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If you are flying in to London, the last thing you want to do is trek arduously to your hotel as jet lag kicks in. Luckily the Hilton Paddington Hotel is literally seconds away from Paddington Station, where the Heathrow Express Train terminates, so all you have to do is wheel your suitcase over the footbridge which connects the hotel to the station and you will find yourself in smart, stylish accommodation, welcomed by friendly staff. Situated in a very smart Edwardian style building, typical of the area, the hotel is the last word in convenience and comfort, and when you are suitably rested, it offers fantastic transport links to London's other sites, so you can explore more of this exciting city.
You can choose from Guest, Deluxe, Executive and Suite rooms, all of which are decorated with tasteful, contemporary fittings with an Art Deco twist, in a muted colour palette, sympathetic to the historic style of the surrounding area. As a Hilton hotel, every need of business and leisure travellers is considered in the selection of in-room amenities, including complimentary magazines, an alarm clock radio, complimentary toiletries, a coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing facilities, direct-dial phone, LCD TV with pay per view and cable channels, a complimentary newspaper, video messaging and internet access.
A wide range of hotel facilities means you don't even have to leave the hotel to ensure you have what you need, whether you want to keep up your exercise regime in the gym, plan your trip with the knowledgeable Concierge, keep connected in the Business Centre or make sure you look the part with laundry and dry cleaning. The hotel also encompasses The Brasserie Restaurant, which serves Asian influenced food and The Steam Bar, where the sophisticated surroundings offer a perfect spot for a relaxing nightcap.
The hotel is in a great position for London attractions, with many just a pleasant stroll away. To the south, you have Hyde Park, London's largest royal park; such a stately size that it contains a Stables, from which you can rent horses; the Serpentine Lake, which you can traverse on a solar-powered shuttle boat; tennis courts; The Serpentine modern art gallery and much more. Beyond Hyde Park you can visit Kensington Palace and Gardens, where Princess Diana used to live. The Christopher Wren designed building is a very intriguing glimpse into the monarchy of old London and new as it still contains private apartments where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside, as well as a stunning array of antiques. On the north side of Hyde Park you will find the Marble Arch monument, which was once used as the gateway to Buckingham Palace, but now marks the entrance to the engrossing shopping district of Oxford Street, which contains over 300 shops along its length, so shopaholics will be in heaven. If after a hard day of strutting around town, you would like to indulge in something a little less tiring, you can cross the park to watch some inspiring music at the Royal Albert Hall, or stay local and see a play by an up and coming writer at The Criterion Theatre.
The hotel has the best location for transport, situated practically inside Paddington Station, where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.
With the classic ambience of a Great Railway Hotel, for a reasonable rate and an unbeatable location for those who can't face lugging suitcases on the tube, the Hilton is a very good accommodation choice offering the utmost convenience. Potential guests may worry that the location means the quality of the hotel rests on its laurels, but this isn't the case, staff are courteous and professional and the rooms and facilities are top notch. Guests should note that the second floor of the hotel is a smoking floor, and to ensure a good night's sleep you should request a room on the upper floors to avoid street noise.