Best Hotels in London Ontario (Luxury, Cheap & Downtown Stays)
If you’re searching for the best London Ontario hotels, you’ve come to the right place.
A city the size of London has lots of variety when it comes to accommodations. As locals, we’ve either stayed in, or had family stay in hotels in London, Ontario multiple times throughout the last 15 years.
While we can’t claim to have first hand experience in every hotel on this list, we believe our experience in the city will help guide you to finding the best place to stay during your time here!
Best Hotels in London, Ontario
Whether you’re looking for luxury hotels for a special night out, or a cheap hotels that keeps you comfy and well-rested without breaking the bank, we hope this guide helps you out.
If you’re short on time, check out the recap at the bottom of this post ⤵️, where we highlight our top picks in each category.
Hotel Rating: 3.5⭐
🏆 9.0/10 (1044 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Access to nearby health club, restaurant onsite (surcharge), pay parking
London’s downtown modern boutique hotel is Hotel Metro. Located across from downtown London’s farmers market, Covent Garden Market, and near Budweiser Gardens, Hotel Metro is one of the most conveniently located places to stay in downtown London, Ontario.
With 20 sophisticated rooms decked in a mix of modern flare and historic charm, this boutique hotel checks the box for romantic, classy, and professional, all in one.
Guests have access to a nearby 24 hour health club and pay parking, and are also close enough to walk to many of downtown London’s restaurants and attractions. The Gnosh Dining+Cocktails restaurant is located on the main level of Hotel Metro.
Hotel Metro Reviews
The check in was excellent…the front desk staff was very accommodating and cheerful and made for a seamless check in. Parking is a bit tricky but once you check in they go over everything and make sure you’re parked in the right spot. Rooms very comfortable and spacious. You can’t beat this place for value and quality. Thanks for an excellent stay – Bryan (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3.5⭐
🏆 9.0/10 (1044 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: On-site spa, fine dining restaurant, reception spaces, complimentary breakfast, wifi, unique rooms with options of hotel room with jacuzzi and balcony
Located in the friendly Old South neighbourhood close to downtown London, this historic inn and luxury boutique hotel should be on your radar if romance and pampering is what you’re aiming for. In fact, we’ve officially declared that a visit to Idlewyld is one of the best ways to spend a day in London and one of the top date spots in the city.
With 21 unique rooms combining modern décor and historic charm, the Idlewyld Inn is the perfect place to stay for an anniversary, babymoon, or even for a girls’ night out. The attached fine dining restaurant and elegant spa adds an extra element of pampering to your getaway or staycation in London, Ontario.
The Idlewyld is a short walk away from the quaint Wortley Village neighbourhood, where you can browse boutique shops and treat yourself to some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants.
Idlewyld Inn & Spa Reviews
Lovely large mansion renovated to roughly 20-room hotel and spa, with restaurant. Wonderful front and back terraces with rain/sun cover. Walking distance (10 min) to Wortley village’s concentration of restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops, and only about 15-20 minutes to downtown. Quiet location. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the staff throughout was professional and courteous. – Brett (Expedia Review)
3.Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre – Best Hotel with Indoor Pool in London, Ontario
Hotel Rating: 3⭐
🏆 8.8/10 (1036 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Indoor pool with waterslide, fitness centre, free parking, restaurant onsite, ballrooms/conference facilities
The Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre is one of the most family-friendly hotels in London, Ontario. Its awesome indoor pool and waterslide set in an atrium of tropical plants and palm trees makes you feel like you’re someplace far away and is perfect for traveling with kids.
Some rooms come with balconies or sliding doors opening up to the atrium, which is a great touch for families wanting to watch their kids play from the comfort of their rooms.
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway in Southwestern Ontario or even a staycation within the city, the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn is a great option, as you really get the sense that you’re someplace uniquely special.
When it comes to dining, the onsite restaurant, Shelly’s Tap and Grill, provides a good menu selection for dining in and ordering breakfast (surcharge).
The hotel is also conveniently located just a few minutes walking distance away from Westminster Ponds Conservation Area, one of the nicest trails in London, and just a couple minutes’ drive from the popular White Oaks Mall. Aside from the walkability of staying downtown, staying in this part of the city is probably your most convenient of hotel locations.
Tip: We suggest calling ahead to see if the waterslide is open, and to find out any age/height restrictions for children.
Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre Reviews
We love this hotel. We love the pool and the hot tub. We love the restaurant. It’s easy to get to. It’s our mini vacation.Everyone is nice. – Paul (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3⭐
🏆 8.6/10 (1019 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Free parking, fitness centre, onsite restaurant and bar, outdoor terrace and garden
Set on beautiful grounds on Windermere Road, this historic Georgian manor is also one of London’s top conference centres and wedding venues. With picturesque gardens and an outdoor terrace surrounded by green space, it’s easy to see why.
Hotel rooms include standard rooms, heritage rooms, and executive suites, and come at rates comparable to other mid-range hotels in London. The onsite restaurant, Asher’s Lounge and Patio, has a great outdoor patio and adds to the convenience of your stay at this hotel.
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Reviews
This property is a hidden gem! It is nestled among trees and there is a lovely walking path nearby. The staff are wonderful and the food is creative and excellent. The rooms are small, but well-laid out for the size, with a comfortable desk for working. I will always stay here when in London. – Sara (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3⭐
🏆 8.6/10 (674 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Indoor pool, fitness centre, free parking, laundry, mini putt course, meeting rooms, free breakfast buffet, complimentary light dinner bites Mondays-Wednesdays, BBQ picnic area, kitchenette suites
Staybridge Suites London is one of a few clustered hotels in London on Exeter Road near Highway 401. What makes this our top pick for hotel close to the 401 is it’s wide range of amenities and strong customer reviews.
In fact, we are big fans of the Staybridge Suites IHG brand, and have booked with this chain many times in the past.
Staybridge Suites rooms are all equipped with small kitchens that include a full-size fridge, stovetop, microwave, sink and dishwasher. They also come stocked with kitchen essentials like plates, glasses and cutlery.
Geared towards those looking for extended stay hotels the Staybridge Suites goes above and beyond to provide simple comforts that add to your stay.
The Staybridge is also one of only a few hotels with an indoor pool in London, Ontario, making it a great family-friendly option.
Located close to White Oaks Mall and the 401, Staybridge Suites is a great choice for accommodations in London’s south end.
Staybridge Suites London Reviews
The hotel is very close to the highway so very accessible with lots of parking. Very clean and inviting lobby. Friendly staff easy check in. Beautiful clean room w/ full kitchen including dishes, pots, coffee pot, spices etc. very convenient. – Sandra (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 2⭐
🏆 7.4/10 (403 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Free parking, laundry onsite, tea/coffee in lobby, communal kitchens and lounge
If you’re looking for a comfortable and clean, cheap hotel rooms in London, Ontario, Guest House on the Mount offers a unique way to stay. The Guest House is able to offer some of the cheapest hotel rooms in London by giving guests the option to book rooms with shared bathrooms, half-bathrooms or single beds.
Guest House on the Mount also has a communal kitchen and lounge, and lovely outdoor gardens, making it feel more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel.
This hotel is also close to Western University, University Hospital, and Masonville Mall, providing a great option for those seeking cheap hotels in London Ontario’s north end. It’s also located next to Windermere on the Mount, a luxury retirement residence.
Guest House on the Mount caters its accommodations to those looking for an alternative to a typical hotel stay, as well as to those seeking extended stays in London.
If you’re visiting family in the city, working at the university or hospital for extended periods of time, or simply open to a pleasant and affordable guest house stay in London, then this accommodation could be right for you.
Guest House on the Mount Reviews
Fair price, had two beds and a half bath (no shower) good location (close to Masonville). Seems like the building used to be a hospital, made it a “different” experience. Great value in my opinion and for our purpose – Vera (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 2.5⭐
🏆 8.4/10 (1061 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Indoor pool, fitness centre, free breakfast, free parking, free airport shuttle
For travelers looking for an comfortable and affordable hotel near Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, the Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites is a great option in the city’s east end. Located on the edge of the city near London International Airport, this hotel is also great for travelers with a car or who are looking for an airport shuttle.
This Best Western has a fitness centre and adjacent indoor pool, and its rooms have been newly refurbished. As a 2.5 star hotel, this hotel offers the basic necessities and a comfortable stay for a great rate.
Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites Reviews
It was perfectly located for what I needed. The staff and service were great. The hotel was nice and clean. – Maria (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3.5⭐
🏆 8.6/10 (1046 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: All-suite hotel, gym, pay parking, pet-friendly, free breakfast, room service
If you’re looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel in downtown London, Ontario, check out The Park Hotel on the corner of Pall Mall and Richmond Street.
Next to all of the restaurants and shops on Richmond Row, this hotel is a place to stay in downtown London, without breaking the bank.
The all-suite style of rooms at The Park Hotel is also a reason to stay here. The hotel offers standard two-room suites as well as preferred suites, which offer great views of the city skyline.
Book either a king bed or two queen beds, separated from the living room and kitchenette by sliding barnboard doors.
Guests can also enjoy room service from the next-door Jack Astor’s restaurant, or can conveniently walk to a number of great places to eat nearby. A free continental breakfast is also served daily.
Some reviews mentioned that the noise from downtown can be heard from hotel rooms. Some guests also found the parking costs to be expensive – which would be particularly noteworthy if you’re staying for an extended period of time.
That said, if you’re looking to be within walking distance of Victoria Park, Budweiser Gardens and Harris Park, the Park Hotel is a great mid-range accommodation option.
The Park Hotel London Reviews
A pleasant surprise in London. Stayed here twice. Free parking the first time, paid parking onsite the second. Large suites, clean, quiet. Inroom coffee could be better. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was somewhere between continental and full, but free fresh food is good! – Peter (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 2.5⭐
🏆 8.4/10 (1061 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Fitness centre, free breakfast, free cribs, directly across from Victoria Hospital
If you’re looking for hotels in London, Ontario near Victoria Hospital, then Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is your most convenient and best budget pick. Located on Base Line Road, steps away from LHSC Victoria Hospital, you can’t get closer than this.
The rooms in the Country Inn & Suites are comfortably and cozy, though some reviews mention the hotel itself is slightly dated. For a basic, budget-friendly place to stay in London, this hotel is a great option.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Reviews
Needed a room close to the Children’s hospital. This hotel is a short walk to the B entrance of the hospital, so convenient! The rooms are dated and we had trouble getting the keys to work, but the room was clean. Just what we needed for the night. The breakfast looked nice as well. – Katie (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3⭐
🏆 8.6/10 (1027 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Onsite Italian restaurant, free breakfast, wedding venue, free cribs, access to Highway 401
If you’re looking for hotels near St Thomas Hospital, London has some great options that are not far away. Your closest London hotel is the Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn, located right off of Exit 178 (Highway 4) of Highway 401.
As a Best Western Plus, the rooms and amenities of this hotel are a bit more luxurious than some of the city’s other hotels in the south end. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, a minifridge, microwave and coffee maker.
The hotel also offers conference and wedding services and offers a full-service Italian restaurant.
If you’re passing through London or looking for a convenient hotel along 401 between London and St Thomas, the Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn is an excellent choice.
It’s also one of the most trusted chain hotels within a close distance to the popular beach of Port Stanley. Quite frankly, regardless of where you’re going within 45 minutes south of London, the Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn is easily among your top options.
Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre Review
This is a well maintained and well staffed hotel close to London and St. Thomas. Attached restaurant was a great place for dinner. – Leonard (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 2⭐
🏆 7.5/10 (505 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Suite style rooms with kitchenettes, desk/workspace, A/C, gym access, laundry service
If you’re visiting London for an extended period of time, then London Extended Stay Hotel – also known as London Executive Suites – could be just right for you.
LES Hotel specializes in its open-concept suites with full kitchens and bathrooms, targeting those visiting the city for more than a few nights. They even offer special weekly and monthly rates.
Standard hotel bedrooms are also available for short-term stays. If you’re looking for furnished suites in London, or a casual and affordable hotel in downtown London, Ontario, then consider staying in LES’s apartment-style accommodations.
Keep in mind that because LES Hotel is in downtown London, you can expect to pay for parking. Also worth mentioning is that some reviews indicate that the noise of the city streets can be heard from inside the hotel rooms, which again can be expected when staying downtown.
London Extended Stay (LES Hotel) Reviews
What I can report is that this Hotel was a Hidden Gem. Both Check in and Check out was Fast Smooth and they were so friendly and even gave us a complimentary 2 extra hours checkout. Parking was safe and private Room was just amazing for the price could not be beat. Will we return absolutely will we tell our friends and family absolutely… – Marcel (Expedia Review)
Hotel Rating: 3.5⭐
🏆 9.0/10 (393 Reviews)
Hotel Amenities: Full spa, wedding venue, onsite restaurant, jacuzzi (select rooms), room service
Located right off 401 near the town of Ingersoll, Elmhurst Inn & Spa is a beautiful historic inn, spa and restaurant. With quaint rooms and suites located on picturesque grounds, this hotel is a great choice for a weekend getaway or romantic place to retreat near London.
Guests love the access to the spa and fine dining restaurant, and find the secluded location of this hotel to be perfect for unwinding. The spa offers massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, saunas and a eucalyptus steam room.
If you’re looking for charming boutique hotels near London, Ontario for your next getaway, consider making the short drive to Elmhurst Inn & Spa in Ingersoll.
Elmhurst Inn & Spa Reviews
My sister and I had a great stay at the Elm Hurst spa. We did 4 treatments while we were there and really enjoyed each one. We also ate lunch and dinner both days at the restaurant and the meals we’re incredible. We would definitely recommend this hotel and spa – Amber (Expedia Reviews)
Other Hotels in Downtown London, Ontario
- Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Ontario
- Residence Inn by Marriott London Downtown
Other Hotels Near the 401 in London, Ontario
- Homewood Suites by Hilton London Ontario
- Ramada by Wyndham London
- Days Inn by Wyndham London
- Holiday Inn & Suites London, an IHG Hotel
- Four Points by Sheraton London
- Quality Suites London
- Hampton Inn by Hilton London
- Comfort Inn London
- Courtyard by Marriott London
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott London
Wrap Up: Best Hotels in London Ontario
We hope this list of the best hotels in London helps you find exactly what you’re looking for for your next stay in the city. From budget-friendly to family-friendly to luxury boutique, there are lots of great places to stay in London, Ontario.
As a recap, here are each of the top hotels we’ve covered, by category:
✔️Hotel Metro – Best Hotel in Downtown London, Ontario
✔️Idlewyld Inn & Spa – Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in London, Ontario
✔️Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre – Best Hotel with Indoor Pool in London, Ontario
✔️Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre – Nice Hotel Near Western University, University Hospital
✔️Staybridge Suites London, an IHG Hotel – Best Hotel Near 401 in London, Ontario
✔️Guest House on the Mount – Pleasant Cheap Hotel in London, Ontario
✔️Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites – Best Hotel Near Fanshawe College & London Airport
✔️The Park Hotel London – Top Hotel Near St Joseph Hospital in London
✔️Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Best Budget Hotel Near Victoria Hospital
✔️Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre – Best London Hotel Near St Thomas Hospital
✔️London Extended Stay (LES Hotel) – Best Long Stay Hotel in London, Ontario
✔️Elmhurst Inn & Spa – Romantic Inn Near London, Ontario
Happy travels in the beautiful Forest City!
Erie is the owner and author of Everywhere Ontario. She’s lived and traveled around Ontario for over 30 years, visiting small towns and big cities from the shores of Lake Erie to the crisp northern air of Hearst along the Trans-Canada Highway. She is passionate about maximizing fun and supporting local tourist businesses and is always looking to provide the best recommendations to her fellow Ontario travelers. Read more about Erie here.