Frequently Asked Questions
1. AIRPORT ACCESS
It is relatively easy to get to The Blandford from the major airports serving London
By Car – For driving directions from Heathrow Airport please click here
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.
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 upto 2 hours.
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.
2. CAR PARKING
There is a car park within 2 minutes walk of the hotel. The cost is from £2 per hour.
3. CHECK IN/CHECK OUT TIMES
The hotel check in time is 2.00PM in the afternoon, although you may check in before this time and store your luggage prior to returning after 2.00PM. Our reception is staffed 24 hours and so you can check at any time in the evening. The hotel check out time is 11.00AM. Again you may leave your luggage at the hotel prior to picking it up later in the day.
4. HOTEL FACILITIES
Our modern hotel boasts the following facilities:
- 4 passenger lift to all floors
- Comfortable resident lounge
- Breakfast room serving:
- Safe deposit facilities
- Mon-Sat 7.30 to 9.30.
- Sun 8.00 to 10.00.
- Satellite TV
- Concierge facilities to book Theatre tickets, tours and Airport shuttles. These can all be booked prior to your arrival. Please contact us with your requirements
Our staff speak the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Portugese, Arabic, and Hindi.
6. LOCATION OF THE HOTEL
The Blandford is located on a lovely quiet road off the main Marylebone Road. The locality of the hotel is known as Baker Street, which is recognised as the premiere area to stay in for tourists and corporate travellers. It is considered to be a very safe area during the day and night. This is due to its close proximity to all the major tourist and corporate centres of London. Set out below are the distances to the major attractions in London from The Blandford:
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
Click here to view further details and maps
7. LUGGAGE STORAGE FACILITIES
You may leave your luggage at the hotel incase you are too early to check in. Also upon your departure, luggage may be left at the hotel if your flight is leaving later in the day.
8. PAYMENT METHODS
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
The hotel does not allow pets, except for guide dogs
10. PRICE OF THE ROOM
The price quoted on the web site and your confirmation will be for the room, and inclusive of all taxes & 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.
11. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The location of The Blandford is such that it is served very well by public transport facilities, as outlined below:
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.
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.
13. ROOM FACILITIES
All our rooms have the following facilities:
- En-suite bath/shower with WC
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite TV
- Telephone with modem hook-up
- Complimentary bathroom accessories
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Writing desk
- Complimentary magazines
14. THEATRE & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDES
Click here to view our links page, which has several links to useful London theatre and entertainment websites