I travel, a lot. I never leave comments on hotels. But, in this case I have to recommend this place. Facing Hyde park, short walk to Paddington, good driving logistics. The public areas of the hotel are beautiful, unpretensious and welcoming. The staff are amiable and helpful. Rooms are dated but spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is minimal -- generous caffiene, pastry and fruit. If you want to lounge in a luxurious room ordering room service, don't stay here. If you want a chilled place to be in the center of London, this is your choice.