I reside in the UK and have visited all the London Marriott hotels, except the JW. Although I did visit when it was the Grosvenor. Whilst I didn't rate it then I understand Marriott has just finalized a great renovation.
County Hall is fabulous. It used to be the offices of the old London County Council/Greater London Council . It is located on the River Thames by Westminster Bridge, There is great views of parliament and Big Ben. The London Milennium wheel is so close that it passes the windows of some of the bedrooms. It has a wonderful indoor swim pool, and afternoon tea in the library is an event not to be missed. It is close to Whitehall and Downing St. and you can also easily catch a ride on a Thames touring pleasure craft almost on the door step. I have stayed on 5 occasions, and never had reason to complain. The beds in the rooms facing the river are superb-I have never occupied a side facing room. The London Aquarium and McDonalds are located under the hotel- and if you need a cheaper extended night or two then the Travelodge is in the same building. In fact it is possible if you are in the know to walk thro' the corridors of the Marriott straight into the Travelodge without going outside.The restaurant is superb, and the bar is very comfortable.
The Chancery is fabulous, but the area is not so great. The original Marriott in Grosvenor square is fabulous with beautiful locations in and around Mayfair, with easy access to Oxford St.
West India Quay is wonderful. Marble arch, Maidavale and Kensiingto are OK . Regents Park, and Park Lane have the wonders of being close to Hyde park If you want a short stay in the country side, just 25 miles north from London you have the Marriott Hanbury Manor, request a Manor room and you will be away from everthing a perfect country retreat.
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