We need a hotel in London for two nights. It is overwhelming looking through all of the choices. We would like to be in an area close to the number one things to do in two days! I need a queen or king size bed, so no small hostel room like when I stayed with my daughter. I was hoping to stay under $225 per night if possible. Not opposed to a big chain hotel, such as IHG. Safe, nice, clean, king room preferred and able to get to some key tourist sites. Any ideas?
We stayed in a Premier Inn Hub at Westminster Abbey, and we were very happy with it! Nice modern room & very clean. The breakfast was inexpensive, too. We chose the “Bigger Room” option that had a king bed & well-designed space for our suitcases and misc. stuff, a nice area to hang my clothes I washed, etc. It’s listed at £211 right now.
Premier inn, the regular ones, sound like good candidates. I would hesitate at a Premier Hub since they are smaller rooms. Premier Inn Waterloo or Premier Inn County Hall are two very popular locations. Both just a sort walk to Westminster with good transport connections.
So, I have another thought, which may be crazy. Since we need to shuttle from cruise port to a hotel for two nights and then to airport, does it make sense to go from cruse port to airport hotel and then use the underground (direct trains) back and forth to central London the two days for touristy things?
Just spend your time in London.
Too costly and a waste of time traveling to and from Heathrow to see the sites.
As far as a king sized bed why not peruse London hotels on Booking.com?
I know the Premier Inns I’ve stayed in have had King sized beds.
Okay, now you have added some key information that you will be coming from Southampton for two nights and then to Heathrow.
If you travel by train from Southampton the direct route takes you to Waterloo station. Premier Inn Waterloo is a logical choice. Also check out Hampton Inn Waterloo.
If you travel by National Express Coach to Victoria Coach Station, then Premier Inn London Victoria is a logical choice.
Stick with regular Premier Inn hotels. Hub by Premier rooms on more munchkin sized.
There are a few US hotel chains like IHG, Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton but Premier Inns really do give a good deal for what you get.
They're decent sized, quiet, clean and the beds are very comfortable.
Agree Premier Inns(regular)are a good choice.
Not often on Booking.com. Book direct and you can see which locations are available and prices for all.
Another vote for Premier Inn.
bitoyzan - we need you to confirm which cruise port you will be arriving at. Whilst, as carol now retired has assumed, it is most likely to be Southampton, it could also be Dover, Tilbury and even Greenwich.
Our cruise port is Southampton. How difficult is it to take a train into London with luggage from a 10 day cruise? I am beginning to think transport from cruise port to London and London to Airport will be our biggest decision. I have read a lot comments about Premier hotel chain, so that seems like where I want to further investigate after I figure out transports. Many thanks for ideas to my crazy questions! We travel a lot, but outside of US, I have always had a travel agent to help. Being retired, I thought I would have the time and energy to plan myself. How hard could it be? 🤔 Haha!
If you are concerned about luggage handling, then taking the National Express Coach from Southampton is your best choice.
Step 1- Taxi from cruise terminal to coach station, fixed rate, I think it was £10.
Step 2- Coach driver will load your luggage under the Coach. You really aren’t having to handle your luggage much.
Step 3- Coach trip to Victoria Coach Station. The bus is quite comfortable.
Step 4- Go to your hotel. You can either walk or take a cab.
This is an efficient way to transfer to London with minimal luggage handling.
You might want to check to see if your cruise ship has self service laundry on board. I know Princess did. I found that doing laundry really reduces the need to feel like you need to pack quite as much.