The Royal National Hotel

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

Overview of The Royal National Hotel

The Royal National Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near The British Museum

7.8/10 Good

1,687 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is €157
Price available on 18/07/2022
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 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
  • Lift
  • Bath or shower
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 3 min walk
  • The British Museum - 9 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road - 10 min walk
  • Shaftesbury Avenue - 11 min walk
  • Theatreland - 12 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 12 min walk
  • King's College London - 15 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 17 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 17 min walk
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 40 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 42 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 48 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 49 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 98 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

About this property

The Royal National Hotel

The Royal National Hotel puts you in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Blooms Cafe, which serves pizza. This upmarket hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. Fellow travellers like that it's only 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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 1630 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 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 on-site self-parking (GBP 24.00 per day)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Working away

  • 5 meeting rooms


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


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English

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

  • Bath or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Blooms Cafe – This café specialises in pizza.
The London Pub – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine. Open daily.
The Meeting Place – On-site bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 10 and GBP 15 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • 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 sanitiser; 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. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Royal National London
Royal National
Hotel National Royal
Royal National Hotel London, England
National Hotel London
Royal National Hotel London
Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel Hotel
The Royal National Hotel London
The Royal National Hotel Hotel London

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Clean and fresh great for a nights stay
Looks brand new, very comfortable and clean. Highly recommend. The only thing to note is that I believe the hotel is near a nightclub… possibly underground. Much could be heard through the night until 5am. It didn’t appear to be coming from inside the hotel. Just a warning if you are a light sleeper.
Alexandra, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Location
Our stay was pretty good. The room was as described online. The beds were comfortable, the room was very clean and the location was great. Our main problem was with the Wi-Fi. We could only connect for a few minutes at a time and the signal was pretty week. I would definitely stay here again if the internet was updated.
Colleen, 5-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Chenxiao, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Ok... but nothing more
Booked the Royal National Hotel last minute for a business stay. The price was reasonable for London but I suppose you get what you pay for. The room was quite spacious but at the end of a labyrinth of corridors that weren't the easiest to navigate and had minimal signage. The bed wasn't very comfortable and the room was quite loud during the night with noise from the street outside and people in the corridors. However, on the plus side the shower was good and had quality toiletries. In summary it was ok... but nothing more. Would most likely choose somewhere else in future.
Iain, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Hotel has a great location. Rooms are clean. But that is about it. There is no air con in the room which makes it impossible to sleep at night especially in the summer months. Very very noisy even with windows closed. I had booked a city sleeper room but when we got to our room it wasn’t. I called reception and they told me that that was up to me to tell reception on check in which room I booked (didn’t realise I had to tell the hotel how to do their job). Only positive is the location and cleanliness. If your looking to party all through the night it’s perfect as you won’t need sleep.
Áine, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Comfortable hotel. Poor hygiene
An unplanned overnight stay due to cancelled flight. No soap at all in the bathroom.This is not acceptable. Could not wash our hands before leaving the room and using the lift
Jean, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

wing sum, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

London weekend stay
Lovely rooms and great breakfast choice. Service excellent. Rooms don’t have aircon so it was a little warm and a little noisy with the windows open. Decent value all round.
Richard, 1-night trip
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