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    Hello
    Does anyone have any recommendation for good hotel in London ? It doesn't have to be fancy (just acceptable in good area, easy to get around and has bathroom in the room - not shared bathroom). The area close to the river and tourist attractions is preferable.

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    Re: London

    The best combo of low price and good location I found was the Holiday Inn, Regent St., just north of the Bond St. tube station. It wasn't 5 stars by any stretch of the imagination (or even 3 stars) but it was a clean room in a great location. We were in the room to sleep and store our stuff anyway.

    It was only $160-175, which was much lower than any other Hotels in the near proximity.

    Unfortunately London is one of the most expensive cities in the world so finding anything much cheaper will probably be tough. PM me if you need some other advice about attractions etc. (I was just over there in September)



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    Re: London

    IF you can get a cot in an alley for $175 in London you got a bargain.


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    Re: London

    Quote Originally Posted by delt4cy View Post
    The best combo of low price and good location I found was the Holiday Inn, Regent St., just north of the Bond St. tube station. It wasn't 5 stars by any stretch of the imagination (or even 3 stars) but it was a clean room in a great location. We were in the room to sleep and store our stuff anyway.

    It was only $160-175, which was much lower than any other Hotels in the near proximity.

    Unfortunately London is one of the most expensive cities in the world so finding anything much cheaper will probably be tough. PM me if you need some other advice about attractions etc. (I was just over there in September)
    This is the area I was going to recommend, and after further reasearch the hotel I was going to recommend doesn't appear to be a hotel anymore. It was just off Piccadilly Circus and had both in-room and community type bathrooms.



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    Re: London

    stay in a hostel. run about 45 bucks a night. ill be there in january



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    Re: London

    I would recommend the Strand Palace Hotel. Just east of Trafalgar square. Stayed there 7 nights 2 or 3 weeks ago. Like it a lot. Want to say that we paid $160ish/night. Great location (near Temple station and Covent Garden Station). Couple minute walk from Covent Garden. Ideal location, IMHO.

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    Map of the Strand Palace hotel: Strand Palace Hotel - Google Maps

    ...and as delt4cy said--if you want/need any advice on anything feel free to PM me. We were just there and had a great time!


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    Re: London

    Try looking up hotels on priceline. I visited Europe over the summer, and based upon the recommendation of a friend, I booked several hotels by bidding on them via Pricleline. While you can't pick a specific hotel, you can select defined areas and them bid on a room. I booked several very nice hotels at about 50% of what it would have cost through normal booking procedures. And with the slowdown in travel, many hotels have rooms available so you should be able to save some $ (and you them to attend Cyclone games). Good luck. And enjoy the trip.



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    What's the one that they stayed at in European Vacation? That one seemed pretty classy.


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    Re: London

    Stayed here a few years back. Very nice but I wish I would have gotten a larger room. Great location, clean, close to the tube, etc.

    Welcome to The Luna Simone Hotel, Victoria, London SW1

    Be prepared to pay A LOT for everything. I just got back from Paris and it seamed reasonable compared to London. The dollar is stronger against the pound then the last time I went so it should be a little cheaper.

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    Re: London

    I'd second the motion for the Strand Palace. Near Trafalgar Square and walking distance to theaters.



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    Re: London

    Thanks a lot for the good advice - that really helps since we're traveling with our 4-year old. It's going to be nice to find a hotel that is close to the attractions.



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    Re: London

    we stayed at the Hilton London Metropole. it was close to everything and VERY NICE!

    London Hotel - Hilton Hotel London Metropole - hilton.co.uk - Hotel in the heart of West London



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    Re: London

    Wherever you stay, make sure and climb to the top of St Paul's Cathedral-awesome view of London. It's 500+ steps in some claustrophobic winding staircases, but well worth the effort. I just kept saying to myself "they did this 300 years ago"



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