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The Sumner Hotel
Ranked #140 of 1,087 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely small hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Very nice place, wonderful people, great breakfast!

Room Tip: We stayed in a small but lovely room, if you need more space, you should book a larger room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank mspims
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel several times since it opened on Upper Berkeley St. Even under new ownership it retains all the things that have made it a pleasure to visit for the past five years: clean and quiet, exceptional breakfast buffet, excellent staff and service and, of course, the central west-end location. Unfortunately prices keep edging up so The Sumner is no longer the value it once was. Maybe it’s time to look for a new Sumner…

Room Tip: Select a back room. They are small but quiet and are the best value rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Santenay1er
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Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

The hotel is located in the city centre. At walking distance you'll find the shopping centre. It's nice and clean but, as all central hotel in London, it's not cheap. The rooms are nice and clean, but pretty small, without any safeboy. Considering the price (GBP 210/ night for a double room), the breakfast is not exceptional and, according to my opinion, need improvement in quality and variety. Moreover, breakfast room is really hot! For this reason, the overall value for the hotel is "Average" only.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the second floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We wanted a central hotel as we were guests at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and the next day were going to the Chelsea Flower Show. The Sumner was an excellent choice. Although it is only a quick walk to Marble Arch and Oxford Street, it is in a very quiet residential street. The staff were extremely helpful and happy to bring a tray of tea/coffee with chocolate teacakes (included in the price of the room), when requested. The breakfast was very good indeed, with plenty of choice. The room was very nice, with a giant bed and an excellent shower in the ensuite. The price was good for Central London and well worth it. We would definitely go again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank chrisnickg7
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

The hotel is in a great location, close to Oxford Street and Marble Arch tube station. Its clean and simply decorated, nice room and super comfy bed. Very quiet too. The lobby/living room is certainly an oasis in the very hectic, crowded city. The staff was lovely and helpful, quite gracious and professional even before I arrived, as they corresponded with me promptly and effectively. They certainly didn't disappoint in any of their assistance. You also get good wireless access. Breakfast was delightful, differing slightly every morning, and served with a smile. 
Minor thing was the temperature; too hot!! Which was easily altered by changing the airco and opening a window. This is the only negative point about the hotel. 
I wholeheartedly recommend The Sumner and I will be soon coming back.
Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank horizon13
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed in Sumner once and liked it very much. You fell like in a luxury hotel but it's very small and private. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful and very english with all these beans and toasts and eggs. The room was very spacious. As it was our honeymoon we found a bottle of vine in our room one night, and it pleased us a lot.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Esch/Alzette
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

On my third stay in The Sumner me and my wife have once more had 3 relaxing and peaceful nights.The rooms in the Sumner are of reasonable size, have high ceilings and are well equipped ( there is even 1 european standard power outlet !).The wifi is really fast and there is a good choice of food for breakfast.The staff (especially at reception) are very helpful and friendly.There is no doubt we will return on our next stay in London.I recommend booking a room at the rear for the quietness and make sure you have a nice drink (and great food) at The Portman just at the corner.

Room Tip: I recommend booking a room at the rear for the guaranteed quietness even in the morning.If you get u...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Sumner Hotel
Address: 54 Upper Berkeley Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7QR, England
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Location: 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
#118 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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