Other than its proximity to Abbey Road, this property has very few redeeming qualities. In my opinion, this hotel is very over priced in proportion to what it offers in service and accomodations. I made a comment upon checkout that I was a bit surprised that no attempt had been made to upgrade my room and was told that the room I had been assigned WAS an upgraded room. The picture below of the bed, shows the whole room. The staff are fairly indifferent and no one was very helpful with the exception of one concierge. The walls are paper thin and the room temperature is very difficult to regulate which makes it quite difficult to relax and unwind. The restaurant is nothing special. The Executive Lounge is no frills and offers very few perks. No internet access, no attendant most of the time, and only the basics in food and beverage offerings. I stayed here for one night and will never do so again. There are many Marriott properties in London that are a much better value.
I spent many a weekend at that hotel and would agree that it leaves something to be desired. It does have that nice neighborhood feel to it and I guess the rooms I had were a little better than the one you show in your post. I was always up on the executive floor, down near the flight lounge. Guess I was out of the room/hotel more than in it.
I did find that the India Quay Marriott was much nicer, I got a great upgrade (to the big suite) and it was much closer to all the touristy stuff. Its nestled into a business park area with the train station right next door. Was about the same $$ and definitely a heck of an upgrade in experience.
I've stayed at Maida Vale Marriott and its just ok, but the area - oh no! The Marriott West India Quay (Canary Wharf) is much much better, great executive lounge, very large shopping mall a 5 minute walk and the whole feel about the hotel and area is far superior to Maida Vale. You can be in Westminster/Green Park/Bond Street in about 20 minutes firectly on the Jubillee line.
Platinumstar, I completly agree with you about those two hotels, Canary Wharf is superb, with excellent transport links-even Greenwich market by DLR is good!
Hey, I hope you don't mind my saying, but do watch those MRP's Any that you earned prior to 15 Jan 2009, and have not allocated prior to 15 Jan 2009 for use by 14 Jan 2010 have been devalued by about 60 %.
Thanks for your comments re MRPs. Yes, I do realise the devaluation since the new programme came in, but what can we do? Nothing, I used points for one trip in November, but that was the last and didnt plan any others. We just have to face it, we got screwed by Marriott. The blackout date thing is frankly useless in lots of properties who limit the number of rooms to so few but keep within the guidelines by offering a tiny fraction of them to start off with.
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