As we’ve mentioned earlier, Hilton is running a very generous promotion for day use rooms. It also happens that I need to spend a few more quid to redeem my Amex cashback deal, so I was looking to spend a few hours in a London Hilton hotel.
The cheapest option in London is Hilton Hyde Park, for a ridiculously low price of £40. However I needed to spend £44 to trigger the Amex offer, So in the end I chose the (slightly more expensive) Hampton Waterloo hotel which is more convenient for me as well.
The hotel is around five-minutes’ walk to the Waterloo train station. Although there’s not much to do in the area, it’s a good base to explore London due to the transport links, and its proximity to the Thames may be preferable to some.
As London is in lockdown and the hotel is only running with skeleton staff, the entrance is closed and you need to buzz the get in. The ground floor / reception area looks quite new and functional.
I was assigned a Queen Room with City View, which is sort of an upgrade due to my Diamond status.
As you can expect from a Hampton hotel, the room is a bit on the small and basic side. It should offer you what you need though.
The bathroom is shower-only.
There isn’t much of a view, but you do see a bit of the City 🙂
Since I only stayed a few hours in the room I don’t have much more to say. The hotel and its rooms are definitely adequate, but from my previous observations it’s not really a lot cheaper than its full-service counterparts in London (Hiltons and Doubletrees). You probably prefer to stay somewhere else as long as you have status.
My points (including the 10,000 bonus) and two night credits posted OK a couple days later.