With its quaint, village-like feel — and the abundance of indie boutiques and eclectic restaurants lining its picturesque Georgian Streets — the Marylebone neighborhood feels worlds away from bustling central London, though it’s just a quick tube ride away. Named for the fashionable neighborhood it calls home, The Marylebone Hotel is chic, handsome, modern — and teeming with British charm. Here’s our full review.
The Look of The Marylebone Hotel
The hotel’s unassuming exterior leads to a more contemporary interior with a strong dose of elegance, especially in the inviting lobby, whose cozy nooks have an earthy palette and plush seating and whose fireplaces are surrounded by Arabascato marble. Just as stylish, the Cocktail Bar has four different rooms, one for each season (the winter lounge features a roaring fireplace and mohair seating; the summer terrace, open year-round, has lush greenery and marble flooring). Antique mirrors and red and orange upholstery gussy up the all-day 108 Brasserie, which also offers a lively, foliage-fringed terrace.
Standard rooms are stylish in their simplicity, their neutral color palette punctured by pink velvet chairs, throw pillows, and bedspreads. Marble bathrooms have heated floors for an extra-luxe touch. Deluxe rooms feature higher ceilings, larger windows, and slightly more adornment (bronze accents, patterned wallpaper); studio suites are distinguished by floor-to-ceiling windows, larger bathrooms, and additional seating. The standout accommodations are the Signature Suites, contemporary oases whose terraces have full-size living areas with sofas, dining tables, in-wall fireplaces and TVs, and retractable roofs and blinds — handy given London’s changeable weather.
The Vibe at The Marylebone Hotel
The Marylebone Hotel is part of the family-owned, Ireland-based Doyle Collection group, which brings its trademark warmth, familial energy, and attention to detail. The design — stylishly contemporary but not trendsetting — contributes to the inviting boutique hotel atmosphere.
Who Will Love The Marylebone Hotel
Shoppers will love the hotel’s fashionable vibe and design as well as its proximity to the chic-but-under-the-radar boutiques on Marylebone High Street flies. A few favorites include The Conran Shop (contemporary furniture, lighting, and textiles), indie bookseller Daunt Books, and Bobbies for on-trend footwear.
Who Might Not Love The Marylebone Hotel
First-time visitors to London may opt to stay somewhere closer to the city center. Also, unless they’re splurging on a signature suite, families and friend groups may seek out alternate accommodations: All rooms fall under 300 square feet, and Studio Suites aren’t much larger at 324 square feet.
Best Amenity at The Marylebone Hotel
The on-site Third Space Health Club is perhaps London’s sleekest fitness center. Beyond the standard gym and state-of-the-art equipment, it also features saunas, a steam room, and a 59-foot-long swimming pool. Small-group classes (think: cycling, dance, pilates, and yoga) are complimentary, too.
What’s Included at The Marylebone Hotel
Wifi and access to the health club and business center are included in your stay. Rooms also have Nespresso coffee makers.
Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at The Marylebone Hotel
Standard taxes and fees should be expected here.
How to Get a Deal at The Marylebone Hotel
Check the offers tab to save up to 30% on room rates. Doyle Discovery Programme loyalty members can save 10%.
The Sweet Season
London is a great year-round destination, and each season offers something special. However, low season (January-April and September-November) is prime time for those craving a (relatively) crowd-free escape. The only caveat? You’ll need to embrace the chill — and bring an umbrella.
In the Neighborhood of The Marylebone Hotel
In addition to great shopping and dining (ranging from quaint outdoor cafes and coffee shops like The Monocle to more formal restaurants like Orrery, which serves haute French cuisine), Marylebone is also home to some fun attractions, most notably Madame Tussauds London and The Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Nearest Airport to The Marylebone Hotel
London City Airport is eleven miles away, while London Heathrow Airport is 26 miles away.
Nearest Public Transportation to The Marylebone Hotel
The Bond Street tube station is a six-minute walk from the hotel.
The Marylebone Hotel checks all the boxes for a fashionable stay in London’s (arguably) most low-key stylish neighborhood.