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Cramlington,Northumberland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really well located and a different stay compared to say a travellodges....more an upgraded guest house. Nothing wrong with That!!! Staff excellent service. Breakfast was okay. Heating in the rooms was noisy, pipes made lots of sounds, perhaps I am a lighter sleeper than I thought. Saying that. Yes I would stay here again.

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Cedar Rapids
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Strangest bed I've ever seen. "Bed on The ceiling." It was comfortable. The breakfast facilities and the food were very good. I was in the 2nd floor and the staff carried my luggage up and down for me. Very nice.

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

Dear James R, I would like to thank you for staying with us. The California team are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. The floating beds in some of our rooms is something that makes us unic as it is quite unusual to find in hotels. We hope that it was a good experiance trying teh...

Paso Robles
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The California is a great value. Its location next to The Kings Cross and St. Pancreas stations made it easy to get anywhere we wanted to go. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. They even provide a a large and tasty variety of hot and cold options for breakfast.

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

Dear cherylhockett, I would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write us a revue here on tripadvisor. The California team are pleased to hear that you liked the hotel. We are also really happy to see that you had a good experiance with our staff and the breakfast. That is the two main things we pride...

Brompton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a good location if travelling from Kings Cross or if taking the Eurostar. Room was clean if not a little high up in the building. Not good for people who can't climb stairs. Breakfast was good.

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

Dear Hobo_1963, I would firstly like to thank you for staying with us and also taken the time to write us a revue. The california team are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the breakfast. The breakfast is something we pride us on here at The California. We hope to see you again. Best regards,...

Greenock,Renfrewshire
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was down for anniversary but due to problems with room it spoiled our stay. Hotel staff quickly resolved this but would make me think twice about booking again. After a day sightseeing we came back to room and noticed ants on the floor and in our bags

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

Dear Patricia M, I would firsly like to thank you for staying with us. We appreciate all feedback we get to better the standards of our hotel and guest experiance. The California would like to apologise for the inconviniance with the ants in the room you stayed in. We have definetly taken this issue up with the managment team and...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Accepting more comfort and space for this money. Your so called "large" room is really very small. No lift and we had to carry heavy luggages almost on the top floor through the very narrow stairs. Missing a fresh friut and vegetables for breakfast. Nice and polite staff.

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Sini K, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear miloslavm32, I would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate all feedback we get to help better the standards of the hotel and guest experience. The California team would like to apologise that the hotel didn't meet your expectations. We are more than happy to help you with your luggage...

Liversedge
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was fine for a couple of nights stay. Rooms quite small but adequate . Staff very professional and friendly. Perfect location for the station. Just found the decor a little shabby in the room but maybe I'm just being picky!

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Lillian M, Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Norma C, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our team to be professional and friendly. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the room as this helps us to constantly improve based on your experience. Hope...

Washington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, very reasonably priced, right next to the Kings Cross station. It's simple, connected townhouse, no lift so we had to carry things up, small but fine room. Good breakfast. Great decor. Our plane was delayed and we arrived at almost 2 am. The night manager had tried to call us and was very welcoming.

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

Dear S8829TBjann, I am very happy to read that you had such a good stay with us,this is just the kind of feedback we like to receive. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very welcoming and helpful. The free drink at the bar was much appreciated and the outside terrace was lovely. Breakfast gave a lot of option to help send us on our way. The room was a little small, but it was so close to where we needed to be this was of little importance. It was clean and...

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Emili I, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear Sue and Laura, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you had such a good time during your stay with us and that you loved our breakfast. This is exactly the kind of feedback we like to receive from our guests. Hope to have the pleasure of...

Ashkelon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every thing was perfect. The room was nice and wide, it was very clean, the people were very helpfull becuase my suitcase didint arive to the airporte and the california hotle team help me and call to the airport to ask abaut it.

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Dear 148simhac, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review. I am extremely happy that you had such a good stay with us and that you found everything to be perfect. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $191 - $385 (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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“Avoid the basement”
Effett, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 803 has three single beds. Ask for a ground floor room if you don't like stairs. There's no lift.”
TheWanderingWoman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No underground or lower levels due to noise of tube/train”
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GypsySoleil, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms towards the street are noisier.”
mirif426, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid the top floor there was a lot of noise coming from the roof space”
cookiesworld, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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