A bit of backstory... A massive snow storm at home forced me to change the dates of my trip. The original hotel was unable to change my trip plans and, at the last minute, I needed to find a new hotel. I need a place in a good area (I was traveling alone) and budget friendly. Falcon Hotel kept coming back on my searches and when I saw how close it was to Paddington Station, I knew it was the right place.
They had a reasonable check in time and process. This is an old townhouse about 2 blocks from the Tube/Train station so it was easy to walk over with all my bags. My room was on the first floor with a window facing the street and the small square outside. I had a balcony with a table and chairs that I could have spent time on had it been warmer and drier. My room had a double bed, sink and shower. My toilet was in a water closet on the landing just a few steps away from the room. It was my own water closet, no shared toilet, but it was outside of the room. I had no problem with this.
The room had plenty of outlets, lights, a television, and a kettle (with cups) for tea and coffee. There was a closet and a bench. The linens are a little old, but the bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. The heat worked perfectly and the amenities were nice. They give you a tv remote for your room when you check in. You need to return that with your room key when you check out. They have a small shop of travel items at the front desk. My power converter had trouble with my laptop charger so it was nice to pick up another one for just a few pounds. Each morning there was a complimentary breakfast that included bacon and eggs. The basement dining room was comfortable and the food was good. The staff was nice and accommodating of my needs.
Around the hotel is plenty of restaurants including a few pubs, a steakhouse, a great greek place and more. There were some shops where you could pick up snacks. Paddington station had some shops as well including a chemist/drug store where I picked up a few needed items. I felt incredibly safe and comfortable walking around the area at night and was really glad I found such a great place at the last minute. This hotel is a great place for people looking for a budget friendly hotel in a safe location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular bed & breakfast style hotel established 60 years ago priding itself in its 3 C's, being: Clean, Comfortable and Caring. 2 mins to Paddington Station which serves Heathrow in 15 minutes via express trains and only 2 minutes walk to Hyde Park in central London. The hotel is situated in a quiet area opposite a park and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The main shopping area, Oxford Street, being 10 mins walk to. The hotel is no smoking but a smoking area provided. Complementary breakfast, internet use and refreshment centre. All rooms fully equipped with proper hotel beds, 32 LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and DD telephone. ... more less
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