Excellent location near Hyde Park, very quiet at night. The staff at the reception was very efficient and professional. The rooms are fine, bathroom and shower a little tiny, but this is Europe. The staff in general was very polite and helpful.
Stayed at the Mercure Paddington for one night during a recent trip to London where my primary considerations were 1) a clean place to sleep, 2) reasonably priced, 3) in central London and 4) near a tube station. The Mercure met all those criteria. The rooms are typical Euro -- very small but the hotel itself was fine, the room was clean and all the fixtures worked and were modern. Not the place to stay if you plan on hanging out at the hotel, but great if you just want a base of operations. Didn't realize it at the time of booking but this is an Accord property, so they're typically OK.
The hotel is only steps away from the Paddington Underground and Train Station next door; between those two, you can get anywhere you need to go! Plenty of decent food and pubs nearby. The hotel connects to a Garfunkels Restaurant (think "UK Denny's") and hotel wifi is accessible from the restaurant. The Angus Steakhouse across the street is pretty good too.
My wife and I were overall pleased with our stay here. Room was somewhat small, but was very appropriate for the price and was well accommodated. We greatly enjoyed the location with 2 underground stops and lots of bars/restaurants within walking distance. The royal gardens and hyde park were also very close, making this an easy location to have fun in, as well as get back to when out on the town.
The hotel is in a fabulous location close to paddington station and Kensington park. It is quiet and comfortable. The air conditioning and the bed were superb. Food was good and staff was very helpful. The only reason I did not give the staff 5 stars is because they made some mistakes (which were somewhat significant). But I would highly recommend this hotel.
Great location. Close to Paddington Station.
Our room was a deluxe room and trust me, in London this is rare.
Was nice to roll out of bed and not hit a wall.
The only issue was that our bathroom was directly under the pipes, so when in the bathroom you could hear every time others flushed their toilets.
Other than that, lovely big bed and space :-)
This lively residential and business area borders Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens where you can stroll along canalside streets and check out the houseboats and historic Victorian homes. Plentiful shopping opportunities exist at Queensway and Oxford Street. Paddington Station, a 19th century building, provides a gateway to towns in the west of England, including Oxford, Windsor, Bath and Bristol.