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Macdonald Hotel

45-46 Argyle Square Kings Cross St. Pancras, London WC1H 8AL England
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#66 of 813 B&Bs / Inns in London
Just 150 metres from King’s Cross St. Pancras, this bed and breakfast is 5 minutes’ walk from St. Pancras International Rail Station, which offers Eurostar services to Europe. Euston Rail Station is within a 15-minute walk. Oxford Circus, with Oxford’s Street’s shops, is a 5-minute tube journey away. Regent’s Park is just over a 10-minute journey from King’s Cross. Buckingham Palace and its gardens are less than 3 miles away. A full English breakfast is served at the Macdonald Hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. A TV, tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer are included in each simply decorated room. Some rooms also have a private bathroom.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian


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Xin-Fang wrote a review Oct 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,458 contributions111 helpful votes
We stayed four nights here because the hotel is strategically located. We chose a double room with private bathroom during our stay. The room was rather small in size for two adults and luggage. The room has television, writing desk and chair, tea/coffee-making facility, and wardrobe. The private bathroom has a basin, toilet, and standing hot/cold shower. Simple toiletries such as toilet paper, shampoo and soap are provided. Our room is located on the same floor as the reception counter. Check-in and check-out processes were smooth. There is a luggage storage area for guests who arrived earlier prior to check-in or after check-out. Complimentary breakfast was served in the basement. We had the same menu during our stay (orange juice, coffee, tea, bacon, sausage, baked bean and egg (eggs can be fried, scrambled or boiled). There is a public park opposite of the hotel. We walked over to enjoy the season of fall. Overall, this is a recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
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Responded Oct 19, 2020
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David H wrote a review Feb 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom26 contributions33 helpful votes
This place put a smile on my face. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it very well. Staying in London for business but at my own expense, I went for a low-cost option. I was braced for shabby and depressing. But not a bit of it - the place is basic for sure ("spartan" says the manager, with a smile) but feels like it is run with pride. The room is spotlessly clean, as are the (non-ensuite) loo and shower. As they are just a short hop along the corridor, I wasn't that fussed about not having them in my own room. Breakfast - what, a cooked breakfast included in the price? Yup - OJ is immediate, tea/coffee within a minute, toast after a couple minutes more and the cooked breakfast (not a massive portion but. hey come on...) arrived quickly too, with friendly staff. The room has a kettle, sink, TV (er... with a screen about the size of my laptop!) and two single beds. The pillows aren't that great but the bed itself is really comfortable - that was a really pleasant surprise. Location is just along from King's Cross. I'm so pleased I have found this place and will definitely be back when I am doing my own thing again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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kickboxmama wrote a review Dec 2019
Herndon, Virginia180 contributions67 helpful votes
Location: Convenient in every way. Very easy to find from the King's Cross, St. Pancras station and near the British Library. Bus stops, markets, eateries, and several parks around. Hotel: Very clean and well kept for its age. Our room was not small compared to other hotels we stayed in. No elevator (If I remember correctly) and some steep and narrow staircases, especially to the dining area. The English breakfast was nice. Seating in the dining room is a bit tight but can have your turn as people leave their seats. Room: Clean and comfortable. You can rest really well. A flat-screen TV, an electric kettle, and cups. I borrowed a U.S. - Bristish Plug-in socket and a hairdryer at the reception for free. Internet access was great. Service - excellent at breakfast and at the reception.
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Date of stay: July 2019
susihunt wrote a review Dec 2019
Lahti, Finland406 contributions49 helpful votes
The location is great for exploring London's landmarks. Close to metro and international train station. Easy train to Paris. The hotel is modest and typically with small rooms. The bathroom was good. Towels were changed and cleaned regularly. Breakfast is the same every morning but enough to start the day.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
CalJay wrote a review Oct 2019
Calgary, Canada79 contributions64 helpful votes
The location is great, a short walk to King's Cross which sends you to everywhere you'd want to check out as a tourist. Hotel is showing its age, paint peeling in places. I was trapped in the bathroom the first night when the lock broke off. Wasn't given any compensation but didn't push for it either. Bed was comfortable. Room is small but suits its purpose. You aren't in London to spend the entire time in your room. Was aware when booking of the communal shower/bathroom. Wasn't an issue. Didn't have the breakfast. For the location and price I'd stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
$80 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury / Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Hotel?
Nearby attractions include British Library (0.2 miles), St. Pancras International Station (0.2 miles), and The Foundling Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Union King's Cross, Albertini Restaurant, and Aux Pains de Papy.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macdonald Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Macdonald Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.9 miles), Tower of London (2.5 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.1 miles).