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ReddTyde Mar 4th, 2017 10:16 AM

London Hotels
I am looking for advice on hotels in London. Would like something higher end and conveniently located in early April. Any suggestions encouraged! Thank you.

DebitNM Mar 4th, 2017 10:20 AM

We have reservations here for a trip in October:

thursdaysd Mar 4th, 2017 10:28 AM

Price? Anywhere inside the Circle Line is convenient, unless you mean convenient to somewhere specific, in which case you need to be specific.

janisj Mar 4th, 2017 10:52 AM

What do you mean by 'higher end'? Your actual budget -- because many higher end London hotels are EXTREMELY expensive.

Belinda Mar 4th, 2017 11:44 AM

Check out St. Ermins. It's my go to place for weekends in London. It's part of the Marriott signature collection and has an interesting history. The rooms are super comfortable.

Alternatively, the Marriott County Hall has rooms with views to die for.

Trophywife007 Mar 4th, 2017 01:00 PM

Love St. Ermins... have stayed there a few times but for location, I like the Park Lane Hilton -- not so much charm but I like Mayfair. If I wanted to go "higher end" I'd go for:

Wherever you choose, have a great stay!

Dukey1 Mar 4th, 2017 01:27 PM

The Savoy. Convenience? No problem as they'll gladly have a taxi waiting.

WoinParis Mar 4th, 2017 03:45 PM

We loved the Marylebone.

RoamsAround Mar 4th, 2017 04:31 PM

Higher End Hotels = Dorchester, Claridge's, Connaught & Mayfair are a few of our favorites.

Scootoir Mar 4th, 2017 05:29 PM

I would try Red Carnation which has a few hotels in London. We stayed at the Montague on the Garden which was the "bargain" of the chain. I'd like to try the Chesterfield and two of theirs are ranked #1 & 2 in London on Trip Advisor.

Tulips Mar 5th, 2017 03:33 AM

There are hundreds of high end hotels in convenient places. Traditional or modern? Large grand hotel or small boutique? Do you want a spa/fitness/pool? And what do you consider high end? 500 pounds/night? Do you want to be walking distance to theatres, or rather in leafy South Kensington?

I'd go for classical British; Claridges, the Connaught.
Or new and swanky, such as the Corinthia.

Gwendolynn Mar 5th, 2017 04:18 PM

The Sofitel London St James has a wonderful location.

janisj Mar 5th, 2017 04:42 PM

We still don't know how 'high end' the OP means.

Several mentioned above ar not what I would call high end (and some are VERY high end)

historytraveler Mar 5th, 2017 04:53 PM

I agree. Without more clarification in regard to budget, we're all just guessing and offering up personal favorites. It's often the case that someone wants high end thinking three/four hundred £'s will get them the best London has to offer. It won't. The term is relative.

Bette Mar 6th, 2017 09:32 AM

Yes, we do need your budget. High end means different things to different people.

With that being said, we always stay at & enjoy The Chesterfield Mayfair.

Miki2621 Mar 6th, 2017 09:53 AM

We were there two years ago and stayed at the St. James Conrad Hilton. It was across the street from the St. James station, you can walk to Westminster Abby, the Churchill Museum, Buckingham Palace - it was very nice and they were very accommodating. Our reservation included breakfast which was always great and filled us up until dinner.

Underhill Mar 6th, 2017 10:59 AM

The OP seems to have been and gone.

Bette Mar 7th, 2017 09:31 AM

Probably has sticker shock at some of the hotels which have been recommended as higher end :)

Trophywife007 Mar 7th, 2017 01:35 PM

Lol, London is, by my definition, higher end.

Tabernash2 Mar 7th, 2017 03:10 PM

We liked St Ermins, but we did encounter a problem with our room reservation.

I'd reserved on-line, directly with the hotel, for five nights. I'd paid attention to the exact layout and square footage of the room I selected.

(Note to self: next time, print out the website page that promises the size of the room.)

We were shown to a room that was so tiny, you couldn't even walk around the bed to the bathroom. No closet, the floor lamp was broken, literally no place to put luggage or to unpack.

We went back down to the front desk, and explained that this room bore no resemblance to the room type we'd reserved. The reservationist kept insisting it was the correct room. I unfortunately did not have the hotel's web page printed out, to show her. She insisted it was the right room.

We couldn't possibly be in that teensy room for 5 nights. We asked for the next larger room, and all that was available was a one-bdrm suite that was really expensive. We took it, on the receptionists promise that we could work it all out the next day with the hotel manager.

The large two-room suite was very nice. Much nicer than we wanted to pay for, but we felt stuck. After a couple of days, I finally got a message back from the manager who apologized, said we would only have to pay 50 pounds per night extra for the large suite. So we kept it. The manager also sent a bottle of wine and chocolates to our room, as an apology.

So, it all worked out fine. But hassles like that eat up precious relaxation time on vacation.

travelhorizons Mar 7th, 2017 03:24 PM

Here's a list of my five-star favorites, in no particular order: The Goring, Egerton House, Four Seasons Park Lane, 45 Park Lane, The Dorchester, The Connaught.

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