Having stayed at many great Marriott properties in London, location is always important, but I think this place is tops for first timers!
Marriott County Hall, has it all!
For families, couples or business people, this place is tough to beat. The location is across Westminster Bridge from Big Ben and Parliament. The London Eye is next door and you can walk to Waterloo Station, Churchill War Musuem, #10 Downing, and even Traf. Square (1 mile) if you like to walk. The walk along the Thames is unforgettable.
The Concierge is open 7 days a week from 6 am to midnight and serves full breakfasts and nice appetizers at night. The staff is most helpful and The Guest Relations Manager, Ramona W., could not have been more professional. A very nice swimming pool is one of the many features of the hotel. The hotel is really quiet and the river side is especially peaceful. Likewise, there is a very nice place to dine right out the rear door, Locale Cucina Italiana, is very reasonable, at dinners from 10-20 British Pounds. Their grilled steaks were very good!
You will be looking at a cab fare of 10-15 pounds to Harrods, British musuem and many dining places. If you take the tube from Westminster or Waterloo, it is a lot less.
The trip went so well last week, I booked another one for a full week here for Valentine's Day 2011!
Plan on being in London for three nights in late June in route to Spain/Turkey. I appreciate your comments and will look into this property yet having problems getting One Room for my wife and two children. Does this property accomodate a family of four?
Jerry, thanks for all your wonderful postings.
We have our London trip booked at County Hall on points for next April. We also upgraded another 50 pounds per night to make sure we had a nicer room with a great view. My question would be ...is that necessary? Will being platinum get us that advantage anyway? I hated to take the chance! Sometimes I wonder if you get what you're promised when you are traveling on points!
Thanks again for your help....
NO, you do not need to pay an extra 50 pounds for an upgrade. You have PAID your dues. That hotel will treat you right!
Thanks for your kind words!
I too stay there on points! I could not really afford to stay at these places without points.
The nice thing is the concierge lounge here will save you plenty! The really nice rest. out the back door is great.
You let me know how I can make this a great trip for you. I would recommend a certain ride from the airport.
You should have no problem getting a nice room for your family of four!
You will enjoy the concierge lounge and the ability to walk to so many sights close by. You will have the tube at Westminster to economically get you around.
The big red bus stops right in front of the hotel and also is a nice way to see London sights.
Have a great trip!
Contact Ramona W.(Guest Relations, Mgr.)at the hotel! She is most professional and helpful.
The hotel has a deal to/from Heathrow with a car service (I don't remember it's name). The taxi ride from the airport was about 80 pounds one way, and the taxi was rough. The hotel made arrangements with their car service for 60 pounds, flat rate, and let us put it on the hotel bill! The car they got us was a wonderful Chrysler 300. It was great!
I am going back in Feb. for Valentines Day. If you want me to I will be glad to let them know you are coming in April.
We stayed at the County Hall a few years back on points and I upgraded my room to a "room with a view" while the couple we were traveling with did not. Really was not worth the extra money. Hotel is great and we loved the location. We are heading back again over the holidays but couldn't get a room using points as it is the place to be for the New Years eve fireworks. We are staying at the Marble Arch instead and if it is half as good as the County Hall we will be happy.
The Marble Arch Marriott is nice. You can walk to some nice places and you may want to catch the Big Red Bus near Speakers Corner at Hyde Park. Over the years, I think the neighborhood is not as good as it once was, but the hotel was always safe for us.
Having stayed at most of these hotels, you may want to consider the Grosvenor Marriott. You would be a little closer to Harrod's and other places that you can easily walk to from the hotel.
Have a great trip!
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