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The 9 Best Cheap Hotels Near London Paddington Station

Looking for a convenient place to stay near London Paddington Station? Even better – don’t want to spend a ton of money when you do? You’ve come to the right place. Paddington is one of London’s most well-connected areas, both for transit within the city and if you want to do any day trips beyond London during your itinerary.

Finding an affordable place to stay in London is tricky under the best of circumstances, and often means you’re stuck out in Zone 3 or a 20-minute walk from the nearest Tube station. But with a little bit of extra research, you can find places that are more conveniently located without breaking the bank.

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In this new series, I’ll be sharing some of the best options for budget-friendly accommodation near London’s various train stations (see also: EustonKing’s CrossLondon Bridge, Victoria, and Waterloo). The goal here is to help you find somewhere that is well-connected to both the airport(s) and Central London, as well as to be realistic that travel to London has gotten really expensive lately!

Below you’ll find five great cheap hotels near London Paddington Station. All are within a 10-minute walk of the station and start from less than $155 per night (depending on your travel dates, rates may be higher). Hopefully, you’ll find one that fits your budget and your style, and have this part of planning your London itinerary sorted out shortly.

Edward Hotel Paddington

The Edward Hotel Paddington is one of the best cheap hotels near London Paddington to stay at during your London trip. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable, especially if you’re going to spend the whole day out exploring anyway. They’re well air-conditioned – crucial if you’re visiting during summer – and have a great shower; in England, some hotels do not have enough hot water to get good pressure.

The hotel’s best asset is its location. It’s just a short walk to Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Paddington station, and rental bikes.

Hyde Park Radnor Hotel

You’ll love Hyde Park Radnor Hotel if you can appreciate a mishmash of styles and architecture. While the amenities are modern, the hotel has preserved a more old style. You’ll see lots of carpets with symmetrical designs, tall windows with pelmets and valances, wooden headboards, and marble-covered bathrooms. You get the idea.

As for the location, it’s excellent, right near Paddington Station and within walking distance of all the sights.

A little secret, it’s one of the London Paddington budget hotels with an authentic English breakfast – with homemade coffee and delicious pure Irish butter.

Best Western Plus Delmere Hotel

The Best Western Plus Delmere Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in London. It is small and the rooms are small as well, but that is to be expected in London. The bonus is that it has all the upgraded amenities of a Best Western: air-conditioning, upgraded bathrooms, insulated walls, blackout drapes, and comfortable beds. You’ll definitely enjoy a good night’s sleep here.

Breakfast is not included, but you won’t regret paying for it! They have some fresh fruit salad, cheese, meat, hard-boiled eggs, and other delicious breakfast nibbles. It’s located right near Paddington Station with super easy bus/underground connections to the rest of the city.

Lancaster Hall Hotel

The Lancaster Hall Hotel is another good option among cheap hotels near London Paddington you can book for your London trip, but is admittedly not the best on this list – by price or by experience during your stay.

The rooms are quite old-fashioned and the beds are a bit bouncy but everything is clean. There’s no AC and windows can only be cracked open; something to keep in mind if you book in the summer. The bathroom is comfortable, though the fittings are a little old-fashioned and it’s often difficult to get the right balance between hot and cold water.

They offer an incredible complimentary breakfast that will get you going for the day. Location, it’s perfect, snuggled nicely between Paddington Station and Kensington Park. 

Park Grand Paddington Court

Park Grand Paddington Court is a great option for solo travelers and couples. This hotel is actually several properties that have been internally connected, so the floor levels don’t match and there are areas that are definitely not wheelchair accessible (ditto rolling suitcases, which you have to lift up flights of stairs).

That quirkiness aside, the Park Grand Paddington Court has an amazing location. It sits in a lively street, and it’s close to Paddington station and a few other underground stations. As a heads up, the room can be noisy. So I wouldn’t stay here if you need a quiet space to work and sleep.

Point A Hotel

  • Distance: 0.3 miles, 6-minute walk
  • Price from: $108 per night
  • Click to Book: Booking.com or Hotels.com

If you just want a place to crash out at night, Point A Hotel is your go-to option. It’s very basic and rooms are tiny, more like hostel rooms – so not a great alternative for claustrophobic people.

On the bright side, all the amenities are modern and the beds are super comfortable. Location-wise, it’s very central, with great connections on the Tube and walking distance from points of interest in London’s west end. Also, the breakfast is delicious. It’s continental, but everything is of top quality.

London Elizabeth Hotel

  • Distance: 0.3 miles, 6-minute walk
  • Price from: $117 per night
  • Click to Book: Hotels.com or directly

London Elizabeth Hotel truly is one of the best cheap hotels near London Paddington. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. For a great price, you get clean and spacious rooms, a decent breakfast, and a perfect location.

The décor can seem a bit dated as it’s traditional old English style. But hey, there’s an open fire in the lobby and a cozy bar with leather furnishing you’ll appreciate if you visit the winter. It also has a restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. All in all, perfectly fine for a short break or a night in London for work. 

Cleveland Hotel

Located right in the heart of London, the Cleveland Hotel is one of those hotels you keep coming back to after one stay. The rooms are astounding. Yes, they’re small like in most counterparts, but they are cleverly designed to fit tons of appliances.  There’s a kitchen area with a mini fridge, coffee/tea maker, and sink. There’s even a little kitchenette in the cupboard.

The only drawback is that the elevator reaches up to the third floor only. If you stay in the attic room, your legs won’t be so pleased with walking up extra stairs after a day exploring the city, but it’s a fun little room if that’s where you choose to stay.

OYO Townhouse 30 Sussex Hotel

If you’re really tight on money, OYO Townhouse 30 Sussex Hotel is, by far, one of the best budget-friendly hotels near London Paddington.

The rooms are tiny (shouldn’t be a surprise at this point) and are spotlessly clean. Location-wise, it’s great, very central with good transport connections and lots of touristy places, such as Oxford street, are walkable. This is also one of the few international chain hotels on the list if you prefer to stay with a name you recognize.

You even have a lovely English pub down the street called The Heron to enjoy a pint after a long day. Foodies will be pleased to know it’s close to Edgware Road, where there are lots of lovely Middle Eastern restaurants. A downside, the stairs are steep, and there is no lift. 

Have any questions about these cheap hotels near London Paddington, or other hotels in the area? Let me know in the comments below!

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Valerie fell in love with London on her first trip to the city way back in 2011. Since then, she spent a year living in London and visits as often as she can. Join her to explore my favorite city on earth and learn everything you need to discover the best London has to offer!

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