London hotels
March 25, 2009 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Looking for recommendations for affordable, centrally located, nice London hotels.

I'll be in London for three nights in mid-July. I'm looking for a hotel room with two beds, internet access, and a private bathroom. By "nice," I mean clean and well-rated. Honestly, I'm not really sure what "affordable" is in London, but I'm aiming for under $200 per night. Thanks!
posted by sarahalisonmiller to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I just spent three days in London. We booked through Hotwire and ended up at the Intercontinental Park Lane, which is a 5 star hotel right by Hyde Park, for $179 a night (normally it would be twice that). The location and hotel were both great. The only downside is that all of the extras (like internet) are crazy expensive. But if you can stand the uncertainty, there are some good deals to be had right now using sites like Hotwire and Priceline.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 8:16 AM on March 25, 2009

There are several threads here on MeFi about great hotels in central London - I know because I've contributed to them. You can get decent hotels for under $200 now that the pound is weak.
posted by skylar at 8:18 AM on March 25, 2009

Yes, here's a recent London hotel thread.
posted by vacapinta at 8:23 AM on March 25, 2009

Does it have to be a hotel? If not, you could try Endsleigh Court self-catering apartments. It's in Russell Square, so very central. I've had 3 sets of relatives come and stay there and they've all been very comfortable. You can get en-suite rooms with TVs and they get cleaned regularly.
posted by Ziggy500 at 8:51 AM on March 25, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks for pointing me to the earlier thread...not sure how I missed it in my initial search.
posted by sarahalisonmiller at 9:04 AM on March 25, 2009

Academy Hotel

Clean, pleasant, inexpensive, near the British Museum. I'm staying there this week.
posted by rdc at 9:11 AM on March 25, 2009

The tag search lets you find previous questions involving London and Hotels
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:14 AM on March 25, 2009

We used hotwrite in August and got a great hotel for under $200 (would have been much more). I'd select a central location and only 4 or 5 stars - that way you should end up with a good hotel in a decent location.

Otherwise, I rely on tripadvisor. Check that out if you haven't already.
posted by semacd at 11:28 AM on March 25, 2009

Morgan Hotel starts at, I think, 80 Pounds per night. We stayed there and it was fine. Lots of stairs, literally right next to / around a corner from the British Museum, in the Bloomsbury district. Very cool place.
posted by amtho at 1:57 PM on March 25, 2009

The Best Western Mostyn Hotel is about 100 bucks a night. It's in a great location -- right off Oxford Street -- and I enjoyed my stay there three years ago very much.
posted by bondgirl53001 at 3:00 PM on March 25, 2009

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