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Bar
Balcony
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe British Museum4 min drive
    Popular LocationOxford Street4 min drive
    Popular LocationPiccadilly Circus6 min drive
    AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)52 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Single Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Family Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Double Room (Large)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Large)
  • Classic Twin Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 118 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsClassic Twin Room

About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, The California is in the city center and near a metro station. Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Piccadilly Circus and Big Ben. Don't miss out on a visit to London Eye. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station is just steps away and Russell Square Underground Station is 12 minutes by foot.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The British Museum - 4 min drive
  • Oxford Street - 4 min drive
  • Piccadilly Circus - 6 min drive
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 6 min drive
  • Trafalgar Square - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • London King's Cross Station - 1 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 1 min walk
  • AirportHeathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive

Restaurants

  • O'Neill's — 3 min walk
  • Pompidou Cafe — 3 min walk
  • Searcys Champagne Bar — 3 min walk
  • Camino — 3 min walk
  • Camino — 3 min walk

About this property

The California

3-star London hotel in London City Centre, near Russell Square
Along with a bar/lounge, this hotel has dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and desks.
The California offers 60 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Street parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Romanian

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 2:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 01 and July 04.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

California Hotel London
California London
The California London, England
The California London
The California Hotel
The California London
The California Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The California and receive a full refund?
Yes, The California offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The California cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The California pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The California?
This hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The California?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 2:00 AM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The California?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Where is The California located?
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and London Eye. Big Ben and Hyde Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station and London King's Cross Station are within a 2-minute walk.
3.9
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
would stay again.
Great boutique hotel near kingscross
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was cold and the hotel has limited times that they turn on the central heating. Basic toiletries. No fitness centre. Sparse and soulless basement dining area.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Would certainly advise against
Very uncomfortable, shower head was broken and sprayed all over the bathroom, there we're holes and dents in some of the walls, my window blind wouldn't close fully and had a beaming light coming through it all night that was inline with the bed. Got almost no sleep at all.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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