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All reviewskings crossst pancrasgreat locationno liftpancras stationluggage roombeansnice breakfastrooms are smallsingle roomenglish breakfastwould stay againshort staytea and coffeebreakfast was includedfamily roomfull english
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Really friendly staff, who looked like they enjoyed working there. Small single room, but good layout and felt much less small than others I have stayed in. Really close to Kings Cross and even closer to the nearest bike hire dock. Lots of traffic noise, as I would expect, but this is constant so not disturbing. No significant other noise. They are clearly working hard to keep the hotel up to standard and improve it. Great to have a luggage room.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank boodyhoody
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights, Fantastic location, just a stone throw away from St Pancras and Kings Cross Station. Room is very nice and clean. Considered spacious too for a hotel in London so near to the main train station. Staff very friendly and helpful. Security is good and so is breakfast.
value for money, ideal for business and sightseeing as the train/ tube station have lines connecting to all other stations,

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Shyoon
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Hotel California is just a few minutes walk from st Pancras and King's cross stations, giving you direct access to central London. Originally a party of six had booked into the hotel, however due to work commitments, three people had to pull out of the trip. I contacted the Hotel and asked was it possible to swop the family room for a 3-bedded room, none were available at this time but the hotel staff kindly offered us a price reduction in view of the fact a smaller party were staying.
The Hotel was spotlessly clean, our family room in the basement was a good size, the beds were comfortable and the room was cleaned each day of our stay.
The breakfast was delicious, we had a full english breakfast and the waiting staff were very pleasant.
Reception staff were friendly and extremely helpful, offering us advice and directions for where we wanted to go. We have no complaints about Hotel California, will definitely stay there when we return to London and would recommend it to anyone who wants a comfortable, clean and reasonably cheap place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sue k
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Spent a weekend in London for writing course at The Guardian at their offices on York Way.
Hotel has gone a total refurbishment since Olympics. Staff very friendly and accommodating. 24 hour front desk. Thanks to Delia, Dimitar and Bruno, very helpful.

Kings Cross and St. Pancras as well as London Tube, all 5 minutes walking distance. King's Cross/St. Pancras has lots of restaurants/cafes/gift shops/cosmetics.

Guest rooms were very clean and modern. Floors in all public areas are marble and guest rooms have woodlike flooring (no carpeting which is great for those that have allergies). Flat screen TV. Free WiFI with access code from front desk. Hair dryer in room with tea kettle and coffes/teas/semi-skimmed milk all complimentary.Bathrooms very bright and modern and great water pressure. Family rooms accommodate 4 and are very comfortable. Safes in room.
Breakfast served from 7-9:30 am so perfect for those with an early start. Lounge and outdoor sitting area very nice and nice magazines to browse while you are relaxing. Lovely bright paintings on wall, Very bright and pleasing to eye in contract to grey weather that London tends to have.

Great small restaurants in Bloomsbury area near Russell Square, easily reached by walking. British Library reached by 10 minute walk.

No lifts for those that have lots of luggage but staircases are not very long. Luggage storage complimentary. No phones in guest rooms so bring your mobile/cell phone if you need to communicate.
We will definitely stay here next time we are in London. All of London is at your doorstep with all the transportation links on your doorstep.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tartans
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

What a find. Quirky hotel close to King's Cross. Very clean. Fantastic shower with really good water pressure. Excellent breakfast. All in all a very good value for money hotel. Ideal for business or sight seeing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back.
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Thank cahp123
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