Hotel in Detail:The Bedford Hotel building itself dates back to the 1970s. Contemporary and fresh decor. Features include 2 living walls, one on the exterior and one in reception. Guests also benefit from the free WiFi.
All of the Bedford Hotels bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, radio, tea/coffee making facilities & trouser press. A computer point, fridge, iron and WiFi access point are also available on request. Room service offered. Floors are served by a lift.
The ground floor has a guest lounge, bar, safe and restaurant and secret rear garden (with pond). The lounge overlooks the garden. Refreshments can be taken on the hotels terrace in warmer summer months. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee bar serves snacks throughout the day.
The hotel has meeting room suitable for up to 12 guests.
Guests can use the leisure/fitness facilities of the sister Royal National Hotel nearby at reduced rates.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Russell Square 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: London St Pancras Domestic 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.8 miles (9.3 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Bedford Hotel London is located is centrally located close to Russell Square and Holborn. This makes it located to the City (Square mile and financial district) side of London affording good access to the City of London. Within walking distance of Covent Garden with its shops, restaurants, theatres and buzzing night life along with a range other amenities in the surrounding area. Just a little further to Oxford Street (about 10-15 minutes walk) with its huge selection of shops and stores. Southampton Row is a busy commuter route for London through traffic and this means a black taxi will always be easy to find, with good bus and tube links too.
Nearest attractions include British Museum (0.2 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.3 miles), Dickens House (0.3 miles), Covent Garden (0.5 miles), Pollocks Toy Museum (0.5 miles), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.6 miles) and the British Library (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 184 / 6 Floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Internet:Free wireless internet access.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Imperial chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Imperial Hotel London: is 144 yards (131 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 70% and rates start from about £69.
President Hotel: is 190 yards (173 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 70% and base rates begin at about £62.
Morton Hotel: 350 yards (320 metres), rated at 90% and with rates from around £195.
Royal National Hotel: 427 yards (390 metres), rated at 60% and with rates from around £60.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Imperial Hotels across the chain average 71% so this hotel is one of the better rated Imperial hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 530th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 7 Imperial Hotels, and 146th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Bedford Hotel and not too far away (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 3 star Imperial Hotel London, where prices begin from around £69 and which has a 70% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the St George Hotel. 1.5 miles from here (2.4 km), has been rated at 61% by past guests and has rates from around £49 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Montague On The Gardens Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty one hotels around this area (83 Southampton Row, WC1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 5 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 78%), 4 two star hotels (average rating 70%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 62%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Holborn and the Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury (both 90%). The highest rating in the area goes to Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) and also the Covent Garden 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 51) we get an average base rate of £120 per night. The lowest rates are at £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 77%) and highest base rates of £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £257, Four Star average: £131, Three Star average: £84, Two Star average: £54 and One Star average: £53.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank Bedford Hotel 28th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 7th (joint) for the 15 three star hotels in the area. The hotel is 8th of 50 (3rd of 15 three star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 15th of 47 for sheer bang for buck (Generator Hotel was top).
Parking: Underground car park (charge)