A Luxurious Staycation at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square


Have you ever wanted to get away without all the hassle of travelling? Well that’s exactly what we recently did by escaping to the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square for a luxurious staycation. Of course the hotel would also suit those travelling to London on business or for pleasure. Its central Mayfair location is one of the reasons for its broad appeal.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

Housed in a handsome red brick building, and a stone’s throw from Oxford Street, many of its rooms overlook leafy Grosvenor Square. A friendly liveried doorman greeted us on the hotel forecourt and welcomed us inside. The lobby is bright and spacious with fresh flowers galore.

Marriott Grosvenor Square lobby
CHECKING IN TO THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

The reception staff were equally friendly and efficient, giving us all the information that we needed regarding breakfast time and other details.

ACCOMMODATION AT THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

Our sizeable suite was located on the top floor of the hotel and included a separate lounge with a dining table, flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. There was even a mini coffee machine and a selection of board games. Some of the most recently renovated rooms have wooden flooring and outdoor space.

Marriott Grosvenor Square loungeFrom the lounge window we could see all the way to the Post Office tower in Fitzrovia.

Marriott Grosvenor Square visitThe marble bathroom was stocked with L’Occitane toiletries which I always appreciate. We also loved the fluffy monogrammed bathrobes and slippers. I don’t know about you but for me it’s an essential hotel ritual, slipping on a cosy bathrobe to relax fully.

Marriott Grosvenor Square bathroom
Our bedroom had a modern four poster bed and a fantastic view across Grosvenor Square.

Marriott Grosvenor Square bedroom viewBut back to that bed! Marriott are renowned for their supremely comfy beds and this one was no exception. A super king size, it had super soft bedding and a padded mattress topper that enhanced the comfort level even further. We had a fantastic night’s sleep with no noise and so much space to spread out.

Marriott Grosvenor Square suiteFACILITIES AT THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

Yet before that we were keen to explore the hotel facilities. There’s a good sized gym in the basement with all the equipment that you could possibly need and we wasted no time hopping onto the TechnoGym cross-trainers with their interactive exercise programmes. It certainly makes exercising slightly less painful when you have the illusion that you are hiking across a rope bridge ;-).

Marriott Grosvenor Square gymNow that we had worked up an appetite, it was time to check out the Executive lounge, also in the basement. Stocked with newspapers, books and even phone chargers, it’s a good place to unwind.

Marriott Grosvenor Square club lounge
We were surprised by the quality and standard of the food. Now we hadn’t actually timed our visit to partake of all the meals on offer but you would be forgiven for thinking so ;-). From afternoon tea to light evening dishes followed later by cheese and desserts, there was a great selection.

Marriott Grosvenor Square club lounge foodDRINKS AT THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

In the interest of being thorough, we visited both maze Bar and the Luggage Room for drinks…maze Bar is adjacent to maze Grill and is a very successful member of the Gordon Ramsay group. I’d previously visited maze Grill Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea so was keen to see how the original maze Bar compared. With a seriously stylish decor and flattering low-lighting, it’s a good place for a date night or meet up with friends. The cocktails are state of the art with an expert mixologist on hand to advise you which will suit your taste.

Maze Bar cocktail
We just had to try the signature maze cocktails and they didn’t disappoint!

maze-bar-cocktails
And the great presentation continued with Mr Luxe’s unusual Martini glass.

Marriott Grosvenor Square cocktail glass
We tried a selection of flavourful sushi and sashimi, with the California rolls and maki being my favourites.

Marriott Grosvenor Square Maze BarNot to be outdone in the style stakes, the hotel’s other bar, Luggage Room, is equally impressive. This speakeasy style hideaway has a very vintage vibe with retro music and decor. Formerly the hotel’s luggage room, hence the name, it has incorporated elements of this into the design. In fact the decor is so accomplished that I think they should use elements of it in the bedrooms, such as luggage trunk coffee tables.

Marriott Grosvenor Square Luggage Room bar
We thoroughly enjoyed our non alcoholic Mojito and Black Tea Punch. These don’t appear on the menu but the bar staff will happily rustle them up for you.

luggage_room_cocktails
I then sampled a Sherry Cobbler, beautifully garnished with frozen berries and mint. It was served in an attractive silver tankard. I think they could go one step further and serve some of the cocktails in teacups for a complete speakeasy vibe.

Marriott Grosvenor Square Luggage Room
Mr Luxe also sang the praises of his Special Artists whisky-based Martini cocktail, though it was pretty strong!

luggage_room_cocktail
BREAKFAST AT THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

Whilst some guests with access to the Executive lounge might prefer to eat there, we preferred the lighter maze BarA special word for the staff who were particularly warm, which made a great start to our day. They bring everyone a complimentary healthy shot, and this carrot and ginger one was delicious. We chose from the extensive continental buffet breakfast and also had a savoury dish. My omelette was very tasty and Mr Luxe tucked into a fantastic full English breakfast.

Marriott Grosvenor Square breakfastFINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE

With an unbeatable location, cool drinking and dining options, the Grosvenor Marriott is the perfect choice when visiting London. Have you ever visited Grosvenor Square?

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP

  • “Classic luxury” comes to my mind when looking at the photos. Everything looks flawless and what an impressive gym! I also like the original shape of the martini glass, something that I had never seen before.

    • It’s rare that I get to use a hotel gym but this one did tempt us in! The Martini glass was very quirky

  • The luggage room is a gorgeous bar!

  • fun looking cocktails!

  • The views from your rooms are lovely! And rare for a London hotel. I love the look of those cocktails!x

    • Yes the views were fantastic, nice to see a bit of greenery and over the rooftops too

  • What a lovely treat! I love a staycation – all the benefits of going away and feeling refreshed when you don’t have the time to take a full holiday! I love the idea of the Luggage Room – what a cute bar!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

    • The Luggage Room had such a cosy feel to it and it was a great staycation considering it was pouring with rain so great to hit the shops nearby!

  • It’s nice to see that you had a pleasant time. I’m impressed by the views in the area, also would love L’Occitane bits anytime at a place to stay. I’ve been to Grosvenor Square, and would love to be there right now . Lovely photos, especially the food, was that fried that lotus root that I spied? <3 xx/Madison
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    • You might be right about the lotus root, Madison – it was all very tasty. I love L’Occitane toiletries too

  • A London staycation is aways a good idea – we are so fortunate to live in such an exciting city! This looks like a lovely experience. Would love to try one of those maze cocktails ♡

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    I absolutely love the idea of staycations! That four poster bed looks amazing. I’ll definitely keep this hotel in mind next time I’m in London. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy travels 🙂

  • how glorious! I love all of those cocktails
    xo
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  • This post has really made me want a cocktail! This hotel looks fabulous, especially that marble bathroom

    Rachel xx
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  • The Marriott hotel is truly the best best for a stay-cation. The interior decoration and everything about the place is just amazing!! Don’t get me started on the food. Your gorgeous smile says you had a lovely time there!
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  • Looks like a fantastic place to stay in London. I love the four-post bed frame and that unusual martini glass is so interesting haha — very creative! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos 🙂

  • what a great place! thanks for sharing!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

  • My favourite element of this hotel review has to be the marble bathroom complete with L’Occitane toiletries – how lovely! Also, I’ll happily admit my eyes stopped and hovered for a moment on that final image showcasing the full breakfast, mmm…

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Yes Paul often goes for the full English breakfast, luckily I get to try a little of it!

  • I went to the Luggage Room for drinks once and I remember their cocktails being lethal, looks like your option of the virgin cocktails were just lovely.

    • Well we did try one alcoholic cocktail too and you’re right, it was lethal 😉

  • Cozy and luxury place to stay, really love your pictures.

    – Lily Widjaja

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