The railway terminal hotel above Charing Cross Station was opened in 1865 and underwent many lives (and Blitz damage) before coming under the recent control of Guoman Hotels, a capable British hospitality company that’s rising in global stature. Now the Charing Cross is a well-run, upper-moderate hotel that dips its toes into luxury trimmings (heated bathroom floors, illuminated wardrobes, walk-in showers, and so forth) without going over-the-top on price. The location is spectacular and could command higher rates: steps from Trafalgar Square in one direction and morning strolls on the Thames in the other. Breakfast (crowded) is taken with a view toward St Martin-in-the-Fields, and at night, some 350 candles are placed throughout the hallways and up the sweeping grand staircase that once signified the privilege of a more genteel age.
Charing Cross Hotel
The Strand, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden & the Strand Transportation Tube: Charing Cross or Embankment Phone 0871/376-9012 Prices Rooms £169–£322 Amenities Restaurant, bar, business center, free Wi-Fi Units 200 units Web site Charing Cross HotelBook a Room Now
MapThe Strand, WC2 London
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