Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London has prime location for stepping outside directly into the vicinity of the iconic sites of London.
View of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament from hotel room.
That’s Big Ben out the window. This is not even the preferred location for a room in the hotel, although better than many other locations in the hotel. Best location is a room on the front side, Thames River facing side of the 12-story hotel.
Clever architectural design of Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel allows room windows along the hallway on the interior atrium sides to see through the center wall of glass. The view shown in the previous Big Ben clock photo is from an interior room several rooms deep from the front of the hotel.
The river facing rooms to the sides of the atrium center glass would be even better views.
The main problem with the atrium facing rooms are the room windows on the opposite side of the atrium get very close near the top and as you move farther away from the front. There was less than 15 feet between my window and the room window on the other side.
Inside the atrium the room windows can be very close together and the privacy feeling is quite low. Tends to make the room dark with the curtains closed.
The work space and TV with a picture of the hotel on screen.
Nothing unique yet.
She is different.
Do they have rooms with guy images? I am sure my wife would prefer the guy wall.
Words sprinkled like sugar on my tongue.
Big bonus at this hotel was a razor and shaving cream I needed.
Coolest feature of bathroom was night light.
The connectivity panel was another big plus for the room. The panel offered dedicated US and mainland Europe plug outlets.
Connectivity Panel makes UK plug adaptor unnecessary for US and Euro plugs.
The number one complaint I had about the hotel stay is the room smelled strongly of smoke.
After seeing this sign on the desk about a 150 GBP fee for smoking in the room, I made sure to ask the hotel receptionist to note my complaint that the room smelled like smoke.
I was offered another room, but it sounded like a less desirable location. I wanted to be on the streets of London and not spending more time in the hotel changing rooms.
The hotel had an ice machine near my 10th floor room making this the second hotel in Europe where I saw ice machines. The other was Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo. Ice machines are not common for hotels in Europe.
Hallway on guest floor 10.
The lobby and restaurants were quite busy at midnight and 9am and the entire time I was there.
Escalator from ground floor to reception.
Face the other side and this is a chair with a view.
When I was offered another room at the hotel I was told the hotel was near full occupancy.
My quickness allows me to show the hotel looking empty.
There was no Business Class breakfast upgrade at this hotel. There was a tray of nuts and figs and that made my continental breakfast sufficient for a ride on the London Eye and a three hour hour walk around Westminster before jetting back to the USA.
This hotel stay was another great value award stay from 50,000 Club Carlson points earned at low cost over the past two years through their generous pre-credit card launch promotions.
Reflections of London.