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The Sumner Hotel
Ranked #157 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Jacksonville, FL
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“A great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 14 July 2009

We chose The Sumner on the basis of outstanding TripAdvisor reviews and it entirely lived up to our high expectations. It is thoughtfully laid out, very well appointed, scrupulously clean. Three of us (me, my son, his 13-year-old son) shared a King Twin room with an extra bed and, though it was predictably cozy, we were quite comfortable. There are many things to like about The Sumner (convenient Marble Arch location, more-than-satisfactory complimentary breakfast, free broadband access on the computer in the lounge, etc.)---but its greatest asset is its staff. From first email contact to checkout and beyond, the hotel personnel were efficient, unfailingly friendly and as helpful as could be.

  • Stayed June 2009
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2009

After arriving in London after a long haul flight it was delightful to be welcomed to the Sumner Hotel. Good rooms, good service, good breakfast and a great location. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Loved the cups ot tea delivered to the room after a very busy day sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

My wife and I returned to London where we spent our honeymoon years ago. We found the Sumner to be a great little hotel. We stayed in a nice size deluxe queen room, tastefully decorated, with a firm bed, armoire, and flat screen TV. The bathroom had a shower and was spotless. Breakfast was very good and included eggs, sausage or bacon, cereals, and great coffee. The Sumner has free internet access, with a 110V line available in the wall adjacent to the desk for an easy laptop connection. The hotel is located about a 5 minute walk to the Marble Arch tube station, and is a short cab ride to both Paddington Station (connection with Heathrow airport train) and St Pancras (Eurostar Station). It was also an easy ride to the West End, where we spent our evenings. Great location, nice accommodations, and helpful staff make the Sumner a great choice to stay in London!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

The room was very nice and a nice size for London. It was a little expensive, but I believe that is par for the course when traveling to London. The location was great...right next to Hyde Park and the Marble Arch tube station (we would just make a short walk to this tube station whenever we would go out for the day). The breakfast was very good; buffet style with an assortment of foods (eggs, beans, cereal toast, yogurt, juice). The staff was very nice and accomodating whenever we had questions. The seating area in the front of the hotel is very classy with several travel books available to use during your stay. The computer with internet in this room was definately a plus and was available most of the time throughout our visit.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 25 June 2009

Highly recommended. We stayed at The Sumner on New Years Eve Dec 07 / Jan 09 and its a gorgeous small friendly hotel right in the heart of 'old fashioned' London. When you look out of your room window Its like stepping on to the Mary Poppins film set. Gorgeous rooms and lobby area. Clean, friendly, quite hotel with security entry into the main building. Nice cozy warm rooms for a wintery new years eve. Perfect distance to Hyde Park/Oxford street and tube stations. Just perfect all round! Will stay there again and again.

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 18 June 2009

I have been to London twice on "college buddy" trips ten years ago. This time (March 2009) I was there with my wife. Previously I had stayed at hostels; but finally chose a hotel this go around.

What a find! I am a member of Best Western points club, but could not find a favorable location based on other Trip Advisor reviews and price. We stumbled on The Sumner through a ton of online searches.

We arrived earlier in the day than expected and our room was already to go. Marble Arch area is great. In actuality, this location is between Marble Arch and St. Christopher's part of town. Very easy (few blocks) walk to Marble Arch tube station.

Room was great (ours was on the back side and quiet). Bathroom was large compared to many of the London bathrooms. Electrical outlets were configured to all types.

We learned that the owner recently purchased the building and the one next to it, combined the two, and gutting everything to create the hotel. Everythnig is new, modern, and very very clean. Because everything was gutted and built from scratch, the rooms are large and "make sense" (unlike many hotel rooms in GB that retro-fit an old apartment into three hotel rooms). Although the hotel was filled, we rarely saw any other guests. My wife and I are still amazed at how little the cost was too!

We will always stay here,

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kitchener
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2009

We stayed at the Sumner in May of 2009. W|e had a large room (15 sq) overlooking the front of the hotel. The large windows opened up to the street but unfortunately there were no screens so we had to close them in the evening. It was a nice surprise that North American electrical appliances worked in the already adapted plugs. The room was comfortable, the bathroom adequate but extremely small. A small bar fridge would greatly have enhanced our visit as ice was not readily available. The breakfast was excellent considering this was part of the already reasonable hotel rate. The coffee was great - this was in fact the only place we had a decent coffee in England and the selection for breakfast was lovely. The only negative comments I would have would be to do with the foyer area - it looks very unwelcoming - dark hallway - leading to back of townhouse - would have been better to change the sitting area at the front into the reception area. The staff were efficient, and helpful but not very outgoing/friendly - perhaps this was due to a language problem. Previous reviewers were correct in that it is a marvelous location and only a five minute walk to Marble Arch tube station - there are two convenience stores on the way to the tube to pick up refreshments (beer and wine as well). There are many restaurants in the neighbourhood but we found at the end of May the lineups were quite long. We did find a wonderul Italian restaurant one block south and a few blocks west of the Sumner called the Biagis Restaurant - the food was wonderful, the service excellent and the price very reasonable. The airport transportation we arranged thru the Sumner was prompt and efficient - good value - no hassles. All is all, we would recommend the Sumner and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Sumner Hotel
Address: 54 Upper Berkeley Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7QR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Marylebone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#71 Family Hotel in London
#94 Romantic Hotel in London
#117 Business Hotel in London
#128 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sumner Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Sumner Hotel. The Sumner has the intimate charm of an elegant hotel. Located in the heart of London within strolling distance of Oxford Street shopping, the bright lights of West End, and the tranquility of Hyde Park. The Sumner is a brand new townhouse hotel located in the heart of London and features award winning management. Part of an 1820s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards whilst also preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics. About The Sumner: The Sumner is a townhouse hotel located in the heart of London, and features the same award winning management as its sister hotel, Five Sumner Place. Part of an 1820s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards whilst also preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics. Tradition is combined with modern comfort, and all rooms are designer decorated and luxuriously appointed. They all feature air conditioning, widescreen LCD, LED/3D TVs, free Broadband, as well as all traditional amenities. For those guests wishing to indulge in something extra special, we provide in addition to our standard rooms a number of larger Deluxe rooms that have been custom designed with Italian Ligne Rosset furniture. The hotels centrepiece is an intimate and elegant sitting room with an original fireplace and timber flooring, the perfect place to enjoy a drink before or after any excursion into the centre London, which literally lies on the hotels doorstep. Located less than five minutes walk from Marble Arch Tube station and Oxford Street, a five minute taxi ride from Paddington station from which the Heathrow Express service runs, and five minutes walk from the tranquility of Hyde Park the hotel is positioned so as to provide you with the choicest mix of excitement, convenience and comfort. The Sumner is at the centre of all that is great about London, and our knowledgeable staff will be able to advise you on all the best places to go and the best things to see. The Sumner is a brand new townhouse hotel located in the heart of London. Part of an 1830s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards, preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics and combining contemporary luxurious design with warm friendly and attentive service. Sumner Hotel Location: How to find us: By tube: The nearest London Underground station is Marble Arch. From the station turn right on Oxford Street and go first right into Great Cumberland Place. Then turn third left into Upper Berkeley Street and continue for approx 100 m - we are at number 54 on the left. By car: Marble Arch is conveniently situated close to the A5, A40(M), A41 and A4(M) and can easily be reached from the Heathrow, Stansted and Luton airports. The Sumner Hotel is 9.0 Miles away from the London City Airport. ... more   less 
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