‘I tried Spoons hotel with iconic carpet and room as hard to find as pubs’ loos’

Wetherspoons is known for its cheap pints, iconic blue plates and lairy carpets.

But many are completely unaware that you can stay in Spoons hotels.

That's right, there are 57 of the venues dotted around the UK.

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The pubs, which come with a connected hotel, make getting home from a night out particularly easy – but are they actually worth it?

Well, I made my way to Wetherspoons' The Crown Hotel in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, to see if kipping in the bargain boozer is worth it.

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Like most hotel receptions, The Crown Hotel had a desk for check-in.

But this desk was in a literal cupboard – and it's actually quite impressive how they managed to fit a reception in a space fit for an ironing board and perhaps Harry Potter.

After the staff handed me my room key card, I was asked if I wanted to be shown to my room.

But as an adventurer, I thought I could manage locating my digs for myself.

That would be an oversight on my part.

Despite climbing the stairs and locating where the guests rest their heads, the signage certainly confused me.

The door into the hotel area noted that rooms 101-104 were ahead.

But my room – 103 – was nowhere to be seen – even though I walked down the corridor multiple times to confirm I'm not going insane.

In a sort of walk of shame, I went all the way back downstairs to ask if the staff member could show me to my room.

They kindly took me upstairs and told me to go through the unsigned door at the end of the corridor which took me into another corridor, where my tucked away room lived.

After overcoming the faff of what felt like the Wetherspoons 'maze', I tapped the key card on my door to enter home for the night.

I didn't know what quite to expect from the double room costing me £75.65-a-night – but I was certainly taken aback.

And, in a good way.

It turns out that a Wetherspoons hotel room can't get away from its roots, by that I mean the room had the same interestingly patterned carpet you usually find in the boozers.

But I was pleased to learn it didn't share the same pint aroma that often comes part and parcel with pubs.

The massive bed came with elegantly placed towels, certainly no swan origami, but they certainly had a nice fold to them.

So does the bed pass the bounce test?

You know, when you plop yourself down on the end of the bed to see if you'll be having a night of comfort or one that consists of a lot of tossing and turning.

I gave a little light bounce on the edge to get the verdict – and that's a thumbs up from me.

The bed was definitely comfy enough for a good nights sleep, and bonus points, the pillows were plush too.

On inspection, the sheets were all clean and so was the surrounding bed area. There were no stray body hairs or suspicious stains here, either.

But what did look suspicious was the wall 'art' adjacent to the bed.

Despite having an attached light above, it appeared that a picture was missing from the wall.

Either that, or Wetherspoons are dabbling in some modern art.

In my opinion, the bathroom can make or break your hotel stay. I have a keen eye for spotting stains and strays.

With my 20/20 vision in full focus, I meticulously scanned everything from the bog to the shower plughole and I was impressed.

Not a poo stain or lone pube in sight!

As well as it being spick and span, the design of it was impressive considering this is a pub – a Wetherspoons – hotel bathroom.

The beige interior created a relaxing environment and there was nice mellow lighting too.

It didn't have the irritating fan hum that many chain bathrooms possess.

And if you forget pint-central is downstairs, you can really transport yourself into your own little oasis.

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Will I stay at a Wetherspoons hotel again?

Yes, I can't see why not.

The room was modern bar the carpet, but that's a given.

It had a good list of amenities available, was extremely clean and even relaxing.

In terms of the price, I don't think it is too bad considering we are in the summer holidays where prices are often a little more expensive than usual.

I won't be staying at a Wetherspoons every time I visit the pub for a pitcher but I certainly won't write it off if I'm looking for a kip for a night or two.

Let's just say one hotel to go, 56 to go…

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