The Excelsior Hotel - London

42 Argyle Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8AL  show map
 2 stars
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The Excelsior Hotel - London

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

No pets allowed
Air conditioning

Fan/ Extractor

Overview

The comfortable The Excelsior Hotel is rated 2 stars and features 26 rooms for guests to stay in.

It is placed close to Royal Opera House, Leicester Square and Madame Tussauds London, just 850 meters from Russell Square subway station. The property is set within 3 km distance from London city center.

The hotel is set next to a theater, a museum and a college.

There is Kings Cross train station nearby. Guests can reach London City airport within 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are annex and come with a trouser press, a private safe, a fridge, a wardrobe and climate control. Some rooms at The Excelsior Hotel have a view over the city. For more comfort bathrobes, a shower and a hairdryer are provided.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in The George Scott at St. Pancras Hotel and McGlynns, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests will benefit from porter service, concierge service and ironing service along with a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a car park.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

42 Argyle Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8AL

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City Center
  • London
    2.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    300 m
  • Kings Cross Station
    300 m
Underground stations
  • Saint Pancras/Kings Cross Station
    300 m
  • Kings Cross St. Pancras
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Bella Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
    30 m
  • McGlynn's Free House
    60 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    2.2 km
  • Rushy Bay
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    26

Rooms and availability

The Excelsior Hotel photos Room Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 6 m²
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This room has shared bathroom and toilet facilities, and features a flat-screen LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Room facilities
    The Excelsior Hotel photos Room
    Single Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 8 m²
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    A private bathroom, flat-screen LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.

    Room facilities
      The Excelsior Hotel photos Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 12 m²
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      A standard double with a 5-foot wide bed. There is an en suite wet room.

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        The Excelsior Hotel photos Room
        Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Double beds
        Size: 15 m²
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        A private bathroom, flat-screen LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.

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          The Excelsior Hotel photos Room
          Small Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 8 m²
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          This double room features a electric kettle.

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            Superior Junior Suite
            Size: 25 m²
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            This suite features a electric kettle and iPod dock. These rooms are located both on the ground floor or lower ground, subject to availability.

            Room facilities
              The Excelsior Hotel photos Room
              Two-Bedroom Apartment
              Size: 35 m²
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              This apartment features a seating area, washing machine and private entrance. It is located in a separate building annexed to Excelsior Hotel. Check-in is at Excelsior Hotel, and guests have full access to the hotel's facilities. These apartments are located on upper floors and there is no lift.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Excelsior Hotel - London London location
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                Hotel Address:

                42 Argyle Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8AL

                Get directions
                City Center
                • London
                  2.6 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Saint Pancras International Station
                  300 m
                • Kings Cross Station
                  300 m
                Underground stations
                • Saint Pancras/Kings Cross Station
                  300 m
                • Kings Cross St. Pancras
                  300 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Bella Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
                  30 m
                • McGlynn's Free House
                  60 m
                Beaches
                • Shell Beach
                  2.2 km
                • Rushy Bay
                  2.2 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  26

                The Excelsior Hotel Location

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                Local attractions

                • Library and Museum of Freemasonry - 1.5 km
                  60 Great Queen St, London
                • St. Etheldreda's - 1.5 km
                  Ely Place, London
                • Camden Passage - 1.6 km
                  Angel, London
                • New London Theatre - 1.5 km
                  Drury Lane, London
                • Hunterian Museum - 1.6 km
                  35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

                Near the hotel

                • St. Pancras Station - 230 m
                  Euston Road, London
                • Foundling Museum - 440 m
                  40 Brunswick Square, London
                • British Museum - 1.2 km
                  Great Russell Street, London
                • Wellcome Collection - 850 m
                  183 Euston Rd, London
                • British Library - 310 m
                  96 Euston Road, London
                • London Canal Museum - 630 m
                  12-13 New Wharf Road, London
                • The Charles Dickens Museum - 720 m
                  48 Doughty Street, London

                Restaurants nearby

                • Bella Pasta - 30 m

                  Address: Argyle St

                  53% likes this, based on 19 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian

                • McGlynns - 60 m

                  Address: 5 Whidborne St
                  Phone: (020)-7916-9816

                  64% likes this, based on 11 reviews

                • Casa Mamma - 190 m

                  Address: 339 Grays Inn Road

                  55% likes this, based on 223 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 17

                • McGlynn's Free House - 60 m

                  Address: 1-5 Whidborne Street
                  Phone: +44 (0)20 7916 9816

                  81% likes this, based on 31 reviews

                • The Gilbert Scott - 240 m

                  Address: Renaissance Hotel St. Pancras
                  Phone: 020 7278 3888

                  62% likes this, based on 583 reviews
                  Cuisine: British
                  Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 128

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  26
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                The Excelsior Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Excelsior Hotel

                Average guest rating

                6.4out of 10
                Good
                Based on 482 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  Able to leave bag during day after checking out friendly staff generally

                  Didn't clean room broken lamp in bathroom didn't get fixed

                • Group of friends
                  8.8

                  The location of the hotel was excellent - right near Kings Cross station so great base for travelling around the city. There is also on street parking that can be used at weekends for free. We had some recently refurbished rooms, so they were really nice, clean and comfortable. We weren't able to have the exact rooms we booked, but were able to get better rooms for the same price, so worked out better for us. Weren't sure what to expect as the price was so good - but were very pleasantly surprised!

                  It wasn't a dislike as such, but the walls are quite thin, so you can hear the other guests and they could hear us. We were out late, for a fun weekend, so didn't matter for us - but don't think it's somewhere you could have a quiet relaxing time.

                • Single
                  6.8

                  For me the location near King Cross is important

                  The internet connection is very, very weak. I spent 2 hours to reserve flight ticked on internet! Without a/c in the warm days in very hot in room.

                • Family with children
                  9.2

                  Excellent location and very friendly helpful staff, the hotel was very comfortable and offered very good value for money, the only issue was the breakfast arrangements which will be probably addressed once the refurbishment is completed. My family and I will definitely stay at the excelsior again

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  Clean room. Close to St.Pancras & Kings Cross.

                  Very small bathroom, not enough room to swing a mouse let alone a cat! Breakfast... You had to walk to another side of the Square as the dining room was shared with a couple of other hotels and would only seat 16 people so be prepared to wait outside in a queue! Very basic so would suggest you get your full english elsewhere!

                • Older travelers
                  8.2

                  That the following were provided: a good breakfast; towels; a kettle & tea/coffee etc

                  The bed-mattress was lumpy.

                • Family with children
                  4.2

                  This hotel is going through a refurb so our family room was not at its best and the photograph on the web site was very different. We had to go to another hotel for breakfast which was very small so we had to wait outside for a table. Would not stay again although staff very nice.

                • Couple
                  7.4

                  Room was small but ok for a short stay. Staff were friendly but I had to ask 5 times for an iron. Would stay here again as a last resort.

                • Single
                  7.4

                  Room nice and clean and recently upgraded

                  Breakfast could be better - Get rid of the cheap white bread and the pale cheap eggs

                • Single
                  4.6

                  The bed was conforable and the rest of the room was not quite as bit as the bed!!!

                  I alwats take sleeping tablets (prescribed) but I was awoken about every hour as people in either one or two rooms the same size as mie. It was like a "knocking shop" with people leaving and returning. I actually left at 1.0pm the first day and there was no-one to report the situation to. I could not even ask for a return of money for a second night. Just under £100 is very, very expensive and tey didn't even offer a full English breakfast.

                • Group of friends
                  5.8

                  Great location and clean

                  Very small room, very noisy externally. And no toilet rolls!

                • Family with children
                  5.0

                  Very close to KingX station

                  Reception and breakfast place were not located at the block we were staying. The staff said our booked room was flooded and we had no choice but carried our 5 large luggage the 2nd and 3rd (without life and any help from the staff). They promised to give us a room on the ground floor as we requested but failed to do so simply saying that their colleague did not write it down.

                • Older travelers
                  6.6

                  Excellant location for Kings cross etc

                  Didn't like having to queue outside for breakfast at the Albion Hotel. If it had rained we would have been in trouble. The kitchen facilities are too small to serve 5 hotels, which apparantly was the cause of the queues although I must say for a small kitchen they did remarkably well. And the breakfast was adequate. As we were a mature couple we found it very difficult to climb the stairs to room 20 with our suitcases,

                • Family with children
                  5.0

                  Location. Comfy beds.

                  Small and scruffy, shower was cold and the size of a litterbox. Never got to the breakfast as it was allways full and you had to wait in the street with pouring rain. Did get a glimpse of the actual breakfastroom and maybe it was better that we had to eat elsewhere..

                • Family with children
                  7.4

                  A comforable modern decorated property which is located approx. 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross Station. We were on a city break weekend with 2 children and this meant very easy access to various locations around london via the Tube.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Excelsior Hotel - London London location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                42 Argyle Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8AL

                Get directions
                City Center
                • London
                  2.6 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Saint Pancras International Station
                  300 m
                • Kings Cross Station
                  300 m
                Underground stations
                • Saint Pancras/Kings Cross Station
                  300 m
                • Kings Cross St. Pancras
                  300 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Bella Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
                  30 m
                • McGlynn's Free House
                  60 m
                Beaches
                • Shell Beach
                  2.2 km
                • Rushy Bay
                  2.2 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  26