This delightful and friendly little family-run hotel, a short stroll from Buckingham Palace, is a real find for the price in central London. Though rooms are on the small side, they are clean and comfortable, with queen-size beds and power showers; a few have balconies that look out over the bustling Georgian street. The home-cooked English breakfasts—included in the price—are delicious. Bus no. 24, which stops opposite the hotel, goes past several major sights, including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and Trafalgar Square.