Hotel in Detail:First opened as a brand new hotel in August 2014, the building had previously been used as offices. The Premier Inn Holborn offers great value for money accommodation in a modern contemporary building close to the very heart of central London. The lobby area has self service check–in counters and staff are always on hand to assist.
The budget chain where far more than the basics are covered. Guest rooms all come with a 40 inch flat screen TV, King Size Hypnos bed, air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, desk, heating and free wireless internet access. Every room has its own bathroom with a shower and extra–large shower head. Family rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Universally accessible rooms available.
Onsite is the Thyme restaurant which serves freshly made traditional and contemporary dishes along with snacks. Breakfast includes both full English or Continental options.
There is lift access to each floor. As with all Premier Inns wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
There are vending machines providing drinks and snacks 24/7.
24 hours front desk. Luggage storage available.
The Premier Inn Holborn is fully non–smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Holborn 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: Farringdon 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). The Premier Inn London Holborn is located, as the name says, in Holborn. This is the area that sits between the main west end of London and the more business geared sectors as you move east towards the City of London (square mile). Despite being a bustling area the hotel sits in a quit side street, Red Lion Street, shielded from much of the traffic noise. The area is heavily associated with law firms with two major squares houses a large number of law offices at Grays Inn and Lincolns Inn Fields (also home to the Royal College of Surgeons) and the Royal Courts of Justice is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) away. The best known parts of central London are easily accessible from here with the likes of Covent Garden, Soho and Trafalgar Square all within 1 mile (1.6 km). Transport links are excellent in what is a busy area for buses and taxis and the tube stations of Holborn (few minutes walk), Chancery Lane and Russell Square all within 0.4 miles (0.6 km). Euston Station can be reached within a 25 minute walk. Just to the north of the Premier Inn Holborn is Russell Square and the district with long literary connections, Bloomsbury. The hotel is close to a host of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and bars (pub adjacent and opposite) in the immediate and surrounding area. The University of London is within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km). Nearby places of interest include Conway Hall 0.06 miles (home to the worlds longest running continuous series of chamber music), Sir John Soames Museum 352 yards, (321 metres) Dickens House 440 yards, (402 metres) Cartoon Museum 528 yards, (482 metres) British Museum 0.4 miles (0.6 km), The Fondling Museum 0.4 miles (0.6 km) and the London Transport Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 153
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 105% by past guests. The London average is 90% and the average for 3 star hotels is 87%. 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 86% so this hotel is one of the better rated Premier Inn hotels.
A massive 18% above the average for 3 star hotels, 15% for Greater London and 19% above the average for the Premier Inn chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 122nd from 846 London hotels, 2nd of 64 Premier Inn Hotels, and 42nd of 319 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 3 star Bedford Hotel , with rates that start from about £68 and which has a 111% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the St George Hotel. 1.8 miles away (2.8 km), has scored 60% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £45 (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 3 Star Royal National Hotel seems like a possible option. The Royal National Hotel is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The Generator Hotel is one of the top rated London hotels with a 93% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (27-29 Red Lion Street, WC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They are made up of 6 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 73%), 4 two star hotels (average rating 71%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 62%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Holborn (this hotel) at 92%. Top rated of the local hotels is Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £119 per night. From a low of £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 77%) and the highest rates top out at £390 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 95%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £264, Four Star average: £125, Three Star average: £76, Two Star average: £45 and One Star average: £62.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Generator Hotel top.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Premier Inn chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Premier Inn St Pancras: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £113.
Premier Inn Blackfriars (Fleet Street): is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £110.
Premier Inn Euston: 0.7 miles (1.2 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £115.
Premier Inn Kings Cross: 0.8 miles (1.3 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £165.
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