This place is super swish and a total pleasure to stay in.
Location is perfect - Hoxton / Shoreditch, you can't beat it.
The rooms are amazing - all individually decorated with unusual bed coverings, original paintings and cool prints. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bathrooms are really high quality.
The hotel is just ridiculously funky. Really cool bar, a photo booth, a couple of little restaurants, great wifi (finally a hotel with good enough wifi to keep up with it's guests!!).
Staffwise, they are all exceptionally friendly and professional, if extreeeemely hipster :-)
I would rather stay here than anywhere else in London I've tried so far.
Location is perfect - Shoreditch is THE trendy area. The hotel was always busy with a lobby filled with PYT thanks to the bar/lounge.
Trendy, hipster and unpretentious. Stayed for 5 days with my boyfriend on a work/vacation trip. The room was charming. Bed was super comfy. We faced the street and had a view through tree branches so it was almost like being in a treehouse. Super charming!
This place is a hotel?! Ahha. Yeah that may explain the reception-like desk I remember seeing on the left hand side and my confusion at the guys arriving with backpacks. Mystery solved!
In my defence, we were already 'warmed up' when we wandered in here. It's a good end-of-the-night type bar, open refreshingly late (/early?!) for people to have a few for the road and figure out how to get home (unless you're staying here obv, then it's pretty easy). No queue plus no door charge = extra late night win!
It's not like any hotel lobby bar you're probably picturing, and I like its laidback vibe. Hipster contingent is out in force enough for it to be buzzing without looking like it's trying very hard, and there's still enough room to squish through to the bar then perhaps nab some comfy sofa space.
3 other things I remember that earn them bonus points: 1) there's a DJ, 2) there's a fireplace (who doesn't love a good fireplace?!), and 3) there's a barman with a smile to die for (I'm not usually the swoon-at-first-glance type but I was helpless in smiling back at those dimples like an idiot until my mate reminded me of our order). Very smooth...!
Great Place for the great price. Easy access to the vibrant nightlife around. The food in the hotel restaurant is usually pretty good and the only real complaint I had was the size of the room. It's pretty small and basic but I suppose you do get what you pay for, especially in London!
Sweeet, a bar that is open until 3am in London. Yay! We drove around for nearly an hour in a taxi trying to find a place that was still open, after the pub hosting our work social kicked us out. Eventually, we ended up at the Hoxton Hotel. Certainly a hotel bar, but with a distinct American-hipster air. Blazing fireplaces, unfinished wood, drunk hipsters.
We draped ourselves across the comfy couches, tired but ready for more drinks. My friend who had been here before recommended an amazing drink called the Porn Star. Passion fruit based, my favorite, so I knew it would be good. Delicious, sweet, sour, with a floating half passion fruit piece on top, sprinkled with a dusting of vanilla sugar, and a float/sidecar of champagne or something. Not sure what, I chucked it in my drink and it was fabulous. This may be my new favorite cocktail ever! Thanks, Hoxton!
Exquisite decor and design with a hint of playfulness and class at every level. Great weekend retreat.
I stayed here for a week-long business trip, but personally found this hotel infuriating. I started getting bit by bed bugs immediately and by the 3rd night had to have them switch my room. That would've been enough to write a bad review, but there are many other reasons to pass on this hotel.
The free WiFi is spotty and slow. The rooms are very small and take a fashion-y, minimalist approach -- which would be great if they still had some basic conveniences. The layout of the rooms isn't very comfortable. Everything is situated at odd angles, so there's no room to really put anything without it being in the way. There's no washcloths or electrical outlet in the bathroom, nor a dresser. So if you're staying for more than a couple days and want to unpack, you get 4 hangers in a make-shift half-closet to put away any clothes. I didn't have a phone in my room either, which at first I thought was part of the minimalist concept. But then on day 3 one miraculously appeared by the bed. So maybe it was an oversight?
Anyway, my "newly renovated room" had wood floors that were so slippery I nearly fell down 4 different times and had to catch myself on the chair or bed. The floor also had sharp nail heads sticking out of some of the boards that I had to actively avoid or I'd snag a sock or puncture a toe. Also the staff has a tendency to barge into the room. They just knock quickly and open the door. More than once this happened when I was dressing and had to leap over the bed, yelling "don't come in." The complimentary breakfast comes in a cute little bag that you place outside your room at night. But a couple nights it was simply gone in the morning. The restaurant and lounge area downstairs are pretty cool though. Very comfy and good food. Overall I would say this hotel is a decent concept, but needs some fine-tuning to be a comfortable stay. I would be wary to recommend it for business travelers.
On this occasion I have to give the Hoxton a 3 but there was enough on offer to make me want to go back and check it out again.
The hotel is super hipster with a great bar, restaurant and chilled out relaxed dining room - plus it's very centrally located just near Old Street Tube station (2 mins walk)
My room was really well presented in a kind of lower east side look and the bathroom was clean and spacious. I also enjoyed hanging out for coffee downstairs and drinking in the Hoxton grill bar which has a late licence.
The reason I'm giving it a 3 is that I had an ice cold shower the first day there and although it was fixed by the plumber later in the day, it was still a really unpleasant experience in such an upmarket and expensive place.
The other prob was that in room 202, the wifi reach was so poor that my MacBook could hardly load a page let alone watch a movie on Netflix so this put my late evening plans to an end.
Without these 2 massively frustrating issues, I'm sure I'd give the Hoxton a much better rating of a 4, possibly on the way to a 4.5
My friends and I had been traveling through Europe for over a week before we stayed at The Hoxton Hotel our last night in Europe. The hotel was wonderful, very modern, and located within walking distance of the underground (which we took to the airport). The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had drinks in the lobby lounge and loved every minute of our stay.
I'm heading back to London for part of my honeymoon later this year and will be staying at The Hoxton again!
This is the coolest hotel where I have ever stayed! The Hoxton Hotel is located in hipster neighbourhood Shoreditch with cheap bars, restaurants and hipster shops. The lounge is a cool hang out with a fire place, book shelves and photo booth and is always crowded. If you are hungry and thirsty and want to chill out with young hipsters, then go to The Hoxton Grill next to the lounge. If you need some rest, ask a room on a higer floor. There is a DJ every weekend and you won't sleep on the first floor. I am glad that we had a room on the 5th floor! No loud music, yelling and drunk people around the corner. We were knock out quickly in our room. The room is modern with funny pillows (rock, paper, siccors) and you can listen hipster music. I was affraid that we had to listen 'Last Christmas' all the time:-P. The bathroom has a rainshower which you will need it after hanging out the hipster all the time. If you want, you can get a mini breakfast for free. You can fill the breakfast bag what time you would like to receive, hang the bag outside and the next morning you will get yoghurt with granola, fruit and orange juice. Unfortunately I am allergic to milk so I only got (extra) fruit and Orange juice and that was not enough. Hipster or not: I need carbs when I am walking the whole day! So I went to the Hoxton Grill or another restaurant in the neighbourhood for some more breakfast. Anyway, I am happy with free vitamine C.
You can walk around in the hipster neighbourhood but if you want to explore other neighbourhoods, you can take the tube from Old Street, Shoreditch High Street of Liverpool Street. Or take the bus opposite the hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful and knows the hotspots in Shoreditch, although they will recommend Hoxton Grill of course.
The Hoxton hotel is great for young people who would like a trendy and comfortable hotel for an affortable price. And I would definitely book this hotel again.
I would highly recommend the Hoxton hotel.
Cool area, affordable rates, and simple cool rooms. The breakfast service, free Wifi and free calls are also a plus.
We received excellent service from the hotel staff and really enjoyed our stay. The Hoxton Grill is also a very big plus. The drinks and food were great.
We will definitely be back!
I paid 30 pounds for a round of 4 drinks here last night. Jesus.
The Hoxton Hotel has such an awesome vibe, full of young Shoreditch hipsters, it was rammed at um... possibly midnight when we arrived. A round of very expensive drinks later and we were curled up on the big couches out front, grooving to some MJ. Another drink later and I was crammed in the photo booth, getting some ill advised black and whites taken. Like I said, it's a fun bar.
Randomly there were people just dotted about working on the huge mac screens in the lobby. Guests, I imagine? All around the walls were Andy Warhol inspired artworks by the artist, Pure Evil. I had a fun, if slightly foggy, night here.
The Hoxton Hotel is my home in London when I'm away from my real home. Walking distance from loads of great shops, galleries, techie spots, restaurants & bars. And really LOVE the new design upgrades recently! The cozy rooms are an even better deal with more modern textures & better use of space. The Grill is always yummy. Service is always outstanding. Thanks Hox team!
If you are looking for a boutique hotel in a great location in London then Hoxton is just the place you're looking for.
But what makes Hoxton better than its counterparts is that even though its a boutique hotel it has a very big lobby and a very fancy bar and grill downstairs (Hoxton Grill). It is only a 5 minute walk from Old Street tube station (Northern Line) which is just 2 stops away from Euston (extremely convenient if you're are taking the train into London).
The rooms are very quirky with a personal touch, especially the pillows and beds which are not like one of your regular boring hotel beds.There is free wifi so you can get your work done in the room without having to rush to the nearest Starbucks. The showers are of a decent size with a massive mirror in the bathroom, but there are no big mirrors in the room so if you want to get your makeup done or dry your hair then you need to go into the bathroom (which is a bit annoying). I loved the lighting in this hotel it was all purple and pink and had a very nightclub like feel to it (again quirky). The highlight of the hotel is its location because it is in Shoreditch which has become the new Camden of London with all the cool bars and cafes right around the corner.
My Verdict: Great rooms, good location, friendly staff and a nice bar and grill downstairs makes Hoxton a new favorite in London. I am definitely coming back!
A bed for your head? Look no further than the Hoxton Hotel.
After business (and pleasure) travel spanning the last 6 or so years, I can firmly say that Hoxton Hotel knows exactly how to please a guest at this price point.
And what is that price point!? A mere £89 for a Sunday night in which I found myself temporarily homeless between flying in and receiving keys to my new flat (which is thankfully right up the street...can we all say "SEND THE IN-LAWS here!?) Yes, I can. In fact, this was significantly cheaper than the nearby Holiday Inn Express, which I also checked. And 1000x more excellent.
The booking is quite easy through their website, and while you are there...sign up for their £1 rooms. Yes, every couple of months they release rooms for £1, and then when those sell out...upwards to £19 or £29. I mean really, it's a great way to maybe snag a room at a steal. They also do this with their meeting rooms (I called recently about hosting a meeting) and though it didn't work out for me this time, if you're a meeting planner...JUMP ON IT.
I arrived travel weary and ready for a much-needed horizontal nap with a real pillow. I dreaded the "your room is not ready" line, but shouldn't have worried. It was only 1230 but my room was ready and I was quickly checked in amongst the busy weekend crowd (The Hoxton Grill and cafe/lounge area are quite happening), given quick instructions on how to achieve my free breakfast bag (what!? more on that later) then made a beeline for zzzzzz's.
My room was just perfect, and large by Euro-standards, even moreso by London's. A nice fluffy double bed, fairly spacious bathroom with shower (and counter space!), a full desk with easy free wifi connection, complimentary coffee, tea and FRESH MILK and cold water in the fridge. I mean, they know me. They must. Fresh milk for my coffee? Heaven sent. I wanted to kiss them.
Room service: a nice black bean burger, side salad and sweet potato soup arrived to my room 15 minutes after I ordered it by a friendly gal. And, the damage? £20. Seriously not bad at all compared to other hotel room service charges. The food was excellent, too (from the grill downstairs).
Ah, the breakfast bag! Just mark that you'd like a breakfast bag delivered to your door by hanging the brown bag/tag outside by 2am (or something) and then when you open your door upon waking an OJ, yogurt cup/granola and banana will be waiting for you. Goes well with a fresh cup of joe and fresh milk, eh!? YEAH!
I enjoyed a latte in the lounge and its quite the scene. A mix of travelers and Shoreditch revelers. Very nice live music on a Sunday afternoon. Popular place. Table service, nice touch. There's even a photobooth (£3), free papers, business center, etc.
If I have any reason to stay in a hotel a few blocks from my home again, THIS will be it. I may even just wait for the deal rooms and have myself a staycation away from chores and dog hair. Who knows!? The possibilities are endless. If you're visiting London, on a budget and don't like to spare the luxury...look up a room at the Hoxton Hotel, I am almost 100 percent sure you will not be disappointed.
Also, bonus on the well done decor.
I really was expecting more from the Hoxton I was disappointed that the food was lack lustre and the service poor.
The atmosphere however and decor etc were very good and there was a great vibe.
I hope I just went at a bad time as I would like to give it another go.
The courtyard is a welcome bonus on a hot summer evening too.
The waiting staff is wonderful and the cocktail
menu is superb with a wide range of gorgeous drinks at great prices. The place is usually full of busy media types
but the log fire, artwork and comfy sofas enable you to feel relaxed and at
After a long and rather unpleasant overnight flight across the pond with a hefty Cypriot's arm constantly taking up share in MY seat all I wanted was a little room of my own (okay, and also a shower to wash off the stink.) I arrived at the Hoxton around 12:00 and was checked in straight away, with no color commentary such as:
"Check in is at 3:00 (which, incidentally, I believe it is) please come back then."
"You're rather early, let me see if your room is ready (this is your cue to become extra ridiculously grateful about getting to check in to the room for which you've paid.)"
I appreciate that the Hoxton just gets down to business and gives me what I want in short order; in London it's my happy place.
You've gotta be kidding me, right? £1.00? For a room? Here?
I get to stay here? I can check in, enjoy your rock-paper-scissors pillows, free internet, waterfall showers, hip lighting, and the best of the best free breakfasts - a Pret meal delivered on my door handle? For £1? No tax?
Listen to me right now dear yelpers, I'm only doing this because I love you, and I'll only do it this once:
1. Go to hoxtonhotels.com
2. Click on the tab for "The £1 Sale"
3. Wait for the email
4. Snag your £1 room
5. Enjoy your delicious room and breakfast
You may get stuck with a £29 room. Oh the shame...
I'll start out by saying that no I have never spent the night here. I've used it for training and meetings and business stuff (oh what an important person I am with my business and stuff! ;O)) and it was absolutely fantastic.
They have a selection of meeting rooms that range in sizes are all a little bit quirky, with free paper and pencils and important business things like that. What I loved about this place is how welcome they made us feel there, we could help ourselves to the food selection in the kitchen area and they didn't keep count of the number of cans of diet coke I drank, they also let us stay late and were oh so friendly. This hotel is doing something right as all its staff are happy and helpful and generally beautiful people.
If you are looking to impress even the fussiest of people and you need a meeting room, this would be my first choice recommendation!
Everything about this place was utterly fantastic. Thoughtful and unexpected touches every step of the way.
Arrive early? No problem, your room is ready. Need to make a call home - to the U.S.? Sure thing, an hour free each day. That's right. Each day. Need food before a day of Big Red Buses and Clocks? Enjoy free Pret a Manger breakfast of juice, yogurt parfait and a banana each and every day. At whatever time you'd like.
Seriously. This place has style, comfort and surprisingly the right price. London was the last stop of a two week European jaunt and let me tell you...the room and amenities were just what I needed. A few friends of mine in London recommended the hotel as a hip spot in a fun part of the city.
There are lots of restaurant and pub choices within easy walking distance. The hotel restaurant was great, actually, however the last day of our stay (mid June '09) new management began renovations on the dining and bar area so who knows what the restaurant will be now.
Every night we enjoyed a DJ spinning funky house, downtempo and old school hip hop that set the mood for the swank lobby/bar/restaurant. Enjoy the space. And the electric neon orange wire-frame Lambo.
Old Street station is a short walk from the hotel and is a good line to be on for touristing and connections to larger train stations. Convenience store with toiletries, basic food and beer/wine is just across the street. Make sure you check out all of the signage in your room. It's the little things that show how much thought goes into an operation...beyond simply being a business.
There are loads of fantastic food and pub choices just steps away. Enjoy exploring.
If you're into a non-stuffy yet totally covered hotel, check in to the Hoxton.
This place is the cutest. Very spacious for a London/ Europe hotel! I had a single and everything was amazing. The bathrooms are very modern and the soaps and everything inside are top notch. Honestly, my favorite part of staying at the Hoxton was putting my breakfast bag on my door and seeing that it was filled with a banana, yogurt parfait and OJ in the AM!
The lobby is always happenin' and a great place for people watching. I LOOVEEE the photo booth they have :)
The neighborhood is fantastic and a 5 minute walk to the tube. It is very hipster but that means tons of great cafes, restaurants, and lots of impromptu art galleries and spaces. I had no idea what neighborhood we were in but walking either direction out of the hotel won't leave you disappointed. It was fun just getting lost.
You cannot beat the value that you get at the Hoxton. It is located in the hip, artsy East End and it's a cool hangout where you might even see a celebrity or two.
Best of all - you will get a room here for cheap. Yes, that's cheap in US dollars. London is soooooo expensive and after you convert to American dollars it is downright insane. When I stayed there the room was about $100 a night. This is a modern hotel - not a hostel folks.
The pictures on the website give an accurate portrayal of the vibe and decor. The hotel is about a 3 min walk from the Tube, it is about a 5 minute walk from Brick Lane, a 7 minute walk from the Columbia Road Flower Market and a 10 minute walk from the Barbican.
What's more - you are very close to Whitechapel - the scene of the Jack the Ripper tragedy........
Everything about the Hoxton exceeded my expectations, and I can't wait to go back sometime!
My sister and I stayed at the Hoxton for three nights and loved everything about it! We paid about 100 GBP per night for a room with a queen bed (If you book farther in advance, you can get rooms for as low as 60GBP!!).
The room was spacious for a European hotel, and the bathroom was very new and modern with a good amount of counter space for two girls to spread out! The bed was very comfortable with a nice warm duvet and lots of pillows.
We loved the complimentary breakfast delivered to our door each morning, with a tasty yogurt parfait and fresh OJ. We also appreciated the complimentary wifi and calls back to the US.
The lounge area downstairs was always upbeat and wonderful for hanging out and having tea, a cocktail or a meal. The people working at the front desk were also extremely helpful with directions, tips for the neighborhood and other information. Speaking of the neighborhood, the hotel is a very short walk from the Old Street tube stop, and is also walking distance to many fun restaurants and shops including the Shoreditch area, and Brick Lane.
Thank you Yelp!
Exactly what you need, nothing that you don't.
Loved the proximity of this hotel to the Old Street line. Traveling with luggage, it wasn't a far walk from the station to the hotel. Warning, though, that some of the subway stations do not have ramps, so you'll have to drag your suitcase(s) up some flights of stairs, depending on your destination. If you pay attention to the handicap symbols on the subway map, you might be able to navigate around this.
Very discreet sign on the hotel, so make sure you peek at the photos on Yelp and know the address that you are searching for.
The energy in the lobby is awesome with the fireplaces and delicious martinis. What a great place to relax. We took our laptops to the lobby and enjoyed the atmosphere while using the wifi to plan our daily itinerary.
Our room was new, modern and extremely clean. I am allergic to feathers, and they were able to accommodate with synthetic pillows and duvet.
As others have posted, a simple brown bag breakfast from "Pret a Manger", which is a deli-style chain located down the street. We actually visited "Pret a Manger" several times during our stay in London....love their food and their philosophy.
Will definitely stay at The Hoxton again.
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As an American vacationing in London for the 1st time I was hesitant on what a "deal" the Hoxton appeared to be. It turned out to be not only a great deal but a great hotel overall. If I were to sum the hotel up in one word it would be "trendy". The decor is modern and everything is new - from the flat panel TV to the extra large shower head with a personal sprayer.
If you are looking for the stereotypical English hotel this is not the place to be. But if you want a great hotel with an "in crowd" feel this is it. The whole area is trendy with great night life. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant and bar. Every night the bar filled up with young professionals there for a drink - yet it was quiet and subdued.
The fantastic value of this hotel extended beyond the daily room rate. It came with free internet, and phone rates of 5 cents a minute to the US and 3 cents local. It also came with a healthy breakfast of yogurt, granola, banana and juice. The staff is made up of young folks that were friendly and helpful.
This hotel is one of best kept secrets of the Londoners. Most of the guests and bar patrons were British. The one down side of this is they do not exchange foreign currency at the hotel. The do however have an ATM machine and if you need to change currency the Post Office is just minutes walk away next to the Old street tube station.
This hotel is not located in central London where all the sights are. However, with London's subways and taxis, this was not an issue; the hotel is located in London eastside. The money I saved was well worth the extra minutes that I had to travel. Most London hotels were around 200-300 GBP; I paid an average of 90GBP per night.
The only downside to this hotel is the neighborhood. While it is not a run down dangerous neighborhood, it does look a bit like a neighborhood in transition. In a couple of years I think this will be a very nice fashionable neighborhood. Even now, a few blocks from the hotel are lots of nice restaurants and shops.
Overall this is a great hotel for folks on vacation. While I would not recommend kids younger than teens (only because I did not see any there and it does have that trendy club feel to it) it is great for everyone else. In my group we ranged from late 50s to late teens and we all had a great time at the Hoxton.
I spent three days with colleagues using the meeting rooms at the Hoxton hotel. The service and facilities here are first rate and everything from the entrance lounge to the bathrooms are well tended and luxurious.
The meeting rooms which are air conditioned contain everything you need for a meeting. There was a flipchart, pads, pencils, and an LCD projector. The wifi connection was reliable and fast, and the multitude of plugs to recharge laptops came in handy.
You get full access to the kitchen that stocks pastries in the morning and cakes in the afternoon. You can choose from a selection of fruit and all manner of hot and cold beverages all day.
A special mention must go to the lady who looked after the meeting room reception. She was absolutely fabulous, always smiling and willing to help us with anything we needed.
Rates are variable depending on your needs, but for what we requested, the price was excellent value.
Keep an eye out for £1 room sales in July 2009. If you miss those you may be lucky to snatch the next best thing: a room for £29. Be warned, they sell out in minutes.
I very much miss the Hoxton hotel and cannot wait to get back.
The staff was across the board fantastic. Food in the restaurant was great, as were late night cocktails.
Our room was clean, comfortable, and a great retreat when we needed a break from all our wanderings.
In my top three favorite places I have ever stayed!
The Hoxton is pleasant, convenient and affordable. Highly recommended to anyone looking to spend time in London on a budget, or for a fun bar to meet up for a drink.
The earlier you book, the better the rates. Rooms are small but comfortable with high ceilings, modern decor, clean throughout, and nice down pillows and comforters.
What makes Hoxton particularly great is that they offer so many extras with the room, which make your overall stay enjoyable. Most hotels at this price point charge out the wazoo for extras. The Hoxton provides Free WiFi throughout and computer access in the lobbies. Free Pret a Porter breakfast daily (banana, yogurt w/ granola, and OJ, delivered to the room) as well as bottled water and milk. Each room has a kettle, coffee and tea (again, no charge). They also provide shampoo, soap and body wash. I wish they'd trade the body wash for conditioner and also have washcloths. Then I could literally come with the clothes on my back.
The lobby and restaurant are one expansive area, a mixture of modern and traditional. Large tables, sofas and chairs to relax, order a drink, meet with friends. The restaurant has good food - nothing to write home about, but no complaints either. A step up from bar food.
We had to make some last minute changes to our reservation because Heathrow was closed due to snow, and the staff were accommodating. Both hotel and restaurant staff are friendly, competent folks.
Close to the Tube, safe neighborhood, and walkable to Covent Garden, Brick Lane, etc. There are some gem clothing shops, also try Albion for yummy eats and fresh baked goods.
Can't say enough good things about this place. Book your stay here or meet a friend at the bar- you won't be disappointed.
Unbelievably good for a hotel in this location. Bizarre pricing system so sometimes it's £30 a night and sometimes it's £70, but either way, it's worth staying in.
The shower is the star, one of those big round waterfall ones. You get Pears soap and Aveda shampoo. The room is beautifully furnished and a perfect size. There's free wireless, and a Pret yoghurt and banana (so just a normal banana then) for breakfast, hung on your door at your requested time. There are free internet consoles downstairs. Beware, the rooms all look onto a central courtyard so are facing one another - don't open the curtains starkers in the morning!
And the bar - one barman in particular who deserves to be in a five star hotel cocktail bar - makes brilliant drinks. Bourbon sour of note.
You can eat here but we didn't, as it's perfectyl located for about a million other great places in Shoreditch and the East End.
Faultless as a bar and as a hotel - loved it.
I wish Yelp had London 4 years ago I would have written something then. But as year past I totally forgot to write about this place.
I love this place! This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in.. In LONDON that is.. I've been to London about 4/5 times and the last time I stayed was in this hotel. It was for my honeymoon! I loved it!!! Free breakfast if you wanted at your door!! Or shall I say hanging on your door knob. The place was Clean, modern and just with friendly people. They had great service and it's so close to the tub, which is a plus!! We got a great deal also for this place. I guess because they just opened.
Great stay for people who want to visit London...
The Hoxton describes itself as an urban lodge and it is just that.
To me it had the upscale hostel-y feeling. The hopping bar and grill in the lobby was populated by hipsters and the hotel's modern decor with its fancy lighting, metal finishes and whimisical art works very much reflected this younger crowd. No stuffiness here.
My husband and I stayed here for six nights and we couldn't have picked a better location. The hotel is about a five minute walk from the Old Street tube station which gets you anywhere you'd like to go. St. Paul's, the Millenial Bridge and the Tate Modern and Tower of London are all close at hand. And best of all you are staying in a real neighbourhood. No touristy shops around here.
Rooms were smallish, but extremely well designed. The bathroom was quite large for a room of this size. And of course, you're in London so how much time are you spending in your room anyway? And when it was time to lay down our weary heads, the sheets were fantastic. Nice, high quality Frette linens. The TV was great as well.
Two perks I loved were being able to have an hour of free phone calls every day and the Pret a Manager breakfast bag. Each mornign you could receive a yogurt and granola cup, a banana and delciious orange juice. The mini fridge was also stocked with water at all times.
This hotel knows its guests well and had beer and other spirits you could buy in the lobby to enjoy in your room. And they also sell adapters for us North Americans. I had a few issues with mine and someone appeared immediately to resolve things. Very freindly and helpful staff.
The food at the Hoxton Grill was just alright. The service qute sketchy, but that being said its extended hours of 7 am to midnight were great in this neighbourhood where many breakfast places don't open until 8am. perfect for catching a late morning flight home.
I don't think you could get any better price. The top price we paid for a night was 199 pounds--a deal in a city like London--while all other nights cost less. If you're over 40 years old, you might feel a bit old with all the hipsters abounding, but it's totally worth it.
I can be a little naive sometimes. Don't judge me for it though. When the happy chaps at Casita recommended we head to The Hoxton Hotel to carry on the night, we were dubious. A hotel bar? I was thinking stiff barstaff, extortionate prices and stuffy guests. Nope. Well, drinks aren't the cheapest actually!
Big and spacious, almost an extension of Great Eastern St itself, the lobby of the Hoxton is a place for late night revellers, hungry souls and those too stubborn to go home. Oh and those who just can't be doing with queueing and paying to get in somewhere else. One long-ish bar, a huge seated area for those who'd like to eat or rest their legs, and plenty of open space - that's what you're going to get here. They have a DJ playing in the corner; a nod to the party atmosphere, but it can feel a little transient. People coming and going, meeting friends and scamping off somewhere cooler.
I liked it though. A good way to wind the night down or consider your next move.
So I was one of the lucky ones who received a room for 1 pound. And what a surprise when I got inside my room. Clean and modern!
If I had paid full price, i would have been very please! I'm so used to paying a similar prices for rubbish rooms. on the inside, it looks very top end. And I love the styling on the hallways to the rooms. Very funky! Who designed it, come do my house!
And what else gives this the 5 star? They had one of those elephant showers! O yea, a real shower! Ones that actually gets you wet! Power shower! I'll come back here just for that!
SO impressed with our stay at the Hoxton. The room was a decent size for London and I loved the modern bathroom features. It was a nice change from a lot of past places we had stayed in London. The in room complimentary breakfast was a nice perk and we loved the freshly squeezed OJ.
The overall vibe of the Hoxton was very boutique hotel-like and San Francisco techy. Lots of start ups meeting in the lobby hovering over Apple products and drinking espressos.
The surrounding neighborhood is a nice change from busy tourist central London. I guess it was kind of hipster- lots of art galleries, indie coffee shops and Banksy's work can be found splattered all over. If you have time, head over to Boxpark- an outdoor mall created out of shipping crates... a definite must see.
I think I found out about this gem from National Geographic Traveler and learned it had won some kind of award for best value. It was absolutely awesome. It's a little boutique hotel set a little away from central London, but it's still in Zone 1 on the Tube very close to the Old Street stop and about a mile from Liverpool stop. The neighborhood is Shoreditch, an up and coming area, with lots of cool boutiques, bars, restaurants, and easy access to more cool shops, thrift stores, and markets in the East End.
Funky, hip foyer. All the employees are in ironic plaid shirts. Free local newspaper. The bar and restaurant were always hopping at night. Upstairs, the rooms were a tad on the small side compared to places in the US, but nice dark wood, a chaise, flat panel tv, coffeemaker w/coffee, plenty of outlets, small closet with a safety box that could fit my laptop, and a contemporary bathroom. The bed was comfortable. We really only used the room to sleep and occasional pop-ins for afternoon breaks before heading back out in the evening, but it was great. Breakfast was hung on your door - small, but filling serving of plain yogurt, granola, and berry preserves with OJ. Free milk and water in the mini-fridge in the closet.
I did not get in on the 1 pound sale, but it was still a great deal at 77 pounds/night for a 5-night stay in April around Easter. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to London. They also offer meeting rooms and "day office" options for business people.
Arriving at Old Street Tube station, I was a little skeptical. However, the Hoxton Hotel made the walk and the trek from central London totally worth it. This place is fabulous!
No nickle and dime-ing (or whatever the UK equivalent to that phrase is) here! They give you free bottled water, coffee and tea and fresh milk, free WiFi (yes, really!), and a free lite breakfast in the morning.
Oh, did I mention I booked one of our nights for a single pound? Yeah, totally!
To top it all off, the decor is awesome - stone, paper, scissor pillows, anyone? - and the shower and bed were amazing. In many ways, coming back here after a long day, is like coming home.
The Hoxton Grill downstairs is also awesome and reasonably-priced. We ate there whenever we could because it was tasty. :)
Would come back to London just to stay here. No, seriously.
I've stayed at the Hoxton for my last two business trips to London. It's especially convenient for me as its a 3 minute walk to our corporate office off of Old Street, but given its proximity to the Old Street metro stop, it can really take you anywhere.
The two biggest advantages of the Hoxton for me are that I can get a queen-sized bed AND air conditioning, which really matters to me. I sleep well and comfortably every night, the rooms are very well insulated against exterior sounds. The bathrooms are spacious and very clean, and I love that there is fresh milk put in the fridge so I can have my first cup of coffee while I get ready for my day.
Finally, I found that the pricing is reasonably comparable to other hotels I've used in the area (Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge), but for that price I get a whole other level of service and comfort.
This hotel was a Yelp find!
Much as I love Yelp, whenever I travel beyond the continental United States I usually rely on my personal hip network or another jet-set social networking site. For this Euro trip I thought I'd give the Yelp UK folks a chance and voila I found the Hoxton.
I made sure to stop over London enroute back to SFO after my main continental Euro trip - Germany and the exploration of Istanbul ( a city that exists in two continents: European and Asian side, being a seat of three important empires - East Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire). My two night stopover was to meet a childhood friend as well as alleviate the painful transition - from Old World to SFO. London is a quasi-States city, so it would have eased the pain and blues that I always feel whenever I leave Europe, ever since I was a teenager.
Apparently the Hoxton is situated in the emerging hip district of "Shoreditch" - which reminded me of our very own SOMA and Manhattan's meat packing district - where the inhabitants are in jostling transition in between common mass and the gentrified nouveau riche. Suffice it to say that Shoreditch district is many levels better than the core of SOMA ghetto.
The hotel is indeed boutique and hip. The staff is beautiful and young, while the location is quite inconvenient if you have to cab it from Heathrow in primetime - about 80 pounds.
The lobby bar scene is really more of what you would find back home - very dot-com - is all I can say.
The rooms were really designed in a minimalistic fashion - hip and cool - but I would dare to say it is not boutique five star. Definitely unlike the Hudson of New York or any five star hip hotels I have been at. For instance the bathroom tiles were really cool looking but not of the high-end material. Perhaps because I had to compare this experience against a week in the ultimate hip hotel in Istanbul's Nisantasi district's - Sofa Hotel - of course, Hoxton is a star below.
However, it does deliver what it promises, especially for it's good pricing model.
Finally, my bias is due to being a regular of "My Hotel" in Bloomsbury in the early 2000s one of the pioneers of the hip hotel genre, so take my comments in stride.
Altogether it is cool.
I'm old so give me the benefit of the review doubt.
Great, affordable yet stylish place to stay in London. It's probably not the best place for families and typical tourists who want a very central location right next to the Tube. But for younger folks with a love for the pubs and restaurants of Shoreditch, this is your place.
Feels like a cool, cozy boutique hotel with a sense of humour. The design is decidedly modern, with a friendly feel. And a Pret breakfast delivered to your door. . . who can resist that?
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