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The Columbia

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Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of The Columbia

The Columbia

3.0 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
95-99 Lancaster Gate, London, England, W2 3NS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHyde Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationKensington Palace14 min walk
  • Popular LocationOxford Street18 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)41 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Columbia is located in London City Centre, a neighbourhood in London, and is near a metro station. Oxford Street and Westfield London Shopping Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Natural History Museum and London Eye. 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: Lancaster Gate Underground Station is 5 minutes on foot and Queensway Underground Station is 7 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Kensington Gardens - 1 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 6 min walk
  • Kensington Palace - 14 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 16 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • London Paddington Station - 9 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 37 min drive


  • 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

3-star hotel near Hyde Park
Marble Arch is located near The Columbia, which provides a garden, dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Self-parking (surcharge), multilingual staff and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Luggage storage, newspapers in the lobby and tour/ticket information
  • A 24-hour front desk and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and proximity to public transport
Room features
All 100 rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, electric kettles and heating


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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 10 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


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


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10 per night

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

You need to know

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)
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
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

This property does not have any lifts
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Columbia pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 26 Feb 2023 start from ₹8,560.95, 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 Columbia?

Self-parking is available for GBP 10 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Columbia?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

What time is check-out at The Columbia?

Checkout is at 11:30 AM.

Where is The Columbia located?

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Oxford Street and Marble Arch are also within 1 mile (2 km). Lancaster Gate Underground Station is only a 5-minute walk and Queensway Underground Station is 7 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Columbia and receive a full refund?

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




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked the park

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very friendly staff. Great location

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent stay - made to feel welcome. Room clean and had everything I needed. Great comms prior to stay. All in all - very impressed
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location Easy to get around The place was awesome in its day It was what i was expecting Thanks
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022