Hotel in Detail:Motel One is an established designer budget chain with properties in several European countries.
The Motel One Tower Hill opened as a purpose built hotel in November 2014. It might be aimed at the budget sector but you still get air conditioned and en suite (with shower, toiltries and hairdryer) bedrooms. Actually they also come with free internet access (wireless), a flat screen television, minibar, a desk and soundproofing and average 16 square metres.
Breakfast is available for a seperate charge and there is a hotel bar onsite. Snacks available.
The reception is staffed 24/7. The hotel has a lift and offers luggage storage. Smoking is not allowed within the premises
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Aldgate 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.16 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.2 miles (0.2 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.5 miles (12.1 km). Within a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) circle of the hotel are 5 tube stations (underground system). The Motel One London Tower Hill is, as the name suggests, close to Tower Hill, Aldgate and The City of London (on its south eastern edge). This is the area around the business direct of London also known as The Square Mile. Some 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from the main tourist areas around Piccadilly Circus the Aldgate and Tower Hill has much to offer. Not least is its proximity to the River Thames which is only 650 yards (594 metres) from the Motel One. The River is a working river with boats, ships and barges constantly passing. The River also has a River Bus service with stops along the banks from where you can hop onto a River Bus and get off at any of the many stops along the way. It is also home to HMS Belfast, the floating war Museum, which is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the hotel on the south side of the River. The area around the hotel is quite diverse with businesses, local shops and stores mixed with a residential community as you move out of the City of London. Within half a mile is (0.8 km) is the famous Brick Lane with its range of Asian restaurants and shops and its famous Bagel cafes. You also have several major visitor attractions close by. Almost on your doorstep is the Tower of London, a real medieval castle complete with moat just 369 yards (337 metres) to the south of the hotel. 440 yards (402 metres) in the opposite direction is Petticoat Lane Market, 400 years old and still going strong, well known for its fashion and clothes stools. St Katherine Docks is 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away and is a yacht harbour with a string of cafes and bars along the waterfront. The London Dungeon is a hugely popular waxworks museum of some of the more gory sides of Londons history and is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) away on the south side of the river. For more fashionable nightclubs try Hoxton and Shoreditch which are within a 15 minute bus journey of the hotel. The nearest station is Aldgate on the London underground network and at just 158 yards (144 metres) from the hotel it is within a 3 minute walk. This part of London is well served by Stansted Airport thanks to the Stansted Express train that runs from Liverpool Street Station and almost on your doorstep is London City Airport at 5.4 miles (8.7 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 291
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 52nd from 866 London hotels, and 3rd of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 3 star Ibis London City Shoreditch, with base rates beginning from £82 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Travelodge Central Tower Bridge. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), has scored 80% from former guests where rates start from approximately £51.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross ticks many of the right boxes being 2.1 miles (3.5 km) from the Motel One Tower Hill. The Amba Charing Cross has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (24-26 Minories, EC3 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 1.0 miles (1.5 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 17 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 84%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 3 star hotels are Motel One Tower Hill (this hotel), Premier Inn London City (Aldgate), Travelodge Liverpool Street, Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) and Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market (all five score 90%). Top rated of the local hotels is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £132 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) and the highest rates top out at £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £194, Four Star average: £121, Three Star average: £75 and Two Star average: £49.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Motel One Tower Hill 15th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st (joint) for the 12 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 15th of 50 (9th of 12 three star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 39th of 44 for sheer bang for buck (Batty Langley's was top).