Hotel in Detail:The Doubletree DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames opened as a new build in December 2016. Contemporary and fresh offering free WiFi and modern amenities and urban chic guest rooms and the warm, chocolate chip cookie welcome, the Doubletrees signature . With a 24 hour gym, a restaurant and a bar your every need is taken care of. There is even a 260 capacity ballroom to cater for most events.
Bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows for maximum natural day light and all have individually controlled air–conditioned. They also come with complimentary WiFi, a 43–inch Smart TV, a king–sized bed and walk–in shower plus free top brand toiletries. Deluxe, superior and suites come with more space, a private balcony, premium WiFi and espresso coffee machine.
Other standard guest room amenities include ergonomic desk chair, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board, laptop size safe, electric kettle, 300 thread count sheets and wakeups service.
Guest rooms suitable for 4 adults available.
Available in–room each morning is the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet tea and coffee. Full room service available.
Hawkers Bar and Brasserie: Pays homage to Kingstons extensive contribution to the history of aviation and is named after the Sopwith Aviation Company' chief test pilot, Harry Hawker. With a lively atmosphere, modern design and trend–setting menu with a selection of contemporary dishes to complement its choice of local craft beers, spirits and wine. Also serves a signature afternoon tea.
Open 06.00 till 23.00 (from 07.00 weekends).
Three flexible function rooms are available the largest of which can accommodate up to 260 people. Business amenities available to all guests include audio/visual equipment rental, fax, meeting rooms, photo copying service and printer.
Doubletree Kingston upon Thames guests also have access to the 24/7 fitness centre which features state–of–the–art equipment.
Reception is staffed 24/7. The hotel is fully non–smoking.
Other services include luggage storage, lifts and accessible rooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Kingston 334 yards (305 metres), Tube Station: Richmond 3.4 miles (5.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.4 miles (8.7 km). DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames sits in the south western London suburb of Kingston. Although the area doesn't have a London postcode it is classed as within Greater London, some 9.9 miles (15.9 km) from the heart of central London around Piccadilly Circus. While the surrounding area is very much residential you are still with minutes of major shopping thanks to the nearby Bentall Shopping Centre Kingston at 193 yards. (176 metres) Home to more than 75 stores including restaurants there is just about anything you could want. Only 457 yards (417 metres) away is the Kingston town centre Ancient Market Place, over 800 years of history and where you will find traditional fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, street florists, pop up cafes, special events jewellery, gifts, vintage clothes and more. There is also a Waitrose supermarket close by. For transport you are 299 yards (273 metres) from Kingston Train Station, travelcard zone 6 and a train into central London takes around 30 minutes. Nearest bus routes are on Wood Street, the local High Street, less than 200 yards (182 metres) way from the Doubletree Kingston. The routes here are 281, 285, 481 and the 513. Kingston Turks Pier which sits by the River Thames and offers reviver cruises is 246 yards (224 metres) from the Doubletree Kingston Hotel. Cromwell Road Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away. Other local places of note include Rose Theatre Kingston 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Hampton Court Park 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Richmond Park 1 mile (1.6 km), Thames Ditton Marina 1.6 miles (2.6 km), Orleans House Gallery 2.4 miles (3.8 km), Marble Hill House 2.6 miles (4.2 km), Twickenham Stadium 3.3 miles (5.3 km), Sandown Racecourse 3.7 miles (6.0 km), Kempton Racecourse 4 miles (6.4 km) and the All England Tennis Courts (Wimbledon) 4 miles (6.4 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 146
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
History: The Doubletree Kingston upon Thames is managed by Interstate Europe Hotels and Resorts and asset managed by EQ Hotels Ltd.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £12 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% 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. Doubletree Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is one of the better rated Doubletree hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 319th from 866 London hotels, 4th of 13 Doubletree Hotels, and 131st of 329 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.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston Upon Thames (1.3 km), has been rated at 75% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like a possible option, 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 fifty hotels that are closest to this location (1 Skerne Road, KT3 postcode) which we list extend for a 6.3 miles (10.2 km) radius. Consisting of 19 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 28 three star hotels (average rating 78%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotels are Urban Villa and the Novotel London Brentford (both 89%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is The Alma Hotel (3 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £72 per night. Starting from £35 at Ibis Budget Hounslow (2 Star, 71%) with top rates of £124 at Cannizaro House Hotel (4 Star, 82%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £80, Three Star average: £69 and Two Star average: £52.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston Upon Thames 9th of 50 nearby hotels and 4th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 35th of 50 (11th of 19 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 9th of 45 for pure value for money (Travelodge Heathrow Heston Eastbound was top).
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Doubletree chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Doubletree By Hilton Heathrow Airport: is 6.5 miles (10.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £54.
Doubletree By Hilton Chelsea: is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 87% and base rates begin at about £93.
Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington: 7.7 miles (12.4 km), rated at 75% and with rates from around £116.
Doubletree Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel: 8.3 miles (13.4 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £125.