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This 17th century, luxury, boutique hotel is the only 4-star hotel in the centre of Lancaster, and is superbly situated in the heart of the city centre. The hotel was originally built in the 17th century and is the oldest bar/hotel still operating in Lancaster. With luxurious rooms and comfortable furnishings, the hotel is an ideal base for an upmarket stay in the city. The hotel is situated in the very centre of Lancaster, within yards of the castle and all the city's other attractions. St Martin’s College (University of Cumbria) and Lancaster University are both an easy commute from the hotel. The hotel regularly welcomes many visiting academics from both institutes.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.1
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
8.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lesley
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Dinner and breakfast choice was excellent.The room was spacious and comfortable.
  • Brian
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Staff were friendly & helpful. Room was lovely. Clean and comfortable. Food here though was outstanding. I loved the little call buttons in the restaurant
  • Kevin
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Good food, great selection of beers, good size rooms which were very comfortable

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Sun Hotel & Bar
    • Cuisine
      British • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of The Sun Hotel & Bar
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

The Sun Hotel & Bar takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 07:30 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Cash The Sun Hotel & Bar accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Due to the architectural nature of the building, there is no lift access to rooms. Staff are happy to help carry luggage.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Sun Hotel & Bar in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Sun Hotel & Bar

  • Check-in at The Sun Hotel & Bar is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Sun Hotel & Bar is 350 yards from the centre of Lancaster. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Sun Hotel & Bar offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at The Sun Hotel & Bar include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Suite

    • The prices at The Sun Hotel & Bar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The Sun Hotel & Bar has 1 restaurant:

      • Sun Hotel & Bar