The location, right next door to Selfridge's food hall off Oxford Street, is wonderful, especially for shoppers. Ignore the drab entrance; the hotel brightens considerably in the second-floor reception room, with its wingback chairs, antique art, pine-paneled walls, and a rustic bar whose half-timbered decor was brought and installed piece by piece from an English barn that stood in the Middle Ages. The rooms are hardly the finest in this part of town, but they are usually affordable, especially if you snag one of the promotional offerings. Accommodations are well maintained, nicely decorated, tranquil, and generally spacious. Tip: Try for a room facing Orchard Street, as these are larger. Also, the best rooms are the premium units on floors three to five.
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- Recommended 2010