The California - London

ex. Hotel California

4-8 Belgrove St, London, United Kingdomshow map
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Overview

The California is located in the shopping area of London within meters of West End. Residing in a 4-story building, the hotel was opened in 2005 and renovated in 2012.

Situated in Kings Cross St Pancras district, this attractive hotel is 16 km from South Park. The venue is set within 3 km from London city center.

A market, department stores and boutiques are within meters of the property.

Kings Cross train station is a 5-minute walk away. Due to its location 15 km from London City airport, fast access to The California is provided.

Rooms

A heating system, flat-screen television and a patio are offered in each of the 60 rooms. Guests can enjoy the city views from the hotel. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub, a hairdryer and a bidet for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

Full English breakfast is served daily in the restaurant. Guests can relax with cocktails, coffee and tea in the lounge bar. The Betjeman Arms treats guests with British meals and lies within 150 meters from the property.

Services

A luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a lift are available.

Relax

A night club and a sun terrace are also provided for you to enjoy.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEOne child2 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.7 mi
Northolt (NHT)12.8 mi
Train
Kings Cross Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  3010  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    ive stayed here before & will again its a good b&b staff very friendly, very comfy bed, lovely full english. its just across the road from kings cross so excellant location.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff was very friendly and nice. The price is great given it's central location in London and english breakfast included.

    It's a bit noisy outside at night. Unavoidable 'coz it's just opposite to the train station.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The beds were clean and comfortable, the towels smelt fresh, there was ample hot food for breakfast.

    The bathroom, there was mould behind the taps, and it was in desperate need of modernization.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly staff, excellent breakfast included in the price, luggage room, location close to St Pancras Station

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Basic cheap hotel very close to Kings Cross station everything you need for a couple of nights stay pleasant efficient staff

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The only good thing about California Hotel is the location. At best it is a one night stay only.

    Definitely a one night stay place. The room is miniscule. There is no place to hang wet towels, and no daily towel replacement service (nor room cleaning, for that matter). There is no space to place bags. The ultra small bathroom was dirty. The hotel is long overdue for a lick of paint, and the grime build up tells much. The breakfast is woeful. There are better options in close proximity.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Over priced Grubby carpets Cheap uncomfortable beds Low quality breakfast No lift Cramped room Dirty toilet

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was excellent as we were travelling by Eurostar to Europe Other facilities were unimportant as there are many restaurants and bars nearby.The room was clean albeit a little "tired" and rather compact but we did not expect anything else for the price.Staff were courteous and helpful. Lack of a lift and porterage would not suit disabled or elderly

    Lack of a lift

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The California is very close to St. Pancras where I had to leave on an early train. It also appeared to have a secure entrance. The breakfast was prepared earlier than stated which meant that I could have one before travelling ! The cost is just about affordable ~ I have to make a total cost by adding the cost of UK train travel, a London hotel and a Eurostar ticket together and then compare the total with that of flying from a local airport. The California is much better than the Montana where I stayed at last time mainly because the room was larger and it was en-suite.

    Very narrow corridors and no lift, fortunately I only had to go one floor otherwise this is a very good hotel for my purpose.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is fantastic, rooms are standard budget but clean, neat and tidy. I was impressed with the value for money. You won't find a better hotel at this price, in this close proximity to London city.

    The breakfast wasn't very appealing to me but that's because I'm vegetarian. Everybody else seemed to enjoy it.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location is great, right in front of Kings Cross but not noisy. I got a double bed for my single room.

    No lifts.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good value for money, as London hotels are expensive. Excellent location. Very quiet. Clean enough, no perfect, but ok. Breakfast was a typical English breakfast, no surprises there.

    There were some small insects flying in the room, like moths. We found them in the basement room and they went to your open suitcases. Luckily they haven't caused any problems at home even if I found two live ones in my suitcase when I was back in Finland. Basement room was very hot when our group arrived, but that problem got solved for next morning. We got another room for the 1st night. Rooms are small but that was not unexpected. Breakfast room didn't smell too good.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    I was not impressed with the bathroom which was far to small and which has at one point just been a toilet and sink and there has litrally been a hole punched in the roof and floor to add a shower. I was kept awake most of the night as my room must have been next to the boiler for the property which was extremly noise. This hotel was 3/4 time more expensive than some hostel I have stayed in with far better facilities.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Everything I had read in other travelers' reviews before coming there proved to be right. Decent hotel, good value for money, no Wi-Fi in the basement room, room clean, breakfast passable, staff friendly.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Convenience for overnight theatre stay and easy access to St Pancras for ski train

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEOne child2 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.7 mi
Northolt (NHT)12.8 mi
Train
Kings Cross Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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