My wife and i are planning to stay in london for 3 days on june 6. We are using points so we have our choice for "central' London. Which hotel is best? Marriott Agent suggested the Grosvner Marriott, or JW Marriott Grosnver Square or the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel (newly remodeled Train Station)
Which hotel would someone recommend?
There have been many discussions on this topic.
here is a recent one: http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/12109
if you then look on the right hand side of this link in the section titled "more like this" that will give you some more ideas.
It very much depends on what you want to do in London (is it your first time? )
Assuming you want to do all the usual "tourist" things, then you will want a central location.
Exclude any of the airport hotels (Heathrow / Gatwick) - Too far from city, nothing local and costly travel.
I would also avoid the more outlying areas such as Canary Wharf and Twickenham - Travel by Taxi/Public Transport required to get to most areas of interest.
Of the numerous Central hotels , I would choose in the order ( but, you should check the individual websites for your own preferences )
Marriott Park Lane
Grosvenor House JW
Marriott County Hall
Marriott Grosvenor Square
Marriott Marble Arch
Good Value , but slightly less central
Marriott Regents Park (good location for Zoo and Baker Street , etc)
Marriott Maida Vale
I will just miss you as I'll be in London for 3 days leaving June 6th. I've read several raves about County Hall, but the price is too steep for me. I kind of like the Kensington for the gardens nearby & I think that St. Pancras is just gorgeous. I'm probably leaning toward Kensington at the moment, but it is my first time in London so don't count my advice for anything (though wherever I stay I'll be sure to report on it here.)