Need To Know
12. All have drench showers; three have baths too, so if you have a preference, specify this when booking.
11am. Check-in, 2pm. Church Street is happy to be flexible whenever they can be though: just tell reception what your timings are and they'll try to accommodate you.
Double rooms from $69.68 (£42), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
At the hotel
WiFi throughout, library of DVDs to borrow. In rooms, iPod dock, flatscreen TV, teapigs tea, coffee and kettle, mini-fridge with free bottled water, hair straighteners, hairdryers, ironing boards and irons.
Each room has similar boudoir-chic decor, with red, black and pewter accents on a palette of warm neutrals. If you can't do without a bath, go for rooms 2, 3, or 12. At the back of the building and heavily beamed, we love Large room 3's scene-stealing roll-top tub, curtained off with theatrical red drapes. For plenty of space and natural light, pick double-aspect Large room 12. Medium rooms 6 and 7 overlook Church Street's half-timbered alms houses, with pretty ogee window seats. Room 2 has a claw-foot tub in the bedroom. Room 1 is closest to the bar, so it can get noisy on some evenings (the hotel holds music nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays).
The hotel's restaurant is very popular, so reserve a table when booking rooms to avoid disappointment (you can always cancel it later). Two-night minimum stays apply on Friday–Saturday nights, but you can add on Sunday night for just £50.
This urban escape is not really suited to children – leave the kids at home!