Hotels near St Johns Wood

Aug 16th, 2014, 07:32 AM
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Hotels near St Johns Wood

Looking for a moderately priced hotel near St John's Wood area of London. Near public transportation would be helpful. Thank you.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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what is 'moderate'? Your actual budget . . .

There aren't all that many hotels in St John's Wood but there are quite a few nearer to Regent's Park and Marylebone Rd. and some in Maida Vale.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 10:15 AM
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150-200 pounds per night. If the hotels are near quick public transportation would be interested.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 10:33 AM
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There are very few hotels anywhere in London that are NOT near public transport. That isn't an issue. Anywhere along the Jubilee line, which crosses all of London, will be w/i a quick tube ride of St John's Wood w/o any transfers.

Is that budget for a single or double? £200 should get you a nice property but not posh. There are a lot of hotels around the Baker Street tube station and in the general Marylebone neighborhood.

This one is very nice but may be above your budget a bit (rates tend to be date specific)
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Aug 16th, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Thanks for the prompt response. From NY so familiar with high prices. Will be a double visiting in early Nov. Sounds like I should have no trouble finding something.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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You might find this map helpful. http://www.hotelmap.com/hotelmap/

I use it frequently to find a hotel in the area I want.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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I've always liked the neighborhood of St John's Wood. I have never stayed at the New Inn there, but you might want to check out reviews, which you should be able to find on Booking.com and TripAdvisor. It is relatively short walk from the New Inn to the St John's Wood tube station if that line works for you.

Maida Vale is also a very appealing neighborhood in London worth checking out.
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Aug 16th, 2014, 01:37 PM
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(I should add that the New Inn is a pub, with rooms above, so not for those looking for a conventional business hotel or such.)
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Aug 16th, 2014, 02:52 PM
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Scotia, map is excellent, extremely helpful. Sandralist pub hotel would have been great 30 years ago!!!
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Aug 16th, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Well, if you are spending time in the neighborhood, you can stop in for lunch or dinner.

http://www.fancyapint.com/Pub/london/the-new-inn/3107
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Aug 18th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Sandralist, thanks again. Do you live in London? If so could use some insight about living there. Daughter's family will be moving there for a year due to work. They are looking for a nice neighborhood for a family(young children)to rent a place for their stay. Were told about St Johns Wood, but it appears to be on the expensive side. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Aug 18th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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I once lived there but not anymore, and I only get in for short visits every other year at best. So I have no current information about neighborhoods for living -- except to say that for several years running the ruinously high cost of London housing as been making headlines. It looks like it might be reaching a plateau, but it is still a dizzying plateau.

There are a few people who frequently post on Fodor's who do live in London. If you started a separate thread with a different subject line asking specifically for help in finding affordable family housing for a year's stay, they would probably help you. Same is true of Tripadvisor forums.
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Aug 18th, 2014, 04:25 PM
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Thanks!
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Aug 18th, 2014, 04:31 PM
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>>Were told about St Johns Wood, but it appears to be on the expensive side. Any suggestions?<<

St John's Wood is just one of hundreds of high end neighborhoods in Greater London.

Before anyone can help you w/ info or advice re housing in London we'd need info like where they well be employed -- knowing that is VERY important before narrowing down which areas make sense. Then what is their budget? That is the 2nd main consideration -- their budget and how large a property they need.

Then we can start to focus you in the right directions.
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Aug 18th, 2014, 05:03 PM
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"We" .. ??? You don't live in London, janisj. Or own property or work there.
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Aug 18th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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zeppole: >>"We" .. ??? You don't live in London, janisj. Or own property or work there.<<

"We" is Fodorites in general . . . But . . . you have no idea where I've lived, owned property or worked.
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Aug 18th, 2014, 10:18 PM
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" They are looking for a nice neighborhood for a family(young children)to rent a place for their stay. Were told about St Johns Wood"

This isn't a terribly good place for advice on where to live in London, and sites like this absolutely aren't the basis on which most people living in London decide where to live.

The overwhelming majority of foreigners coming here with children to rent for a year or two have their rent (or in my day, their mortgages) paid for by well-heeled corporates, often with implicit requirements about centrality, or proximity to ethnic schools, which make cost a secondary issue. If that's your daughter's position, it's pointless looking for somewhere cheaper

Most renters "told about St John's Wood" by their employer are corporates advising American transfers (there's an ethnic school nearby), who simply adjust the living allowance to deal with London property costs.

Foreigners on tighter budgets (like academics or workers for non-profits) working near the Marylebone area are usually given advice by their employer about areas their salary might stretch to that are convenient to their workplace and space needs. Amersham, say, or High Wycombe (both 20 or so miles away).

No Briton with children would dream of renting anywhere as expensive as St John's Wood unless they'd got a lot of cash from a house sale and needed somewhere temporary. Britons with children who want to live in central London organise their lives so they acquire enough equity to buy a house in Islington or Stoke Newington, or live further out (Lewisham, say, or Greenwich within TfL's Zone 2, or a 30 min commuter train journey from a leafier suburb on a line convenient to their office) while they're building up equity.

The first rule of living in London is to cut your suit according to your cloth. If your daughter can't afford St John's Wood, she needs to define her budget and priorities.

Vague comments from tourists like "I liked Fulham" get you nowhere.
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