St Pancras is a gorgeous London building that hosts a hotel (St. Pancras Renaissance, which is a Marriott property), residences, and a major train station (this is the home of the Eurostar, for example). The hotel consists of two separate wings: the modern Barlow wing and the opulent Chambers wing. The Chambers Club is a lounge within the Chambers wing.
Access: Titanium, but not Platinum
All guests staying in the Chambers wing get free access to the Chambers Club. Of those staying in the Barlow wing, only Marriott Titanium and Ambassador elite guests get access. Those familiar with Marriott’s program may notice that something isn’t right about that… Marriott Platinum elites are supposed to get free lounge access, but the St. Pancras hotel gives them free breakfast at the hotel restaurant instead. They seem to get away with this by naming the Chambers Club a club rather than a lounge.
If you’re planning a stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance, I highly recommend ensuring that you have access to the Chambers Club during your stay. There are three ways I know of to do so:
- Pay extra to stay in the Chambers Wing (see: St. Pancras Renaissance Junior Suite. Wow!)
- Apply Suite Night Awards to your stay to get a room in the Chambers Wing (see this post for details)
- Get Titanium status before your stay (see: Marriott Bonvoy… Shortcuts to Elite Status)
The Chambers is a gorgeous and spacious area in the Chambers Wing. Chambers staff are almost always present and eager to help you with anything you need (drinks, concierge services, etc.).
- Daily Hours: 6:30am to 11:30pm
- Breakfast Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 10:30am
- Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays: 6:30am to 12:00pm
- Afternoon Tea: 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- Pre-Dinner Canapes: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
- Complementary wine & beer: 3:00pm to 10:00pm daily.
- A-la-carte menu for dining-in (charged to room): 11:00am to 10:00pm
A full breakfast buffet is available each morning. The buffet includes a wide variety of breads, meats, fish, granola, oatmeal, juices, fruit, etc. There are always a couple of hot items available too (usually eggs, sausage, and mushrooms), but you can also order made-to-order eggs or omelettes. Club staff visit each table to check on your needs, refill your coffee, and take breakfast orders.
The St. Pancras tea service is awesome. If you’re looking for something sweet, they seriously have you covered. Or, if you haven’t yet adapted to the local time zone and you’re ready for lunch or dinner, the little tea sandwiches are terrific (I especially liked the round ones for some reason). And yes, the tea was great too (don’t forget to let it steep for a few minutes!).
The canapes food selection was often good enough to serve as an early dinner in a pinch. Desserts were usually delicious and/or beautiful. I wish they would serve the desserts later in the evening though.
Beer & Wine
I’m far (very far) from being a wine connoisseur, but I enjoyed every wine I tried (sorry, I don’t remember which they were). I also liked the beer, but I’ve forgotten which beer I tried too!
And, I’ll leave you with a few more photos…
And, more tea service photos…