Stratford, the shiny city and post-Olympic enclave located in the east of London, is still going strong after the boost in 2015. It is a highly sought-after area by Londoners, and so it must be worth a visit. If you are looking to take a holiday, have a look at our list of cheap hotels in London.
Hotels in Stratford
Stratford is famous due to the stylish apartment blocks and the Westfield Malls, with:
- A cinema
- A bowling alley
There is the Olympic legacy, which lends the area an unforgettable atmosphere. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has its charm, with 111 acres of open space. It hosts dance events, theatre performance, and live music during the summer season.
Are you hungry? You should try Randy’s Wing Bar for delicious chicken, or the Sawmill café if you have a craving for cake and cocktails, which even has the option to pay in Bitcoin.
Strafford is convenient as a base to explore London; it provides every type of travel you could need, including overground and DLR.
All of the best hotels in London are located in Stratford, within simple walking distance of any facilities you could need.
- The Westbridge Hotel
This four-star hotel is located in the west of Stratford, and is a Grade II listed building. It offers a wide variety of rooms along with a restaurant. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi as well as the fitness centre.
The hotel comprises 90 rooms; all of which have controlled air conditioning and a private bathroom. Every room is equipped with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer, a small fridge, a coffee maker, some luxury amenities, a telephone, an LED TV, and a selection of fresh fruits.
The onsite restaurant is open from 07:00 until 21:00, providing breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Westbridge Hotel also offers a state-of-the-art gym, which is free for all guests to use 24/7 and furnished with the latest fitness equipment, including cardio and weights.
Moreover, you can also enjoy a warm-water pool with a covered roof, even in the winter.
The hotel lounge has comfortable leather sofas with original fireplaces and high ceilings. The lounge is open 24-hours a day.
Furthermore, the Stratford Centre shopping area is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel and Excel London is also 10 minutes away.
- Carts and Horses
This 3-start hotel offers great accommodation just ten minutes’ walking distance from Stratford International Rail Station. It is situated above a traditional bar that was the venue of Iron Maiden’s first performance in 1975.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, which has the atmosphere London pub. All the bedrooms are equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen LCD/LED TV, coffee maker, and hairdryer. Some rooms also have an ensuite bathroom. It is perfect for families.
The pub hosts lives music events every Friday and Saturday from 11 pm to 2 am, as well as offering a wide range of beverages and spirits. There is also a continental breakfast available each morning for guests.
The Westfield’s shopping centre is just 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel, meaning you can buy anything you need within walking distance. Moreover, West Ham Football Club is 10 minutes away on the tube and central London is just 15-minutes!
3.OYO Epsilon Hotel, Stratford
OYO Epsilon Hotel is at the heart of Stratford. The hotel is just 10 minutes walking from the tube, the Olympic Park, and rail and DLR stations as well as Westfield Shopping Centre. OYO Epsilon Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a bar.
Rooms have simple but contemporary design finished with brown, green, and grey tones, as well as an LED TV, tea/coffee, and an ensuite bathroom.
You can reach central London in around 30 minutes on public transport. The O2 Arena and Greenwich are only a 20-minute journey away. You can also reach London City Airport easily by DLR train.
- Staybridge Suites, Stratford
First thing’s first, it is essential to bear in mind that a stay in Staybridge Suites requires a good deal of money and an empty suitcase. This is because it is conveniently located next to the huge Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, which you won’t be able to resist.
If you are the kind of person who snacks constantly, then here’s good news because you can enjoy the 24-hour pantry, and the complimentary drinks and snacks that are available in the evening.
Moreover, the hotel also offers a lounge with a cosy fireplace, and a laundry room, with free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.
You can also visit the nearby Queen Elizabeth Park and the stunning Olympic Pool. It’s easy to burn extra calories here if you’re looking to stay healthy and fit.
Central London is just 20 minutes on the tube from Stratford tube station, which is just 200 meters from the hotel! Moreover, the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf are both within five miles.
Railway Tavern Hotel
If you are looking for cheap B&B in Stratford, this is the best choice. Located in the centre of Stratford, the family-run Railway Tavern Hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, including public places.
The hotel is famous for its fitness centre, with all the latest machines to keep you healthy, although you can also enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast or a traditional dinner in the bright and airy restaurant, which features an elegant conservatory.
The cosy bedrooms have private bathrooms and TVs, with individual decoration styles and plenty of storage space.
Located in West Stratford, the Railway Tavern is just five minutes from the Stratford Railway Station. From there, Central London is a 15-minute tube ride. Furthermore, Stratford Westfield shopping mall is only a 4-minute walk away.