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Bayswater Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Where to start. First of all, our travel agent booked us into this inn. Our first room was awful. It was old and dingy, Like a dungeon. It was seriously depressing. Everything was old, floors creaked, the bathroom digusting. The basin had a huge crack in it, and the step down from the bathroom had an uneven floor, That would easily twist an ankle. The bed was a sponge that instantly sunk in the middle. Room size was good, but everything was dented scratched or damaged in some way. The decor looked like something out of the 70’s era. I asked for another room, it was gross. We were given another room, that apparently was superior. It was the size of a shoe box. I could put up with the size, and more modern and updated. Bathroom way better. Just really small. The pillows in this hotel are horrible. Pancakes would have been fluffier. The brekky was ok. Everything needs a good update and clean. The first room we had was not on and the hallway leading to it also needs serious attention. They take a 50 pound deposit for annoying you. Oh, and place your smoke alarms not above the bed, where it is flashing right in your eyes when you’re trying to sleep in the shoe box sized room. The shower heads could do with a bit of movement, instead of rubbing up against the glass to catch the water. The location ok, close to the underground. Noise goes on all night. Lot of people here I suppose cause it’s cheap, but will never come here again. The website is very misleading, only showing the nicer rooms. Don’t be fooled!

Stayed there at the beginning of our holiday and thought it was very good and great location. Breakfast was very good. Spent more time there at the end of our holiday and you would have thought we were staying at a totally different place. Breakfast was below ordinary. We left London on the Monday of the bank holiday our transport couldn't get to us as the roads were closed because of a 3 day carnivale which we weren't told about. We had to walk 6 blocks and the staff wouldn't even help us down the front steps with our luggage we were 2 females 60 & 70. They couldn't care less. It seems they aren't very consistent when they are good they are very good but when they bad they are very bad. Also they took almost two months to take a hold off credit card even though accomodation had been prepaid in full. Would hesitate to recommend.

Rooms very small (5qm) not advised of this when booking (I had not booked a basic room, I had upgraded). Could only store my suitcase if it was upright, otherwise door would not close. My room was located in basement level, no windows or ventilation and was very stuffy in the room. Noise level from lift and housekeeping store areas was high. Bathroom was dirty and no hot water. I moved to another hotel after one night. No refund for my remaining nights was provided even though the room was not of hotel quality and did not match product description. Would not recommend to anyone staying here for more than one night.

Basic hotel room very small for a couple and situated right next to lift which kept me awake most of the two nights. Manager apologetic. Staff pleasant enough. Good breakfast. Shower was basically a trickle

The Bayswater hotel is situated in a great location for a visit to London. Paddington Station is one tube stop away from where you can get anywhere in London. On arrival greeted by a grand building and friendly and helpful staff. Our room was not ready on arrival but luggage left securely so not a problem. When returning later our room was on the 4th Floor. The room was very small but equipped with TV, Coffee machine and a new desk/wardrobe combination. The paint work definitely requires updating/ touching up and the crack in the corner of room needs repairing. The bathroom was a surprise, very clean and very new, the down side was the water pressure in the shower, just more than a trickle. All in all for the money we paid we enjoyed our stay but it would not take much for our stay to be even better.

Our arrival at Bayswater, was a day late, we got our dates wrong! But, the hotel, sorted us out, were very helpful and kind about the mistake we made, they talked to the online booking company and sorted the costs for us too. Its clean, friendly hotel. Staff are helpful, not too busy to help! Breakfast is decent, varied and plentiful. We had a lovely morning stroll through Kensington Gardens which is very close. The underground is not far away. Its a auiet area which is just what we wanted, I dont like London, too busy, too loud, too much everything. This hotel was perfect for our needs! Thank you all. Oh finally, we saw WICKED, and Harry Potter Studios, both a trek, both worth the effort!

Well I booked this hotel from wife's birthday easy 5 min walk to bayswater tube and shops not far at all from all the main places I would recommend this place the only down side I found was even tho paid before I got there had to put a 50pound deposit which maybe should be told before you arrive but that's the only bad thing I can say if your looking for the Ritz I say ,book the ritz

Stayed for 8 nights and booked 2 rooms. We arrived at 9 am and managed to get early check in with reasonable fee. This such a relieve after long hour flights. The hotel was fine and have wonderful and helpful staffs. Our room at 2nd and 3rd floor for tripple rooms. My room slightly bigger than the room at the 3rd floor. Room was clean and serviced everyday. What's in the room? 1 double bed and 1 single bed, hairdryer, heater, tea & milk, kettle, shower gel, soap, shampoo, shower cap, in-room safe, free wifi, clean towel, wardrobe. If you want to use iron, you need to request and get it from reception staff. Breakfast was fine and love the coffee machine. I had nice mocha every morning. Location: Near to Bayswater and Queensway tube station. A lot of halal food too. If you would like to take bus, there are direct bus to Bond/Oxford street and even to Harrods. To Oxford street, take bus number 94 from Queensway station stop C. Ride 9 stops to New Bond Street stop OE. To Harrods, from hotel just walk about 8 minutes to Notting hill bus stop K. Take bus number 52 and ride 9 stops to Knightbridge station harrods (stop KH). Walk another 3 minutes. This is a good hotel to stay.

The hotel is not what it seems. From the outside as well on the internet it looks very nice. The reception area looks nice until you look at the dirty walls. We booked triple share and what a disappointment. The room was dingy to say the least. Small with a double bed(that was more a 3/4) and one single bed squashed in. The red carpet can do with a good clean. We asked for a change of room Only room available was in basement. This was slighly better and bigger. The bathroom though is so small and dirty. The bath had no plug and the shower head and soap rack is rusted. I asked for a bath plug and was told they did not have a plug for the bath. The shower has only one speed - super fast.... The wardrobes are old and one missing a handle. The door chain only had one side attached so it doesn't work. The staff is friendly and helpful but the standard accommodation is not to be recommended. The hotel can do with a good clean. Dirty bathrooms, dirty carpets, dirty lift. THe superior rooms has been upgraded and looks so much nicer and it is CLEAN. I am writing this review from the hotel. I will be staying here ,unfortunately, until 6/01/2018.

We had a nights stay at the Bayswater Inn all good from the start the reception is light and airy, the staff where on the ball the room was clean and fresh great bathroom facilities. There is a coffee machine in the room and a phone like device called handy which is a phone and travel companion that you can use for free great experience and would come back again highly recommend

8-16 Princes Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kensington Palace
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Located in Bayswater, Bayswater Inn is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Whiteleys Shopping Centre and Kensington Palace. This 165-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. It's in central London and also close to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


The 165 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. For entertainment, guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Bayswater Inn offers WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Quadruple Room

Full 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

25% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1998 reviews