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4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 08/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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The California is a charming, modern and quirky bed and breakfast, less than a minute's walk away from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations. Our 60 stylishly refurbished rooms, each one cosy and comfortable, are spread over four Georgian townhouses, and we've retained as much of the original architecture as possible; our windows, corridors and staircases are all original. This means that we don't have a lift, but we do keep our reception open 24 hours a day. We have high speed WiFi is throughout the hotel and have a fantastic little bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. We serve a great breakfast. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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pperki214615 wrote a review Jan 4
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was an excellent hotel which upgraded my room for free as rooms were available. Stylish decor, comfy bed. I reccommend. Very good location right by kings cross. Be aware they take a £50 key deposit up front
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear pperki214615, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your 5 star review with other travellers. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
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jmeyer215805 wrote a review Dec 2021
Millsboro, Delaware1 contribution
I was very happy with staff, and location. I was disappointed there’s no restaurant connected and the one that’s there was closed on Mondays, but won’t serve dinner until 5:30, all in all the staff was awesome and very accommodating
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Roland Haimer, General Manager at The California
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jmeyer215805, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and I do agree, it is often the staff or people you interact with that make it just that little bit more special. We do have an amazing team at California Hotel, who are truly dedicated to giving the best possible service. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay with us again in the near future.
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Ellenmitchell1 wrote a review Dec 2021
London19 contributions8 helpful votes
Good value easy convenient hassle free hotel. Needed a crash bad whilst visiting friends in London Nicer than staying in a big budget hotel, nice modern rooms, friendly helpful staff Would stay again and recommend
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Ellenmitchell1, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. I am also very happy to read that you pointed out that our staff was very friendly and helpful during your stay. We hope to welcome you back, whether it be for business or pleasure, very soon!
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Trek306550 wrote a review Dec 2021
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checked in late and left early , so difficult to be too objective in a review. The room was simple and perfunctory as expected, but the bed could have been better. great location for Kings cross and very clean so fitted our purposes for one night well
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Trek306550, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback regarding your recent stay with us. and for pointing out the convenient location of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Book always directly with us for the best rates.
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jfitzg539711 wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great location and a comfortable stay for my boss who is always on the go! He often needs to get an early train out of Kings Cross, so this place is conveniently located and a stones throw. Rooms are comfortable and clean and the team are great.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear jfitzg539711, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star review of your recent stay with us and for mentioning how convenient the hotel is located should one travel from Kings Cross. We hope to welcome you back, whether it be for business or pleasure, very soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$122 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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california hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonRegent's Park / Kings Cross / Bloomsbury / Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about The California
Which popular attractions are close to The California?
Nearby attractions include British Library (0.2 miles), St. Pancras International Station (0.1 miles), and King's Cross Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The California?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The California?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The California?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The California?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, Pizza Union King's Cross, and Indian Lounge.
Are there any historical sites close to The California?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.9 miles), Tower of London (2.5 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.1 miles).