As we're going for older teenage DD's birthday treat I'd like somewhere nicer than a Premier Inn/Travelodge chain but at the same time I don't want to pay silly money as we'll hardly be in it (only there for one night and have stuff booked and planned so will be out and about a lot)
Location roughly the area South of Euston down to Soho/Covent Garden and across to Bloomsbury.
Anyone recommend any hotels or where to find a good deal (my brain is exploding with all the hotel finder sites )
You could try The Pavillion in Sussex Gardens. Just a short walk from Hyde Park. It's a bit OTT and whacky - definitely more bling than modern minimalist. Said to be a favourite of up and coming rock bands who are on a budget but want somewhere cool to stay. It's very cheap (about £55pppn) and very central.
We had a visit to London in the spring and stayed here it was a 2 minute walk from Earls Court tube and was absolutely lovely. I'm not sure about prices now, but when I booked, it was cheaper than Premier Inn, and much nicer. They seem to be part of a small chain, there are maybe half a dozen round London.
Just send a quick mail to ato-tours.com. you'll get an offer in no time. did london and amsterdam through them and was very happy. if you want to book it yourself i can recommend the citizem m shoreditch.
I didn't fancy the look of the Premier Inn hubs - they remind me of the Japanese tiny little poss that business men crash in.
I did a lot of googling and comparing and in the end opted for a Radisson Blu. Perfect location which means we can walk everywhere, same price as the nearby Holiday Inn Express but looks more luxurious and special (Ok, I realise it's not the Ritz but DD was impressed!)
I got very close to booking a lovely serviced apartment I saw on Guardian Escapes but it was just that bit too far from the theatre and tube stations.