With the Summer Olympics being held in London this summer, the time is drawing near for securing your lodging. If you’re planning on traveling on a budget, there is a good possibility that the price of lodging along with everything else is going to be higher than what it normally would. Fortunately, there are several hotels in the greater London area that can still fit within people’s budgets, including the ones listed here.
Craven Hotel – this recently renovated hotel offers some of the most affordable and spacious accommodations in the heart of the city. Many of London’s favorite tourist attractions are close by. If it’s a relaxing afternoon stroll you wish to enjoy, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens is in close proximity to the hotel. Or you can spend the day shopping on Oxford and Regent Streets.
Ramada Encore London West – this Ramada Hotel is located on the outskirts of London’s congestion zone with Wembley Stadium only 3½ miles away and a short walk from the subway (North Acton Underground Station) where trains will take you to the heart of the city within 20 minutes. Guestrooms are all spacious and feature satellite TV and Wi-Fi. You can enjoy fine Asian cuisine at the Wok Around the World Restaurant, enjoy beverages at the Hub Bar, or grab a cup of Starbucks at the 2Go Café.
27 Paddington Hotel – located less than 1,000 feet from the Paddington Train Station and only a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park, the Paddington features modern guestrooms with colorful furniture and stylish décor. A 25-minute walk will take you to Madame Tussaud’s and Oxford Street while a 30-minute walk in other directions will take you through Hyde Park to Bond Street and the Natural History Museum.
39 Suites Bayswater – another very affordable hotel located in central London in the more traditional lodging area is the 39 Suites Bayswater. Here you are in close proximity to several of the city’s renowned sights including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Palace, Royal Albert Hall, and Whiteley’s Shopping Center. The 22 guestrooms are all air conditioned and feature kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerator, and stovetops as well as all the cookware, dishes, and utensils.
Although these four hotels do not comprise the complete list, they are some of the best values for the money and will have you in close proximity to the Olympic Games. It is time to pack your bags and be a part of the 2012 Olympic Games, so don’t delay. There are lots of things to see and do in London along with being in attendance at the different venues. Most important, the time to book reservations is now.
Hotels in London
Hotel London Town
Average Price: €68
Average Rating: 7.3
Hotel Barkston Gardens
Average Price: €69
Average Rating: 7.6
Royal Court Apartments
Average Price: €43
Average Rating: 7.6