Upscale and exclusive are two words that spring to mind when you think of Mayfair in London.

Best known for its exuberant shopping, the neighborhood is peppered with leading fashion designers, lavish boutiques and well-known tailors.

It’s not all shopping though…

There’s also everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional pubs.

With the famed Hyde Park on the border and other green hot spots, Mayfair is one of the most high-end places to stay in London.

You’ll find some of the best 5-star hotels in Mayfair.

To help you decide what’s most suitable for you, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorites below.

1. The Beaumont Hotel 

With a building dating back to 1926, it’s no wonder there’s a distinct historic feel about this place.

That doesn’t mean to say it’s not modern though.

The Beaumont opened in 2014 and has won numerous awards in its short lifespan.

Decorated in art deco style, accommodation ranges from guest rooms to spacious suites that are filled with artwork and antiques, alongside modern comforts.

The onsite Colony Grill Room is popular with locals and serves up a menu of New York style grill classics.

For relaxation, the Beaumont Spa is dubbed ‘the best London Spa for unwinding in style’ by Harper’s Bazaar.

You can expect white marble surroundings, a comprehensive range of treatments, a hair salon and even a hammam.

Guests also have access to the fully-equipped gym.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom Mayfair suite
  • Address: 8 Balderton Street, Brown Hart Gardens, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 6TF, United Kingdom

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2. 45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection

At 45 Park Lane, you are never just a room number.

Service is personal and each room receives their very own host who acts as a butler, concierge, and bank of helpful city knowledge.

Designed to feel more like a private residence, there are only 45 rooms and suites.

If you can afford it, the large penthouse on the top floor is certainly made for VIPs, but the Hyde Park suite is just as good.

Whether you choose a double or an apartment-like suite, they are all equally as lavish.

You’ll have stunning Hyde Park views as well as a huge list of luxury amenities.

The hotel centerpiece is CUT, Wolfgang Puck’s swanky restaurant, known by some for serving the best steak in the city.

If you’re going to explore the area, consider joining the hotel’s 50-minute walking tour.

You’ll learn about insider secrets and hidden gems.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Hyde Park suite
  • Address: 45 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 1PN, United Kingdom 

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3. Claridge’s

Claridge’s has been welcoming guests since 1856 and has quite an impressive list of celebrity visitors.
 
Paying homage to the Roaring Twenties, décor includes dramatic staircases, extravagant chandeliers, and a marble chequered floor.
 
There’s a total of 208 rooms and suites, which are beautifully designed and spacious.
 
Plush beds and marble bathrooms are complemented by amenities such as films on demand, Bose speakers, and minibars.
 
There’s plenty of choice for eating and drinking with everything from bespoke cocktails and Michelin-starred dining.
 
Wine aficionados will love Claridge’s Wine Cellar – a store where you can sample and purchase an eclectic collection of rare vintages.
 
Down at the Health Club & Spa, you’ll find a space dedicated to wellbeing and beauty.
 
Treatments include Claridge’s signature beauty package, as well as Sisley massage and facials.
  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Mayfair king room
  • Address: 41 – 43 Brook Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 4HJ, United Kingdom

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4. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

You know you can count on a luxurious and refined experience with the Four Seasons brand.

All accommodations, from guest rooms to specialty suites, have modern décor and plenty of natural light.

For more space, we recommend choosing a suite with a terrace.

F&B options include Amaranto Restaurant for delicious Italian-inspired menu and al fresco dining at On The Terrace.

If you’re staying with family, then it’s worth noting that children up to 12 years old dine for free.

The Spa is worth a visit whether you want a quick treatment or full pamper.

For complete relaxation, the City Detox package is worth a mention.

Each experience targets one of the key wellness elements including immunity, sleep and detox.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand suite with king bed
  • Address: Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1J 7DR, United Kingdom

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5. The Mayfair Townhouse

This hotel was once the stomping ground of literary great Oscar Wilde and his offbeat companions.

Now, The Mayfair Townhouse is one of London’s most charming five-star hotels.

All 153 rooms and 19 suites are opulent in style.

They have all the amenities of a high-end hotel without the frills.

There are workstations, dressing tables, luxury mattresses and bespoke toiletries.

You’ll love the complimentary minibar which comes complete with townhouse tipples and candy.

At the helm of the hotel is The Dandy Bar, a theatrical, cosy space that mimics the atmosphere of a private members club.

Here, sophisticated and innovative cocktails are served, whilst all day dining is also available.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Garden suite
  • Address: Half Moon Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1J 7BN, United Kingdom

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6. The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts

The Biltmore is in an excellent location on Grosvenor Square, minutes from the popular shopping streets.

Surrounded by greenery, there ares 250 rooms and 57 suites which all have views of London’s iconic skyline.

Every room includes HD TVs, espresso machines, safes, mini bars and complimentary WiFi.

To benefit from a separate living space, choose a suite.

Casual dining is available at Café Biltmore with its menu of modern takes on world classics.

But for a true English experience, try the afternoon tea prepared by Michelin-starred chef at The Tea Lounge.

For car enthusiasts, you’ll love The Biltmore Bentley Experience where you can rent a Bentley for the day.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Mayfair suite
  • Address: 44 Grosvenor Square, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 2HP, United Kingdom

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7. The Dorchester

One of the most iconic hotels in the world, the Dorchester needs little introduction.

Expect extravagant communal spaces, plush rooms, world-class dining and a celebrated spa.

Perhaps best known for its culinary offerings, there’s everything from traditional dim sum, to a modern British grill.

It’s also home to one of London’s three Michelin-starred restaurants, Alain Ducasse’s.

You’ll be served the finest French food here.

The concierge team deserve a special mention for their customer service.

Known as ‘the keepers of the keys’, they will work their magic to get you the best seats in the house and exclusive experiences.

There are also a range of complimentary guest experiences available.

These include walking tours, floral demonstrations and wine tasting, plus more.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: The Harlequin penthouse
  • Address: 53 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 1QA, United Kingdom

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8. The Connaught

On arrival, you’ll be impressed with The Connaught’s vintage decor.

You’ll make your way through the forecourt which features a large water feature within the trees.

The hotel dates back to 1897 and much of its Edwardian charm remains despite a multi-million pound renovation in 2007.

Whilst the décor is old classic, facilities are modern and blend well with the style.

Rooms are classy with comfy beds, mood lighting, in-room entertainment systems, a minibar, and original artwork.

But the marble bathrooms are what guests talk about – bathtubs with plasma TVs and walk-in showers make this space an experience on its own.

Eating and drinking consists of Michelin-starred dining, and an iconic Martini trolley in The Connaught Bar.

Here, you’ll also find the first Aman Spa built outside of Aman resorts.

Holistic healing and tailored wellness journeys are available thanks to the guidance of the Aman Spa experts.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe king room
  • Address: Carlos Place, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 2AL, United Kingdom

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9. Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Part of the British hotel group, Rocco Forte, Brown’s hotel has all the makings of a five-star hotel but without the stuffiness.

It has quite the celebrity fanship.

Following a significant refurbishment in 2004, the Brown’s hotel was reopened by Margaret Thatcher.

Fun fact: Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book here, and had a suite named after him, The Kipling suite.

Rooms are stylish and full of personality.

Each feature Carrara marble bathrooms, seating areas and interactive TVs.

Dining is available at Charlie’s run by Michelin-starred Chef Adam Byatt.

You’ll find the menu changes seasonally to take advantage of local produce.

After dinner, cocktails are best served at Donovan Bar where you can enjoy live jazz music.

While small, there’s an excellent spa for those lazy days.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Hellenic suite
  • Address: 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, Westminster Borough, London, W1S 4BP, United Kingdom 

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10. Flemings Mayfair

Having opened in 1851, Flemings Mayfair is one of the oldest hotels in London.

It’s one of few remaining family-owned hotels in the city too.

13 converted Georgian townhouses make up this deluxe boutique offering.

Each room, suite or apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay including private bathrooms, and WiFi access.

They also feature Tivoli radios, minibars, in-room entertainment and desks.

F&B options include the highly-acclaimed Ormer Mayfair Restaurant, cozy Manetta’s Bar, and an afternoon tea lounge.

For a spot of pampering, visit renowned skincare practitioner Pietro Simone’s clinic based at the hotel.

The clinic offers one-to-one face and body consultations as well as bespoke treatments.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Penthouse suite
  • Address: Half Moon Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1J 7BH, United Kingdom

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11. JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

This luxury 5-star hotel sits on Park Lane, in perfect proximity to visit Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, and the shops.

JW Marriott Grosvenor House opened in 1929.

Since then, it has been frequented by a host of famous faces, including royalty.

You can expect well-appointed, lavish rooms and comprehensive facilities.

Room designs are influenced by nearby Hyde Park and the heritage of Grosvenor House.

Calming spaces with modern touches offer respite from busy city life.

For dining, there’s a choice of restaurants and bars including the popular JW Steakhouse.

Make sure you save room for the signature JW Cheesecake.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premium park view suite
  • Address: 86-90 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 7TN, United Kingdom

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12. London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Once a stately apartment building, this hotel has the atmosphere of an intimate boutique abode.

Rooms and suites have everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel along with some boutique-inspired touches.

Some rooms even boast stunning Hyde Park views.

For dinner or drinks, try their onsite restaurant Lanes of London where British fare is served all day.

Other facilities include a fitness center with gym, indoor pool and steam room.

Exploring the city is easy thanks to its location on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane.

There are many attractions within walking distance.

If you want to explore the rest of London, Marble Arch Underground is just yards away.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier suite
  • Address: 140 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 7AA, United Kingdom

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13. The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel

By the Radisson Collection, The May Fair opened in 1927 and offers traditional Mayfair hospitality.

Rooms here epitomize decadence.

Luxury Vispring beds, down pillows and Egyptian cotton bedding make for a great night sleep.

Whilst WiFi, Samsung TVs, and iPads (in selected suites) will keep you occupied.

The May Fair Kitchen is an excellent place to grab a bite to eat with Spanish and Italian small plates on offer.

There’s also Peruvian, Japanese and Mexican cuisine available onsite.

Enjoy tailored health and wellbeing treatments at the spa, as well as a steam room, sauna, relaxation room and ice fountain.

Guests also have access to a private screening room for up to 201 guests.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: 2-bedroom suite (penthouse)
  • Address: Stratton Street, Mayfair, Westminster Borough, London, W1J 8LT, United Kingdom

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FAQs

What’s the best boutique 5-star hotel in Mayfair?


Though larger in size than a typical boutique hotel, there’s nowhere quite like The Mayfair Townhouse.

It’s got a real homely feel and thoughtful touches are found everywhere.

Flemings Mayfair also deserves a mention as a great boutique option.

What’s the best Mayfair 5-star hotel with Hyde Park views?


45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection overlooks Hyde Park and all rooms have impressive views.

The best views are arguably from its namesake the Hyde Park Suite.

You may also want to check our review on 5-star hotels near Hyde Park.

What’s the best Mayfair 5-star hotel with afternoon tea?


The Drawing Room at Brown’s Hotel serves one of the most famous afternoon teas in the city.

A quintessentially British spread of Fairtrade teas, delectable savory treats, scones, and mini cakes are served.

Or, enjoy a contemporary twist on afternoon tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught.

There’s a comprehensive exotic tea menu here with everything from traditional black teas to artisan green teas from small plantations in Japan.

For more options, have a look at our article Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea Experience.

What’s the best Mayfair 5-star hotel with a private hot tub in the room?


The Dorchester is known for its luxury bathtubs in rooms, but if you want a large hot tub, check The Terrace Penthouse.

You can control the lighting as well for the ultimate relaxation.

Guests are also welcome to use The Spa at sister hotel 45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection which features a relaxing hydro pool.

For more options, check our article on the Best Romantic Hotels in London with Private Bathtubs.

What’s the best 5-star hotel in Mayfair for families?


While most 5-star hotels will have suites that can fit the whole family, The Harlequin Penthouse at The Dorchester is one of the best options.

Its a 2-bedroom suite so there’s plenty of room for everyone.

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is also a good option.

They have a family suite that includes a sofa bed in the lounge.

The City of London also has some top 5-star hotels for families.

Summary

Mayfair HotelsBest Rooms
The Beaumont HotelOne-bedroom Mayfair suite
45 Park Lane – Dorchester CollectionHyde Park suite
Claridge’sMayfair king room
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park LaneGrand suite with king bed
The Mayfair TownhouseGarden suite
The Biltmore MayfairMayfair suite
The DorchesterThe Harlequin penthouse
The ConnaughtDeluxe king room
Brown’s HotelHellenic suite
Flemings MayfairPenthouse suite
JW Marriott Grosvenor House LondonPremium park view suite
London Marriott Hotel Park LanePremier suite
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel2-bedroom suite (penthouse)
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