Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Oxford Circus 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.9 miles (4.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Courthouse London Hotel enjoys a great location, actually in the midst of the London's vibrant and bustling night life in an area known as the West End. Just off from Regent Street, yards from Oxford Street and opposite Carnaby Street. Regent Street is a long winding street packed full of large department stores, smaller shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafes and leads down to what is affectively the very centre of London, Piccadilly Circus. Regent Street also marks the western border of London's theatreland. Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping high streets anywhere in Europe with a vast range of shops many of which are geared and targeted to the London visitor. Carnaby Street is synonymous with the swinging sixties where it was the place for fashion, music and trendy looks although the streets origin actually dates way back to the late 1600's. Now its still a trendy place to visit and is completely pedestrianised. The hotel is on Great Marlborough Street and immediately South of here is the area known as Soho. Two things are famous here, the restaurants and the adult oriented entertainment. However there are also so great clubs here such as the Groucho Club and Ronnie Scotts jazz club. The hotel is also just a short stroll (some 200 yards west) from the exclusive district of Mayfair. Almost next door to the hotel is perhaps London's best known theatre and entertainment venue, the London Palladium, where some of the worlds greatest stars have been performing since 1910.
Other nearby places of interest include Saville Row (for tailored suits)(0.2 miles), Ben Uri Art Society (London Jewish Museum of Art)(0.3 miles), Sothebys Auction House (0.3 miles), Ripleys Believe it or Not Museum (0.3 miles), Trocadero Centre (0.3 miles) and the Michael Faraday Museum (0.4 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Courthouse London Hotel occupies the old Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court building (law courts presided over by magistrates, who are members of the public rather than judges). When it was still operating as a court it was the second oldest magistrates court in the UK. Its now a grade 2 listed and protected building. Many original features of the building which dates back to the 1800's still remain. In its day such characters as Oscar Wilde and Johnny Rotten have been held here and Mick Jagger answered a drugs charge here. Charles Dickens worked here as a reporter and Napoleon appeared in court as witness in 1847.
Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton bedrooms feature a modern style with King, Queen or twin beds and range from 25 sq metres to 40 sq metres.
Room facilities include Individually controlled air-conditioning, laptop sized safe, minibar, dual line telephone with voicemail, cable flat screen television and entertainment system, desk and high speed Internet Access.
Bathrooms have marble interiors, sourced exclusively from Italy, and feature a bath/shower and bidet and an innovative frosted picture window between bathroom and bedroom offering light and privacy at the same time.
DVD library available from concierge.
The Magistrates Suites occupy the high-ceiling Judges quarters on the first, second and third floor of the original building, and with views of Carnaby Street and Libertys, are bedecked with original Robert Adams fireplaces and oak flooring.
The Lalique Penthouse comprises a glass conservatory, living and dining space, kitchenette and 2 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. Situated in a secluded part of the hotel the Lalique Suite offers privacy and security and is accessed by its own private lift.
Daily Maid Service. 24 hour room service. Private butler and newspaper on request. Rooms with increased accessibility are available. Floors have lift access.
Carnabys: Separate street entrance to this brasserie style restaurant which offers all day dining. Mediterranean and French inspired cuisine.
Open: 07.00 till 23.00 (closed Sunday).
Silk: Fine dining restaurant on the ground floor. Interestingly this used to be the number one court when the building was a magistrates court. The restaurants decor features a large vaulted glass ceiling that is framed by original English Oak panelling with the Judges bench, dock and witness stand in their original setting.
The restaurant is named after the "Silk Road" routes that crisscrossed Eurasia and this is reflected in the menu with influences from the Mediterranean, Persia, India, Central Asia, China, Korea and Japan. Enjoy "mezze/tapas" style dishes or dine A La Carte.
Open: 18.00 till 23.00 (closed Sunday, Monday).
The Bar: Club atmosphere highlighted by the low leather sofa's, floors with black Indian mica slate, a wall-length glass bar and a setting styled in black and white leather. The private tables (for up to 8 guests) are situated inside the old prison cells and the bar retains other original features. Classic cocktail list and bar menu.
Open: 11.00 till 01.30 (closes 23.00 Sunday).
Waiting Room: Once the defendants waiting area and now an elegant palm-filled atrium with a colonial ambience in which to relax and enjoy breakfast, light meals and afternoon tea.
Open: 07.00 till 11.00.
Another great feature is the hotels own 89 seat cinema. The Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton hotel has 5 meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 130 guests. Additionally you can hire the The Roof Terrace with its exclusive feel and offering a place to enjoy light meals and satisfying cocktails, the roof terrace overlooks the Libertys department store.
The Sanook Spa, opened 2005, has a fully equipped gym which is separated from the eye catching wet areas by a glass wall. The wet areas are made up of a hot tub and a large square indoor swimming pool. There are two aluminium treatment rooms with glass floors, one of which is suspended over the pool. There is also a relaxation area.
Open: 07.00 till 21.00 (08.00 till 20.00 weekends).
There is a full concierge service with help with everything from luggage storage facilities to local knowledge and theatre bookings.
Branding: Part of WorldHotels portfolio.
Bedroom Numbers: 112
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 75% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Courthouse Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Courthouse hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 603rd from 841 London hotels, 2nd of 2 Courthouse Hotels, and 121st of 124 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Sanderson Hotel, where rates start from £291 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Millennium Hotel Mayfair. 0.6 miles away (0.9 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 78% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £154.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Soho Hotel (The) ticks many of the right boxes. The Soho Hotel (The) is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Soho Hotel (The) has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (19-21 Gt. Marlborough St, W1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 21 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 6 three star hotels (average rating 80%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Soho Hotel (5 star) and also the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 96%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £232 per night. Starting from £12 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) up to £1860 at Ham Yard Hotel (5 Star, 95%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £366, Four Star average: £150, Three Star average: £120 and Two Star average: £33.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Courthouse Hotel London 44th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 20th for the 21 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 19th of 50 (1st of 21 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 42nd of 46 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top).