It has small rooms but if your a solo person you ask for a double you get a bigger room that`s just right.in size. A lot of the hard working friendly staff seem to be eastern European or some sort of Russian, though there are some Brits. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast is very good. the rooms are modern and simple. there is a small closet for luggage if you need to flex your room usage. (say you arrive before your rooms ready.) One bit of inconvenience to warn about, there are lots of steep stairs, and the hallways between rooms upstairs can be narrow. but compared to a similar property in London I have reviewed, it is much better. ( i wont say other than the other property goes by initials PP, and is worse, but ill leave it there.) Like a lot of the smaller microtells in the king's cross area it was built in an old subdivided block mini-masion like the sort you see as exterior on upstairs downstairs, and so i 'm sure fitting a hotel in is a trick and a half, but i think thev`e managed alright and ive no serious complaints.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The California is a charming, modern and quirky 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. We have high speed WiFi is throughout the hotel and have a fantastic little bar, lounge and private terrace for our guests to enjoy. We serve a great breakfast, and this is complimentary when you book directly with us, on our website or over the phone. Welcome to The California London. Visit anytime, explore every time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel London