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The Hoxton Hotel

The Hoxton Hotel, East End

At a Glance

    Pros

  • cool vibe
  • neighborhood known for funky galleries and boutiques
  • huge weekend discounts
  • way-cool restaurant
  • one hour of free international calls

    Cons

  • price rockets during the week
  • away from tourist sights

Fodorite Reviews

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The Hoxton Hotel Review

The design throughout this trendy East London lodging is contemporary—but not so modern as to be absurd—and in keeping with a claim to combine a country-lodge lifestyle with true urban living, a fire crackles in the lobby. The chic but casual restaurant is packed with friendly youth; the comfortable guest rooms have Frette linens and down comforters; the bar is popular with local office workers; and the Hoxton Grill combines American steak-house style with French bistro chic. Best of all, the hotel is outstandingly good value—stay on a weekend and you may even find yourself with change from £50.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Metropolitan Cool
This uber-trendy, terrific-value hideaway in the heart of east London mixes industrial chic with a dash of tradition. The public areas are like the lovechild of a factory and living room: steel pillars and sheet glass form the backdrop to cozy nooks of antique brick, warmed by open fireplaces. The 208 bedrooms have nifty design flourishes, such as pinstripe carpets and throw pillows emblazoned with clever print-screened motifs (they're also for sale, should you fancy a memento). In the morning, an on-the-go breakfast bag of fruit, yogurt and juice is left discreetly outside your door. Sweetening the deal, subscribers to the free Hox Fan Club get advance notice of what may be London's best hotel bargain: Hotel rooms for the lowly sum of just £1.

    Hotel Details

  • 205 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 02-28-2014

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    The Hoxton Hotel Review

    If you are gay-friendly or gay yourself, stay away from this hotel.

    I was harassed by the security guard, Thomas Bodnar, while hanging out in the hotel bar. My wife and I were trying to order a pizza over the phone when the guard came up to us and asked for our hotel key to prove we were actual “hotel patrons”. When I brushed him off (as I was trying to order a pizza) he got aggressive, demanding to know if I was a “man or a woman” and started to get very homophobic and rude.

    I have honestly never encountered such in-your-face homophobia in all my business travels (I regularly travel to Shanghai and around the world on business). It was a huge surprise to encounter this kind of attitude in what is largely considered a cool, gay-friendly city.

    Suggest that anyone that is gay-friendly or gay STAY AWAY from this establishment. The hip marketing belies a very unfriendly underbelly.

    by meganparker, 8/31/12

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