Hotel in Detail:Newly built for its opening in December 2010 the Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London offers accommodation from an upmarket brand with a solid track record. Features a stunning living wall of flowers 11 floors high and covering full height of the internal courtyard. The living wall contains over 4,000 modules and in access of 180,000 plants and has an automatic irrigation system been built into the wall. Its 583 bedrooms make it the largest hotel ever built in the City of London at the time of opening in 2010. Sits opposite the Novotel London Tower Bridge.
All rooms are air-conditioned and windows can be opened.
Every bedroom comes with an iMac entertainment system/computer with complimentary internet access, flat screen TV with sky sports channels, mini-bar, laptop size safe, a library of CDs and DVDs, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities (with biscuits), iron and ironing board and a hairdryer. Bathrooms have walk-in Power showers, (suites also have a bath), mist free mirrors, luxury toiletries and dressing gowns. Each room has two USB charging ports.
There are two Thames suites with views out over the River Thames and the Tower of London. They come with extensive living room areas with soft furnishings plus a dining area and separate bedroom and bathroom spaces.
Seven Tower suites are available with the same specification as the Thames suites and some have views over Tower Bridge.
Two Junior suites are available with good sized bedrooms and living spaces and seven courtyard suites with views of the internal landscaped garden, with a separate seating area, bedroom and bathroom.
Club rooms offer a more premium package.
Wheelchair accessible rooms available. These rooms have Lowered beds, Wide doorways, Sufficient floor space to manoeuvre, Fully accessible bathrooms (roll-in showers, higher sinks, grab rails and pull cords).
All rooms and suites have 24 hour room service (full hotel restaurant menu).
Dining:City Café : Destination restaurant providing a perfect backdrop for a private dinner, business lunch or celebration. The menu has classic favourites as well as modern twists on British cuisine. Weekly market menu using the freshest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, is created by the chef.
Open: 06.30 till 22.30 (Weekends 07.00 till 23.00).
Number 7 Lobby Bar: The bar is located directly under the central atrium. Open for breakfast where options include a selection of croissants, homemade cakes prepared by the in-house pastry chef, coffee and fresh juices. All day long Afternoon tea and light bites are served and the hotel has its own library collection of books here for guests to read.
Open: 06.30 till 23.30.
The Executive Lounge: Located on the ground floor. Complimentary access to all guests staying in the executive bedrooms or suites. Serves complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee as well as evening drinks and canapés. Enjoy newspapers, self-service drinks and finger food.
Open: 05.00 till 23.00.
Savage Garden: All day bar and cocktail lounge serving an all day menu. Located on the Hotels rooftop is this relaxed penthouse bar complete with outdoor seating and a garden area. Enjoy the views across the city skyline which include Tower Bridge and the River Thames. Serves cocktails, whiskies, wines and bottled beers. Lounge bar menu can be taken either inside or out on the roof garden or underneath the covered terrace.
More:Flexible meeting and event spaces can accommodate up to 240 guests reception style. There are 8 meeting rooms on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows.
The Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London has its own gymnasium which is open to guests only. With cardio machines, resistance machines and flat screen TVs with satellite and music channels. Open 05.00 till midnight.
Other services include portable computer/mobile telephone hire upon request, express check-in/check-out and a 24 hour reception. In-room Spa treatments available on request.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 105 yards (96 metres), Tube Station: Tower Hill 0.08 miles (0.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.7 miles (12.4 km). This hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London is located on the south east corner of the City of London. Otherwise known as the square Mile this is the main financial district for London with some of the worlds biggest companies having headquarters here. The Doubletree hotel is on a small road that has more of a residential feel. Just 370 yards from the River Thames with some scenic spots where you can enjoy a drink and watch the traffic on this working river or enjoy a dedicated walk along its banks. The Mint Hotel is even closer to the Tower of London which is just 200 yards away, a real medieval Castle within London and open to the public. Though some 2.5 miles from the main tourist areas (west end) Tower Hill Tube on the District and Circle line is only 150 yards from the hotel. The tube goes into Westminster and South Kensington without changes. Just 1/3rd of a mile from St Katherine Docks, a yacht haven with bars, restaurants and shops. Nearest places of interest include Royal Armouries and fusiliers Museum (0.1 miles), Monument (0.3 miles), Petticoat lane Market (0.4 miles) and the London Dungeon (0.5 miles). 2.5 miles from the Docklands/Canary Wharf are and 4.7 miles from the ExCel Exhibition centre. Just a few minutes from the Tower of London Riverboat Pier.
Bedroom Numbers: 583
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £30 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Doubletree chain take a look at these hotels close by:
DoubleTree by Hilton Docklands Riverside: is 2.0 miles (3.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £84.
Doubletree By Hilton West End: is 2.0 miles (3.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £190.
Doubletree by Hilton Islington: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £98.
Doubletree By Hilton Westminster: 2.4 miles (3.9 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £149.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Doubletree Hotels have an average guest rating of 81%. The Doubletree By Hilton Tower Of London with its rating of 88% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Doubletree hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 13 Doubletree Hotels, and 49th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, with base rates beginning from £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the Doubletree By Hilton Tower Of London (1.3 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 75% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one closest hotels from here (7 Pepys Street, EC3 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.0 miles (1.5 km) radius. The 51 consist of 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 84%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top 4 star hotels are citizenM Tower of London and the citizenM Shoreditch (both 92%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 51 nearby hotels at £129 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) to a high of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £192, Four Star average: £114, Three Star average: £85 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Doubletree By Hilton Tower Of London 28th of 51 nearby hotels and 10th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 28th of 50 (10th of 19 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 21st of 44 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Batty Langley's was top).
Comment: Designed by Bennetts Associates.
History:Sold by American private equity company Blackstone for around £300 million pounds in December 2016 to the Bhatia family.
When the hotel opened as the Mint Hotel Tower of London in December 2010 it was the largest hotel in terms of Bedroom Numbers in the City of London.
In early 2011 its Living Wall of flowers was the largest such living wall in Europe. Was also called the City Inn Tower of London.
Changed management and name in December 2011 from Mint Hotel to Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London.