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Favourite London Hotels

I prefer boutique hotels. Please no Premiere Inns.

I’m not fussed with the neighborhood as long as it is close to a multi line tube station and in the range of not more than 300 pounds per night.

I’d love to hear some of your favourites.

Thanks in advance.

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I have stayed at the Lime Tree on Ebury street for a number of years although not since 2018. They underwent a huge reno, scheduled before Covid but went thru Covid, I'll be staying there in a few weeks and hope to find it refreshed with the same wonderfully helpful staff. They have changed and no longer include breakfast in their rates as they've opened a small restaurant in the breakfast area. I'm not much of a breakfast eater so it probably will not make a difference to me. Take a look at their website and location and see if this would work for you.

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I suggest you look at any of the Resident Hotels. My personal favorite, and my home away from home, is the Resident Kensington

The Resident Kensington is one block to the Earls Court Tube station. It is charming, offers five star service, and the mini-kitchenette comes in handy.

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I stayed at the Lime Tree on Pam's recommendation and loved it in 2019! It was very cute and I liked the neighborhood a lot.

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A few years ago a coworker stayed at Hotel Xenia on Cromwell Rd. It was a little quirky for my taste, but she thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s closer to the Earl’s Court tube stop, but not far from the Gloucester tube stop either.

Edited: we too have stay at The Bailey’s hotel and enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t call it a boutique hotel.

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We usually book apartments in London, but on one visit we really enjoyed our stay at St. Ermin’s. It is a classic London hotel with lots of history, including some with Churchill and the SOE during WW2. The location, right near Westminster Abbey, is excellent. It is now managed by Marriott but has lost none of its charm.

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Number 16 in South Kensington; Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, Hazlitt’s Soho. However, a bit over £300 per night.

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You will really be lucky to get boutique in central London for less that £300. Prices have gone crazy.

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Have a look at the Stratford Hotel. It’s right next to Stratford International station, the Westfield centre and close to the tube, Elizabeth line and DLR. So although it’s to the east of the centre you can be in central London very quickly.
I haven’t stayed there myself but my wife has both stayed and eaten there. It should be within budget.

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There are 2 boutique hotels I have stayed in 2 times each--I tried to branch out on my trip last April and realized I had 2 favorites, why mess with that?!

Hotel Caesar on Queen's Gardens, 10 minute walk from Paddington, 10 minute walk to Queensway with 2 tube stations and numerous shops & restaurants. Quiet residential street with a garden in the center so it's peaceful. Hotel is nicely appointed, friendly staff, rooms are modern and size dictates the cost. Included breakfast was good & sufficient.

My top favorite, however, is Bailey's Hotel, just across from the Gloucester Rd tube station in South Kensington, which is a wonderful area for museums & restaurants. I stayed there again last April and had a deluxe room--first trip after covid restrictions called for a splurge--and it was enormous & very traditional/classic in it's decor. The hotel itself is very stylish and well-maintained, very pleasant staff. I did not have breakfast there, but it's offered.

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We stayed at the Windermere on Warwick Way. It was cute and had a great breakfast! Good service.