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
- 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
On TA-Marriott Insiders recommendations booked Chambers Club, the upcharge was considerable versus Barlow wing room. Only pre check request was a view of the Eurostar terminal (definitely worth it). Mid Jan. 2pm arrival for 3 night stay check in super professional, room was ready and Marriott Platinum gave us option to take breakfast in either Booking room or Chambers Club. Porter took our bags and front desk had staffer take us to our room and give us tour on the way. I would suggest you do this as it will save time figuring out the logistics of this large hotel. Room has doorbell, the porter rang it, and electronic do not disturb/make my room up switch which may be connected to housekeeping since they came as soon as I turned it on. Housekeeping staff is the best we have ever seen, you will never see a housekeeping cart in the hall, they come twice per day and turndown is wonderful, also liked the huge bottles of shampoo and conditioner and hotel told us to take the ducky home as a souvenir.
Room 175 seems to be very desirable, it’s one of the rooms on the Marriott commercial when you turn TV on. Staff in Chambers Club is outstanding, they know all the guests names and don’t mind fussing over them. First morning I wanted to take coffee and tea to our room before breakfast, second and third morning as soon as they saw me they prepared it without me asking. Another morning we had errand to run and they saved us breakfast. The afternoon tea food is substantial, and very good. The free craft beer and wine didn’t suit our tastes (we went to M&S downstairs got Belgian Lager and Chardonnay) but still found the club well worth the extra cost even without the free alcohol.
You can’t beat the location, you can walk to tube without going outside, plenty of restaurants try Skinners Arms and German Gymnasium. St Pancras station downstairs has anything extra you will possibly need, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.
Strategically located for travelling to Heathrow and other parts of London.
Eurostar to Paris is just at doorstep. Making travel a lot more comfortable and easy..
The concierge is always helpful . There are some helpful staff ready to attend to all your needs
My favorite hotel in all of London. It’s got class, history, wow factor, service, and so much more.... without a doubt worth any penny and if you can afford the “old wing” spring for a suite! The std rooms are plain, but still lovely.
You’ll be taken back in time where luxury was set to the finest, yet every modern convenience you could want and more...
Booking office meals and cocktails are top niche, spa and pools are fab.... need I say more!?
Did not expect such a grave mistake from such a famous 5 star hotel. My husband was attending a conference as a part of his company and i was supposed to join him in the evening at the hotel on the 11th Feb 2019. He had informed the hotel staff that i would be coming in to stay and given them all my details. They said i could collect the keys from the reception for the room. At around 6.30pm after waiting for a long time for the room and also being told that my husband's name is not on the list, they finally gave him a room. To his shock, when he entered the room there was already another women in there. (This in itself is such a shameful event). They again started hunting for a room for my husband. All this took a lot of time and I left for my house as it would have been a waste of time waiting for them to figure out such a simple thing. Finally my husband got the room at 9pm. And upon enquiry, it was found out that, the girl to whom the room was given was confused to be me as she had a similar last name. This confusion happened despite my husband giving all my details and that girl having a separate room booked on her name. Thanks to you guys, my husband and i have unnecessarily have had to go through a lot of hassle. Thanks for spoiling our evening!!
Part old hotel part converted station. Compromises in design. Corridor to rooms smelt like school as the kitchen opens straight onto corridor. Staff attentive and friendly. Bar very large but quite dark and gloomy. Rooms was average London size, perfectly adequate and comfortable but nothing special. In short a decent hotel that aspires to be special but falls a little short.