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Royal National Hotel

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Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks
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Room amenity
Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks

Overview of Royal National Hotel

Royal National Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near The British Museum
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

4,424 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum - 9 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 21 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 26 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 26 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 26 min walk
  • Thames River - 32 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 33 min walk
  • London Eye - 36 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 36 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 41 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 42 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 49 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 59 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 93 min drive
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 10 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 14 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 9 min walk
  • Euston Square Underground Station - 9 min walk


  • Russell Square Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Marquis of Cornwallis - 3 min walk
  • Blooms Pizza Cafe - 1 min walk
  • Burr & Co - 2 min walk
  • Pret a Manger - 3 min walk

About this property

Royal National Hotel

Royal National Hotel puts you just a 5-minute drive from The British Museum and Trafalgar Square. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Blooms Cafe, which serves pizza. Also, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus are within a short drive. Fellow travelers like that it's just a short walk to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes away and Euston Underground Station is 9 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 1358 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (GBP 24.00 per day)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop

Working away

  • 5 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Blooms Cafe - This café specializes in pizza.
The London Pub - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • Covered self parking costs GBP 24.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Royal National Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Royal National Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal National Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Royal National Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Royal National Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 24.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal National Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Royal National Hotel?
Yes, Blooms Cafe offers pizza.
What's the area around Royal National Hotel like?
Royal National Hotel is in London City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Russell Square Underground Station and 9 minutes' walk from The British Museum. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for public transport.







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8/10 Very Good

Paul, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pricy for what you got.
I found the hotel to be nice but outdated. I thought the price was high for what you got, but it seems like everything is very pricy these days. Service was good from all staff that we worked with. Good location for us while in London on vacation. Our room was clean.
Todd, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sheng Huei, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fab place to stay
Great rooms plenty of space staff were great too
Janine, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

ILANGOH, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Mary, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, good location
Second time staying, hotel is in an ideal location with easy walking distance from Kings Cross, to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The hotel is clean, staff very friendly. Can’t comment on breakfast this time around as I didn’t have it. But did the first time I stayed and was nice.
Jonathan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fiona, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wendy, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great stay, would recommend.
Hotel was perfectly situated for our trip to the west end. Also within walking distance of all main tourist attractions in the city. Our room was spacious, clean and well equipped. Beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was modern. Staff were friendly and professional. Some roadside noise late at night from traffic and the road outside but it’s to be expected in a city centre. Would happily stay again next time if I’m the city.
Amy, 1-night family trip
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