This is a great find. The hotel is indeed in a terrific location, a serious ten steps from Camden Market, which is itself a great treat in the summer.
The most important things for me in a hotel are the internet, bed, and shower (water pressure). The internet is not bad, but you have to register yourself in the lobby (right now it's free for everyone because they are changing their provider -- but I believe they will charge for internet when it's done -- which is something I will not stand behind. IHF Reward Members will get their internet for free, however).
The beds are fine. Nothing to write home about, but they are clean and I appreciated the selection of pillows.
The shower has surprisingly good water pressure. The washroom and the tub are both new and I found everything in the room to have a clean feel. It has been updated very recently.
The lobby and lounge are nice places to hang out. The people behind the counter do NOT know how to make a proper coffee, though, so beware. Starbucks and its brand notwithstanding, they will drown your coffee in water if you ask for an Americano. It is expensive to drink here (I had a Boddington's on tap) so you're better exploring the environs anyway.
The hotel elevator is very slow. They have two.
All in all, I would recommend staying as one of the cheaper options to the other hotels in the area. I spent around three nights here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock. This modern, stylish central London hotel is located in the heart of fashionable Camden Town & directly overlooking Regent's Canal. Camden Town, Euston, St Pancras & Kings Cross Tube & Rail stations are located only minutes from the hotel with easy access to the Eurostar International Terminal at St Pancras. There are regular links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and City airports via King’s Cross, St Pancras, Paddington & Victoria rail stations and the Underground. The hotel is located outside the congestion charge zone. The Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock is sitting by Camden Markets and within walking distance to Regents Park, London Zoo, Lords Cricket Ground, Jazz Café, Koko & The Roundhouse Theatre. Make yourself comfortable in one of our 130 well-appointed rooms; with 1 or 2 double sized beds, plenty of room to swing a cat, hi-speed WiFi internet access (FREE in all public spaces) and also terraces for our fabulous Penthouse rooms! The Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock now offers all-day dining menu throughout for your anytime and 24Hr munchies. The hotel also boasts 6 function rooms including the Glasshouse on the Lock with floor to ceiling windows can accommodate up to 350. The additional 5 conference rooms accommodate 4 to 180 delegates perfect for all occasions. See our event page for more and do look us up here, on TripAdvisor! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock Hotel London
- Holiday Inn Camden Lock
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