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Privately-owned London hotel opposite Green Park
A stay at The Athenaeum places you in the heart of London, walking distance from Green Park and Wellington Arch.
This 5-star hotel is close to Buckingham Palace and Selfridges.
Make yourself at home in one of the 164 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 spa tubs, a health club, and a steam room. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in London? This hotel has 1740 square feet (162 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
At your hotel
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
- Children's club
- Steam room
- Full-service spa
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Spa services on site
- Concierge services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Health club
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms
- Business center
- Conference space
- Total number of rooms - 164
- Express check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Babysitting or childcare
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Number of spa tubs - 2
- Express check-in
- Luggage storage
- Number of floors - 10
- Conference space size (meters) - 162
- Smoke-free property
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Conference space size (feet) - 1740
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Premium TV channels
- DVD player
- Video-game console
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Climate control
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Cribs/infant beds available
- iPod docking station
- In-room massage available
- Daily housekeeping
- Plasma TV
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Espresso maker
Eat and drink
The Restaurant - An eclectic menu with quintessential British dishes, featuring plenty of fish, seafood, and vegetarian options, all prepared with organic vegetables.
Whisky Bar - This bar offers an extensive collection of whiskies – a selection of over 270. A wide variety of cigars is also available, as are cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks. Guests 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.
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
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
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
The fine print for The Athenaeum
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
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.
- 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
- Deposit: GBP 100.00 per night
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.
Awards & Affiliations
- The Athenaeum is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.