I was wondering if anyone had started a best of list for hotels on this site? The idea would be to compile a list of the best places you've ever stayed, regardless of location or price and post it on MRI.
My favorite, though it's been a while, is The Royal Horseguards Hotel on the Thames in downtown London.
Situated directly on the river, it defined elegance and proper decorum for me the many times that I stayed there. From the nightly free shoeshines, to the pressing of garments, and the valet service available, this is British excellence at its best. Not inexpensive, but then things that impress seldom are. Rates are sometimes around 200 GPB but range as high as 800 GBP. There is an option to include twice daily meals in all room types.
My days of visiting officials at the seat of government are done now, but the memories of the Horseguards lingers on.
So my questions are:
1. Have you been to this hotel and what do you think of it?
2. What is your all-time favorite hotel?