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1 room, 2 adults

The California

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
4-8 Belgrove Street, London, England, WC1H 8AB, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Bar is awesome
Great location
Fantastic service

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
  • Russell Square - 13-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 21-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 25-minute walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 27-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 27-minute walk
  • Regent Street - 28-minute walk
  • The Strand - 28-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 47-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 21-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 95-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-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID 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

WiFi rated fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming and videochat



  • No 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
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


This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 758 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

The California

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