Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in is 3pm.
Double rooms from $199.85 (£150), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast. Continental breakfast, £14.50; full English breakfast, £16.50.
Take afternoon tea in the Potting Shed – the restaurant serves a sumptuous spread of dainty sandwiches, decadent cakes and scones, high-quality teas and glasses of champagne. Make your reservation early: tea gets fully booked quickly.
At the hotel
Library, free WiFi throughout, valet parking (£40 for 24 hours). In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, radio, minibar and Kit Kemp's range of Rik Rak bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The smart, grey Marylebone Room caught our eye: the 35sq m space has a generously sized living room with well-stocked bookcases. You can lounge in the king-size bed and survey Marylebone’s Gloucester Road below through the window, and pull out the sofa bed in the living room if you’ve got an extra guest. The comfortable Garden View Luxury Rooms have similarly updated traditional English decor, and plenty of natural light.
Chic sunglasses… and your nicest umbrella. Marylebone’s packed with smart shops and restaurants ideal for exploring on foot, so be prepared for the unpredictable weather.
Two ground-floor rooms are adapted to be fully wheelchair accessible.
Welcome. The hotel can arrange babysitting, and provides a children’s menu, library of children’s books, small bathrobes, highchairs, and cots or extra beds in parents' rooms for £48 a night.