Si Jenkins Hotel, 45 Cartwright Gdns. (a 7387 2067; www.jenkinshotel.demon.co.uk), enter on Barton PI. Tube: Euston. Bright, airy, non-smoking rooms with antique-style furniture, phone, fridge, hair dryer, and safe. Guests can use tennis courts. English breakfast included. Reserve 1-2 months ahead. Singles £52, with bath £72; doubles with bath £85; triples with bath £105. MCV.

18 The Langland Hotel, 29-31 Gower St. (a 7636 5801; www.langlandhotel.com). Tube: Goodge St. Family atmosphere, and sparkling bathrooms cleaned twice a day. All rooms with fan. Singles £40, with bath £55; doubles £5075; triples £7090; quads £90110; quints £100. Discounts for students and in off-season. AmExMCV. Crescent Hotel, 49-50 Cartwright Gdns. (a 7387 1515; www.crescenthoteloflon-don.com). Tube: Russell Sq. Artistic rooms in a family-run atmosphere. All rooms with phone and wash stand. Singles £46, with bath £51-73; doubles with bath £89; triples with bath £99; quads with bath £108. Discounts for longer stays. MCV.

Edward Lear Hotel, 28-30 Seymour St. (a 7402 5401; www.edlear.com). Tube: Marble Arch. Clean, cheerful rooms in a pretty location. Each room has phone and kettle. English breakfast included. Free Internet. Singles £48, with shower £60; doubles £67 74, with full bath £83; triples £798999; family quad with shower £99, with full bath £105. 10% discount for stays of 3-4 nights, 15% for 5 nights. MCV.

Hadleigh Hotel, 24 Upper Berkeley St. (a 7262 4084). Tube: Marble Arch. Spacious rooms equipped to executive standards, with bath, phone, kettle, extra sink, minibar, safe, and iron. Continental breakfast included. Reserve 1 month ahead for summer. Singles £65; doubles £75-85; triples £95; 2-bedroom flat £138. AmExMCV. Thanet Hotel, 8 Bedford PI. Russell Sq. (a 7636 2869; www.thanethotel.co.uk). Tube: Russell Sq. or Holborn. Airy, well-kept rooms in the small, family-run B&B have TV, hair dryer, kettle, and phone. Rooms at the back have a view of the garden. All rooms have private bath. English breakfast included. Reserve 1 month in advance. Singles £69; doubles £94; triples £102; quads £112. AmExMCV.

George Hotel, 58-60 Cartwright Gdns. (a 7387 8777; www.georgehotel.com). Tube: Russell Sq. Meticulous rooms with phone, kettle, and sink. Front-facing lst-floor rooms are best, with high ceilings and tall windows. Internet access. Singles £50, with shower £65, with bath £75; doubles £707790; triples £8392105; quads £95. Nov.-June discounts for longer stays. MCV.

Mentone Hotel, 54-56 Cartwright Gdns. (a7387 3927; www.mentonehotel.com). Tube: Russell Sq. Bright, clean rooms furnished in a variety of styles, with phone and kettle. All rooms with bath. English breakfast included. Free Internet access. Reserve 1-2 weeks ahead. Apr.-Sept. singles £60; doubles £85; triples £95; quads (2 double beds) £105. Oct.-Mar. £55758595. Discounts for stays over 1 week. AmExMCV.

Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way (s7637 2488; reservations 7278 7871; www.imperiaihoteis.co.uk). Tube: Russell Sq. London’s largest hotel, with 2 lobbies and long corridors. Recently redecorated and meticulously clean. All rooms have bath. Continental breakfast included. Singles £66; doubles £85; triples £102.50. MCV.


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