Search for cheapest prices: Gloucester Place Hotel
Located in a Georgian building in Marylebone, just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Street, The Gloucester Place Hotel caters for business, leisure, sightseeing and shopping travellers, especially those who would prefer to spend their money in London's boutiques restaurants and bars, as room rates are very cheap, which is a rarity in the area.
Rooms in the hotel are quiet as the hotel is situated in a side street away from the noisy main roads. Rooms range from single to family, and refreshingly, you can choose if you would like a room in the basement or with no window, depending on your needs, so you know what to expect before you arrive. Rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable and in-room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities on request, free wireless internet access, a direct dial telephone, LCD television and fridge; an impressive selection for such reasonable rates. Breakfast is also included in the room price and facilities such as a 24-hour reception, luggage storage, photocopying and faxes and a discount on local car park rates are also offered to guests.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, but placed so centrally, you will be able to find an eatery to suit your budget with ease. The Grazing Goat offer traditional gastropub fare, Roti Chai offers fine Indian cuisine, Canteen offers a refined take on the British 'greasy spoon', and there is a Prêt a Manger cafe just a few minutes' walk away, which also has free Wi-fi if the connection in the hotel is unreliable (as some guests have stated)
Placed in the heart of Marylebone, just north of the very affluent Mayfair district, the hotel is ideally located for attractions to suit all the family. Madame Tussaud's famous waxwork museum is a ten-minute walk away, with a plethora of sporting, musical and film doppelgangers. You can dive into London's Victorian criminal underworld at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, whilst you step into the footsteps of the genius detective. Then you can browse some Old Masters in the Wallace Collection's 25 galleries; shop in nearby Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street; or visit the animals in London Zoo and enjoy a relaxing stroll in surrounding Regent's Park. You are also within easy reach of Soho, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Kensington, so you will be able to explore London with ease.
The hotel is very well located for transport, with Baker Street, Bond Street, Edgware Road and Marble Arch tube stations all within walking distance. Each station will allow you to explore London further, but Baker Street, six minutes' walk away has the best connections for international travel. Servicing the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo lines, it has direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); and King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates). If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. To park overnight, your best option is the NCP Car Park at Great Cumberland Place; just a few minutes walk away from the hotel.
This cheap hotel may not offer the refined elegance of some of the hotels in the area, but this is an easy sacrifice to make for such low-cost rooms. The hotel has been praised for its friendly service and amenities, and if you want to make the most of your stay here, request one of the rooms on the higher floors; however, if you have mobility problems, there is no lift in the hotel, so you may prefer a room on the ground floor.