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Within walking distance of hospital, with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathrooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms and the property in general as clean
  • Many reviewers appreciated having access to the common kitchen facility
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests found the location convenient for walking to the hospital
Cons
  • Several guests complained about having a shared bathroom
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel had a dormitory atmosphere
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 15, 2013
Overview
This property is located in north London and is about an 8-minute walk from the London Health Sciences Centre Hospital. Offering extended-stay rates and on-site kitchen and laundry facilities, this property promotes itself as ideal for guests accessing the neighbouring hospital on a long-term basis.

This property is smoke-free and all rooms include Wi-Fi, towels, a semi-private balcony, weekly housekeeping and are furnished with one queen bed. Family suites, which are furnished with one queen bed and two twin beds, are also available. Guest rooms are available with private or semi-private bathrooms. Private TVs are available for an additional fee of $10 per day.

All guests at this property have access to the lounge (equipped with air conditioning and a flat screen TV), a self-serve kitchenette (microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, coffeemaker, kettle, dishes and cutlery) and a dining room. Guest laundry facilities are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

This property is located within walking distance of many buildings on the Western University Campus, including the North Campus Building (11 minutes), Western Science Centre (12 minutes), and the Richard Ivey School of Business and University Community Centre (16 minutes). The Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre and the TD Waterhouse Stadium are both a 22-minute walk away or a 4-minute drive away.

Downtown London, which features the Covent Garden Market (farmers' market), John Labatt Centre (sports arena and concert venue), restaurants and night life, is about a 10-minute drive away. The London International Airport (YXU) is 20 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 13, 2013: Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, it seemed that guests who enjoyed their stay were aware of the shared facilities prior to arrival. Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and thought that the property offered good value for the money they spent.

Many guests described this property as clean, including their guest rooms. The rooms were also found to be spacious and comfortable by a few reviewers.

Many reviewers appreciated the use of the common kitchen for preparing meals and many guests thought that the common lounge was a quiet and peaceful area. A couple of guests mentioned that the lounge provided pleasant views of the city.

Several guests found this hotel conveniently located for accessing the hospital and Western University on foot. A few reviewers also mentioned that the grounds surrounding the property were well-maintained.

Several reviewers described the staff as friendly.

A few guests thought that this property was generally quiet, although other reviewers described noise disturbance (see below for more details).
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The Bad
Several guests were disappointed that they had shared bathroom facilities, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Some reviewers mentioned that they would not have booked at this property had they known that they would not have a private bathroom.

A few reviewers thought that this property had a dormitory atmosphere and one guest described the property as feeling institutional.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests were disturbed by noise. One guest thought that the soundproofing between rooms was poor, while another reviewer found the sound of kids running in the halls to be disruptive.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #32 out of 43 properties in London, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 7 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.1 out of 10, based on 29 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 13, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 6.8/10 based on 158 reviews

Ranked #23 out of 32 hotels in London

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1486 Richmond Street, London, ON