More about London Euston Premier Travel Inn
very misleading on room type
We stayed for a night at this hotel and found it a very frustrating experience. Our main complaint is that the room descriptions are very misleading. We booked a Twin room and were given a double bed plus a converted sofa (we expected two double beds). We were first sent to a smoking room despite having a 3 month old child. when we then asked for a king size bed we were told that the double bed was a king size bed and that all rooms were like that. This was not true. We learned later that there are indeed rooms with king beds. Also the price you pay does not include parking (15 pounds extra) and if you have a car you have to pay congestion charge to park in the car park. premier travel inn claim to have a good night gaurentee where they will refund you your money if your are not satisfied - this seems to be a lie -we were very unhappy with our room but had no refund.
Great family rooms
This hotel is great for families. The family rooms have a double bed and a couch with a pull out bed - much better than a standard sofa bed with two teenage boys! The breakfast is now free for up to 4 children 15 and under - which meant we paid £7.50 for 3 large breakfasts. The food is also good quality with a good choice - full english breakfast, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts etc etc. Rooms are always very clean and having a bath and a shower is great. We had a room at the back and didn't notice any traffic noise at all - in fact it was quieter than at home. Very convenient for Euston train station meaning we could make it door to door entirely on public transport.
Good location and Value for money
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times with just my wife, and with kids in tow. The latest stay was the same as the previous ones, Great value for money. When I am staying in London and with so much to see and do. All I am really looking for is a hotel that has a good location, decent bed, shower and is value for money. PTI euston fits the bill perfectely. I travel down via St Pancras. Turn right out of the station and the hotel is an easy 5min walk. You pass some decent pubs and a pizza express (which I have ate in all of) on your way. At £7.50 the all you can eat breakfast is a bargain. Shame the free newspaper has gone though.
Clean, fresh, and great
This is a great hotel for its price, its clean and has good breakfast. Excellent location too. (just inside zone 1) its not noisy despite what was said in a review. The staff are quite helpful.
Convenient, affordable, clean, friendly staff
This is the second time I have stayed here. So many other hotels in central London are overpriced, or dirty, or have an incovenient location or unfriendly staff. But the Travel Inn at Euston scores extremely well in all these areas.
Convenient for Euston, Kings Cross and Paddington, it's also only a short Tube journey on the Piccadilly Tube Line to the West End. The rooms are clean, tidy, and quiet at night, the restaurant is surprisingly cheap for an evening meal, and the bar is pleasant though smoky (but this of course will no longer be an issue when smoking in public places is banned in England in July). The 'all you can eat' breakfast is appetising and very efficiently organised, whilst not that cheap at £7.50 - though kids eat free.
However the best thing about the place is how friendly the staff are. Both times I have stayed I have frequently been asked if everything was OK, and all the staff without exception have been pleasant, informative and helpful.
Great location, great price, and great room!
We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of May 2006. The hotel is located within walking distance of King's Cross station (roughly 15 minutes), and is across the street from the Euston Tube station and train station. We arrived early, and the front desk staff allowed us to store our luggage while we grabbed lunch before check-in time. The British Library is also very close by, along with a number of small cafes and restaurants. The hotel is also within walking distance of the British Museum. The room was very bright, and spacious. The bed was comfortable as well. The washroom was clean, and a fair size. No hair dryer was provided, so if you require one pack it yourself. Our room was facing a nearby church, so we did hear its bell clang at the top and bottom of each hour; however we did eventually get used to the noise. Despite being off of Euston, a main street, we did not hear much traffic noise when the windows were closed. If you leave the windows open at night, you may be disturbed by the traffic (depending of course where your window faces, and if you are used to living on a busy street or not). Our only problem we encountered was we were in London during a very rare May heatwave. The city was very hot, stuffy, and humid, and as a result so was our room. If you are accustomed to hotel rooms with adjustable A/C controls you may find this room uncomfortable if you find yourself in a similar situation (I do not know if the rooms are cooler in the summer time when such weather is expected). We did find that if the windows stayed open during the day, it would be more comfortable at night. However, there were a couple times when the cleaning staff closed the window. When the heatwave began to subside, the room did become more comfortable at night. The hotel staff were all very friendly, and the hotel is kept clean. The location is excellent for using the Tube; Euston is a connecting station for many of London's underground tube lines, so it is easy to travel to and from many of the top tourist destinations. The hotel restaurant was also good; along with the service. If you do not wish to have the hotel's breakfast, Euston station does have a number of food kiosks open in the morning. The area is also fairly lit at night, when crossing the road from Euston station to the hotel. Overall, this was a great hotel to start our vacation in. Despite the humidity, the room itself was very comfortable, and clean. A great bargain for downtown London, with its access to the downtown core and train stations.
A most convenient location for visiting London
On a corner of the busy Euston Road this PTI might not be the most obvious place for a family weekend getaway to London, but its only and a couple of minutes stroll from Euston Station and Underground and turned out to be ideal.
We had a one night stay booked, with much sightseeing to pack into our two days. To make the most of our time, we stepped out of Euston Station and headed straight for the Premier Travel Inn - it was a little after 10am and I already knew that the hotel would be happy to book our luggage into storage well before we would be allowed to book into our room. The next morning when we checked out of the hotel, we did the same thing and left our luggage at the hotel to be collected at the end of our sightseeing. No charge was made for this service and the staff at reception were a delight to deal with.
The Hotel reminds me of an anonymous office block, but we were there to see London, and were more than happy with the room, cleanliness and service there - we had a room at the back which was nice and quiet. The bar/lounge looked a little worn, but I imagine they won't be wanting to give it a lick of paint until the smoking ban kicks in in July 2007. The lifts were operated by a keycard that also opened the door to your room - nice touch that helped us feel secure.
Just along from the hotel are some lovely areas like Bloomsbury and the British Museum. We ate at a very good Italian Restaurant called Prezzo which we discovered on our walk to the Hotel from Euston Station. The station itself was very convenient for picking up breakfast on-the-go and had great food concessions just outside with plenty of picnic tables. It was a great place to get breakfast alfresco on such a hot sunny April morning and the Marks and Spencer Simply Food was also a much welcome sight.
The Euston Premier Travel Inn might not have as stunning a location as the PTI County Hall, but the whole of London is very easily accessible from it, and I would definitely recommend it as a great place to base yourselves.
It was a treat to be able to return to the hotel mid afternoon and have a rest before heading out to the West End for the evening - not always easy with budget hotels that are often placed in inconvenient locations.
Five minutes walk from Euston station. Good location for walking and tube/bus. Reception staff very friendly. Room comfortable. What you'd expect really. Stayed there on business and they have a policy for single women so I felt perfectly safe. Breakfast very good value. Only downside - bar full of men watching football.
good value at travel inn
Booked Travel Inn after reading reviews on tripadvisor. Stayed Thursday and Friday night 26th, 27th April. Couldnt bring myself to pay £200 plus for a Thursday night that some other places were charging. My daughter and I were in London to see Sound of Music , to do some shopping and sight seeing. Travelled into Kings Cross and hotel is at the most 10 min walk from there,check in was quick , room of a fair size ,one large double and a sofa made up as bed as well. Bathroom had full size bath(stayed in a far more expensive hotel before christmas and its bath wasnt long enough to lay down in) all very clean and not worn or shabby. Pre paid for breakfast £7.50 each ,choice was excellent and standard of food very good. Must mention lady in charge of restaurant very nice and efficient. Would stay again as there was a good standard of accommodation, hotel was well placed and staff very pleasant. Euston tube over road, we also walked to covent Garden from hotel ,may be to far for some but nice to do if not pushed for time. Total bill for two nights and breakfasts for two was £206.
Good Value, 2007 renovation works
200 yards from Euston station, the room I had was a reasonable size and clean. I enjoyed my stay there and would go back. The hotel is under going renovation work for most of 2007 so there is a bit of banging about the place after 09:00am. Also, the hotel is on a busy road so ear plugs might be an idea. Restaurant is advisable to book ahead. Reasonable bar with reasonable prices.