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The Royal National Hotel

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Standard Plus Triple Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks
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Overview of The Royal National Hotel

The Royal National Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near The British Museum

7.4/10 Good

4,131 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is £140
Price available on 30/1/2023
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum - 9 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 13 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 22 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 24 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 24 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 33 min walk
  • London Eye - 36 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 36 min walk
  • Big Ben - 36 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 40 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 42 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 49 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 100 min drive
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 10 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 14 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 9 min walk
  • Euston Square Underground Station - 9 min walk


  • Pret A Manger - 2 min walk
  • Marquis Cornwallis - 3 min walk
  • Bloomsbury Coffee House - 3 min walk
  • Burger & Shake - 3 min walk
  • 49 Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Royal National Hotel

Property Location A stay at The Royal National Hotel places you in the heart of London, walking distance from University of London and Russell Square. This hotel is close to King's College London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 1271 guestrooms. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones and coffee/tea makers. Amenities Make use of convenient amenities, which include a hair salon and shopping on site. Dining Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Royal National Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 1358 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered on-site self-parking (GBP 24.00 per day)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop

Working away

  • 5 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Blooms Cafe – This café specialises in pizza.
The London Pub – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • Covered self-parking costs GBP 24.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal National Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal National Hotel 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 Royal National Hotel?
As of 26 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Royal National Hotel on 30 Jan 2023 start from £140, 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 Royal National Hotel?
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 Royal National Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal National Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 24.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal National Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal National Hotel?
Yes, Blooms Cafe offers pizza. Nearby restaurants include Burger & Shake (3-min walk), 49 Cafe (3-min walk) and The Lord John Russell (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Royal National Hotel like?
The Royal National Hotel is in London City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Russell Square Underground Station and 9 minutes' walk from The British Museum. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for public transport.







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8/10 Very good

Weekend Family stay
Bed not comft at all very hard Only a double plug socket for the whole room and was at the opposite side from the beds. 3 people all needing to use a charger!!! Bar and breakfast really good
1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Mariana, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bigger & Better than expected
The hotel is huge and also a little confusing as it appears to be connected to another one, maybe even another two hotels. The hotel is going through refurbishment, the outside of the door is very 70s, but it's a nice surprise once you get inside. Very spacious and comfortable, all the expected mod cons, plenty of amenities and facilities within the building For anyone needing to travel via Kings X or St. Pancs the next day, you can't do better than this.
Robbie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel
Wonderful stay at great hotel. I’ve been staying at this hotel for almost 30 years and always top notch.
Jeffrey, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

It is a rundown hotel, broken mattresses, non functional bathrooms and old carpets. Phones shown are not as in the picture provided on website. Took us three room changes before we were transferred to a lovable room. Very disappointed
Amandeep, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Clean dorm room
The place was okay. Price was reasonable and room was adequate but I felt a bit like I was staying in a dorm room. It was clean and breakfast was alright but not great (we skipped the last day as it was getting boring). Would recommend if you are short on cash but I don’t expect we would go back.
Glen, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

bad :(
loud and noisy all night. could here doors slamming and people shouting all night
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

EDWAR, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely clean room with lots of space for 3 people. Friendly staff
1-night family trip
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