Hotel recommendations for London.

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jyh189

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Hotel recommendations for London.

Can any frequent travellers recommend a nice hotel in London? It will be my first trip to London on holidays, and I will be staying for approximately a week. I've had a look and there is such a wide variety and most options are very expensive. I would prefer something affordable (i.e. <$300 per night) that is conveniently located for public transport options. Any recommendations would be appreciated! :)

jaredw

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Have you considered airbnb? Hotels in london are just expensive due to well it being london and the exchange rate. 

TheRealBabushka

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jyh189,

Avoid Paddington and the Bayswater area...tacky tourist hole. I would also avoid anything west of Kensington High Street and Gloucester Road tube stations.

If you cannot afford (or don't wish to pay) the rediculous prices in central London, consider staying near Canary Wharf. Some good value hotels there. The links to zone 1 with the Jubilee line makes its very appealing. I am also rather fond of the Greenwich area, in particular the area around the Royal Museums, which is directly connected to Canary Wharf via the DLR.

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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Last year stayed at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Best location ever. Right opposite Big Ben, 5min walk to Waterloo and 3 min walk to Westminster tube. So you can get to anywhere in london pretty quick. Can walk along south bank of an evening and get a bite to eat.

Clean, a little bit pricer but thats due to the location.

521303

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London is a big city, so lots of choices.  My personal favorites are: 1) The Trafalgar (Hilton Conrad) right in Trafalgar Square, opposite the National Portrait Gallery and Next to Admiralty Arch.  5-10 minutes walk to Buckingham Palace, the Mall, Parliament, Westminster Bridge, Covent Garden, Green Park. 2) Waldorf Astoria on Aldwych. Handy for the River, Somerset House, Oxford St shops, Covent Garden + best breakfast in London - smoked haddock and poached eggs, Loch Finn Kippers.  Neither available for $300 though, probably closer to $500-$600 I'm afraid.

riley

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I stayed at the Andaz in East London recently. An overnight stop over was enough to make it my favourite hotel brand. They accomdated an really early check in, around 8:30am and a late check out the following day. Great location, beautiful old building and a modern twist on a traditional big hotel.

Andaz is actually one of Hyatt's newer brands and they've really nailed it. Was circa $300 a night for memroy.

drsimon50

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we like to stay russell square area - few hotels on the cheaper side but also local restaurants abound too - but walkable into west end or russell square tube there for ease as well - just off A40 as well for getting to it and out from there at end of stay if going by taxi from LHR - 

whipper

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Definately the St James Sofitel.  Beautiful, quiet, great rooms, central. 

Chrisor

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Have a look at The Sumner Hotel  near Marble Arch, it's a 2 minute walk to tube station and Oxford St. Great location at a good price. 

readosunnycoast

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Best Value by a long way that I have found is Bermondsey Square Hotel.  Great bus connections to almost anywhere in the city. Great rooms and reasonable restaurant. Boutique cinema and bars across the "square" , Sainsbury supermarket and a couple of nice restaurants in the same "square".  Walk to Tower Bridge 5 mins.  GO FOR IT.

dommey

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I stayed in Hotel Novotel London Blackfriars. Under AUD$300. It is next to tube station. Brand new 4 stars hotel. Spacious room for a London hotel.

jyh189

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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!  I will look into them all to figure out which one is best for my trip.  It's great having that feedback from people who travel regularly.

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