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The California

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Convenient for Eurostar the following day. Nice size room, modern and very clean. Good value for London. Stayed before. Would stay again! Perfect for short stays or trips into london. Cannot fault anything in hotel.

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

Dear Yvanne, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review, it is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. I hope you had a safe journey home and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Brisbane,Queensland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had trouble finding hotel but eventually found it tucked away. More signage please. Double room in basement and through a couple of doors so a bit of a rabbit warren. Very small room but ok and clean for the night. Bathroom teeny but look reasonably new. Small basin in room not bathroom. Slept well and comfy bed. Breakfast included in...

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

Dear karen b, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write us a revue here on TripAdvisor. The California team are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you come back and stay with us again. Best regards,...

Ware
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel with all you need, very clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Hotel is literally a stones throw away from kings cross which does affect your sleep however you should expect this given the location. This however does not affect my rating of the hotel as the staff were friendly and approachable, breakfast was good.

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

Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for sharing your review it is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. I am very happy that you found my team to be friendly and that the breakfast was good. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, friendly staff, not bad breakfast as was included in price. Lovely clean rooms and they just went that little bit extra, so so helpful! Will be staying again without a doubt :)!!

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

Dear Sophie H, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at with us. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are also really happy that you found the staff friendly. That is one of the main thing we pride us on, that everyone working here will great you with open arms. We...

March,Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and super staff. The hotel is located near kings cross which was really good. The breakfast was fantastic and the dining area was great too. When we arrived the staff welcomed us politely offered us maps and stored our bags until check in time. great!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review, it is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 1 week ago

The California is a hotel full of English charm, and made for a great home for our first visit to London. We arrived very, very late in the evening and were welcomed warmly nonetheless. The lobby area is cute and the hotel is wonderfully themed and decorated throughout. A bit of a maze, our room was on the top/4th floor,...

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

Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for taking the tie to share your experience. I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the breakfast to be delicious. It is always a pleasure to hear about a guest's experience where everything went well. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again...

Apeldoorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms are very good, breakfast options are nice. Staff very friendly. Combining reception staff and bar is excellent! Very near kings cross so very quickly you can travel across London. Prices are fair for staying in London.

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

Dear rickje, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and also thank you for taking your time to write us a revue. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always try to find ways to improve our hotel. We hope that you will come back...

Big Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small. It was clean, though, and our bed was comfortable. It was hot in the room. We opened the windows to get relief, but the street noises were loud and constant and continued into the night. Our breakfast was delicious.

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

Dear sking32951, Thank you for taking the time to write us a revue. We appreciate all feedback we can get to help better our standard and guest experiance. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. That is one of the things we pride us on. If you would come back again please contact us directly so that...

Atherstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

People were lovely, food was great, room had five beds for £98! Amazing value, great location. We could even leave our bags afyer we checked out, saving us money, because we didnt have to put our bags in euston

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

Dear Rose, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it to be amazing value. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well so thank you very much for sharing your experience. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards,...

Bromley,Kent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, very convenient for the station and British Library. My double room was bigger than I expected, (not big but a good size) with a comfortable bed. Room smelled a bit strange (not terrible) but I did open the window for a while to try and clear it. Bathroom was really nice. Would recommend the hotel.

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Dear Emma, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found your room bigger than expected. It is always a pleasure to read about a guest's experience where everything went well so thank you very much for sharing your experience. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards,...

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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: $170 - $378 (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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