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In early 2024, we went on a trip to London with my wife and I and two of our kids. I looked at a few different London hotel options and eventually decided to book the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith. This Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith review will give an idea of the different amenities and features and hopefully help you decide if you want to stay here if you’re in the area.

Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith location

The Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith is located at 120-124 King Street, London, W6 0QU. It’s about a 10 minute walk away from the Hammersmith Tube station, which has the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines. It’s also about a 10 minute walk from the Ravenscourt Park station which is only on the Circle line. We took the Piccadilly line on the Tube to the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith directly from London Heathrow.

When we did that, it was a bit chaotic with several streets going in all sorts of directions and it was hard to tell where to go. We made a few wrong turns before figuring out which way to go – we knew we needed to get on King Street but couldn’t see which one was that. If you find yourself in the same situation going to the Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith, you want to go on a slight left towards what we affectionately referred to as the “Whomping Willows” (pictured below)

a group of people walking on a street

If you come from the Hammersmith and City or Circle Lines, you come out across the street – that station is the brick building barely visible in the picture above to the right of the rightmost tree.

You walk down King street about 10 minutes and then you’ll see the sign to the right. I was a bit confused because it kind of looked like you needed to go through the Plough & Harrow (pub / restaurant).

a sign on a building

But instead, you walk down a short alley to the right

a sign on a brick wall

Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith cost

Cash prices at the Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith range anywhere from $100 to $200 or more, depending on what is going on. We had booked a family room (which sleeps 4). On my nights, the cash rate was 170 GBP per night – total cost of 678 GBP (around USD$870). The points cost, with the 4th night free that comes from the IHG Premier card, was 77,000 points, which is a value of about 1.13 cents per point. This is a pretty solid use of IHG points, especially with the 4th night free benefit.

You can check prices for your nights at the Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith at HotelsCombined or You can also read Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith reviews at TripAdvisor.

Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith review – room

I had reserved a Family Room, which is the room at the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith that will sleep four people. This is exactly what I got. When we got to the room, the sofa bed was already laid out for us.

a room with two beds and a bed with a stack of towels

The double bed on the far side of the room also slept two. The room was quite small by American standards, but for the most part met our needs.

a tv on a wall

There was a small bathroom on the left when you entered the room, with a sink, toilet and shower

a bathroom with a sink and towel rack

a shower with a shower head and a shower head

We were in Room 259 on the 2nd floor (which is of course what us Americans would call the 3rd floor). It was fairly far away from the elevator and stairwells. I had no problem with noise from the stairs, elevator or anything else.

Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith wifi and amenities

Wifi is complimentary in the lobby and in the guest rooms for IHG members. The Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith wifi speed was quite good.

a screenshot of a speed test

As you can imagine, nobody in my family had any trouble doing anything on the Internet while we were there. There is not really anything else in the way of amenities at the Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith. There is no Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith pool, fitness center or laundry facilities. There is not a separate business center, though I would imagine the front desk would help you print something if you needed it.

One downside of the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith is that it only has one bank of two elevators which are both quite small (and slow). Additionally,  during our stay, one of them was broken, which made things pretty unusable. We ended up taking the stairs up and down two flights most of the time that we needed to go to and from our room.

Not really an amenity but the lobby was quite spacious and (when it wasn’t breakfast time) it was a nice place to sit and relax. In the evening, we would come down and play games and drink free hot chocolate (this was especially nice since our room was so small)

a room with tables and chairs

Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith Fire Alarms

We stayed from Tuesday through Saturday (4 nights), and on Friday at noon local time the fire alarm went off. It was only for a minute or so but we still got all our stuff and dutifully marched down the stairs. In the lobby, they let us know that they test the fire alarm every Friday at noon. That would have been useful to know!

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But then the next day (Saturday), around 11 a.m., the fire alarm went off AGAIN. This time it didn’t stop and we again marched down the stairs. This time, the staff was directing us outside, where we waited for around 20 minutes. They collected our room number, so I don’t know if they were going door to door and making sure everyone had evacuated? After we got back, we asked what had gone on and they blamed it on someone smoking in their room (I have no idea if that is true or not)

Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith hotel review – parking

The Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith parking is not really associated with the hotel – instead, there is a small car park to the rear of the hotel. The car park is managed by YourParkingSpace and starts at 20 GBP per vehicle per night. I would recommend the Tube rather than staying here with a car.

Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith food

The Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith breakfast is served on the main floor next to the front desk and is complimentary for all guests. One interesting thing that I had not seen before is that they had a staff member downstairs checking off room numbers for breakfast before they “let” you into the breakfast area. I put “let” in quotes because the security was not super tight if you really wanted to get around it.

They had 4 hot dishes – bacon, sausage, eggs and baked beans.

a group of pots on a counter

As well as cereal, fruit and bread.

bowls of cereal and cereal in a row

Apple and orange juice along with water

a two metal containers with liquid on a counter

And 2 coffee machines that also served excellent hot chocolate. This coffee area was open 24 hours a day which, as we managed, we took advantage of quite a bit in the evenings to hang out.

a coffee machine and coffee maker in a coffee shop

The Bottom Line – Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith hotel review

Overall this was a good stay if you need to stay in London in the Hammersmith area. The room was small for American standards but plenty big enough for our family of 4. The bed was comfortable though I heard that the sofa was not great. The water pressure in the bathroom was great in the shower and the breakfast was exactly as expected. It’s a great deal on IHG points as well, so it can be a great option if you’re looking for a London hotel.

Have you stayed at the Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments

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