I stayed here with my cousin who was over from Los Angeles to show him around London. Annoyingly, the price I got, which was decent, was through a third party website rather than through the Travelodge website itself, so that's something to note for future bookings.
The hotel is slightly remote for the main city centre amenities, but is well sited for Excel and the O2 and is close to a DLR station. The area surrounding the hotel is a bit barren but they are building what looks like a new hotel next door so I imagine the area will be less desolate in future.
The staff were all friendly, the rooms and communal areas were clean and the bed was comfortable. The rooms are typical Travelodge - spartan but they do the trick, so no real complaints on that front. Surely a small bedside table isn't too much to ask though - as the small inserts either side of the bed aren't even large enough to store the TV remote.
The weekend we stayed was quite a hot one and due to noise from the nearby London City Airport we had to close the window and turn on the rather small and useless fan. Ours had clearly been punched by a previous guest because the blades kept hitting the frame, so we had to remove the front to keep the noise down. We of course reattached it before leaving.
Breakfast was included in our booking and was an all-you-can-eat buffet which was limited in choice, but of decent quality.
I have stayed in several Travelodges over the years and this is one of the better ones. Better climate control for the rooms (given the location next to the airport runway) would have probably earned this a 4th star but as it was too stuffy and the fan was too small to be of any use, sleep quality suffered. That said, I would consider using this hotel again if I can't get anywhere closer to the centre of London for a decent price.
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