4 Days, 4 Nights
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London (2 nights)
A 6-minute walk from Underground and National Rail trains at Waterloo station, this sleek hotel is a 12-minute walk from Westminster Abbey. Contemporary rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Studios add sofabeds; 1- and 2-bedroom suites have living areas, private terraces, skyline views and/or kitchenettes. Kids 11 and under stay free with 2 adults. Amenities include a hot breakfast buffet (fee), and chic French, Japanese and tapas restaurants, as well as a coffee shop and a cocktail bar. There’s a Balinese day spa and an indoor pool, plus a gym, 31 meeting rooms and a business centre.
The Warwick Hilton Hotel (2 nights)
This low-rise property is 2.2 miles from Warwick Castle and 6.7 miles from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Straightforward rooms offer desks, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee), plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas, sofabeds, garden views and/or free WiFi. There’s a casual lounge and a restaurant serving international cuisine with an English twist. Other amenities include an exercise room, a business centre and 19 meeting rooms.