$272 Avg/night
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The May Fair Hotel London

5 stars
Stratton Street, London, W1A2AN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
16 reviews
romantic getaway

really enjoyed our stay.We had to switch rooms a few times in the beginning,since our room was not... See full review

  • Zumba lover
  • Mar 29, 2012
Terrific Stay

Stayed for one night. Chosen for the location, which is very convenient. Service was excellent and... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 11, 2011
There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital's most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino. The spirit of surrounding Mayfair is captured beautifully, especially in our destination May Fair Bar, breathtaking Crystal Room and opulent Danziger Suite, which between them have played host to some of London's most extravagant society events Upgrade to Deluxe or Business Class Room and receive our daily Voucher for drinks that can be redeemed at the hotel bar to the value of 15 GBP per night.

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The May Fair Hotel London Rooms

Business Class Room
Business Class rooms offer a little more space to unwind, with a king bed and spacious seating area. -Full English breakfast -Daily turndown service -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room laptop safe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Mini bar -Bathtub and separate walk-in shower -Double sinks, toilet hose and bidet in select rooms -TV in bathroom in select rooms -Walk-in wardrobe -Early check-in (subject to availability) This room type includes a daily voucher worth 15 GBP that can be redeemed for drinks at the hotel bar.
Superior Room
A sleek and stylish room with warm tones, crisp linens and plush fabrics. These rooms come equipped with either one king or twin beds. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Mini Bar -Bathtub and separate walk-in showers in select rooms -Double sinks in select rooms
Deluxe Room
Deluxe rooms offer a little more space to unwind, with a king bed and spacious seating area. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Mini bar -Bathtub and separate walk-in shower -Double sinks, toilet hose and bidet in select rooms -TV in bathroom in select rooms -Walk-in wardrobe This room type includes a daily voucher worth 15 GBP that can be redeemed for drinks at the hotel bar.
Family Room
A spacious option with two queen beds for a family of up to four. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Mini bar -Walk-in wardrobe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Bathtub and separate walk-in shower -Double sinks, shower seat and toilet hose in select rooms
Studio Suite
Generously spacious and contemporary in style, studio suites feature a king bed, lounge area and luxurious marble bathrooms. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Sofa -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Mini bar -Walk-in wardobe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Bathtub and separate walk-in shower -Double sinks and shower seat in select rooms This room type includes a daily voucher worth 15 GBP that can be redeemed for drinks at the hotel bar.
Junior Suite
The coveted junior suites offer plenty of space to unwind and have been individually designed for sophisticated elegance. Junior suites feature a king bed and spacious lounge area. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Work desk with international phone sockets
Duplex Suite
The May Fair's unique duplex suites command a sense of space and drama from their innovative layouts. With a lounge downstairs and a bedroom with king bed on the mezzanine level, they are each designed with their own individual style. -Complimentary WiFi -Digital entertainment system -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Sofa -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -All quiet rooms at the back of the hotel, away from the elevator -Large bathroom with TV, bathtub, separate walk-in shower, double sinks and bidet
Signature Suite
Amongst the largest hotel suites in London, the May Fair one bedroom suites offer bold design and distinctive style that truly reflects the hotel's glamorous heritage. Each room unique, these stunning spaces redefine modern luxury with playful panache. -Complimentary WiFi -42 inch screens in the lounge and bedroom -Lounge area with sofas -DVD & CD systems with surround sound -Apple iPod, iPhone connectivity -Tea and coffee making facilities -In-room safe -Work desk with international phone and plug sockets -Large bathroom with TV, bathtub and separate walk-in shower -Double sinks, toilet hose and bidet available in select suites -Kitchenette in select suites

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Piccadilly: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.2 mi
  • Green Park: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.3 mi
  • Kingly Court : 0.4 mi
  • Handel House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 0.5 mi
  • London Palladium: 0.5 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.2 mi
  • Green Park: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.3 mi
  • Kingly Court : 0.4 mi
  • Handel House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 0.5 mi
  • London Palladium: 0.5 mi
  • Bond Street London: 0.5 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.5 mi
  • Oxford Street: 0.5 mi
  • Oxford Circus: 0.5 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Mews: 0.6 mi
  • Photographers Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.6 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Selfridges: 0.6 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 0.6 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.6 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.6 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.6 mi
  • University of Westminster: 0.7 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.7 mi
  • Port of London: 0.7 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.7 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Soho: 0.7 mi
  • Crime Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Victoria station: 0.8 mi

Dining

May Fair Kitchen
Award-winning chefs are obsessive about sourcing the finest produce locally and from overseas to ensure that every single dish is served to you with thought and passion. Our open kitchen creates a theatrical dining experience where you can not only taste our food, but feel our passion for it. Just exquisite food cooked and served to perfection.
Mayfair Bar
Recently judged the 'Best Hotel Bar in London' by the readers of the Guardian and London Lite. The May Fair Bar defines itself through its expert mix of the classic and the avant garde. With its menu of over 40 signature drinks passionately crafted by mixologist Marios Elias and his team.The May Fair Bar is an essential stop on the London party circuit
The Cigar Room
Cosy, outdoor smoking areas are de rigueur in London this year, but few are as stylish - and innovative, as the Cigar Room at the May Fair. This exclusive enclave at the heart of the hotel recreates the outdoors in, encased in a striking stainless steel mesh that lets the space 'breathe'. It's a luxe, intimate setting for drinks and quiet conversation, with both bar and table service.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
For business meetings, events and conferences in London, The May Fair 5 star luxury hotel offers some amazing venues combined with the very latest audio-visual systems. Show-stopping spaces include a state-of-the-art THX quality private theatre, the stunning Crystal ballroom for up to 180 people, the Danziger suite for up to 220 guests plus the awe-inspiring split-level atrium for up to 118. Your event will truly stand out from the crowd with the May Fair's stunning collection of luxury business meeting rooms and venues for events and conferences

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for The May Fair Hotel London

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.2

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tiara2013sport
Business
Brenham, Texas
Jul 9, 2014

Bait and switch

At check in the hotel staff advised that I would have to pay another £700 to secure a "family room" even though I expressly defined the need for two beds (as I traveled with my daughter) when I booked. The "family room" bathroom had a tiny sink and zero storage. The most disappointing on line booking ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kent Super Sports Fan
Business
Greensboro, NC
Aug 16, 2012

Olympic Experience

Great Location, Very professional staff. Room somewhat on the small size consideriing price, although very nice decor. Main bar only served one beer, no draft. Resturant bar only served three, no draft either, however room service had at least ten to choose from.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zumba lover
Business
New York
Mar 29, 2012

romantic getaway

really enjoyed our stay.We had to switch rooms a few times in the beginning,since our room was not to the liking of my wife.chic crowd added to the cool trendy atmosphere.Concierge was great.Great location,near very lively niightlife and clubs.We did see Katy Perry in the neighborhood,and that was cool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

get friendly with concierge

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
toopey
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 16, 2011

Not a five-star stay

We recently returned from a trip to London where we stayed at two different hotels. The first hotel stay was for four days, the second, for one. We figured we would splurge a little and stay at a more pricey place for the final night and chose The May Fair. We were impressed by the style of the lobby, and the staff was very friendly and helpful, but as soon as we entered our room, we felt we had wasted our money. The room had no character. It felt like a box with a bed. It was definitely stark and not what I would call stylish. I think the pics on the website make it look much better than reality. The bathroom was also lacking. There wasn't a door like you would normally expect. It was instead a frosted glass door that slid closed. Not the best for privacy when using the toilet. And the closet was inside the bathroom (to make it look bigger), and the shower splashed out everywhere. I would not recommend this place to anyone and don't plan to stay hwere again. Not that it's awful, more because there are so many other great choices in London for less money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The May Fair Hotel London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sac, CA
Apr 11, 2011

Terrific Stay

Stayed for one night. Chosen for the location, which is very convenient. Service was excellent and the room was perfect. Would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very short walk from Green park tube station.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Beach, CA
Jan 3, 2011

Great hotel in a great location

Hotel room was a good size and bed was very comfortable. This hotel is very comparable to 5 star hotels in the US. Hotel is located 1.5 blocks from the Underground that connects to 2 Lines (Picadilly and Jubilee) so it is very convenient to get around. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Hyde park, and Buckingham palace. We enjoyed a nice meal at Langdon's a block away. Across the street there is a grocery store to buy any necessities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fairfield, CT
Nov 3, 2010

I'm sorry, there's nothing we can do.

The location is great. But I heard so many "I'm sorry, but there's nothing we can do" until we finally got to check- into our room at 3:30 pm!!! Shower time is messy. The bathroom is extremely small, NO rugs on the floor, the shower spills all over the place. The shampoo destroys you hair. Make sure you take your own. Hairdryer so, so. It's pretty run down considering it went through renovation recently. If you're going to spend all day out in the street, it is ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You can actually see the dining room of NOBU from some rooms. We had our best Japanese restaurant experience there!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 30, 2010

Not Value for Money!

A Hotel at this location can be much better. It needs to understand that location and a busy recepton is not the only ingredients of a good hotel. From non working / crowded lifts whihc were neither smooth nor clean to rooms in which you can hear the whole hotel talk and walk to towels in the bathrooms which are over used and over worked to a large room with dirt carpets to no proper working table / desk. there were a lot of issues whihc need working. The reception did not have computers running when i checked in so I had to provide them with all booking details.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Oct 4, 2010

This is one to avoid

When the quality of a hotel is so bad that it motivates one to write about it for the first time, you know you are dealing with a problem. I arrived off a trans Atlantic flight earlier than the allotted check-in times and was told no rooms were available. That is fair and understandable, but the promise to follow up with me when they did come available never materialized. Front desk attitude was aloof...and left me feeling like I was doing the hotel a favor by gracing them with my presence. Porters, when I did eventually get a room, took forever to deliver my bags. Rooms were tiny and expensive, probably a casualty of London, but furniture was cheap and the sense of luxury diluted by the poor quality. Televisions small too, entertainment selection dated. The hotel's strategy is modern chic with a minimalist style but ends up being modern disaster with a bad attitude.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Wolseley is a great restaurant within 2 blocks of the hotel worth visiting. Make sure you book well in advance.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Birmingham, AL
Jul 16, 2010

cool place

Great Service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of great dining nearby.

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