Crowne Plaza London-The City offers both business and leisure travellers deluxe accommodation and convenient access to the city’s major business districts and landmarks. Located in London’s historic Square Mile and on Blackfriars stations’ doorstep, the hotel is minutes from some of London’s most famous attractions such as The London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. The 205 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites have recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. A dedicated concierge team will be happy to assist with theatre and restaurant bookings. In addition to complimentary access to fitness facilities, guests can enjoy a jogging trail along the River Thames with breathtaking views. For first-class dinning opportunities, choose from either our celebrated Italian restaurant, Diciannove, serving up a taste of the Mediterranean, or the Chinese Cricket Club offering a mouth-watering range of Sichuan specialties. Complete your dining experience with a cocktail at Voltaire Bar. The newly refurbished event venue boasts five meeting rooms with maximum capacities of up to 160 guest theatre style. Our dedicated meetings team will be on hand to provide a genuine personal service.
Hotel was very near a tube station
Air conditioning did not work well and hence we had a couple of sleepless nights.
The rooms are really big, and our son had space to run around in even with the cot being there. Very good value if you get this through a secret deal. The AC was effective. It's family friendly, and right outside a tube station.
My partner said she felt the towels could have been newer, and one of the soap gel tubes was only half full. The room could do with another light.
Excellent, friendly professional staff. I would defintely be happy to stay here again.
Everything: location, room, staff
Gorgeous room! The Blackfriars Underground station was steps away. The staff is incredible. Lee, the concierge, was so friendly and Francisco, the night manager, took such good care of us. The lead housekeeper was also a sweetheart!
There were bath robes in room
The check in desk staff was rude
It was well located, clean and had staff that were patient and accommodating.
Had to organize the rooms because I had expected two beds in the room but got a room with 1 bed and a sofa bed. The manager was able to adjust the rooms even though the hotel was very full. The service was really great.
The hotel is close to St. Paul's, the new Tate gallery, and within walking distance of Covent Garden and the theatre district.
Location to transportation and attractions, restaurants available on property, and proximity of convenience store nearby
For American standards, the air conditioning in our room never seemed to be cool enough. It was often hotter in our room than outside in the city.
The rooms and amenities were great! The staff was very helpful. The location is perfect.
The location was great
In London's Financial District one block north of Thames River. You can walk to all of London's major attractions. Across street from Blackfriars rail & tube station (District & Circle lines). Easy access to both airports.
Wifi access was pricey. Staff were difficult to deal with. They acted as if their guests were an inconvenience. Normal for Paris but not London.
My daughter and I stayed here for a week and absolutely loved this hotel. All of the staff were friendly and courteous and went out of their way to help us have a wonderful week. Our standard double room felt luxurious with complimentary toiletries, very comfortable bed with soft linens, large bathroom and fluffy towels. Our room was kept immaculately clean and replenished daily with tea and biscuits..any concerns were dealt with very promptly. The location is perfect for London lovers like ourselves as it straight across the road from the updated Blackfriars tube station and within walking distance to many popular and historic landmarks. This was a first time stay here for us but it won't be the last!
This hotel was not only a great hotel, with helpful staff, but it was only about a block from the subway, which was the easiest way to get around London. I like to stay close to the action, but not too close that it is too loud and you can't sleep at night. This was the perfect hotel. It was just outside the zone, so it was a bit cheaper, but it was as nice as or nicer than the ones right in the middle of London. It was quiet at night, had a restaurant, and was close to all the action via subway or bus, although I would recommend the subway. The hotel desk was very helpful when we had problems with our taxi.
My husband and I were in London for business and pleasure. Being in the city of London made it possible to been near tourist locations and the business location. The hotel was very clean and extremely quiet for it's location. The beds were great! We were in the club level area which was good for evening drinks, daily breakfast (it did not change daily - which in the end was ok). We were also on the top floor of the hotel which gave us good views of ST Paul's, The Tate Modern just across the river from the hotel. The tube stop (Blackfriars) is still being worked on but the walk to the next stop was not far at all. Blackfriars pub is just across the street and that was a true delight. To find other places to eat besides the hotel was not hard - many were within a few blocks. Added bonus was the great weather!
The staff is friendly and very helpful. The hotel was clean, safe and classy. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small but has good water pressure and the deep bath tub was great for a bath for a chubby person like me. The only drawback for this hotel is the Blackfriar Tube station which is right outside of the hotel door is closed for improvements till 2011. The closest tube station is about 6 minutes walk from the hotel. The walk is great during daylight hours but can be a little bit nerve wrecking for a single lady travelling alone at night as it is pretty deserted area at night. The business center is down in the basement and you need to have a staff let you in if there is no one there and the equipment is not most up to date but will do the job with a little patience required.
On our first trip to London we stayed in a room that was so small I think we could have touched the walls on the opposite sides of the room if we'd held our arms out. So this time, we were pleased with the size of the room. It wasn't huge, but it was certainly large enough for the two of us to move around. I've never stayed in a hotel with a bathroom that met my standard of cleanliness, so with that said - it wasn't too bad. The hallway outside our room smelled of mildew which surprised me since they don't have a pool. The staff was helpful and friendly. The minibar has snacks and drinks which you are automatically charged for as soon as you pick them up - however, there is coffee, tea and biscuits which are replenished daily that are available for free. It was nice to return to the hotel after a day of site seeing and have a hot cup of tea. The location was perfect. The tube station is just outside the hotel entrance. We paid 23 pounds for 7 day Oyster cards which cut our transportation costs and made it easier to get around. If you prefer to walk, there are many attractions within walking distance. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
This is a great hotel close to St Paul's Cathedral and other major sights in The City. Blackfriars tube is literally seconds away. Rooms are bigger than one typically finds in London - clean, bright, and airy. Staff is extremely helpful and attentive. Highly recommended for either business or leisure trips.
The location was fabulous - so easy to get to and from the airport on the ThamesLink train - the station was across the street from the hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful. We arrived very early - too early for our room, but they let us shower and change in the gym and leave our bags while we explored. The staff also provided tons of helpful sightseeing and dining tips. The breakfast was really good, but seemed very expensive, so I advise others to skip it.'