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Located in Mayfair, The Athenaeum is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Buckingham Palace and St. James Park. This 5-star hotel has 110 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Centrally located in London, the hotel is also a short walk from Piccadilly Circus and The Mall.

Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Galvin at The Athenaeum, which specializes in British cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.

Rooms

The Athenaeum's 110 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Espresso makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at The Athenaeum enjoy access to a full-service spa, a health club, and 2 spa tubs. Valet parking is GBP 38 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 105.00 one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Buckingham Palace and St. James Park
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Athenaeum has 3 conference/function rooms, the largest of which seats up to 55 people and can be divided to make 2 smaller rooms. All the meeting rooms are equipped with full conference facilities including video conferencing. They can also be prepared for cocktail receptions, private dining, or weddings. The dedicated business center offers private access to office facilities for all guests. An airport shuttle service can be arranged on request, and limited onsite secure parking is available (charges apply).

The Athenaeum Spa, located in the basement, can be reached directly from all guestrooms by a dedicated lift. The Spa offers manicures and pedicures, spa tub, body scrubs, body treatments, body wraps, massages, beauty services and couples treatment rooms. Simple treatments can also be carried out in the guestrooms on request. The modern gym is open 24 hours and guests can relax in the steam rooms. For those who prefer the fresh air, staff can provide detailed maps of all the jogging routes through the nearby Royal Parks.

With a one-of-a-kind kids' concierge service, this family-friendly hotel has special rooms designed for families and wee ones.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 110 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

Galvin at The Athenaeum - Locally sourced food prepared by Micheliin-starred chefs; the restaurant offers an all day menu with afternoon tea a specialty.

The Bar - This bar offers an extensive collection of whiskies – over 270. A wide variety of cigars is also available, as are cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks. Guests can mingle at the bar or relax on the large leather sofas. Open all day until late evening.

The Garden Room - Serves award-winning afternoon teas and light lunches.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel is across the street from Green Park which is crisscrossed with walking and jogging paths. The adjoining Hyde Park has horseriding stables and is popular with rollerskaters. The Serpentine Lake, also in Hyde Park, is a beautiful place to go boating.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 1000 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 1000 per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: GBP 100.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: GBP 27.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 105.00
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 38 per day
  • Pet deposit: GBP 1000 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 1000 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Athenaeum Hotel
  • Athenaeum Hotel London
  • Athenaeum London
  • Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments London, England
  • Athenaeum Hotel And Apartments

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Athenaeum is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.

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