I had never stayed at an EDITION Hotel properly before and was always curious as to what it would be like. My favorite rooftop bar is at the West Hollywood EDITION, and I’ve visited countless times. The EDITION Hotels are the collaboration between Marriott International and hotelier Ian Schrager.

The perfect opportunity came for a one-night stay in London to give it a try. I stayed at the first EDITION, which was in Honolulu, Hawaii, but when I stayed there it had already left the EDITION brand and is called the Modern Honolulu. So, this would be my first stay at a properly branded EDITION hotel.

The London EDITION opened in 2013 and features 173 Rooms, taking over the former Bernier’s Hotel. 9 of the rooms are suites, with 3 of them having terraces. There are also 4 non-suites with a Terrace which is pretty cool. Currently, rates start at 370 GBP per night or 73,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points per night.

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London EDITION Exterior

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London EDITION Sign


The location of the London EDITION is quite central. It is situated on Berners Street in Fitzrovia, and if you walk a few steps south, you’ll be in Soho with plenty of the best restaurants, shops, and nightlife venues in London. It’s also less than a 10-minute walk to both the Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations. And if you like museums, it’s only 1/2 of a mile to the British Museum.

The London EDITION Takeoff Points

Date of Stay: February 2024
Room Type: Loft Room Double Double
Pros: Beautiful hotel lobby, bar, and restaurant. Comfortable rooms, with plenty of charging ports.
Cons: Hardware is a bit dated in the rooms, though a revamp of the rooms is coming up.

Fora Travel Benefits at The London EDITION

I work with a travel agency, Fora Travel, and can assist in booking hotel stays. Fora is partnered with Marriott Stars & Luminous. With this, you can get special perks when booking with me. The London EDITION offers:

  • Room upgrade upon availability on arrival
  • Daily breakfast, for two guests
  • Welcome Amenity
  • $100 USD Amenity Credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Additionally, the London EDITION also has some other promotions such as additional discounts for stays longer than 3 nights, a guaranteed room upgrade, or an extra $250 USD in credit for a 2-night or longer stay.

If you are interested in getting these perks and want to stay at The London EDITION feel free to email me at or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this post if you have any inquiries.

Arrival and Check-In

Our Eurostar train from Paris got in at 10:30 PM, and a quick Uber ride got us to the hotel right before 11 PM. I was checked in quickly by a friendly agent, who asked if I needed the Marriott Platinum 4 PM late checkout, to which I said yes. Originally, I had booked a Superior Queen Room, but requested a room with 2 beds as it would be nice for my friend and I to have our own beds. I appreciated that the hotel provided the upgrade to a Loft Room Double Double at check-in.

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Reception Desk

Lobby & Bar

Upon entering the hotel, you pass quite a nice lobby with beautiful high ceilings and a gorgeous lobby bar. For a Monday night at 11 PM, the bar was quite festive, and my friend and I enjoyed a game of pool before heading to sleep. I met up with a sales representative from the property and she told me that when the property was branded the Berners Hotel, the owner created the ceiling for his girlfriend who was from France.

London EDITION Lobby

London EDITION Lobby

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Lobby Bar

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Lobby bar at Night

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Pool Table at the Bar

The Room: Loft Room Double Double

After we got our keys, someone walked us to our room and showed us the features of the room. I generally only see this happen at luxury properties, and I’m not sure it’s necessary, but it’s definitely personalized service.

Our room was located on the 3rd floor and featured 2 double-sized beds. The sheets and pillows were quite comfortable and luxurious, and the room could probably fit up to a family of 2 adults and 2 children as the double beds are on the smaller side. The room is stated to be 358 square feet.

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Loft Room Double Double

The room felt sleek, and as if I was inside a ski chalet, which definitely is an interesting feel when you’re staying in London.

At the entrance, there was a closet. It seemed that the door handle was missing, but it was still easy to open. There was an umbrella provided as well.

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Closet Door Missing Handle?

Takeoff Update: The hotel is working on getting new boards to replace the door and it will be fixed shortly.

Towards the back of the room is an armchair, and a desk with a chair. The TV has 113 television channels!

a room with a bed and a chair and a tv at the London EDITION

Chair and Desk

I do miss the old days when hotels would provide a nice hard copy of the hotel’s services. The EDITION had a little folder containing a small guest services book, as well as the room service menu, which I enjoyed reading.

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Guest Services and Room Service Book

Welcome Treat

There was a cute welcome treat waiting for us as well.

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Welcome Treat

There is a fully stocked minibar, and a cabinet full of snacks for purchase. Additionally, Nespresso pods are provided, but if you’d like tea you can request it from guest services and they will deliver. Also, two boxed waters are provided, and I love that they used boxed water.

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Nespresso Machine

Other Features

There is a complimentary shoe shine service and a bag is left in your room for you to participate. Also, a nice touch is that they have a Bluetooth speaker in the room. And, while there is not an Iron/board in the room, they can be delivered upon request.

I did appreciate all of the various charging options the room had. They had USB Type A, and Type C and there was a US converter already in the room!

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Power Plugs

One thing that was a bit weird was the light switches, and it took me a while to get used to them. But I hear they may be replacing those in the future.

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Light Switches


The bathroom was quite spacious, with a large sink and a huge shower. I feel like they could have totally fit a tub in there as well, which would have been great.

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Bathroom in the Loft Room Double Double

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Huge Shower

The water pressure was good, and they had a rainfall showerhead as well as a wand.

Toiletries were provided by Le Labo and they are in a black tea scent specially made for EDITION. I enjoyed the scent! Robes were also provided in the bathroom as well.

Deluxe King

I was able to tour another room type during my visit, the Deluxe King which offers 339 square feet of space. It was quite similar to the Loft Room I stayed in but with just one bed instead of two. And, the bathroom was smaller.

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Deluxe King Bathroom



On the lower ground floor, it’s open 24 hours and has complimentary boxed water and headphones. It’s quite spacious and well-equipped for a hotel of this size.

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London EDITION Treadmills

a gym with exercise equipment

London EDITION Weights

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Fruits and Boxed Water

Meeting Spaces

For meeting spaces, they have the Basement, Penthouse, Private Dining Room, and 2 studios.


Berners Tavern

It offers a contemporary British menu, for breakfast lunch, and dinner. The decor has both modern and period designs, featuring Grand Central Station-inspired chandeliers and photographic portraits. Fun fact, there are 212 photos spread across the restaurant in an ode to New York’s area code.

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Berners Tavern

There is also a secret table for two on the upper level of the restaurant.

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Secret Table

I had breakfast in Berners Tavern and found it to be pretty solid. I was surprised by all the local businesspeople having breakfast there on a Tuesday morning.

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Avocado Toast

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Eggs Benedict and Seasonal Fruit Salad

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Punch Room

It’s a nod to 19th-century private clubs featuring oak paneled walls. It’s focused on the punch bowl and there are 20 speciality punch cocktails. It’s open from 5 pm to 12:30 am Tuesday to Saturday.

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Punch Room


The Verdict

Overall, I had an enjoyable one-night stay at the London EDITION. I really enjoyed the lobby bar and location of the property, and I’m excited to see what the future of the property will look like with their soft renovation of the guest rooms.


Have you stayed at an EDITION property before? How was your experience? Comment below!




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If you are interested in getting Fora perks and want to stay at The London EDITION, feel free to email me at or fill out this contact form below. If you have other trips you’d like for me to help plan, feel free to reach out as well!