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
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.6 out of 5 by 3311 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.7 out of 5 from 1435 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 845 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 1876 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Courthouse chain your next best options are:
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch: is 2.7 miles (4.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £205.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 72% by past guests. The London average is 79% 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 77% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Courthouse hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 708th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 2 Courthouse Hotels, and 132nd of 133 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 £282 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Ten Manchester Street Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.1 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 88% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £148 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star The Resident Soho seems like a possible option. The Resident Soho is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Resident Soho has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, 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%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 5 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Soho Hotel (5 star), the Connaught Hotel (5 star) and also the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
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 £202 per night. Starting from £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) up to £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £302, Four Star average: £143, Three Star average: £113 and Two Star average: £36.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Courthouse Hotel London 47th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 20th (joint) for the 21 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 27th of 50 (1st of 21 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 37th of 38 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top).