Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Russell Square 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: London Euston 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.7 miles (9.2 km). You know you are looking a truly central London hotel when there are 5 tube stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Lonsdale Hotel Bloomsbury is a privately owned Bed and Breakfast Georgian style Hotel. Situated by Russell square where public transport links are good, as well as being a short distance from tourist attractions such as the British Museum and Covent Garden. Just 0.4 miles from Oxford Street, 0.6 miles from Covent Garden and 0.7 miles from Leicester Square.
Hotel in Detail:The Lonsdale Hotel occupies in part the site of the old Southampton House laid out in the early 1600's, renamed Bedford House in 1734 when it was occupied by the Duke of Bedford. The hotel offers no frills accommodation with an elegant English style setting.
The rooms, many of which are available with private en-suite shower / wc, all have washing facilities and colour television. They also have a security box and telephone.
Hairdryer, ironing board and iron available. Shower facilities on each floor.
All rooms are no-smoking.
The reception is manned 24 hours.
The hotel also has a guests sitting room/TV lounge. Luggage storage available.
Bedroom Numbers: 40 / 5 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 10.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:No internet access available.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 45% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 1 star hotels is 62%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 860th from 866 London hotels, and 8th of 8 one star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 1 star St Athans Hotel, with rates that start from about £52 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the City View Hotel. 4.1 miles away (6.6 km), has been rated at 54% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £35 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 3 Star Premier Inn Holborn ticks many of the right boxes. The Premier Inn Holborn is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (9-10 Bedford Place, WC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. Consisting of 5 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 79%), 5 two star hotels (average rating 72%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 62%). Top 1 star hotel is St Athans Hotel at 80%. Of the 51 local hotels top rated is Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) at 99%.
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 £118 per night. Starting from £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 74%) with top rates of £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £257, Four Star average: £131, Three Star average: £89, Two Star average: £46 and One Star average: £26.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Lonsdale Hotel Bloomsbury 50th of 51 nearby hotels and 2nd (last) for the 2 one star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 4th of 50 (2nd of 2 one star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 47th of 47 for pure value for money (SoHostel was top).