My favorite hotel in London is the County Hall -- right across from Westminster with fantastic views. But I also love the Renaissance Chancery Court. It depends what you are looking for in London. If you've got a family going, the Chancery Court tends to be dead on weekends because of where it's located; on the other hand, it's great for business travelers for that very reason.
Still, if the prices were similar I'd always go with the County Hall.
I have not stayed in all of them, but my favorite city hotel in the world is the Renaissance Chancery Court. The combination of the art deco "redesign" that Renaissance did when they took it over is in stunning contrast to the ancient building and its cool courtyard. If you like stylish and trendy, you will love this hotel. I found the staff helpful and friendly too. As Prof Chiara mentions, it is quiet on weekends, but you can actually walk (if you like walking) to the heart of the West End. So it's not really out-of-the-way. Additionally, it is right next to the Inns of Court, which has a beautiful little park which I used to jog. I was not impressed with the food when I stayed there, but there are other great places to eat, and that was a few years ago, so maybe the food's improved. If you want a sense of place while you are in London, as opposed to a hotel that could be anywhere, this place is great. Let us know which property you choose, and how you find it. Hope you and your family have fun!
I stayed at the London Marriott West India Quay on the Canary Wharf a little out of the way but an excellent property and the staff was super The West India Quay Docklands Light RR is just across the street and connects to the Tube or there is a Canary Wharf Station on the Tube. It is about 3 miles from the Liverpool Street Train Station which you can get to from the light RR or the Tube. Nice restaurants and the waterfront. I am a runner and I enjoyed running in the area. Also note jerrymorgans posts he is always helpful and knows his hotels---Bill
You are too kind!! Thanks for the comment.
I have not stayed at the Canary Wharf Ren. but have heard so many great things about it. I have a concert (Moody Blues) to go to this Fall and have not totally decided whether to stay at County Hall or your place.
Glad you have had a great trip.
Please keep us informed! While you are having "Running" fun in London, I a am trying to stay warm in Ft. Wayne!
I am a great fan of the Marriott West India Quay (Canary Wharf) and its one of the newer Marriotts in London and quite contemporary in design. It is often much cheaper than central london but is only 20 mins on the jubillee line to the west end. Fantastic staff and very well run. Highly recommended. However, if you are comparing the Renaissance Times Square with any London Marriotts, then there isint anything, except you may like the Marriott Grosvenor Square. Do NOT confuse this with the Grosvenor House Hotel (JW Marriott) which is a great hotel but more traditional. The Grosvenor Square Marriott has several floors that have very trendy rooms, with plasma tv screens hung on the walls in the bedrooms, trendy furniture, and rooms on their club floor are four poster beds but in a modern contemporary way. The executive lounge in the basement is very trendy (though no windows). The hotel also has the trendy "Maze" restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay. The lobby is not exactly like the Renaissance Times Square but still modern and i'm sure you will love the club floor rooms.
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