We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“good value great location”
Review of President Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
President Hotel
Ranked #514 of 1,063 Hotels in London
glasgow scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good value great location”
Reviewed June 19, 2006

Stayed in The President Hotel for 3 nights and if you aren't planning to stay in the hotel all day and want just a place to lay your head then this is ideal.Vey clean and tidy hotel but with a very dated decor.Don't let that put you off, however.Staff very helpful and polite and in an absolutely ideal setting.Russell Sq Tube just down a lane and a 24hr Tesco Express makes this a very good hotel as a base for sightseeing in London.Would have absolutely no qualms about staying in this hotel again, and for the price i paid for what i got, was delighted.

Stayed May 2006
9 Thank DAVETR_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,375 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (569)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 27, 2006

The President Hotel is indeed situated in a perfect location at Russell Square. The hotel is very old fashioned, but clean and the staff extremely friendly.

*** Sleeping quarters – the rooms and bathroom were okay, although the bed might feel a bit small if you are tall.
*** Breakfast at the hotel – The Continental breakfast is really simple (variety of jam, juices / milk / coffee / water and tee / toast / a few buns … nothing else), nevertheless the hotel also offers, for an additional cost, an original English breakfast with beans, tomatoes, scramble eggs, bread and so forth.

So in a nutshell, if you are looking for an affordable hotel with a good location and not too many extras, I will certainly recommend the President Hotel.

Stayed May 2006
8 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, England
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2006

I stayed at the President for 2 days on business in May. As a business hotel it's pretty terrible, it doesn't feel particularly clean, the decor and everything about it just smacks of 1970s, your key is on a giant metal pole, there's no hairdryers, there's an ironing room with scabby ironing boards and an iron with dubious wiring. I was staying in a room on the second floor which appears to be the smoking floor in the hotel which still has the original shockingly bad patterned carpet. Other floors seemed to have been modernised however. The hotel reception has a really bad smell of overcooked roast dinners as there is a nightly cavery in the restaurant.

In its favour however the staff are polite and incredibly helpful which I find is something of a rarity in London. It's in a great location, Russell Square tube station is a short walk away, and if you are in London on holiday and don't want to blow your budget on accommodation and aren't planning to spend much time in the hotel then for £89 a night you probably can't complain. The rooms are of a good size for London standards and the showers are very powerful which is always a bonus.

I can't comment on the breakfast - I didn't hang around to sample it as the smell in reception of over boiled cabbage took away my appetite.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5 Thank AnneB32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these London hotels

Longview WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2006

We stayed at the President December 28-January 4.

Maybe because we paid full rack rate we got extra good treatment. The double room was exceptionally large for a tourist class London hotel. The room was not fancy - for Americans, think Motel 6. There was plenty of hot water. Although we used the stairs mostly, we noticed the lifts were working whenever we went thru the lobby.

The room was on the first floor (one flight up from street) overlooking a quiet back garden. The weather was cool during our stay, so double glazing helped keep the room warm.

Free wi-fi is available in the lobby of the Imperial Hotel, which connects to the lobby of the President.

Any breakfast that includes English bacon is ok with us, but the full breakfast buffet was outstanding. In America we don't usually have stewed tomatoes, baked beans, and fish for breakfast, but we certainly enjoy the variety when we are in London. We didn't need a snack before noon with the buffet full breakfast.

We definitely will stey at the President Hotel next time we are in London.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
14 Thank engr_Pat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Tavistock Hotel
Tavistock Hotel
#591 of 1,063 in London
3.5 of 5 bubbles 2,542 reviews
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Morton Hotel
Morton Hotel
#83 of 1,063 in London
4.5 of 5 bubbles 347 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Point A Hotel, London Kings Cross St Pancras
Jesmond Dene Hotel
Jesmond Dene Hotel
#241 of 1,063 in London
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,722 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to President Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about President Hotel

Property: President Hotel
Address: 56-60 Guilford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #514 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — President Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 523
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your President Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
President Hotel London, England
Hotel London President
Hotel President London
President London

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing