comes to choosing a hotel in London, in our experience, here are the factors to consider when making your decision.
London is a big city with many different areas to choose from, each with their own unique space. So getting around is going to be essential as well as having really good transportation links near where you are staying. So the need to be close to tube and bus stops (because buses are still a great way to get around the city) is going to be necessary.
You also want to think about location in relation to the things that you want to do whilst you’re visiting. Are you going to visit the tourist spots? Is it more shopping? How about a more relaxed weekend finished with fine dining? Placing yourself closer to the things that you want to see and do is a better idea generally.
What people say (reviews)
If you want to find out what a hotel is really like, then you need to start reading reviews and being objective when doing so. Online reviews have become a good way to get a very personal understanding of a venue or hotel but they can sometimes be biassed or worse, fake reviews. Doing a bit of research, and getting a balanced representation is going to help you make the best decision for your stay.
Look at several different websites or review sites and see what the overall average score is between them all. From there, you can get a better idea of what the real situation is like for that particular hotel and how your stay will actually be.
Talking about hotel amenities in the previous point, this can be essential for those getting away. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or you have a work trip, ensuring that you have what you need to make your stay more enjoyable and accessible is going to be key.
Think about what you need for your trip. Is it a romantic getaway? Then you need somewhere which brings more peace and tranquillity. A work getaway? Good conference locations nearby, a 24 hour concierge service perhaps?
When choosing your ideal hotel, think about the typical guests that visit. How would you do that? Look at the reviews. This will help you to better identify the kind of people that stay at the hotel you are looking at, and equally better prepare you for the kind of experience you may receive. I.e. a family based hotel may not be suitable for a young couple or business trip – and vice versa.
The Mayfair Location
You will have heard about Mayfair. It really is one of the highlights of the capital city. There is so much to see and do that many of the tourist books don’t even cover. For those that like to indulge, there are picturesque streets lined with stores and boutiques that sell designer clothing, home decor, jewellery, food, and even pet supplies. Some of these are not for tourists, naturally, but they offer a lot to residents in the area which makes everything feel a little more community based in such a large city – a rarity in the capital.
If you want to visit something cultural, there are a few places in Mayfair including the Royal Academy of Arts museum and several art galleries. For a night out you can take your pick from dozens of restaurants, local pubs, and high end nightclubs. From the British classic Ormer Mayfair to ROKA Mayfair which is for all lovers of high end Japanese food – and that’s just to name two of many of the great and Michelin recognised restaurants in the area.
Being centrally located means this beautiful area is connected to so many other parts of London, which is perfect for getting to see and do everything you could possibly want.
Outstanding Hotels in Mayfair
When it comes to choosing a great hotel in Mayfair, you really are spoilt for choice. You just have to think about the amount of history that has taken place in the area since the 1800s to realise that many hotels still stand from their creation in the pre-industrial era whilst, novels, films and TV shows have based entire worlds and characters on the people that live there as well as being inspired by those that actually did.
From your large chain hotel to more elegant boutique dwellings, there really is a selection that manages to tick all of the boxes. Just think, what other locations in the world can give you hotels that have;
– Excellent restaurants
– Incredible decor
– World class amenities
– Exceptional rooms and service
– World class shopping on the doorstep
– Famous bars & better drinks
…and much much more
Rooms from £750 per night
Claridges is famous the world over for being the location that houses royalty, and food lovers know that the restaurant is one of the best dining experiences in the country and the world over! Gordon Ramsay was awarded his third Michelin star at the venue whilst Daniel Humm brought his World’s Best Restaurant menu to the venue for a residency.
Forget the restaurant for a moment and take a minute to think about the decor at Claridges. Wainscot walls, cornice ceilings and a colour palette of calming pastels (think duck-egg blue and soft peach) that make for palatial surroundings. Of course there is also a world class champagne bar and Afternoon Tea is a thing to book in advance because it’s just that good!
“It is the embodiment of grand English style and timeless glamour.”
The Beaumont Hotel
Rooms from £581 per night
Are you a fan of the Art Deco era? Immaculate service and the understated spa? Well, the Beaumont Hotel is for you. Located on a quiet road in Mayfair perpendicular to Selfridges on Oxford Street it is a dream for devoted shoppers and gallery lovers.
This is the hotel that captures the essence of a bygone era and yet manages to be perfectly in tune with the modern day requirements of everyday life. A striking element of the hotel is ROOM, an inhabitable sculpture commissioned from the Turner Prize-winning British artist, Antony Gormley. Forming the bedroom of a suite, ROOM is a massive, modular piece made of stainless steel and fumed oak, placed on a low-level wing to the south side of the building’s facade.
Rooms from £870 per night
This Red Brick hotel is perfectly suited for those who want to enjoy their stay surrounded by the designers, galleries and restaurants of Mount Street which embody the independent energy of Mayfair Village. There is a bespoke service which is hard to top and, let’s not beat about the bush here, the reason why people visit The Connaught is for the food. (Apart from the incredible rooms, luxury service and one of the best martini trolleys in the whole of the capital).
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught holds two Michelin stars, while Jean-Georges at the Connaught serves Far Eastern flavours made with farm-to-table produce.
Anything else you need to know about The Connaught? Well… “Tucked away in the heart of the hotel, those in the know will discover The Connaught Cigar Merchants – home to one of the finest cigar collections in the capital. This meticulously appointed space pays homage to the rare and the refined.”