Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.1 miles (0.1 km), Tube Station: Tower Hill 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.5 miles (12.1 km). 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 and bedrooms and is free. 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.
Bedroom Numbers: 163
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Premier Inn chain your nearest options are:
Premier Inn London City (Aldgate): is 390 yards (356 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £114.
Premier Inn London Bank (Tower): is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £98.
Premier Inn Tower Bridge: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £108.
Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £140.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 86% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Premier Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 155th from 839 London hotels, 22nd of 64 Premier Inn Hotels, and 27th of 326 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 3 star Ibis London City, whose lowest rates start at about £84 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Travelodge Central Tower Bridge. 0.1 miles away (0.1 km), has scored 78% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £51.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross seems like it might fit the bill being 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the Premier Inn London City Tower Hill. The Amba Charing Cross has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (24-26 Prescot Street, E1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.2 miles (2.0 km) radius. They are made up of 12 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 78%). Top 3 star hotels are Motel One Tower Hill and the Premier Inn London City (Aldgate) (both 89%). Top rated of the local hotels are Batty Langley's (5 star) and also the South Place Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 95%).
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £119 per night. From a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 79%) and the highest rates top out at £362 at Shangri La Hotel London (5 Star, 92%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £172, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £80 and Two Star average: £49.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Premier Inn London City Tower Hill 23rd (joint) of 50 area hotels and 6th (joint) for the 15 three star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 29th of 50 (14th of 15 three star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 45th of 48 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (South Place Hotel was top).
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