Griffin House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The rooms are in very poor condition. There was plaster falling off of the walls and large dirt patches above the headboard. The quality of the accommodation at the prices they charge is absolutely disgusting.
Overpriced and in very poor condition ! Quite happy to take your money and definitely don't care as regards to condition of the rooms ..the most expensive and the worst place I've stayed in in London 😭
Just few steps from busy Marble Arch in a quiet location. The hotel itself is bit vintage, poor furniture and very small bathroom. The room was ok, nice view. Lot of stairs to the top, but ok. It was clean but smell it like an old hotel. Continental breakfast was ok, but nothing special.
London is an expensive town, so I was glad to find a hotel in the center of town for only £119 following a two week trip to Scotland. However, as they say, you get what you pay for. The "room" was on the fourth floor up a steep flight of steps (good thing I only had a backpack) and was small (about the size of a walk in closet), stuffy, and dingy with signs of recent water damage and had to prop the window open with a coat hanger. I am not a picky traveler by any means, but the unwashed, recently soiled sheets on the bed were just gross. A stripped the bedding and slept in my sleeping bag. I would give the place a one star rating except for (1) wi-fi, (2) its good location in the heart of Little Beirut with numerous great Middle Eastern eateries, (3) proximity to the Marble Arch underground station, and (4) the very helpful late night staff who let me borrow their personal UK to US converter to charge my phone. Still beats sleeping in the airport.
My stay here was terrible. Very poor indeed. I think I only managed to get about 1 and a half hours of sleep through the night due to the amount of noise that was being made throughout the corridors and reception area (I should note my room was on the ground floor next to a set of stairs and very near to the reception). No plugs in the walls except for one extension lead which already had some things plugged into it. The bed was uncomfortable and creaked every time I moved. Dirty room with marks on the walls and poor lighting. Bathroom was okay but the shower only has 2 settings, icy cold or blazing hot - there is no in-between which was inconvenient. Only thing good about it was the location not far from Marble Arch tube station which made it easy to get to places. Overall a terrible stay. 2/10. Absolutely would not recommend and won't be back there again. Not worth the money at all.
Room 7 was up one flight of stairs that were covered in a filthy beige carpet. The room itself was grimy and the decoration was poor. There were no curtains on the 2 eye level windows. There was a large amount of dust in the room especially the radiator. The sheets looked grubby and there was no headboard on the bed. There was plaster missing from the wall behind the bed. The carpet was so disgusting that I decided against walking on it in bare feet. The ensuite was accessed by a sliding door and was home to a colony of silverfish. The toilet seat was loose and the shower door was rusty and loose. It was late when I arrived and I was unable to find alternative accommodation that night. My booking was for two nights but I found another hotel to spend the second night in. Overall a truly grim experience. AVOID.
The room was very nice very clean, a nice decoration, a very clean bathroom, perfect for my business trip. Richard the receptionist was very helpful very warm, always ready to help you and to make your stay easy! The breakfast was delicious and served with smile
Compact and could do with some attention - the walls are a bit marked and the electrical sockets seemed temperamental. But if you are looking for a basic place to stay in a good location this serves its purpose well enough. Reasonable range of options at breakfast and all the staff we spoke with were friendly.
First impressions from the outside good, and reception was pragmatic and efficient. (Don't expect a warm welcome). There is no lift so carrying heavy bags to the third floor was painful up and along the narrow staircases and landings. The decor is worn at best and dirty at worst, well past it's use by date. The electrical wiring and sockets looked dodgy. The room was so small, there was no space for my suitcase and me to stand on the floor together. There was a shower and hand basin in the room, the toilet was along the corridor and above the stairs and if you need leg room in the loo this was not the loo for you! The shower had two temperatures. Very Hot and Very Cold. The bedding was clean and the continental breakfast was good. Not a hotel to spend any time in. I would not recommend and would not wish to return.
Fantastic location, really helpful friendly staff. Small room and bathroom but very clean and functional. Great price for the area. Breakfast was available but didn't have time to have it. Stairs were something else ( Had room 15 on top floor!) Over all had a good experience, would stay there again and certainly recommend. : )
- Walking distance to Marble Arch and Selfridges
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Located in London City Centre, Griffin House Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Marble Arch and Selfridges. This 15-room, 3-star guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace are also nearby.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.
Griffin House Hotel's 15 individually decorated rooms provide phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and digital TV. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer free toiletries.
Renovated in 2012, Griffin House Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This guesthouse also has express check-out.
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39% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 217 reviews