We just stayed one night here midweek. The staff were helpful and efficient. Parking was OK, not as bad as I had thought but there are not a huge number of places. And why a £3 charge?? That is a bit much considering the room price. The breakfast was OK, pretty standard buffet although the coffee was served in a cafetiere and was good and hot, which was nice as were the little pastries. It was quiet at night too, we had no road noise for example. It is an easy five minute walk into Stratford.
The biggest disappointment was the overall decor and furnishings. All the outside woodwork needed a good rub down and repainting. The the interior was very dated too. Our room (206) was really quite small and the bed sagged. It was all clean and tidy however. But the furniture was worn, the stain and varnish was rubbed off in places, the TV handset had no back and didn't work well. The room had a little balcony but I struggled to lock the door, plus the deck needed repainting. The bathroom was OK - a little small but clean and tidy.
I left thinking that with a good refresh the Hotel would be so much nicer. It was not Best Western at its Best. less