Price From $145
'Hood Marylebone, home to a Saturday outdoor food and fashion market, Cabbages & Frocks.
First Impression Montagu Place costs more than the others, but you get more. Its striking light fixtures, custom artwork, and walnut furnishings were orchestrated by a Glasgow design firm called in after a fire three years ago.
Rooms The 16 rooms vary in size and are labeled Cozy, Fancy, or Swanky. They're all furnished with dark-wood wardrobes and desks, and suede or leather easy chairs. A soothing palette of browns, tans, and creams shows up everywhere, from upholstered headboards to velour throws.
Plus The lounge and dining areas are civilized spots to have a drink. Or you can get cocktails delivered to your room.
Minus Breakfast isn't included in the price. Eat elsewhere—the hotel charges an absurd $25 (£12.95) for a cold buffet of baked goods.
Details Rooms from $145 (£99).
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