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1 room, 2 adults

The California, London

3-star3 stars
4-8 Belgrove StreetLondonEnglandWC1H 8ABUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near British Library
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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The California, London

from $103
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Double Room (Large)
  • Family Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The California, London’s small print

Also known as

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


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 4 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 The California, London


  • In Kings Cross St. Pancras
  • University College London - 16 min walk
  • University of London - 16 min walk
  • London Stock Exchange - 32 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 35 min walk
  • Museum of London - 37 min walk
  • British Library - 5 min walk
  • Russell Square - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 45 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 46 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 90 min drive
  • London St. Pancras Station - 3 min walk
  • London King's Cross Station - 3 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 10 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 13 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 738 reviews

The California, London
Californian loves the California
Loved the decor, the moving bed and the large bathroom. Staff was pleasant. Very convenient location.
Andrea, us1 night trip
The California, London
Very Good8.0
Quirky but convenient
The California is a quirky hotel, but it can't be beat for convenience to the St. Pancras train station. Our hotel room had the bed on hydrolics. It was up on the ceiling when we walked in and had to lower it to sleep. The space was very tight in the bedroom and bathroom, but everything was spotless and the service was excellent.
Janet, us1 night trip
The California, London
Very Good8.0
Close to Eurostar terminal.
We chose this hotel for its proximity to the St Pancras train station as simply an overnighter during our European travels. It wins for proximity, but the neighborhood is dubious. Nice bar, friendly staff, convenient location, but not a vacation stay.
Charles, us1 night trip
The California, London
Very Good8.0
Terrific location, rooms vary widely, good value
Made my choice based on location and I don't regret it. Extremely easy access to King's Cross and St. Pancras Tube and railway stations. Tons of shops inside those stations catering to commuters, also quite useful to travelers. Layout of the rooms vary widely, so take a look at the variety of photos of different rooms. Maybe if you can, check with the hotel at your arrival to see what room they pre-booked you into and whether there are any options to which you might change after you go look at the rooms. I let the hotel know when they contacted me via email in advance that I cared a lot about quiet. They gave me a room facing out back, looking at the backs of other buildings. Indeed it was nicely quiet, so much so I usually left my windows open to give me the cooler room that I prefer (there's no A/C). Definitely small square footage, though, and not very much horizontal desk surface. I usually prefer a lot of horizontal desk surface to spread out my stuff. Wi-Fi speed was good.
PINGSHUN, us4 night trip
The California, London
Enjoyed our stay at The California! Nice room, great shower. Appreciated the hair dryer and luggage storage. Wifi signal was weak in the room, sometimes we had to stand against the door to get websites to load on our phones. Great location next to Kings Cross, but unfortunately also meant beggars hanging out between there and the hotel. One even got physical with me. Not the hotel's fault, but it did affect our plans on how early we wanted to be back at night.
Silas, us6 night trip

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