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Paris
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms were ok but no hairdryer in my room, so I had to ask for it. No lift as well... Chiefly, the negative point was the fact that I had booked two singles for two adults, and we had a double bed each. At the reception, we were explained that we had a discount. Sorry but 488 pounds for...

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Edinburgh,Midlothian
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My only downside would be breakfast I personally was disappointed but my daughter thought it was okay. However the room was clean and the beds comfy. The bar prices were amazingly cheap for London! I certainly will book again when I return to London

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear sheilad132, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback we can get as we always are striving to improve our hotel for the better. We are very glad that you found enjoyed your stay here with us. We are really pleased to hear that you will book to stay with us once again. We are looking forward to...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The California is a good bed and breakfast. It is situated conveniently close to King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations. While the rooms are quite small they are well and simply appointed. The beds are comfortable. The receptionists were particularly friendly.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Xavier, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for that. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest...

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Slick operation. They know what they're doing & they do it very well... one of the small hotels that I would compare favourably against some the larger hotels who charge three times as much. A great value for money hotel.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Joanne, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, we really appreciate that. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kindest regards, Andreea

Romainville
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was very good except the breakfast,It could be better ! I was a little bit desappointed ! the room was modern decorated with charm. The location is very good near king cross station. it is quiet also

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. We value and appreciate all feedback as this helps us to constantly improve as a business. We are very happy that you had a good experience however i am very saddened that the breakfast was not up to your preferred standard. Hope to have the...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed in one of the downstairs rooms right on the bottom. The room was very compact but nice and clean and well decorated. Very modern. Shower was powerful and hot. Staff on checking in and out were very friendly and professional. I had a great nights sleep as well. Only downside is that the walls are very thin so...

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly taken aback with the whole "Bed on the ceiling concept" but it's easily manoeuvrable, does not impact sleep quality in any way and is in fact super handy when it comes to packing as you have the whole room so I'm a convert! Staff were friendly and the complimentary breakfast has cooked items, bakery goods, fresh fruit and muesli....

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you found it to be excellent value for money. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was nice and the staff was very friendly. The room was nice and clean. But it was not filled with luxery. We didn't need that so it was good for us. The kings cross station was a 2 min walk.

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Dear Astrid, Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback regarding your stay. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and are pleased to know that you found it to be excellent value for money. It was a pleasure having you with us and we keenly look forward to welcome you again soon at The California London. Kindest regards, Andreea

Leeds,West Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only thing - please tell people how to get the bed off the ceiling before they go to their rooms. By the time I got myself to my room I was very tired and my brain must have clicked off as I could not work out the bed. Apart from this my stay was very good in all respects.

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Dear Sandra, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

Oegstgeest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location (close tot St Pancras and KingsCross staion and the Kings Cross Theatre (Lazarus), good breakfast (not only English, but a full range of bread, cereals, muffins, etc.), nice helpfull staff, some poor beds, but our complaint was handeld properly byy assigning another room.

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Dear Dirk, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review on your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest’s experience where everything went right, so thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The California is a charming, modern bed and breakfast, less than a minute's walk away from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations. Our 60 stylishly refurbished rooms, each one cosy and comfortable, are spread over four Georgian townhouses, and we've retained as much of the original architecture as possible; our windows, corridors and staircases are all original. This means that we don't have a lift, but we do keep our reception open 24 hours a day, include breakfast and high speed WiFi in all our rates and have just opened our new bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The California

Address: 4 - 8 Belgrove Street, London E1 0NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $150 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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#353 Family Hotel in London
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“I had a room opposite street”
 of 5 bubbles 62sigmundf, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the basement!”
 of 5 bubbles tec_bel, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want a family room on the ground floor, ask for #102”
 of 5 bubbles delta271, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you need a room with minimal stairs, let them know in advance and they'll do their best to accommodate you in a more accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles spikefletcher, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apparently room 102 has a number of beds in it and could be an option”
 of 5 bubbles 117janv, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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