Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Tattenham Corner 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Tube Station: Morden 7 miles (11.2 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 9 2.5 miles (4 km). A spectacular location sets the Holiday Inn Express Epsom Downs Hotel apart. The hotel occupies what used to be the Old Paddock area and is surrounded by 600 of open grounds which includes Epsom racecourse itself. The Queens stand is a just a short stroll form here. This is of course the place where the Epsom derby takes place each June, the championship race for thoroughbred 3 year olds. As well as the Derby meeting there are 14 other race meets per year. The course is also notable for the fastest 5 furlong course in the world thanks to the downhill run. The sports links don't end there, the hotel is also between two golf courses, Epsom golf course and the RAC Country Club Golf Course. 10 more golf courses within 3 miles. The Epsom high street is just over 1 mile to the north where a good range of amenities are located. less than 3 miles from the M25 motorway at junction 9. The M25 gives easy access to the M23 which leads down to Gatwick Airport which is 11.4 miles from here when measured in a straight line. Heathrow Airport is also easily accessed using the M25/M4 and is 13.8 miles in a straight line. Other local attractions include Bourne Hall Museum (5000 exhibits on the history of the local area) (2.5 miles). The major attraction of Chessington World of Adventures is just 3.5 north west of the hotel.
Hotel in Detail:Newly built and opened in September 2008 the Holiday Inn Express Epsom is a modern contemporary style hotel.
The bright and airy rooms feature comfort cooling, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, direct dial phone, tea and coffee making facilities, interactive satellite flat screen television with PPV movies, hair dryer, broadband internet access and desk space with working lamp. Secure key card locks on door. Each bedroom has its own bathroom facilities which includes a power shower and essential toiletries.
Room options include family rooms with a double bed and a sofa bed suitable for 2 adults and 2 children. There are 6 bedrooms specially adapted for improved accessibility.
All bedrooms are no-smoking. Connecting rooms available. Iron and ironing can be borrowed from reception. Daily housekeeping.
Dining Options:As with all hotels within this chain the dining area is named the Great Room. With a contemporary style and where a complimentary continental and hot breakfast is served each morning (including coffee and pastries). This is actually also the bar and lounge area. Not only serving a full range of drinks but also offering a bar menu including fresh hot food all day (Monday till Thursday evenings).
Breakfast: 06.30 till 09.30 (Weekends 07.00 till 10.30).
Immediately opposite the hotel is the 'Rubbing House Public House', a pub which also serves lunch and dinner along side real ale and has an outside seating area. Meals can be
light bar snacks or a la carte table service.
24 hour reception. The public spaces are air-conditioned. Vending area with ice machine. The Express Epsom has an unstaffed business centre where guests will find copy and printing facilities.
There is free WiFi in the dining/lounge area.
Bedroom Numbers: 120 / 3 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Holiday Inn Express chain your choices nearby include:
Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon-South: is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 76% and rates start from about £63.
Holiday Inn Express Croydon: is 8.2 miles (13.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 74% and base rates begin at about £55.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 85% 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. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is one of the better rated Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 315th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 79th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (3.6 miles, 5.9 km) would be the 4 star Chessington Safari Hotel, with base rates beginning from £116 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating. The Chessington Safari Hotel also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Travelodge Wimbledon Morden. 6.1 miles away (9.9 km), has been rated at 70% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £46.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Langley Vale Road, KT18 postcode) which we list extend for a 10.9 miles (17.6 km) radius. Consisting of 17 four star hotels (average rating 78%), 28 three star hotels (average rating 78%) and 5 two star hotels (average rating 75%). 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 £67 per night. Starting from £32 at Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel (3 Star, 70%) with top rates of £124 at Cannizaro House Hotel (4 Star, 82%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £79, Three Star average: £62 and Two Star average: £58.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Holiday Inn Express Epsom Downs 6th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 5th for the 28 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 31st of 50 (20th of 28 three star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 19th of 48 for pure value for money (Gateway Hotel was top).