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"The history with this Hotel is amazing. The Staff was outstanding and went above and beyond to help us! Great place to stay! " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Hyde Park

Heart of London

A stay at this London City Centre hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Hyde Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Royal Albert Hall. Marble Arch and Oxford Street are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Bar/lounge

This hotel features a bar/lounge, free WiFi in public areas, and a garden. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Economy Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$102* Per night/room Aug 31 - Sep 1

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Columbia ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Columbia

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The history with this Hotel is amazing. The Staff was outstanding and went above and beyond to help us! Great place to stay!

Posted by , from Kansas on Sep 27, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 13, 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely lobby and nice breakfast and breakfast area Rooms just OK Good value for money

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018

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2 out of 5

It Was OK but Never Again

Pros: Friendly's staff and great location
Cons: Update the decor, put air conditioners for some sort of climate control in the rooms. Provide washcloths for the guests
Location: The hotel is very close to food, shops, bus and underground stations. Near Kensington Gardens which is a wonderful place relax or go for a run.
Pros: Great location Very courteous and friendly staff Staff did a very good job in cleaning the room Included a continental breakfast Free WiFi Hair dryer provided in room. Cons: No washcloths provided in the bathrooms No climate control in the rooms and only one window. It got very humid and stuffy. Outdated and kind of tacky decor and the rug in my room stank. The curtain in my room did not close all the way. I had to manipulate it in a certain way in order to have privacy. The free WiFi may not work in your hotel room. You may have to go down to the first floor. When we arrived, our room was not ready. We had to wait four hours. So, all in all, I would not stay here again. This is not a reflection on the staff but the hotel's owner(s).

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2017

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2 out of 5

Columbia Hotel Review

Pros: Nicely decorated. Very good breakfast. Quiet.
Cons: Have wifi available in rooms, have luggage trolley available, add air conditioning and improve lifts.
Location: There is not nearly the amount of food and restaurants nearby as is typical with hotels in London.
Pros: Nicely decorated. Very good breakfast. Quiet. Cons: Lack of air conditioning. WiFi unavailable in hotel rooms. No luggage trolley. No one showed us to our room or helped us with our luggage. Food and restaurants are not as close to hotel as expected in London. There were no microwaves or refrigerators. The lift bounced up and down which called into it's safety.

Posted by , from Sacramento CA, USA on Jun 15, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

The Columbia offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The business-friendly The Columbia also features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star London hotel.

  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Built in 1865
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: London (QQP-Paddington Train Station) (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Lancaster Gate Underground Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

The Columbia offers 100 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and change of towels can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Change of towels (on request)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines We're Good To Go (UK)
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Hotel Names

  • Columbia Hotel London
  • Columbia London
  • Columbia Hotel
  • The Columbia Hotel
  • The Columbia London
  • The Columbia Hotel London

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.