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MacDonald, London

2-star2 stars
45-46 Argyle SquareKings Cross, LondonEnglandWC1H 8ALUnited Kingdom

Walking distance from British Library
  • Free English breakfast and free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
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MacDonald, London

from $75
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Ensuite

About MacDonald, London

Budget hotel with free perks near King's Cross

Budget base
This budget-friendly hotel in Bloomsbury puts you less than a mile from the West End. A 10-minute Tube ride takes you to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, or Westminster Abbey. St. Pancras International, for Eurostar trains, and King's Cross Tube Station are 150 yards away.

Literature and history
The British Library is 200 yards from the Macdonald Hotel. A 20-minute walk takes you to the British Museum and its awesome collection of relics from ancient Greece and Egypt.

Free breakfast and WiFi
The free English breakfast at this hotel is a hit with guests. You can access free WiFi in all public areas.

Family pad
Some guestrooms have bunk beds as well as twin or double beds, making them ideal for families. You'll find a tea and coffee maker in your room, and you can request en-suite facilities.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

MacDonald, London’s small print

Also known as

  • MacDonald Hotel London
  • MacDonald London
  • MacDonald Hotel


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around MacDonald, London


  • In Bloomsbury
  • University College London - 17 min walk
  • Museum of London - 34 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 34 min walk
  • British Library - 5 min walk
  • Russell Square - 17 min walk
  • The British Museum - 21 min walk
  • BT Tower - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 32 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 35 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 70 min drive
  • London King's Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 4 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 15 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Euston Square Underground Station - 14 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 138 reviews

MacDonald, London
Rather stay in a hostel
The facility definitely wasn't what I would have expected for a price of 50 GBP/night. The facility was clearly old. There was no elevator. The staff helped me carry my luggage upstairs, which was nice but do not book if you have a disability. Each floor shares 1 shower and 1 toilet (both extremely small). Really, the only good thing about this place was the breakfast. The cooks were very nice ladies and made me a full English Breakfast. The staff at the front desk were very nice and friendly. Personally, I would have rather stayed in a hostel which would have likely had better facilities and more areas to meet people (so definitely not for solo travelers). A hostel would've been more worth my money. The surrounding area is pretty much just neighborhoods, but it had a very convenient location as it was 1 block from the Underground and a bus stop.
A Traveler, us3 night trip
MacDonald, London
Hardest Bed Ever
The bed wasn't actually made of concrete, but you wouldn't be blamed for checking. Seriously, I've never slept on a bed that hard. I've slept on uncarpeted floors that were softer. I may have injured myself. Add that to a pillow sized for Hobbits and an avalanche of noise from the neighboring rooms at 6:30 AM (seriously, it was dead silent before this, but suddenly everyone was loud talking in neighboring rooms with apparently cardboard walls at 6:30 in the morning) and it was not a restful sleep. On the positive side the shower was excellent, the room was cheap, and the distance from St Pancras was short. The gentleman at the check-in was very kind and they held our bags at the counter after check out, which we really appreciated. But oh, that bed...
Brian J, us1 night trip
MacDonald, London
Very Good8.0
No elevators
Didn't realize there are no elevators. Had to haul our luggage up the stairs.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
MacDonald, London
Very Good8.0
Decent choice for central London
The hotel is very basic but given the prices in central London, it's a good tradeoff between price and comfort. Don't expect anything fancy but at least it's clean and with the basic amenities and Wi-Fi. The breakfast is good and the staff friendly. The best thing is the location, very close to Kings-Cross/St. Pancras and Euston so if you travel by train it's a very convenient location.
A Traveler, us1 night business trip
MacDonald, London
Very Good8.0
Inexpensive, simple hotel near King's Cross
Good for the price
A Traveler, us4 night business trip

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