Need to know
10am on weekdays; 11am, weekends. Earliest check-in, 2pm. That said, Hideout offers 24-hour check-in and will always try to accommodate early arrivals and late departures with advance notice (pending availability).
Double rooms from $93.59 (£71), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast: in-room goodie bags are available (from £12 a person, including porridge, granola, syrup, nuts, fruit, snacks and an elderflower drink).
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout; parking; secure bike storage on the ground floor; laundry service. In rooms: smart TV, DAB radio, underfloor heating, hair dryer. Each apartment has a kitchen area with a dishwasher, fridge, oven, microwave, sink, ceramic hob, toaster and kettle, plus a selection of free teas and coffee.
Our favourite rooms
The Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment gets our vote, thanks to its lashings of space, separate living room and freestanding claw-foot bath tub – we’d happily move in.
Bring footwear fit for cobbled streets and an appetite for fish and chips.
Except for the Den Studio, all apartments come with an arty boon: an easel and watercolours for guests to use during their stay. Unleash your inner Hockney.
Little Smiths of all ages are welcome. Cots (free) and extra beds (£20 a night for over-fives) can be added to all rooms (subject to availability). The foyer poses no problems to buggy pushers and, thanks to the lift, all apartments are easily accessible.
Each apartment has plenty of space for extra beds or travel cots.
Hideout can arrange a five per cent discount at the Deep, one of the largest aquariums in the UK, a short stroll away.
You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal; expect stress-free family meals.
No need to pack
Kid kit available on request includes travel cots, black-out blinds, highchairs, board books, books, puzzles, crayons/paints and paper. Your older offspring can request children's books, PG- or 12-rated DVDs, board games or puzzles.
Very: hamper items are sourced from the market next door; interiors star reclaimed, secondhand and antique furniture. Recycled paper comes from GF Smith, less than two miles away; earth-kind light bulbs feature throughout; the laundry service is every four days, unless guests request otherwise.