Stayed at the Aloft Hotel Excel on saturday 11.2.2012, very clean,modern hotel Next door to Excel exibition centre. and very close to DLR tube, would recommend this hotel as it's only been open 4 months.
We chose this Hotel because it was near to the O2 (10mins by tube and less than a mile away but only as the crows flies!) but beware as there was no service on the DLR that night, however free buses were provided to Canning Town BUT a ticket for the tube for 1 stop was
£15,80p for 2 people, we said no and managed to share a cab to the 02 which cost £12.20 for 4 people. On the return journey from the 02 to the Excel centre it cost £25:00. so for that reason I would not recommend staying at this hotel if you are going to visit the 02.More