Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Bloomsbury.
Nicely tucked away in a surprisingly quiet area of central London, Arosfa Hotel is situated in a refurbished 200-year-old Georgian town house that was once the home Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett. It's a 15-room luxury bed and breakfast that is close to great transport links, and is within walking distance of some of London's major sights. With its old-meets-new design, a keen attention to detail, and a handful of free goodies for guests, Arosfa is small but enticing choice for short-term visits.
The Jesmond Hotel is a 15-room, lower-middle-range bed-and-breakfast in Central London that stands out for two reasons -- it’s family owned and operated (since 1979), and it’s a really good price for the prime location. Situated in a Georgian townhouse in the Bloomsbury area, the Jesmond is a five-minute walk from the British Museum and the nearest tube station. With the great price comes simplicity -- rooms are basic with little in the way of decor (though the building maintains some beautiful period features), and six of the fifteen rooms have shared bathrooms. Still, guests find the hotel clean and comfortable. It also has a beautiful backyard garden, a rarity for a central London hotel, and serves a full English breakfast. Rooms have no air-conditioning, and guests say between street noise and thin walls, it’s a good idea to bring earplugs. The nearby Generator Hostel London offers even cheaper rooms, but they’re much less private.
The Premier Inn London Euston is conveniently located for business and leisure travelers; guests are a four-minute walk from Euston station and one stop on the Victoria line from Kings Cross St Pancras tube station, making the entire city accessible via public transportation. 265 predictable guest rooms in this two-and-a-half pearl chain hotel are dated but clean and include free Wi-Fi, coffee- and tea- making facilities, and Freeview channels on flat-screen TVs. Limited hotel parking is available for a daily fee. The hotel's Thyme bar and restaurant offers happy hour in the evening and kids under 16 eat breakfast for free. Overall, the Premier Inn is an affordable and convenient pick, but guests looking for nicer rooms should compare rates at nearby Studios2Let Serviced Apartments, which offers full apartments.
Pickwick Hall is a two-pearl hostel for tourists and students looking for cheap accommodation in the Bloomsbury area. Guests are a six-minute walk to Holborn station with direct Piccadilly line connections to Heathrow Airport. Accommodations include a limited number of private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, but most are dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Decor is a bit hodgepodge, but that's not unusual at this budget price. Extras include a shared lounge area with satellite TV, free continental breakfast, a full communal kitchen, and a washer and dryer for guest use. For a more contemporary hostel, consider the comparable YHA London Central.
The Academy is an upscale boutique hotel set in a row of Georgian houses in central London's bookish Bloomsbury neighborhood. While the setting is relatively serene, there's plenty of public transport and much of the capital's bustling center within walking distance. The hotel underwent an extensive renovation that was completed in 2018. If rates feel a little steep -- especially with a charged breakfast -- guests could take a look at the nearby Arosfa, where rates include full English breakfast.