Hampton by Hilton London Docklands

Hampton by Hilton London Docklands

92 GBP


4.4/5 Pros

  • Very nice staff
  • Good breakfast
  • Rather close to airport (but no public transport)

In order to cover the Jenn Bostic show in London in February 2024, I was looking for a hotel in London with good traffic connections. With me flying into Heathrow (LHR) and departing from London City Airport (LCY) and the hotel being in Camden, it was of course quite a challenge. I finally opted of the Hampton by Hilton Docklands, which is also rather well-connected to the Elizabeth Line. Here is the review of my stay.


Hampton by Hilton London Docklands – Location

The Hampton by Hilton is located right across the canal North of London City Airport (LCY) and East of the ExCeL exhibition area. There are several other hotels around. The Hampton does even have a few rooms providing runway view, but the slightly more East options might even be better. However, there are a few options.

The hotel is located between two DLR stations, Royal Albert on the East and Prince Regent on the West. If you walk some 15 minutes to the West, you also reach Custom House, which is also an Elizabeth Line station. None of those connects to the airport, though. To get to London City (LCY), you either have to walk (some 15 minutes) or grab a taxi ride. The hotel also runs a car park, which is 15 GBP per night at the time of writing.


Hampton by Hilton London Docklands – Room

I booked a Queen Room for one night in February, Tuesday to Wednesday. The non-refundable price was 92 GBP, which always includes breakfast at Hampton hotels. I have been upgraded to a nice corner room, which rather spacious. The layout with having the work desk right at the entrance and having the sleeping area in the corner of the room was untypical, but worked out very well for me. My wife would have loved it as often working in the evening or morning bothers her when she is still sleeping. The room is in line with the rather modern Hampton design. However, there were quite some scars and marks, also in the carpet, which made it look and feel worse than it actually was. Apart from the large work desk, I loved that the hotel

The bathroom was rather spacious. The location of the toilet and the toilet paper roll was a bit of bothering for me. As in all modern European Hampton places, amenities are given in dispensers.


Hampton by Hilton London Docklands – Breakfast

The new hotels of this Hilton brand are really lovely – and so is the one at the Hampton by Hilton London Docklands. The breakfast area is really large and nicely designed. It is hard to imagine that this room fills up during trade fairs at the ExCeL and similar events. I could imagine that the buffet gets a bit of cosy then as well. However, during my stay, I really liked the presentation and layout of the hotel. Condiments like ketchup and preserves and given in dispensers, which is a nice way to prevent plastics. I did have some struggle with the coffee machine, though. On the other hand, the two waffle machines definitely made me smile.


Hampton by Hilton London Docklands  – Service

The hotel staff was really nice. I felt some very minor WiFi issues, but have been very happy with the connection overall. On the first floor, the hotel is driving a really nice fitness area..


Hampton by Hilton London Docklands – My View

I really had a nice stay there. The traffic connection is not as good as it might look at first sight. Especially some sort of bus connection to London City Airport (LCY) would definitely boost the hotel. However, the staff is nice, breakfast is good and the services finally made me smile.


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