The comforting Alhambra is an inn with heart, and a top value in Frommer’s ever since Europe on $5 a Day—if you want an example of the long tradition of family-run establishments in London, it’s exemplary. Its proprietors, whose lineage has owned the land for decades, take pride in the business and they keep prices low. They survived the pandemic by converting the former breakfast area into three more rooms and lowering prices slightly. Picture simple, small, but dignified rooms squeezed into old spaces, but always spotless and freshened up with bright bedspreads, inviting royal-blue carpeting, built-in desks with chairs, flat-screen TVs (but no phones), free fiber-optic Wi-Fi, and in-room safes, all rarities for this price point. If you share a bathroom, there are plenty to go around. In winter, it’s easy to negotiate rates down by as much as 30%.