"Out of the way, but still workable"
This hotel is nice but probably not as nice as most Marriott hotels. It seemed a bit cramped. Hotel staff was polite and generally helpful. This hotel is in the Islamic section of London. As a result there were many Middle Eastern type tasty restaurants in the area - Persian, Afghan, Turkish, curry. This hotel is nowhere close to any sightseeing for tourists. However the nearest tube stop is a short 5-10 min walk. The Bakerloo line there will serve you well. You can go direct to Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar square, and the London Eye. The bus line that runs in front of the Hotel runs direct to Marble Arch, where you can catch various sightseeing buses. We stayed for 6 nights here and getting to the sights was no trouble at all. So if you are a tourist and this is the only hotel available to you don't worry about the location, you can get around that. The hotel gouges quite significantly for wifi, but there is a Starbucks just up the street about 1 minute walk. You should consider upgrading to an Executive room. With that comes an extra 150 pounds per day, but also free in room wifi, and free access to the Executive lounge on the 7th floor. The executive lounge has free wifi, computer, printer. Also breakfast every day, free soft drinks and water as much as you want, and in the evening they have free beer and wine till 8 PM, as well as free hot "snacks" which could substitute for dinner. A family of 4-6 could stay in one executive suite and if you consider breakfast ordinarily costs 18 pounds/person, wifi cost 15-20 pounds/day, and then having the hot snacks and drinks. It could be well worth your while to upgrade to the executive suite. It's the best thing we did. Overall it is a comfortable hotel and I would stay here again if I could not get a more centrally located hotel. I think it's a bit overpriced for what you get, but I guess some of that is just London.
trek from The Woodlands, Texas, United States