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  • Type And Size
  • 2 Star Hotel
  • Independent Hotel
  • 25 rooms
42 Argyle Square London Kings Cross WC1H 8AL

Excelsior Hotel

Set in a Georgian townhouse in a peaceful square, yet just 3 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras’ excellent transport links, Excelsior Hotel offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in Central London. You’ll be charmed by the original features of this Grade II listed building that dates back to 1725, and impressed by the modern amenities like FREE WiFi throughout. The knowledgeable staff and concierge will happily provide tourist information and tips to help make your stay memorable.

The 25 clean and compact guestrooms at Excelsior Hotel have flat screen TVs and a range of amenities. To keep costs down you can stay in one of the basic rooms with access to shared bathroom facilities, or book an ensuite single, double, twin, quad or room for five people for the luxury of a private bathroom. In a selection of rooms you will find tea and coffee making facilities, a radio, hairdryer, desk, safety deposit box, trouser press, ironing facilities, and iPod docking station.


From your central location at Excelsior Hotel in a quiet garden square you’ll be able to walk to many of London’s top attractions. The British Museum and leafy squares of Bloomsbury are within easy reach, where you can visit the Charles Dickens’ Museum. You can simply hop on a tube at Kings Cross St Pancras, just a 3-minute walk away, to travel across the rest of the capital and see the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. You could even travel to France and Belgium on Eurostar from the station!

Excelsior Hotel Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Alarm Clock Radio / All News Channel / Central Heating / Coffee/Tea Maker / Colour Television / Concierge / Desk / Family Friendly / Fire Escape / Hairdryer / Hotel Safe / In Room Safe / Internet Access in Rooms / Iron & Board / Luggage Storage / Movie Channel / Security Chain / Shower / Sitting Area / Smoke Detectors / Tea & Coffee / Toilet / Tour Desk / Tourist Information / Wake Up Service / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms


Excelsior Hotel offers FREE WiFi in guestrooms.


There is free parking on Argyle Square from Monday to Friday (from 18:30 GMT until 08:00 GMT).
All other hours there are parking bays available for £4.00 per hour and a 2 hour maximum stay length.
From Saturday 14:30 GMT until Monday morning 08:00 GMT: on-street parking is FREE.

There is also an NCP car park on Judd Street (close by) and the cost is approximately £25.00 per day.

Please note that Excelsior Hotel is located inside the London Congestion Charge Zone.


FREE for all children under 3 years of age using existing beds and all children under 2 years of age using a cot.
All bookings with children must be detailed in 'special requests' at the time of booking.
Extra rollaway beds are not available.

Other Services

Each room has linen and towels already provided for your use. These are changed every third day of stay.
Should you require new towels and new linen before this time there is small fee of £1.00 per towel and £5.00 for a full linen change.

Latest News

Excelsior Hotel have recently had a large renovation of the entire building and rooms . They have upgraded the rooms and facilities but also kept many of the original features which were present before.


Excelsior Hotel offers luggage storage.
You can leave your luggage with reception prior to your arrival for free.
On departure the Excelsior Hotel can also hold your bags for you for a small fee of £1.00 per bag per day.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00 GMT
Check out by: 10:00 GMT

The main reception is open 24 hrs a day and is located in the Melville Hotel , 38 & 39 Argyle Square (about 3 houses down the street).

TravelStay Prices and Discounts

Our Prices Book Excelsior Hotel from £32.00 per person on


By Train

Kings Cross St Pancras is the nearest underground station to Excelsior Hotel, served by the Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan and Victoria lines.

On Foot

Excelsior Hotel is only a 3-minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines). Leave the station onto Euston Road, turn right and cross over. Walk down Belgrove Street on your left, which becomes Argyle Square, and you will find Excelsior Hotel at number 42.

Excelsior Hotel Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 4'Good' Based on 6 Hotel Reviews
Steve, British

Excelsior Hotel was clean, helpful staff, easy and convenient

Julian Street, British

I was a little surprised when shown to my room by the guy at the check-in desk at Excelsior Hotel, that he took a look in the room first before opening the door fully. Maybe I'm looking at this a little simplistically, but I didn't expect that there should have been a need to check the room was empty prior to my taking occupancy. The room was warm, but so was the weather during that weekend. However, I did notice a draft on my head all night from the window, which did not shut quite tight. One of the power sockets in the room needed proper fixing to the wall and the kettle wouldn't boil without holding the switch down throughout. Plus points, the shower worked and was warm. The room was quiet, being on the top floor and there being not too many other residents. The loos were stocked with loo roll

Clive Timbrell, British

All that was wanted was a bed for the night. Room was small but also had an en-suite shower and toilet. It was serviceable and clean. Coffee and tea facilities. Excelsior Hotel is just around the corner from St Pancras International which was just what we wanted. Excellent value for the price and only the small size of the room wrong with it

Melanie, English

Room on the small side but if you're just using it to rest your head at night is perfectly adequate. Friendly staff and can't ask for better location near Kings Cross Station. Would book Excelsior Hotel again

Paul, British

Lovely staff, great location

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