I've been traveling to London on business for the past 8 years and stayed in various hotels. The last few years I wanted to take advantage of some reward points program and signed up with Marriott. London Marriotts are always in my companies price range but the Marriott in Maida Vale has proven to be afforable and quite comfortable. If you book online through Marriott's site and have a AAA membership the nightly stay is greatly reduced. Maida Vale is very close to Central London with the Kilburn Park tube station only a 2-3 minute walk away. Also, there is plenty of restuarants and shopping right next to the hotel. I've always been treated well there and compared to other hotels the rooms are much more spacious. Only negative so far is the 25 pound a night parking fee if you have a car. My customer in London is away from Central London so traffic is a breeze because most people are heading into London for work. Hope you find this a little helpful.