Located in Bayswater, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Last minute stayPros: Super friendly staff.
Great location, close to multiple tube stops and things to do.
Strong wi-fi signal. TV had LOTS of channels to watch.
They upgraded me to a double room, so there was plenty of space!
24 hour front desk attendant.
Cons: Could use a little touch up paint and upgrading, but nothing that was really a bother.
Complimentary breakfast was in a different location a few blocks away. I was told that wasn't usual, but it just happened to be during the 3 days I was staying there.
Bathrooms were a little tiny, but as a solo traveler it didn't bother me.
No ElevatorPros: Location convenient to Paddington Station and Lancaster Gate Underground. Cons: No elevator nor assistance to haul luggage up several flights of stairs.Room too small; almost must climb over bed to access bathroom.which must enter sideways and can't even turn around so small - so have to back out. Bad internet. Unfriendly breakfast.
Most annoying was I was willing to stay a second night to avoid hassle of changing hotel, and was told that would not be a problem. But the next morning (a Monday) I was hit with the surprise they spontaneously decided to almost double the rate for an extended stay, because "it felt like it will be a busy day" so I moved to a much better hotel down the street at the same "new" price.