Travelodge London Marylebone
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge London Marylebone
Fab location and staff seems okay. Woke up by external noise in the early morning. Television sound did not work but was able to use a free wifi from a pub.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge London Marylebone
Not a bad place to stay
Stayed here over Thanksgiving '05. I'm planning another trip to London this year and actually hoped my travel site (Orbitz) would have listed this hotel as an option. I would have stayed here again.
The room was a good size - as was the bathroom - wtih comfortable furnishings. It was clean and well presented. The breakfast room was good - excellent service - even down to the toast rack! How English is that!
The clincher for me, though, was the proximity to Marylebone station - straight across the street!
If value for money is important, coupled to ease of public transport - it would be hard to overlook this property.
Cheap and cheerful
It's quite a bargain for a central London stopover. I was a little concerned at the signs hinting at a refurbishment taking place, but I had nothing to worry about.
I had a single room which was small, but certainly not too small for one, and it felt very clean. There wasn't too much noise coming in from outside, and the room was completely blacked out when the curtains were closed - quite an achievement for central London! And I had two pillows!
I would definitely consider this hotel in the future.
Good Location / Good Hotel
Me and my other half stayed at this hotel for one night on (Bank Holiday) Monday 28th August as we were in London to see Guys and Dolls. We arrived at Marylebone station and were pleasantly suprised at how close the hotel was to the station. We also arrived over an hour before check in, but the front desk were happy to check us in early.
We stayed on the first floor and although the room was small, it was ample for what we needed. The bed, however, was VERY HARD and also was small. Personally, I think it was a small double bed, not a standard double bed. The room has tea/coffee facilities and a TV. The shower was powerful and the room and bathroom were clean and tidy.
On a negative point, our room was directly on the main road and during the night there was a lot of traffic and also roadworks (!!) which we could hear through the window. So we were both tossing and turning throughout the night (in the small bed).
We only paid £26 for the room as Travelodge were doing a special offer. I think the standard price is £75 or £85 which is a little steep (even though it's in London) for what you get. If we had to pay the full standard price, we would stay elsewhere with more comfortable beds!
Even though I have noted negative points, the hotel was fine for what we needed it for - purely a stop over. We spent all day on 28th and 29th out in the City and only used the hotel facilities to get ready for the show and to sleep in.
Overall, I think this hotel was good value for money (£26)!
Great location and an OK hotel, if you get a good price online
I stayed for one night at the Travelodge Marylebone on Thursday 10 August. I had booked months in advance on the internet and received a very good deal £26 for one night. As I had spent nearly £350 on Madonna tickets, I needed a cheap place to stay. I did not expect much for my money and I would say this expectation was fulfilled.
We found the hotel easy to find, turn right out of Marylebone Station, walk past the Landmark hotel and you will clearly see the Travelodge sign straight ahead.
Check in was painless, but the first room I was allocated, had workman's tools left in the bathroom next to an unfinished repair job. I requested a room change and received one where the the bathroom stank of urine/dirty toilet smell.
The bathroom's extractor fan was not working and the bathroom appeared dirty. I could not face changing room again, so had to spray a lot of perfume into the room. The room felt dirty and the taps were dull as they were so old/worn. Again I know I only paid £26, so ignored this.
The inside of the room had a very worn armchair and a worn desk chair, where material was worn thin and bobbled. The TV worked fine - but there was a broken fan placed in front of the bed. Its legs had warped like someone had fallen on it and the front safety cage fell off twice. I'm glad I didn't have any children with me - otherwise there could've been a nasty accident with the fan blades.
Another worry was one of the bedsheets had a dark stain on it - which looked like blood! I had to turn it around to keep it away from me! I awoke the next morning to the very loud fire alarm - which was very frightening as there was no pre-warning of a drill. Even so, I overlooked all of these problems purely because of the low price I paid.
Despite all these problems - I would stay here again - as I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for. The location was great, so you won't want to spend much time in your room anyway.
- Room felt rundown/shabby
- Some rooms may be dirty/smelly
- Bedsheet had dried-in dark stain on it (blood?)
- Dangerous fan inside bedroom
- Still some refurbishment going on (check their website for updates)
- Fire alarm went off at 10am on Friday morning without any pre-warning
- Low price is available if booked in advance directly online
- Great Location if visiting Wembley Arena or the Madame Tussauds area
- Walking distance 10 mins to Baker Street and its better located tube station
- 10-15 mins walk to restaurants on Baker Street and streets around Baker Street (Pizza Express, Zizzis, etc)
- M&S Food is located next to Marylebone Station, so handy for quick food/drink
- It felt safe walking around here at night - I got in at midnight and it was OK
Satisfactory Hotel - Great Deal
My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Travelodge Marylebone during the second week in August. When we travel we use the room as a base to store our things and to sleep. The rest of the time we are out enjoying London. The staff were quite helpful. We arrived at 10 am from Toronto and they stored our bags. Thanks very much. The location was excellent. Marylebone Station is fantastic. It is not too busy, great places to grab a quick meal, Marks & Spencer market for nightime snack or a sandwich and pop. The hotel is across the street. We walked to Baker Street Station to catch the Big Bus Company Tour (excellent-DaVinci walking tour great). We took the Tube to home a couple of times, but we also had no problem walking from Piccadilly Circus (30 min stroll). The room was OK. Our bed needed to be replaced but so do most beds in England. (We also stayed in Bath, near Rye and Gatwick) The hot water tap to the shower would not work. Therefore we had cool showers. I'm sure if we complained they would have moved us, but the cool showers felt great after a hot day of walking. We made sure to get the saver deal offerred on the Travelodge website. Considering we paid 104 pounds for 4 nights in London we were extremely happy. No phone in the room - (felt in different about that). TV was limited to BBC 1-5 - again didn't bother us. Overall this place is a great value if you have the deal - so book early.
Home from home
My husband and I have just returned back from a break in London. We stayed at the Travelodge Marylebone for two nights. I must say, the staff at the hotel were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was great and only £6.50. We shall definately return.
If you just want a place to stay with no frills, this is place to go. The location is great, but could get noisy at night with pedestrians and cars on the streets. The bed in our room needs to be replaced. Other than that, we got what we payed for.
A tired hotel, but should get better!
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend on a special room rate advertised on the Travelodge website. The website did warn that this hotel was being refurbished at the moment and asked for understanding during the process, which seems reasonable.
I had stayed at this hotel 18 months ago when it was owned and run by Ramada. That was a pleasant, problem free stay.
The first room I was allocated had a remote control that did not work (soon changed for one that did at reception) and a shower that soaked everywhere except me! When I reported this at reception I was told that I would be changed to another room because no mainenance staff were available. The hotel staff did move my bags for me, which was appreciated.
The new room unfortunately did not have a desk chair.
The bedding and towels provided were very good so no complaints there. The hotel staff were also very helpful as well.
The location of the hotel is convenient for bus and tube connections and is close to Madame Tussauds and the Planetarium. There seemed to be limited places to eat though.
Overall a mixed stay from a brand I will continue to use. It will be interesting to visit again when the refurbishment is complete.
Very tired, shabby, no air-con...
Our on-going home improvements mean we often stay in hotels in our home town. The standard here is more what one would expect in the various shabby 3 star independent hotels and B&Bs that shame London, not somewhere that is part of an international chain, no matter how unglamorous. Whilst I understand Travelodge (who have taken this hotel over from Ramada) take a no-frills approach, it needn't be so run-down and depressing. The rate they advertise at the desk is £75 per room, and this is what I paid when booking via the Travelodge website, although I believe they offer discounts when booking ahead. The building is charmless 70s/80s design about 6 storeys high. I wouldn't imagine the desk staff would be very helpful in giving tourist information, on check-in the attitude was minimum-wage perfunctory at best. Also, you must pay when checking in, not checking out. I didn't find it dirty but it was very sad, scruffy and faded. The rooms do not have an iron or hairdryer although these can be requested by going to the reception desk. No phone in the room. No air-con, no double-glazing, so noisy with traffic. Lumpy, soft bed. Buffet breakfast was advertised at £6.50 which sounds way too cheap for London, we didn't have it so can't comment. On the plus side, the towels were very large and nice, the white sheets were perfectly clean (if not we would have left) and the bathroom had been cleaned well but was very scruffy, with a mismatched shower attachment and broken bath panel. Location is good, the adjacent Marylebone train station is olde world charming, with good connections and the underground station just steps away. The station also has a small Marks and Spencer food store (open until 10pm) which is great for snacks as well a newsagents, and other handy shops. Just across the street is the incredibly beautiful 5* Landmark Hotel (fabulous for afternoon tea in the atrium iwth piano music or for a nicer hotel room for £350 and upwards!). A little further south the charming Marylebone High Street for shopping, which then leads down to famous Oxford Street.
Just don't do it..
The nature of my job/company means I stay in Travelodges, Travel Inns and Express by Holiday Inn every week.
In 20 years this is the worst one by a distance.
Travelodge have recently taken over this location from Ramada, I was gobsmacked when the receptionist informed me that they had already finished most of the refurbishments!!
I would hate to have seen the place before.
The smallest, dirtiest room (316) I have ever stayed in.
Mattress must have been over 10 years old. Toilet seat broken. TV aerial fixed in to the socket using tape. Window wouldn't close. The list goes on.
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