Frequent Asked Questions
How Do I Get To The Blandford Hotel From Airports Serving London?
FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT
By Rail - The Heathrow Express has a direct shuttle to Paddington main line station. From Paddington either catch a taxi to the hotel (approx. cost £7) or use the Circle line to get to Baker Street underground station which is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Approximate journey time to the hotel 1 hour.
By Taxi - Follow signs to the taxi rank. Approximate cost to the hotel should be around £35. Approximate journey time is 40 minutes.
By Airport Shuttle - Look for signs in the arrivals lounge. These are minibuses, which will bring you directly to the hotel. Cost is approximately £15 one way. Approximate journey time to the hotel 90 - 120 minutes.
By Underground - Look for signs for the Underground in the arrivals lounge. Join the Piccadilly line towards South Kensington where you need change onto the Circle line to Baker Street, which is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Approximate journey time to the hotel 60 minutes.
FROM GATWICK AIRPORT
By Rail - Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria main line station. From Victoria underground station join the Circle line to Baker Street, which is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Approximate cost £25. Approximate journey time 60 minutes.
By Taxi - Look for the taxi ranks in the arrivals lounge. Approximate cost £55. Approximate journey time 70 minutes.
By Airport Shuttle - Look for signs in the arrivals lounge. These are minibuses that transport you directly to the hotel. Cost approximately £22. Journey time up to 2 hours.
FROM STANSTED AIRPORT
By Rail - Take the Stanstead Express to Liverpool Street station, and change onto the Circle/Hammersmith & City/ Metropolitan Line towards Baker Street underground station. From Baer Street the hotel is a 5-minute walk.
By Taxi - Follow signs to the Taxi rank from the arrivals lounge. Approximate cost to the Byron £65. Journey time about 75 minutes.
Is Car Parking Available?
We are pleased to be able to offer all our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner. The Q-Park Marylebone car park is located just a short distance from the hotel. Discounts of 10% are available on pre-bookings. To receive your discount, please visit www.q-park.co.uk, and enter the promotional code 'park' when making your booking.
What Are Check-In / Check Out Times?
The hotel check in time is 2.00 PM in the afternoon, although you may check in before this time and store your luggage prior to returning after 2.00 PM. Our reception is staffed 24 hours, and so you can check in at any time in the evening. The hotel check out time is 11.00 AM. Again you may leave your luggage at the hotel prior to picking it up later in the day.
What Time is Breakfast?
A complimentary Continental breakfast is served in the breakfast room each day: Monday-Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30.; Sunday, 8.00 to 10.00. You may also order a full English Breakfast for a small fee.
Can I Book Theatre Tickets, Tours & Airport Shuttles?
These can all be booked prior to your arrival through our concierge service. Please contact us with your requirements in advance.
What Languages Do Your Staff Speak?
Members of our staff speak the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Hindi.
What Is the Hotel’s Proximity to Major Attractions?
Marble Arch/Oxford Street - 0.5 miles
Harrods - 2.0 miles
Madam Tussauds - 0.2 miles
Buckingham Palace - 2.0 miles
Earls Court Exhibition hall - 2.4 miles
Excel Exhibition Hall - 10.1 miles
Do You Have Luggage Storage Facilities?
You may leave your luggage at the hotel in case you arrive too early to check in. Upon your departure, your luggage may also be left at the hotel after check out if your flight is leaving later in the day.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
The hotel accepts the following forms of payment:
Cash (current Sterling notes and coins)
Sterling Travellers Cheques
Credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card, JCB)
Bank Transfer (accepted only if transferred prior to arrival. Check with the hotel reservation department for details.)
Can I Bring My Pets?
The hotel does not allow pets, except for guide dogs.
What Is Included in the Price of the Room?
The price quoted on the website and your confirmation will be for the room, inclusive of all taxes and service charges. Therefore, no additional charges will apply for the cost of the room. Naturally, if other services are utilised like the telephone and the bar, then these will be chargeable.
What About Public Transport?
The location of The Blandford is such that it is served very well by public transport facilities.
Underground - Baker Street underground station (offering access to the Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith & City, Bakerloo and Circle line) is within a few minutes’ walk of The Blandford.
Rail - Paddington main line station, which has a direct shuttle to Heathrow Airport, is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Victoria main line station, which has a direct shuttle to Gatwick Airport, is 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Marylebone main line station is within 5 minutes’ walk of the hotel.
Bus - the nearest bus stop is 2 minutes’ walk away, and offers a direct service to Trafalgar Square on one side and St John's Wood on the other side.
What Restaurants Are Nearby?
There are a large number of restaurants located within a few minutes’ walk of the hotel, serving informal snacks to a la carte meals. Our reception staff will be able to help you with any suggestions.