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The London Marriott Canary Wharf is my go-to hotel when I’m visiting London on a weekend because it often offers some amazing rates for Friday and Saturday night stays.
I reviewed this property in quite a bit of detail earlier this year but as that particular stay saw me upgraded to an Executive Suite I thought it might be useful to post details of what a more standard room at the London Marriott Canary Wharf is like.
I’m not going to go into the details of all the other amenities the property offers (the Executive Lounge, the bar, the breakfast, etc…) as all of those were covered in the last review I wrote, so here I’m just going to concentrate on a room which is two up from the entry-level room at the London Marriott Canary Wharf.
London Marriott Canary Wharf Executive Room
The Executive Rooms at the London Marriott Canary Wharf are rooms Marriott Bonvoy Gold/Platinum elites can expect to be upgraded into (should their upgrade clear) and one of the rooms Marriott Bonvoy Titanium and Ambassador members can expect to be upgraded into should a suite not be available.
Executive Rooms are approximately 335 square feet in size, are found on the hotel’s upper floors, have views of the West India Quay dock and offer guests access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge.
The rooms are laid out like most hotels we’re all used to with a sleeping area directly ahead of you (as you open the door to the room) and a bathroom leading off the small hallway between the door and the sleeping area.
The sleeping area features a king-size bed with nightstands on either side….
….a chaise longue next to the floor to ceiling windows….
…and a desk with a flat screen above it opposite the bed.
Here’s the view of the sleeping area from the entryway/hallway….
…and here’s the view looking back the other way at the door to the room.
The desk is a good size and is a comfortable place to work and it’s where you’ll find the room’s tea and coffee making facilities.
These rooms have been renovated in the past couple of years….and it shows.
There are power outlets and USB sockets by the desk….
…power outlets, USB sockets and light switches on both sides of the bed….
…and power outlets in at least two other areas of the room too.
Yes, if you don’t have devices with a UK plug you’ll need an adapter but there’s no shortage of places to plug in all your electronics.
The bathroom is on the small side and the shower curtain feels a little dated but, overall, it’s not too bad for a European city hotel.
The room’s hallway is where you’ll find two good-size closets/wardrobes (which I forgot to photograph!) and one of these contains a set of drawers and the in-room safe.
The hallway is also where you’ll find the room’s ‘refreshment center’….
…complete with the usual exorbitant prices:
The last thing worth noting about the room is the view….which looks like this:
On this occasion, I was booked into a room closer to the left side of the property than the right which meant that I was reasonably close to the Docklands Light Railway line which runs down the left side (and the back) of the hotel.
The good news was that the combination of sturdy windows and the elevation of the room meant that I hardly noticed any noise at all from the passing trains….and this was in stark contrast to my experience in the Executive Suite.
I’ve long been a fan of this property and nothing about this latest stay has changed that.
The Executive Rooms at the London Marriott Canary Wharf are a very nice place to stay as they offer plenty of space for two guests, a comfortable space to do some work and numerous power outlets and USB ports.
As London hotel rooms go these are among the better ones you’ll find at the prices offered and at weekends they can be an absolute steal.