A bargain in London? True. I was pleased with the Premier Inn Hampstead. This is not fancy, but it offers a great shower, comfortable bed, cable TV and a wonderful staff. It's in a safe neighborhood.
Premier Inn Hampstead, 215 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead; 011-44-8715-27-8662, http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/LONHMP/london-hampstead . Doubles begin about $95 online.