Hotel in Detail:First opened in October 2008 The Holiday Inn Express Watford Junction is a modern hotel close to transport links and a good range of amenities.
Each bedroom is air-conditioned and comes with private bathroom facilities. In-room amenities include tea/coffee tray, direct dial phone with voicemail, hairdryer, wireless high speed internet access, flat screen TV with satellite channel's, internet browser and PPV.
5 bedrooms with improved accessibility available. All floors are accessible by lift/elevator. Within the premises is a Bar / Lounge open which is open every day between 11.00 and 23.00. There is a breakfast room where a continental buffet breakfast is served each morning. The options include fruit Juices, tea/coffee, Cheese, Pastries, Rolls and Bread, Fruit, Yoghurts, Cereals, Jams, butter and margarine.
Bar snacks are served in the bar lounge. Evening meals are available Monday to Thursday.
Hotel has vending machines.
Public areas of the Holiday Inn Express Watford have high speed internet access.
Additionally there two function rooms which are equipped with high tech amenities for business meetings and feature natural daylight.
Business area/facilities with workstations. Reception open 24 hours. Hotel provides luggage storage facilities and fax/photocopy services.
Pets not allowed. Ann all no-smoking hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Watford Junction 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 5 1.4 miles (2.3 km). The Holiday Inn Express London Watford Junction is within half a mile of the busy and bustling centre of Watford. At the towns heart is the large covered shopping mall called the harlequin centre which itself is surrounded by outside high street shopping. The area also has a large number of bars and restaurants. Watford is some 15 miles to the north west of central London and served by the M1 motorway (1.4 miles) and the M25 motorway (2.5 miles) and is just off the A412. Nearby is the Palace Theatre (0.5 miles), Watford Museum (0.9 miles) and the Pump House Theatre (1 mile). The hotel is just over 12 minutes from Watford Junction station which puts London Euston station within 15 minutes journey time. This is an up and coming town which is home to many large corporations including ACI worldwide, BT, Total Oil, Sanyo, TK Maxx, Haden Young, and J.D.Wetherspoon.
Bedroom Numbers: 98 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm) (minimum check-in age is 18)
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £5 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Holiday Inn Express chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Holiday Inn Express Golders Green North: is 10.0 miles (16.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 75% and rates start from about £64.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 421st from 862 London hotels, 6th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 108th of 325 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.5 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 3 star Jurys Inn Watford, with base rates beginning from £58 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Travelodge Watford Central London. 0.7 miles from the Holiday Inn Express Watford Junction (1.0 km), has been rated at 70% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £37.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (19 Bridle Path, WD17 postcode) that we list cover a 10.9 miles (17.5 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 15 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 32 three star hotels (average rating 78%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 63%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 86%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Elstree Borehamwood and the Premier Inn Greenford (both 89%). Overall the best rated hotel is Hide Hotel Hendon (4 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £58 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £31 at Days Inn South Mimms (3 Star, 78%) while the highest base rates are £140 at Premier Inn Wembley Park (3 Star, 87%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Four Star average: £72, Three Star average: £52, Two Star average: £45 and One Star average: £55.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Holiday Inn Express Watford Junction 18th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 9th (joint) for the 32 three star hotels in the area. 30th of 50 (25th of 32 three star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 27th of 44 when judging value for money (Ibis Wembley was top).