We wanted a place to stay that was clean and well run, was reasonably priced, and was conveniently located near King's Cross/St. Pancras and Euston stations. The Harrison checked all the boxes, and then some.
We really couldn't have asked for more. The hotel is located about an easy 5-8 minute walk from Kings Cross/St. Pancras and 10 or 15 minutes from Euston Station. It's in a quiet, safe-feeling residential area; it's not in a super-lively part of town, but that was fine with us.
But convenience was not the main plus for The Harrison. We stayed for 4 nights, and what we liked best was the atmosphere, which was easygoing and friendly.
It felt homey, and while any hotel obviously serves people who were from out-of-town, it also really seemed to be a part of the community, hosting popular Sunday afternoon meals, various open-mics, etc. The manager, Sophie, was really helpful and kind, as were the other staff members we met. (We forgot a couple of small items in the room when we left to fly home to the States. We figured they were lost, but Sophie mailed them back to us, free of charge. Thank so much!)
We felt very welcome, even though the hotel itself (basically, four rooms over a pub) is probably not the largest part of the business. Our room (#2) was simple, bright, clean, neat and plenty large enough for two adults and our teenaged son. The Full English Breakfasts were overwhelming, by which I mean plentiful and tasty. Hardly needed lunch after one of those breakfasts.
Pub noise was never an issue for us. Maybe if we had been the sort who like it super-quiet before 11 p.m., it might have been, particularly on Sunday night, when there was a Celtic music jam session in the pub. But for us, the jam session was one of the highlights of our stay. Wonderful local musicians put on what was essentially a free concert for us. Loved it!
We didn't get a chance to try The Harrison for dinner, but the menu looked great and we will try to next time if we manage to get back to London.
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