Hotel Overview:The Premier Inn City Tower Hill Hotel is located on the eastern edge of the City of London (square mile), which is known as London's financial area. However these days that reputation is also becoming attached to the Docklands/Canary Wharf area which is just 2 miles to the West. This location is also convenient for the City of London Airport which is easily accessed via the A1261 Aspen Way dual carriageway at just over 5 miles. The hotel actually lies between Wapping and Aldgate. Wapping runs along the banks of the River Thames and takes in places of interest such as St Katharine Docks. Aldgate is at the start of the Whitechapel and Commercial Roads, a busy area with a high density of shops and factories specialising in all areas of the fashion and garment trade. While not in the same league as the fashionable shopping of the central London areas, the surrounding areas do have a large number of shops and restaurants. Perhaps best known is Brick Lane with its huge number of Asian shops and restaurants. Well known as the place for late/early morning snacks and bagels. 0.4 miles to the north towards Bishopsgate is Petticoat Lane market, running for over 400 years and specialising in fashion and clothing. Within 0.6 miles is Old Spitalfields Market along Commercial Street, once a wholesale grocery market but now a shopping mall with shops and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the Tower of London (0.2 miles), Whitechapel Art gallery (0.3 miles), Royal Armouries and Fusiliers museum (0.4 miles), Design Museum (0.6 miles), HMS Belfast (0.6 miles), Monument (0.7 miles) and the London Dungeon (0.9 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Premier Inn City Tower Hill Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel that opened for the first time in March 2007.
The bedrooms each have air-conditioning and a king size bed. Other amenities include hair dryer, internet access, cable flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, desk, coffee/tea facilities, iron and ironing board. Bedrooms are en-suite with walk-in shower (no bath).
Four suites available also at this hotel.
Room options include non-smoking and 9 rooms adapted for accessibility (easier access and vibrating pillow acts as fire alarm alert) (rooms all subject to availability).
Onsite the hotel has its own restaurant serving full and lighter breakfast options, snacks, lunch and evening meals.
Also onsite is a contemporary bar serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks and with a large screen TV showing sports events.
Coffee shop on the ground floor has a continental feel is open 24/7.
Additionally there's a lounge area.
High speed internet access via WiFi is available in public areas. There is a public computer with internet access.
Business facilities include an air-conditioned modern styled meeting room suitable for up to 18 guests. The room has AV equipment and internet access.
Copy services available.
The hotel offers a laundry service.
Reception open 24 hours.
No pets policy.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 3 star hotels is 87%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating). Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Premier Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 133rd from 751 London hotels, 17th of 49 Premier Inn Hotels, and 20th of 298 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 3 star City Hotel , where rates start from about £88 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating. The City Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi can be picked up throughout. Fee is £3 per 24 hours.
Bedroom Numbers: 163
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Past Names: Purple Hotel City of London (July 2008), Sleep Inn City of London (1st February 2008)
History:In April 2008 the hotel was one of 3 hotels bought by 'Whitbread' for £20 million pounds from the 'Real Hotel Company' and is to be branded a Premier Inn Hotel.
Awards: HolidayCheck Awards 2008: Best Hotel in Great Britain