Self-consciously quirky rooms brag exposed brick walls, rain showers, and industrial-chic set pieces like dim lighting, metal, and stained wood. Continental breakfast is delivered each morning via a bag you hang on the door, which can make you feel like a monkey at the world’s hippest zoo, and there’s free water and milk for your little fridge. The public spaces, including a grill styled after an American diner, supply hangouts in their own right. Rooms are decorated with arty things that came from within a 3-minute walk of the hotel, in Shoreditch. Keep an eye on its website for sensational discounts, such as its legendary £1 advance sale events. Most times, though, you will be unlikely to pay less than £179, although weekends are dramatically cheaper; as little as £99. A second, 174-room Hox at 199-206 High Holborn, near Covent Garden, is scheduled to open after press time.
81 Great Eastern St., EC3
Our Rating Neighborhood In & Around the City Transportation Tube: Aldgate or Tower Hill Phone 020/7550-1000 Prices Rooms £99–£269 Amenities Restaurant, 1 hr free local calls, free Wi-Fi Units 208 units Web site The HoxtonBook a Room Now
Map81 Great Eastern St., EC3 London
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