Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Paddington and Bayswater.
The 64-room Park Grand London Lancaster Gate is a sharp upper-middle-range hotel in London's Bayswater area, a five-minute walk from Hyde Park. Rooms are smart and stylish, with contemporary bathrooms, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs. A cooked breakfast or continental option is offered, though it's not free with all bookings. The small garden is a plus, as is free Wi-Fi, but lunch and dinner aren't offered, and the hotel lacks a fitness center. Both Paddington train station and the Lancaster Gate underground station are both five minutes away on foot. For a historical hotel that's retained it's character, guests may want to look into Thistle Hyde Park, where rates are only slightly more expensive.
The 48-room Royal Park Hotel is located on a tree-lined street within an easy walk of Paddington Station. This boutique hotel -- with its central location just north of Hyde Park -- is appealing for more than just quick access to Heathrow Airport via Paddington station. Rooms are classic and comfortable with antique flourishes and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi. Additional perks include a free glass of champagne every evening and a leafy terrace garden. While there is no tea or coffee in rooms and some guests complain about thin walls, this hotel is a great pick for its location, luxurious limestone bathrooms, and the sophisticated Hyde Bar.
The Royal Lancaster London is a classic upscale property in London’s Bayswater district, overlooking Hyde Park. The location is ideal for travelers, as Hyde Park is packed with picturesque spots and the tube is essentially downstairs. Interiors are fresh and modern as of our 2018 visit, due to a recent renovation. There are 411 rooms, and the nicest feature Nespresso Machines, white marble bathrooms, and panoramic views of London’s skyline. While they vary in size, all have a sharp, modern look and include seating and White Company bath products as standard. The Hyde Lobby Bar and Nipa Thai restaurant are well-liked, and other on-site features include honey from rooftop hives and a 24-hour fitness center. Travelers seeking a more intimate, boutique vibe could check out nearby La Suite West instead.
This 119-room upper-mid-range hotel is located on a quiet street within the busy transit hub of Paddington Station. The Victorian building is outfitted with modern decor, providing visitors with a fluid mix of old and new. Standard-sized rooms give guests a tight squeeze while upgrades to Club units are more spacious and can include extras. Although only a 10-minute walk to Hyde Park, the hotel's immediate area is lacking in attractions and is not ideal for travelers who want walking access to restaurants, shops, and bars. Still, the Park Grand is convenient for those with early morning departures from London Paddington, just a few minutes away.
This 137-room hotel is a hip and clean budget-friendly find among many expensive options. Located near the Edgware Road and Paddington tube stations as well as London Paddington train station, Point A Hotel, London Paddington fills in the gap between hostels and mid-range value hotels. Guest rooms are compact and geared toward functionality. This value hotel is ideal for budget travelers, young groups, and couples. However, budgets beware: There are not many interesting attractions in the area, so some of your saved money may be spent frequently traveling on the tube. If you want a Point A Hotel in a more walkable neighborhood, check out Point A London Liverpool.
The 140-room Caesar is modern mid-range hotel in London's posh Bayswater neighborhood. Near Hyde Park and Notting Hill, the hotel is conveniently located for anyone looking to explore the London's top sites, and its proximity to Paddington Station makes it easy to get in and around the city. Most rooms are compact but stylish, and have laminate hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. Amenities include a small gym with a steam room, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant with room service.
This boutique hotel has a great West End location with efficient transport links to Heathrow Airport, and rooms are refreshingly colorful and modern -- but the almost futuristic style of the lobby might not be to everyone's taste. The fitness center is a perk for a hotel of this size, as is the inclusion of a stylish brasserie on-site. Overall, though, Hotel Indigo lacks the amenities of a larger hotel, and cheap materials can make the funky, stylish decor feel a bit less high-end than the decor at some competing four-pearl properties.
Located outside Hyde Park in Bayswater, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park is a hotel set in a striking turn-of-the-century Edwardian building. While rooms are on the small side, they are clean and cozy with free Wi-Fi and refreshments. This historic hotel is near many iconic attractions such as Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Natural History Museum. Several tubes lines (with easy airport access) are nearby.
The 40-room Arbor Hyde Park Hotel is a chic, upper-middle-range boutique set in a traditional Victorian townhouse occupying a typical residential square. Its Bayswater location near Hyde Park means easy access to central London and Heathrow airport via dependable local transport links. While often small and on the spare side, rooms are smart and contemporary with free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines, plus sleek bathrooms that have walk-in showers. A free continental breakfast is served in a simple breakfast room. Although it's all rather easy on the eye, the lack of facilities makes the rates feel a bit high; the nearby Best Western Mornington Hotel is often cheaper and has a small fitness room.
Conveniently positioned between Hyde Park and Paddington Station, this four-pearl Mercure property has 72-rooms spread over a series of gorgeous, garden-facing Victorian townhouses. Short on space but not on style, the boutique hotel offers a bold contemporary twist on traditional decor in both its common areas and guest rooms -- the latter all outfitted with mini-fridges, interactive flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The property also has a popular lobby bar plus three meeting rooms and a basement gym; however, the free loaner smart phones may be the most appreciated perk. If this hotel is fully booked, a comparable converted building nearby is the Park Grand London Paddington.
The Parkwood at Marble Arch is a mid-range, bed-and-breakfast hotel located opposite Hyde Park, and a five-minute walk from Marble Arch station. There are 16 guest rooms with basic decor, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and dated bathrooms. All bookings include a free full English breakfast and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. There are no elevators available in the four-story hotel, no on-site parking, and no air-conditioning. For about the same rate, the Avni Kensington Hotel also has a free breakfast and fresher rooms near Hyde Park.
Not your typical chain hotel, the mid-range Best Western Mornington Hotel has the aesthetic of a stylish boutique hotel with the amenities of a major chain. Well-located directly across from Hyde Park, near Lancaster Gate, it puts guests within easy reach of most of London's major sights via the tube. Rooms are small and the historic building means that space in general is quite compact, but the free breakfast buffet is plentiful, there's a cozy library bar, and prices are reasonable when compared with other similar hotels in central London.
Housed in a partially-preserved Victorian building on a quiet street just off the main-strip madness, Park Grand London Paddington's classically chic style blends both past and present. This 158-room hotel is geared heavily toward business travelers, but its undeniably convenient location to several tube stations and London Paddington National Rail station make it ideal for many types of travelers. Compared to its nearby sister property Park Grand Hyde Park, this hotel has slightly more spacious rooms, a few more features, and a dash of extra style for around the same price.
This upscale boutique hotel in West London has 80 stylish -- but compact -- rooms. In a quiet area, but with plenty of attractions nearby, it provides a peaceful retreat, and the Japanese-style decor adds to the tranquil feel. The hotel’s owner dictates that no alcohol is served on the premises, and the restaurant only serves vegan food. Breakfast is not included and is on the pricey side, in line with the expensive room rates.