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Old Aug 13, 18, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by weld3z View Post
Ask them for 247-249 or similar nice spacious rooms.
248 is a suite.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by armature View Post
I read (what I assume was) your review on TripAdvisor and am a little concerned about this myself as we're traveling with a 19-month old and staying at the PL from 23 Aug - 30 Aug. Hopefully, our experience will be a little better.
Do you have plat? Make sure they upgrade you if you can find rooms available ONLINE yourself. If you aren't plat, make sure you get a room with bathtub or it will be HELL like what we had to go through. It was just too many hiccups that I would never want to return to this hotel. I had never stayed at a hotel for $800 USD a night with SO MANY problems before.

This hotel has the MOST # of suites out of all Marirott's hotels in London so there is big chances to get upgrades as plat. (I see some ppl still get upgrade to a suite being only gold but it's only for a short stay not 7 nights).
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Old Aug 14, 18, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by musicscrip View Post

This hotel has the MOST # of suites out of all Marirott's hotels in London so there is big chances to get upgrades as plat. (I see some ppl still get upgrade to a suite being only gold but it's only for a short stay not 7 nights).
Slight sidetrack - JW, Grosvenor House London has 78 suites. I believe it's the property with the most suites in London. I was a bit surprised to read that PL has as many as it does. I didn't think it was that large a property.

And regardless of # of suites, a 7-day stay (at any property) is less likely to get a suite upgrade than a shorter stay simply because a property won't want to tie up a suite it could sell during its busiest time for that length of time.

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Old Aug 14, 18, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by armature View Post
I read (what I assume was) your review on TripAdvisor and am a little concerned about this myself as we're traveling with a 19-month old and staying at the PL from 23 Aug - 30 Aug. Hopefully, our experience will be a little better.
Have an agent (if you can get through or go online & put in your reservation - need room w/ tub/have toddler.

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Old Aug 14, 18, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
Slight sidetrack - JW, Grosvenor House London has 78 suites. I believe it's the property with the most suites in London. I was a bit surprised to read that PL has as many as it does. I didn't think it was that large a property.
I think Park Lane has 28 suites, so it's not even close to the GH. It has been speculated that the Park Lane has the highest percentage of suites (about 18%).
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Old Nov 24, 18, 1:27 pm
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What restaurants did you like around the hotel?
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Old Nov 29, 18, 1:27 pm
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Just completed a stay here last week. Booked the base room on points, and was told no upgrades available after having to ask about one. Also, Platinums get lounge access and breakfast in the lounge only - not in the restaurant. Front desk told us that they are no longer allowing lounge access for Golds after the merger. The lounge is nice but quite tight, and gets crowded at breakfast and in the evenings. Location in central London is excellent, staff is great, but the elite perks seemed stingy to me. I would be very annoyed if we had paid cash, as this is a pricey hotel for a Marriott. We'll be trying another Marriott or a Fine Hotels property next time.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by LR2013 View Post
Just completed a stay here last week. Booked the base room on points, and was told no upgrades available after having to ask about one. Also, Platinums get lounge access and breakfast in the lounge only - not in the restaurant. Front desk told us that they are no longer allowing lounge access for Golds after the merger. The lounge is nice but quite tight, and gets crowded at breakfast and in the evenings. Location in central London is excellent, staff is great, but the elite perks seemed stingy to me. I would be very annoyed if we had paid cash, as this is a pricey hotel for a Marriott. We'll be trying another Marriott or a Fine Hotels property next time.
The old Gold - which is the new Platinum - only got you lounge access for breakfast. The old Silver - which is the new Gold - never got lounge access at all. Thus, no changes to breakfast and lounge access at this hotel. Same policies as always.
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Old Mar 23, 19, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by catocony View Post
The old Gold - which is the new Platinum - only got you lounge access for breakfast. The old Silver - which is the new Gold - never got lounge access at all. Thus, no changes to breakfast and lounge access at this hotel. Same policies as always.
Although others previously stated that PLT could take breakfast in the lounge or at the restaurant. Has there been a chance to this policy such that PLT (or higher) do not have the option to have breakfast in the restaurant?
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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:39 am
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It's been a while since I stayed at the property, but as LT Plat (now LT Titanium) I was never offered the option of breakfast in the restaurant. I haven't gone back & reread the entire thread, but was it universal that there was an option or was it more of a one-off?

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Old Jun 3, 19, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
It's been a while since I stayed at the property, but as LT Plat (now LT Titanium) I was never offered the option of breakfast in the restaurant. I haven't gone back & reread the entire thread, but was it universal that there was an option or was it more of a one-off?
Last summer they mentioned it at check in. One could not order from the full menu, just four or five dishes if I recall.
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