4.1 out of 5

"It was great .But few things were missing in the room.Breakfast was very nice but staff was not good. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 22 May 2017

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Hotel Description

Within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star London City Centre hotel, attractions include London Palladium Theatre and St. James Park.

A luxury stay in the heart of London awaits you at The May Fair. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a casino, and a restaurant.

A day of pampering at May Fair Spa can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. The fine-dining restaurant, May Fair Kitchen, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. May Fair Bar is the hotel's own cocktail bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and sauna. Business amenities include 15 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and conference space. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 404 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, in-room massages, and safes. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The May Fair ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5

Location is very good

It was great .But few things were missing in the room.Breakfast was very nice but staff was not good.

Posted by on May 22, 2017

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5 out of 5

Upscale hotel in Mayfair

My husband and I stayed here in Mar 2012 for 3 nights. We were very happy with our selection and would absolutely stay here again. It is pricey, but our room was very spacious, the staff very helpful, the bar was really fun, and was a great location to stay in. Highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL, USA on Apr 5, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel is beautiful, fancy, perfectly located in the heart of mayfair and its a 3 minute walk to the nearest underground station.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
its in a perfect location, it made my stay very easy to move around london. The staff was friendly, but a little bit to serious i prefer more easy going staff.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012

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5 out of 5

The Mayfair exceeded my expectations

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, extremely professional staff
For my husbands 50th birthday, we arrived early at the Mayfair after flying all night from the US. We knew that check-in was much later, but they were able to accomodate us after lunch. The first room was nice, but did not have a great view. When I discussed this with with the front desk, they responded positively and found another room for us with a GREAT view! We enjoyed the neighborhood, and walked all over. Between the awesome location, excellent service, and peaceful accomodations we fell in love with the Mayfair and will return!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

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5 out of 5

The place I stay when in London

I love this hotel. the staff is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is modern, yet chic.

Posted by , from NY, NY on Feb 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

Two days and nights at the Mayfair in London

The hotel was very conveniently located in the center of Mayfair. Taxis were always available. The bar was rather expensive (not unusual for a downtown hotel). There was a casino adjacent which offered less expensive food and drink but was a bit of a hassle to get in and out of. Our room had a king size bed, which my travel agent said was not availabe in England. The furnishings were pleasant, cleaned daily and the bed even turned down each night. The concierge was very knowlegable and helpful. We ate at two 5 star restaurants, each a long walk or a short cab ride from the hotel; Le Boudin Blanc (French) and Veeraswami (Indian.) Both casual and not expensive for Mayfair. We would definitly recommend the Mayfair and would stay again.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

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1 out of 5

more of a lock-down than a hotel

first room, not cleaned. second room, clean but austere. asked for ice, never came. asked that a dinner cart be removed, no response. the philosophy of this hotel seems built on the model of a maximum security prison. the guests are mischief makers who must be monitored at every turn. even though we'd put down the required $* deposit on the minibar, when we tried to open it, a huge alarm went off and kept going. if you move a bottle out of the minibar to make room for something of your own, you are charged for their bottle, even if you put it back in. the fridge is apparently equipped with a sensor. for security, you need to insert your room card to get the elevator to go to your floor. although we'd been okayed for a 1pm checkout, our cards were cancelled at noon so they didn't work and we had to get new ones. in the end, we got paroled and went home. one good thing: the bed was excellent.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2010

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4 out of 5

My favorite hotel in London

Traveling to London 4 times or more a year, I've stayed at many hotels in the city. The Mayfair has been my favorite by far. The staff is really helpful and the rooms are so spacious and comfortable. As a business traveler, high speed internet is really important and they're service is complimentary and reliable. The breakfast buffet is really delicious and very convenient. Hotel is just half a block to the Green Park tube which has two lines and makes getting around very inexpensive and easy.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009

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2 out of 5

Completely Disappointed

After reading the reviews I expected more than a modernized Motel 6. The only discernable difference was a flat screen TV and the utter lack of privacy. The bathroom is an echo chamber with only a frosted glass sliding panel separating it from the bedroom. This extends to the neighbors, as well. I know this from hearing our neighbor every morning. There are no pictures on the wall other than two small ones in the dark entryway. Your closet, hair dryer, and safe are in a completely open space just INSIDE the bathroom. Forget about getting to anything you need if anyone is using the bathroom. The shower was completely open and floods the floor. The makeup mirror mounted to the wall would be awesome if you were 3 ft tall - it was installed upside down and below the full mirror so you cannot move it to a normal view. We requested a wake up call the two nights we spent there as soon as we knew our schedules for the next day. We never got a call either time. When I checked out and told the attendant about our experience, they offered to give us an upgrade or free breakfast the next time we stayed - ignoring the fact that since we were on holiday from Texas. The only positive thing I can say about the experience is that they do not charge for internet connectivity in their business center ,although connectivity was extrememly slow, and they had an awesome concierge that recommended a great pub around the corner for dinner and got us tickets at the last minute to a completely full tour for the next morning. My recommendation: book somewhere else - try City Inn.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009

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4 out of 5

Going Back

This is not the greatest hotel in the world but it doesn't doesn't claim to be. The rates are VERY reasonable. You get more than what you pay for. The location is excellent. The rooms are very comfortable and the service is attentive, if a bit frantic. I've been there twice before and will go back.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2008

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Property Features

The May Fair offers its guests a full-service spa, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. There are 15 meeting rooms available. A casino, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury The May Fair. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 404 guestrooms or units
  • 15 conference rooms
  • Built in 1927
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge
  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (26.2 km / 16.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Green Park Underground Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Train station: London Charing Cross Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)

Room Amenities

The May Fair offers 404 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

May Fair Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

24-hour room service is available.

May Fair Kitchen - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
  • Union Pay

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 32.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 55 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Facilities fee: GBP 15 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Sauna
    - Spa tub

Hotel Names

  • May Fair
  • May Hotel Fair
  • May Fair Hotel London
  • May Fair London
  • Mayfair Hotel London
  • The May Fair Hotel London, England
  • May Fair Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.