London Hotel for Family?

Mar 12th, 2005, 03:25 PM
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London Hotel for Family?

What's a good London hotel for a family of 5?
We'd like to stay near the historic sites, near a tube, possibly, and not spend a fortune. Two of the kids are 17 & 19 so they are considered "adults" in hotel language.

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Mar 12th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Leslie- There are many topics in the search function on apartments/flats. That may be a more reasonable alternative for a family of 5 in London. Last year we took our 16yr. old and he was considered an adult so we booked an apartment. Stayed there this year by ourselves and loved it even more!
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Mar 12th, 2005, 04:16 PM
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You will probably get more for your money by getting an apartment - rather than a double and a triple in a pleasant hotel.

If you do a search above there are tons of posts with names of apartment rental agencies.
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Mar 13th, 2005, 10:12 AM
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Check the Hyde Park Radnor, a "luxury" B&B, near the Paddington Station. I reserved it for our family of two adults and two older teens for this May. We got a quad room (one double and two twins) with hot breakfast buffet for 109 GBP/night. Maybe they can accomodate five people. It's a B&B highly recommended on Do a search on for it and others.
Mar 13th, 2005, 10:43 AM
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I agree an apt. will provide the most bang for your buck. Lots of info here if you search London AND apartments. Here's a current thread about the London House apts.

Dolphin Square is an apt/hotel that many people like. Check reviews on tripadvisor.

For hotels, the Travel Inn County Hall and Marriott County Hall are also popular family hotels near the London Eye. The Holiday Inn Mayfair is well liked for convenient location. Another that people like for location and good price is the Rembrandt. There was a recent post about getting it for $150 (for 2) including tax and breakfast.
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Mar 13th, 2005, 11:08 AM
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Not knowing your budget it is hard to recommend a place, but if you are not looking for the equivalent to Buckingham Palace I would recommend Scala House Apartments. All the apts are 2 bedroom and the living room can accommodate a fold out sofa as well. There are also two larger two bedroom apts on the top floor, with terraces. They are right around the corner from Goodge St. tube stop and near plenty of shopping. You will never be near all the historic sites, but all are easy to get to. You can walk to the British Museum from these apts by the way. We have stayed there many times and again if you do not expect the ultimate luxury in accommodations they are fine-clean and comfortable. Full kitchen makes it nice to do up breakfast and snacks as well. The owners are the nicest people and everyone there will go out of their way to assist you. Incidentally, the apts have one full bath and a "cloakroom", which is toilet and small sink.

If you really want a hotel I would think getting 2 rooms would be your best bet. With kids as old as 17 and 19 you certainly would need the extra room since most London hotel rooms are not large.
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Mar 13th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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Check out this month's issue of GOURMET magazine, which features London. Lots of good info on apts, B&B's and small hotels.

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