Waldorf Hilton is a smart choice for those travelers desiring a home base convenient to the theater district. Just don't expect much peace and quiet in this bustling part of London. Buses, taxis and late night show-goers are constants throughout the week. Still, the accommodation impresses with spacious rooms, contemporary furnishings, upscale bath features and property-wide high-speed internet access ($fee).
Guests with an itch for exercise are in for a treat. DW Fitness operates a small but useful health club under the hotel at the lower ground level. Complimentary access is granted after showing your room key and signing a waiver. All cardio and strength machines are newer Technogym models and fitness classes are part of the deal too. This private health club even sports a pool, but its 15-yard length and absence of lane lines or bottom stripes prevents serious lapping.
Runners should also consider jogging along the river Thames, about four blocks from the hotel's front door.
Nearest Tube stop: Temple (3 blocks)