Best London 3-star and Budget Hotels
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London is an extremely expensive city, so staying in a 3-star or budget hotel is sometimes the best way to save a little money while enjoying this great city. Here are some of our favorite London hotels in the 3-star and budget category.
Best London 3-star Hotels
Duke of Leinster Hotel Inexpensive to Moderate
The Duke of Leinster is is situated in the famous Hyde park Area of London. The hotel is very convenient for accessing Bayswater, Paddington Station and the Heathrow Express. There are 36 recently refurbished guest bedrooms. All bedrooms are ensuite with a shower, a satellite / cable television, direct dial telephone and wireless internet access. In addition, rooms will also have a minibar, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facility.
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Quality Crown Hotel Moderate
This innexpensive London hotel overlooks the recently refurbished facade of Paddington Train Station, within a few minutes’ walk of Hyde Park. The rooms are bright and modern. Good pricing and a great location.
Nearest Train: Paddington
Royal Park Hotel Expensive
This attractive London hotel was built in 1854 as three private mansions that have now been converted into a 60-bedroom hotel. It is close to Hyde Park, the West End, and Paddington Station, from where it is a 15-minute journey to Heathrow airport on the Heathrow Express. Experience that extra level of service during a stay at The Royal Park and enjoy a welcoming glass of sherry or whisky when you arrive at the hotel, afternoon tea, and champagne and canapés each evening. They also provide a small but select room service menu. Each room has its own special character, some with elegant French windows and balconies, and others with wonderful views over London rooftops and church spires. The traditional bathrooms have plush white towels and monogrammed cotton bathrobes and slippers – with the power shower providing a stimulating blast after a hard day of sightseeing. Each room has two direct dial telephone lines, a modem connection, voicemail, broadband internet access, and flat screen Sharp LCD TV’s.
Nearest Train: Paddington
London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale Moderate
This typical Marriott hotel is surprisingly attractive for a modern building. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and many overlook beautifully landscaped gardens. A couple of miles north of Oxford Street, it’s close to many of London’s tourist attractions and the hotel’s leisure facilities are some of the best in London.
Neighborhood: Maida Vale/St Johns Wood
Nearest Train: Maida Vale
Kensington Close Hotel Inexpensive to Moderate
The Kensington Close Hotel is situated just a short distance from the bustling heart of London , off Kensington High Street . Its convenient location, charm, style and comfort, make it an ideal choice for both business and leisure guests. This cheap London hotel offers a fitness club and health spa to all of its guests including a heated swimming pool. Each comfortable, modern guest room features a private bathroom with bath and shower, an interactive television with games console and multi channel option, a hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, international power points, and an in-room safe large enough to house a laptop.
Parkcity Hotel Moderate
We are pleased to have found this great little hotel that offers modern rooms with great conveniences, air conditioning, high Speed internet connection, personal safe, oversized shower, bathrobes and more. The decor is minimalist , but exceptionally comfortable. A friendly and helpful staff makes this a perfect choice. We love this hotel.
18-30 Lexham Gardens
London W8 5JE
Forum Hotel London Moderate
This is the tallest hotel in London – and with that comes some superb panoramic views. The hotel is part of the Holiday Inn chain, so you can imagine the style. The rooms are geared towards the business traveler and come complete with mini-bar, data-port, satellite TV and Playstation. The location is safe and close to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Neighborhood: Chelsea/South Kensington
Nearest Train: Gloucester Road
London Lodge Hotel Inexpensive
A newly refurbished townhouse hotel in a quiet residential street just three minutes walk from the underground station. Ideal for visiting the South Kensington museums or events at Earl’s Court. This is a family run hotel that offers clean, comfortable and convenient accommodations. Each charmingly decorated room offers air conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial phone, Wi-Fi internet access, trouser press, writing Desk, and a Minibar. The en suite bathrooms all supply hair dryers.
134-136 Lexham Gardens
Nearest Train: Earl’s Court
Windermere Hotel Moderate
Windermere Hotel is a comfortable, welcoming guesthouse in central London, close to Victoria coach and rail stations, from where it is an easy journey to Gatwick airport. Some of London’s major sights, including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, are within easy reach. The present hotel was built in 1857 and may be the earliest ‘bed and breakfast’ hotel in the area when it became ‘The Pimlico Rooms’ in 1881. The Windermere has deservedly won a number of tourism awards.The charming guest rooms are individually decorated and include King, Queen, Double and Twin bedded rooms. They also have a number of Family rooms. All rooms are equipped with remote control satellite television (24 hour news, movies, sport and music channels), in-room safe, hairdryer, hospitality tray and direct dial telephone with a separate modem point. Free high speed internet access is available and ISDN 2 facilities are available for video conferencing.
Nearest Train: Victoria
Novotel London Waterloo Moderate
Located very close to Waterloo station, this hotel is extremely convenient for Eurostar connections. Like all other Novotels, it is modern and well equipped. The hotel also has the Garden Brasserie restaurant and the Flag and Whistle Bar on hand if guests fancy food and/or a relaxing drink.
Nearest Train: Waterloo
Premier Inn London County Hall Moderate
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, this is some of the best value accommodation you can find in central London. It’s opposite the Houses of Parliament, close to the London Eye and the South Bank Centre and within easy reach of the theatres, shops and restaurants of the West End. All rooms offer comfy king-sized beds, quality duvet and pillows, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, remote control TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, heater control, spacious desk, and Internet access.Family rooms are available. This hotel chain offers good value for good pricing and we recommend them; check out some others on their website.
Nearest Train: Waterloo
The Rathbone Hotel Moderate-Expensive
Centrally located hotel close to Oxford Street and many London attractions. The hotel is comfortable and elegantly furnished with plenty of wood panelling – the idea is that it feels more like a club than a hotel. The Rathbone offers 72 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and suites, traditionally furnished and all with the benefit of individually controlled air conditioning and wireless high speed internet access. All bedroom floors are serviced by passenger elevator and ‘No-Smoking’ floors are maintained for the comfort of their non-smoking guests.30 Rathbone Street
Nearest Train: Goodge Street
Best London Budget Hotels
Luna and Simone Hotel Inexpensive
The Luna and Simone Hotel is well located and offers standard rooms that are spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds. This hotel is perfect if your goal is a hotel in central London with clean and tidy surroundings. Great staff and free internet service. Another plus is that this budget London hotel offers quad rooms. So, if you are traveling with a group of friends, this might be the place for you! We highly recommend this hotel forits location and the great value it provides.
Neighborhood: Victoria Station
Credit: All major credit cards
The Euro Hotel Inexpensive
The Euro Hotel is a friendly, cheerful and inexpensive bed and breakfast hotel. It is situated in what was once three Georgian houses, built in 1809. It is now one building in a peaceful crescent in Bloomsbury, just a few minutes’ walk from one of London’s greatest attractions – the British Museum. It is also convenient for the West End shops and theaters. They offer a range of spacious rooms for all budgets. Most rooms have ensuite facilities (with toilet, shower and some with bathtubs). They also have a budget option of “Private Facility Rooms” with private shower room and separate toilet a few steps outside the room and “Standard Rooms” sharing a shower room and toilet on the same floor. These are clean and minimally furnished rooms designed for the budget traveler.
Nearest Train: Russell Square