London Docklands Travelodge Review


A while ago, we went to London – it was my first trip, and we had a night at another hotel, and two nights at the London Docklands Travelodge. Mummy and the others had stayed there a few years ago, before I was born, and were very excited to be going back.

Now, Mummy hadn’t intended driving through the very centre of London – yes, past Buckingham Palace, down The Mall, across Trafalgar Square and past The Tower of London – but it was a brilliant unofficial sight seeing tour! AND it was the afternoon of The Queens Summer Garden Party!

London Docklands Travelodge is where it suggests – The Docklands area. For us, and the direction we enter London from (the M4) it is right across London. Mummy suggests driving via City Road (the old ring road) to get there. We drove this route when leaving and it was much less congested.

Our Sat Nav took us straight there with no problems – but as you first see the Travelodge it is not very clear how to drive to it – there is a road turning off the main road with a barrier which is closed. It looks like it is private and not for general entry. Note that this IS the way in. As you drive up to the barrier it will lift for you.

We are very familiar with Travelodge, and this is a firm favourite.

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It is modern, with plenty of parking, in a brilliant location less than a 5 minute walk from the East India Docklands Light Railway which links you to The Underground Tube system. So you can leave your car, and explore London easily from here.

This Travelodge has had a recent refurbishment, and our family room had lots of room, the usual TV, Tea and Coffee stuff, bathroom and storage. It was very clean and perfect for us. It also had a super comfy Kingsize Dreamer bed and two pull out beds. Towels are provided as is Hand wash and Hair and Body wash.

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This Travelodge has a Bar Cafe where you can have a drink, evening meal or breakfast. You can also order certain food 24 hours to take to your room. We recommend the pizza!

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Breakfast was as we would expect. Hot cooked items including bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs and tomato, as well as cereals, yoghurts, fruit, croissants and toast. Kids eat free when an adult buys a breakfast for £7.65, which gives brilliant value for money. There is unlimited tea and coffee too (much to Mummy’s delight!)

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For value for money – especially for a family – and for the location, you cannot beat this hotel. Don’t be out off by the possible drive through Central London – we loved the sightseeing – and if Mummy can do it anyone can!

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We highly recommend this Travelodge, as with them all the price varies and is generally cheaper the earlier you book on line.

We would definitely stay here next time we visit London.

We were kindly given two nights at this Travelodge in exchange for our honest review.

WooHoo Points

Brilliant location.

Great value for money.

Clean, bright room.

Waaaah Points

Free WiFi only for 30 mins, then you have to pay.

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  1. I love Travelodges, you always know where you stand with them and they’re a nice comfy night too. The Wifi thing is a bit of a downer, would be great if that was free for a good few hours! 🙂
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  2. Sounds like a lovely place to stay 🙂 I honestly wouldn’t have considered a hotel in a dockland area before as sounds like an industrial area with lots of noise! But you’ve just proved the opposite 🙂 x
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  3. You drove! Big respect for that! The hotel looks lovely. We’re promising the kids a trip to London but haven’t braved a family room yet. This looks ideal.
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  4. This review was very well timed for me. We’re thinking of taking the kids to London for a couple of days and this hotel sounds perfect. Thank you 🙂
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  5. It looks lovely! I’m a fan of Travelodge hotels so it’s definitely one I’ll be looking at for a trip we’re planning in December 🙂

  6. You like Travel Lodges Ickle Pickle! You seem to be travelling all over the place! Photos are fab and a really comprehensive review x #TriedTested x
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  7. We also regularly stay in Travelodges- not been to this one yet though- looks good. I am so impressed that you drove right into London! I’ve managed to avoid LCC so far and only go to outskirts lol. Good for you! x
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  8. Travel lodge is always a great option with kids, everything you need and doesn’t cost the earth! We’re thinking of having a couple of days in London closer to Christmas, and travel lodge will probably be our choice of hotel! X
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  9. This looks like a fantastic place to stay…Sounds like you had a lovely time sightseeing around London….hehehe
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  10. Thanks for sharing, I never have any idea where to stay in London without spending an absolute fortune! Will consider this next time we go.
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  11. Can’t beat a Travelodge, this one looks really well refurbished and is in a great location too! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  12. I do love Travelodge for their value for money, it makes days out in different places so much more affordable. Fab review x
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  13. Never stayed at a Travelodge but for future travels I’ll be sure to keep it in mind. Always nice to find a place that is value for money.
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  14. The recent refurbishment has done wonders for Travelodge! We stayed in the Birmingham one and we thought the room was fresh and modern.
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  15. I love it when hotels have those free coffee and tea facets, I think they’re so cute haha! I don’t know why 🙂 Looks like you had a great time though! x

  16. I must admit I am not a fan of travel lodge. Both occasions i have stayed with them I had to complain. However that dreamer bed does look super comfortable.
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  17. I am a huge fan of Travelodge, you more than get what you pay for x
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  18. I always find that you can get a great room at an affordable price at Travelodge. There rooms are simple but family friendly. We would love to stay at the one you visited.
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  19. I’ve yet to try a travel looks but going on your post they look half okay actually! The pizza looks yum too!
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  20. The newly refurbished rooms look so good! Looks like you had a great time.

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  21. I’m so glad I read this – I love going to London and it is great to find a family friendly hotel where you can leave the car and easily travel in by public transport! I’ll definitely check this out as an option next time I go, thanks!
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  22. The rooms look fabulous – stylish and modern. Love that you can order some foods to your room 24hrs – not often you find that is it? Big booooo to only 30 mins free wifi though. Even the local buses have free wifi!
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  23. I’ve only been to London briefly 14 years ago, would love to return and do the whole sightseeing thing. This is a great review.

  24. What a lovely looking place to stay – I love how bright the rooms look, I don’t do dark ones well. x
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  25. I have tried a few travel lodges and I think they are great for short stays and last minute stays too . Thanks fir sharing

  26. I actually think Travelodges are massively underrated! People kind of snub them don’t they? I’ve always had a pleasant stay, looks like you did too.

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  27. The looks great, the room looks nice and comfy and clean. I like the sound of the breakfast too! Looks like it’s a great base to have to explore London from =)
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  28. Travelodge’s are great for short stays. I didn’t realise that there was one in the docklands area.

  29. You can’t go far wrong with a travelodge! I love the fact you can collect more tea/coffee and milks up from the reception area if you run out, this is a big plus point as far as I’m concerned 🙂
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  30. I’m actually heading to London on the 7th September, and contemplating either bus or staying the night. London scares me a little but I think you can always rely on a Travelogde! Will definitely give it a looksie 🙂

    – A

  31. this looks and sounds so lovely! absolutely better than any place in London I’ve ever stayed! great review 🙂

  32. It looks like a good place to stay, i haven’t had much luck with travelodges though.

  33. I’ve never stayed in a TravelLodge before but this looks really modern and comfy! I like the quick check in system I can see in the pic as queing with children is a nightmare lol! x
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  34. I love Travelodge as the prices are always best an they have some great deals. We stay in one at least once a year so it’s great to see that they are consistent with their quality at all their hotels x
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  35. We pretty much always use travelodge, the wifi being chargeable is the only thing I dislike.
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  36. Looks like you had a fab stay! We live on the edge of London but I would totally consider staying there to get the most out of a day in the city.
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  37. Great post, one of the most informative posts on this subject online actually.
    Thanks and keep up the great work.

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