Need To Know
203, including 67 suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $504.10 (£300), excluding tax at 20 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 5% per room per night on check-out.
Rates do not include breakfast; à la carte items start from £8.
In-room spa and beauty treatments available. Interiors aficionados will be seriously impressed: the roster of contributing designers includes CW Stephens, Thierry Despont, David Collins, Diane von Furstenberg, India Mahdavi and Guy Oliver.
At the hotel
Spa treatment rooms, fitness room with TechnoGym equipment, personal training, concierge service, boutiques, DVD library (£12 a day), free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, bottled water, organic Bamford toiletries, bathrobes, slippers. DVD/CD players, iPod docking stations, laptops and games consoles provided on request. In top suites, you'll also get champagne, fresh flowers, fruit and chocolates on arrival – not to mention butler service.
Our favourite rooms
There's no such thing as a bad room at Claridge's, but cream of the crop are the beautifully appointed one-bedroom Deluxe Mayfair Suites, with deco-style interiors by the royal furniture-maker, pretty period details, mirrored powder rooms and a fantastic layout. Low-key but high luxe, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and extra-deep baths, Smith-pick Deluxe King rooms are perfect for lovebirds; but fashionistas should opt for the one overhauled by prints-princess Diane von Furstenberg.
Small pets (up to 15lb) stay free. Outside your room, Fido must be on a lead and won't be allowed in any dining areas (an exception is made for guide dogs). All public areas are wheelchair accessible and some rooms are adapted for the differently abled.
Warmly welcomed. Extra beds (£75 a night) and cots (free for under-3s) can be added to larger rooms; highchairs and special children’s dishes are available in the Reading Room, Foyer and by room service. Babysitting can be arranged, from £8 an hour.
Small pets (up to 15lb) stay free. Outside your room, Fido must be on a lead and won't be allowed in any dining areas (an exception is made for guide dogs).