Legendary hotel situated at the Paddington train station. So, from a logistic POV really nice location. However, the area for leisure is not really nice. The area is a bit dodgy, and are you staying in this area, you will most likely not spend much time here. But it is very convenient with a central station next door, and you will have all possibilities to take yourself to Oxford St., Piccadilly, Soho and other cool places very easily. The hotel itself is very nice, clean, good service, great bar area and spacious rooms. Have stayed here +100 nights over the last 10-15 years and use this as my practical choice for short London meetings / trips.