London hotel prices stop many travelers from coming to this great city so I've put together this list of London hotels that offer exceptional value for money. Back in 2007, the average London hotel room rose to £119 per night but I want to be able to prove you can still stay in the world's most cosmopolitan city for less than that, so all of these hotels are under £100 a night and some are well below that rate. Also see: Best Youth Hostels in London.
If you don't have a specific hotel in mind, I find the best London hotel rates are usually with Travelocity (Buy Direct) or Superbreak.com (Buy Direct). I can also strongly recommend the Hotwire 'Secret Hot Rate' as a way to get a real bargain.
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Asia and now have three hotels in central London. They offer "5-star beds at 1-star prices" and are aimed at the savvy guest who wants the best value for money, whether they are leisure or business travelers, or the kind of person looking for a cheaper alternative to grabbing a cab home after a late night out enjoying the city. Book online in advance and you should be able to get a room for £25-35 a night or even as low as £9 a night during special offers.
- What does each Tune hotel have that's unique?
- Tune Westminster – has the smallest rooms but in a very central location, walking distance from the Houses of Parliament, the Southbank and the London Eye.
- Tune Liverpool Street – bigger rooms, trendy location and a huge courtyard garden for guests.
- Tune Paddington – excellent location for travel from Heathrow Airport, the biggest rooms, and a lobby cafe.
4. Umi London
Umi is a new concept in hotels by having a service-led attitude usually associated with 5 star hotels. Umi was given a 3 star rating in 2007 but is a cut above others in the area. Notting Hill and Bayswater have plenty of mid-range hotels and it can be hard to choose from the masses. Umi is larger than most as it takes up 6 houses on a quiet square overlooking a private garden. Read my review...
This is one of the nicest of London's cheaper boutique hotels. You'll find elegant bedrooms with high ceilings and fans, enhanced by hand-carved wooden beds and wardrobes, Egyptian cotton sheets and merino wool blankets. All rooms have wi-fi and the ground floor juice bar was inspired by Harry's Bar in New York.
6. Easy Hotel
Easy Hotel has a few branches in central London. The rooms are small and very orange but they are also super cheap. As long as you're not planning on spending too much time in the room this may work well for you.
See these Easy Hotel Reviews.