King’s Cross boasts a huge selection of hotels and accommodation available to suit both the luxury and budget traveller. Here are some of the best options to choose from:
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – This fabulously grand Victorian Gothic hotel was built in 1873 and is now one of Britain’s most important historic hotels. The luxury five-star accommodation offers guests lavish decor, with the elegant rooms boasting state-of-the-art coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and plush bedding. Guests can enjoy food at one of the hotels excellent fine-dining restaurants and sip Victorian-inspired cocktails at the hotel bar. There is also a award-winning spa, stunning indoor pool and well-equipped fitness centre.
Clink78 – This modern hostel is the perfect place for budget travellers, with well-equipped dormitory rooms from just £12 per night! Housed in a 200-year-old courthouse, this vibrant youth hostel is set in a fantastic location and is less than a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross train station. Mixed-gender or female-only dorms offer privacy screens, lockers and free Wi-Fi, plus shared bathrooms. Private rooms are also available, with some having en suite facilities. Guests can enjoy the shared lounge with TV, plus a bar and kitchen area.
Great Northern – The five-star Great Northern sits adjacent to Kings Cross station and is another historical landmark hotel. This Grade II listed building opened in 1854 and has been skillfully renovated into one of London’s finest boutique luxury hotels. Lavishly designed rooms feature beautifully handcrafted furniture and original decor, with luxury Lefroy-Brooks bathrooms. All rooms are acoustically soundproofed, and include HDTVs and entertainment packages, as well as coffee machines and mini fridges. Each floor has a pantry offering complimentary cakes, drinks and books. Guests can also enjoy three stylish bars and a Modern British restaurant, as well as a business centre.
The Megaro – This stylish boutique hotel is located in an unbeatable location, directly opposite Kings Cross Station. The interior is consistently modern with statement furniture and high ceilings throughout. The colourful bedrooms feature vibrant designer fittings and en suite bathrooms with rainforest showers, flat-screen TVs, espresso machines and fully-stocked minibars. There is a stylish restaurant and a New-York style underground bar specialising in vintage cocktails.
The California – This is another great value choice and provides an ideal alternative to some of the more expensive hotels in the area. The hotel has 60 en suite rooms spread across across four Georgian townhouses. The rooms are small, but comfortable and modern ,with new wood panelling and contemporary decor. The bar area and lobby have retained most of the building’s original architectural features, and have been finished with Art Deco touches in the form of mirrors and lighting.
Pullman – London’s only branch of the business-oriented international chain is situated just a five-minute walk from King’s Cross station. This modern four-star hotels creates a luxurious feel through its contemporary decor, muted tones and fine furnishings. Rooms situated on the upper floors boast stunning skyline views, and all rooms feature free wifi, Bose iPod docks and coffee machines. The hotel’s Golden Arrow restaurant and bar serves a delicious Modern European menu and offers fantastic business facilities, including 17 private meeting rooms.