Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Dartford 1 mile (1.6 km), Tube Station: Elm Park 6.9 miles (11 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 1a 0. 1 mile (0.2 km). The Holiday Inn Express Dartford Bridge has a good location just 300 yardss from the M25 at jucntion 1A. This is the orbital motorway ring road around London which Links up with the M1, M3, M11, M23 and M40 motorways which give access out to all parts of the UK mainland. Also less than 3 miles away are two of Europe's biggest shopping malls at Bluewater (1.9 miles)(10 minutes drive) and Lakeside Thurrock (2.5 miles). The hotel is on the border between London and Kent and is convent as a link between the capital city and the ferry ports at Folkestone and Dover. Other local attractions include Stone Lodge Farm Park (1 mile), Dartford Borough Museum (1.2 miles), Hall Place and Gardens (3.5 miles), Rainham Hall Georgian House (4.9 miles) and Eltham Place (8.2 miles).
The Holiday Inn is close to the Spectacular Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (some rooms have a a view of the bridge) over the River Thames and some of the bedrooms have views of the Bridge.
Bedrooms are modern in design with amenities that include en-suite facilities, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, cable TV pay In-house movies, direct dial phone, Power Shower, double glazed windows that open, Iron / Ironing Board, Hairdryer and desk. High WiFI internet access is available in all bedrooms (charge).
There is a daily maid service. Two rooms have been adapted for accessibility but are subject to availability.
All rooms are non-smoking.
The hotel serves a range of light evening meals which is ordered from the bar and served in the lounge area. A breakfast bar is available each morning with a selection of items.
The Express Dartford features Meet Smart. This is a meetings service with easy planning, comfortable meeting space and a range of in-room facilities. The Hotel has 3 Meeting rooms on the ground floor with a capacity for up to 35 guests in theatre style. Meeting rooms feature natural daylight and are fully air-conditioned with independent temperature control and adjustable lighting.
Hotel services include late check-out, same day dry cleaning pickup and laundry. There is an area with vending machines and the hotels public areas enjoy the benefits of air-conditioning. Safety deposit box facilities are available from the reception which is staffed 24 hours. The public areas also have WIFI internet access and there's a computer and small business centre/area where you can browse the internet and check email. Copy and fax services also offered.
Smoking is not permitted in this hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 126 / 4 Floors
Parking: 150 spaces onsite
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 369th from 814 London hotels, 7th of 27 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 108th of 318 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (2.2 miles, 3.6 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Thurrock West, with rates that start from about £41 and which has an 86% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (University Way, DA1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 12.0 miles (19.3 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 1 five star hotel (rated 87%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 23 three star hotels (average rating 78%), 7 two star hotels (average rating 70%) and 3 one star hotels (average rating 57%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Greenwich at 88%. Coming out as the top rated hotels is Sunborn London (4 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison.
Of the 50 local hotels we have base rate data for 49 of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £67 per night. They range from a low of £38 at Forest Gate Hotel (2 Star, 49%) up to £250 at Fox Apartments (4 Star, 80%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £99, Four Star average: £85, Three Star average: £62, Two Star average: £45 and One Star average: £28.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Holiday Inn Express Dartford Bridge 20th of 50 and 8th for the 23 three star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 4th of 49 (1st of 23 three star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 17th of 49 for sheer value for money (Fraser Place Canary Wharf was top).