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.
All 1,054 London hotels

The Lonsdale Hotel

9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Lonsdale Hotel to your Saves list
The Lonsdale Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
8%
Ranked #1,018 of 1,054 Hotels in London
Write a Review

297 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1
    16
    25
    38
    217
See reviews for
39
71
34
31
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 (58)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Single room with nothing but a few draws, a bed and a sink with a shared toilet for the whole hotel. Not to mention the state of the 'curtains'/ bed sheet used as well as the mouse running round the room at 2am. I don't think anything will ever compare... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truely no good words. The place is dirty, from the mold, to the bed bugs, till the disrespectful...well everything. The place is uncorfotable, from the noise (live love making nextdoor, slamming doors) to the matresses (from the springs sticking in your back till the bed bugs). The people that run this place don't seem to care much. No greeting, no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alpharetta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is not even a 1 star rating. The room was on the third floor, the ensuite was filled with the previous guests hair, and was like a porta potty with a shower head the size of a closet. Graffiti over the wall, window rotten and bent, tons of flies in the room. There looked to be splashed dried... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the email I sent to bookings.com after we ran from the place to a lovely hotel around the corner.. Dear Sir/Madam, just wanted to ask you if you check out all of the hotels on your site?? Myself and my partner just had a horrific experience with the above booking, as the 2 different rooms we got to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Worst hotel i've ever stayed at. The smell as you walked throught the front door was replusing. We then had to walk up 3 flights of stinking stairs to walk along a corridor which the floor was covered in holes. We got to the room (not expecting much after what we had just witnessed and had paid), the room was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Coalville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

his has got to have been the worst hotel i have ever stayed at!!! Traveled to London with my 12 yr old sonand picked this budget hotel. We didn't expect frills due to the budget price but didn't expect to stay in this creepy filthy place either. Greeted by strange and creepy chaps at reception - they led us to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At check in, the receptionist asked if we would like to check our room then if its ok, come back and make a payment... that already got alarm bells ringing. The room looked like a reconstructed prisoner of war camp set stolen from the imperial war museum. Curtains hanging off the hooks, beds looked like you'd catch something from sitting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I arrived at the Lonsdale with high expectation - Ive stayed in similiarly priced hotels in the vacinity & been more than satisfied with staff & facilities offered."Shabby" would be overrating it! I shared a twin bedded en suite room with my mum in law while we visited the city to attend my sons graduation at the Barbican.I must say... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Lonsdale Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Lonsdale Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Lonsdale Hotel

Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Budget Places and Agoda so you can book your The Lonsdale Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lonsdale Hotel London
The Lonsdale Hotel London, England

174 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (174)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (41)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Other (109)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in London with
any amenities