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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.

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

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet, Breakfast to go


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose The California

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do the rooms have hairdryers?
    Goodmorning, Yes, In all our rooms they have hairdryers. Kind regards, Laxmi
    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
    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...
    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
    Answered on 20 January 2020
  • What time is check in?
    Hi, Thank you for your message. Our check in time is at 2pm. If you arrive earlier, you can drop your bags of at reception. Kind Regards
    Answered on 21 December 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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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
  • 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
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian

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.

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.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Bankcard The California accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

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

  • Guests staying at The California can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Room options at The California include:

    • Twin
    • Single
    • Double
    • Quadruple

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