We will be a party of 5: three generations. My parents (agile and in their 70's), my two kids (aged 20) and me. It's all of our first time to London; my parents and my son's first trip to Europe... so I want to make a great impression - the pressure is on!
This May, we will spend 4 nights in London as our final city on our Europe tour that I've pulled together myself. Beforehand, we will be in Prague (the end of my daughter's semester abroad), Bayeux for Normandy touring (kids veer off to Amsterdam during this leg) ;), Paris and then London. I am having the hardest time choosing our hotel for London. My head's been spinning for two weeks now trying to figure the best location. We won't spend time lounging around enjoying the hotel services so it wouldn't make sense to get a 5 star, however, I would love to find a very clean hotel with a location close to tube and buses, eateries closeby, and safe area as my kids may choose to stay out later then we adults on some nights. To spend around 200GBP per night would be great. To find a family room to hold all 5 of us would be best, however, close to impossible. So two rooms interconnecting will suffice just fine. I'm not interested in an AirB&B.
So far I have reserved holds at Novotel London Blackfriers and the Park Plaza County Hall London - but I'm really not feeling sure about either of them. I'm not exactly sure what location in all of London would be best and I do want it to be pretty and not on a major highway type of street. Any weigh in's about the hotels I've mentioned or recommendations of other hotels?
Thanks for listening!