London reasonable hotel

Old Nov 27th, 2022, 05:16 AM
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London reasonable hotel

Hello, I plan to visit London in 2 months, but I struggle to find a hotel with a reasonable price and good localization. Can anybody give me some recommendations?
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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 05:34 AM
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Define "reasonable". It is meaningless on its own.

When I could handle stairs I stayed here: https://ridgemounthotel.co.uk/

This is a bit more expensive but almost next door: ? AROSFA HOTEL 3? ? LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ? UPDATED RATES

Last trip, when I needed an elevator, I stayed here: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hot...t-pancras.html

When universities are on break I stay at one of these (usually on Drury Lane): https://www.lsevacations.co.uk/home.aspx

I think all of those are "reasonable", but you may not. Plus I don't choose London hotels for atmosphere.

Anywhere near a tube station within the Circle line is likely to be fine when it comes to location, although I have a preference for Bloomsbury and I want the tube station on the Piccadilly line for easy access to Heathrow - although now I should check out the Elizabeth line..
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Welcome, daniel. Here's where I stayed in London in 2014:

Strand Palace Hotel
372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ

Well before covid so others with more recent info can confirm.

If you are interested, my TR (trip report):
https://www.fodors.com/community/europe/madrid-and-london-1009205/




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We’ve always been happy with Baileys in South Kensington. Across the street from the Gloucester Road tube, with three lines including the Piccadilly.

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/...-hotel-london/

I rather consider it my happiness triangle ~ the hotel, the tube station and my favorite pub The Stanhope Arms.

https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pu...&utm_campaign=
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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 07:45 AM
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Welcome to Fodors. OK -- Give us your nightly budget -- An actual number - preferably in £ but your own currency is ok too and we can figure it out. Then we can help - or tell you that your expectations aren't realistic. What is 'reasonable' in Peoria may not be doable in London

How long are you staying? If more than a few nights, maybe look at flats instead.
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We’ve stayed at the Hoxton Holborn a few times. Very lively, great location and a light breakfast is included.
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To give an idea -- the Hoxton mentioned above -- what they call a 'Shoebox' - i.e. teeny tiny room, runs over £200 per most nights in late Jan/early Feb -- do you consider that reasonable? What they call Roomy - 225 sq ft is £250-£275 over the same period. Those are decent rates for London BTW

You will find rates are very date dependent - one night might be say £215 and the next night £270 for the same room.
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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 08:51 AM
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Whereas an ensuite single at the Ridgemount at the end of Jan is 90 GBP, and an ensuite double is 130 GBP. That includes tax and breakfast, cancel up to 48 hours ahead.
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Madrid and London

You'll have to scroll through Madrid!

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Originally Posted by nyse View Post
We’ve always been happy with Baileys in South Kensington. Across the street from the Gloucester Road tube, with three lines including the Piccadilly.

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/...-hotel-london/

I rather consider it my happiness triangle ~ the hotel, the tube station and my favorite pub The Stanhope Arms.

https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pu...&utm_campaign=
I lived in that neighborhood for a while during a semester abroad. The Stanhope Arms was our local -- spent many an evening there! Glad to hear it's still a good spot.
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Whereas an ensuite single at the Ridgemount at the end of Jan is 90 GBP, and an ensuite double is 130 GBP. That includes tax and breakfast, cancel up to 48 hours ahead.

Oh - I agree the Ridgemont is a great budget option. I guess my real point was recommending hotels from prior visits -- its a good idea to look at current rates (I personally wouldn't pay £200 for a 'Shoebox' - sometimes called a broom closet )
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For additional context - Bailey's Millennium mentioned up thread runs £230+ per night double B&B over the same dates (£187 w/o breakfast) for the standard rooms - definitely larger than the Hoxton's Shoebox
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@janisj - I was just pointing out that there are differing opinions as to what is a "decent" rate for London. Which is, as we have all pointed out, why the OP needs to be specific.

At somewhat higher price, but not as high, I have considered staying here: https://www.motel-one.com/en/hotels/...on-tower-hill/ Not so keen on the location, but I have stayed at Motel Ones in other countries and been pleased.

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I think you will like The Hoxton Holborn Hotel it is a stylish hotel with breakfast included right in your room for a reasonable price
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The Celtic Hotel off Russell Square is homey, clean, old-fashioned, in an excellent location. Not stylish. Includes very nice breakfast.
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The OP posted posted nearly a month ago and hasn't returned.
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