The Sun Hotel

Sun StreetSG5 1AFHitchinUnited Kingdom

About The Sun Hotel

An historic former inn with, The The Sun Hotel Hotel is a charming and centrally located hotel which serves overnight guests and functions equally well, thanks to its tasteful appearance and convenient facilities.

There are 32 bedrooms available, all en-suite with TVs and hairdryers.

This 16th Century building used to be a coaching inn, and The The Sun Hotel Hotel has kept its decor appropriately classic at the same time as giving guests everything they would expect from a 21st Century hotel, such as Wi-Fi and function rooms for meetings and weddings.

The hotel has a restaurant and bar area, and separate bar called Cromwell’s which serves cask ale and fine wine.

Knebworth house is within easy driving distance, and the proximity to the town centre makes this a convenient hotel for exploring the museum, art gallery and other local attractions of Hitchin on foot.


Sun Street, SG5 1AF, Hitchin, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462432092 | Fax: +44 1462431488 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Service is friendly and professional.

You can expect to receive service with a smile at the Sun. Hotel employees maintain a high level of professionalism, and deal with any problems that arise in a quick and efficient manner. They are eager to help, and do a great job of making guests feel welcome.

The restaurant food is delicious.

The breakfast receives high praise from most reviewers, who appreciate the wide selection and especially like the English breakfast. You should also expect to eat well at other times of the day.

It’s in a handy central location.

The Sun is situated in the middle of Hitchin, which is an interesting old town to explore. There are frequent rail services from London and other cities, and the station is a short taxi ride away. Highway access to Hitchin is also easy, with the A1 and M1 both running nearby.

Negative Reviews

It can get noisy at times.

Being in such a central location, the Sun can be a bit noisy, particularly if you stay in a street-facing room. You might hear passersby around pub closing time, with Fridays and Saturdays attracting a louder crowd than other nights. Some reviewers also mention being disturbed by other guests talking loudly in the corridors late at night.

Parking is limited.

While the hotel offers free parking to guests, space is limited so you might find it hard to get a spot.

Room standards appear to vary a lot.

Many reviewers say their rooms are very comfortable and in excellent condition, while others indicate that it might be time to update the décor as well as the furniture and bathrooms. If possible, confirm when you’re booking that your room has been renovated recently. Also, be aware that some staircases in this old building are steep and narrow.

Rating Overview

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7.4 out of 10 based on 491 reviews