Hotel President 3 Stars

  56-60 Guildford Street - WC1N 1DB - London, United Kingdom View Map
Location: Bloomsbury / Strand / Euston / King's Cross

From US$ 101.00(?) Book

Great location for a charming hotel with a long history: the Beatles stayed here back in 1963. The President Hotel, right in the heart of Russell Square and Bloomsbury, is the ideal option if you wish to book a central accommodation in London. Not only the President is close to the main underground and train stations, making easy to move around the city, but also it offers a strategic position to explore the main city's attractions: the British Museum, the British Library, the Senate House, the Camden Market, Piccadilly Circus, Regents Park, the London Zoo, the University College of London, the City and so on. Last, but not least the President Hotel is a very good choice for those travelling on a budget.

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Hotel Details


The President is a contemporary, elegant and modern hotel. It has a long history and, in 1963, the Beatles have stayed there. Among the services available there are a bar, restaurant and parking (for a fee). The hotel does not accept changes of names, once the reservation is made.


The President has 523 rooms, many of which overlook the famous Russell Square. The rooms are equipped with satellite TV, radio, wifi (on request), set for preparation of tea and coffee and a private bathroom with possibility of hair dryer (on request).


It's located in the heart of Russell Square, in Bloomsbury area. Is strategically located in London, perfect to visit the most interesting attractions of the city such as the British Museum, Charles Dickens Museum, British Library, Oxford Street, Camden Market, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, London Zoo, University College London, the City and more. The nearest metro station is located just a minute far from the hotel.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Internet Point
  •  Lifts 4
  •  Check-in at From 14:30
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Bus Parking
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Authorized coach parking
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 175
  •  Twin rooms 161
  •  Double rooms 187
  •  Triple rooms 20

The Hotel President is perfect for who wants to travel by car. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. The Hotel President offers a laundry service. The Hotel President offers wellness features. The hotel is suitable for large and small groups. The hotel is ideal for both large and small groups wishing to saty there.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Flat Iron
  •  Radio

The Hotel President offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel President rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers its guests the use of an iron. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 55 MIN
  • Railway Station: EUSTON
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Underground: RUSSELL SQUARE
  • Time to the Subway: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 2.5 KM
  • Time to the city center: 15 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 35 KM
  • Distance from Underground: 0.5 KM
  • Fair site: EXCEL
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Brentwood, United States

Very Good: 3.6/5 More Details

Bit noisy in the morn

The room was adequate. the location was decent, close to the underground. we found some decent restaurants nearby. room was small but big enough.

Nundah, Australia

Average: 2.3/5 More Details

The most consistently unfriendly staff we've met

With the exception of the porter, the rest of the staff at this very average hotel were unhelpful and unfriendly in the extreme.

Coorparoo, Australia

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

President hotel russell square london

Would definitely recommend this hotel. great price for the location. close to russell square tube station which is on the piccadily line so you can catch the tube directly to and from heathrow. also one stop from kings cross station. good breakfast.



Jersey, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

3 day visit

I was fortunate to have a refurbished room which was comfortable and clean.
helpful and courteous staff.

Bolton, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Regular short stayer.

We choose for location - we have been there a few times before enroute to europe. glad to see they are updating the facilities - this was overdue as the dining room and bar were old fashioned. much better now. only complaint with staff having on the job training they were slow at reception and the bar staff were (although busy) not giving proper attention or service to customers.



Framingham, Ma, United States

Good: 2.8/5 More Details

Could be better.

My room was on the 7th floor; the lift goes to 6 and then you walk up the remaining flight. the room appeared to be new. the bed was very firm but comfortable. like others, i found the continental breakfast to be pretty thin. the full english breakfast looked far better. the shower enclosure leaked, so the bathroom floor was always flooded at the end of my shower even when i was especially careful to avoid splashing. however, there was plenty of very hot water and great water pressure for the 7th floor. the electric power went off three times during my five-night stay. also, i used wake-up calls to get up each morning, but they failed to call me one morning, making me late. the biggest problem was that this hotel has no wi-fi at any price. if you want it, they send you to one of the sister hotels 1-3 blocks down the street, but even then i couldn't make it work. the cafe/bar is supposed to have wi-fi and i succeeded in connecting to their network, but all i could get was "server not found" for everything i tried to do. if internet and email are important to you, do not stay at the president! the hotel is extremely convenient to the russell square tube stop, and the price is good, but if you look at other options in the immediate area, you'll find at least one that is cheaper, with a full breakfast, and great wi-fi. overall, i wouldn't stay at the president again.



Freshwater, United Kingdom

Good: 2.7/5 More Details

Ok for one night...

...not brilliant, but was cheap so what can you really expect?

to be honest, won't be staying here again.

Montrose, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.7/5 More Details

President art deco

I found the hotel had a good, pleasant atmosphere. the food was very adequate when i asked staff what to do. the art deco bar is a hoot!

Helston, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Tim review

Ok hotel good location . breakfast a scramble

Guernsey, United Kingdom

Average: 1.9/5 More Details


Very disappointing in fact. i was recommended this hotel by a colleague who had stayed there. he must have partaken of the amber nectar a bit too much. the hotel is very dated and expensive for what it is.....certainly a very poor 3 star! it seems that the prices across london doubled for the olympics and have not gone back to what they should be. the bright red carpet halfway up the walls in the lifts is the first giveaway about the hotel. the room was poorly decorated and the tv on the wall didn't hide the holes where the previous bracket had been. the window had to be kept closed at night to keep the noise of the machinery out, and they didn't even provide any shower gel! to cap it all the nearby tube station (which was one of the reasons we chose the hotel)was shut. would i stay there again? no!! and then they charge you 50p to leave your case for the day! the staff were the only good thing there.



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