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Room type

Superior Double or Twin Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Park View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Standard Apartment, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Privately-owned London hotel opposite Green Park

By the Royal Parks

Intimate and sophisticated, the fabulous 5-star Athenaeum is your home-away-from-home in Mayfair, central London. You're opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just down the road from national museums and galleries, and close to world-renowned shops and theatres.

Award-winning restaurant

For eating and drinking, there’s afternoon tea (voted “Best in London 2012”), an "AA"-rated Rosetted restaurant, and a fine bar - home to a large collection of whiskies. For a little “me-time”, our spa offers relaxing treatments, relaxation room, wet area and a well-equipped fitness room.

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The 164 luxurious accommodations include 134 en-suite guestrooms, many with views over Green Park; 12 elegant suites with generous open-plan layouts or separate sitting rooms; 18 spacious apartments with separate sitting rooms and dining areas, and a stunning rooftop suite which provides the idyllic place to entertain and unwind in seclusion. All lodgings include complimentary wireless Internet access, plus complimentary snacks and soft drinks from the minibar.

The Athenaeum

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
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Spa services on site
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Health club
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Conference space
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 164
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wedding services
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in
  • 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
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Stay connected

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
  • Pay movies
  • Video-game console
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Cable TV service
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • 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
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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.

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Play

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
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Relax

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

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

Accepted at this hotel: American Express American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club Diners Club, Discover, JCB International JCB International, MasterCard MasterCard, Visa Visa

Your pets

Pets allowed

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.

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Fees

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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.

Shopping Discounts and VIP Experiences Promotion

Shopping Discounts and VIP Experiences Promotion

Book a stay in any room type or rate category now - August 31, 2014 for travel within the same period and receive the following opportunities:

  • VIP discount card for 10% off at Liberty department store
  • 10% off shopping at The Burlington Arcade
  • 10-50% off shopping at Covent Garden
  • 15% off at Pickett
  • 15% discount at Npeal Cashmere
  • Free gift with any purchase at Church's shoes
  • Personal hat consultation with Fortnum & Mason’s in-house milliner
  • Attendance at a talk regarding 3 centuries of Fortnum & Mason’s past by Fortnum’s archivist. Includes tea or coffee and a copy of the book Fortnum & Mason – the First Three Hundred Years (available Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
  • A 45-minute fragrance profile at Penhaligon’s with an expert consultant to match your personality to a fragrance. Available for up to 6 guests
To add any of the above retail offers or VIP experiences, guests must contact the property at the time of booking using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking. VIP experiences must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Offer is combinable with other offers, and is subject to availability. The Athenaeum reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice. Additional details available at check-in. Offer may not include taxes or gratuities. Other restrictions may apply.

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