This 600-strong French chain by the Accor hotel giant is distinguished by its trademark 3-foot-square windows, its just-off-the-margins locations, and its 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 (£7.50 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. But let’s be frank: You’d have to be mad to think these rooms are worth the price once they go above £170, so book as far ahead as possible. 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 have style but are very simple, sleep up to three people, and have free Wi-Fi and TV, but practically nothing else frilly.
Our Rating Neighborhood In & Around the City Prices Rooms £60–£209, varying by season and location Web site Ibis Hotels Other No English-reservations hotline. Multiple locations around the city
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