A major business district in western London, Hammersmith lies on the northern banks of the Thames River and is part of the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The A4, a key English highway that connects central London with Heathrow International Airport, passes through Hammersmith. The area, which is convenient to London’s many attractions but away from the hustle and bustle of center city, offers a wide array of hotels within its borders.
Hilton London Olympia
Located on Kensington High Street less than a mile from the Hammersmith Underground station, this 405-unit hotel is also convenient to Kensington Gardens and Royal Albert Hall. Guests who enjoy shopping may find the fashionable shops on Kensington High Street an irresistible attraction. Accommodations include 394 guest rooms measuring 215 square feet each and 11 suites of 258 square feet each. For the benefit of families with small children, the hotel provides special family packages, cribs, high chairs, children’s menus in its restaurants and babysitting services. The on-site Plum Grill offers a buffet at lunchtime and a-la-carte fare for dinner, while the Plum Sports Lounge serves lighter fare and offers big-screen TV coverage of sports events.
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
This 135-unit hotel in the heart of Hammersmith lies only 0.3 mile from the Hammersmith Underground station. The hotel offers high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and common areas and serves a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Although there is no on-site restaurant, the hotel is within easy walking distance of several eateries. Hotel guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the on-site bar/lounge or opt instead for a cup of java in the coffee lounge just off the lobby.
Novotel London West
Less than 200 yards from the Hammersmith Underground station, this sprawling 630-unit hotel is popular with business travelers and has extensive facilities for hosting large-scale business conferences. An on-site business center features high-speed Internet access, complimentary computer access, printers, fax machines and telephone service. The Cloud 9 Beauty Salon, located on the premises, offers a wide range of spa-type services, including facials, body massage, body wraps and tanning. Guests who’d like to dine in can choose between the Aroma Restaurant’s international buffet offerings or sample a wide array of gourmet cuisine in the a-la-carte Artisan Grill.
This sleekly contemporary apartment hotel, located in central Hammersmith close to the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, offers studio and one-bedroom apartments, which are ideal for family groups and those planning an extended stay. Part of the SO chain, the hotel provides kitchenette facilities in all of its studio units and full kitchens in the one-bedroom apartments. All units feature satellite TV, DVD players and high-speed Internet access. Guests can relax amid the hotel’s rooftop gardens or set off to explore central London, only five miles away and easily accessible via the Underground.
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