While in London, I've stayed at major hotels (Marriott's of course since I work for Marriott and get a sweet discount!), bed & breakfasts and once I also rented a room for a few weeks. All of my accomodations have been different and amazing in different ways.
It's nice to stay at these hotels every once in a while because they are much bigger than your typical "European" hotels. So if you've been hosteling it or staying in little European Inns where you've been sleeping in a tiny twin beds, this will be a nice luxury. However, I definitely endorse trying out a bed and breakfast at some point for some English charm!
A few I've stayed at:
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
I think this is my favorite one. Near Oxford Street (5 min walk) which has tons of shopping and restaurants. Closest tube stop is Bond Street. Great location.
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
I liked this one too. Closest tube stop is Swiss Cottage Station.
Renaissance Chancery Court London
For me, this one was a little out of the way. Renaissance is still a Marriott, but it's fancier. Closest tube is Holborn Station.
London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
I didn't stay at this one but my friends did. Still very nice. Closest tube is Edgware Road or Marble Arch.
Bed & Breakfasts:
(the one I stayed in is second on the website! my room was the one with the red twin bed!!)
I stayed at the "Kiln House" with my host Lee. She was super nice. I had a room on the main floor. The only room on the main floor. I had my own bathroom too. She had a continental breakfast set up for me each morning. However, she figured out what I'd actually eat and would just leave exactly that (instead of her huge spread of breakfast foods). She even made me hot water for my hot cider a few times! Her house is actually a historical landmark and has been featured in tours and in a book. Her house was an actual kiln. The kiln is now actually a dining room.
What I loved about staying at a bed and breakfast, is that you just get a whole different experience than if you were staying in a hotel. Just make sure your house is within walking distance to a tube station!
The "Kiln House"
A few more London Pics....
Oh how I miss Pret a Manger!!
Ciao World Travelers!!