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Knights Inn London Downtown

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Downtown London, good rates, mixed room reviews, public parking nearby

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown location
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and low by many reviewers
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported poor Wi-Fi signals/air conditioning
  • The lack of on-site parking was an issue for a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 4-minute walk from London's VIA Rail Station and a 4-minute drive from Highway 2, the Knights Inn London Downtown is geared towards travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with on-site dining, extended kitchen amenities and easy access to public transit and the highway. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, vending machines, an elevator and on-site dining at Kings Inn Diner, which serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Pets are not permitted and pubic parking is available nearby (charges apply).

Budweiser Gardens is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Citi Plaza can be found 2 minutes away by car. The University of Western Ontario is about an 8-minute drive away and London International Airport (YXU) is an 18-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 11, 2013)
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The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by many travellers. They described it as being central and downtown, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, a laundromat, the VIA Rail Station, Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were found to be reasonable, low, cheap and outstanding. 

Some guests were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, updated and spacious. It should be mentioned, however, that some patrons were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).
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The Bad
Guest critiques consulted for this review showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms, parking and staff.

Although some guests were satisfied with their updated and spacious rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported weak Wi-Fi signals, no cooking utensils in kitchenette rooms, some cleaning issues, inefficient air-conditioning units and no in-room coffeemakers.

The hotel's lack of on-site parking was an issue for a few reviewers. They reported having to leave the hotel early in the morning to "feed the metre", which they found to be very inconvenient.

While some lodgers found the staff to be helpful, a few patrons complained there was no front desk staff after 8 pm. 
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.2 out of 10 from 47 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #35 of 42 London hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 11, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Map Marker Knights Inn London Downtown
186 King Street, London, ON