For the past while, whenever I stay in London I’ve been staying at the Marriott at Canary Wharf. This is located by the West India Quay DLR station and in fact the hotel used to take its name from this.
I can see why they changed it, as Canary Wharf station is only about 20 steps further away and is on the new Elizabeth Line, meaning it’s a single tube service to London Heathrow. For me, I find it’s also very handy to get to the ABBA Voyage concerts from here, as Puddling Mill Lane DLR by the arena is only a few stops down the line.
The lobby is easily accessed, looks nice and service is usually quite swift. On arrival, I was quickly checked in and had other discussions around how my room did not have breakfast included, where that was and how much.
I love the breakfast in this hotel and another friend staying had arranged to pay for it on his room, hence why it wasn’t on mine. Once done, I was directed to the lifts and headed up to the second floor.
Marriott Canary Wharf Room 214
Imagine my surprise when I got upstairs to find I had been put into a quayside view room! These are usually more expensive and as I’d only paid for a standard room it was a really nice thing to discover this.
Later that night when it was time to sleep, I found the bed to be deliciously comfortable. I ended up sleeping very well, which is not always the case when I stay at a hotel.
Of Shapes and Storage
On the back of the door is the fire evacuation plan, which is pretty much the safety card of a hotel room. This one perfectly illustrated the room shape I found myself experiencing.
There is plenty of storage space in the room, so if you are staying for longer than one night, you’re well covered. Naturally there are other elements like the safe for your valuables as well.
What About The Bathroom?
The bathroom is pretty much identical to various other business style hotel facilities. It features a nice basin, shower over the bath and products to clean off with.
Happily there were plenty of towels, though I usually only need to use just one. I always try to make sure I don’t disturb the others though, because I’d hope they get used for the next guest without being washed again. Anyone know?
Bars and Breakfast
Downstairs just off the lobby is a bar which is generally open to 11pm or midnight, depending on the crowd. They do plenty of traditional cocktails plus have an extensive list of other drinks. You won’t go thirsty here!
Also off the lobby in a different place is where breakfast is served. They have a full buffet of both English and Continental options and it’s quite good quality. My favourite part is the omelette station where a guy makes what you want to order. Unmissable!
I’ve probably stayed at this hotel about ten times over the years and I thoroughly enjoy it. While it can be very pricey, I think it’s worth it for the location and occasionally you can find decent enough deals. It’s still going to set you back £200 per night generally though.
All the staff are quite friendly and it was interesting when I tried to pay part of my bill in cash. Apparently only one person on Reception can take cash, so I was sent to her to do that. I never usually have cash, but someone had paid me in Sterling so I kept it for use here. I far prefer to use a card.
Have you stayed at the London Marriott Hotel at Canary Wharf before? What do you think of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.