Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Marble Arch 281 yards (256 metres), Railway Station: London Marylebone 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.8 miles (6.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.9 miles (7.9 km). The Sumner Hotel London is located just on the northern side of Marble Arch and of central London itself. This section of Upper Berkeley Street is just a few yards from Edgware Road. This section of the W1 area is very popular with visitors from the middle east, many of whom have their own residences in this area and the adjoining Bayswater. While the area caters to all visitors there are a large number of restaurants and shops that are geared for the middle eastern tourist. Just 250 yards south of the hotel is Oxford Street which starts at Marble Arch and runs all the way down to Tottenham Court Road, a distance of some 1.5 miles. All along the road are a host of stories, boutiques, stalls, bars and restaurants giving it the highest densities of shops within Europe. One of the best places for souvenir hunters with many shops dedicated to such items. The main nightlife and theatreland is south of here and is found from Oxford Circus and onwards, a distance of just under a mile. The Sumner's location is handy if you are planning to access north London which can be said to start north of the Marylebone Road which is less than half a mile north of the hotel. One of the best things going for Marble Arch is its location adjacent to Hyde Park. A terrific place for all ages and where its easy to spend a whole day. Central to the park is the Serpentine Lake where you can hire rowing boats during good weather and the the Serpentine gallery. Just the other side of Marble Arch is the affluent and exclusive area of Mayfair. This is where you will find the highest densities of 5 star hotels in the world. In terms of public transport then this is no problem, Marble Arch is one of the main routes for through traffic in London and apart form the tube station is used a bus rout for a number of buses and on the adjacent Park Lane is the bus stops for most of the sightseeing buses. Other local places of interest include the site of the Odeon marble Arch (multiplex with cafes) (0.1 miles), Tyburn Hanging Tree (signified by a plaque in the pavement on the junction of Edgware Road and Marble Arch) (0.2 miles), Wallace Collection (0.4 miles), Wigmore Hall (0.5 miles) (Chamber classical music venue).
Hotel in Detail:The Sumner is an former 1820's Georgian residential terrace townhouse that retains many of its original features. At that time this location was a part of the countryside, now of course well within central London. An elegant and intimate style hotel that provides a traditional style of service in a modern environment.
Each bedroom is designer decorated and comes with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone with voicemail, hairdryer, flat screen television, free high speed internet access and fridge.
The bathrooms have Gilchrist and Soames toiletries supplied. An iron and ironing board are available on request.
Deluxe rooms are larger than standard, have high ceilings and have Italian Ligne Rosset furniture.
Queen rooms are smaller than King rooms. Queens face the rear while Kings face the front. An extra bed can be added to King rooms.
Please note that all rooms and public areas are no smoking. Each floor can be accessed via the lift.
Complimentary Buffet Breakfast and coffee served each morning in the basement breakfast room.
There is a sitting room/lounge within the hotel where guests can relax and enjoy a drink from the hotels bar. Retaining it period feel with a real fireplace and timber floor.
Hotel has both wired and wireless internet.
The front desk is open 24 hours and the hotel can assist with luggage storage facilities.
Fax and photocopies can be carried out at the premises and the Sumner Hotel provides laundry and concierge services.
Bedroom Numbers: 20 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 229th from 866 London hotels, and 86th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, with base rates beginning from £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (54 Upper Berkeley Street, W1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 12 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 11 three star hotels (average rating 74%), 4 two star hotels (average rating 69%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 4 star hotel is Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza Hotel at 96%. Top rated of the local hotels are The Arch Hotel (5 star), the Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair (5 star) and also The Beaumont London (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £175 per night. Rates range from £35 at Linden House Hotel (2 Star, 70%) and the highest rates top out at £739 at Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair (5 Star, 99%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £354, Four Star average: £149, Three Star average: £72, Two Star average: £55 and One Star average: £49.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Sumner Hotel 13th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 6th (joint) for the 22 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 26th of 49 (10th of 22 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 11th of 47 for sheer bang for buck (The Arch Hotel was top).
History:The original owners of the hotel had a hotel of the same name at 5 Sumner Place. The hotel was closed and this hotel was opened to replace it in 2006 complete with the management team from the former hotel.
2009/10: London B&B of the year
Small Hotel of the Year Gold (1st) 2008