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The California

3.0 of 5
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4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
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Nutley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pros: located near Kings Cross station- easy access to the underground, clean, free breakfast (although mediocre), friendly staff The cons: very small rooms, minimal storage areas, one of the two rooms was extremely warm, one of the rooms has a broken toilet seat and shower fixture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was really quite quirky, 4 stairs down off the corridor and then 4 stairs up into the room. The bed was across the end of the room and reminded of us a caravan from years past. Breakfast was ok I am very disappointed that I have emailed the hotel with a serious security issue and after a week... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazed how accommodative & very helpful their staff were. Starting from the reservation process until we stayed on their hotel. We were 2 ladies on holiday, so we were looking for a decent place to stay around safe neighborhood. The California seems to be perfect to our needs. They served good breakfast too. Superb location for Kings Cross / St... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gor the price we paid we expected more than a cupboard to sleep in. I know that rooms in UK are often smaller thanw e are used to.....but seriously we walked up a couple of steps and through a door and up a couple more steps to find the door which opened outwards so we were not able to fit... More 

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Cleveland, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a room at the California via the Hotel Tonight app the day before we arrived for 138 USD (taxes/fees included). The hotel is steps away from Kings Cross/St. Pancras, which is why we booked it, and while our room wasn't lux, it was clean and pretty modern. The bathroom was clean as well and the shower was hot... More 

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austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the California with a friend for 2 nights. The location is great, but the rooms are tiny at quite a high price. The twin room was very clean and nicely decorated, however I didn't like the glass door to the bathroom - no privacy at all! Breakfast was ok, nothing special. All the staff were helpful and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This may have been the most Spartan lodging for the price that I have experienced. The grim room was tiny and had NO A/C. It did, however, have a small fan (LOL). To add additional insult, there was no hot water the morning. We were offered a small apology by the clerk upon checkout (but no compensation). Sorry I cannot... More 

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The location of this hotel is the best thing about it. Literally a 30 second walk to the tube which is Kings Cross. Kings Cross gives you access to multiple tube lines which is very handy. My room was very small (not a complaint, just an observation) which was all I needed for my two night stay. Everything in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by train, so easy, 1 tube stop from Euston to Kings Cross which is brilliant for the popular tube lines. Our room was ready before 14.00 so we were able to check in early. Friendly staff. The room was as stated, a small double but was comfortable and had everything you would need including tea/coffee, toiletries (although a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The California is a perfectly located hotel just a couple of steps away from Kings Cross-St Pancras stations. The rooms are really good - cozy, comfortable, clean and with everything that you need for travelling. All the staff that works in this hotel is welcoming and very friendly. If I return to London would definitely consider The California as an... More 

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