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Northampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Clean and simple room, space used to maximum. But avoid basement rooms as smell of damp and too much light coming through the velux to ground level preventing sleep. Breakfast staff polite, helpful and efficient.

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Mount Samson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location, friendly staff, comfortable room which was very clean and looked recently refurbished. Space saver bed was a first for us but quite practical.Had an early departure, so unfortunately missed the full breakfast which starts from 7am. Competitively priced with other hotels in the area.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear abrown, I am happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us at The California London and saw the practicality behind our new ‘floating beds’. We are currently in the midst of a refurbishment so it is always helpful to receive feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind... More 

Rayleigh,Essex
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good points: Cleanliness of room and helpfulness of staff (we were able to drop our bags off early and leave them after check out too which was VERY helpful). Breakfast was ok. Location good for the tube. Not so good points: Hard bed (but this may suit others), location of basement room however was very poor. Constant noise from door... More 

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Adrian, Thank you for writing us a review. It is great to hear that you found my team to be very helpful and that you found the cleanliness of the hotel to be of a high standard. I hope we will be lucky enough to see you soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Litchfield Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel - staff went above and beyond - very clean hotel / breakfast was ok. Rooms a bit small but good for the price. Great location to trains and Eurostar terminal. Highly recommend this hotel - great find!

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Diannams, Wow what a review! Thank you so much for your lovely words and for acknowledging the excellent team that I am lucky to have, it is such a pleasure to hear that their hard work is paying off, you can be assured that I will pass it on. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we... More 

Rochester,Kent
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was fine for one night. There were only twin rooms available and I asked for the twin beds to be put together but this did not happen. There was no wifi. The breakfast was reasonably good. The staff were pleasant. The rooms were very small but clean The location was excellent. I thought it was expensive for the facilities... More 

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear oliverd133, I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy our amazingly location close to St Pancras and that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Palm Springs
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on a quiet residential street, you are just a half block away from everything you need when on a sightseeing vacation. This hotel is really a super upgraded "bed and breakfast" with plenty of hot water always available for baths or showers, extended hours for a large buffet breakfast, and daily complete maid service.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Paul, I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and think of us as a super upgraded "bed and breakfast", this s just the type of review I love to hear. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

Stavanger, Norway
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were very small, ordered a standard double room from hotels.com, but this has to be the smallest double rooms Ive ever seen. Located in the basement it was a thight fit to get the suitcases down the stairs. Breakfast was the same three jams and bacon every morning, tastes good though, but a bit boring if your staying... More 

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear Torbjorng251, I am glad you found the service received by my team to be of such a high standard but saddened your overall stay was not up to your expectations. You will be happy to hear that we are currently in the midst of a refurbishment where one of our design aims is to try and optimize space using... More 

Scotland UK
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The California is right across the road from St Pancras and Kings Cross Stations and just a few stops away from the main attractions. The hotel is clean and the staff are welcoming and friendly. I would definitely use this hotel again.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found my team to be welcoming and friendly. I hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest... More 

Riverside, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed 3 nights here and the staff were very nice and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. My only complaint is that the bathroom was extremely small, the door to the bathroom was not really a door but a frosted glass partition and the water pressure in the shower was weak. Ok, and the food served at breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location for tube, mainline and Eurostar stations. Friendly, welcoming staff. Good breakfast (but could only access via staircase?). Upgraded to a family room but could have done with a chair to sit on - lying on the bed was the only option. With window open street outside was quite noisy.

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Amanda E, Front Office Manager at The California, responded to this review

Dear AstaJune, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and found my team to be friendly and that you were able to enjoy our amazingly central location. Thank you for sharing your experience. Kind Regards Amanda Evans More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The California is a charming, modern 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, include breakfast and high speed WiFi in all our rates and have just opened our new bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The California

Address: 4 - 8 Belgrove Street, London E1 0NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $118 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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The California London, England
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#354 Family Hotel in London
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