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Besides a lower room price, guests will appreciate having free Wi-Fi and a free hot breakfast buffet. Parking is $11 a day, so not outrageous for a downtown location. The rooms all come with a mini-fridge and microwave which will prove convenient for heating leftovers or chilling wine. This is a pet-free and smoke-free environment.
Recent guests really enjoyed the selection and quality of the free hot breakfast and interactions with the staff at the hotel. They also appreciated the good security of the hotel and their clean rooms.
This is a pet-friendly hotel that allows your pooch to come along for free. There are also suites with kitchenettes available that would be convenient for families and guests staying a little longer. Added to a very reasonable room price are free Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast and free parking. Guests are also provided free passes to an off-site health club nearby.
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Choosing A Hotel in London
Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown London: the hub for business, entertainment, dining and shopping
London Ontario Airport: located east of the city's core, the majority of the nearby hotels are actually located downtown
What London is all about
This isn't your grandmother's London. But seriously, if she's from England it really is not. Some tourism boards and marketing fluff will occasionally compare Canada's version to England's, however those that have visited both and compared for themselves will tell you the similarities between the two stop at the name. However, there is nothing wrong with that. Be proud London, Ontario - embrace your individuality...or something. It is home to the Labatt Brewery, Canada's largest brewer, so it can't be all that bad, right? It's also home to one of Canada's largest universities, Western University - coincidence, I think not. The city also has a bustling music and festival scene, including the popular Home County Folk Festival.
Where to stay in London
There are a range of hotels to choose from in London, many found in the downtown core. However, for those passing through and in need of an accommodation near the highway, there is a cluster of hotels just off the 401. These hotels are a bit south of the downtown core and generally have slightly cheaper rates than downtown hotels. These properties are a stone's throw from White Oaks Mall. If you want to be a bit closer to the action of the core pick a hotel in downtown London. These hotels are also a bit closer to London International Airport if you need to catch an early flight the next morning.
What to do in London
Head to the theatre, take a brewery tour, walk a university campus or visit a museum. There is quite a bit to do in London if you plan your visit first. If you are visiting in the winter you can also head to Boler Mountain for some skiing - just don't expect the Rockies. There is a fairly wide variety of dining options from big-name franchises to small eateries and bakeries.
London is located roughly halfway between Toronto and Windsor. The city itself is sandwiched between two of the Great Lakes - Lake Erie is 40km to the south and the shore of Lake Huron in Grand Bend, Ontario is 70km northwest.