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The Berkeley vs The Dorchester

Both hotels are rated highly by professionals. On balance, The Dorchester scores slightly better than The Berkeley. The Dorchester comes in at #11 in London with approval from 16 sources such as Michelin Guide, Travel + Leisure and Zagat.

The Berkeley
8 / 10
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
From $544 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
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Michelin Guide
"Discreet and rejuvenated hotel with rooftop pool and opulently decorated bedrooms."
Frommer's
"The Berkeley's winning formula remains intact -- a classic Art Deco grand hotel but with the kind of understated, helpful service that sets it apart from stuffier neighbors." Full review
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Request one of the refurbished rooms; some of the older units are looking a little tired.
Concierge
"The Berkeley's Knightsbridge location... has firmly established it as one of the most fashionable hotel addresses in London."
Fodor's
"Convenient for Knightsbridge shopping, the very elegant Berkeley is known for its renowned restaurants and luxuries that culminate—literally—in a splendid penthouse swimming pool." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Not the best-known of London’s luxury hotels, rebuilt in the 1970s, but the Berkeley offers an exceptional range of opulent services."
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The Dorchester
9 / 10
53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
From $546 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Michelin Guide
"Luxury hotel on a grand scale offering every possible facility."
Frommer's
"Few hotels have the time-honored experience of "the Dorch," which has maintained a tradition of fine comfort and cuisine since it opened in 1931." Full review
Concierge
"Like its sisters, the Meurice and Plaza Athénée in Paris and the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A., this is as grand as a hotel gets."
Fodor's
"Few hotels this opulent manage to be as personable as the Dorchester, which opened in 1939 and boasts a prime Park Lane location with unparalleled glamour." Full review
Time Out
"A Park Lane fixture since 1931, the Dorchester is thoroughly, opulently classical." Full review
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