You might wonder what business a hotel has sharing its name with a famous 19th century detective. Sherlock Holmes has never lived here (the biggest reason for this being because he's a fictional character) but with the narrow Victorian townhouse facade, open fire and grand, leather armchairs, one gets the feeling that he could well have done. Despite its recent refurbishment the hotel still preserves traces of its past with traditional, wooden floorboards in the hallways.
Check in for one of the murder mystery evenings!
Sherlock Holmes Hotel is located in central London, slightly south of Regent's Park in the Marylebone district between the West End and Paddington. It's also close to Soho with Covent Garden, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace and Gardens all short tube rides away. The nearest tube station is the central hotspot of Baker Street, which is one of the best access points to the rest of the city given that it is serviced by the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
The hotel features seven beautifully designed function rooms including banqueting rooms with seating for up to 80 people. The rooms are equipped with the latest modern technologies with a variety of catering options and are a great choice for all manner of occasions including weddings, civil ceremonies, christenings, graduations, birthdays and funerals. The hotel features a full health and fitness area with a gym providing cardiovascular machines and free weights and the hotel's Aurora Spa offering beauty treatments and a selection of massages. There is also a sauna and steam room, offering guests a variety of ways to wind down after their workout. A 24 hour room service caters to your every need and the concierge will be happy to aid you with any plans.
The guest rooms are beautifully decorated and luxuriously furnished in traditional colours with modern fabrics, creating a refined atmosphere. There are 119 rooms spread out over five floors, which include Superior Rooms, Executive Rooms, Executive Studio Suites and Loft Suites for those who are staying on business or just enjoy the finer things in life. The bathrooms have been stylishly designed in a manner that focuses on maximising the space of the rooms and they include a good quality hairdryer. Other amenities provided in all rooms include modern data ports, international power sockets, telephone, a work desk, minibar, laptop safe and TV with movies on demand. The Loft Suites feature an elevated bedroom area overlooking the living area with a bathroom on each floor. All rooms feature wireless internet connection at a further charge.
For guests arriving by aeroplane taxis will be available at each of the city's airports, with the charges approximately as follows: £55 from Heathrow, £90 from Gatwick and £55 from London City. The concierge can also arrange a collection service and is available to contact regarding this at +44 (0) 20 7958 5207. Alternatively, an Express service runs from Heathrow to Paddington Station, taking about 15 minutes, and from Gatwick to Victoria Station, taking about 30 minutes. Both are on the Circle line and run through Baker Street, which is the nearest tube station at a mere three minute walk. Guests arriving by car will find the most direct route to be to aim for Hyde Park, central London, where they can exit Hyde Park at the north-east onto Oxford Street. They should then take the left on to Portman Square which becomes Baker Road.