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Adrian Houston

The best hotels in Paddington

Looking to stay in west London? Here's our pick of the best hotels in Paddington

By Time Out editors

Hotels in Paddington are ideal for anyone needing a quick getaway to Heathrow airport or south-west England, but the area is also handily placed for central London.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (which features the excellent Princess Diana Memorial Playground) are a short walk away. Portobello Market and the shopping and eating delights of Notting Hill are only a few minutes further west. Edgware Road offers a huge choice of Middle Eastern cafés and restaurants; around Paddington Basin, Pearl Liang is a good bet for Chinese food (including dim sum) in plush modern surroundings, while Beany Green is an appealing Australian-inspired café serving fine coffee. But where to stay? We reckon these are some of the best hotels in Paddington.

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The best hotels in Paddington

Hilton London Paddington

Hotels Luxury hotels Paddington

This is the place to stay if you want to walk straight onto a train, as it’s right next to Paddington station. The building may be nineteenth-century, but the rooms are modern, with a dash of Art Deco styling alongside the TVs and other mod cons; 56 new rooms were added in 2015. There’s a fitness centre, a bar and a brasserie, plus plenty of family rooms. Pets are welcome too, for a £35 supplement.

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Hotel Indigo London Paddington

Hotels Boutique hotels Paddington
Hotel Indigo is the boutique hotel offering from the InterContinental Hotel group. This branch of the chain is close to Paddington station and has 64 rooms, all decorated in an inoffensive contemporary style. Bedrooms come with rain-showers, robes and slippers; wifi is complimentary. There’s also a brasserie, and a bar (open 24 hours for hotel residents).

Lancaster London

Hotels Bayswater
Sister hotel to K West in Shepherd’s Bush and the Landmark in Marylebone, the Lancaster’s USP is the location, right next to Hyde Park. Rooms are decorated in an unremarkable international hotel style, but the views are something else. A further plus is the well-reviewed Nipa Thai restaurant. Twentieth-century architecture fans will appreciate the fact that the tower block portion of the hotel was built by Richard Seifert (originally as an office building).
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Hotels Paddington
Bright white furnishings, shiny surfaces and lots of glass make for a futuristic look at this two-site hotel. Standard bedrooms are small and neat, with shower-only bathrooms; breakfast and wifi included in the (very reasonable) room rates. Eight suites offer more space, and have kitchenettes. It’s close to Paddington station, and also just around the corner from fabulous Thai food at the Heron pub.
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Adrian Houston

La Suite West

Hotels Boutique hotels Bayswater
A handsome townhouse hotel with a calm atmosphere  and an emphasis on healthy living. There’s a gym, and a vegan restaurant, RAW, where even the afternoon tea is vegan. The design of the place is expensively simple, with lots of clean lines and quality fabrics. There’s also a pretty outdoor terrace where you can eat in fine weather. Wifi, a newspaper and breakfast are included in the price. The hotel is handily placed for Kensington Gardens.

Things to do in Paddington

Paddington area guide

Things to do

On the north edge of Hyde Park, Bayswater is a pleasing mix of once-grand mansions, hotels, architecturally significant pleasure palaces and great places to eat and drink. 


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