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London accomodation near Train Station

Do you have a lodging suggestion for a family of 4 to stay for 1 or 2 nights before taking the Chunnel?

Posted by
97 posts

Bill,

The chunnel-Eurostar leaves from St Pancras station which is next door to Kings Cross train station and just down the street...maybe a block from the British Library. this is not a classy neighborhood so accommodations should not be too expensive. I have hung out at the library a lot and I did notice that there is a Novotel right there...probably lots of other stuff too. The area is noisy so go for back of the hotel rooms if possible. Check out Rick's 2008 England Book...maybe there is a B and B in the area.

Mollie B

Posted by
100 posts

We are staying at the MacDonald House in London in May for the same reason. See reviews at Tripadvisor. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186338-d263694-Reviews-MacDonald_and_Devon_Hotel-London_England.html

I chose it based on it's location to the St. pancreas station and reviews on TripAdvisor and also it's price. We come into London that day and only wanted a place to be close to the station for our early morning departure the next day. We will basically be just sleeping there.

We did check the Travelodge and they wanted more money for the night we were trying to reserve. If the price were right at Travelodge, I'm sure that would be a good pick too.

Posted by
54 posts

Hi Bill, If you know for sure the nights you will be there you can do a "saver" rate (reguires pre-pay and no cancellation) at one of the travelodges. Just go to travelodge.co.uk/saver and find the king's cross travelodge. It will give you the other travelodges that are close by (king's cross royal scot is right there too) cheap and clean and near st.pancras. last i checked the saver rates are about 49 pounds for a family room. hard to find a hotel in Tacoma (or Spokane) for that.

Posted by
291 posts

Right opposite St Pancras Station are a lot of cheap B&B's clustered around Argylle Square.
These are probably the best of their type in London, the better ones like Montana Excel, Crestfield and California have 'proper' quad rooms where you'll get proper beds for everyone and a full breakfast for about 100-120 GBP
The Travelodges family rooms only have sofa beds suitable for young kids. Their normal rates are about 80-90 GBP room, if you can get a saver rate of less than 50 GBP then 2 rooms is still economical. Travelodge are opening a new lodge at Euston about 600m from St Pancras where there are lots of opening offers. There is a hotel map of the area with all these shown at: www.londontoolkit.com/accommodation/kings_cross_st_pancras_hotel_map.htm

Posted by
158 posts

Use Trip Advisor..........it will help you avoid NOISY and undersirable lodging...........

Posted by
6 posts

Thank you, everyone, for your great suggestions. We will check out the Web sites you've mentioned. We appreciate it!

Leslie and Bill