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The California

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
4-8 Belgrove Street, London, England, WC1H 8AB, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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  • Very uncomfortable, shower head was broken and sprayed all over the bathroom, there we're…Feb 27, 2020
  • Really clean, nice large room that had all the amenities (tea, coffee, water, hairdryer)…Feb 16, 2020

The California

from £109
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Double Room (Large)
  • Family Room

What’s around The California


  • In London City Centre
  • Trafalgar Square - 36-min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 38-min walk
  • London Eye - 43-min walk
  • Big Ben - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Hyde Park - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Buckingham Palace - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • The Shard - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 52-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 93-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 21-min drive
  • London King's Cross Station 1-min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station 3-min walk
  • London Euston Station 9-min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station 1-min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Euston Underground Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No on-site parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The California’s small print

Also known as

  • California Hotel London
  • The California Hotel
  • California London
  • The California London
  • The California Hotel London
  • The California London
  • The California Hotel London


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The California

  • Does The California offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The California does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The California currently open?
    The property is closed between 01 April and 04 July.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The California?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The California?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The California.
  • Are pets allowed at The California?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The California?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 2:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The California?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include O'Neill's (3-min walk), Pompidou Cafe (3-min walk) and Camino (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The California?
    Recommended spots to visit include Trafalgar Square (1.9 mi) and Piccadilly Circus (2 mi), along with London Eye (2.2 mi) and Big Ben (2.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 650 reviews

Poor 2.0
Second time staying here, first stay no problem was in 3rd floor room so stairs was bit of work as no lift but no issues. This time was stuck in room 108 which is basement terrible room constant noise no sleep roller blind that doesn’t close fully so lights from above stairwell always flashing on off. Hotel is perfect location but make sure you stay in second of third floor
John, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very welcoming,
Margaret, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Met requirements
Met requirements
Lynn, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay
This is a perfectly good hotel with clean quirky decor. Great bedroom with lovely bedding. Great stay all round and what a wonderful location for exploring London.
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice, if a bit noisy.
This is a lovely, quirky hotel. Only a couple of things to note - it’s loud. An old building so the traffic noise is significant and the corridor floors are laminate, so when people start to move luggage around in the morning you know about it!! Easily solved though - take some earplugs. The ceiling bed was unexpected but rather novel, and nice and comfortable. I definitely needed the step!
Gemma, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
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.
gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
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.
Kevin, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely little hotel
I had a really small compact double room but for one night I didnt care one bit as it was nicely decorated and to a high standard, had everything i needed was cosy and warm. I have stayed in other hotels around this area and for the price this was by far the best. would stay here again
Craig, gb1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Smallest room ever.
Smallest room I’ve ever seen.
jonathan, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great front desk, great location, but can be noisy
I love the front desk service, the great happy hour and the outside terrace. I don't love the tiny staircase especially when there are noisy guests bouncing their way up and down at all hours. Grr.
Jennifer, gb1 night business trip

The California

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