Anyone have suggestions for boutique hotels in London? Almost information overload via the Net, yet still can't get a feel for what's what for the prices listed. Not looking for cheap (up to $300 US/night); looking for nice way to end European vacation without staying too far from main sites. Help?
Try the Tablet Hotels website.
I was in London for work a few years ago and stayed at a nice B&B on York Street, owned by Michael & Liz Callis. Accommodations were cozy, and very close to the Baker Street station subway stop (convenient!). Michael and Liz are kind, and very much want you to enjoy the city. I belive it's about 100 pounds per night for a double.
If you do a google search on "london, bed and breakfast, york street, callis" you'll find them.
A few years ago we stayed at - The Colonnade, London. It is in The Little Venice Area in a historic townhouse. It was a beautiful neighborhood to walk around. The local pub was historic and fun. It was a short walk to the tube stop or you could also take the bus. Their were a cute canalside pub you could eat and or have a drink in a short walking distance too and watch the narrowboat activities on the canal there. We had breakfast every morining in a light and airy breakfast room. We read about them in the Karen Brown guide. Their web site is - http://www.theetoncollection.com/content.aspx?pageID=420 - I actually got a better price by calling and booking direct.
Check out their web site. There was even a fun local shopping street that I found a laundermat to use before going on the rest of our trip. It had a peaceful and friendly neighborhood feel. We had a room with one of the balconies overlooking the street. Let me know what you think of it.
If you go to the web site and click on "hotels" you will see other hotels in the same group that might interest you even more. Loved ours.
Just got back from London. We stayed not far from Victoria Station. The Luna Simone is well situated and the family is quite friendly and helpful. Basic buy modern rooms and a basic breakfast. By the time we got to London we were hot breakfasted out and they kept trying to feed me more than cereal :) It would probably be a recommendation in Rick's book but Rick tried to stay there and they were all booked up (they hated turning him away).
Ooops! Forgot to tell you they are 85 pounds per night for a double