Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.8 miles (10.9 km). An amazing 5 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. A new build hotel when the Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) opened in February 2013 and occupying a historic site that was once the site for the original general Lying–in Maternity Hospital. Exceptional views out over London can be enjoyed from the skyscraper high 14th and top floor. The hotel sits on York Road which is a very busy main road.
As usual with this chain the hotel features a Tyhme Restaurant (located in the basement) which is open every day for breakfast, snacks and evening meals as well as drinks from the bar. Guests can actually purchase drinks and snacks anytime from the hotels vending machines.
Hotel in Detail:Bedrooms have a contemporary style and it's to know they all come with air–conditioning and a modern flat screen television. They also include extras such as phone, free WiFi, coffee/tea facilities, desk and ironing facilities. They are also all en–suite with bath and /or shower and hairdryer.
The front desk is always open, day and night and luggage storage facilities are provided. Hotel has an ATM/cash dispensing machine. Hotel has a lift and is fully air–conditioned.
Hotel Location:Although no longer the terminus of the Eurostar service Waterloo is still one of the UK's premier mainline railway stations with links to all parts of the country as well as connecting with the London underground tube network. The Premier Inn Waterloo sits on the north west side of the station with the entrance just a 2 minute walk . Just on the southern side of the River Thames one major advantage to this location is that all London's bridges are within quick access by road making all parts of the capital easily accessible. Waterloo Bridge gets you into the west end while Southwark bridge gets you into the City of London (business sector). This makes the Premier Inn Waterloo an excellent choice for a budget option in central London because transport links are excellent whether by road or tube. Of course south London has plenty to offer itself. The hotel sits opposite the South Bank (5 minutes' walk) which is home to the London Eye (an absolute must visit), National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery and the London Aquarium. You are also just 1/4 of a mile from one of London's most iconic theatres, The Old Vic. Just on the other side of the Thames and visible from the south side is Cleopatra's needle, a statue dating back to 1819. To all intents and purposes you can consider this part of south London as central London as it's so close and so accessible to the actual central areas (15 minutes walking to Trafalgar Square) around the west end W1 postcode. The hotels full title is Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) might be slightly misleading as its actually between both Westminster Bridge and Waterloo bridge. Westminster Bridge leads directly to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben clock tower and the House of Lords as well as Westminster Abbey.
Note: Careful not to confuse this hotel with the other Premier Inn on the same road, The Premier Inn County Hall. which is right next to Westminster Bridge.
Bedroom Numbers: 192
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Premier Inn chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Premier Inn County Hall: is 15 yards (13 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £134.
Premier Inn Southwark Tate Modern: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 87% and base rates begin at about £200.
Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden: 0.7 miles (1.2 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £63.
Premier Inn Leicester Square: 0.8 miles (1.4 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £213.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% 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. Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Premier Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 117th from 866 London hotels, 27th of 65 Premier Inn Hotels, and 15th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.0 miles, 0.0 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn County Hall, whose lowest rates start at about £132 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Point A Hotel London Westminster. 0.3 miles away (0.4 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £85.
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross stands out in that regard, it's only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here. 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 (85 York Road, SE1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top 3 star hotels are Travelodge Waterloo , Mad Hatter Hotel and Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (all three rated 90%). The highest rating goes to Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) and also the Haymarket Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £163 per night. The lowest rates are at £63 at Travelodge Waterloo (3 Star, 90%) and the Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (3 Star, 90%) and highest base rates of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £249, Four Star average: £143, Three Star average: £100 and Two Star average: £82.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Haymarket Hotel top.
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