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London hotel

I am looking for a London hotel to stay in May. We are 2 young women who want a safe neighborhood (will be 1 young women for part of the trip), clean, want to stay inside tube zones 1 & 2, prefer A/C, breakfast included (continental ok) and wifi internet access included. Will be attending theater performances in the evenings, so close proximity or easy tube/small taxi fare would be a plus. Flexible on price, but would like less than $175 US. Our biggest concerns are safety and cleanliness. Does this exist?

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It certainly can exist. Though if you can do without free wifi in the room, and without breakfast it can be easier.

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Many people get a 5* in the Mayfair-Soho zone for as low as $130/nt plus fees, though many $165. It will tell you what the fees are before you commit.

We just returned from London (and Ireland) and stayed at Marriott Maida Vale about $140/night including taxes/fees. (through priceline, no breakfast or free wifi, but both pubs within 2 blocks had free wifi) 3 blocks from tube stop, 1/2 block from bus stops.

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You will not need ac in May,, you may need heat,, LOL

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Try the Cherry Court Hotel:

It’s nothing fancy, but it is cheap, clean, and safe. The hotel is close to Victoria…I believe that’s zone 1. Another option is Blades Hotel in Pimlico:

It's also nothing fancy, but it will do. I stayed at both of these places in 2004 and would again if they're still about the same as they were. I'd have to check tripadvisor first.

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Try hotels in the Bayswater/ Lancaster Gate area, some are cheap and it's near enough to the West End. Lively area shops, restaurants and many tourists. Gower Street also has some reasonably-priced hotels, it's in a student area - though the street I think, is relatively quiet (but safe.)

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I was very pleased with my stay at This Hotel in the London Victoria area. It wasn't luxurious, but the rooms were very comfortable and the owners were wonderful!

It's only a short walk (~10 minutes) to London Victoria station (Tube and Rail) and even shorter ~2 minutes) to the London Victoria Coach Station. There's a great Wine Bar across the street. I believe they provide free Wi-Fi (I wasn't travelling with a computer on my last visit, but saw other guests happily surfing the net).

Happy travels!