This is a no frills hotel with easy access to the Kings Cross tube station. The room was clean but sparse (no hand towel, bath mat, or telephone but the bath towels were generously sized). For the price I would have been satisfied with the room except for one issue. Our room was on the third floor and the central heating system caused our room to feel like a sauna. We turned the radiator and the towel warmer off and we all still slept on top off our bedding, woke in the middle of the night, and got ready in the morning with our hallway door open. Even with that, we were all sweating. Once we walked into the stairway, the temperature cooled down to a comfortable level. We are a petite family, and generally run cold, not warm. With a different room, this would be an acceptable hotel, but I would confirm what room/floor you are on before you book (we were in 313). When you complain, they don't seem to acknowledge the temperature issue (at the front desk we were told Brazilians would probably think the room was cold and when we called the maintenance guy (to figure out how to turn off the towel rack) he just shrugged it off and said the central heating system should be turning off soon). When you read the reviews, you'll see this is a reoccurring complaint.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel London
- The California London, England