I had a great day touring Prague, and I also wanted to share a review of my home base while there, the Sheraton Prague Charles Square. Rates were cheap, and I was fortunate to have my Suite Night Award clear 5 days out, so I had a nice multi-level suite for my stay. Granted, I wasn’t in the hotel very long, but it was nice to have the space while I was there, and this upgrade beat some of the others I have received, and also better than letting these expire, which happened last year. I booked this room for cash, which at about $130, I considered a good deal for this spacious (upgraded) room.
I checked in pretty late on Friday night. I didn’t have the energy to venture out, so I just stayed in the hotel, figuring I’d get up early to see the city on Saturday. I did check out the Sheraton Club lounge, and even had a beer while planning my day of touring. This lounge is open all day, although a full buffet breakfast was included in the restaurant, so I did not return to the club after this evening visit.
Not a lot of options, but it was after 10pm, so this beats many club lounges since it was open
Finally, in my room, I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent large suite. I also received a welcome amenity (some cookies and grapes) despite choosing and receiving the points amenity at check in.
The room itself was an interesting design, spanning 3 levels. The main floor had a desk, an espresso machine, a tea kettle, and a large TV and couch. The windows faced in interior courtyard of the hotel, and were floor to ceiling. Up a few stairs was the bathroom, with a separate tub and shower. At the top of the stairs was the king sized bed, with a lofted view into the living room on the main floor. There was also a half bathroom next to the bedroom. This was a great upgrade, and somewhat wasted on just me for one night, but it was nice to have the space, and get a decent use out of one of my Suite Night Awards. I basically only used the room to sleep, although I did return during the day to take a quick break from touring, and then I returned to repack and head to the airport before my 4pm late checkout.
Here are some photos of the room:
Here is the main floor, with a view of the loft as well
The main TV, with a chair, table, and a couch out of view. Large windows view a courtyard
The main bathroom, with separate shower and bath
Looking down from bedroom, towards stairs to the bathroom and main level below
The half bath upstairs near the bedroom
The hotel is an odd mix of old, classical design with modern. The hallways and lobby are modern. Then there are old grand staircases as well. Rooms are a bit of a mix. My room was modern enough in terms of facilities, but had some old elements too. My guess is this is an old building that was renovated. Things like the elevator is difficult to access, you have to walk past the restaurant and through the bar to get there. Each floor with rooms has various levels separated by a few steps. The hotel is certainly not a handicapped-accessible facility, and if you have lots of luggage, be prepared to be lifting your bags up/down at least a few stairs.
A view of the hallway near my room. The room service tray stayed there all day
While I have occasionally chosen destinations based on hotels, this was certainly not the case here. I was glad to have a hotel in my preferred chain to utilize the benefits of my status. Better yet, I was able to upgrade to a huge suite. This isn’t the greatest hotel I’ve visited, but the price was right, and the location was fine, with easy access to the sites I wanted to visit during my short stay in Prague. I’d certainly return, and especially for those loyal to Starwood, would recommend the Sheraton Prague Charles Square.