We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sun Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sun Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Sun Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 327: English reviews
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place is a little gem, I booked this as a birthday treat for my Hubby & to have a wind down after the Christmas frenzy. We upgraded to the 4 poster room, this was so ward and welcoming, the staff were really friendly and chatty, seemed genuinely interested in your conversations. FOOD What can I say ? OMG this...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Jacquishadowhunters
Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 4, 2015

We wandered into this pub early doors, 2/2/15, nice quiet, it is February, had a nice couple of pints, but had to call back for the Seafood tagliatelli it was fantastic, good food, good staff, thoroughly recommend the place

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dodgytash55
Cheshire
Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just got home after a group of us stayed this weekend. Lovely rooms, lovely food and most importantly lovely staff. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Great location, and looking forward to booking our next stay.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Linsey_Cwiklinski
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 18, 2015

Never taken to reviewing before, but I'm still angry at my treatment by staff at The Sun 12 hours after checking out, so... Arrived for 1 night stay at 8pm after 10 hour journey in snow from Devon. When shown to my room I was told it was the last room available and usually £145 so pretty happy with my...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Rob C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the Sun on New Year's Eve. Or rather we walked in and quickly retreated. I have fond memories of the Sun Inn and maybe that's the trouble, I was nostalgic for the warm country pub with character and charm I could remember but instead felt like I'd walked into any 'done up' bar in any town in the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank zakattack19
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to the Ship Inn for the NYE celebrations, tbh was expecting to be looked after better we arrived on the 30th Dec to one bar staff on waited felt like the whole pub was staring anyway finally was shown to our room which was dark but not as small as I was expecting due to previous reviews the bed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lindaluo
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We did not stay here or eat. But we saw that they had a singer on on the Friday night and thought we would pay a visit. Nice place but not alot of room for the singer and audience. The singer was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely like to visit again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank johnpurps
Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 30, 2014

Couldn't get into the Queens which was our first choice. Strange place the Sun, busy pub with some tables for dinner. The food was good quality, some strange taste sensations, but starters and mains reasonably priced and quality good. Desserts were disappointing, we sent them back. Service was very good.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Superally2007
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2014

First time we have stayed in Hawkshead and hadn't been in the Sun Inn beforehand but I was quietly impressed with the welcome we received from the landlord & lady. We were allocated room 7 which as others have touched on, is an attic room and therefore has low sloping ceilings which were not a big issue to us. Our...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Jonesy2005
Keighley
Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We tried here several years and were disappointed with the food. So we were anxious when family wanted to try here. However, we were really pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious, served with a smile, presented well and very reasonably priced. The only slight niggle was when asking if they had a menu, the lady remained propping up the bar,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank toptravellerKeighley
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (36)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hawkshead
4.6 mi away
Langdale Hotel and Spa
Langdale Hotel and Spa
#7 of 12 in Ambleside
1,342 reviews
4.3 mi away
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa
3.6 mi away
The Regent Hotel
The Regent Hotel
#2 of 12 in Ambleside
1,152 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.5 mi away
Waterhead Hotel
Waterhead Hotel
#1 of 12 in Ambleside
1,604 reviews
0.0 mi away
Queen's Head Hotel
Queen's Head Hotel
#5 of 23 in Hawkshead
445 reviews
0.0 mi away
Ivy Guest House
Ivy Guest House
#2 of 23 in Hawkshead
234 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the charming un-spoilt village of Hawkshead, our lovely 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Sun Inn will instantly charm you. It has a wealth of original features including open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and we pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home. You will be warmly welcomed and our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sun Inn

Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Price Range: $114 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Sun Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sun Hotel Hawkshead
Sun Inn Hawkshead, Lake District
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Sun Inn staff and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sun Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms on top floor have very limited headroom, so don't go for no. 7”
 of 5 bubbles 730LorraineR, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Great location in central village position”
 of 5 bubbles kepLiverpool, Feb 1, 2016 | Read review
“avoid attic unless you're really short.”
 of 5 bubbles O4666HMrichardb, Jan 3, 2016 | Read review
“The website pics of rooms are good but if tall, avoid room 8 that has a sloping roof.”
 of 5 bubbles Phil_Owen, Sep 7, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are different and are off a good standard, family rooms also available...”
 of 5 bubbles joannamje, Aug 16, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question