The Nadler gets moderate lodging right by providing style without pretension or henpecking guests with fees. Quiet, high-design rooms are compact but nonetheless kitted out with twists such as wide beds, mini-kitchens with a third tap for filtered water, a microwave, big glassy bathrooms with rain showers, plenty of power outlets plus a loaner plug adapter, and flatscreen TVs that let you do everything—read the latest newspapers, listen to a free music library, even stream content. Deluxe rooms, at the top of the middle-rate scale, sleep up to four. There’s no restaurant (breakfast can be delivered at any time at prices that aren’t marked up), but all of Soho is teeming right outside your door. It was something to sing about when it only charged £140, but success has tempted it to hike prices. It’s still a strong, well-run choice in the central West End. Its sister property in Victoria (10 Palace St., SW1; tel. 020/3697-3697; £164–£260; Tube: Victoria) does the exact same “affordable luxury” thing within steps of Buckingham Palace, where there’s less nightlife, and for a lot less. The Kensington branch lacks pizzazz.