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94% would recommend it to a friend
California dreaming on any away days
The staff were so pleasant, simply welcoming, making everyone matter and feel safe and welcome.
Nothing was too much trouble and they achieved a good balance of allowing their guest to be independent whilst on hand to attend to any particular request - even to carrying a heavy case up to the top floor with a gracious smile, despite nearly buckling under the effort. The food at breakfast was tasty, easy, and generous with plenty of fruit and easy expectation that everyone likes to take something for later.
Handy for Kings Cross and St Pancris rail
Paid £198 for a upgraded room and was given a standard room at £172 on the ground floor.
Complained at reception and was given a room on the top floor!
Our stay at the hotel California
Great short stay.
Great location-close to kings cross. Very clean. Fantastic large head shower.... Lovely soft water. Perfect for a short stay. Little bit of rumbling from underground...not loud and didn't disturb sleep. Comfortable bed very clean bedding. Helpful friendly staff. Would stay again.... Always a decider if something is good or not.
The quality of the room was very good and was more than comfortable for our two night stay.
However, one morning the shower wouldn't get warm, even after running for around 15 minutes. Reported this issue, and when we went to shower in the evening it was fine. Another issue was due to our room being on the bottom floor next to the canteen, we found ourselves being awoken by people passing by our room, which wasn't appreciated at 6am. Would be willing to stop again, if placed in a room on a different floor.
Review on Hotel California in Kings Cross
Receptionist was very helpful when I called in to confirm my booking and to allow my gf to check in if she arrived before me because I was the person being billed.
However, the receptionist and I did have a disagreement at check-out; On the itinerary it said, 'be out of your room by 11am, if over an hour then you are charged £20 which will be added to your bill.' My gf and I were out the room at 11:30 which I understand was late but not over an hour, the receptionist tried to charge me regardless but after five minutes of disputing the charge was dropped. It was just annoying to leave on such a sad note.
The water pressure/power and temperature of the shower were low, which was unsatisfactory. Would I come here again. I did enjoy my stay but maybe it was the company I had with me. We just wanted a decent three star, with a bit of character, in a central location and to be fair it ticked all those boxes; But, we've ticked all those boxes in previous hotels and have had better experience.
I would come here again if the price was 10-15% cheaper
Great hotel, great location
Perfect location for getting about town.
The room was clean, nicely decorated and a good size, we booked a large double. Great bathroom. Breakfast was included and was very nice, the staff were friendly and helpful. Would
Def stay again
The elephants ABOVE the room!
Lovely stylish room, very comfortable - once we'd found it in the basement maze.
Woken at 00.30am by incomers in room above - all wood floors meant every sound is audible. They got up around 6.30 and left around 7.15. Daughter and I had arrived very tired after 13 hour train journey from Interlaken, and were really looking forward to a lie-in after a good night's sleep.
Staff very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast adequate - eggs hard, bacon salty, rest ordinary. Would stay again as it's so convenient for Eurostar, easy booking and felt welcome, but would warn friends of possible noise problem. I'm old enough to like my room carpeted!
Great welcome good location
Superb location opposite Kings Cross.
Grabbed a bargain on Late Rooms. Full price is a little steep but you are paying for the location. Room on the small side but not unusual for London. Staff very friendly. Decent place to stay. Breakfast was a let down, I'd skip it in future.
Enjoyed stay at this hotel, a very good location to major rail stations and close to bus route into West End, room clean and bed comfy, could not hear traffic I would use this hotel again.