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The House of Toby

3-star3 stars
61-65 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, London, England, WC1X 9NT, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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  • We were not happy with our stay. Our room was a bit of a tip and the shower/bathroom was…Mar 16, 2020
  • Most satisfactory for an overnight stay.Mar 11, 2020

The House of Toby

from £53
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around The House of Toby


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 16-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 21-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 25-minute walk
  • The Strand - 26-minute walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 27-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 27-minute walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 28-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 46-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 85-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 20-min drive
  • London King's Cross Station 6-min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station 8-min walk
  • London Euston Station 13-min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station 6-min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Angel Underground Station 13-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 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


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 2017
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The House of Toby’s small print

Also known as

  • The House of Toby Hotel
  • The House of Toby London
  • The House of Toby Hotel London
  • House Toby
  • The House Of Toby London England
  • The House of Toby Hotel
  • The House of Toby London
  • The House of Toby Hotel London


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; 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 24 hours between bookings.

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 House of Toby

  • Are pets allowed at The House of Toby?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at The House of Toby?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The House of Toby.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The House of Toby?
    You can check in from 1:30 PM to 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The House of Toby?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Swintons (1-min walk), Acorn House (1-min walk) and The Chapel (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 702 reviews

Good 6.0
Wouldn’t recommend if you have a baby/toddler
The hotel looks nice at a glance but needs a lot of touching up - scuffs on paintwork, dirty round edges of room. It is great that it had a hairdryer but it was attached too closely to the wall and you have to sit on the floor to do your hair. We stayed at the hotel with a baby. Our room was in the basement which is quite a tight stairway and difficult to get a buggy down to. There were no high chairs at breakfast and my son had to sit on my lap to eat. I wouldn’t suggest staying here if you have a baby/toddler. We were also woken at 5am with a scratching sound coming from the ceiling, sounded like an animal scratching around.
Kirsty, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very small single room but very adequate for one night stay. Clean, comfortable and modern. Excellent bathroom. Adequate continental breakfast. Less than 10mins walk from St Pancras/Kings Cross. Reception happily let me leave my holdall after checkout , to pick up later
Susan, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Run down
Hotel was run down, flakes of paint missing off the walls on the stairs. Room was really cold as the breeze was coming through the windows. Lumps and bumps in the carpet which could of been a trip hazard. Wouldn't stay here again although good location from King's Cross
Kyle, gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
The pictures are misleading. The room was like a shoe box. The hotel was an absolute dump. Poor cleanliness and the room stank. Would avoid this hotel at all costs.
hugh, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good! So happy!
The room was so lovely, modern, tidy and clean. The only downside was a small drain smell from the bathroom but after the bathroom had been used to shower the smell disappeared. The staff were friendly and accommodating with 24hour reception and gave us the opportunity to check out late. Very happy with our stay!
Jodie, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great price or location
Great price for location and friendly staff. The rooms are spacious and very well looked after. Will be using again. Free breakfast too which is a bonus.
Andrew, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
close to Kings Cross
no lift and on second floor but not really a problem good value
michael, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Staff friendly, rooms awful, breakfast = meh
Disappointed overall. Made to look upmarket, however the first room we were given the air conditioning was broken. We went down to reception and the staff was very helpful in providing another room. However, this room was a lot more cramped than the first. There were visible stains on the outside of the blanket and hair on the sheets. At this point we were too tired to change again so we just made do with what we had as it was only for one night. The bathroom was poorly designed. You couldn't close the bathroom door and use the toilet at the same time as you would hit your knees against it, another fault was that the lock was also broken. This was embarrassing when staying with my partner and having to use the toilet. In addition, you couldn't open the shower door fully without it hitting the actual shower and the door didn't fully close meaning water leaked across the floor. The room's air conditioning did work, however when either on or off it made an annoyingly loud buzzing noise which gave us little sleep. We were looking forward to the breakfast as it could have redeemed our stay, yet this was also disappointing. Not enough tables for everyone, so we ended sharing a table with another couple, the selection of food falls very short of a "continental breakfast" which included ham, cheese and few bread rolls alongside plain cereal. They also limited how much hot water you could have for a cup of tea. We ended going to the local McDonald's instead. Very disappointed.
Dominic, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Room was OK - I was stuck in a lower ground room so was a little claustrophobic. Main issue was the breakfast options - I booked a room with Breakfast and found I actually couldn’t eat any of it due to allergies but to be honest there wasn’t much in the way of options - cereal with milk and all butter croissants - not ideal for someone allergic to dairy.
J, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Very small room, but it is in London so to be expected. Beds were very comfy and I slept great! Staff were very friendly.
erika, gb2 night trip with friends

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