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Paddington is best known for its rail station and a small brown fluffy bear that shares its name. Approximately 30 million train passengers pass through Paddington Station every year, making it a major transport hub in London. Around Paddington Station, you can expect the hustle and bustle of city life.
As you move slightly further out into Paddington, things become quieter, more elegant and residential. Paddington is most popular with travellers from Heathrow Airport due to the speed and ease of transfer from plane to hotel.
Take a look at our Paddington area guide for detailed information.
Paddington is well positioned for travel inside London and transfers to Heathrow Airport. Paddington is in the north-western corner of the centre of London which makes the room rates here quite competitive. The benefit here is that Paddington offers accommodation types for all budgets, something you will be unable to find as you get closer to the centre of London.
Hyde Park is a 10-min walk from most hotels and it is possible to walk to Oxford Street in 15-mins. Paddington itself does not boast major attractions and is mostly used as a base to explore from, rather than explore within.
Prices are lower when compared to more central districts which are less than half a mile away. On average, you can expect to pay between £50-£100 for a budget bed & breakfast hotel in Paddington. 2-3-star mid-range hotels range between £100-150 while 4-5-star full-service luxury hotels start at £140 per night.
Paddington is popular all year round but due to the vast amount of accommodation on offer in the area, prices remain very competitive.
As the main gateway to London from Heathrow the period between April and November is more expensive than the winter months.
Paddington is attractive to those flying into Heathrow Airport using the Heathrow Express train or arriving from the west of England & Wales by train, where Paddington is the London terminus for both.
Paddington is not an area that boasts lots of attractions, although Hyde Park is a short walk from most hotels. It is, however, an excellent base to explore London from. It has excellent transport links, so you should be able to get to most attractions within about 20-min by Underground.
Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses are the most common hotels in the Paddington area and are often next door to one another. Bed & Breakfast accommodation can easily be found in abundance within a few hundred metres of Paddington Station. Most of the cheap bed & breakfast hotels are located around Norfolk Square and along Sussex Gardens.
Below is a sample selection of budget friendly hotels near Paddington Station or click here to see all our hand-picked choices.
Looking at mid-range hotels there is a mixture of options available. There are at the moment no mid-range chain hotels like Premier Inn, Holiday Inn Express or Travelodge around Paddington. There are however Best Western franchises and family owned and managed outlets. These are clean and simple hotels of between 20-50 basic rooms with en-suite. Normally breakfast will be included in the room rate.
We included a sample selection below but click here to see our entire selection of mid-range hotels in Paddington.
Paddington also offers an excellent choice of luxury 4-5* star hotels. Some of these are clustered around the station but others are just a few minutes away in Lancaster Gate often overlooking Hyde Park.
Here is a sample selection below but you can click here to see our entire selection of luxury hotels in Paddington.