I have Gold Elite status and I'm heading to London in April hoping to use the benefits. Would I still receive the same benefits as I do here in the states i.e. free wi-fi, lounge access? I'm planning on staying at either the JW Marriott, Grosvenor House or the St. Pancras Renaissance, but I've read where their lounges are for Platinum Elite status only. Do access to certain benefits depend on the hotel?
I'm using points/cash for the rooms and I really don't wish to stay in such opulence, but reviews seem to show that these Marriott properties are convenient to tube stations and they seem to be the only ones with doubles available to redeem points. Would lower tier hotels, 6-8, provide more Gold Elite benefits?