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Double Room (Large) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
Double Room (Large) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
Standard Double Room | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
Family Room | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
Double Room (Large) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds

Overview of The California

The California

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Piccadilly Circus

7.8/10 Good

996 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is £80
Price available on 26/3/2023
4-8 Belgrove Street, London, England, WC1H 8AB
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Reception hall
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum - 21 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 26 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 33 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 35 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 35 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 36 min walk
  • London Eye - 45 min walk
  • Russell Square - 2 min drive
  • Covent Garden Market - 5 min drive
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 21 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 42 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 48 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 92 min drive
  • London (QQK-King's Cross Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • London (QQS-St. Pancras International Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 11 min walk
  • Euston Square Underground Station - 12 min walk


  • GNH Bar - 2 min walk
  • Five Guys King's Cross - 3 min walk
  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • Plum + Spilt Milk - 2 min walk
  • McDonald's - 3 min walk

About this property

The California

When you stay at The California, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Hyde Park and The British Museum. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and full breakfast is available daily. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station is 2 minutes away and Euston Underground Station is 11 minutes.


Dutch, English, German, Italian, Romanian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

California Hotel London
California London
The California London, England
The California London
The California Hotel
The California London
The California Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Does The California offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The California does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The California?
As of 23 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The California on 26 Mar 2023 start from £80, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The California?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The California?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The California.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The California?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The California and nearby?
The California has a garden.
What's the area around The California like?
The California is in London City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station and 13 minutes' walk from Russell Square. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for public transport.







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6/10 Good

Ian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient. All you need if getting an early train with Eurostar
iain, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Millie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Perfect for short stays
The California is perfectly placed for exploring London or for a stopover en route to the continent via Eurostar. It is directly across the road from Kings Cross St Pancras and walkable within 5 minutes. The hotel is clean, and staff are helpful. Our twin room was small but perfect for our needs, the bathroom was large and very clean. We were next to the stairs and entrance to the lobby which did make for a bit of a noisy evening/night as other guests thumped their suitcases up and down stairs and along the corridor with little regard for other guests but that really isn't the hotels fault! We were able to check in early which was a bonus. We didn't use the bar but it looked nice and the food offers available seemed very reasonable. A perfect hotel for a one or two night stay, maybe a wee bit cramped and noisy for longer stays.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Roanna, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brett, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Katy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colm Smyth, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anne, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

I had a nice little room on the top floor, which was particularly soothing when I got to listen to the rain on the roof in the morning. The staff were very friendly and everything from check in to check out was easy. It's also right across from King's Cross, so incredibly convenient, but still on a quiet little street without a ton of noise.
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