Hotel Overview:The Doubletree by Hilton London West End Hotel is located midway along Southampton Row between Russell Square and Holborn. This section of central London is particularly useful for giving access into the City of London while being walking Distance From the tourist heartland of London. Just south of the hotel is High Holborn which makes up park of a straight road link into the financial areas known as the Square Mile. Russell Square is 250 yards north of the hotel. This is a major through route from north London to central, east and south London areas. Busy at all times it offers excellent transport links with a host of bus rotes running along this section as well as a tube station being located on the Square. Black Taxis are always using the route so will never bee a problem to find. Covent Garden is less than half mile to the south east of the hotel and is the start of the nightlife and theatreland. Just beyond Covent Garden is Soho and Leicester Square. Southampton Row has a few small small shops while a large shopping centre can be found just 1/3rd mile to the north at Brunswick Square called the Brunswick Centre and includes a cinema. Other local places of interest include the British Museum (0.2 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.3 miles), Dickens House (0.3 miles) and the London Transport Museum (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:A contemporary hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton London West End Hotel retains its original Edwardian facade.
The hotels bedrooms are well appointed and have modern contemporary style and furnishings with cool, calming tones.
They are all en-suite (branded toiletries supplied) with guest controlled air-conditioning. Amenities include plasma TV with satellite channels and Pay per view movies, play station, laptop size safe, large desk, iron/ironing board, radio, direct-dial phone with voicemail, modem point, WiFi internet, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has a sweet Dreams by Doubletree Sleep Experience beds.
A number of hotel suites are available with a separate living area, balcony, kitchenette, DVD player and music centre.
Room service operates 24/7.
Deluxe rooms have larger TV's.
Deluxe Room Plus rooms come with bathrobe, slippers and a range of luxurious amenities.
Executive Rooms have a 32-inch plasma TV. All the benefits of the deluxe rooms plus Executive Lounge access with complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments.
Room service is 24 hours and includes a children's menu.
Bar 92: Fully air-conditioned this is the hotels main bar. Large Screen TV shows major sports events and news channels. Fully licensed with a large range of drinks. Soft furnishings and a calm, tranquil atmosphere. Serves breakfast, lunch and pre-theatre meals.
Open: 09.00 till 01.00, (Sunday 10.00 till 23.00)
The Level Restaurant: Eclectic ambiance of this vibrant and stylish restaurant. Serves an innovative international menu.
Open: 06.30 till 22.00
The Doubletree London West End Hotel has 12 air-conditioned meeting/function rooms and the largest, the Derby Room, can handle up to 200 guests theatre style. Each rooms has high tech facilities.
WiFi internet can be picked up in all areas of the hotel. If you don't have your own laptop then in the hotel lobby you can make use of the internet kiosks which have attached printers and the 24 hour business centre (fax, photocopy etc.). The hotel also offers fax an copy services. There is a fitness room by Precor for guest use within the hotel. Open 24 hours and fitted with cardio and resistance machines and free weights.
Smoking is not permitted in area.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 78% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating). Doubletree Hotels across the chain average 82% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Doubletree hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 420th from 766 London hotels, 7th of 8 Doubletree Hotels, and 192nd of 286 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.6 miles, 0.9 km) would be the 4 star Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury Hotel, where rates start from about £62 and which has a 70% guest satisfaction rating. The Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury Hotel also offers: a gym, a swimming pool.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £25 per day.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in all areas and costs £5 per hour.
Bedroom Numbers214 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 ( 2pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
History:First opened in 1911 by Lord Strathcona.
Sold to Crimson Hotels Group in November 2009 for in excess of £45 million pounds.
Major refurbishment during 2007/2008
Irishman WG Mitchell bought the hotel for around £70 million pounds in December 2007 from the Bonnington Group.
Past Names: Park Inn Russell Square (January 2011), The Bonnington Hotel Bloomsbury (2008)