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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

3.0 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 neighbourhood in London, and is near a metro station. Buckingham Palace and The British Museum are cultural highlights, and travellers 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 for public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes on 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

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 information, 5 meeting rooms and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews say good things about the WiFi and proximity to public transport
Room features
All guest rooms at The Royal National Hotel have comforts, such as Laptop workspace, as well as Guest reviews say good things about the cleanliness, size rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 30-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and heating

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.



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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

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


  • Lift
  • 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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bath or shower
  • Towels


  • 30-inch TV
  • TV/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

Payment types at the property

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
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Royal National Hotel
Royal National Hotel London
Royal National London
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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 ?

As of 4 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 16 Oct 2022 start from €156.96, 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.

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?

Checkout 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 mile (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. 1045 out of 3382 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 1194 out of 3382 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 599 out of 3382 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 344 out of 3382 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 200 out of 3382 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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 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

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
location is the best thing about this hotel
Stayed 9 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Beds not comfortable
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This hotel was huge, apparently the largest in the UK. It was very busy. There were a lot of staff on hand for assistance. The floor of our room and the room itself had a very strong and unpleasant odour. The bathroom door was warped and wouldn't shut unless slammed.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

John, Secaucus
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Check in was a breeze. Front desk super nice and helpful. The cleaning staff was also helpful and did a nice job. However PM night security was often rude and pushy. Saying we were not guests one two occasions even though I showed them a room key and booking on my mobile phone. I have no issue showing proof but they were rude about it. Room itself was good! Wonderful area close to the tube and nice area to eat!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022