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The California

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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“kings cross”(184 reviews)
“st pancras”(123 reviews)
“great location”(210 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Pool
3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewskings crossst pancrasgreat locationno liftpancras stationluggage roomtop floornice breakfastrooms are smallsingle roomenglish breakfastwould stay againshort staytea and coffeebreakfast was includedone night stayfamily room
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. It's location is fantastic for anyone arriving late on the Eurostar. Public transport on your doorstep. The hotel was clean; a generous breakfast buffet (albeit the same every day). Staff were really friendly and helpful. And very affordable for...More

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Response from Ada S, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

Dear CharleyFarley71, It is an enormous pleasure to hear that The California London become your go to hotel when you are visiting London and that you appreciate the location and accessibility! It is always great to hear positive feedback, you can be assured that I...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The California is a very nice little hotel just a stones throw from St Pancras. I stayed in a room on the third floor with a double bed, and it was a good sized room for one - but would be pushing it for two....More

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Response from Ada S, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded yesterday

Dear OxfordAJR, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a detailed review. I am glad you had an enjoyable stay at The California London and that you found our reception team to be very welcoming and friendly. I hope we will have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the california for our maybe 5th time. The distance to kings cross and the price is why we stay there. The people are very friendly, the rooms small but well equiped (even with lots of USB-sockets!) and clean, and i can recommend...More

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Response from Ada S, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 1 week ago

Dear R3437AXcarolinav, I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy our fabulous locations just a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. It’s great to hear you also enjoyed the quality of our room and found...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a woman travelling alone, location and safety were my top priorities, and this felt like a great choice. Quite a few things were within walking distance, and the tube + train stations couldn't have been easier to get to. It being so central, there...More

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Response from Ada S, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 1 week ago

Dear mmmelodieee, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you had such a good stay with us and found our staff friendly and the location great. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant stay here, great location, friendly staff and simple but sufficient breakfast included. The bed was a little to firm for me (but this is very personal), but the room was clean and quite.More

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Response from Ada S, Receptionist at The CaliforniaResponded 1 week ago

Dear ML503, Thank you for your stay and such a lovely review. I am more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you find the staff friendly and liked our location. I hope that you had a great trip...More

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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"Rooms on lower floors (stairs are steep and there is no lift), preferably facing the back for quietness."
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"Avoid the basement!!!"
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"Set in a very quiet side street. Our room was directly on to the road and we were not disturbed by city..."
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"ask the size of the room and the floor, as there is no lift,"
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