Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hotel Indigo, Tower of London

We decided to move to the Hotel Indigo (@hotelindigo), from the Doubletree Tower Bridge.  I've only stayed in a Hotel Indigo once before - in Shanghai and I technically stayed in an Aloft in Nashville that had just changed over from an Indigo a couple weeks prior.

The walk between the Doubleetree and the Hotel Indigo took less than 5 minutes as the hotels were just a couple blocks away from each other. We checked in to the hotel early in the evening and there was no one else waiting in the lobby. Check-in was quick and the folks working the front desk were quite nice and gave us the standard run down of the hotel amenities (which there are few).

We crowd into the tiny elevator and head up to the room.  I really dig the design of our room. It has some classical old world elements (four post bed) and some modern influences as well (just check out the art on the wall).




 The bathroom was perfectly adequate with a walk-in shower (the shower door wasn't broken like the door at the Doubletree).



Regular readers know my hotel pet peeves include lack of outlets in the room and specifically near the bed.  The Indigo did a great job of including ample outlets throughout the room - even including some USB chargers as well.



All in all, the Hotel Indigo was a perfectly fine place to stay. We had a standard room, which was clean and the bathroom had consistent hot water with equally consistent pressure. The hotel was quiet (we didn't see any other guests when we were there, so that could have been part of it). The service met all of our requirements, but did not exceed in any way.

Would I stay at this hotel again? I would if I had to, but since I'm not an IHG guy, I'd prefer to stay at a Starwood, Hilton or Marriott property.  IHG is the preferred chain for MS' company (only because of the placement of their hotels near his company's facilities).  All in all, the hotel was perfectly acceptable - not a glowing review but nothing bad to say at all.

Do you like staying at the Hotel Indigo when you travel? What is your favorite IHG property?  How much time do you really spend in the hotel when you visit London anyway?

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