The Best Western Burns Hotel in London

by Joy Uyeno

The Best Western Burns Hotel is located in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which is the most affluent borough in Britain. However, despite the high price of houses and abundance of chic stores, the area offers some low-priced accommodations for travelers, including the Best Western. This budget-priced hotel provides guests with basic comforts while putting them within walking distance of Kensington Palace, King's Road and Hyde Park.

Prices

The Best Western Burns Hotel provides budget accommodations for travelers. As of November 2010, the online rates ranged from 69 pounds ($110) per night for single rooms to 129 pounds ($206) for deluxe suites. The price includes free wireless Internet connection.

Guest Rooms

Six room sizes are available at the Best Western Burns Hotel: single, twin, double, triple, king and deluxe. The single, twin, and triple rooms are small in size; guests with special needs should request accessible rooms upon booking. The deluxe rooms are suites with separate sleeping and living areas. All of the guest rooms are decorated with sunny yellow walls and crisp white sheets. Each room is furnished with an armoire, desk and television.

Dining

The hotel serves a continental breakfast buffet and traditional cooked-to-order English breakfast at the Patio Restaurant, which is located on the lower level of the establishment. The Ellen Terry Bar and Patio Garden is open for drinks and snacks throughout the day. Guests are invited to dine on the walled patio, weather permitting. Room service is also available 24 hours a day.

Transportation

The Best Western Burns Hotel is located 11 miles from Heathrow Airport. Travelers should take the subway (called "the tube") to Earl's Court station. The hotel is a two-minute walk from the station, across Earl's Court Road. The hotel is located within the congestion charge zone, and parking is limited to meters in the blocks around the hotel. For these reasons, guests are discouraged from driving.

About the Author

Joy Uyeno has been writing about travel, food, fashion, culture and finance since 2005. For three years she wrote a column for the "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" aimed at young and first-time travelers. Her writing has appeared in several local and national publications, including the 2008 anthology "Honolulu Stories." She holds a Master of Arts in writing and publishing from Emerson College.