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Situated less than a minute's walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Railway Station, The California is located in central London. This charming and modern hotel offers a 24-hour reception.

The 60 stylish rooms are spread over 4 floors in the Georgian townhouses, which feature original staircases, corridors, and windows. The rooms have a private bathroom, a radios, and a TV, along with a safety deposit box and tea and coffee making facilities.

Guests are welcome to enjoy drinks in the bar and relax in the lounge or on the private terrace.

The nearby Tube provides excellent access to all of London and the Eurostar runs from St Pancras. The British Museum and Camden Market are both within one mile of the hotel.

This is our guests' favourite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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The California has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Aug 2005.

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Situated in the real heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

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Continental, Buffet, Breakfast to go

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Small Single Room
  • 1 single bed
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Large Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 1
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  • 1 double bed and
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

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About The California

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  • Do the rooms have hairdryers?

    Goodmorning, Yes, In all our rooms they have hairdryers. Kind regards, Laxmi


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    Answered on 2 February 2020
  • Is there any lift in this hotel?

    Good afternoon, We do not have lift in the hotel. Kind regards, Laxmi


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    Answered on 24 September 2019
  • What is the car parking offered exactly?

    Good afternoon, There is a NCP carpark near by our hotel for the carpark. Infront of our hotel there is a street carpark however it hold only for car permit. I hope this above information help you if there is anything i can assist please let me know. Kind regards, Laxmi


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    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • what is the check in time

    Good morning, Our check in time is from 2 pm. Kind regards, The Reception Team


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    Answered on 20 January 2020
  • Hello, is there a table in the standard room where I can work? Or alternatively within the hotel? Is the wifi stable? Thank you

    Hello there, Thank you for your question. We have desks in our double room and a good stable wifi where you can work without interruptions. We also have a large reception- lounge where you can relax with a coffee or drink from our bar. Thank you


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    Answered on 25 November 2021
  • in the description , there's a patio, is it private to a room or shared by other tenants?

    Good Morning, thank you for your message, It's shared with other hotel resedients. have a lovely day & great weekend


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    Answered on 5 November 2021
  • Hi, am I able to book a ground floor room if available for 2 people

    Hi there. Subject to availability, we can offer this. Please make a note in your reservation.


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    Answered on 3 November 2021
  • Good evening ....i would be arriving to London KX at 0845 would it be possible to have luggage storage as I need to travel to Morgate for Covid test

    Hello, thank you for your query. Check-in time is 2pm, however you are welcome to come and drop your luggage anytime before that. We will store it in our luggage room. See you soon! The California reception


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    Answered on 14 November 2021
  • Hi, are we able to check out at 4:30-5:00 in the morning?

    Good Evening, Thank you for your message, check in time is 14:00, however if you planning to arrive early, then you can book the night before your arrival date in order to be able to check you in at this time. Regards Reception team


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    Answered on 28 November 2021
  • How much does the luggage storage service cost? Thanks

    Hi There, Luggage can be stored free of charge Thanks!


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    Answered on 7 October 2021
  • Hello, wanting to book a room but do you do late check in?

    Hello, thank you for your query. Check-in is from 2pm. Reception is open 24 hours, so you can check-in as late as you need. Hope to see you soon ! The sunny stars at California


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    Answered on 15 November 2021
  • Does this room have a bath?

    Hi. Only our large Doubles offer bath facilities.


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    Asked about: Small Double Room • Answered on 3 November 2021
  • What time is breakfast and what is it please? Continental, cooked, buffet? Thank you.

    Hi There, Breakfast is usually served between 7-10am Monday to Friday and 8-11am over the weekend. We serve both cooked and continental breakfast. Thanks


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    Asked about: Small Double Room • Answered on 7 October 2021
  • can you do earlier check in and check out?

    We offer both early check in and late out, subject to availability and a charge of £20 will be applied for either.


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    Answered on 3 November 2021
  • is there an iron in the rooms or one available to use?

    We will be able to provide one for you if needed. Thanks


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    Answered on 7 October 2021
  • Is it full English provided with the breakfast? thanks

    We serve both cooked and continental breakfast


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    Answered on 7 October 2021
  • At Pancras int’l station is that where eurotrain is?

    The Eurostar is located in the St Pancras international station.


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    Answered on 19 October 2019
  • Hi are fridges provided or can we use any fridge or microwave facilities? for breakfast do you provide any gluten free or dairy free options?

    Hi there. We can store medicine on your behalf, however we do not provide fridges in the rooms and do not offer microwave facilities.


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    Answered on 3 November 2021
  • do you provide fridges or microwaves? do you have gf and dairy free options?

    We do not offer fridges apart from storage of medicine. There are no microwave facilities. We can offer gluten free and dairy free alternative by prior request. Please put a note on your reservation.


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    Answered on 3 November 2021
  • Hi, is there a lift.

    No lift, however if you need ground floor access, make a note in your reservation. Booking direct always get priority.


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    Answered on 3 November 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • British Library
    0.1 miles
  • The Place
    0.3 miles
  • Bloomsbury
    0.3 miles
  • London Canal Museum
    0.3 miles
  • King's Cross Theatre
    0.3 miles
  • BMA House
    0.4 miles
  • The Brunswick
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Karpo Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Megaro Bar
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Euston Station
    0.4 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus
    1.4 miles
  • Trafalgar Square
    1.5 miles
  • London Eye
    1.8 miles
  • Big Ben
    2 miles
  • Houses of Parliament
    2.1 miles
  • Buckingham Palace
    2.1 miles
  • Tower of London
    2.5 miles
  • O2 Arena
    5.7 miles
  • Wembley Stadium
    7 miles
Public transport
  • Metro King's Cross St Pancras
    0.1 miles
  • Train St Pancras Railway Station
    0.1 miles
  • Train King's Cross Station
    0.2 miles
Closest airports
  • London City Airport
    7.6 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    14.7 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    25.7 miles
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Facilities of The California
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance Off-site
  • Happy hour Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
Transport
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
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House rules The California takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Please note that there are no lifts in the hotel.

The closest car park is NCP Judd Street, a 7 minute walk from the hotel.

Please note, smoking is not permitted at the property.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about The California

  • The California is 1.6 miles from the centre of London.

  • Room options at The California include:

    • Twin
    • Single
    • Double
    • Quadruple
    • Partner offer

  • The California offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Happy hour
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Live music/performance

  • Check-in at The California is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The California (subject to availability):

    • Parking

  • The prices at The California may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at The California can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go