The Best London Hotels Near Hyde Park

Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

by Hotelegraph experts, The Daily Telegraph, December 21, 2016

An expert guide to the top hotels near Hyde Park, including the best for views, luxury rooms and pretty gardens, near to Park Lane, Harrods, Havey Nichols, Kensington Palace and the West End.

The Berkeley Hotel Knightsbridge, London, England

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8 Telegraph expert rating

The Berkeley opened as a hotel in 1897. Since then, it’s stayed with the times – it was one of the first hotels in London to introduce air-conditioning in the Twenties, double-glazing in the Thirties, and one of the city’s only rooftop pools in the Seventies, which remains a coveted spot today, now accompanied by a spa. Here, a secret garden lined with daybeds, in full bloom in summer, is a good spot to wind down after a treatment. Special events are also held throughout summer, such as hula hoop or synchronised swimming classes. Read expert review From £420per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Hyde Park, London, England

8 Telegraph expert rating

Bling meets brains is the formula for success at this prestigious Park Lane hotel. The blaring red colour scheme and flaunting furnishings are an intriguing lesson in décor designed to titillate the super rich, while service is brilliantly fine-tuned. The rooftop spa, with views of Hyde Park, is not to be missed. It overlooks the Dutch elms and copper beeches in the south-east portion of Hyde Park; the sauna, which has a window, boasts particularly magnificent vistas. Read expert review From £630per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

45 Park Lane Mayfair, London, England

8 Telegraph expert rating

An oasis of Art Deco and statement al-fresco art on the culturally parched concrete promenade of Park Lane, opposite Hyde Park. Commit to a steak at its pricey restaurant CUT and you will be having foam-mouthed reveries for years to come. The Art Deco building that hosts this hotel is exceptional. The curvaceous façade bristles with metal fins, and there’s a rather spectacular art installation on its side — a procession of bronze metal plates that soar to the eighth floor, and have a rippled, undulating effect when they catch the sun. Read expert review From £472per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

The Wellesley Hyde Park, London, England

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This hotel is buffered by Harrods and Harvey Nichols on one side, and the West End’s theatres and restaurants on the other; Hyde Park is just across the road, too. Housed in a decommissioned London Underground station, the Wellesley has adopted an Art Deco theme with gusto and seemingly no consideration for expense. Behind the hotel’s bronze doors, the marbled lobby shimmers under dazzling crystal chandeliers. Read expert review From £347per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Cheval Thorney Court at Hyde Park Hyde Park, London, England

7 Telegraph expert rating

Near the corner of Palace Gate and Kensington Road, this 10-floor block includes many rooms that have good views over Hyde Park and towards Kensington Palace. The block was built in the mid-Eighties, but traditionally decorated in slightly old fashioned but comfortable mock-Georgian style, with Regency stripe wallpapers, good quality dark wood reproduction furniture architectural prints and comfortable sofas. Bedrooms are large and comfortable with chaise longs, desks, media cabinet and roomy bedside tables. Read expert review From £323per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

The Dorchester Hyde Park, London, England

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The Dorchester stands by Tilney Street, towards the southern end of Park Lane. Hyde Park Corner Underground station is within walking distance and the many shops, sights and restaurants of Mayfair and Piccadilly lie to the east. This is a glamorous five-star hotel with pedigree that attracts a wealthy clientele generally unconcerned with bills. The 250 rooms and suites rise to the ninth floor – 115 have a view to Hyde Park. Read expert review From £390per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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The Milestone Hotel Hyde Park, London, England

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The Milestone, opened in the 1920s, takes its name from the old cast iron milestone that stands outside and comprises three tall Victorian townhouses, the first of which, No 1 Kensington Court, has fine original features, including carved window frames and a black-and-white tiled floor. It stands on busy Kensington Road, near where it becomes Kensington High Street, with views of Kensington Park opposite. Read expert review From £298per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Lancaster London Hyde Park, London, England

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Located right beside Lancaster Gate Underground station. Paddington Station is not far away while the leafy lung of Hyde Park is just across the Bayswater Road - from here you can walk to Kensington Gardens, the Albert Hall and Knightsbridge. The style is old school and there is a spacious lobby with a fireplace, mirrored pillars and floral rugs. The 416 rooms are categorised as Park View and - at a slightly lower price - City View. If you want a panoramic view over the capital ask to stay on the west side of the building and as high up as possible. Read expert review From £116per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

London Hilton on Park Lane Hyde Park, London, England

7 Telegraph expert rating

Located on the busy dual carriageway that is Park Lane, but hard to beat logistically – moments from Hyde Park and ideal for visits to Buckingham Palace, the West End and Oxford Street. The hotel certainly has its charms – incredible views, the lobby buzzes with energy, and the dining options are excellent. The views – go for an east-facing room – are stunning. The beds are also very comfortable, bathrooms smart, and the modern trappings – iPod dock, big television, monsoon shower – present and correct. Read expert review From £209per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park Hyde Park, London, England

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The Mandarin Oriental backs on to Hyde Park itself, with a welcome new outdoor terrace. Great for watching the Horseguards riding through the park. You’ll find a Far Eastern slant on the people-friendly, easy-going, part Edwardian part contemporary ground floor, and in the spa, but corridors and bedrooms are deeply traditional in decoration. It's home to Heston Blumenthal's highly-praised London address, Dinner. Read expert review From £450per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

InterContinental London Park Lane Hyde Park, London, England

8 Telegraph expert rating

The InterContinental, close to Buckingham Palace, enjoys the best position of any Park Lane hotel. Hyde Park Corner Tube station is seconds from the door. The hotel plays it safe with a muted colour palette and, save for some impressive lighting features in the lobby, few distinct design flourishes. Service is exceptional. Adaptable, confident and knowledgeable staff are dab hands at dealing with all manner of guests and can handle all enquiries and requests with aplomb. Read expert review From £247per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

Baglioni Hotel London Kensington, London, England

7 Telegraph expert rating

A frescoed, white façade overlooks Kensington Gardens here – ideal for trips to the palace, the museum district, the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods. There’s a delightfully kitsch decadence in the public areas. The restaurant, Brunello, is filled with elaborate chandeliers, giant vases and mirrors, and there’s a studded circular bar, water feature, and a garish gold, silver and black colour scheme. Read expert review From £319per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Metropolitan by COMO, London Hyde Park, London, England

7 Telegraph expert rating

In London’s luxury hotel heartland, at the southern end of Park Lane. The dual carriageway is hardly enticing, but the hotel is well positioned for day trips to Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, and evenings out in Soho. Modern and minimalist. Since opening in 1997, in the shadow of some of London’s most prestigious hotels, the Metropolitan has snagged young, hip, design-conscious types in search of pared-back contemporary style. Read expert review From £311per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Royal Garden Hotel Hyde Park, London, England

8 Telegraph expert rating

A third of the 400 bedrooms here have stunning views of London’s lung - Hyde Park, and encircling landmark buildings, while the 10th floor contains the hotel’s best feature: an impressive restaurant that vies only with Windows on the World at the Hilton for its dazzling panorama. In a bold red and black livery, it offers expert service and authentic dishes, including delicate won ton and whole crispy duck. Read expert review From £162per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Astor Hyde Park Kensington, London, England

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Situated a stone’s throw from Kensington Gardens and with the Royal Albert Hall and several museums a few minutes’ walk away, this hostel makes a good base for exploring some of London’s cultural highlights. Imposing from the outside, the Grade II-listed Victorian townhouse is equally grand on the inside. The elegant common room next to reception, with its fireplace and wood panelling, is particularly impressive. Read expert review From £23per night 

The Gore Kensington, London, England

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If you've ever dreamed of staying in one of the blazing white stucco terraces that surround Hyde Park, then The Gore might be for you. All the better if you have a penchant for Venetian beds and damask chaise longues. The restaurant has seen better centuries, but the bar is one of the best-kept secrets in SW7. The hotel is perfectly placed for jaunts to the cluster of museums around South Kensington (the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums), which are a five-minute stroll away. You can also practically hear the throbbing of violins from The Royal Albert Hall; three minutes on foot. Read expert review From £145per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

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