Hotel in Detail:Opened in September 2006 at a cost of seventeen million pounds the hotel was the first foray into the hotel market for Sinclair Beecham (of Pret aManger fame) and was built on the site of an old car park.
The Hoxton Shoreditch hotel actually describes itself as an urban lodge intended to conjure up an impression of a mix between city type accommodation and rural lodge type relaxation and has a hip feel. The ethos behind this new style accommodation is to provide a contemporary and hip hotel but without the price premium this type of hotel often attracts. The open plan hotel lobby even sports a real fireplace. Throughout the hotel original works of art, many with a funky style, are showcased.
Bedrooms have a contemporary style and all have air-conditioning and complimentary WiFi internet access. Inside your bedroom you will find a desk, fridge, tea and coffee facilities, interactive flat screen TV with pay movies (fixed charge for as many movies as you want per 24 hours) and web browser. Frette linen (Egyptian cotton), which has a reputation for being among the finest used in hotels, is used for the beds along with comfy duvets. Rooms are en-suite with a power shower, toiletries and hairdryer. Phone calls are charged at discounted rates. Ten rooms are adapted for accessibility.
Dining Options:A Lite Pret Breakfast (yoghurt, banana, orange juice carton) is delivered daily to your bedroom.
The onsite restaurant is the Hoxton Grill and bar. Modern and chic, relaxed environment with a brasserie type (styled along the lines of the bistros of New York and Paris) along with a lounge bar it features an open kitchen and red leather booths. There is a quieter closed off conservatory area for a contrast in dining environments. The restaurant is open throughout the day serving classic British cuisine and a "best hits" menu covering dishes from burgers to classic coq au vin.
The hotel has discounted rates for a local gym a 1/4 of the mile .
The hotel provides 6 meeting rooms which each make use of natural daylight, broadband internet access and have air-conditioning.
In the lobby you will find a shop with sells essential items (including snacks and drinks) at retail prices and an ATM. Complimentary WiFi throughout hotel including restaurant.
No pets policy.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Old Street 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.1 miles (1.8 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7 miles (11.3 km). 3 railway stations (overground, national rail) in a half mile (0.8 km) radius of the hotel. Located on the northern border of the City of London is the Hoxton Shoreditch Hotel. Once something of a dowdy looking area with little happening come weekends, this is now an up and coming trendy part of London with a great night life. Just to the North is the area of Hoxton itself which is known for its busy market. The hotel is actually in the Shoreditch area and the local streets have many shops and bars. Club venues, bars and pubs are plenty and can be found on the local roads. The Square Mile is south of the hotel and is actually within walking distance. The Barbican centre with its art galleries and cinema complex as well as extensive conference facilities is just half a mile . Just beyond Bishopsgate to the east is the Petticoat lane market. Notable as the oldest street market in London at some 400 years old, and specialising in fashion and clothes. Other nearby attractions include Old Spitalfields Market (0.5 miles) (large range of shops, bars and boutiques), Museum of London (0.8 miles), Monument (1 mile), St Paul's Cathedral (1.1 miles), Tower of London (1.1 miles), Millennium Bridge (1.2 miles) and Shakespeare Globe (1.3 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 205
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late check-out option)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Hoxton chain your nearest options are:
Hoxton Holborn: is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £139.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Hoxton Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Hoxton hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 52nd from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 2 Hoxton Hotels, and 21st of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (81 Great Eastern Street, EC2 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 16 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 4 star hotel is citizenM Shoreditch at 92%. Coming out as the top rated hotel is South Place Hotel (5 star) at 97%.
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. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £120 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) up to £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £175, Four Star average: £110, Three Star average: £76 and Two Star average: £49.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for The Hoxton Shoreditch 12th (joint) of 50 and 7th for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 34th of 50 (15th of 20 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 20th of 44 for sheer value for money (Batty Langley's was top).
History:Name changed to The Hoxton Shoreditch 2014. Sold to boutique investment firm Ennismore Capital in 2012, the guide price was £67.5 million pounds. Opened as the Hoxton Lodge Hotel in 2006.
One of the top ten hotels in London: HerladScotland newspaper 2015
Guardian Travel Awards: Best UK Hotel 2010, 2009
CNBC Top UK business hotel (2nd in Europe) 2009
Sunday Times Travel Magazine 'Best London Hotel' 2008.