My wife and I will be in London in July. How would you compare the Renaissance Chancery Court, J.W. Marriott Grosvenor House and the Marriott Grosvenor Square in accomodations, room size, service, location for sightseeing, location near subways, etc?
Are there other Marriott hotels that would be better, especially for sightseeing and getting around??
The hotels you mentioned are very nice, and I just like the Grosvenor the best.
Rooms, concierge, walking to Harrods, etc. and the ease of public transportation.
However, the same could be said for the fabulous County Hall. The tube is there, and if you get a Thames side room, the view is fantastic. Note, picture of Big Ben, FROM THE ROOM!
You are in for a treat at any of these properties!
I live in London but have also stayed in many Marriott properties in town (when I feel like a bit of pampering!). The Renaissance Chancery Court is a beautiful hotel in an old insurance companie head office. Its located a 1 minute walk from Holborn tube station and only about 10 minutes walk to the centre of Covent Garden and its many theatres, the Royal Opera House, shops and restaurants. It also has a very very nice spa ( no pool) but you do need to pay an entry fee to use any of the services even the sauna. Also has a very good restaurant called Pearl.
The Marriott Grosvenor Square and The JW Marriott Grosvenor House are both located within 5 minutes of each other in Mayfair and both very nice properties. The JW is bigger and located on Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park. They also have a very good theatre ticket desk located in the lobby where you can buy tickets to all the london theatres (saves lining up) and they also have access to some sold out shows! The Marriott in Gros Square has a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in it called MAZE which is very popular. They are both near to the huge amount of shops on Oxford Street, like Selfridges, and only a short bus ride to Harrods.
All three hotel are extremely easy to get around town and see the sights.
The Audley is a great pub and just over the road from the JW Marriott Grosvenor House and about a 5 min walk from the Marriott Grosvenor Square.
The new Renaissance at Kings Cross is due to open in 2010 I believe, it is currently undergoing major building work and I think there has been a considerable delay with some kind of problem with the builders. It will be a stunning property as this building is amazing. Kings Cross is an up and coming are but most definately not the best of them and not walking distance to the West End attractions of theatres or restaurants and the hotel is located on a very very busy main road, but has excellent transport links including the Eurostar so makes a perfect base for day trips to Paris and Brussels etc.
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