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The California

Star Rating
3 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.8 / 5Good
1,621 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar

Families love it for

extra beds/cribs, laundry

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Russell Square
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    The British Museum
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Burger King
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    McDonald's
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    45 min drive

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    About this area

    London

    In the city centre, The California is in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, a walkable area with good airport proximity and shopping. Oxford Street and Covent Garden Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit BT Tower and ZSL London Zoo. Check out an event or a game at Emirates Stadium, and consider making time for Coca-Cola London Eye, 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: 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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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Russell Square - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      The British Museum - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Covent Garden Market - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Leicester Square - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Piccadilly Circus - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • London King's Cross Station - 1 min walk
    • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 1 min walk
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 46 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Burger King — 1 min walk
    • McDonald's — 1 min walk
    • La Regina — 1 min walk
    • Chop Chop Noodle Bar — 2 min walk
    • The Betjeman Arms — 2 min walk

    About this property

    The California

    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 on-site. All 60 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and desks.

    Property amenities

    Internet

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

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 9 AM–11 AM: GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children
    • 1 bar

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free cots/infant beds

    Conveniences

    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe
    • No lifts
    • 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

    • Free cots/infant beds

    Bathroom

    • bathtub or shower
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer

    Entertainment

    • digital channels
    • flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker

    More

    • Desk
    • Safe
    5 - Excellent
    349
    4 - Good
    788
    3 - Okay
    345
    2 - Mediocre
    94
    1 - Poor
    45
    4.2
    Cleanliness
    4.2
    Service and Staff
    3.6
    Amenities
    3.7
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

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

    Comfortable but basic room.

    Our room was on the top floor and the bed was against the all under a velux window. We had to shut the blind to stop the condensation dripping on us. The bed was comfortable and the room perfectly adequate for what we needed. The only downside was that the room was cold and there weren't any thermostats to turn on.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    The place is cozy and clean. We chose this hotel because of its location. Close to major transportation. The only issue we had was because our room was downstairs, there was no elevator. And the stair cases were so narrow that bringing down or up your luggages was a bit of a challenge.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    1/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    No hot water terrible, bad service.

    No hot water. When asked to be compensated the next morning for inconvenience was advised we would receive a discount off a future stay. Given that we had a freezing cold shower before a long flight and were woken up in the early hours with heavily excessive noise from above and in corridor a return is highly unlikely. Avoid staying in basement rooms. Far too noisy and had minimal sleep.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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