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The California
Ranked #394 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is in a perfect location for Kings Cross and St.Pancras stations,being only 5 minutes walk from both. Our room was small but comfortable and quite adequate for a one night stay. Breakfast was good and served quickly, important when you have a train to catch. It was good value for money and we will be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on an overnight business trip...very handy for kings cross and eurostar.

Love the reception desk made out of suitcases!

Was given room no 1 which was downstairs right next to the dining room. Fortunately I was leaving before breakfast started but I can imagine if you are stil in bed after 7am you wont get much sleep. As it was there were people ( staff I presume as no other bedrooms down on that floor) coming and going all night.

My main concern was that at about 10pm the shower in my bathroom came on....full power. It has a big square rain-style shower head so was quite clearly on. As I approached the bathroom door I heard someone whistling in the shower. I paused (as you would) and as I opened the door the shower stopped but I felt a terrible chill down my spine.

Went to bed but didnt get a lot of sleep...

....you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. Well I think someone hasn't left room no 1 so if you are staying here, maybe ask for a different room.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank andystaley
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just spent a night here in a triple room with my daughter and grandson.
The hotel is so handy for Kings Cross station- a few hundred yards away.
The staff were all very courteous and caring.
The hotel has a small residents lounge and a lovely basement dining room.
The full English breakfast was excellent.
Our room was on the 4th floor up some steep stairs and there was no lift.
However it was a very comfortable- small but beautifully formed!Good quality fittings and nicely done out..The room and ensuite were very clean and the beds were very comfortable.
I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our family of 7 stayed here on the 26/27th October. in 2 rooms.We were very pleased with how clean the rooms were,they were not overly big,but enough for our overnight stay before we travelled to Eurodisney.Close to St. Pancras.Kings cross and just a short walk to Euston station.The staff were very friendly and helpful.The breakfast was very good too.Would recommend anyone to stay here.
There was quite a lot of noise from outside,but we did sleep ok.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank DianeA59
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This hotel did what it said on the tin.Clean, modern rooms. Not a huge amount of space but fine if you need close proximity to St.Pancras. Staff friendly.The breakfast was ample, staff working hard as it was very busy but they were very helpful with small children.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Denise15
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The hotel consists of several old private houses. You can feel here the way many british people live in several floors and narrow staircases. The room (nr 412) has space enough for two and the bathroom is bright and stylish. Windows towards the yard. The waterpressure is so and so but you can manage with a little patience. While living in this old british building you get every morning a good traditional english breakfast. There is also a nice patio in everybodys use. When you live in an old house like this it depends on yourself and on your neighbours how peaceful your stay turns to be. We had a very enjoyable five nights in this friendly and clean hotel with a marvellous situation by the tube.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

very near at the kings cross Underground (3min walk). I would go there again. It's clean, not really noisy and I think that they have given the rooms a little bit fresher looking.
The men at the reception always were very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank caui
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Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#353 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $130 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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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