It’s called Hoxton because that’s where this boutique hipster hotel brand began (the original is listed here). This one is newer (2014), busier, and, delightfully, it’s also a few minutes’ walk south of the British Museum, in the middle of it all. There’s a restaurant, a bar, and a too-cool-for-school beauty salon. Some find it off-puttingly millennial: The lobby is always packed with Wi-Fi spongers (good luck finding a seat as a paying guest). You get a smallish, winkingly antique-styled room with a double bed, fun throwback touches like wooden desks, vintage-looking music players, a chubby duvet, and an hour’s worth of free calls every day. The bathroom is less smart; tiled showers are faux-Victorian but don’t have doors. Continental breakfast is delivered in a bag. Every room is a good value—that’s the point—but they all have the same amenities no matter the size, so why not go for the cheapest, the 129-sq.-ft. “Shoebox”? Deals tend to be good in advance.
The Hoxton, Holborn
199–206 High Holborn, WC1, GB
Our Rating Neighborhood Bloomsbury Transportation Tube: Holborn Phone 020/7661-3000 Prices Rooms £99–£299. Rates include continental breakfast. URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/the-hoxton-holborn.html?aid=382845&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Amenities 2 restaurants; bar; coffee house; salon; 1 hr. free calls daily; free water and milk; free Wi-Fi Units 174 units Web site The Hoxton, Holborn
Map199–206 High Holborn, WC1 GB London
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