Given the fact that 80% of the 200 rooms at The Salisbury have kitchenettes it is reasonable to assume that it was originally planned as a long-stay property. This may no longer be the case but it is good to know that you still have the option to heat up and store food in your room as well as make coffee. Guests have the option of staying in a standard room, a one-bed suite or a two-bed suite. In terms of décor and amenities there is very little difference between them aside from the presence of a separate living space in the suites. The standard rooms, some of which do not have a kitchenette, are extremely spacious and have a queen bed dressed in white linens with a rather old fashioned blanket on top. A couple of (sometimes battered) bedside tables have a reading lap and a dated telephone while it is the same sorry state for many of the desks in the rooms too. Inside the closets you will find a safe and an empty fridge but no iron and ironing board or bathrobes. Some rooms have an old armchair while others may have an occasional table with a couple of chairs as well. The upholstery in some rooms is a little worn/dated although it would be an untruth to say that the rooms were dirty. We did see, however, in one of the rooms which had a kitchenette, that the sink had not been washed down. Other amenities in the rooms include a flatscreen television and an air conditioning unit in the window. The bathrooms are spacious and (surprisingly) have Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, however they are extremely outmoded and are in need of updating. They are fitted out in various shades of brown tile and in some cases the grout between them looks a bit worse for wear. They all have a modestly-sized mirror, a bathtub with shower and a hairdryer.
The suites all have a kitchenette (like most of the standard rooms) which comprises a small sink, a microwave, coffee-maker, crockery and cutlery. In addition, they all have a separate living space with sofas, armchairs and flatscreen televisions.
Seeing as the soundproofing in the rooms is not fantastic, light sleepers should opt for a room giving on to the back of the hotel.