Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
W Leicester Square or Le Meridien Piccadilly
I really loved your London Hotels on Points post from last month… thanks for following up on suggestions here in the forum. Instead of making a comment on that post, I figured I’d follow up with a new question.
I noticed your suggestion on the Piccadilly Circus neighborhood that you prefer the W, but would recommend the Le Meridien for most travellers. Can you elaborate on this? I’ve seen similar reviews for both on TripAdvisor, SPG and FlyerTalk. Most negatives for the W mention the noise and for the LM mention inconsistent rooms, old furnishings. And it seems many SPG loyalists typically choose between these two for central London stays. Personally, I am SPG Gold and will be using the 5th night free benefit.
Just for reference, this will be my first trip to London, but am well travelled, love the big city and have enjoyed stays at both W’s and LM’s around the globe.
Thanks again Tiffany!
[USER=390]@Debo[/USER] — Are you traveling alone, or with a family? The rooms at the LM are larger (though yes, inconsistently furnished. I think they find it charming).
The LM also has a pool and a club lounge — you wouldn’t be guaranteed an upgrade as a Gold, of course, but that could influence.
I like the W for myself, but the rooms are super tiny, and as “concept W” as you can imagine. The desk is also the bathroom counter, and both are in a single room with the bed, etc.
So it sounds like you have a good sense of both properties, and it really just comes down to individual preferences, I think.