Could the experts please give me their opinions of the convenience/ease of transportation options from the soon-to-be opened Hampton Inn on Waterloo Road? (157 Waterloo Road SE1 8XA) My family of four is visiting London for the second time the last week of June 2014. Last year, we stayed at the Premier Inn Westminster Waterloo, were satisfied with the hotel, and benefited from great transportation options, including the RV1 bus.
I'm inclined to stay in the same neighborhood (familiarity breeds content, on my part), but my husband would like to try a different hotel and a different London neighborhood with more restaurants and pubs right outside the hotel door. Nonetheless, he would be willing to consider the Hampton Inn if the transportation options are good enough.
We will be coming from Edinburgh, arriving by train on June 23. We will leave from Heathrow on June 30. We need two rooms, because our daughters are over 18. We would like to keep the room rate close to £150 a night for each room, for a total of £300 per night, but a somewhat higher rate wouldn't be a deal breaker.
Before our trip last year, I lurked on the London forum and benefited so much from the advice given to others. Thanks so much.