George Hotel

At this 18th-century brick hotel near three train stations, 50 guest rooms have larger-than-usual lodgings, ideal for families.

By Alex Robinson, Thursday, Feb 25, 2010, 4:44 PM

George Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $92

'Hood King's Cross, in north-central London, a 1980s red-light district that has undergone a half-billion-dollar redevelopment effort to successfully become a quiet, safe residential district. The hotel is beside the campus of University College London and next to three of London's largest train stations: Euston, King's Cross, and St. Pancras (with rail service to the rest of Europe via tunnel).

The Vibe The George is one of several hotels sitting in tranquil surroundings on a crescent of Georgian-era brick structures. The lobby is pleasantly old-fashioned and cozy, with an iron-framed fireplace and walls decorated with Victorian prints and turn-of-the-19th-century mirrors in faux-gilt frames. The staff is efficient and attentive; they go above and beyond to answer visitor questions. Guests can use the adjacent community gardens and tennis courts.

Rooms The 50 rooms are well-kept and quiet. Except for surprisingly small bathrooms, rooms are spacious by London standards. The hotel's 10 triples are ideal for families because they feature a nice mix of bedding arrangements. There are also two quadruple-size rooms, with a double bed and two single beds, plus two bathrooms. Cribs are available on request.

Plus The selection of spacious rooms offering multiple beds makes this hotel a rare family-friendly option in the British capital.

Minus There's not much to do around the hotel. You'll need to take the subway from two nearby stations to connect to more interesting parts of London.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $92, triples from $107, quads from $123 (with a 15 percent discount for stays of five days or longer). Include full breakfast.