Conrad Hilton Hotel, LondonMy London holiday trip was going freezingly well. But, given that it was Christmas time in London, many hotels were very expensive on different days, and I was fixed on not staying in anything but full service. So while searching and searching, I found a single night stay at the Conrad St. James that was affordable for this particular day. Given my recent pattern of trying to get to really nice properties (this is the best Hilton in all of London), I took the plunge to deal with only one day of stay (this involves getting there, unpacking, staying, photographing, repacking) because the rate was reasonable, and given its location in the heart of the areas I want to be in, I did it.
ArrivalThe hotel is sitting at the St. James Park tube station, which is infinitely convenient. But I like to be difficult, well no actually I just had a lot of bags and didn't want to deal with a long walk from the Park Lane Hilton, where I was at, to a tube station, so I just got a London taxi. It was a great move on my part. So easy on my body and mental state.
The RoomI was upgraded to a junior suite style room on the top floor. It had a good amount of room and the bathroom was insanely large (like as big as the room main area itself). Overall very nice, lots of room to work or kick back.
The LoungeAh yes, the Executive Lounge, the sanctuary inside the sanctuary. This one was really large, tons of seating, and only used to 35% capacity at its most busy while I was there.
DiningThis has a few places to eat and drink aside from the Club, but given only one day and my appointments for the evening in Whitehall, I had little opportunity to utilize them for the day I was here. Also I could never find the Orchard Room where the tea is typically held.
SummaryA 5 star old school property with much traditional style feelings, specifically English and particularly geared towards an older slower pace which at times I do relish.
Tip: You can purchase the lounge separately from your room type, at £75 if there are two people I think it's well worth it.