Looking for a cheap hotel.
August 26, 2008 11:25 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a cheap hotel near(ish) Charing Cross Hospital in London.

I must book several days in a hotel near Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, to stay in about six weeks' time. The cheaper it is, the more days I can book. I don't need any luxuries in the room, and while wi-fi internet would be nice it's hardly essential. It can be a few tube stops away.

I would be grateful for any suggestions or recommendations.
posted by ArmyOfKittens to Travel & Transportation around London, England (8 answers total)
Best answer: I need somewhere next month while I'm between flats here in London so I've booked a few nights in what are essentially vacated student digs. They have them all over London. I think the price is about £22 a night but for that price you have to share a bathroom. I'm not sure if these kind of rooms will still be available in 6 weeks though, as the students will be returning to their universities around the end of September. Anyway, the website I used to find the rooms was travelstay.com. Good luck.
posted by uk_giffo at 2:40 AM on August 27, 2008

I think the Travelodge chain is probably your cheapest option as they have some rooms at £19 as long as you book 21 days in advance. The Park Royal hotel isn't too far from Park Royal tube (piccadilly line, direct to Hammersmith in half a dozen stops); the Wembley hotel isn't too far from Alperton tube (piccadilly line); and Kew Bridge hotel isn't too far from Kew Gardens tube (district line, again direct to Hammersmith).
posted by boudicca at 3:16 AM on August 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I looked at Travelodge but it's hard to book a room for six nights at £19/night unless you don't mind switching hotels about three times. Travelstay.com looks fantastic, though, and there are several possibilities there so far. Thanks so much :)
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 4:28 AM on August 27, 2008

This previous thread about finding a cheap hotel in Earl's Court (one stop away on the tube from Barons Court, closest station to CXH) might help.
posted by randomination at 4:36 AM on August 27, 2008

Best answer: I was happy with Earl's Court easyHOTEL recently. I chose it based on reviews on tripadvisor. Not so much good reviews, but lack of bad reviews like everything else in that price range.
posted by thilmony at 7:36 AM on August 27, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks everyone for the recommendations - we've booked with easyHOTEL in the end, specifically because the room had it's own private washing facilities. It's going to be basic and orange, but it's not like that matters :)
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 10:17 AM on August 27, 2008

Yep it's very basic. No headboard or furniture to set your stuff on.

I asked for a special needs room as they are larger, but then I got windows to the main street and poor curtains. If I had to do it again with my jetlag sleeping I'd take a non-window room. Also my room wasn't square so it was just kinda weird. Inside rooms shouldn't be.

They had expensive (for US travellers with the weak dollar) WIFI but it worked good.
posted by thilmony at 1:16 PM on August 27, 2008

One more... my youtube of my room:

posted by thilmony at 1:18 PM on August 27, 2008

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