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3.8 / 5Good
1,640 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The British Museum
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Oxford Street
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Leicester Square
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    45 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, The California is in the city center and near a metro station. The British Museum and Aldwych Theatre are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Oxford Street and Regent Street. ZSL London Zoo and Coca-Cola London Eye are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station is just steps away and Russell Square Underground Station is 12 minutes by foot.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • The British Museum - 4 min drive
    • Oxford Street - 4 min drive
    • Leicester Square - 5 min drive
    • Piccadilly Circus - 6 min drive
    • Trafalgar Square - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • London King's Cross Station - 1 min walk
    • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 1 min walk
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 47 min drive

    About this property

    The California

    Along with a bar/lounge, this hotel has dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and desks.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    No onsite parking available

    Food and drink

    Full breakfast available for a fee daily 9 AM–11 AM: GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children
    1 bar

    Family friendly

    Dry cleaning service
    Free cribs/infant beds


    Free newspapers in lobby
    Front-desk safe
    No elevators
    Reception hall

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    Meeting rooms




    Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    Free cribs/infant beds


    Bathtub or shower
    Designer toiletries
    Hair dryer


    Digital channels
    Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
    • Disliked: Cleanliness

    perfectly fine, just a little musky.

    The staff were all friendly and helpful, my room was finished early and checking both in and out was fast and simple. The thing that pulls this down is that the bathroom smelled quite mouldy. It was a little musky, and not properly cleaned in the corners of the shower. Water was perfectly tempered, bed was comfortable and despite being in the basement I had a full height window to a cute little courtyard.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Very convenient to the Kings Crossing/St. Pancras Station

    Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    great stay

    Really clean, nice large room that had all the amenities (tea, coffee, water, hairdryer) that we needed, perfect for an overnight stay which is what we used it for. staff polite and helpful and perfect location (about a 3 min walk to St Pancras), felt safe in the area, would stay again.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    This hotel is exactly what you would expect from a 3* property. It's clean and basic. The common areas are a bit beaten up but my single room was fine. It was a very noisy hotel. The doors to the rooms are very close together so there was a lot of banging in the night and I could hear the people above me walking around all night and the sound of the traffic was quite loud. There is also no lift and my room was in the third floor. Luckily I only had a small bag but if you dont travel light getting your bag up the tiny stair case may be a bit much. Amazing location literally accross the road from kings cross and st pancras which gives you amazing transport options.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort

    Very small rooms

    I ordered a standard single, and was surprised when my room was essentially a closet with a bathroom. The bathroom is designed strangely so it is a little inconvenient, but fine. Warning that there are no elevators.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

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