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The California

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mattress was old and weak I had the water tap of the shower in my hand Shower water was boiling hot, so I had to wash myself with a towel Dust everywhere Juts put on some odd hipster design and don't renew the facility from the bottom is a treason to the customer!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were nice, the rooms were nice and the location were perfect. First we got a room in the basement in an okay room - asked the staff if we could move and they did it without hesitation. Overall it was a perfect experience

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Birmingham,West Midlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A warm welcome and clean surroundings on first arrival. Loved the floating bed gimmick as we entered the bedroom, however this does make it difficult to move around the room when lowered. The bathroom needs to be better ventilated as that and the unexpected good weather combined to make the room very warm (there's no air con)

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff obviously takes pride in their hotel. Friendly service, good breakfast and a clean hotel. It is also very conveniently located near Kings Cross / Pancras stations and good pubs nearby (away from the station). Just wish our room was larger as my wife had a hard time with how cramped we felt. Partially our fault as we should...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location was perfect. The room was nice. The breakfast could be better. A little variation would be good. Egg's not boiled hard, fresh croissants,... The cocktails where a nice surprise. Friend staff.

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Andreea S, Head Receptionist at The California, responded to this review

Dear By_Elyssa, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. I am very happy to read that you were able to enjoy your stay with us and that you liked our cocktails. Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Andreea

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel and rooms with very good breakfast. Nice lobby and bar. The staff is friendly. Conveniently located near St Pancras with lots of buses and subway lines. Basement room can be very noisy.

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear 141karinet, I would firstly like to thank you for staying with us. The California team are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also really glad to hear that you liked the staff. That is one of our main things that we pride us on here at the California. Everyone here will make you...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just what you're looking for. Smart, clean and comfortable hotel. Funky décor. Small room, but intelligent use of space. All the required amenities and everything worked! Nice breakfast. Friendly staff. Would stay again.

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear summertraveller2016, I would firsly like to thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to write us a review. The California team are really glad to hear that you liked your stay with us. We are also really happy to see that you liked our theame and style. Our decor is one of the things...

Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed in quite a few hotels in Euston/Kings Cross over the years when travelling on Eurostar and this was definately one of the better ones. 2/3 minutes walk to St Pancras.Staff on reception were very welcoming and friendly as well as efficient and the same for the rest of our stay (1 night).We booked with Booking.com (£130 including breakfast...

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Kervin B, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear PFogg7, Thank you for taking the time to write us a revue here on tripadvisor. We appreciate all feedback we get to help better the standars of our hotel and also guest experience. The California team are glad to hear that you liked the hotel and enjoyed your stay with us. We are already looking forward meeting you. Best...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is very close to underground and train station. The room was small but clean and had everything you need, I love the way they worked out the space, with the bed that could be lifted up or down base on the space needed. I have to say all the staff was very kind and professional. Thanks a lot...

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Felicia L, Receptionist at The California at The California, responded to this review

Dear Gianluca G, I would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write us a revue. The California team are really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our staff. The staff here at The California is one of our main things that we pride us on. Everyone at the...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service and personnel was very good. Room was small but cosy. Absence of cupboard is difficult for long stays. Laundry service availability would be very welcomed. Tight stairs can be an issue but is manageable.

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Dear Helen C, I would firstly like to thank you for staying with us. We appreciate all feedback we get to help better the standars of our hotel and also guest expereance. We certinaly apperiaciate that you have taken the time to write us a revue here on Tripadvisor. The California team are very glad that you liked the service...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The California is a charming, modern bed and breakfast, less than a minute's walk away from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations. Our 60 stylishly refurbished rooms, each one cosy and comfortable, are spread over four Georgian townhouses, and we've retained as much of the original architecture as possible; our windows, corridors and staircases are all original. This means that we don't have a lift, but we do keep our reception open 24 hours a day, include breakfast and high speed WiFi in all our rates and have just opened our new bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The California

Address: 4-8 Belgrove Street, London WC1H 8AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Price Range: $193 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The California 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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#353 Family Hotel in London
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“Ask for a larger room up front”
aatkm, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“No lift so check if stairs are a problem and upgrade from basic price”
PFogg7, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“upper and the rear of hotel for quiet.”
NicolaR383, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the basement”
Effett, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 803 has three single beds. Ask for a ground floor room if you don't like stairs. There's no lift.”
TheWanderingWoman, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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