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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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LONDON LONDON LONDON

Please recommend a budget - midrange hotel or B&B in central London that is clean, safe, and reasonably priced....reasonably meaning $100/nite
Is that going to be possible for London? Im overwhelmed searching the web there is just TOO many I dont know where to start or what area etc....any advice would be helpful.
Thanks Fodor Folks!!
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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100USD a night is absolutely nothing, I'd be amazed if you can find anything in central London for that price that is "clean, safe"
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 02:51 PM
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ok so is $150 enough : )
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 02:56 PM
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Your budget is very limiting, I'd advise you to look on expedia.com for hotels in London that fit your budget (there won't be many), then cross reference with reviews on tripadvisor.com, and seek advice on the area/property on this forum.
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Hi cc,

Try moving ut to the Notting Hill area. There are a number of student hotels in your price range.

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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 03:00 PM
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OK so tell me how much I should expect to pay for a midrange hotel in London?
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It all depends on location, it's no good setting out with no idea where you want to stay. I'm assuming it is your first time, then I'd definitely choose Mayfair. Use Priceline.com and you could get some bargains within your constraints.
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 03:08 PM
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Dear CC,

You ain't gonna get no hotels in Mayfair for $100/night double.

Are you looking for a single?
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ccarroga, I always use London Bed & Breakfast company (www.londonbb.com). I always stay in the suburbs, eg Islington, Archway, Highgate, (not far from the centre of the city via the tube, and at the end of day, its nice to be out of the city). Out near Highgate & Islington, are some great pubs, cafes, restaurants, and its not far to Hampstead Heath.
I can never understand why people would want to pay high prices to stay in the centre of London, when you can stay just outside, and be in the city in no time at all, via the Tube.
London Bed & Breakfast service, have lots of rooms for single people also.

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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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Try a website for londontown.com. I found reasonable prices there. Hotelassist.com features the Montana hotel for 75 pounds. It is in kensington. dont give up..150.00 isnt too unrealsitic.
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Westminster is our favorite area, as it is near Victoria Station for transportation, Kensington for museums (the Victoria and Albert is a favorite) and is not as pricey as Mayfair. The Crowne Plaza St. James in this area can be had on priceline.com for $110 per night, but that's in November. Timing is important--you won't get that price in April! The Henley House hotel is a very nice smaller place near Earl's Court and there are tons hotels in South Kensington in those white Edwardian buildings that used to be serviced flats. Problem: they can't always guarantee no smoking rooms---many of the smaller London hotels don't seem to know what that even means!

The St. George's Hotel is near that whole S. Ken., Vic. station nexus and it is fairly typical of that type hotel, but it will run $135 per night. Go to biddingfortravel.com and read everything you can about priceline bidding. You'll do much better than wading through website after website. And remember, the price is always higher when you go through hotels.com or any finding service because the middleman must be paid.
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Doesn't anyone besides me search the forums before asking a question that's already been asked OVER and OVER and OVER???
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If your preference tends more towards the modern than the traditional, the Days Inn Waterloo might be your kind of place.

It's clean, quiet, not out of the way (near Waterloo station), and five minutes from Big Ben on the #159 bus.

Hotels.com is showing a $103 room for two on November 7.
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did you click on the hotel link above here- there are guest reviews. I found my little Paris hotel there this Spring,as well as one for Brussels and a link for one in Giverny. All 3 worked out pretty well. London is relatively expensive. The B & B I booked online to extend my vacation a few years ago was about $80, really small with a lumpy twin bed. I'd have been unhappy if I'd been there more than 3 days. So, you do have to be careful. Good luck - let us know how you make out.
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Hi Aqua_8502

Unfortunately, NO.
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 04:14 PM
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I reccommend the Kensington Close Hotel. there are in a great neighborhood and often have good special at 65 pounds a night on their websight.

Its a good hotel and will work with your budget.

http://www.kensingtonclosehotel.com/

I also recommend priceline.com .....
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Someone here on Fodors recently asked about the Airways Hotel in the Victoria Station neighborhood. I believe the person received a favorable reply (do a search on Airways to see it).

Very central, and has some good reviews on Trip Advisor. A SMALL double is 55 lbs. (just about exactly 100 USD at the moment), and that includes VAT and breakfast! A standard double is 72 lbs, or about $130 USD. Here's the website:
http://www.airways-hotel.com/

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There are plenty of options in London at $100US per night, especially if you don't require an en suite. We stayed at a great B and B in Bloomsbury 2 years ago for 50GBP per night. We had a sink in our room, but the shower and toilet were down the hall. The bathrooms were spotless and we never had to wait to use them.
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Keep in mind when you hear a quote of 50 GBP per night 2 years ago, the GBP was $1.50 per dollar, today it is $1.80 and you have had 2 years of inflation. A comparable price today would be at 25 to 35 percent higher.

ccarroga, I propose you go to the airline sites (British Air, American, Virgin) and get prices for the hotels they offer for the dates you want to travel. They provide descriptions and locations of the hotels which you can then check on tripadvisor or ask about on this board. Since breakfasts can be expensive in London, be sure to note whether it is included and if it's continental or full English. For 2 of us we think a full breakfast is worth 15 or 20 dollars.
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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Don't even consider a Days Inn for $103. If you don't want to bid for a room, at least take that $100 and spend it somwehere else!!
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