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The California

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4-8 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The California is a great hotel made from converted Georgian properties with real character. It's very individual and good value for money! No lift so be aware of a possible stair climb which I didn't mind at all but others may. The only reason I have scored as average is because the main function of a hotel is a nights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights in early May. The location of this hotel is perfect - a 2 minute walk to St Pancras station which is the reason we booked into The California. Breakfast each morning was good, the staff were friendly and helpful. The only downside to this hotel is the lack of a lift. As we were on... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally located train and tube station at the end of the road. Staff very friendly and can't do enough for you. Rooms spacious and clean. The full English Breakfast is spot on. Perfect place to stay will be recommending to all my family and friends.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy, very price-worthy (London hotels are overpriced in general) hotel with small, but very well-kept rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Stylish bar/lounge area. Quick and free WIFI. Just beside Kings Cross Station so going to/from Heathrow Airport is just a 50 minute Underground trip, with no switches on the way. 10 min train to Leicester Square. I was there for... More 

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Maynooth, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few nights in February on a business trip to London. The hotel is nicely situated very close to Kings Cross station which is why I chose it. It is also close to lots of restaurants, coffee shops and other eating options. The hotel itself is smart, clean and the staff were very obliging. My room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week in April in the extra-small single room. Overall, clean and comfortable stay. Size of the room isn't an issue if you're planning to be out and about during the day anyway. ROOM: Clean room, comfortable mattress. Bathroom was almost as big as the bedroom itself. A small safe was available. Room equipped with heater... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a double room as it was first night of our honeymoon. Told this wasn't available and supposedly gave us a bigger twin. It was tiny. The heating was constantly on high in the bathroom and it was like a sauna. When we explained this and that it was our honeymoon we were rudely told what did we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel. Located a few minutes from kings cross. Small rooms but modern and clean. Friendly staff great breakfast. We searched for similar hotels nearby. But the California was very reasonably priced for it location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This hotel is a great little find. A 2-minute walk to King's Cross St Pancras station, it was a safe well-lit walk even at night. The hotel does not have a lift but that is clear from the reviews. The room was small but adequate for 3 people, stylishly designed with tea/coffee making facilities and a balcony off the bathroom,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was very satisfied with the location, only a two minute walk away from the King's Cross station, and a 7 minute train ride away from Piccadilly Circus. Getting a bit away from the (very) central London, but still being very "close" will save you a lot of cash. The rooms were of average London size, but were clean and... More 

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