Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Moorgate 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: Old Street 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1 miles (1.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7 miles (11.3 km). Rail links are great, there are 4 national rail stations and 4 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The building is a major £60 million pounds reconstruction project of the Grade II listed Lowndes House, the former Singer sewing machine building, along with some totally new construction. At the time of opening in October 2007 the Travelodge London Central City Road hotel was the largest hotel ever opened by this chain. Close to Finsbury Square the hotel serves the City of London known locally as the square mile and is the financial heartland of London. Located to the east of central London its location is just south of Old Street and the Hoxton area. Just east of the hotel is Bishopsgate and the Broadgate complex while just to the south is Moorgate (with several shops and bars including a Marks & Spencer store a short walk away). The main tourist areas are some 2 miles to the west of the Travelodge Central Moorgate. The area is bustling during the week when its full of office workers who are well served with restaurants and bars during that time (including a late night bar almost adjacent to the hotel), however weekends the area is much quieter as most workers live outside of London. Less than a mile to the south is the banks of the River Thames. Walking paths go alongside the river and many bars have views over the Thames. Local places of interest include Old Spitalfields Market (0.5 miles), which as the name implies was a huge covered market but is now home to a range of shops and cafes. Just past Spitalfields is Petticoat Lane Market (0.6 miles), established over 400 years ago and a thriving marketplace for fashion and Asian oriented goods. Major attractions include the Barbican Arts Centre (0.3 miles), St Pauls Cathedral (0.8 miles) and the Tower of London (1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:The Travelodge London Central City Road is a modern and contemporary styled hotel. If you've stayed in a Travelodge before you'll basically know what to expect, although this is a new style Travelodge with a far more modern feel that the majority of other hotels in this chain. Like some other major budget targeted chains facilities are standardised across all hotels so you'll always have a good idea of what you will or wont have.
The hotel is totally non-smoking in all bedrooms. In-room amenities include private bathroom facilities, flat screen television, tea/coffee maker and WiFi internet access. Some handicap accessible rooms available.
Onsite is a 'Bar Cafe' which serves a breakfast buffet (all you can eat for a fixed price) and evening meals. The menu is varied with items such as Steak & ale pie, Chicken burger, Battered chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken salad, Chicken tikka masala, Lasagne and Fish & chips. Vending machines ensure you can purchase drinks and snacks throughout the day. The bar is fully licensed so you'll find a range of drinks including beers and spirits.
Hairdryers and irons can be requested from reception. Nearest luggage storage is at Liverpool Street Station. reception remains open 24/7. The hotel has two novelty 'Kipshaws' for guest hire. Like the cycled powered rickshaws but with a bed rand duvet instead of a carriage.
Wireless Internet: 30 minutes internet access is complimentary (no charge), 24 hours is £3, 1 week is £12, 2 weeks is £20, 1 month is £35
Parking: not onsite. Nearby pay car park 400 metres.
Bedroom Numbers: 392
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Travelodge chain your choices nearby include:
Travelodge Liverpool Street: is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 71% and rates start from about £63.
Travelodge Central Bank: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £49.
Travelodge Central Tower Bridge: 0.9 miles (1.5 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £51.
Travelodge Aldgate East: 1.0 miles (1.7 km), rated at 60% and with rates from around £59.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Travelodge Hotels across the chain average 77% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Travelodge hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 486th from 860 London hotels, 8th of 43 Travelodge Hotels, and 131st of 325 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express London City, with rates that start from about £74 and which has a 76% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Travelodge Central Tower Bridge. 0.9 miles away (1.5 km), has scored 80% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £51.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 4 Star The Hoxton Shoreditch seems like a possible option. The Hoxton Shoreditch is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (1-23 City Road, EC1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.0 miles (1.5 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 17 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Top 3 star hotel is Motel One Tower Hill at 90%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 95%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £121 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) with top rates of £525 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 90%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £172, Four Star average: £115, Three Star average: £66 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Travelodge Central City Road 49th of 50 nearby hotels and 11th for the 12 three star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 6th of 50 (5th (joint) of 12 three star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 45th of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Batty Langley's was top).