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The California

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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Ranked #455 of 1,071 hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this hotel for a girly trip to London to see a West End show. The staff were brilliant, the room and bathroom were clean and breakfast was good. Being so close to the train and tube stations made this a perfect location. Would definitely stay at this hotel again for a short trip.

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34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of this hotel - location. If you need to catch a train early in the morning like I need to - look no further. This hotel is situated directly opposite King Cross/St Pancras station. The room size is a bit small but for that price - it is ok. The bathroom size is quite generous, very clean and... More

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Dorridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Competitive price, very clean, good location, quiet with helpful staff. Nicely decorated hotel. I took a triple room and didn't take breakfast as we caught the first Eurostar train from St Pancras station just a short walk away.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The worst hotel we have ever experienced is the California Hotel in London. It's not due to tiny rooms or no storage for luggage, or no phone or fan & not the tiny bathrooms. It's because of the paper thin walls and ceilings & loud, yelling and stomping guests up until 4 AM every night, despite repeated complaints by us... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I entered the hotel to the moment I left, I have to say I found it a very pleasant experience staying here. The staff were all very nice, the hotel clean and I absolutely loved the art deco lounge.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close ( 3minutes walk) to King's Cross/St Pancras station, also loads of buses into the West End /Victoria. Clean, smartly decorated, all the necessary bits and pieces. Plus delightful helpful staff. We were up for a family wedding, for which our granddaughter was bridesmaid. the reception staff were so sweet with her as she practised her 'walk'. Breakfast plentiful,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very unpleasant visit in London but thank god THE CALIFORNIA hotel had availability and we had a good night sleep and a nice breakfast very helpful staff and a good all round not too expensive stay and if your looking for fancy stuff don't go but it is simple but very effective.

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Near Belfast, N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My sister and I stayed at this hotel for a long weekend between 8th & 10th March 2104. Our room was small but very clean and comfortable. What was great was the close location of King's Cross/St. Pancras International station as we'd arrived by train from Luton Airport. Basically it was a 3 minute walk away. The hotel was easy... More

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Biggar, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We chose the California as it appeared on the internet to be close to St. Pancras Station and the price was right. It turned out to be perfectly located to catch the Eurostar and the room we had in the basement was clean, fairly quiet with everything we need for an early start. The staff were helpful, and the breakfast... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night whilst working in central London. Really nice hotel-2 mins walk from St P/Kings Cross.Boutique type hotel .Room I stayed in had a small double and 2 single beds.Nice decor,tea/coffee in room.Hairdryer and iron. Small but lovely bathroom with plenty of towels and products .Staff all very helpful,breakfast included in the rate .Good choice .

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Also Known As:
California Hotel London
The California London, England
Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#422 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The California 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After cleaning away the paintbrushes and the dust we have now completed our refurbishment at The California London. We would love to welcome you into our home; five gorgeous Georgian townhouses tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London's busy streets. Being a stone's throw away from King's Cross & St. Pancras stations the California London offers the ideal base to explore our city. After the complimentary breakfast of course. We have 60 cosy & colourful bedrooms (all en-suite, so no queuing in the corridors), ranging from one-person singles to large family rooms, each uniquely designed & decorated. Super-fast WiFi is free, our lounge and adjoining terrace are available for all and our bar will be opening shortly. ... more   less 
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