It was once the sort of desultory pillow mill favored by shuffling package tours and lost weekends, but this year, Frommer’s declares it’s finally worth a look in. That’s because this dowager has finally gotten wise to its stellar location—right across from the Savoy, beside Covent Garden—by renovating the 1980s right out of the walls and returning it to the land of the living. Rooms are getting sophisticated new looks—the “cosy” ones arewee, windows could be larger, but beds are great and everything isa good value while the hotel’s reputation is being rehabilitated.And, for the first time since its 1908 construction, roomsnow haveair-conditioning. Floor-by-floor renovations are rolling until 2020; to get a good room, ask for “deluxe” or “superior.”
Strand Palace Hotel
372 Strand, WC2, GB
Our Rating Neighborhood West End Transportation Tube: Charing Cross or Temple Phone 020/7379-4737 Prices Rooms £90–£250 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/strandpalace.html?aid=382845&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Units 785 units Amenities 2 restaurants; 2 bars; business center; fitness center; free national calls; free minibar (deluxe rooms);free Wi-Fi Web site Strand Palace Hotel
Map372 Strand, WC2 GB London
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