Hotels Nearby London City Airport

Ibis Budget London City Airport:Ibis Budget London City Airport is just a few minutes walk from London City Airport and is a low cost hotel. It has 81 ensuite guest rooms including rooms for people with reduced mobility and all of the rooms have a flat screen TV and continental buffet breakfast. Ironing rooms, free Wi fi, private car parks, smoke alarms and lots more are available at this hotel. It is close to many attractions such as Westfield shopping centre, O2 Arena, National Maritime Museum, Emirates cable car and much more.Travelodge London City Airport:Travelodge London City Airport is just a few metres away from LCY and 2 miles from Woolwich Ferry. It offers double rooms and family rooms with King size bed, shower and bath, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and irons, Wi fi and lots more. It is close to the ExCel Exhibition Centre, O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, Tower of London and much more.Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands:Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands is a 4 star hotel near to the ExCel centre and is situated in a perfect ambiance. It is only a 20 minute train journey from Canary Wharf and Tower Hill. This hotel offers 224 guest rooms including 71 one bedroom suites with kitchen. The ‘Stresa’ restaurant at this hotel serves authentic Italian cuisines and the buffet breakfast includes fresh juices, fruits, croissants, pastries, cheese, cappuccino and lots more. Guests can relax at the oval bar and also perform exercises with Cardio equipments at the fitness centre. Free Wi fi, fully equipped meeting rooms and much more are a part of Ramada hotel and Suites London Docklands.Travelodge Woolwich:Travelodge Woolwich is located a few miles away from London City airport and with excellent transport links to many locations including Woolwich Arsenal, DLR underground and Woolwich Dockyard Railway station. It is near to many locations such as the Waterfront leisure centre, Charlton Athletic FC, London Excel Centre, O2 Arena, the Royal Artillery Museum, Greenwich Park and much more. It offers comfortable double rooms and family rooms.Premier Inn London Richmond:Premier Inn London Richmond is located on A316 and is just a few minutes walk from Richmond, North Sheen station, Kew and many other locations. A Thyme restaurant is available at the hotel and it offers continental breakfasts, a relaxing drink, evening meal, snacks and lots more. This hotel is near to Richmond Theatre, Old Deer Park, Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, London Zoo, Thorpe Park and much more.

Disney Here We Come! Free Flights and Hotel Included!

Every parent knows that Walt Disney World is a great vacation destination, and they also know it is an extremely expensive one. So, what’s this “free flights and stay” stuff? Glad you asked…Recently, Marci and I realized that our soon-to-be 9-year-old daughter last experienced Disney at age 4, and she does not remember much of it. So, we made a decision: 5 nights at Disney World in Spring 2016!Being the cost-minded guy I am, the first thing I thought was “the tickets are going to absolutely slay me, and there are no awesome discounts on those, so what can I get for free?” Air and hotel instantly leaped to my mind. And this is where having a diversified points and miles strategy really comes into play. Let me explain.The two cards that made this whole trip possible (Chase Sapphire Preferred and Starwood American Express), both earn flexible points, which are the best kinds of points to have. I can redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for a fixed rate of 1.25 cents per point toward travel (through the Chase website), but I can also transfer my points to the loyalty programs of Chase partners such as Southwest, United, Hyatt, and others (hence the “flexible” part). When I transfer my points, I can get greater value out of them (for example, Southwest is typically going to yield somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 cents per point, which is obviously better than the 1.25 cents per point I just mentioned). For our trip, we will fly Southwest to Orlando from Atlanta, and we won’t need a ton of points to do so (since Atlanta to Orlando is a low fare and Southwest bases the points required on the fare), For the four of us, we are probably looking at around 45,000 – 50,000 Southwest points to get there and back. So, our airfare is covered with Chase points after we transfer them to my Southwest account. Incidentally, Starwood points can be transferred to over 30 different airlines, hence their placement in the “flexible” category. They can be used both at Starwood hotels and for a wide variety of flights.For this Disney trip, Marci and I wanted to stay somewhere fairly nice and close to the parks without having to a) spend a ton of money or b) commit to Disney’s “Deluxe” hotels, which easily run $300-$500 a night during busy seasons. As many of you Disney aficionados already know, Starwood owns the Dolphin and Swan hotels, which are on Disney property and are incredibly close to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, but they are not actually owned by Disney. As such, I can use Starwood points toward my stay at either of these two hotels. The Swan and Dolphin hotels are Category 4 hotels, which means they cost 10,000 points per night. If I had to rely on just my points earned from my everyday spend, it would take me forever to save enough points for 5 nights one night. But, when I signed up for the card, I got 25,000 points after meeting the spend requirement. After putting $15,000 total on the card, I have 40,000 points, and that is enough for 5 nights… wait, I thought you just said it was 10,000 points per night, Jim! Ah, the even better part. With Starwood stays paid with points, your fifth night is free! So, 40,000 points gets me 5 nights rather than just 4.Now, how much is this really saving me? Well, the flights (as priced today) are around $900 for the four of us. The hotel would be about $300 a night, but I also do not have to pay the tax since there is nothing to tax. So, that’s between $1600 and $1700 in hotel savings right there. Note: we do have to pay a resort fee and parking (for our rental car), but to save that much for that hotel? It’s a no brainer. All totaled, that’s around $2500 in savings, which for us working families is a life saver. But as I always say… when I have saved this much on the trip, I will put some of that back into the other aspects of the vacation, e.g. dining, souvenirs, and tickets. I’m not looking to be a cheap skate… I am looking to live large without spending large! And so can you!My tip for couples who want to duplicate what I am doing (assuming you are comfortable with signing up for credit cards): first, only one of you needs to apply for the Starwood American Express, though you can both apply and combine your points and reach the 40,000 point goal faster if you don’t have the time to put the extra spend on one card. The other person, or both of you, can apply for the Sapphire Preferred, assuming you can meet the combined minimum spends on all of the cards. If you can’t meet the spend on these cards simultaneously, then get the Starwood card first since room availability will get tougher as time goes on. Then move on to the Sapphire card. Southwest will always let you use points for their flight if a seat is available, and that is one of the reasons I love them. One last note: if Southwest is not a great option where you live, you can also transfer your Chase points to your United account (if that airline works better for you) or simply use the Chase points through Chase’s travel portal for slightly less value, but unlimited flexibility.If you want to stay on Disney property at a non-Disney hotel, then the Swan and Dolphin are just about the best you can get. With regard to the flights portion of your trip, I am merely using the Chase Sapphire Preferred as an example of how to get there. There are lots of other cards that can help you get there as well, but the point of the article is: you can have this vacation, too!

Expedia Promotion Codes Help Make Traveling More Affordable For Many People

Expedia delivers travelers with everything they could ever need for planning their trips. The company gives consumers access to a huge selection of travel and tourism services. An estimated 70,000 hotels, airlines, resorts, theme parks, car rental companies, and cruise lines all around the world advertise their rates through Expedia. Promotion codes, coupons, and special vacation packages are available to help make travel something that everybody can afford.This company is the #1 choice for many families, corporations, honeymooners, and business travelers. In addition to discounts, the site also offers tips on choosing the right vacation and tools for planning it. Some would even go as far to say that things like Expedia promotion codes make travel agents obsolete. Twenty some years ago, finding cheap travel deals was something that was very difficult for the average traveler. Now, millions of people find great bargains without much trouble at all.This popular online travel agency has a broad selection of affiliates of partners. Oftentimes, the best deals can be found through them rather than Expedia itself. Thus, anybody who wants the cheapest deals possible needs to check out some of the partner sites that offer travel coupons. Sometimes special code words or numbers can be found for additional savings. There is a spot in the online booking form for entering the codes. Consumers need to make sure that all discounts are valid before finalizing the order.Sometimes the best Expedia promotion codes are the ones that save on airfare and hotels. There are also some available to save on all inclusive packages. It’s up to the consumer to decide whether to book everything separately or to choose a vacation package. Either way, there are special promotional offers that will make the entire trip more affordable!