Holiday Inn London Regents Park an IHG Hotel

After a long haul international flight, I want my hotel accommodations to be clean, affordably-priced and easy to reach. Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park Hotel fit all of my requirements on a recent trip to London, England. This Holiday Inn London hotel will also appeal to IHG members looking to use points for your stay. 

Six-story Holiday Inn London Regent's Park hotel in central London. The cement exterior gives an institutional feel, but it's near Regent's Park Station tube in London, England.

While a 45-minute drive from London Heathrow International Airport, we typically opt for public transportation during our holiday. In this instance, we took the Underground from Heathrow Terminal to Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park, an IHG hotel. This Holiday Inn hotel offers an ideal central London location, minutes from Greater Portland Street and Regent’s Park Station tubes. Near Oxford Street shopping, Regent’s Park, London’s most famous park and Camden Town, we were happy to explore day and night. If you are looking for a Gatwick Airport Hotel, you might like my Hilton London Gatwick hotel review. 

Holiday Inn London Regents Park premium double hotel room with white sheets and 4 white pillows.

As I’m an IHG rewards member, I always book the least expensive hotel room and hope for an upgrade. On this trip we were upgraded to a premium room, received early check in, and we opted for complimentary drink vouchers. We landed in room #327 on the third floor of this 6-story hotel. Of the 339 hotel rooms, ours was a quiet room, away from the elevator and ice machine. 

All rooms are standard in category with single or double beds. There are no queen or king size mattresses at this Holiday Inn London hotel. Our room included a white robe and white slippers. We also had a desk, tv and hotel room safe. 

Holiday Inn hotel bathtub and shower combination. Waterfall rain shower overhead and handheld shower wand. A grab bar and shampoo and conditioner bottles were mounted on the white ceramic tiled shower wall.

The Green Engage System is an IHG program designed with sustainability in mind. The program allows their hotels to monitor energy use, carbon, waste and water usage. We always opt for no housekeeping; especially when IHG rewards us with bonus points for opting out of amenities such as this.

We appreciated the snacks in our premium hotel room, as economy meals on international flights are nothing special. Even the hot chocolate packets in our hotel room are better in the UK than the USA. 

Holiday Inn London breakfast buffet. Cold cereal station with cereal bowls under the wood table. Behind the square table is the stainless steel hot buffet, for omelettes. A round table with 4 chairs is in front on the buffet station.

Drinking and dining at Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park 

With all the fabulous international cuisine offered in London’s restaurants, we did not dine at this Holiday Inn, except for breakfast. The breakfast buffet was not included in the price of our stay. However kids under 12 stay and eat free at this London Holiday Inn hotel. Breakfast hours are 6:30 – 10:00 a.m. On our visit, the breakfast charge was 12.60 crown sterling or $15.74 per person. As with all prices, check the website for current prices.

Our breakfast buffet included fluffy scrambled eggs, sunny side up eggs, or omelet. Meat choices were Cumberland sausage, regular sausage links or Canadian bacon and cooked beans. There was fresh yogurt with nuts and dried cranberries, hot porridge, fresh bread, pastries, deli meats, and Glouster cheeses. Don’t forget the espresso machine, frothy hot chocolate and, English breakfast tea, of course. 

Restaurant and lounge area at Holiday Inn London Regent's Park. An oval wood table with 5 chairs is next to a blue leather sofa banquette and lower round table with 3 blue stools. To the right is another wood dining table with 6 chairs.

The hotel is not pet-friendly and there is no indoor swimming pool. Hotel rates start at 250 crown sterling per night, depending on the time of year. Our room rented for 260.93 crown sterling using my IHG member rate, before our upgrade. Book your stay directly through the hotel website, or go through a booking site like Expedia.

Review and photos by Oregon Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown who paid using a Chase credit card to earn IHG points for a future hotel stay. As always, all opinions are her own. 

 

 

 

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