When I saw Holiday Inn, Oxford Circus I was initially quick to find an alternative. I have stayed at the Intercontinental on Park Lane, the Crowne Plaza in the city and a number of other Holiday Inns
(Bloomsbury) that have given me exactly what I require when on business: Location, to where my meetings, customers or colleagues are staying; A place to work if needed to catch up on the relentless emails and a bathtub to unwind in. Nowadays, for convenience a lot of hotel are putting in fancy wet rooms, which are nice. But sometimes you just need a hot bath after a long day/flight, even more so if the hotel doesn't have a SPA.
As my colleague was staying at a more expensive hotel not he same street i decided to stay at HI Oxford Circus-
As an IHG Spire member I got an upgrade to an exec room, drink on arrival and all the requirements listed above. The most surprising thing for me was how quiet it was. The middle of Oxford Circus is one of the business places in London so getting good quality sleep was a real bonus and having a good breakfast buffet to wake up to is always a life saver, especially if you have had too many drinks the night before at Meat and Liquor a great restaurant on the same street. For leisure users, the close proximity to Selfridges and Oxford Street provide close proximity to the best shopping in England and while you or your partner may run up a huge bill on your credit card the one thing you won't be stung for is the price of the hotel room which is pricey compared to other HIs around the country but good value compared to general London hotel pricing for all those worried about putting large hotel bills through expenses. [Less]