The Landmark London
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes free WiFi
- Central London location with easy access to sights, shopping and theaters
- Pairing rib eye with champagne at the Winter Garden Restaurant’s popular Sunday Jazz Brunch
- Historic building and large guestrooms
- Creative, well-appointed spa, including a range of ayurvedic treatments
- Walking distance to leafy Regent’s Park
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What To Know
- Located on Marylebone Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares
- Weddings and large events are often held at the hotel
- Restaurants are quite pricey
- Access to the relaxation rooms and the gym at Landmark Spa costs about $25 per day and spa treatments are extra
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The aptly named Landmark Hotel captures both London’s history and a proper British sensibility. It first opened as one of the last great Victorian railway hotels in the late 1800s, and evolved through the eras of Gothic Revival and the Roaring Twenties into, eventually, the elegant property it is today. Designed by architect Robert William Edis, the north entrance has all the glamour of ‘The Golden Age of Steam’, with intricate corniced ceilings, glittering chandeliers and a sweeping staircase. The vast palm tree-filled central courtyard lets in acres of light through its impressive eight-storey glass atrium, while the modern spa boasts a state-of-the-art gym and a 50-foot swimming pool.
Bed and Bath
By London standards, the 300 rooms and suites are spacious, averaging almost 600 square feet, they feature a spot-on blend of history and haute amenities with a mix of modern and Victorian-style furnishings, thick carpets and a soothing pale yellow palette, along with flat screen TVs, gleaming bathrooms and quintessentially British Molton Brown toiletries.
There’s an array of eateries at the Landmark Hotel; try the impressive Winter Garden Restaurant in the central courtyard for its popular Sunday Jazz Brunch or an atmospheric afternoon tea. The cozy wood-clad twotwentytwo restaurant provides a complete contrast to the airy atrium and dishes up modern-European cuisine, while the Mirror Bar is perfect for late-night cocktails. There’s also a very well-appointed spa which offers a creative reworking of traditional treatments, from the Sanarium, a sauna that includes relaxing music and a light show, to the ayurvedic treatments, which range from a four-hand massage to hot stones with spice-enriched oils.
How to Get There
We spent the weekend in London to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and chose the Landmark to stay in. Loved our room (Deluxe) overlooking the atrium, great bed and bathroom. The breakfast buffet is fantastic, we wished we could have afforded to stay there longer. The location is great, next to Marylebone station so easy to get to, and to travel around London from. We have stayed in other hotels in London and paid less for tiny rooms and average service. I think I know where we will be staying in future, just might not be able to go as often!
The hotel was recommended to me by a friend. The room overlooking the atrium was simply beautiful and very spacious. Perfect for all of us. I was impressed by all the staff within the hotel. Everyone was very helpful with everything including our many travel questions. Even though they occasionally forget to leave 3 bath towels the overall standard of the hotel and the service from the staff was great, I would certainly stay here again. The location is also great. A short distance from Paddington station, Marylebone station is just behind the hotel and Baker station is few blocks away.
After a slightly troubled visit last time, The Landmark was right back on form and confirmed its place as my home from home when I visit London. Beautiful room (and this time actually ready early without my even asking, much appreciated after last year's problems with early check-ins). Staff as usual warm and welcoming (I was surprised to see another reviewer's negative comment on the East European staff - on all my numerous stays, I have found them to be consistently friendly and helpful). The spacious rooms (including the bathrooms) and the lovely pool are a huge plus - truly rare in London - and I really appreciate having access to a pc and printer at the small business centre.
Absolutely wonderful service in the Wintergarden Restaurant - cannot recommend this place enough !! Lovely warm welcome from Adina, Sebastian and Teresa, attention to detail from Larissa, Kamel, Alex and Vikram, and absolutely amazing dishes prepared by the kitchen - thank you for another very memorable experience, we will definitely return!
As soon as our car pulled up to the hotel, Rupert, the doorman greeted us warmly, like we’d known each other for years. He directed us to go check in and that he’d take care of our bags. That was just the beginning of the royal treatment we received at The Landmark.
While expensive, the cost is exceedingly overcompensated by the level of treatment received. From concierge, to waitstaff, to Sebastian at the Winter Garden restaurant. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure you want for nothing. Need an umbrella? There’s one in the closet for you to use. Need a fan? They’ll bring you one. Need a postcard mailed? Take it to concierge.
I’m already planning my next trip to London and I won’t stay anywhere but at The Landmark.