Columbia Hotel

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5
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3.7 / 5Good
1,174 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hyde Park
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kensington Palace
    14 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Sheila's Cafe
    2 min walk
  • Restaurant
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LCY-London City)
    25 min drive

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    About this area


    In the city centre, Columbia Hotel is in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Marble Arch and Baker Street. Check out an event or a game at Lord's Cricket Ground, and consider making time for BT Tower, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Lancaster Gate Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Queensway Underground Station is 7 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Hyde Park - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Kensington Palace - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Marble Arch - 19 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Natural History Museum - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Buckingham Palace - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Lancaster Gate Underground Station - 5 min walk
    • London Paddington Station - 9 min walk
    • London (LCY-London City) - 25 min drive


    • Sheila's Cafe — 2 min walk
    • Halepi — 3 min walk
    • The Mitre — 3 min walk
    • Internet Cafe — 3 min walk
    • Taormina — 3 min walk

    About this property

    Columbia Hotel

    This smoke-free hotel features coffee/tea in a common area, meeting rooms and dry cleaning. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. All 100 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, phones and desks.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and public transport

    • Limited parking spaces

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities


    • Lift
    • Front-desk safe
    • Newspapers in reception

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 4 meeting rooms


    • Garden


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Heating


    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • digital channels
    • flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle


    • Desk
    • Phone

    Frequently asked questions

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Excellent location. Right across the street from Hyde Park.

    Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019


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      Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Excellent non-chain hotel with good transport link

      Excellent hotel with friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms and a recommend breakfast. Only minor negative point is that the bedroom and bathrooms are a little dated in decor, however had a couple of comfy night sleeps and the location is very good for transport links (2mins walk from Lancaster Gate Station), easy access to Hyde Park. Have re-booked this hotel for future stays.

      Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


      • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

      The positives is that the location is hard to beat. My room overlooked Hyde Park and it was no more than a five minute walk to the tube. The price was really appealing, but I won't be staying there again. The rooms are worn...from running toilet and dripping sink to carpet and wallpaper that needs to be replaced. There was also profanity written on one of the framed photos that if I had kids would have been majorly panic inducing. Continental breakfast also was done at least 15 minutes before advertised and when we mentioned that to the front desk person she just said that it happens a lot. But the real reason I won't be staying is that after my first night I put the do not disturb on the door, left for a couple hours, and returned to find drawers open and my things moved around; including in my suitcase. The room hadn't been made up. I told the front desk about it. One person was helpful, one person was flippant and assured me no one from the outside had broken into the room. The cameras are only in the main lobby area, and I never did hear back from housekeeping on the issue. The person in front of me "lost" his passport and despite searching the room it was gone. I would rather pay double the price and have peace of mind that my things are going to be secure in the room. There wasn't a safe to store anything. Hyde Park is a great area to stay though.

      Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

      Fantastic historical building. Room was quite large by London standards, but a bit tired. Mattresses were poor. Great staff and excellent breakfasts. Great location. I would stay here again.

      Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

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