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The Marriott Maida Vale Hotel on Plaza Parade in Kilburn is a stylish, modern, four-star hotel. Part of the trusted Marriott chain of hotels, the hotel offers a reliably good level of comfort and service in an affluent, quiet and safe area of London, nestled amongst picturesque, 19th century houses and independent boutiques.
The Marriott Maida Vale offers guest rooms from Standard to Executive styles, with a range of Suites for an extra special stay. All rooms are spacious and decorated in a tasteful, warm colour scheme, with contemporary furniture and fixtures to allow comfort and all modern conveniences. All rooms come as standard with newspapers delivered on request, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryers, ironing facilities, a trouser press, desk with ergonomic chair, in-room safe, 24-hour room service menu, coffee and tea making facilities, two direct dial phones with voicemail, 28" LCD TV with cable and satellite channels and pay per view movies and Broadband and Wi-Fi internet access for a charge. If you don't fancy paying extra for the internet, there is a Starbucks cafe just a 5 minute walk from the hotel, where you can also pick up breakfast for cheaper than the hotel charge.
The hotel also comprises of an Italian restaurant, Fratelli, which specialises in stone-baked pizzas and tasty pastas in laid back surroundings; and Bar hemia, where you can sip on an elegant 'vintage style' cocktail before heading out on the town. The hotel also includes Bannatyne's Fitness Club, where guests can use the cardiovascular equipment and weights, and the hotel has a heated pool, a real plus as many London hotels cannot get planning permission for this feature.
The hotel is in a fantastic location for seeing local sights and attractions. Maida Vale, where you will find a quirky selection of shops, cafes and bars, runs right past the hotel, and Paddington Recreation Ground is within two minutes walk. The hotel is a five minute taxi ride from Lord's Cricket Grounds in St John's Wood and Regent's Park and London Zoo are just about the same distance away. Regent's Park also has an open-air theatre and boating lake for visitors to enjoy. The hotel is just a ten-minute walk from The Cockpit Theatre, The Frontline Club and the Puppet Theatre Barge, for cultural delights from Punch and Judy on water, to somber wartime photography exhibitions. London canal is just a ten-minute walk away, where you can take a trip in a canal boat and see a different side of the city.
The nearest tube station to the hotel is Kilburn Park on the Bakerloo line, which runs through Paddington into the heart of the West End in about ten minutes. From Paddington Station you can catch the Express Train to Heathrow Airport and Oxford Street shops are just a 20-minute tube ride away. The hotel is outside the Congestion Charge zone and is easily accessed via the M1 and A41 roads. Parking is also available at the hotel for an extra charge.
The Marriott is a quiet, peaceful place to stay, which would suit repeat visitors to London who want to explore a different side of the city, with the option of travelling to the sights. Staff are very friendly, the fitness centre is excellent and the rooms facing the inner courtyard are very quiet, so visitors will find this a good place to stay; however some previous guests have felt that the hotel isn't the best value for money, and for the same amount you could find a charming boutique hotel in a more convenient location for central London, so it may be worth shopping around before booking.