196 Bishopsgate

Each of the 47 units has the amenities of an apartment—a fully equipped kitchen, a dining and sitting area, and a washer and dryer.

By Alex Robinson, Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009, 9:58 AM

196 Bishopsgate

About this Hotel

Price From $159

'Hood In the Bishopsgate section of London's financial district, where banks and crumbling medieval churches line narrow streets. The West End's nightlife is 15 minutes away via the Liverpool Street Tube station, which is just across the street from the hotel.

The Vibe Well-maintained, spacious apartments—studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units are available—and a friendly, 24-hour reception staff make this a good choice for families or travelers looking for room to spread out.

Rooms Each of the 47 units comes with a patent leather sofa and a dining area with tasteful glass and stainless steel accents. Executive suites have lounges separate from bedrooms.

Plus With a fully equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer, an apartment here feels like home.

Minus No room service on Sundays, so you'll have to make your own bed.

Free Wi-Fi? No; costs $13 (£8) per week.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Mastercard, Visa.

Details Studio apartments from $159 (£98).