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.
The place was convenient for an overnight because it is literally in the train station for the Heathrow Express. Otherwise the older rooms do not have much to recommend then: a 5 pound deposit on each of two converters. They could have billed in the event they were taken. We left them in the room but the cost was inadvertently added to our final "express" billing so we had to go get it straightened out. The TV is small. Free
WiFi is ONLY for people who book on their website. Otherwise it is expensive. Chippy.
Only two nights but found hotel to be excellent staff helpful and friendly although I will say there were no mini bar or water in room, I have stayed before and I think hotel could do with up dating a bit in the bathrooms but apart from that excellent
Excellent hotel, exactly as advertised and service was great. Room was meticulously clean, all new inside. Just a tad small compared to U.S. hotel rooms, but very comfortable and functional due to well thought out setup. 2 minute walk door to door to Paddington Station. Would stay again!
We selected this hotel because of proximity to Paddington Station and ease of access using Heathrow Express train and because they had queen sized beds. Several restaurants are conveniently located on Praed Street and it is within walking distance of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, a nice area for walking or running.
Fresh cookies awaited us in our room each day and weather forecast for the day was posted each morning by the elevator.
Air conditioning was spotty in our room. The last few days it was much too warm. We were told on checkout that they could have done something in the office to have corrected that.
Overall, we would definitely stay here again.
Small fairly new and modern hotel away from the main tourist drag. Has good public transport connections and a ten minute walk from Paddington Train Station. Overall I like the hotel but there can be nagging small problems with the facilities (A/C, Shower and in room Safe). Very good breakfast and polite front desk. My second stay at the hotel and I would probably stay there again.
"Cheap weekend deal gave reasonable value for money"
Functional, budget type hotel offering decent value for money when part of a deal. I suspect it would be vastly over priced at the the normal prices.
Rooms were pretty much par for the course.
Hotel is large and very busy.
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.