I have stayed 3x at the Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster). The Premier Inn is a chain of hotel. It is a basic hotel, I only sleep and have breakfast so it is fine for me. I have stayed in a Premier Inn in London, Southampton, Dover.
There is is a Premier Inn County Hall a block away from the Premier Inn Waterloo.
Premier Inn Waterloo, front door is street level, has A/C, used to be a hospital.
Premier Inn County, has a couple of stairs up to the front door, no A/C, back onto London Eye/Thamas river.
I had a twin room, 1 double and a single bed, tv, desk, chair, wall mirror, kettle, small open cupboard, bathroom - the bathtubs in Britain have a huge step into the tub (when only 5’2” it is huge step) with a glass (I would say about 1/4 of the tub) near the faucet instead of a curtain or sliding door like in the US/Canada, towels (no face clothes), shampoo/conditioner. No ice machines like US/Canada, when I returned each day, I would go to the bar and ask for a glass of ice, no problem getting it.
The front staff were very friendly and gave us directions, even looked up information on their own phones each day. You use your room key to operate the elevator.
There were a small bar and restaurant in the lower floor. I took the breakfast Meal Deal each day. Breakfast - coffee/tea/juice, cereal, bread, scrambled eggs, British bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried tomatoes, hash browns, can’t remember the rest.
When you exit the hotel,
- right - there are stores, restaurants, Waterloo tube station, Waterloo train station, bus, taxi. I have walked from the train station to the hotel.
- across - walk through a plaza to the London Eye, Thamas river, walk 1/2 block to the Main Street (can’t remember the name), restaurants
- left - walk 1/2 a block to a Main Street, pass the Park Plaza Westminster hotel
Main Street - HOHO, regular bus, taxi, Westminster tube station, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, pubs, restaurants, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, small Tesco grocery store (for snacks)
I would book a room early with Meal Deal and watch the price, cancel and rebook. When it got close, I would switch to the non refundable and save more.