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Overview of The Columbia

The Columbia

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Hyde Park

7.6/10 Good

1,007 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €121
Price available on 08/03/2023
95-99 Lancaster Gate, London, England, W2 3NS

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Hyde Park - 6 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 18 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 19 min walk
  • Natural History Museum - 26 min walk
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre - 36 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 39 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 43 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 8 min drive
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 4 min drive
  • Harrods - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 25 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 37 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 41 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 88 min drive
  • London Paddington Station - 9 min walk
  • London (QQP-Paddington Train Station) - 10 min walk
  • Marylebone Station - 25 min walk
  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • Queensway Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Bayswater Underground Station - 10 min walk


  • Sheila's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Halepi - 3 min walk
  • The Mitre - 3 min walk
  • Craven Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Tukdin - 5 min walk

About this property

The Columbia

The Columbia puts you within a 10-minute drive of Hyde Park and Marble Arch. Other features include a bar/lounge and a garden. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Lancaster Gate Underground Station is 5 minutes and Queensway Underground Station is 7 minutes.


English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 10 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


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


  • Built in 1865
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Self-parking costs GBP 10 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; 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) guidelines.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Columbia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Columbia 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Columbia?
As of 5 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Columbia on 8 March 2023 start from €121, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Columbia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 The Columbia?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The Columbia?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 10 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Columbia?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Columbia and nearby?
The Columbia has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Columbia?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Craven Cafe (3-min walk), Tukdin (5-min walk) and Laurents (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Columbia like?
The Columbia is in London City Centre, a short 5-minute walk from Lancaster Gate Underground Station and 6 minutes' walk from Hyde Park. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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8/10 Very good

Brendan, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jonathan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location, Location, Location
Amazing location, within 5 mins walk of all transport links. Building and entrance amazing as you arrive. There are parts that are a little tired and could do with refurb. The lift and surrounding areas being an example. Our room had creaky floors, but part of the charm of this hotel is it's character and age of the building(s). Just found it amusing and not an issue. It is exactly as it is described on their website, independent, with loads of character, therefore some anomalies and Yes the bathroon suite is avocado green!! Would definitely stay again.
R, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The Columbia is a 2 star property according to the desk clerk. It provides towels, but not hand towels or face clothes. The lift was broken. Our room was on the 4th floor and was in need of repair. The furniture had holes and the ceiling was water stained, cracked and has signs of mildew. The window would not close so there was a breeze. The breakfast was basic but adequate. Expedia lists this property as a 3-star hotel. It is not. We don't know what other rooms were like. The location is great however. Across the street from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and a 5 minute walk to the underground.
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6/10 Good

Enter at your own risk ….
The staff were friendly enough. The hotel was cheap and very well situated. But Sometimes you really do get what you paid for . The hotel is very very dated . Iv read previous comments about it’s meant to be traditional etc . It’s really not ,it’s very very run down . We had a 4x single bed room . The beds were uncomfortable , to be fare to them they were clean to the naked eye , until my son pointed out his bet sheet was coming off his duvet . The duvet looked like it had been found by the side of the road . It was covered in yellow stains. Carpets were ripped . Walls are paper thin . The bar was hired out for a private function that had dance music blaring out until 2.30am . Not good . Bathroom smelt like no man had managed to hit the target for a good couple of years. I get it’s cheap and it’s a amazing location , BUT for me its a big NO for a repeat stay . You live and learn . Such a shame
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location Easy to get around The place was awesome in its day It was what i was expecting Thanks
Linda, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Location awesome to get around Hotel was beautiful in its day Needs some tender loving care Well worth what you paid I would stay again Thanks
Linda, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Sam, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The location of this property is great. Between 2 Tube stations and walking distance to 2 others. Directly across from Hyde park and easy access to a number of Hop On - Hop Off bus stops. The hotel is quiet and the staff are very friendly. This would not be a good hotel if you have mobility issues or are travelling with heavy luggage and the lifts are between floors so you would at least need to do 5 steps (as we had to) when you take the lift to the 2nd floor and you have a second floor room. I do plan on staying here again the next time we are in London.
Linda, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

hussein, 2-night trip
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