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Best London 3-star and Budget Hotels

London is an extremely expensive city,  so staying in a 3-star or budget hotel is sometimes the best way to save a little money while enjoying this great city. Here are some of our favorite London hotels in the 3-star and budget category.

Best London 3-star Hotels

Bulgari Hotel and Residences

Spacious room at the  Bulgari Hotel and Residences

Bulgari Hotel and Residences

With views of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, the Bulgari Hotel & Residences features state-of-the-art amenities including 24-hour room service, a swimming pool and a sauna. All rooms feature an en suite bathroom equipped with bathrobes, slippers and a shower. All offer an in-room closet, a Blu-ray player and heating.  TheBulgari is close to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Hyde Park Corner.
171, Knightsbridge
Nearest Train:Hyde Park Corner Tube Station


Premier Inn London County Hall

room at the Premier Inn London County Hall

Premier Inn London County Hall

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, this is some of the best value accommodation you can find in central London. It’s opposite the Houses of Parliament, close to the London Eye and the South Bank Centre and within easy reach of the theatres, shops and restaurants of the West End. All rooms offer comfy king-sized beds, quality duvet and pillows, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, remote control TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, heater control, spacious desk, and Internet access.Family rooms are available. This hotel chain offers good value for good pricing and we recommend them; check out some others on their website.
Neighborhood: Southwark/Waterloo
Nearest Train: Waterloo

Arbor Hyde Park

room at the Arbor Hyde Park

Arbor Hyde Park

This elegant London hotel  is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, the Great Western Railway War Memorial and Queensway, and boasts views of Hyde Park.  The hotel offers a hair salon, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature. Arbor Hyde Park provides 40 rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, slippers and a coffee maker. There are also several rooms especially designed for families.
Arbor Hyde Park is close to Paddington Railway Station, making it easy for guests to explore London and its surrounding areas. Guests can also easily visit Regent’s Canal and Kensington Palace. We highly recommend the Arbor Hyde Park
36 Lancaster Gate, Paddington
Nearest Train: Lancaster Gate

Luna and Simone Hotel

Luna and Simone Hotel room

Luna and Simone Hotel

The Luna and Simone Hotel is well located and offers standard rooms that are spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds. This hotel is perfect if your goal is a hotel in central London with clean and tidy surroundings. Great staff and free internet service. Another plus is that this budget London hotel offers quad rooms. So, if you are traveling with a group of friends, this might be the place for you! We highly recommend this hotel for its location and the great value it provides.
47 Belgrave Road, Pimlico
Nearest Train:Victoria Station

Studios 2 Let Apartments London

Studios2Let Apartments in London

Studios2Let Apartments London

This modern property is ideally set in Central London and offers its guests outdoor tennis courts. It is located a brief stroll from the British Library and Russell Square. Studios2Let apartments provide a concierge and a fitness centre. For those who wish to cook their own meals, there is a kitchen that is conveniently equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave and kitchenware. Studios2Let is close to shops, dining and London’s nightlife. Guests can also visit University of London, the British Museum and Tottenham Court Road.
6-37 Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury
Nearest Train:Kings Cross

Premier Inn London Blackfriars Fleet Street

Premier Inn London Blackfriars Fleet Street

Premier Inn London Blackfriars Fleet Street

Premier Inn London Blackfriars Fleet Street has 258 modern rooms that are equipped with all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay. Each includes its very own bathroom with a hair dryer. Situated in Central London, this hotel features a 24-hour reception and a lift. It is minutes on foot from Blackfriars Station. Local tourist attractions near Premier Inn include Tate Modern, Saint Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal National Theatre. It is within walking distance of Barbican Tube Station, which allows convenient access in and around London.
1-2 Dorset Rise, City of London
Nearest Train: Blackfriars

Best London Budget Hotels

Number Sixteen

charming room at the Number Sixteen Hotel

Number Sixteen Hotel

This lovely hotel is situated in Central London, and offers a 24-hour reception, a concierge and babysitting/child services. It is located a short walk from the Natural History Museum London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.  All peaceful rooms at Number Sixteen are comfortable and include an iPod docking station, a mini bar and slippers. All have a bathroom that provides bathrobes and a hair dryer. Number Sixteen is close to Gloucester Road Tube Station, making it easy for guests to explore London and its surrounding areas. Kings Road and Royal Albert Hall are each within a 20-minute walk.
16 Sumner Place, South Kensington
Nearest Train: Gloucester Road

Cheval Calico House

spacious room at the Cheval Calico House

Cheval Calico House

Cheval Calico House offers cosy apartments, designed to suit the needs of any guest. Located in Central London, Cheval Calico House is close to several local attractions, including Tate Modern, London Stock Exchange and Moorgate.  The property is within a five-minute stroll of Saint Paul’s Cathedral. It is within a 20-minute walk of Liverpool Street Station and London Bridge, which allows for convenient access in and around London.
42 Bow Lane, Financial District
Nearest Train: Mansion House 

Arosfa Hotel

double bedded room at the Arosfa Hotel

Arosfa Hotel

Situated in  Central London, Arosfa is within walking distance of several attractions such as the British Library, Central Saint Giles Tottenham Court Road and University of London. All the cosy rooms at Arosfa Hotel London feature wireless internet access, plus all the necessities for a comfortable stay. It is within a 20-minute stroll of Euston Bus Station and London Euston Railway Station, which allows convenient access in and around London.
83 Gower Street, Bloomsbury
Nearest Train: Euston Station

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Casey Cavasher

Saturday 24th of May 2008

Great info -- thanks for the objective commentary.

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