Cheap Hotels for London Olympic Games

Since March 15th you can apply for tickets for the London Olympic Games. This means that people are already going to start searching for cheap hotels. Not all websites will let you book so far in advance. However if you search carefully or book with the hotels directly you might get yourself a really cheap room rate.

There is no guarantee of receiving Olympic Games tickets just because you have applied. Although if you have sent off your application, I would urge you to start thinking about accommodation. People without Olympic Games tickets will travel to London just to soak up the atmosphere and they will need cheap hotels too.

The Olympic Games takes place in 33 venues in total. The main venues are situated within central London but other venues are located as far away as Windsor, Essex and Weymouth. Thankfully the 17,000 athletes heading for the London event, will not be looking for cheap hotels. They will be staying in the purpose built athletes village. After the games the athletes village will be transformed into 2800 new homes for east London.

The Olympic Stadium will be the centre of the Summer 2012 Olympics. The stadium will have a capacity of approximately 80,000 people. This will make it the third largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham. After the Olympic games Tottenham Hotspurs and West Ham United are interested in using the venue for their own stadium. A decision still has to be made.

So where is the best hotel to stay during the Olympic Games? If you are looking for a cheap hotel which is located near to the Olympic Stadium, you need to be looking for hotels which are located in the east of London. Holiday Inn is the official hotel service providers to London 2012 Olympics. The Holiday Inn Stratford is an ideal choice. The hotel is situated a mere fifteen minute walk from the official stadium. The hotel is well served by public transport. An underground station is situated less than 2 miles away. The accommodation provides excellent value for money and is ideal if you are travelling with a family.

If you still want a cheap rate but are looking for something a little more upmarket then consider hotels in the Docklands area. Choose from many well known hotels chains such as Marriott, Radisson, Hilton and Crowne Plaza.

Another accommodation alternative might be to consider booking an apartment. Consider the Town Hall luxury apartments in Bethnal Green. The apartments are very upmarket but if you book early you might be able to get a cheap rate. The apartments were renovated in 2010. On site facilities include a restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa.

I really hope the London Olympics will give a much needed boost to the British economy. The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of extra visitors. It looks like the British hoteliers are going to be very successful, even if the British athletes are not!