From French chic to understated cool, these boutique hotels in Marylebone are the perfect place to stay in London.
Words by Oliver Guiberteau
If you’re looking for an iconic area to stay in London, then Marylebone has it all. Elegance, class, fabulous history, and some of the finest boutique hotels in the city.
Sandwiched between Oxford Street and Regent’s Park, Marylebone is a superb setting for any London stay, with the vast majority of major attractions within walking distance. Or a short tube ride away.
But what is a location without a glorious setting? Marylebone is simply overflowing with excellent boutique hotels, ranging from small cosy bed and breakfasts to vast converted townhouse hotels that echo London’s rich history.
Here are our picks of the best boutique hotels in the Marylebone area.
|Best Boutique Hotel in Marylebone For…||Hotel|
|Best Overall Hotel in Marylebone||Zetter Townhouse|
|Best Hotel for Couples in Marylebone||Chiltern Firehouse|
|Best Budget Hotel in Marylebone||Z at Gloucester Place|
|Best Luxury Hotel in Marylebone||Langham|
Best Boutique Hotels in Marylebone
The Zetter Townhouse
Some hotels feel more like a museum than a place you’d rest your head – and the Zetter Townhouse in Marylebone is one such establishment.
The second in the Zetter Group’s ‘Townhouse’ boutique hotel family, this restored Georgian townhouse boasts 25 rooms and a refined elegance that’s difficult to match even in London.
The rooms are wonderfully extravagant, bordering on the opulent, and are crammed with all manner of peculiar knickknacks and antiques making it a hugely enjoyable place to spend some time exploring.
The Arch London
Despite its rather modest Georgian Townhouse facade, the Arch London, located unsurprisingly near Marble Arch, is a real up-and-comer. Opened in 2010, the hotel spans 7 separate Georgian Grade II listed buildings and comes with 83 individually decorated rooms.
But this is no bygone relic. The Arch London boasts a truly funky style and a wonderful restaurant, Hunter 486, named after the 1950s dialling code for Marylebone, to spend the evening.
Z at Gloucester Place
Considering the location, it’s hard to look past Z at Gloucester Place when it comes to budget options in the Marylebone area.
Set across 6 Georgian-era townhouses on Gloucester Place, just a short walk from Oxford Street, the Z includes 118 bedrooms with remarkably reasonable prices considering the locations.
If you’re going to name your hotel after one of the plushest areas in all of London, then you’d better get it just right. Thankfully, The Marylebone is a roaring success in almost every way.
The hotel comes with 257 rooms divided into several different categories, which means you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether that’s one of the simple cosy rooms or the dramatically situated loft suite with sweeping views of the city.
Downstairs you’ll find the wonderfully chic 108 Brasserie restaurant, designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, a delectable place to unwind at the end of the day.
Opened by the iconic hotelier André Balazs in 2014, the Chiltern Firehouse has quickly cemented its place as one of the most sought-after hotel destinations in London and continues to draw the rich and famous to it as it nears its tenth birthday.
The hotel comes with 26 separate rooms, divided into 12 different categories, but all come complete with British retro-charm and more than a splash of glamour.
You’ll see plenty of leather chairs, blue shag rugs, and velvet-attired furniture, not to mention Nuno Mendes’ incredibly popular restaurant downstairs.
A name that echoes with class and history. Whether you can really call The Langham a boutique hotel is debatable, but what the hell, it’s too good not to include on this list.
The Langham opened its door in 1865 and has been hosting guests within those iconic walls ever since. Styled as ‘Europe’s first Grand Hotel’, it boasts a colourful history that saw the building used as a first-aid station during World War II.
Today, The Langham is simply in a class of its own. Refined, elegant – historic.
22 York Street
Perhaps best described as Bohemian French chic, 22 York Street is a wonderfully understated bed and breakfast right in the centre of Marylebone.
Decorations are relatively simple, yet it manages to come across as incredibly homely – especially compared with others on this list – not an easy feat in this area of London.
This is not a glamorous location in the traditional sense, but what it may lack in regal elegance, it more than makes up with its down-to-earth vibe that even sees its guests have breakfast together at a long table. Ahh, the good old days.
Where to Stay in Marylebone: Frequently Asked Questions
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Marylebone Accommodation
- This is one of the priciest areas to stay in all of London, but you certainly get what you pay for.
- It’s also one of the busiest areas in the city, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to go back to after a busy day sightseeing, be prepared for the crowds.
- If you do need some peace, Regent’s Park is to the north and Hyde Park to the south.