Price From $108
'Hood Bayswater, in west central London, a neighborhood of mostly neoclassical town houses interspersed with leafy public squares. The hotel borders the most well tended gardens of Hyde Park, and is within a short stroll of Portobello Road, with its renowned antiques shops and weekend art markets. Three nearby subway stations provide quick access to the city's most iconic destinations.
The Gist Inside this Victorian-era town house, 25 rooms range in size from singles with shared bathrooms, to spacious family rooms offering private bathrooms and either twin or double beds. All rooms received a makeover between 2008 and 2009. Some have cream paint, rural prints, and dark blue carpets; others have pink wallpaper and matching pink bedspreads. By March 2010, all rooms will be outfitted with flatscreen TVs and free WiFi. Online reviews describe the furnishings as simple and functional. The hotel doesn't have an elevator, which means that it can be hard work getting to the most spacious rooms on the top (fourth) floor if you're carrying bags.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Mastercard, Visa, Diner's Club.
Details Singles, from $85. Doubles, with private bathrooms, from $108. Triples, from $134. Quadruples, from $153. All rates include breakfast.
Thanks for Sharing Reader Saltyjello raises a toast to the Hotel Caring: "The room was not huge, but by no means too small. The room was very clean and modern, and had a kettle for making tea and what-have-you. The staff was extremely professional and helpful."