We're planning on going to London in July '09 and have narrowed our search down to the Marriott County Hall or the Marble Arch. I'd appreciate any feedback or insight on which might be the better to stay for easy access to sites, etc. Thanks.
Years ago my husband, daughter and I stayed at Marble Arch. The hotel was nice, but the area is a bit non-British ethnic. We then stayed several times at the Swiss Cottage Marriott, in the embassy district. It is a bit farther from the center of the city, but right on tube. There is more of a British feel to the area, staff is accomodating, parking is on site, great exercise facility.
My son and I stayed at the Chancery Court on Holborn in October, 2008. The hotel is fabulous, the location is perfect for sight seeing, and you are about a block from the tube station on the Picadilly line.
We've stayed several times at the County Hall. Sits on the south bank of the Thames, The rooms facing the Thames offer spectacular views of the river, Parliament, and Big Ben. The views from most of these rooms are among the most spectacular I've ever seen from a hotel. Plats and golds generally get upgrades to view rooms. The walk alongside the hotel goes along the south bank with numerous sites and places to eat. Tube entrances are nearby. Parliament and Big Ben are just across the bridge by the hote. Other tourist sites nearby.
stayed for about a week at the County Hall just last June. The hotel is right by the London Eye. View is spectacular- facing the Parliament and Big Ben. It is by the Thames River. Room is big. Bus is right by the entrance. There are 2 Underground stops close by. People at the County Hall are very nice.