My friend and I just took our first trip to London. Deciding where to stay was tough because London is such a big city. To put it in perspective London covers about 600 square miles and has a population of 7 million + while NYC has a population of 8 million + within about 300 square miles. After doing our research we picked The Marriott London Grosvenor Square located in the chic Mafair district. We could go on and on about our great experience!
After spending four days exploring London my friend and I agreed that if we get the opportunity to return we would stay at the Grosvenor Square again. I won’t go through all of the hotel facts or the list of amenities because you can find that on their website. What I will say is that I am completely enamored with the Mayfair area and loved that the Marriott was in walking distance of the very best restaurants, pubs and shopping. It was also only a few blocks from The Tube. I’ll also say that our room exceeded our expectations…very stylish. I think my favorite thing about the room was the outdoor fireplace and patio.
We had a fireplace inside and out!
Another major plus is that the Marriott is home to Maze and Maze Grill which are Gordon Ramsay Restaurants. The food was truly delicious and the restaurant itself was stunning. I see Victoria Beckham was there…….of course we didn’t see her
I always notice service that is above and beyond. When people go out of their way to do something they aren’t required to do, it is worth mentioning. I was in the hallway looking for the ice machine (I must have looked lost) and Danielle took the ice bucket and insisted on getting ice for me. Thank you Danielle! By the way..I’ve always wished my name was Danielle instead of Dana. I also want to say thank you to Louise who took the time to sit with us and recommend some local restaurants and pubs. The suggestions were much appreciated!
We can’t believe that we were able to see almost everything that we had on our list for the trip! One of the reasons we were able to cover so much ground in such a short period of time is that we took our conceirge’s (Harry) advice and hired ParkwardCar Service. Thank you so much Harry for this recommendation and for arranging this service! I highly recommend that you splurge and hire a driver for at least one day of your trip. Our driver’s name was Jamal and he could not have been more accommodating. My friend recently had surgery on her foot which made it a challenge to get around. Jamal was so helpful and made sure that we saw everything we wanted to see and then some.
Harry was also able to pull some strings and get us in for dinner last minute at one of London’s iconic restaurants, The Wolseley. It was incredible! We were so appreciative because we found that it is not easy to get a dinner reservation in London. We learned a lesson about planning ahead.
I hope that you decide to visit London and the Marriott Grosvenor Square! I’d love to hear about your trip and favorite spots.
To those of you who have asked …YES…we did see Big Ben and Parliament…..pictures coming soon on that! Unfortunately we did not see this guy…..
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