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Paddington area hotel choice

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Paddington area hotel choice

First time to London will arrive 9/15 staying 4 nights.... after much research I have narrowed my choices based on budget to the Quality Crown Paddington or The Grand Trafalgar...I am interested in a clean comfortable hotel close to attractions and a few good pubs..checking on the 2 mentioned website seems The Grand is almost double is it worth it..or better opinions on my choices ... thank you in advance

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I've stayed at Quality Crown Paddington because it's good for my budget. I like it. It's clean and comfortable, but standard rooms are very small.

If it was my first trip and I was only staying for 4 nights, I'd go for the location near Trafalgar Square, in the center of things, and with the hotel I felt had what I was looking for. I think the area has a lot more to offer than Paddington.

Another place in the vicinity you might look at which may be more affordable is Citadines Trafalgar Square. It's near the Grand Hotel. I've stayed there and liked it although didn't like the sofa bed very well (studio apt). Another would be Charing Cross Hotel. I haven't stayed there, but I've stayed at a couple of other hotels in that group and liked them.

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We stayed at the Crown Quality Paddington in May, and it was really fabulous. We had a standard King room, and it was fairly spacious for London. Most importantly it was really clean. Very nicely updated, the staff was really helpful, and it was super close to the tube. The area also has quite a few places to eat. We were also able to use the free wifi from the Mcdonalds next door, which we were actually able to use it in our own room. We will definitely stay there next time we go!!

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Nothing wrong with the Quality Crown but The Grand is in a more central location and is a much better hotel but double the price? Probably.

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The Quality Crowne is ideal if you happen to be coming in on the Heathrow Express train. The hotel practically sits on top of the station. Paddington provides most of the conveniences you'll need as a visitor, especially with many places open late - such as Sainsbury and Marks and Spencer food outlets - very handy for grabbing water/snacks on your way back to the hotel, even a late ready-made meal in case you had to skip dinner in order to make a 7:00 walking tour.

If you decide to go the Trafalgar Square route, check out discounted rates on weekendhotels.com. That location is not yet listed, but don't hestitate to call the 1-800 number.

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The Paddington area (Norfolk Square in particular) is my favourite. QC has two negatives, IMO:

Rooms are small.

Breaky is served in Garfunkel's (an American-type restaurant).

Other than that, it is great!

In this area, I like the Chrysos very much. It is a basic 3-star hotel but it's recently renovated, very clean and the top floor rooms that overlook the park are very nice!


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