Almost next door to Paddington Station, this glitteringly modern boutique hotel exudes cheerfulness, from the super-friendly staff to the bold, colorful design scheme with its futurist vibe. Public areas have a stark style that is playfully knocked off-kilter by touches such as painted skies in the guest corridors and arty oversized prints on the walls. Guest rooms are on the small side, but are better equipped than those in some chain hotels, with flat-screen TVs, free
Wi-Fi, and double glazing (a real plus in such a busy area). There's also a very good bar and restaurant downstairs.