I call them "Cheap London Hotels" but really, they are nice hotels in London that provide an excellent value for a cheap rate. The secret to finding low cheap hotel rates in London? Many of these hotels normally cost several hundred dollars a night, but during the off-season you can have the same great London hotel rooms at the "cheap" rate of under $150 per night. On to our list of the Top Cheap London Hotels:
The cheapest of the cheap on this list, hands down, is the easyHotel. Clean, modern rooms in Kensington, at the bargain price of $35. What's the catch? Well, for one, these are small rooms. Tiny. As in, about 6 by 10 feet. All the frills - daily mad service, TV, windows -- are an extra fee.
First on our list of cheap London hotels is actually a refined choice just across from Buckingham Palace. All guest rooms are air conditioned, and some overlook the Palace's Royal Mews, where the horses are exercised. Some rates include breakfast. Book 21 days in advance for the best rates. Rates from $109 on their web site.
Hip and sophisticated with luxury touches you won't usually find in cheap London hotels, like flat screen televisions and DVD/CD players. The décor in the somewhat small rooms is minimalist and modern. Free high-speed Internet. $102 on Orbitz, but their web site has a best-rate guarantee and several special deals.
Small Victorian in South Kensington near Harrods and Hyde Park, just a couple of blocks from the South Kensington tube stop. The staff at number four on our list of cheap London hotels is quite friendly. Rates from $115 on Orbitz.
One of several townhouse hotels in central London near Paddington Station that caters particularly to solo woman travelers with extra security measures including double-locked doors. Rates from $85 on Orbitz. Some rates include Continental breakfast.
A family hotel run by two brothers. Wireless Internet is available on the first two floors of this, number five on our list of cheap London hotels. (Beware, there is no elevator in the building.) This charming London hotel is a few minutes' walk to Victoria Station, and a bus stops just outside. Rates from $84 on Orbitz; $94 on their web site. If you are a single traveler who doesn't mind sharing a bathroom, snag one of two single rooms for $65.
Another townhouse, near the British Museum. All guest rooms are air conditioned. Rates from $140 on ActiveHotels.com, although the hotel's web site has a best rate guarantee.
Boutique townhouse hotel on Cromwell Place in South Kensington. Rooms are stylishly and individually decorated, and are all air conditioned. Bathrooms are granite and mahogany. High-speed Internet access from guest rooms. Rates from $135 on Orbitz.
Comfortable modern hotel in a quiet neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from the Earl's Court tube stop. Guest rooms are all air conditioned and include free high-speed Internet access. Rack rates at this hotel start at $330 but cheap rates of $150 can be found on Orbitz.
Romantically decorated rooms in a historic building a couple of blocks from Victoria Station, walking distance to many popular sights. One of the lowest on our list of cheap London hotels, with rates from $89 on Orbitz.