We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lonsdale Hotel

#1,017 of 1,054 Hotels in London
9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
The Lonsdale Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    2
    23
    33
    45
    281
See reviews for
50
95
48
46
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (75)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (384)
  • Mar-May only
    (109)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (105)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (86)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (84)
All months
Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ruddy of the hotel reception, was very amazing for his good advices on tourism activities to do, his hospitality and to accept a late check out. The hotel is very well located, near to the british museum, Hight Holborn and Oxford Street...to fifteen minutes on walking. The room was clean and with simple furniture. But there not telecommand :/

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly apprehensive about staying due to previous reviews however the stay was not as bad as we thought it would be. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly lady at reception who showed us to our room. The room was very basic and lacked decor but was actually very clean. The bed linen was fresh with no marks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surly and/or indifferent reception staff; reasonably clean; carpets are threadbare; paint-splattered surfaces; screws in walls no longer serving a useful purpose; the back-plate of some device was attached to the wall above the hand-basin but device is missing; shower head could not be positioned securely in the holder so had to be hand-held; two tiny bars of very ordinary soap;... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these London hotels

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start? There isn't a single positive. We arrived and were greeted by a lady on reception, she was pleasent enough. I worked in a huge 4 star hotel for 6 years so I found it odd they wanted payment up front. I understood why. We were given room 40. Which was in the basement by the front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location may be good and it may be quite cheap to stay at this "hotel" but it is no more than a hostel - I would rather have erected a tent in nearby Russell Square. Reception: manned 24 hours allegedly. When we arrived we waited in reception for a good 20 minutes before anybody appeared by which time there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This hotel is barely functioning. I stayed on the third floor, where one bathroom was out of order, and another had no lock upon it; on the second floor, another bathroom also had no lock. Light fixtures were hanging from the ceiling. At one point, I leant against the door of my room while looking for my key and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Dont know where to start. The positive first. Location. Now the negative. We arrived with another couple and had 2 room booked. Our first room was smelling mould so after one night we where changing it due to my girlfriend start feeling astma. Second room was on the 4th floor, there is no elevator in the hotel, but did not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My Son had kindly booked a twin room on the internet for myself and a friend here for one night on the 14th of July 2015. On arrival we were not at all impressed with the downstairs area and were asked whether we would like to see the room before paying to which I agreed. We dragged our case up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed one night which - despite the hotel being very old and tired - wasn't so bad. The location and the price made it acceptable. However the following morning we stored our luggage in their 'luggage room' next to the reception, the manager told us repeatedly that it was safe, locked at all times and that someone was at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First 2 nights was great - our last night however came in and the receptionist was in our room (she said she was just checking the toilet was working, which we believed). Next morning all my jewlery was taken and all my friends euros. They must of gone through the room thoroughly to find our stuff. Police were called and... More 

Review collected in partnership with BudgetPlaces

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

198 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (197)
Viewed
Room/suite (71)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (20)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Other (90)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Bloomsbury
Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
#518 of 1,054 in London
3.5 of 5 stars 172 reviews
Bloomsbury
Grange Lancaster Hotel
Grange Lancaster Hotel
#649 of 1,054 in London
3.5 of 5 stars 236 reviews
Bloomsbury
Grange Portland Hotel
Grange Portland Hotel
#480 of 1,054 in London
4.0 of 5 stars 136 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Bloomsbury
Grange Clarendon Hotel
Grange Clarendon Hotel
#429 of 1,054 in London
3.5 of 5 stars 378 reviews
Bloomsbury
Grange Blooms Hotel
Grange Blooms Hotel
#414 of 1,054 in London
4.0 of 5 stars 216 reviews
Bloomsbury
Grange White Hall Hotel
Grange White Hall Hotel
#574 of 1,054 in London
3.5 of 5 stars 446 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay