Hilton London Canary Wharf

Hilton London Canary Wharf

194.86 GBP


3.9/5 Pros

  • Large room
  • Good location and connections
  • Typically much cheaper than very central hotels Cons

  • Room needs maintenance
  • Some breakfast issues
  • Average lounge experience

After I had a stay at the Novotel in the area right before Covid-19 broke out, I haven’t been staying at the Docklands in London since November 2023. Quite a strange luck, because I really like the area, which has a nice clash between modern architecture and traditional structures. Finally, on a weekend trip with my wife, we had two night at the Hilton London Canary Wharf. Here are my impressions.


Hilton London Canary Wharf – Location

Hilton Canary Wharf is located in the Docklands, right South of the South Dock. Canary Wharf connects you to the Jubilee Line and the Elizabeth Line. Especially the walking distance to the Elizabeth Line station is quite a bit, you have to cross a footbridge and the shopping mall. Thus, I would rather recommend to take the DLR if you opt for the hotel. South Quay station is just a short walk away.

The area is very commercial. As there are so many office buildings, there are some decent and helpful options and services for travelers. Rather right in front of the hotel, for example, there is a small area with different food trucks. The Canary Wharf shopping mall has quite a wide range of services. There are several other hotels in the area.


Hilton London Canary Wharf – Room

My wife and I had a two night stay at the Hilton Group hotel, Thursday to Saturday. My Hilton Honors Diamond status lead to an upgrade from the Hilton Double Room we booked to the Executive Floor. The semi-flex rate of our stay was 389.72 GBP. The room was absolutely large and could easily fit quite a lot of major luggage. You also saw that parts of the room could need some maintenance – there were quite some marks of usage – but that did not disturb too much. More bothering, though, was the weird way the electricity was connected. For example, I could only use the lamp at the work desk when I also switched on the light in the hallway.

The bathroom we had came with a separate shower and bathtub. Overall, this was very comfortable. and the impression of the bathroom exceeded the living and sleeping area. Amenities were provided by dispensers.


Hilton London Canary Wharf – Breakfast

As a Hilton Honors Diamond Member, breakfast was complimentary for us. The breakfast was nice and had a good presentation. The hotel also has a nice focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes, they even served a vegan croissant. Some dishes like Eggs Benedict were available for order at an extra charge. However, one item we absolutely did not like were the juices. First of all, some of them were named “juice” on the sign, though they definitely weren’t juice legally (e.g. there is hardly any peach juice available) – more than that, all fruit drinks on offer tasted very thin, which felt a bit of disappointing.


Hilton London Canary Wharf – Executive Lounge

My wife and I were rather buzy, so we made it just for the very last minutes of the Happy Hour serving snacks and alcoholic beverages. The lounge itself is rather large and comes with a nice, but not overwhelming design. Let’s say the happy hour came with Swiss accuracy in timing and German discipline – just at 20:00, when the feast was about to finish, the buffet was cleared by the staff – including potential leftovers. Despite the lounge closes at 21:00, there were none of the typical nibbles like crisps, nuts or fruit – we, however, had that when we visited the lounge (out of happy hour times) the following day.


Hilton London Canary Wharf – Service

The staff at check-in and check-out was lovely – and also very helpful during the stay. We also had very good WiFi connectivity. The hotel is driving a rather nice gym as well (which seems to be hotel guests only, not available for local membership).


Hilton London Canary Wharf- My View

Staying at the Hilton London Canary Wharf was a good experience. However, there were some downsides, starting from the lounge and breakfast issues to the  weird way the light is installed. The place could not some additional maintenance, though. As the connections are not too bad and prices are typically significantly than in Central London, this place is always an option when you visit the British capital.


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