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The California

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The California is a charming, modern and quirky 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. We have high speed WiFi is throughout the hotel and have a fantastic little bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. We serve a great breakfast, and this is complimentary when you book directly with us, on our website or over the phone. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1023Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
198Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
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 throughout the week.
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All reviews kings cross st pancras great location no lift pancras station beans nice breakfast rooms are small english breakfast single room would stay again short stay one night stay tea and coffee family room full english budget hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very near kings cross. Welcoming reception and well organised. Had single room which was more than adequate. Comfy bed, decent linen, tv, tea and coffee, water, hairdrier. Multiple plug sockets and charge points. Desk one can work on with stool. Hand and large bath towel....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank debbie k
Response from Cristina O, Assistant Front of House Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 3 days ago

Dear debbie k, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent with us. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay with us...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Positive note, nice lounge on ground floor and that's were the positive ends. At check in a very rude man argued that we hadn't prepaid when indeed our company had. He insisted we pay again otherwise he wouldn't check us in. The hotel have now...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On first look this BnB is beautiful. Well presented,clean and friendly. But the rooms were definitely fashion over function.The shower door leaks Resulting in wet clothing and towels in the room. Luckily there is a small hairdryer that was used to dry wet clothing. And...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mel D
Response from Cristina O, Assistant Front of House Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mel D, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I can see that there were elements in your stay or service that you found enjoyable but I am truly sorry to read that you had issues regarding the room condition. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Good hotel, perfect location near St Pancras.Breakfast was complete.Rooms very clean Staff very friendly & kindRoom at the streetside had some noise from the building across the street..!!More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Cristina O, Assistant Front of House Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 3 days ago

Dear Flyer01567987525, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I am thrilled that you highlight the convenience of our central location and your kind comments about the service you received from the team is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 3 star hotel it was very good. Just across King's Cross & St. Pancrass stations we only had to walk 50 metres to the hotel, where the staff gave us a warm welcome. We could leave the luggage in the hotel whilst not...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Journey06037352930
Response from Cristina O, Assistant Front of House Manager at The CaliforniaResponded 3 days ago

Dear Journey06037352930, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and I do agree. We do have an amazing team at The California Hotel who are truly dedicated to giving the best possible service....More

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1957lizzy
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Yes all rooms are en-suite
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18 July 2018|
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Room Tips
"we were in the first floor family room behind the desk and it worked out well for us."
aromaticdancer
2 weeks ago
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"My basement room was quiet and easy to get dark in the evening, but you have to negotiate steep stairs to..."
LN-KEH
12 Oct 2018
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"The staircases are narrow so do mention if you have trouble walking. Also, you have to walk up some stairs..."
saanak
12 Aug 2018
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"Not in the third floor."
ArturBSB
6 Aug 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$124 - US$268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
california hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonRegent's Park / Kings CrossBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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