Hotel rooms usually provide ample facilities for the average city break or holidays. But perhaps you’re planning to visit London for an extended period – whether on business or for pleasure – and want some additional flexibility in your private living space. Or maybe you enjoy the freedom, extra square footage and the home from home comforts that a luxury hotel suite brings. And if you’re travelling as part of a family group, you’ll likely need to spread out, with break out areas to sleep and recharge individually. Whichever your circumstance, read on to find out our favourites places to linger for longer when staying in the capital.
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane | Premier Suite
This Marriott Park Lane has the only pool on Park Lane, and the best ‘room’ in the house also treats its occupants to far-reaching Hyde Park views through floor-to-ceiling windows. This one is especially child-friendly (children even receive their own Hamley’s teddy bear when booking the family experience package). As well as lounge access and a fully stocked mini-bar, those staying in the suite can take advantage of a generous discount when dining at the venue’s eatery, Lanes of London. Spread over 710 square feet, the suite is air-conditioned and sound-proofed for a superior level of comfort.
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel | The Lowndes Suite
Peer onto London’s twinkling skyline from your oversized marble panelled bath, when you take The Lowndes Suite. The suite also boasts 180-degree views thanks to its location at the very top of the circular building as well as two bedrooms and three bathrooms, and huge central living dining space. And, with bespoke butler service on hand, you can enjoy the vistas champagne in hand (or with any other beverage you desire), at any time of the day or night. Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, you have direct access to the city’s fanciest neighbourhood haunts, yet enjoy the sense of removal from the world below, that penthouse living affords.
W London | Extreme WOW Suite
The bright lights of Soho are on the doorstep when you book this exclusive penthouse apartment. A fabulous choice if you want to party, it has a fantastic entertainment system, DJ station complete with a record collection and Mega Bar Service providing a personal mixologist, sound system and disco ball. The design reflects London’s art and fashion scene – a huge union jack makes up an entire feature wall, there’s an uber-modern clear hanging egg chair and epic views over Leicester Square. It’s also designed for downtime; a jacuzzi, dual-head rain forest shower, wardrobe room service and an enormous bed ensure guests can really unwind.
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane | Grand Park View Suite
Fancy a little vintage elegance combined with contemporary comfort? Sample a hint of life in a bygone era when you check into this art deco style suite with views across Green Park. The setup works wonderfully for those wishing to throw a dinner party or two during their time in London. The living area is separate from the raised dining area, making it feel very much like a refined home, ideal for entertaining a group. And guests have access to an Executive Lounge providing free breakfasts, beverages, snacks and canapes. End your evenings here with peaceful slumber in your king-sized Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience Bed.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall | Balcony Suite
Originally a local government HQ (hence the name), this Grade II listed building was first opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1922. Found on the South Bank right beside the Thames and with its own balcony, this suite is a wonderful spot to soak up some of London’s summer sun. From here you can see the London Eye, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. Each sleeps up to three, with Apple TV and soundproofing for an undisturbed night. Guests also benefit from access to the M Lounge, indoor pool, fitness centre, complimentary online newspapers and fresh flowers in the living area.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London | Chambers Suite with Station Views
While many of the suites on our list have fantastic views, this is perhaps the most unusual. As a former station booking office, it looks out onto the Eurostar platform via huge picture windows. Staying here is a bucket list experience for rail enthusiasts and if you are planning an onward train journey, your luggage will be fast-tracked through security directly to your carriage. Watch trains arrive and depart from your luxurious Victorian-era residence that’s surprisingly quiet, given its location. Be sure to take advantage of your Chambers Lounge membership, where you’ll be served afternoon teas, wine and canapes, inclusive of your suite price.
JW Marriott Grosvenor House London | The Royal Hyde Park Suite
As its name implies, this impressive suite overlooks Hyde Park. Its colour palette echoes the seasonal shades of its leafy vicinity, with modern artworks adding an accent to the soothing neutral decor and contrasting the high period ceilings. Access to a club lounge with a selection of drinks, desserts, snacks and hors d’oeuvres is included for two guests. Living, dining, study and sleeping areas are all separated, and with three TVs (cable, Chromecast and Netflix built-in) everyone can enjoy their favourite shows. There’s also a Bang and Olufsen stereo, mini bar and everything you need to whip up your own meals.
The Wellesley Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel | Hyde Park Suite
The luxurious district of Knightsbridge is a luxury hotel lovers dream. One hotel that stands out is the incredible Wellesley Knightsbridge. Petite in size at just 36 rooms, which means attention to detail is flawless and service is personal. The hotel has three suites and a penthouse, one of its finest suites is the Hyde Park Suite. This park view suite allows you plenty of room to relax and unwind. The spacious lounge leads to an adjoining, king-sized bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom finished in the finest Arabescato Corchia marble from the Cararra region of Italy,