Looking to book our first trip to London. What are your recommendations for the best Marriott property to book and why? What is the best way to use all the points we have accumulated? We are also looking for recommendations for the must see attractions and the best length of stay we will need to see everything. Thanks!
This Marriott in heart of London is hard to beat: Mayfair Hotels London | London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
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rkdressel- I haven't stayed here, but my daughter-in-law has; the JW is also quite nice, a bit more upscale - Five Star Hotels in London | Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
I'm not particularly a fan of London, but have been there several times, particularly when my son and his family lived in near Oxford, but here are some of my suggestions for visits:
London Museums - pick the one that you prefer based upon interest - London Museum Guide - top ten London museums
WWII - Churchill War Room - Churchill War Rooms | Imperial War Museums
Westminster Abbey - Where England kings and queens crowned, and married, and site of the 16th Westminster conference, from where Protestants get our historic "Westminster Confession" - Westminster Abbey » History
St.Paul's Cathedral - One of the few England landmarks that was not damaged during Germany's WWII bombing of London - Welcome to St Paul's Cathedral, London
Tower of London - The Tower Of London Official Website – Tickets, Events & History
Buckingham Palace - What's a visit to London without a visit to this historic place where the King and Queen of England have lived? - http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalResidences/BuckinghamPalace/BuckinghamPalace.aspx
Here are a few others you might want to consider: Piccadilly Circus, London
Hope this is helpful.
Well, you've plenty of choice in London, although Marriott has bunched its city centre Marriott branded hotels mostly within a 10 min walk of Marble Arch...
Marble Arch Marriott... Completely standard Marriott, 3 mins walk from Marble Arch, in what some would say is a slightly sketchy locality. I say it's real London...
Grosvenor Sq Marriott. This is a 5 star Marriott, in Mayfair, very close to the US embassy
Park Lane Marriott, another 5 star Mayfair offering, opposite Hyde Park and Marble Arch. Much closer to Marble Arch than the Marble Arch Marriott!
JW Grosvenor House. A full JW this one, Mayfair again, with prices matching the 5 star Marriotts above. My favourite...
The other remaining central Marriott is the County Hall, on the Thames opposite Parliament. I've not stayed but it's highly regarded.
Lastly there's the excellent St Pancras Ren, greatest exec lounge, though plats only I'm afraid. Sits on top of the tube, which is just as well because it's not really walking distance to much
There's also the Edition and 2 Autographs though I haven't stayed at these yet.
Although not quite central, the Marriott Kensington is worth considering, close to the tube and walking distance to the Museums, if that's your thing.
THe remaining Marriotts are most definitely un-central, but a lot cheaper for it. I like West India Quay and Maida Vale. There's also Regents Park and Twickenham.
Finally, if you're looking to go cheap, look at Heathrow, The Renaissance there is being refurbished and is cheap whilst the 2-year project proceeds. Free buses to and from the airport are available on the main road and the tube runs every few mins. Overall journey time to Picadilly is about 1 hour.
Other than Paris Marriott's, this is a hotly contested and sometimes contentious subject here on the Insider. Some love County Hall, others India Quay, while some prefer San Pancras and others Grosvenor. My favorite is the Park Lane Marriott, best location of them all along with great service and Executive Lounge.
Imagine a world where the only disagreement of opinions is which Marriott to stay at.