St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
What We Love
- Vintage cocktails at the Booking Office Bar
- Proximity to Kings Cross Station, a hub of public transport in London
- The tiled subterranean pool — a rarity in a London hotel
- Private dining at the chefs' table in the Gilbert Scott available by appointment
What To Know
- Chambers Rooms include access to the Chambers Club for breakfast, snacks, and more
- Barlow Rooms are in the new wing of the hotel and lack the high ceilings and historic details of Chambers Club Rooms
- Appointments are required at the St. Pancras Spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
London’s other historic hotels pale in comparison to the restored St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. With 245 rooms, including 38 suites, the St. Pancras is the newest offering to the Kings Cross neighborhood and the only five-star hotel linked to the immensely convenient St. Pancras International train station. Beyond all the leisure activities and services, the in-house spa and men’s barber shop, the hotel doubles as a historical tour destination and portal into London’s architecture and history.
In the Area
You’ll be centrally located in London, steps from British Library and minutes from Cartwright Gardens as well as King’s College London and the London Zoo. If you want to get out of the central London bubble, hop on a Santander bike from one of the many bike stations and drop it back at another stand in the city. You can spend a day exploring the famous Camden market in North London, then catch a performance at the unique arts space at the Roundhouse Theatre. Since much of the development for the 2012 Olympics has been concentrated in London’s East End, that borough has become one of the most transformed areas of the city. Join the city’s cool kids with a picnic in Victoria Park or London Fields, or hunt for vintage finds on Brick Lane.
How to Get There
Asked for a room with bath and received one but broken plug! Engineer removed same to reveal kilo of human hair! Room changed but water too cold for a bath! Stayed here a few times before and always been happy (even with the extortionate prices! ) but this time was frankly disappointing. To assuage my upset during the bath episode I was offered, wait for it, a glass of lemonade!
I have stayed in lots of Marriott hotels and this is easily the best experience I have had.
Even before we arrived, the experience manager Laura had reached out to welcome us and see if we had any special requests, she was also there to meet us at the front desk when we checked in to tell us about the hotel.
We had arrived early so unfortunately our room wasn’t yet ready- so Pavo took our telephone number, bags and phoned me within the hour to collect my key and let me know our bags were in our room. I needed to return later to request a second key and he had remembered my name and room number, a great sign of attentiveness.
The hotel is beautiful, the architecture stunning and the rooms amazing. If you can, I would recommend a chambers suite- not only are the rooms stunning, you also get access to the chambers lounge which is an experience itself.
Overall- it’s not in the greatest spot itself, but as our train arrives into st Pancras, this is perfect for our weekend away and I will definitely try to stay here again the next time I visit the area.
Pavo and Laura are both excellent colleagues and are superb representatives of their brand- Thankyou for making our stay special.
We stayed 1 night and had a great time, the beds were super comfy, loved the interior of the hotel, the staff were delightful & loved the breakfast! Make sure you explore the hotel, there's so much to see. We'll defo be back.