It’s nearly impossible to beat the location, just steps from Covent Garden food and shopping, which is why you overlook the size of the rooms at this well-run family-owned hotel. In this early 19th-century warren of tight staircases and fire doors, appealingly cramped, attractively decorated, and sometimes slightly airless tiny rooms snuggle you with a certain throwaway charisma. Room 10 is a double with a sitting area that catches lots of afternoon light thanks to its corner position and copious windows. Everything’s en suite (but mostly shower only). Trivia: Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency in the Bow Street Magistrates’ Court next door.