The Excelsior Hotel is part of the Kings Cross Hotels Group .

The Group has 3 hotels all located in the same street each next to the other , all in Argyle Square , Kings Cross , Central London WC1. All the hotels overlook Argyle Square Gardens. The hotel is located directly opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras International train station.

Our location is truly unbeatable .


The Excelsior Hotel is set in a Georgian Townhouse ; and was originally built in 1725- the building was originally a private house for a wealthy English family . The buildng is set on 5 floors : Basement,Ground,First,Second and Third Floors. 

The Building is a Grade II listed building and is protected by English Heritage. Many of the original features still remain in the hotel. The building does not have an elevator because of the strict conservation laws that govern listed buildings.

Over the years the building has changed from a private house , to a museum and then to flats and has now been restored and refurbished as a small budget hotel.

The  Management 

The Excelsior Hotel is a modern Bed and Breakfast hotel with 25 rooms ranging from  singles ; petit doubles ; doubles ; twins;Quads ; Quins ; Appartments and basic rooms.

All our rooms are ensuite ( except the basic rooms )and there is Free Wifi throughout the building with acces points on each and every floor.There is a strong internet connection in everyone of our rooms. We do not charge for this service as we believe it is your right to free internet access .

The team at the The Excelsior Hotel are focused on the service we provide to you our guest . Our team is young and enthusiastic and enjoy serving and helping our guests. We can help you with anything you need at any time of the day.

Hotel Services 

All our rooms are cleaned and serviced daily by our house keeping department. 

Linen and Towels : Your room has linen and towels already provided for your use; we will change these for you every third day you are here. If you require new towels and new linen before this time there is small fee of £1 per towel and £5 for a full linen change.

Rooms are ready from 1400 hrs daily , on arrival you can leave your luggage with us for free in our locked luggage room. On departure we can also hold your bags for you for a small fee of £1 per bag per day.

Our reception is open 24 hrs a day and is located in the Melville Hotel , 38 & 39 Argyle Square; about 5 houses away from The Excelsior Hotel.


We reccomend not driving to us as we are extremely well connected; having Kings Cross train station and St Pancras Interantional train station literally on our doorstep.

If indeed you need your car then : You will have to firstly pay the Congestion Charge as we are located within the congestion charge zone . 

There is free parking on our street anywhere from : Monday - Friday from 1830 until 0800 hrs . All other hours there are parking bays avaialbe for £4 per hour and a 2 hr maximum stay length. Saturday from 1430 is free until Monday morning 0800.

There is also an NCP car park on Judd Street ( adjacent to us ) and the cost is £25 per day approx.



  • 24h front desk
  • Night porter
  • Tourist information
  • Concierge
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wifi access available
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea kettle



  • Safety deposit box
  • Baggage porters
  • Ironing
  • Conference Room
  • Parking (at a fee, free on weekends during certain hours )
  • Meeting Room


The Excelsior Hotel in London is one of the best low cost hotels in Kings Cross, close to the British Museum and the Underground station. Its 25 rooms, which are compact and well-furnished, offer the most economical way of visting London to our guests. We are located just a few seconds from Kings Cross and St pancras International train station.

Recently rennovated, the Excelsior Hotel with its elegant interiors, offers you a reception service happy to provide you with useful advice to get around London and get to know the characteristics and unique places which have made this capital unique.


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42 Argyle Square - London - WC1H 8AL United Kingdom - T.
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