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This 600-strong French chain by the Accor hotel giant is distinguished by simple but cheerful decor.  You’ll get a double bed, bathroom with shower, climate control, a 24-hour kitchen, TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, at least one outlet, and a built-in desk. The breakfast charge varies per property (€8 is typical), but food is usually served from 4am, making this a smart choice if you need to catch an early flight or train. The  fresh-baked  breakfast  baguettes  are  delicious—hey,  it’s  French. There’s also Ibis Styles, the “all-inclusive” brand that is slightly more upscale and includes breakfast and Wi-Fi, and Ibis Budget, a bare-bones, shower-only crash pad once known as Etap or Formule 1; rooms there are ultra-simple (though with style), sleep up to three people, and have free Wi-Fi  and  TV,  but  practically  nothing else.  Check  the  map  before booking, as many of its locations are in outer London.