There are nearly no budget hotels near Covent Garden. If you’re this central, you can charge more. Here, though, everything is little: the stairway, the rooms—and correspondingly, the rates. Furniture and bathroom doors appear to be duking it out for supremacy, still, there’s usually enough storage space, a TV mounted on an armature, a basic writing desk, teeny clean bathrooms, and firm beds, albeit ones covered with dowdy bedspreads. Forget the lack of a lift and all the ways it’s average. Its situation on Monmouth Street, steps from a rainbow of pubs, shops, and bars clustering around Covent Garden, is without compare. Dump your bags and go play, because the price is right.