LXA333 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
Hey guys I am looking for a hotel to stay at while I am visiting family(they have typical small london flats so I wish to not bother them) and I am looking at some grad biz schools! Does anyone know of a "good priced hotel" close to the City of London financial district? I would be willing stay someplace else if its worth it. Even the worst Marriotts and Hiltons are overpriced. It would also help if the hotel awarded miles on BA. Thanks in advance.
noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
There's a good Travelodge on Liverpool Street, close to the city. Also a nice Premier Inn at Tower Bridge, again a 5 min walk. They are the cheapest decent hotels in the area, but I guess even they will be expensive on New Years Eve. Check out travelodge.co.uk and premierinn.com, you can't really go wrong (apart from the Travelodge at Kings Cross).
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2278 times:
This is actually the perfect example of when to use Priceline. Learn how to bid using free rebid zones to let you rebid multiple times per session at betterbidding.com. A couple of years ago, a friend was often getting London hotels at the pound rate, but in dollars (like a £150 room would cost him $150 instead).
Also ask at your workplace (or by your profile, perhaps your parents' workplace), if their corporate travel agent could get you a room. The arrangement we have with ours is that they'll make personal hotel reservations for free, since they receive a commission, and we get the corporate discount for personal travel (helps to maintain the volume for the discount). I tested it out once, and they returned a price for a Marriott in London a good £20 less per night than the absolutely lowest rate I could find anywhere online, including the last minute sites and Kayak.
(I'd gather a good agent could swing a sweet deal at the Crowne Plaza-The City over New Year's. That area shouldn't be seeing a single business traveler of any means, but rooms still have to be rented.)