Days Inn London Westminster
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After a restless 8 hour light, my mom and I arrived at London Gatwick Airport around 6am London time. Needless to say, we were exhausted, but powered by coffee and airplane food, we made our way through customs, baggage pickup, and finally the express train to London on Platform 1. The train station was very beautiul, and looked both old and new, …
I arrived in London and I was soaked. I went for a long walk and returned to the hotel...soaked! My drive to Calais was a quick one. I left the hotel a little later than I wanted to and had to actually drive the speed limit on the highway to make sure I made the 9h45 ferry to Dover. Once I got off the ferry I took the shortest route for about half …
Once again, we used the Rick Steve's guide to plan our time. We'd already done his basic walking tour of London during our 12hr layover when we flew to India in December so we didn't repeat that. We spent most of our time during our 2 days there visiting the museums (the British Museum, National Gallery, the British Library), the Tower of London …
From Westminster it was back to the hotel for 40 winks (or 37 says Rich) before our New Year's Eve adventure. Being the time-conscious Americans we are, we made sure to arrive at the pier early. We should have waited awhile. In any case, we managed to get on board ahead of the masses and secure our own table, which proved to be a luxury. Its …
As of yesterday, Sean received his passport. Woo hoo! In the meantime, I've been planning out the holiday. We'll be staying at the Days Inn, Westminster. The hotel is a strip of historical Victorian houses that have been converted into a hotel. It is located about 1/2 mile from Victoria Station, a central hub for transit to and from Gatwick Airport …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn London Westminster
After some of the previous reviews here, our expectations weren't very high. But, the hotel was above average for a London tourist class hotel. The room we had was a good size (again, for London - don't expect big!), with very high ceilings (maybe 20 feet). The room was VERY clean, and kept clean. We were on the second floor, and the noise wasn't very bad at all. The bathroom was also extremely clean, and was thoroughly cleaned every day. The heater was set fairly high, but we finally managed to get it turned down - however, the staff seemed to turn it back up every day. Unlike other hotels we have stayed in, the windows would open, so we could cool the room off at night before bed.
The hotel is very conveniently located, although there are certainly much more interesting areas in London. This stretch of Belgrave Road is a trove of tourist-class hotels, with the Tate Gallery the only major institution nearby, although I would estimate it's almost a fifteen-minute walk from the hotel to the museum.
Not worth it
We spent extra money thinking for our first night we would go a little higher than we usually do. The bed was a fold out couch, rather uncomfortable. No breakfast was included. We then stayed in our regular lower price range hotels for several nights and had comfortable bed and delicious breakfasts provided.
Great small hotel
Great moderate price hotel. The staff was very helpful, especially Mariya at reception, The hotel was very clean and it was convenient and central to most sites. The bus was only a short walk from the hotel and there were many local restaurants in the vicinity. Te people in general were very kind and helpful. We enjoyed our stay in London, it should have been longer.
Plain but Clean
The one thing about the room that was most impressive to me and most important to me: Its cleanlinesss. This hotel has first class housekeeping. The room and bathroom were small, but clean. The bath tub was narrow, but very deep and I enjoyed bathing. Our room was kept spic and span. Breakfast was passable. But, it can stand improvement. Its only 4 pounds if you let staff know the night before ~ otherwise 9 pounds. It is near the center of fun: Parliament, the Tate, Victoria Station.
One step above a dump
This hotel has definitely seen better days--at least I hope it has. There's a very small, depressing lobby, dingy hallways, tiny elevator. My room was the smallest I've ever stayed in anywhere since my pup tent days. It's about a 10 minute walk to Victoria Station, but not especially near any tourism sites of interest. It's passable if you are on a tight bdget, but you should be able to do better than this. The Quality Hotel Eccleston, marketed by the same chain and up the street closer to Victoria Station is much better (though still not great) at a comparable price.