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The Washington Mayfair Hotel was built in 1913 and retains its glamorous Art Deco facade. With comfortable, elegant rooms and a touch of old world glamour with contemporary luxuries, it's unsurprising that many glamorous guests have graced the hotel with their presence in the past. Notable guests include actress Tallulah Bankhead, socialite Laura Corrigan and painter Pietro Annigoni. The hotel also enjoyed a reputation as a lively music venue and today you can enjoy a resident pianist whilst sipping a cocktail in Madison's Bar.
Rooms offered at the hotel include Classic, Executive and State as well as a range of Junior, Executive and Master Suites. All rooms are decorated in a sleek Art Deco style with a modern twist, with luxurious fittings in calm, muted colours. In-room amenities include a high-speed ADSL and Wi-fi internet connection, Plasma TVs with a selection of on-demand movies, bathrobes, a turndown service, mini bar, hairdryer, a direct dial phone with a personal telephone number and ambient lighting to ensure you have the best environment at all times. Suites also come with whirlpool baths as extra and have unusual architectural features, which add to the character of the hotel.
The Washington Mayfair Hotel is located in Curzon Street, where Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli lived and the famous Curzon art house cinema is located. From this position you can explore many of London's sights with ease. Shopping enthusiasts are just a high-heeled strut away from the many shops in Oxford Circus, Regents Street and Bond Street, which has a delectable selection of designer stores. Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores are also a short walk away to the west of the hotel. If too much shopping has left you with a very slim budget you can experience the luxury lifestyle vicariously by visiting Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth II when she is in London, or the austere Marlborough House residence, built by Christopher Wren in 1711. You could also stroll through Hyde Park just ten minutes from the hotel, or visit one of Mayfair's many fine art galleries and be inspired by art of today and yesteryear.
To help you navigate the great location and make the most of your stay, the hotel has an in-house concierge, who can arrange a chauffeur; airport pick up; a reservation in one of Mayfair's many restaurants; gifts and flowers; tickets for shows in one of the many theatres nearby such as The Palladium, The Criterion and The Piccadilly theatres; and horse and boat rides in Hyde Park.
Rooms offered at the hotel include Classic, Executive and State as well as a range of Junior, Executive and Master Suites. All rooms are decorated in a sleek Art deco style with a modern twist, with luxurious fittings in calm, muted colours. In-room amenities include a high-speed ADSL and Wi-fi internet connection, Plasma TVs with a selection of on-demand movies, bathrobes, a turndown service, mini bar, hairdryer, a direct dial phone with a personal telephone number and ambient lighting to ensure you have the best ambience at all times. Suites also come with whirlpool baths as extra and have unusual architectural features, which add to the character of the hotel.
A gym is also located at the hotel, where you can work out in peaceful surroundings; or if you would prefer a more relaxing activity, spa treatments can be arranged at facilities nearby. The hotel's restaurant, Madison's, offers decent international cuisine for reasonable prices; however, some guests have found the restaurant to be a little uninspiring, especially when you consider the choice of eateries in the surrounding area. Just on the hotel's doorstep there are elegant eateries such as the, admittedly pricy, 17th century Belvedere Restaurant, a modern Italian menu at Tempo, decadent North African fare at Mamounia Lounge or you can grab an artisan sandwich at Chop'd if you just want a cheap snack, and a Tesco Metro supermarket is located just over the road.
The Washington Mayfair Hotel has fantastic transport links. It is positioned just two minutes walk from Green Park station, which services the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport, which can be reached via the Piccadilly line. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
The hotel may not have the unique charm of some of the area's more colourful, boutique accommodation options, but with an extremely convenient location on a very stylish street and a touch of 50s glamour, this is a good option for travellers who want a restful stay in London's most affluent district. Guests should note that the hotel is perhaps better suited to business travellers or young-professional travellers as there are no facilities to cater for families and no activities arranged for children.