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Standard Plus Triple Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks
Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks
Standard Plus Double Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks
Standard Plus Triple Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets, alarm clocks

Overview of The Royal National Hotel

The Royal National Hotel

3-star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe British Museum9 min walk
  • Popular LocationOxford Street12 min walk
  • Popular LocationPiccadilly Circus12 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)47 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Royal National Hotel is located in London City Centre, a neighborhood in London, and is near a metro station. Buckingham Palace and The British Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Oxford Street and Westfield London Shopping Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at O2 Arena or Wembley Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes by foot and Euston Underground Station is 9 minutes.

What's nearby

  • The British Museum - 9 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 12 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 10 min drive
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 11 min drive
  • Piccadilly Circus - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 47 min drive


  • Pret A Manger - 2 min walk
  • Marquis Cornwallis - 3 min walk
  • Bloomsbury Coffee House - 3 min walk
  • Burger & Shake - 3 min walk
  • 49 Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Royal National Hotel

3-star eco-friendly hotel in the heart of London City Centre
Close to The British Museum and Leicester Square, The Royal National Hotel provides a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a restaurant. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • English breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and luggage storage
  • A vending machine, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance, 5 meeting rooms, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the WiFi and proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at The Royal National Hotel include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 30-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and heating

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.



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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • Blooms Cafe
  • The London Pub


  • Elevator
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 5


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels


  • 30-inch TV
  • Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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80% of travellers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: GBP 24.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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)
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
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

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Hotel Royal National
National Royal
National Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel National
Royal National
Royal National Hotel
Royal National Hotel London
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National London
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
Royal National Hotel London, England
The Royal National Hotel Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Is The Royal National Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Royal National Hotel?

As of Oct 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Royal National Hotel on Nov 6, 2022 start from CA $177.02, excluding 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.

How much is parking at The Royal National Hotel?

Self parking is available for GBP 24.00 per day.

What time is check-in at The Royal National Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Royal National Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Royal National Hotel located?

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University College London and The British Museum. Oxford Street and Leicester Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Russell Square Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Euston Underground Station is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal National Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Royal National Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal National Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1050 out of 3407 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 1205 out of 3407 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 606 out of 3407 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 345 out of 3407 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 201 out of 3407 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property very old and crammed. Rooms had a musty smell to them and beds were very uncomphy as you could feel the springs. Wifi barely worked in the room and called to complain to get it fixed and never did. Location was about the only positive of this place.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
good location and walking distance to attractions like British Museum, Chinatown .. check in process is effecient but have to wait 15 minutes before reaching the reception counter, with some people more than 30 minutes but may be in peak hours. should deploy more staff according to needs. wifi is almost unavailable in room. thought that might due to too many rooms for limited bandwidth. all hotel staff is attentive, keeping to restaurant.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Royal National is fine for what it is but know coming in that it is essentially a dorm room. It’s a step up from a hostel in that you have the privacy of a private room & bath but it has no updates or perks. The lobby is loud and it is loud when housekeeping is working on the floors but wasn’t loud when sleeping during my stay. It’s a good option in a great location if you are traveling on a budget & plan to only be in the hotel for sleep.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The front desk and housekeeping staff were mostly wonderful. The worst experience was the extremely hard pillows and NOISE from partiers on the street = broken sleep every night. Ask for a non-street side room. Breakfast buffet is very good, but it is packed!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only thing we did not like that it is cashless as they should give you an option whether you would like to pay by cash or card. Or at least they should advice you from before that they do not accept cash
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Front desk was friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Expedia needs to correct the photo of the check in desk & the name. They booked us into the “City Sleeper” which is a separate hotel in the same building. After waiting in a long line The Royal National Hotel couldn’t find us. We figured out from an email that it was the City Sleeper around the corner in the same lobby. Once we figured it out all was Ok. A nice clean property with a decent breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very good hotel in good location
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/5 Poor

Mike, Rugby
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
We were put into a disabled persons room for some reason! Shower too low, heatung noisy all night and traffic noise was bad. Crowded breakfast area and poor service. Nothing good about this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This is an older property but well kept and in a great location. The staff was very nice. My only real complaint is that the mattresses were basic hard innerspring and really tough on my back. The staff was kind enough to bring up four comforters to provide cushioning on top of the mattresses which helped. Also this hotel does not have air conditioned room. Luckily temps in London were cool so it was fine.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022