Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Blackfriars 123 yards (112 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.4 miles (2.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.8 miles (10.9 km). An amazing 5 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. The Crowne Plaza Hotel London City is located in Blackfriars which is located between the City of London and the West end Tourist areas and very close to the River Thames. It is actually opposite Blackfriars rail station. Nearest major tourist areas include places such as Soho and Covent Garden, known the world over, and which are just a few minutes away by taxi. The hotel is places very near to Blackfriars Bridge which is just 150 yards away directly south. Its actually why the road the Crowne Plaza resides on is called New Bridge Street. This means you have excellent access to the south side of the River Thames and South London. Areas in the south often popular with visitors include Southwark, waterloo and Lambeth. Attractions on the southern side include South Bank Pier (0.3 miles), Tate Modern (0.3 miles), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (0.4 miles), National Theatre (0.5 miles), Southwark Cathedral (0.7 miles), London Dungeon (0.9 miles), The London Eye (0.9 miles) and HMS Belfast (1.1 miles). Other places of interest include St Pals Cathedral (0.2 miles), Millennium Bridge (0.3 miles), Musuem of London (0.5 miles) and Cleopatra's Needle (0.7 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Crowne Plaza London - The City sits on an historical site within the city of London which goes right back to the time of Henry VIII. A modern hotel with all of the comforts and amenities expected by the business traveller of the 21st century. Crowne Plaza are a 4 star deluxe brand.
All the 203 guest rooms feature a state-of-the-art Genesis in-room television entertainment system offering high-speed Internet access and pay movies. You can also choose from a range of CDs to play music or just watch terrestrial or satellite TV, including non-English language options.
All rooms are also double glazed and with individually controlled air conditioning. Other features include laptop compatible in room safe. Guest floors are only accessible if you hold a checked in guest room key. High speed internet access is additionally available in all bedrooms. Additional facilities include 2 telephone lines, Mini bar, Tea and coffee making facilities, Bathrobes and hairdryers, Iron, ironing board and trouser press.
Room Service: 24-hour In-room Dining menu in room.
The hotel has two restaurants, two lounges and a stylish bar.
Refettorio restaurant: Award winning Italian Cuisine. Refettorio is located on the upper ground floor.
Refettorio is open Monday to Friday for lunch from 12.00pm with last orders at 2.30pm, and Monday to Saturday for dinner from 6.30pm with last orders at 10.30pm.
Chinese Cricket Club: (replaces Benugo Café & deli) Located on the Upper Ground Floor this venue is open for lunch and dinner. Serving Sichuan and Dim Sum specialities served with a modern twist. Asian dishes from a chef who likes to experiment with different textures, flavours and ingredients.
NineteenBelow: (replaces Bar 606) Destination bar. Located on the Lower Ground Floor this is the latest bar to open in the Crowne Plaza London City. Serving cocktails made from the freshest ingredients, larger champagne, malt whiskey and spirits selection, as well as smooth tunes from DJ's and musicians, Wednesday thru Friday.
Lobby Lounge: Located on the Ground Floor and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. All day dining from a range of dishes from Roast Beef to traditional Club Sandwiches. With its complimentary wireless internet access its a place where guests can simply relax and work or surf.
Crowne Plaza Club Lounge: Located on the 6th Floor offering complimentary drinks and canapés throughout the day and breakfast served 07.00 till 10.00. Can only be used by Crowne Plaza Club floor guests.
The meeting facilities include an Executive Boardroom and main conference suites for up to 180 delegates seated theatre style.
The Business Centre has four individual workstations with a choice of plug-in laptop facilities or static PC. The Centre provides secretarial and business support services, including high-speed Internet access for delegates and residents. There is even a dedicated interview room within this area for our business guests to use.
The Crowne Plaza City also features a fitness gallery gym (free for guests) and a sauna to help you relax after a busy day. This is a private gym for residents only. All public areas are air-conditioned. 24 hour front reception.
Hotel has concierge services and vending machines.
Bedrooms Numbers: 203
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Crowne Plaza chain nearby from this brand are:
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross: is 1.0 miles (1.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 76% and rates start from about £102.
Crowne Plaza Kensington: is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £128.
Crowne Plaza Battersea: 4.4 miles (7.1 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £149.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands: 5.4 miles (8.7 km), rated at 84% and with rates from around £71.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Crowne Plaza Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is one of the better rated Crowne Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 116th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 9 Crowne Plaza Hotels, and 48th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0 miles, 0.0 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree By Hilton Tower Of London, with base rates beginning from £119 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Doubletree By Hilton Tower Of London also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Chamberlain Hotel. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), has been rated at 91% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £87 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 5 Star South Place Hotel may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (19 New Bridge Street, EC4 postcode) that we list cover a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. They include 13 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 81%). Top 4 star hotels are Apex Temple Court, Citizenm London Bankside, The Rookery, Apex London Wall Hotel, The Rosebery Apartments and the Hoxton Holborn (all six with a rating of 91%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is Rosewood London Hotel (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £135 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) to a high of £396 at Savoy Hotel London (5 Star, 91%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £203, Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £108 and Two Star average: £65.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Crowne Plaza London City Hotel 19th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 8th (joint) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 40th of 50 (18th of 19 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 23rd of 46 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Travelodge Central Bank was top).
In July 2011 the Crowne Plaza London City became the first London hotel to trial anti-snoring bedrooms. With the use of soundproofed walls (eggbox-style foam to reduce noise), sound-absorbing headboard, an anti-snoring pillow and a device to make people sleep on their sides.
Background: Refurbished 2007.
Bought in July 2008 by Dubai businessman Marg Galadari for £85 million pounds.
Sold in January 2007 to Grupo Statuto, an Italian real estate company, for £81 million pounds. Crowne Plaza retains management under the 17 year deal.
Awards: IHG best renovation winner for work carried out in 2013